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Sant Gyaneshwar Jayanti 2017 – June 1

Sant Gyaneshwar Jayanti 2017 - June 1

Saint Gyaneshwar Jayanti is celebrated in honour of the legendary North Indian saint Gyaneshwar who is best known for his intellectual qualities. Regarded as one of the best social reformers that India has ever produced, Gyaneshwar was highly influential in giving knowledge to people so that they could understand the difference between the good and bad. According to the historical …

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Hindu Gods & Goddesses Images, Stock Photos

Hindu Gods & Goddesses Images, Stock Photos

Hindu Gods & Goddesses Images, Stock Photos: It is believed that there are 330 million gods & goddesses in the Hindu Dharma. There are as many Hindu gods as there are devotees to suit the feelings, moods and social background of the devotee. However, it is not really the sign of ignorance. The ultimate reality is one, the almighty. The omnipresent …

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Buddha Purnima Legends: Buddhist Culture & Traditions

Buddha Purnima Legends: Buddhist Culture & Traditions

The three most significant events in the life of Great Buddha occurred on the same day. His birth, enlightenment and death (nirvana), all happened on a full moon night in April/May. This makes the day – called Buddha Purnima or Buddha Jayanti – all the more sacred for Buddhists. The Buddha was born Siddhartha Gautama in 544 BC, to King …

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Buddhism Quiz: GK Questions on Buddhism

Buddhism Quiz

Buddhism Quiz: Buddhism is a religion to about 300 million people around the world. The word comes from ‘budhi’, ‘to awaken’. It has its origins about 2,500 years ago when Siddhartha Gotama, known as the Buddha, was himself awakened (enlightened) at the age of 35.

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Basic Buddhism Quiz: MCQ on Buddha Dharma

Basic Buddhism Quiz

Basic Buddhism Quiz:Buddhism is a tradition that focuses on personal spiritual development. Buddhists strive for a deep insight into the true nature of life and do not worship gods or deities. From Hegel to Nietzsche to Alan Watts, the West has always presumed to know what Buddhism is all about. See if you can distinguish the truth from the falsehood.

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Lord Mahavira: Jain Culture & Traditions

Lord Mahavira: Jain Culture & Traditions

Mahavira is regarded as the man who gave Jainism its present-day form; although this is true only in the widest sense. He is sometimes wrongly called “the founder of Jainism“. Mahavira is only this world’s most recent tirthankara (and will be the last one in this age). It may be more useful to think of him as a reformer and …

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Bhai Dooj – Hindu Festival

Bhai Dooj

Diwali, the vibrant festival of lights, brings with it a chance to revive relationships. The fifth day of the five-day festival is especially dedicated to honor the unique bond between brother and sister. Known as Bhai Dooj or Bhaiya Dooj, it falls on the second day after Diwali, that is, on ‘Shukla Paksha Dwitiya’ in the Hindi month of ‘Kartik’. Thus, Bhayya Dooj is the …

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Atal Bihari Vajpayee Inspirational Desh Bhakti Poem मेरा परिचय

Atal Bihari Vajpayee Inspirational Desh Bhakti Poem मेरा परिचय

हिन्दू तन–मन, हिन्दू जीवन, रग–रग हिन्दू मेरा परिचय! मै शंकर का वह क्रोधानल कर सकता जगती क्षार–क्षार। डमरू की वह प्रलय–ध्वनि हूँ, जिसमे नचता भीषण संहार। रणचंडी की अतृप्त प्यास, मै दुर्गा का उन्मत्त हास। मै यम की प्रलयंकर पुकार, जलते मरघट का धुँआधार। फिर अंतरतम की ज्वाला से जगती मे आग लगा दूँ मैं। यदि धधक उठे जल, थल, अंबर, …

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E.D. Viswanathan Book Review: Amazing Secrets of the Bhagavad Gita

E.D. Viswanathan Book Review: Amazing Secrets of the Bhagavad Gita

Publisher: Rupa Pages: 297 Price: Rs 295 When E.D. Viswanathan published his “Am I a Hindu?” – which took the form of a lively discussion between a 14-year-old American born Indian and his father, covering all aspects of Hinduism — it proved an instant hit. The author follows the same style to explain, lucidly, what the Bhagavad Gita is all about. …

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Pakistan Weird News: Hindus protest sale of Om-inscribed shoes

Pakistan Weird News: Hindus protest sale of Om-inscribed shoes

While world was celebrating “International Yoga Day” – Hindus in Pakistan’s Sindh province are protesting the sale of shoes inscribed with sacred religious symbol ‘Om’ and described the actions of shopkeepers selling them as “unfortunate” and “blasphemous”. The patron-in-chief of the Pakistan Hindu Council (PHC), Ramesh Kumar Vankwani, said that they have lodged protests with the Sindh government and local …

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