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  • 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 […]

  • Spirituality Is Not To Be Confused With Religion

    Often misunderstood and misinterpreted by people with religion, Spirituality is more of an individual practice and relates to the process of developing beliefs around the meaning of life and connection with others. Religion, on the other hand, is a particular set of organized beliefs and practices, usually shared by a community or group. The present […]

  • Here is Why Hindu Religion gained popularity in the West

    There are many types of faith people have in the world. Some people believe in the supreme power of God which is the ultimate source in the universe. Some do not get bothered by the mere fact and continue living thinking that we just exist in this universe as a part of natural process. Some […]

  • 12 Reasons why Hinduism is the most tolerant religion

    Compared to other religions across the world, Hinduism is said to be the most tolerant one. The trademark of Hinduism is “Tolerance in abundance”. It’s because Hinduism preaches “acceptance of all faiths”. There will only be intolerance if there is a conflict in views. Hindus are known to be the follower of Santana-dharma. Sanatana refers […]

  • Here is why the color Saffron is important to Hindus, Buddhists and Sikhs

    In Sanatana-dharma, the color saffron is associated with sacrifice, religious abstinence, the quest for light and salvation. From the dresses worn by the sages to artists using it on the god’s idols and their dresses implies their qualities. So what makes this color so important to Hindus, Buddhists, and Sikhs? Let’s find out. Importance of Agni(Fire) It […]

  • Beautiful verses in Sanskrit to recite for spiritual awakening

    An American Lady hosted a child’s development program in my city. After the thoroughly enlightening and energetic seminar, she ended her presentation with a beautiful mantra in Sanskrit for the children. Never had I heard the mantra in my life before, and as a practising Hindu, as much as I was impressed by her, I […]

  • Here is What You Should Know About 330 Million Gods in Hinduism

    Numerous times have we heard gurus, elders utter this sentence, 33 Koti gods of Hindus. In a simple sense, they could be talking about 330 million gods in Hinduism, or 33 crore gods, since Koti means crore. But if we dig deeper into Sanskrit and Vedas, Koti means type, not crore. So basically we are talking […]

  • The animals commonly worshipped by Hindus of India and Nepal

    Hinduism is the only religion in which various animals are closely related to God, and some are worshipped as one of them. In Hinduism, it is said that when Brahma created the animals, he hid a specific secret in each of them to signify their spiritual importance to humans.Hindus regard all living- creatures as sacred—mammals, […]

  • Hinduism does not Justify Animal Sacrifices According to Vedas

    To offer one’s life to the creator of the same life doesn’t make sense nor does it justify something so insane. Call it superstition, call it ignorance, yet the trend continues even amongst the most elite and the most educated sects. Animal sacrifices are done in the name of pleasing a particular God. Worse is […]

  • The Existence and importance of the Chaar Dhaams in Hinduism

    We often come across our relatives and family members making religious trips to the “Chaar Dhams” . Some do it for religious reasons, some for mental peace others follow the crowd. Ever wondered what are the dhaams and what significance do they hold? What is chaardhaam? The word ‘Chardham’ refers to a pilgrimage journey where […]

  • The Unstated Facts about The Ten-headed Demon – Ravana

    Between the Maryadapurush Ram, the diligent wife, and mother- Sita who faced the wrath of the society and the faithful Hanuman, often the story of Ravana has been portrayed as the typical bad guy. With very little backstory to the complex personality. Here are a few facts that perhaps you didn’t know about the ten […]

  • Mind-Blowing Facts About Buddha You Probably Don’t Know

    Buddhism began in India 2,500 years ago and remains the dominant world religion in the East. There are over 360 million followers of Buddhism worldwide Buddhism is based on the teachings of a prince named Siddharta Gautama who lived around 500 BCE. Kapilavastu is the name of the ancient city where Siddhartha Gautama was raised […]