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  • 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 […]

  • Most Interesting Facts About Hinduism You Probably Don’t Know

    Hinduism is the world’s oldest known religion and originally known as Sanatana Dharm. Hindu dharma has its roots going back to 10,000 years and Hindu scriptures dating back to 7000 BC. Hinduism’ is not the real word for the religion. The real name of Hinduism is Sanatana Dharma. Sanatana Dharma means the eternal duty. Not […]

  • The Benefits of Wearing Silver Toe Ring According To Vedas

    India is a multi-social nation, where there are many traditions, conventions of different religions. Hindu Shastras clarify that right up from our decision of sustenance, dietary patterns to garments and organization of individuals we live with, everything profoundly affects our mind-cerebrum and well-being. In Hindu religion, you’ll find a few Hindu religious texts, characterizing and exhorting […]

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    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 […]

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    Relationship between Sanatana Dharma and Yoga

    Hindu Dharma is not a religion of dogma but is a vast culture having its own scientific and artistic theories. It is the modern version of what we call as Sanatana Dharma. The principles of the eternal order take a person to the pathways of self-discovery. These have their roots in Vedic lineages comprehensive of […]

  • Hindu Dharma For Self Realization – How can you lead a Hindu way of life?

    A general saying has it amongst the Hindu followers around the world: “Hinduism is not a religion”. People instead believe that it is a way of life, and there is no strict rule to what is right or wrong in the religion; everything is acceptable. The attitude is simple, and yet has serious consequences for […]

  • The Untold Mystery of Lord Shiva and Shaivism in Vedic Texts

    We associate Lord Shiva with various things: the protector of mankind, the most powerful among the Trinity, the one who drank the most lethal poison to save the world, the indweller of the world of Kailash, the yogi seated on the top of snowy mountain who watches the world above with his inner eye, the […]

  • 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 […]

  • Why is Lord Ganesha’s picture always seen with one tusk broken?

    Mahabharata contains one lakh shlokas having 1.8 million words. In the beginning, it has 24,000 shlokas which kept on growing to 100,000 later. Technically this was Lord Ganesha who wrote down the text to Vyasa’s dictation. There is one interesting story about this. Veda Vyasa wanted to write Mahabharata, which was like an ocean in […]

  • 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, Monotheistic on a macro level. Hindu Vs Vedic Many believe due to several splits that occurred after the Dasarajna war, different tribes and […]

  • The Origin of Gandharvas and Beautiful Apsaras in Hindu Dharma

    Hindu Religion is home to many mystical creatures each bestowed with their own existence purpose and role in the cosmic harmony. The Gandharvas are often associated with music while the Apsaras are known for their beauty which often plays the catalyst in bringing down a deeply meditating guru or a Rakshasa (demon). They are portrayed as […]

  • Dhanvantari – The physician of the Devas and the god of Ayurveda

    Known as a physician of the Devas, Dhanvantari is a celebrated figure amongst the practitioners of Ayurveda. They celebrate Dhanvantari’s birthday on Dhanteras every year too. In Sanatana-dharma, praying to Dhanvantari is supposed to bring sound health for worshippers. There are many instances and references to Dhanvantars in the history, all belonging to different eras […]