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  • Religious persecution inflicted upon Hindus Over time in India

    Religious intolerance is not a new thing in the history of the world. All religions have suffered discrimination, massacres, and persecution directly or indirectly from other religion. Similarly, Hindus have also been afflicted to this in course of time, mainly in India. 8th Century – Muhammad Bin Qasim Muhammad Bin Qasim mobilized 6000 cavalries and attacked […]

  • 10 Krishna Temples in India you should visit at least once in your life

    Some people believe that Krishna is the avatar of Vishnu, and some believe that Vishnu is an avatar of Krishna. However, one cannot deny that Krishna is the central figure in the Hindu Bhagavad Gita. Since he is such an important and powerful figure in Hindu dharma, there are many temples built to his name. […]

  • 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”. […]

  • 10 Deadliest Weapons Found in Ancient Hindu Stories

    Hindu’s story is filled with war and battle between the good and the evil, devas and the asuras, and how God in different forms protect the good over the evil. There are different kinds of powerful weapons used in different stories. There were more than 1000 kinds of weapons used in Mahabharata epic alone. Below […]

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    Days and Months in Hindu Calendar – Hindu Eras and Epochs

    Keeping track of time has always been a matter of concern for humans since the ancient civilization. Back during the ancient times, different parts of the Indian subcontinent had different ways to keep track of time using lunar and solar based calendars, which are similar in principle, but yet different in other ways. In 1957, […]

  • Virupaksha Temple – This Temple was once destroyed by Muslim invaders

    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 […]

  • 10 Beautiful South Indian Temples that every Hindu should visit

    South Indian temples are famous for Dravidian style and Vijayanagara style architecture that is grandeur, tall and consists primarily of pyramids like towers made from sandstone, soapstone, and granite. They look magnificent and are breathtakingly beautiful that provides people with both spirituality and amusement. Compiled here are the 10 beautiful South Indian Temples, which everyone […]

  • Rudrabhishekam eliminates all evil spirits and help achieve all desires

    The meaning of Rudrabhishekam is to convey everything is Shiva and is contained within Shiva Tattva (Tattva means principle). There is nothing beyond Shiva Tattva. It is said that which moves or which is immobile, that which is awake and which is dormant, that which is greatest, supremely intelligent and which is smallest, is all […]

  • 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 […]

  • Chanting Mantras Can Help Rewire and Strengthen Nervous System

    A lot of research is going on about Mantras and their impact on people who chant them. As per Hindu scriptures, Mantras are tools to clear your thoughts and bring your focus or concentration on your chosen form of God. They are supposed to calm or relax the agitated mind so that the devotee and […]

  • Here is why Hinduism is actually called Sanatana Dharma

    In ancient times, Persians called people living on the bank of Sindhu River as Hindu because they lacked ‘Sa’ syllable in their language and pronunciation, and mixed with ‘Ha’ syllable, thus called Hindu instead of Sindhu. After the influence of European, especially British, due to the colonization of Indus Valley civilization, Hindu religion came to […]

  • God and Soul, Atma and Paramatma according to Hindu Dharma

    There are many names of God in Hindu Dharma: Brahman, Isvara, Paramatman, Supreme Self, Bhagavan, Parabrahman, Shiva, Vishnu, Yaksha etc. The soul, on the other hand, is known as Atman or self or individual self. The supreme self and the self are two eternal entities of creation. Both are enjoyers. But one is the supreme […]