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Hindus strive to end commercialization of their faith’s sacred images
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 22:36:00 GMTIn Hinduism, myriad deities and their representation through images, sounds (like the chanting of “om”) and expressive forms like dance or music are an attempt to capture the many facets of a supreme being whose existence is difficult to grasp ...
‘Hinduism From Its Beginning Was A Liberal Movement’: Kannada Author S.L. Bhyrappa
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 01:18:00 GMTSanteshivara Lingannaiah Bhyrappa is a stalwart of Kannada literature. He was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2016. He has been an important figure in Kannada literature since the 1960s. Uttara Kanda, the latest novel written by him ...
7 Interesting Facts about Reincarnation in Hinduism
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:38:00 GMTIf you look at tons of Bollywood movies (especially movies like Om Shanti Om), then you will realize that the concept of reincarnation is prevalent across India. It’s not just in India, however, there are tribes across the globe that accept rebirth as a ...
This is Hinduism.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 09:35:00 GMTMany Hindus, including some who see themselves as leaders and thinkers are stumped when asked to describe what they see as the essential features of Hinduism. This being the case, it is not surprising that young people should be confused— mistaking ...
Amazon.com removes Lord Ganesha skateboards after Hindus protest
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:12:00 GMTZed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, however, said that an official apology from Amazon.com and its President Jeffrey P. Bezos to the upset Hindu community was still due as this was not the first time for the company to offer such ...
Create more opportunities while continuing with quota: RSS
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:26:00 GMTBut its provision for people professing faiths other than Hinduism was not justified. “The ideal position is: give equal opportunities to all. Dalits and tribals were kept out of education and progress for a long time. Though reservation has provided ...
Hundreds of Muslim girls forced to convert to Hinduism in UP, India
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 01:33:00 GMTISLAMABAD: (APP) Hundreds of Muslim girls being forced into converting to Hinduism in Uttar Pradesh state a of India,media reports said. Known as the resting place of the Buddha, Khushingar in UP is reporting an alarming number of cases of Muslim girls ...
Geometric Symbol and Diagram for creation principle in Hinduism
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 01:12:00 GMTThere are particular symbols for male, female, creation etc in Hinduism. The symbol for creation principle in Hinduism depicts union. These geometric symbol and diagram explains the aspect of creation in Hindu religion and is of great importance in tantrism.
Remembering Quratulain Hyder
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:05:00 GMTWendy Doniger an American Indologist and famous scholar of Hinduism said that the Fundamentalism is as much a political as the religious phenomenon, and so is Hinduism. Hinduism did not wake up one morning and discover that it had metamorphosed into a ...
Why Are Party Symbols Like the Bicycle So Important in Indian Elections?
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:35:00 GMTPrime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party meanwhile has retained its original election symbol– the lotus flower, that epitomizes creativity and prosperity in Hinduism–since its formation in 1980. The bicycle has significant brand value ...
Articles on Hinduism
Making Peace With The Imperfections of Your Existence This essay reflects the wisdom of the Upanishads about idealism and realism, and treating the opposites and the dualities of life with sameness, as you pursue your ideals and values.
The Origin And Development Of Karma Doctrine In Hinduism The purpose of this essays is to explain you some of the earliest Vedic beliefs and concepts associated with the doctrine of karma and how they developed into our current knowledge of the law of karma in Hinduism.
Birth and Conception in Hinduism The Essays explains the process of birth and rebirth according to the Upanishads, and the role of mother, father and their sexual union in the conception of beings and rebirth of the souls.
The Twelve Manifestations of Brahman The Essay describes twelve most important and highest manifestations of Brahman, the highest God, and their significance in Hinduism
The Ten Manifestations Of Sattva Sattva is the purest among the triple gunas of Natute. This essay explains how sattva manifests in human behavior, thinking and attitud
The Ten Main Duties (dharmas) in Hinduism This essay graphically explains why duties are important in Hinduism, and the ten main duties or dharmas of a Hindu
Ten Distinguishing Features Of Hinduism Find the ten most distinguishing features of Hinduism such as Atman, Brahman, gods and goddesses, literature, karma, rebirth, and liberation
Yin and Yang, and the Hindu Connection This essay explains the possible historical origin and connection between the Yin and Yang principles of Chinese culture and the Linga and Yoni symbolism of Hinduism
The Mind and The Illusion of Reality The Vedanta perspective on the illusion of reality in our perceptions and how to cultivate the vision of a seer to see things clearly without the delusions and modifications of the mind
The Meaning And Significance Of Swastika In Hinduism Find out the different meanings of Swasti and Swastika (svastika) in Sanskrit and their importance in the ritual and spiritual practices of Hinduism
The Origin and Significance of the Epic Mahabharata This essay explains how the epic Mahabharata was composed, its historic significance, why it is considered greater than the Vedas, and why it is called the Mahabharata instead of Bharata
Letting your God live in You - The True Essence of the Hindu Way of Life The importance of internalizing your religious beliefs and spiritual values and letting God and religion live in you and through you is essence of the Hindu way of life
Maslow's Hierarchy Of Needs From The Perspective Of Hinduism A Cultural Path To Maslow's Hierarchy Of Needs and a comparative analysis of Maslow theory of motivation with the four aims of human life as prescribed in Hinduism
Significance of Happiness in Hinduism: About happiness as a way of life in Hinduism, with special reference to achieving physical, mental and spiritual happiness here and hereafter
The Origin and Character of Hindu Drama About the origin, construction, and history of Hindu Dramas in ancient India with special reference to famous Sanskrit plays, literary compositions, and playwrights such as Kalidasa, Bhavabhuti, and Vishakadatta
Why Hinduism is a Preferred Choice for Educated Hindus The author presents four important reasons why many educated Hindus are devout Hindus and why they prefer Hinduism
The Construction of Hinduism The construction of Hinduism in colonial times and how the false narratives effected our understanding of its beliefs and practices
Three Myths about Hinduism: Three important myths people entertain about Hindus and Hinduism, namely tolerance, vegetarianism, and non-violence.
Does the Bhagavadgita Teach Violence?: The essay examines whether the Bhagavadgita teaches violence. This is part of the Wisdom of the Bhagavadgita Series, presented by Jayaram V for Hinduwebsite.com
Significance of Death in Hinduism: About the ritual and spiritual significance of death in Hinduism, the hidden purpose of Vedic rituals and spiritual practices, and symbolism of death in the beliefs and practices of Hinduism
Who Am I? About the difficulties in establishing self-identity, the nature of your existential self, and how you may explore your consciousness to know certain vital aspects about yourself
Self-knowledge, Difficulties in Knowing Yourself The author explains Upanishadic perspective on the barriers to self-knowledge in the journey of self-discovery and how one can cultivate the seeing of the Seer.
Lessons from the Dance of Kali, the Mother Nature About symbolism of Mother Nature as Kali in Hinduism and what lessons we can learn from the creative and destructive functions of Nature
Hinduism and Diversity About the diverse nature of Hinduism which sets it apart from other world religions, and how diversity is reflected in the theory and practice of Hinduism
Love Jihad - War in the Name of Love About love jihad, and how radical Muslims are using the weapon of love to convert Hindu women
The Wisdom of the Bhagavadgita, Day 35: The Bhagavadgita on why discretion is important in life and how to cultivate it.
Creation in Hinduism As a Transformative Evolutionary Process: Find answers to the role of God and Nature in creation according to creation theories in Hinduism and whether Hinduism believes in evolution and intelligent creation.
Devotion and Meditation in Hinduism: Find out the unique aspects of meditation and devotion in the ritual and spiritual practices of Hinduism according to different schools of philosophy.
Siddhas: About the meaning, origin and history of the siddha tradition (siddha sampradayam) in Hinduism, and Buddhism
Appreciating Diversity in Daily Life: The essay is about the practical implications of the practice of the Jain theory known as Anekantavada or Syadavada in daily life.
Hinduism and Conversions: This essay deals with conversion of Hindus by Christian missionaries, attitude of Christianity and Vatican towards Hinduism and other religions, the methods used by missionaries in India to convert Hindus, and facts and politics about Christian missions
Objective Concentration Techniques This essay describes five powerful techniques to gain control over your mind and emotions and experience peace, insight, mastery, stability and creativity
Suppression of Thugs in British India This article explains how the thugs were suppressed by the British
Mahatma Gandhi on Swadeshi, Hinduism and Conversions Find out what Gandhi said about Swadeshi, its relevance to Hinduism and what he felt about religious conversions by Christian missionaries
The Early History of Madras (Chennai) The finding of the city of Madras (Chennai) in the 17th Century and life under the British Rule.
Slavery in British India The article presents a historical account of Slavery and the Slave Trade in India during the early British occupation and how the Mughals stopped it
How to Deal With Unpleasant Situations This essays explores strategies and approaches to deal with difficult and unpleasant situations.
Healing Your Consciousness - Advanced Self-healing Techniques In this essays, the author suggests an integrated approach to self-healing which will eventually lead to the liberation of the soul, peace and happiness.
How to Avoid Stereotyping People The mental habit of stereotyping people and how to avoid stereotype thinking and behavior in your dealings and decisions.
Suicide Help - How to cope with suicidal feelings? This essay examines the reasons why people commit suicide, its implications to society, how to cope with suicidal thoughts and how you may prevent suicide by helping people who suffer from suicidal thoughts.
The Interest of European Scientists in Indian Calendar and Chronology This essay by an eminent historian examines the influence of Indian chronology, Cosmology, astronomy, mathematics and other sciences upon the European scientists of 16th-19th centuries.
Advaita For Practical People What can you learn from Advaita, and how a practical person can understand and approach the subject
The Role of Archakas, Temple Priests, in Hinduism The roles, duties and responsibilities of temples priests, known traditionally as archakas, or yajakas, in Hinduism.
The Wisdom of the Bhagavadgita, Day 33 The Universe as an information system, and the purpose of consciousness. A look into the recent researches on consciousness.
Five Great Thoughts That Can Change Your Life Five great thoughts that can potentially transform your thinking and attitude and change your life and destiny
How to Manage Worldly Success This essays expalins how to manage worldly success and why you should pursue both spiritual and material goals simultaneously
Why is Life Such a Struggle? Why is life such a struggle? Why do you face problems and resistance when you want to achieve or change something? Understand the forces that shape your life and influence your thoughts and actions.
Are You a Secular Person? Should You Be? What is the true meaning of the word secular and the true definition of the word secularism? Find out.
Finding Happiness In The Simple Pleasures Of Life Five simple positive affirmations to increase your happiness from the simple pleasures of your daily life.
Simple Miracles of Yoga Experience the immediate and miraculous benefits of yoga practice with these simple meditation techniques.
How to Solve Problems With Spiritual Help? This essays explains how to seek spiritual help to solve complex problems that defy rational solutions.
Bollywood Seculars and their Hidden Agenda Why certain Bollywood people want to harp on Secularism during elections time? What is their hidden agenda?
Is Enlightenment the Right Word for Spiritual Liberation? Is the world enlightenment adequately describes the state of liberation? Find out?
Little Known Health Facts Find five not so well known facts about your physical and mental health
Hinduism and Judaism A comparative study of Hinduism and Judaism, persecution and discrimination of Hindus and Jews in history.
Symbolism of Snakes in Hinduism Snake symbolism is very complex in Hinduism. The Snake (naga) symbolizes many energies, deities and objects. This is a pictorial representation of Snake symbolism in Hinduism.
Please Come Back to Earth and Be Here Why pursuing ideals, ideologies and idealism is not good enough, why they do not solve our problems or improve our circumstances, and why we need a different approach.
Being alone and Feeling Lonely Loneliness is a major social problem. This article provides suggestion to deal with the problem.
How Should We Deal with Our Bad Memories? How do we manage our memory to remember the good things and forget the bad. Is it possible to eliminate bad memories and the suffering arising from them?
Ten Teachings of the Buddha From the Dhammapada Ten teachings of the Buddha taken from the Buddhist text the Dhammapada, with explanatory notes
Wendy Doniger - Lies and Distortions This page is dedicated to analyze the distortions and misinterpretations which Wendy Doniger of Chicago University used in her book the Hindus, an alternate history.
The True Meaning of Prakriti in Hinduism An examination of the true meaning of Nature, Prakriti, Maya and Illusion in Hinduism and why artifiicial intelligence may not be artificial but natural.
Thinking Outside the Box What thinking outside the box actually means and its implications in your life, thinking and behavior, with reference to karma, truth and your mental state
Navaratri - The Hindu Festival About the Hindu festival of Navaratri, Ramalila, or Vijayadasami, how it is celebrated in various parts of India and why for nine days.
How to Find Original Content For Your Blog or Website A few ideas about writing for blogs and websites and using original content rather than duplicate content, how you can do it creatively and find your own niche audience.
Hindu Society Cotemporary Problems An analysis of the problems faced by contemporary Hindu society in India and how they will influence the future of Hinduism.
Will Hinduism Take Over Christianity? An examination of the moral and ethical influence of major world religions upon the people of the world and whether Hinduism will ever overtake Christianity
Why Older Workers Find It Difficult to Get a Job? Reasons for long-term unemployment among older workers, and why joblessness is on the increase among seniors and older people above fifty
Why do battered women prefer to stay? This essays briefly examines the primary reasons why battered women in many cultures prefer to stay with their abusive husbands, or batterers rather than leave them
The Wisdom of the Bhgavadgita, Main Page The Wisdom of the Bhagavadgita is presented at Hinduwebsite.com on daily basis by Jayaram V, in which he explains the truths, concepts and philosophy hidden in the scripture
The Wisdom of the Upanishads, Main Page The Wisdom of the Upanishads is presented at Hinduwebsite.com on daily basis by Jayaram V. This section contain important concepts and secrets of the Upanishads.
Thus I Have Heard Once - Buddhism An explanation about the Buddhist tradition of using the expression, Thus I have once heard, in the Buddhist Sutras, such as Diamond Sutra, Heart Sutra, Lotus Sutra etc.
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