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  • The Art of concentration – Five Ancient 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 […]

  • Is Caste System part of Hindu Religion?

    The term caste is derived from the Portuguese casta, meaning “race, lineage, breed” and there is no exact translation in Indian or any Sanskrit derived languages to this word but varna and jati are the two most proximate terms. The caste system is a system, as followed by today in India and other Hindu cultures, […]

  • Lord Indra – Vedic god of rain and thunder

    For many, the Vedas are books of scriptures to guide one’s mind through Hindu religion. But truth be told Vedic and Hindu are very philosophically different. While Hindu Dharma is polytheistic Vedic is Monotheistic on a macro level. Hindu Vs Vedic Many believe due to several splits that occurred after the Dasarajna war, different tribes […]

  • The Shiva temple that was once destroyed by Muslims stands grand as ever today

    Located in Hampi, 350 km from Bangalore, Virupaksha Temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is also part of Group of Monuments at Hampi, and Group of Monuments at Pattadakal. This Dravidian style temple is close to the famous temple of Kailasnath at Kanchipuram and is said to […]

  • Death of Narakasura – Who controlled all the kingdoms on Earth

    We celebrate the second day of Diwali as the day Asura Naraka was killed, and the day is known as Naraka Chaturdashi. There are different versions of who killed Asura Naraka: 1. Maha Kali In some parts of India, Naraka Chaturdashi is also called “Kali Chaudas” as it is said that Maha Kali killed Narakasura. […]

  • Kanchi Kailasanathar Temple is a 7th-century architectural masterpiece

    Situated at Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu, Kanchi Kailasanthar temple is the oldest structure in the area, and is made in Dravidian architectural style. The temple was built around 685-705 AD by Rajasimha ruler of Pallava Dynasty and carries a great historical importance. The Location of Kanchi Kailasanathar Temple It lies on the banks of Vegavathy […]

  • This 12th-century lord shiva temple has musical steps made of stones

    3 Kilometers away from the Kumbakonam, in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, India you can find 12th-century Hindu temple, Airavatesvara Temple. This Lord Shiva temple is said to be built by Rajaraja Chola II in the 12th century CE. Shiva is here known as Airavatesvara because he was worshiped at this temple by Airavata, the white elephant […]

  • Why We Should Not Fear Sade-Sati Dasha?

    In Hindu astrology, Shani or Saturn is the most feared ‘graha’ where it is believed that all other planets fail to give any good results in the case of Shani’s obstruction. Shani’s ‘sade-sati’ is considered most terrible Dasha that in case if the person is going through it, would be for 7 ½ years of […]

  • Lord Shiva is the Greatest Liberal of Hindu world

    There is a religious saying that is quite popular in Varanasi: “Shiva ji apne bhakton ke bhakt hain.” This means: Shiva is the devotee of the devotees. It’s always made me wonder. Every time we think of God, we think of them as this supreme being who has the power of overcome demons and wears […]

  • Vedas had predicted the speed of light way before modern science

    Just for a second, think of yourself as an archaeologist digging in Antarctica and finding an inscription that reads 186,000 miles per second, the speed of light. Do you think what you found would be accepted by the scholars? Most probably not. Instead, you would be labeled as a fraud seeking to find fame with […]

  • Logical Reasons Why Hindus Avoid Sweeping at Night

    Everyone must have heard from his or her guardians or older people that one should not sweep and mop at night because it might bring about some negative impacts. But what are these negative impacts? I have always wondered but never dared to ask or question them. Today, when somebody talked about this issue, I […]

  • The beauty of religious tourism is in its journey

    You will seldom find religious places in India which do not involve footing a tough terrain. Sometimes, it is a remote location and reaching the temple site is a treacherous drive on roads. Other times, God abode are located on hilltops, high altitude areas and you have the convenience of reaching the temple using a […]