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‘We Are Spirits In The Monotheist World’ : Part One

‘We Are Spirits In The Monotheist World’ :  Part One

The concept of monotheism is taken to mean belief in just one god, deity, the creator. This is contrasted with polytheism which belief in many gods, as well as atheism which is denial of such a supernatural being. But is it just so simple? Has this monotheist narrative now spilled over into what we would [...]

May 12, 2015 Ranbir Singh Analysis/Insights 2

Is Hinduism a Monotheistic Religion ?

Is Hinduism a Monotheistic Religion ?

There has been a considerable debate extending from recent centuries to current interfaith dialogues as to whether Hinduism is a monotheistic religion, and if so whether Hinduism can perhaps be included among the great monotheistic traditions of the world.  This question of Hinduism and monotheism reflects certain preconceptions that should be carefully examined. First is [...]

August 26, 2014 Vamadev Shastri Spirituality/Culture 0

When Monotheist Reformation turns into Deformation

When Monotheist Reformation turns into Deformation

With Iran being pressured over nuclear weapons, a chilling new video from the al-Qaida has asked Muslims in Kashmir to emulate “brothers” in war-torn Syria and Iraq and wage a violent jihad against India. It is fashionable among right-wing pundits to blame President Obama for the present victories by ISIS in Iraq. But then the [...]

June 21, 2014 Ranbir Singh Analysis/Insights, World Focus 0

The Arya Samaj Malware

The Arya Samaj Malware

This article has been generated assuming that majority of the readers are familiar with the background of Arya Samaj, how it got started, its initial association with Brahmo Samaj and the later break off, its founder (Dayananda Saraswati), etc. The focus of this article is more on the situation of the Arya Samaj today and [...]

February 26, 2014 HHR Analysis/Insights, Archives 0

Video : The Rise and Fall of the Arya Samaj

Video : The Rise and Fall of the Arya Samaj

The Arya Samaj had started as a reform movement founded by Swami Dayananda on 7 April 1875 in the name of defending Hinduism but over the years ithas turned against Hinduism itself by ridiculing Murthi (deity) Puja as idolatry and attacking the Puranas as porn. They also try to push Monotheism condemning the many Gods of [...]

December 23, 2013 HHR HHR Videos 1

Does Hinduism need Caste ?

Does Hinduism need Caste ?

It is commonly believed that caste, i.e. the division of society in endogamous groups, is an exclusively Hindu institution. Thus, after briefly describing the system of the four varnas, Ambedkar writes: “This is called by the Hindus the Varna Vyavasthâ. It is the very soul of Hinduism. Without Varna Vyavasthâ there is nothing else in [...]

July 22, 2013 Dr Koenraad Elst Analysis/Insights 0

Arya Samaj weddings legal only for followers: Kerala HC

Arya Samaj weddings legal only for followers: Kerala HC

KOCHI: The Kerala high court has ruled that the Arya Samaj cannot conduct marriages between people if they are not followers of the samaj and it will not be legally valid if it takes place. Arya Samaj mandirs are found in all Indian cities and towns and solemnize love, arranged, inter-religion and inter-caste marriages. The [...]

March 15, 2013 HHR India 0

Hindus Perform fire ritual to tend to Mother Earth

Hindus Perform fire ritual to tend to Mother Earth

Flames and aromatic fumes rose from a small pit as a family gathered around the Agnihotra, a sacrificial fire and special ceremony held Sunday at the Arya Samaj Greater Houston and Vedic Culture Center. The whole temple chanted traditional mantras, verses from the Veda, the four sacred and ancient books of Hinduism, specifically related to [...]

April 30, 2012 HHR News updates 0