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  • Hindu cosmology

    Vedic version of the Planetary System – Vedic Cosmology

    Vedic cosmology and cosmography are both interesting and inspiring. Today’s “modern” Vedic texts originated 3,000 B.C. This is not only the oldest scientific but also the oldest religious doctrine is known to human race. Our current astronomy of solar system and universe has its roots in the Vedic knowledge. It only goes to show that […]

  • Yoga Sutras and Patanjali, the father of Modern Yoga

    Yoga is one of the greatest gifts from the East to the World. The mental relaxation and the physical freshness and agility is just the added benefit of what it does to the soul, liberating it and connecting it within the cosmos around us. The yoga classes as such have been sprouting at every nook […]

  • Smartha Sampradayat – An Introduction to Smartha Tradition

    There are sects among the Hindu population, some are devoted to certain deity – Shiva, Vishnu, Shakti. To each, they find solace and answers and continuity of their tradition in following their sect. One such sect which follows not just one but 5 deities is the Smartha Sect. Smartha is a Sanskrit word, which denotes […]

  • 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 […]

  • Things You May Not Know About Agni Deva – God of fire

    Agni, the God of Fire, is one of the most prominent of the deities of the Vedas especially Rigveda. With the single exception of Indra, more hymns are addressed to Agni than to any other deity. Agni is considered as the mouth of the gods and goddesses, and the medium that conveys offerings to them […]

  • Seven interesting facts about Veda Vyasa

    Veda Vyasa is the author as well as character in one of the greatest epic of Hindus – “Mahabharata”. Veda Vyasa by translating from Sanskrit language is called “one who classified the vedas”. Veda Vyasa is also known to be the transcriber of Vedas and Puranas. Here are some interesting facts about Veda Vyas. 1.Birth […]

  • Vedic Influence in Muslim countries like Iraq and Iran

    If we go back to the time before Islam was born, around third millennium BCE, India had some cultural bond with Mesopotamian civilization, now Iraq and Iran. According to N. N. Bhattacharya, an Indologist, history has several references to show the contact between Indian civilization and the Islamic world. At one time, in fact, Vedic […]