Hinduism

  • Why Hindus Around The World Honor Lord Shiva On Maha Shivaratri

    Why Hindus Around The World Honor Lord Shiva On Maha Shivaratri

    Maha Shivaratri (also Shivratri) is celebrated on the evening of March 7, by Hindus all over the world. This festival glorifies the Hindu god Shiva, believed to be the lord of cosmic destruction and dance. The festival is celebrated on the 14th night of the new moon during the Hindu lunar month of Phalguna.

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  • Siblings festival bonds Indians across religions

    Siblings festival bonds Indians across religions

    Red, green, blue, yellow … Monil Bhardwaj showed off the decorated threads she had just bought in every color. It wasn’t enough, though, and so she busied herself in picking out more strings as she prepared for the festival of siblings, Rakshabandhan.

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  • The Holy Trinity in Hinduism

    The Holy Trinity in Hinduism

    We believe the world is about to end, like we did a decade ago, and the decade before that and the several infinite decades before that. Just in case the proclamation does turn true this time, I would like us to at least be aware of the relevance that ...

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  • Essential Wisdom for our Existential Crisis: Mahabharata, The Eternal Quest

    Essential Wisdom for our Existential Crisis: Mahabharata, The Eternal Quest

    Hopelessness is often the first reaction when we consider our mounting existential crisis. We feel it in our gut, in our mind, in our soul, whenever we consider the plight of our ecology, our economy, our consciousness, our relationships, our hope, our children, our future...

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  • Vatican sends message to Hindus for Deepavali

    Vatican sends message to Hindus for Deepavali

    The Vatican has sent a message to Hindus as the celebrate the Feast of Deepavali. In the Message, Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran writes "Regardless of our ethnic, cultural, religious and ideological differences, all of us belong to the onehuman family." The full text is below:...

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  • Cardinal Tauran meets leaders of London's Hindu community

    Cardinal Tauran meets leaders of London's Hindu community

    'Compassion as a vital contribution to peace' was the theme of a meeting on Thursday between the head of the Vatican’s Council for Interreligious Dialogue, Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, and leaders of the UK’s Hindu community at a North London temple or Mandir.

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  • What Are the Basic Tenets of the Hindu & Buddhist Faiths?

    What Are the Basic Tenets of the Hindu & Buddhist Faiths?

    Though the basic texts of Hinduism, the Vedas, appeared thousands of years before the Buddha was born, both Hinduism and Buddhism have similar religious ancestry. In the time before either religion developed in India, the primary religious affiliation was Brahmanism, from which both...

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  • A Diwali Meditation on Free Speech

    A Diwali Meditation on Free Speech

    Do we not have an obligation to speak the truth regardless of consequences or any other criteria? Leaving aside the challenges and complexities of determining what is truth, especially when it...

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  • What is Diwali (Deepavali)? - Celebrating Diwali 2012

    What is Diwali (Deepavali)? - Celebrating Diwali 2012

    Hope you enjoyed Diwali 2012. It's already been 5 days ago. The event of the year for people in India and the Indian communities around the world!

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  • Krishna Janmashtami celebration

    Krishna Janmashtami celebration

    Shravan vad 8 celebrates the birth of Lord Shri Krishna, one of the most venerated incarnations in the Hindu Dharma. Five thousand years ago, he incarnated, at the end of the third cosmic phase, 'Dwapar Yuga' and the beginning of the present, 'Kali Yuga'.

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  • Hindu temple cancels animal sacrifice

    Hindu temple cancels animal sacrifice

    A Hindu temple has agreed to cancel, for this year, its ritual slaughter of animals after a series of protests by Buddhist monks and activists. Hindu devotees were to sacrifice around 300 goats and nearly 1000 chickens at the popular Sri Badrakali Amman Kovil temple in Munneswar, north of Colombo, on Saturday (1 Sept 2012).

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  • Pilgrimage in Hinduism

    Pilgrimage in Hinduism

    The estimated 80 million people visiting the 2001 Kumbha -mela at Prayag (Allahabad) made it the world's biggest-ever public event. It demonstrated the continuing importance of pilgrimage for the Hindu people. Not all holy sites, however, lie within India. Many Hindus have emigrated and have established their own sacred places, wherever they live.

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  • Vedanta and Buddhism - A Comparative Study

    Vedanta and Buddhism - A Comparative Study

    The present treatise by Prof. Dr. H.V. Glasenapp has been selected for reprint particularly in view of the excellent elucidation of the Anatta Doctrine which it contains...The present selection from that original is based on the abridged translations published in "The Buddhist," Vol.XXI, No. 12 (Colombo 1951).

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  • An overview of Hinduism

    An overview of Hinduism

    Hinduism differs from Christianity and other monotheistic religions in that it does not have: a single founder, a specific theological system, a single concept of deity, a single holy text, a single system of morality,

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