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Kama Deva – The God of Divine Love

Kama Deva – The God of Divine Love

The Eros of the Greek, the Cupid of the Romans is known as Kama Deva in Hinduism. Kama Deva is represented as a handsome, winged young man who wields a bow and arrow..  His lethal weapon of love is a bow made of sugarcane with a string of honeybees and the arrows are adorned with [...]

July 19, 2013 HHR Hindu Wisdom, Understanding hinduism Comments Off on Kama Deva – The God of Divine Love

Narasimha Avatar

Narasimha Avatar

 During the Satya Yuga, Sage Kashyap and one of his wife Diti had two sons – Hiranyaksha and Hiranyakasipu. Hiranyaksha troubled the humans and the Devas alike. The humans and the Devas unable to take it any more prayed to Lord Vishnu to protect them. Lord Vishnu being the Preserver incarnated as a Boar to [...]

May 30, 2013 HHR Understanding hinduism Comments Off on Narasimha Avatar

Secrets of the Yugas or World-Ages

Secrets of the Yugas or World-Ages

Who knows now and who can declare the paths that lead to the God; only their lower habitations are visible, who dwell in regions of supreme mystery. Rig Veda III.54.5 According to the Vedic seers, life on Earth is under the rule of vast cosmic forces that originate from the stars. All that happens locally [...]

May 16, 2013 Vamadev Shastri Understanding hinduism Comments Off on Secrets of the Yugas or World-Ages

The Shiva Linga

The Shiva Linga

The sexual symbolism of Tantra, like the subject of sexuality in general, has always engaged the human mind. The modern mind seems to be obsessed with it as well. Many people into Tantra, as well as most of the scholars who write on it, seem unable to move beyond the physical suggestions of these symbols [...]

May 12, 2013 Vamadev Shastri Understanding hinduism Comments Off on The Shiva Linga

The Mechanics of Karma

The Mechanics of Karma

Karma as destiny and retribution The word karma has entered the vocabulary of all the modern languages and has become a household word, but often its meaning is trivialized and distorted due to cultural superimpositions and lack of proper information. It is generally used with the meaning of “destiny”, and sometimes “retribution” or punishment. In [...]

May 4, 2013 Mataji Parama Karuna Devi Understanding hinduism Comments Off on The Mechanics of Karma

The Divine Dance of Shiva

The Divine Dance of Shiva

Who is Shiva? And what is the meaning of the shivalinga, Shiva’s symbol or icon? Who is Parvati? Why do people go on pilgrimage to places like the Amaranath cave in Kashmir? What is the relationship between Shiva and Vishnu? What is the meaning of Shiva’s dance? In the Vedic way God, or Brahman, is [...]

April 14, 2013 HHR Understanding hinduism Comments Off on The Divine Dance of Shiva

Brahman is not ‘God’

Brahman is not ‘God’

Let us look at what Hinduism holds to be the Absolute. The ultimate goal and Absolute of Hinduism is termed “Brahman” in Sanskrit. The word comes from the Sanskrit verb root brh, meaning “to grow”. Etymologically, the term means “that which grows” (brhati) and “which causes to grow” (brhmayati). Brahman, as understood by the scriptures [...]

April 12, 2013 HHR Understanding hinduism Comments Off on Brahman is not ‘God’

Vasanta Navaratri : Nine Divine Spring Nights

Vasanta Navaratri : Nine Divine Spring Nights

Navratri (“nava” + “ratri”) literally means “nine nights”. This ritual is observed twice a year, in spring and in autumn. “Vasant Navratri” is nine days of fast and worship that Hindus undertake during spring every year. Vasant Navratri is also known as “Ram Navratri” because Ram Navami falls on the ninth day of Chaitra month. [...]

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Hinduism is a Religion and a way of Life – Poojya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda

Hinduism is a Religion and a way of Life – Poojya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda

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March 16, 2013 HHR HHR Videos, Understanding hinduism 2

Shivratri – The Great Night of Shiva

Shivratri – The Great Night of Shiva

Shivratri – The Great Night of Shiva   Shivratri is one of the most popular festivals in the Hindu world, celebrated with devotion and fervour by millions of Hindus each year. In the Hindu view, the Divine Being transcends all human conceptualisation, yet can be approached in many ways. The deities of Hinduism reflect realizations [...]

March 10, 2013 Rajesh Patel Understanding hinduism Comments Off on Shivratri – The Great Night of Shiva