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The Symbolism of the Churning of the Ocean

The Symbolism of the Churning of the Ocean

One of the most famous stories of Hinduism is that of the Great Churning of the Ocean by the Devas and Asuras (Gods and Demons) in the quest for the Nectar of Immortality. This tale has deeper dimensions, capturing insights into the nature of existence that the ancient Rishis (sages) discovered in deep meditation. All [...]

September 2, 2015 Rajesh Patel Archives, Hindu Wisdom 0

‘ We Are Spirits In The Monotheist World ’ : Part Two – Good Vs Evil

‘ We Are Spirits In The Monotheist World ’ : Part Two – Good Vs Evil

Good Vs Evil ? The Ramayana is said to be an epic that describes the triumph of good over evil, when Shri Rama defeats the rakshasa (demon) king Ravana and rescues his wife Sita from his clutches.But is the dichotomy between good and evil so accurate?Said to have been born with ten heads, Ravana was [...]

May 23, 2015 Ranbir Singh Analysis/Insights, Archives 1

The Six ancient idols stolen from Ramanathapuram temple

The Six ancient idols stolen from Ramanathapuram temple

MADURAI/CHENNAI: Six brass idols and a spear were stolen from the 1,000-year-old Adhi Ratneswarar temple at Tiruvadanai in Ramanathapuram district on Monday night.  The idols stolen — of Vinayaka, Murugan, Bhavani, Sita, Chandrasekar (Shiva) and Soolapidari (Kali) — were one foot and two feet tall and belonged to the Pandya period. The theft was noticed [...]

April 22, 2015 HHR Archives, Articles, India 0

The Elevating Spirit of Hindu Music

The Elevating Spirit of Hindu Music

Like the unique Vedanta philosophy, the ancient yet vibrant Sanskrit language, the all-encompassing system of Yoga, Indian music is yet another exercise of the Indian mind in its path of exploration into the mysteries of Nature and of Ultimate Truth. The word Bharata (India) – which is condensed out of the musical expression Bhava, Raga [...]

August 10, 2014 HHR Spirituality/Culture 0

From Varanasi, Modi will rejuvenate India

From Varanasi, Modi will rejuvenate India

As the long-drawn parliamentary election meanders to a close, it would be churlish to deny that Mr Narendra Modi gambled well in his choice of Varanasi as the wellspring of his plans for rejuvenating India, economically and civilisationally. It is equally evident that the people of Gujarat realise he will quit Vadodara in the event [...]

May 11, 2014 HHR India 0

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

Cannabis couple spared jail by British Judge because of ‘Hindu god’

Cannabis couple spared jail by British Judge because of ‘Hindu god’

HUSBAND and wife Katarzyna and Clive Dryden-Chouen have walked free from court after growing vast quantities of cannabis which they claimed they would burn as a spiritual offering to a Hindu god. The couple not only had numerous plants in various states of growth, but kilograms of harvested crop when police raided their Littledean home [...]

January 6, 2014 HHR News updates 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

900-yr-old Hindu temple that nearly started a war

900-yr-old Hindu temple that nearly started a war

The United Nation’s International Court of Justice ruled on Monday that Cambodia should have sovereignty over the disputed land around the 900-year-old Preah Vihear Temple bordering Thailand. The ICJ also ruled that Thailand should at once withdraw its troops from the area, BBC reported. “A 1962 verdict by the court declared the temple to be Cambodian, but did [...]

November 14, 2013 HHR Archives, Spirituality/Culture, Thailand/Vietnam/Laos 0

Video : ‘Police tortured me to give false information against H.H. Asaram Bapuji’ – aide Shiva

Video : ‘Police tortured me to give false information against H.H. Asaram Bapuji’ – aide Shiva

Zee News reported that ‘Rajasthan police have accessed a video clip from the caretaker of H.H. Asaram Bapuji, Shiva’s mobile featuring the controversial godman with a girl.’ (Ref : Zee News) Police, however, denied reports that it is in possession of any CD or video clippings given by H.H. Asaram Bapuji’s aide Shiva. “We have [...]

September 7, 2013 HHR India, News updates 0