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Subhamoy Das

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    • The 12 Manifestations of Shiva Created: Monday, February 24, 2014 Updated: Monday, August 25, 2014
      Hindu mythology mentions 64 manifestations of Lord Shiva. Read about 12 of the most fascinating form of Shiva - the God of Destruction.
    • Characters of the Mahabharata: Glossary of Names (P to Y) Created: Monday, August 18, 2014 Updated: Monday, August 25, 2014
      The Mahabharata is the world's longest epic and one of Hinduism's most popular and important scriptures. Here is a glossary of names from among the numerous characters found in the various stories ...
    • Characters of the Mahabharata: Glossary of Names (I to N) Created: Monday, August 18, 2014 Updated: Sunday, August 24, 2014
      The Mahabharata is the world's longest epic and one of Hinduism's most popular and important scriptures. Here is a glossary of names from among the numerous characters found in the various stories ...
    • Characters of the Mahabharata: Glossary of Names (A to H) Created: Monday, August 18, 2014 Updated: Sunday, August 24, 2014
      The Mahabharata is the world's longest epic and one of Hinduism's most popular and important scriptures. Here is a glossary of names from among the numerous characters found in the various stories ...
    • Om: Symbol of the Absolute Created: Sunday, June 03, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014
      Om or Aum is of paramount importance in Hinduism. This symbol, which represents both the unmanifest and manifest aspects of God, encompasses all potentialities and possibilities. Find out how Om ca...
    • Ganesha Hymn (Aarti) Created: Sunday, September 04, 2005 Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014
      Read the lyrics of the popular Ganesha Hymn (Hindi Aarti) “Jai Ganesh, Jai Ganesh, Jai Ganesh Deva”, and its English translation. You can also listen to the above hymn sung by Hariharan on your Real Audio player.
    • In Praise of India Created: Sunday, August 16, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014
      Here's what scholars, historians and authors have to say about India and Hinduism. Quoting top 30 quotations from Will Durant, Mark Twain, Albert Einstein, Max Mueller, Romain Rolland, et al.
    • Indian National Anthem and National Song Created: Monday, August 08, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014
      Here are the full text and English version of India's National Anthem and National Song. Also includes are the links to download the official MP3 versions and instructions of playing the anthem and the song.
    • Karkidakka Vavu Created: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, August 06, 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.
    • When is Durga Puja & Dusshera 2014? Created: Tuesday, July 26, 2011 Updated: Saturday, August 02, 2014
      What are the dates of Navaratri, Dusshera, Durga Puja and Vijayadashami in 2013?
    • When Is Vinayak or Ganesh Chaturthi 2014? Created: Sunday, July 19, 2009 Updated: Saturday, August 02, 2014
      Ganesh Chaturthi aka Vinayak Chaturthi is one of the biggest festivals in the Hindu Calendar dedicated to Lord Ganesha. What is the date for Ganesh Chaturthi 2014?
    • When is Diwali 2014? Created: Saturday, June 27, 2009 Updated: Saturday, August 02, 2014
      Deepavali or Diwali - the Festival of Lights is the biggest festival in the Hindu Calendar. What is the date for Diwali 2014?
    • When is Krishna Janmashtami 2014? Created: Saturday, May 25, 2013 Updated: Saturday, August 02, 2014
      Janmasthami is the birthday of Hinduism's favorite God - Lord Krishna and is a popular religious festival for Hindus. What is the date for Janmasthami 2014?
    • When Is Rakhi or Raksha Bandhan 2014? Created: Sunday, July 19, 2009 Updated: Saturday, August 02, 2014
      Rakhi or Raksha Bandhan is an auspicious occasion for the Hindus, widely celebrated as a festival across India and around the world. What is the date for Raksha Bandhan?
    • 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...

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