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Bhramari Devi : The Hindu Bee Goddess

Bhramari Devi : The Hindu Bee Goddess

The God Indra was the namesake of ancient India and the deity who separated heaven and earth, and is said to have received honey as his first food. Similarly, the Indian Bee goddess Bhramari Devi derives her name from the word Bramari, meaning ‘Bees’ in Hindi. It is said that Bhramari Devi resides inside [...]

October 3, 2016 HHR Archives, Shakti Unveiled : The Dawn of the Goddess, Understanding hinduism 0

Vasanta Navaratri and The Divine Mother Goddess

Vasanta Navaratri and The Divine Mother Goddess

Composed by Siva Sankaran Download the full Devi Purana Before I begin with this article, I would like to wish all those of you believe in the power of the divine mother goddess who is known to Hindus by many names including Durga, Bhadrakali, Amba or Jagdamabika, Anapoorna Devi, etc, a very happy Vasanta Navaratri. [...]

March 29, 2014 HHR Shakti Unveiled : The Dawn of the Goddess, Understanding hinduism 0

You Hindu ‘Idol’ Worshipper !!

You Hindu ‘Idol’ Worshipper !!

”Why do you worship an idol?” is a question frequently encountered by some Hindu’s.  Another common question is, “Why do you worship a rock?”  This is an excellent opportunity for a Hindu, or follower of Sanatana Dharma, to educate their momentary student of spirituality or religion.  Followers of Sanatana Dharma (Hinduism) do not worship idols, [...]

January 13, 2014 HHR Understanding hinduism 1

Devas Are Not ‘Demi Gods’ : So Get Over It !

Devas Are Not ‘Demi Gods’ : So Get Over It !

Perhaps one of the most demeaning words, offensively carrying the heavy abrahamic bias, is the term DEMIGOD, that stabs directly at the core of the Divinity concept in Hinduism, creating a sense of inferiority and incompleteness in the Vedic vision as compared to the perceived greatness and supremacy of the “monotheistic” God. We would better [...]

January 6, 2014 Mataji Parama Karuna Devi Understanding hinduism 0

Seeing Hinduism with Clarity

Seeing Hinduism with Clarity

In these last decades, the world has been changing. The phenomenon called “Hindu Awakening” has created a growing favorable interest towards Hinduism not only in India, but at global level. Simultaneously, we have seen that in Western countries there has been a considerable development of the neo-pagan movements and the resurgence of ancient native religions [...]

January 5, 2014 Mataji Parama Karuna Devi Understanding hinduism 0

The Five Faces of Shiva

The Five Faces of Shiva

Yogeshwar/Shiva,  the lord of yogis, is commonly known throughout the world, but the five faced Shiva and associated teachings remains somewhat amystery to students of spirituality.  While the teachings regarding the five faces are somewhat expansive, there is a great deal one can learn from the five faces as they contain numerous lessons and fulfill [...]

December 8, 2013 HHR Understanding hinduism 1

When Were the Vedas Written ?

When Were the Vedas Written ?

The question “when were the vedas written” has to be understood on multiple levels. Let us first understand in a general way without going into too many details. What consists of the Vedas? The various mantras, which are śabda. Śabda literally means ‘sound’, but we have to differentiate it from different types of sounds. If [...]

December 6, 2013 HHR Understanding hinduism 0

Goddess Durga : The Ultimate Power of Femininity

Goddess Durga : The Ultimate Power of Femininity

Goddess Durga is the mother of the universe and believed to be the power behind the work of creation, preservation, and destruction of the world. Since time immemorial she has been worshipped as the supreme power of the Supreme Being and has been mentioned in many scriptures - Yajur Veda, Vajasaneyi Samhita and Taittareya Brahman. [...]

September 6, 2013 HHR Shakti Unveiled : The Dawn of the Goddess, Understanding hinduism 0

Satyabhama : Krishna’s Warrior Wife

Satyabhama : Krishna’s Warrior Wife

Satyabhama is the only child of the Yadava chief Satrajit. Even though at the time it was more common to raise boys in martial arts and athletic pursuits the Bhagavatam Puranas teach an important lesson in equality with the introduction of Satyabhama in Krishna’s past times. Satyabhama was haughty and high-spirited and had very little [...]

August 29, 2013 HHR Understanding hinduism 0

Embracing Polytheist Hinduism

Embracing Polytheist Hinduism

The difference of outlook between polytheism and monotheism boils down to being open and being closed. Because religions have a hold on people’s imaginations and their sense of right and wrong, religious outlooks define societies. Modern Hindus, instead of being apologetic about the polytheism inherent in their tradition, should seek to embrace it Since religiosity [...]

August 2, 2013 HHR Understanding hinduism 0