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  • Somnath Temple – The first Jyotirlinga temple of Lord Shiva

    Somnath temple is a proof that the power of reconstruction shall always be greater than the power of destruction. Located in Gir Somnath district of Gujarat, India, Somnath temple is the first of the 12 jyotirlingas. The temple has undergone many reconstructions as it got destroyed several times, the one that is standing today was […]

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    19 Famous Saints of Shaivism You Should Know

    An ancient sect of Hindu dharma that goes back to at least 3000 years, Shaivism took its shape mainly in the southern India though it had found its adherents in the early Vedic works of Svetavatara Upanishad. There were great devotees who took Shaivism with devotion and meritorious religious compositions. They were the ones who […]

  • The Significance of Nandi (the bull) in Lord Shiva Temples

    Lord Shiva rides on Nandi, the bull. It means that Nandi is the vehicle of Lord Shiva. According to Hindu dharma, Nandi is considered to hold truth and righteousness. The Background of Vahanas in Hindu dharma In Hindu dharma, every Hindu god has his/her own Vahana, which is the Sanskrit root for the word “Wagon”. […]

  • The physical and spiritual concept of Soulmates in Hindu Dharma

    How many times have we heard people in books and movies and even real life go on about that one true connection with their “Soulmates”? The possibility of finding someone who shares the same outlook on life and living seems surreal. While some might agree on what to eat for dinner but struggle to understand […]

  • Lighting Diya and other oil lamp creates its own positive field of Energy

    Light is a very important aspect for our senses. It is the instrument for our vision. If our visions were like that of the owl, the light wouldn’t have been that valuable to us. We have electricity today, from which, we have been able to light our homes with electric bulbs and tubes. Yet, an […]

  • Good things in Hindu Dharma that Islam and Christianity lack

    Every world religion has its great philosophies and ways of the world associated with it. Both Christianity and Islam have it in abundance too. But there are certain things in Hindu dharma that fulfill the gap Islam and Christianity have, given that people get over the stereotypical mindset of the caste system and idol worship […]

  • The Noah’s Ark story is similar to the Story in Matsya Purana of Lord Vishnu

    Translated as ‘fish’ from Sanskrit, Matsya is the first avatar of Lord Vishnu. The representation is that of a four-armed figure with the upper torso of a man, and the lower of a fish. In Hindu texts like Satapatha Brahmana, there are mentions of “the great flood”, which can be considered to be parallel to […]

  • The Importance of a Guru Purnima – Hindu Festival To Thank Teachers

    Guru – literally means teacher.The word Guru is derived from two words, gu and ru. The Sanskrit root gu means darkness or ignorance, and ru denotes the remover of that darkness. Therefore, a Guru is one who removes the darkness of our ignorance and brings us into the light of knowledge. Gurus are believed by […]

  • How modern science prove Hindu species theory to be genuine

    There are about 8.7 million (give or take 1.3 million) species on Earth according to the latest estimation, the most precise calculation ever offered, with 6.5 million species on land and 2.2 million in oceans. This is based on a new analytical technique that is announced by the Census of Marine Life. Before the number […]

  • What Upanishads say about birth, conception and abortion

    In Aitareya Upanishad, the second chapter talks about how souls are reborn and how life on earth is a product of three births, rather than just one. While it is the mother that bears the child, it is not just her that bears the soul. The father, in his semen sac, also hosts some part […]

  • The Ancient Art of concentration – Five Powerful Hindu Practices

    Concentration is the method where an individual can focus on one matter by mental effort and undisturbed mind. The art of concentration is the way to develop the mind to be able to concentrate. Hindu religion and tradition has been in the forefront of developing this art, as it is the only religion besides Buddhism […]

  • The Role of Shakti in Creation according to Hindu Dharma

    From Sanskrit, Shakti translates to power or energy in common terms. This energy belongs to the domain of “Prakriti” or the female aspect of creation. She is the Mother Goddess and is worshiped in various occasions all around the Hindu customs. How does it work? First of all, you should know that God is an […]