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Rajesh Patel

Bringing up Hindu kids in the West – thinking about transmission of Culture, Ideas & Experiences

Bringing up Hindu kids in the West – thinking about transmission of Culture, Ideas & Experiences

At a recent discussion group, attended by UK born Hindus in our 30s, some of whom have young children, a recurring theme was the way in which we would like our children to relate to their Indian cultural and religious heritage. We inevitably drew on, recounted and considered our own experiences and exposures to Indian [...]

March 6, 2015 Rajesh Patel Spirituality/Culture 0

The “All Religions are Equal” Syndrome Amongst Hindus

The “All Religions are Equal” Syndrome Amongst Hindus

As per my typical “modern-Hindu” upbringing – I was taught to see all other religions in the best possible light, on par with my own. “All religions are a path to the same God” was an often repeated phrase when talking about religion. I remember a member of my family speaking in praise of Prophet [...]

July 15, 2014 Rajesh Patel Analysis/Insights 0

The Challenge of Life If Hanuman Dies

The Challenge of Life If Hanuman Dies

At one point in the Ramayana, Indrajit (Ravana's eldest son) launched a massive attack against a section of Rama's army, causing massive slaughter. When Jambhavan (the commander) arrived at the scene to survey the damage, the first thing he said was, "Is Hanuman alive?" [...]

May 18, 2012 Rajesh Patel Hindu Wisdom, Spirituality/Culture 2

Hinduism on the London Underground

Hinduism on the London Underground

Standing on a packed train on the way home from university, I was feeling terrible. It had been a hard week, I was annoyed with several colleagues, the train had been delayed and everybody nearby seemed to be coughing and sneezing on me! In the rush to get onto the train people were barging each [...]

May 2, 2012 Rajesh Patel Spirituality/Culture 0

Decoding Lord Shiva

Decoding Lord Shiva

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. This definitely holds true with the images of Hindu deities. Taking the image of Lord Shiva, this article investigates some aspects of Shiva’s image…the crescent moon near his head, the river Ganga flowing from his hair and the dark blue neck. What can we learn from [...]

January 29, 2012 Rajesh Patel Understanding hinduism 0