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Renunciation and my beloved DVD collection

Renunciation and my beloved DVD collection

Though born a Hindu, I didn’t really start learning about my religion until I was in my university years. And whenever one wants to learn about Hinduism, the natural first stop tends to be listening to what the swamis and gurus have to say; and they always seems to stress that one ought to practice [...]

September 26, 2012 Rudra Spirituality/Culture 0

Hindu Rituals & Philosophy: What’s the Confusion?

Hindu Rituals & Philosophy: What’s the Confusion?

My mom normally does the daily puja in the house. And when she can’t my sister does it. But last weekend my parents were away and my sister couldn’t do the puja for some reason either, so I said that I’d do it. Well to be honest, she could but I wanted to do the [...]

September 23, 2012 Rudra Spirituality/Culture 0

The Swastika Story: How an ancient sacred symbol became adopted by the Nazis

The Swastika Story: How an ancient sacred symbol became adopted by the Nazis

It was nearing Diwali and my family had started decorating our home here in london a few days ahead of date. My grandparents are strictly against using artificial light bulbs and decorations when it comes to adorning the house for spiritual purposes and prefer traditional “diyas” and “rangolis” instead. So we carefully lit the entire [...]

June 22, 2012 Rudra History 3

Leaving India to Finally Rediscover Hinduism In London

Leaving India to Finally Rediscover Hinduism In London

The family Deity of the maternal side of my family is Ma Mangalchandi and my paternal side is devoted of Lord Narasingha. My parents’ common names were Nimu (one of the names of Lord Shiva) and Shankari, (one of the names for Goddess Parvati). Some of the ritualistic elements in my family have a Buddhist [...]

September 17, 2006 Rudra Analysis/Insights 0