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Subhamoy Das

Updated Articles and Resources

By Subhamoy Das

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Karkidakka Vavu Created: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
      Karkidakka Vavu is a Hindu festival that usually falls on a moonless day of July - when all Hindu families of Kerala pay homage to their dead ancestors and relatives.
    • Role of Indian Army in Amarnath Yatra Created: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014
      The Indian Army plays a pivotal role in making the annual Amarnath Yatra possible for tens of thousands of pilgrims providing them safety, security, medical and humanitarian assistance.
    • Yoga & Ayurveda: Self-Healing and Self-Realization Created: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      Both Yoga and Ayurveda enjoy immense popularity across the globe. But both disciplines are also subject to considerable distortion. David Frawley’s book offers a valuable overview of the connecting points between Yoga and Ayurveda and shows how both disciplines are relevant to contemporary spiritual practice through logical understanding and practical pointers.
    • The Guru Purnima Created: Sunday, June 27, 2004 Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014
      The full moon day in the Hindu month of Ashad (July-August) is observed as Guru Purnima, a day sacred to the memory of the ancient sage Vyasa, who edited the four Vedas, wrote the 18 Puranas, the Mahabharata and the Srimad Bhagavata. Find out how to celebrate the day and more...
    • Maharshi Veda Vyasa Created: Tuesday, July 08, 2014 Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014
      Vyasa is perhaps the greatest sage in the history of Hindu religion. He edited the four Vedas, wrote the 18 Puranas, the epic Mahabharata and the Srimad Bhagavata. Read about the life and works of Maharshi Vyasa.
    • Hindus Protest Against Swimsuit Displaying Goddess Lakshmi Created: Sunday, May 08, 2011 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      Hindus are upset at the depiction of the image of the Hindu Goddess Lakshmi on swimwear displayed at recently concluded Rosemount Australian Fashion Week
    • Top 10 Diwali Gift Ideas Created: Monday, October 05, 2009 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      Diwali is the most important festival for the Hindus. Don’t miss this last-minute Guide to Good Gifting for Diwali! You have various options to choose - from Lakshmi & Ganesha statues to ...
    • Jayadeva Goswami Created: Monday, April 05, 2010 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      Jayadeva Goswami, the composer of the immortal Sanskrit devotional song 'Gita Govinda,' which depicts the love story of Lord Krishna and his sweetheart Radha, is one of the most celebrated Vaishnav...
    • The Peacock and the Tortoise Created: Sunday, June 14, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      'The Peacock and the Tortoise' is an enchanting tale from ancient India. Once upon a time a peacock and a tortoise became great friends. One unfortunate day, a bird-catcher who was on the prowl cau...
    • Ancient Kedarnath Temple Survives Himalayan ‘Tsunami’ Created: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      The Kedarnath valley was the epicenter of the 2013 Himalayan 'tsunami.' Heavy monsoon rains and the resulting landslides washed away most modern constructions in its wake but the 1200 year old Keda...
    • The Five Parenting Guidelines – Hinduism Basics for Children Created: Monday, July 13, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Five Parenting Guidelines or “Pancha Kutumba Sadhana” describe the principles that guide fathers and mothers in setting strong religious examples that teach them to follow the path of d...
    • Sri Aurobindo (1872 - 1950) Created: Friday, August 10, 2007 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Sri Aurobindo, the great Hindu scholar and visionary showed us how to attain an inner self-development and an elevated consciousness through his life and works." itemprop="r="$zTP='t3'" --> itempro...
    • The Ghats of Varanasi Created: Wednesday, May 27, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Varanasi, one of world's oldest living cities, is known for its 'Ghats' that dot the nearly 7 km arc line of the Ganges riverfront between the confluence of the River Asi in the south and the Varun...
    • Immortal Love Legends Created: Monday, February 09, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      The amazing variety of mythical love stories that abounds Sanskrit literature is undoubtedly one of the richest treasure hoards of exciting love tales." itemprop="descriptit3'" --> itemprop="descri...
    • The Origin of Hindu Drama Created: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      How did Sankrit plays originate in ancient India? Learn about the character, construct, and performance of the Hindu drama in this knowledgeable article from 'Tales from the Hindu Dramatists' (1911) by R. N. Dutta.
    • The Ten Niyamas - Observances or Practices in Hinduism Created: Sunday, September 13, 2009 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      What does living virtuously mean to Hindus? It is following the natural and essential guidelines of dharma and the ten 'yamas' and 'niyamas' – ancient scriptural injunctions for all aspects o...
    • When Ganga was Born Created: Monday, May 28, 2012 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      The amazing mythological story of the how King Bhagiratha of Ayodha persuaded Goddess Ganga to descend on earth, wash away the sins of millions, and sanctified the ancestors of the dynasty of the S...
    • Teej: Fasting Festival for Women Created: Monday, July 16, 2012 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      The Hindu festival of Teej is a three-day festival that occurs during the Indian monsoon season, and is marked by fasting of women who pray to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati seeking their blessings...
    • The Science of Consciousness Created: Monday, July 26, 2010 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      An Indian scientist has formulated some path-breaking theories based on the ancient Vedic Sciences that give us a powerful insight into the gray regions of the human consciousness. Discover what li...
    • 'Aartis' or Hymns for Hindu Gods & Goddesses Created: Saturday, March 07, 2009 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Lyrics and streaming audio or MP3 downloads of top 10 Hindu hymns or 'aartis' - musical prayers dedicated to various gods and goddesses
    • What is Tantra Yoga? Created: Monday, November 26, 2012 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Tantra Yoga tradition was fathered by Lord Sadashiva, the original expounder of Tantra, the indigenous mystical tradition of Eastern India. Tantric master Sri Aghorinathji writes..."
    • Hindu Deities & Rituals for Seven Days of the Week Created: Saturday, March 21, 2009 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      Each of the seven days in a week has a special significance in Hinduism. About the seven days, the respective planet & deities associated with the particular days, relevant tales and legends, a...
    • A Brief Introduction to the Bhagavad Gita Created: Thursday, November 28, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      The Bhagavad Gita is the most important and influential of all Hindu scriptures. Here's a brief introduction to the Gita from Lars Martin Fosse's translation of the book. This provides a summary of the plot of Gita and sets a context to the teachings of the holy book.
    • Maa Shashthi: The Folk Goddess of Woman Power Created: Tuesday, June 03, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Maa Shashthi is a lesser known Hindu Goddess. She is considered an avatar of Goddess Durga and held in high esteem by the women folk of Bengal. Read about the 6 major festivals related to this Goddess, including Jamai Shasthi - a day dedicated to the son-in-law.
    • Sri Aurobindo: Top 10 Quotations Created: Tuesday, August 14, 2012 Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014
      Sri Aurobindo was a prominent Hindu guru, who left behind a substantial body of enlightening literature. Here is a selection of quotations from Sri Aurobindo's teachings." !--#if expr="$zTP='t3'" -...
    • In Search of the Supreme Being Created: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014
      Does God exist? What is the nature of this Supreme Being? Can you describe Him? In what ways can you achieve a union with God? Swami Atma, a French Yogi talks about the Advaita Vedanta, and the ide...
    • The Origin of the Panchatantra Tales Created: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
      The Panchatantra is one of India’s most important contributions to world literature and consists of five books of fables attributed to the ancient Indian scholar Vishnu Sharma. But what went behind the genesis of these stories. Here's the story behind the stories...
    • Bindi: The Great Indian Forehead Art Created: Monday, November 24, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
      Bindi is arguably the most visually fascinating of all forms of body decoration. Hindus attach great importance to this ornamental dot on the forehead between the two eyebrows. Here's all you neede...
    • Tirukkural: The Book of Wisdom Created: Monday, December 29, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
      This great classic of the Tamil language by poet-saint Tiru Valluvar was written about 2,000 years ago, offering observations about virtue, wealth and love." itemprop="desczTP='t3'" --> itemprop="d...
    • Uses & Abuses of Tantra Created: Sunday, July 12, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
      Tantra practitioners or Tantriks are known for their supernatural powers derived from their knowledge of Tantra and its devotional practice. These powers may be used for good or for bad purposes. T...
    • The Story of Hare Krishna Mantra Created: Monday, October 26, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
      Read the a history of Krishna Consciousness or the 'Hare Krishna Movement' made famous by Swami Prabhupada's International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON)." itemif expr="$zTP='t3'" --> i...
    • Mehendi or Henna Dye: Green, Cool & Beautiful Created: Thursday, November 13, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
      Henna tattoos are considered among the most auspicious 'ornaments' of a married Hindu woman. A look at the history, significance and how this beautiful reddish dye has become synonymous with Hindu ...

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