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India Rising Fest 2015

The event 'India Rising Fest 2015' is an endeavor to promote India as a potential change maker capable of providing solutions to the problems of the modern world based on her great heritage rooted in the science of culture, sustainable socio-economic patterns and refined technology. Self esteem and pride in our roots will bring excellence, sovereignty ...
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Deepavali – The Festival of Light

Deepavali (also spelled Divali in few countries) or Diwali, popularly known as the festival of lights, is an important five-day festival in Hinduism, Sikhism, and Jainism, occurring between mid-October and mid-November. For Hindus, Diwali is the most important festival of the year and is celebrated in families by performing traditional activities ...
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Sri Ananthapadmanabha Swamy Temple

Ananthapuram Lake Temple is the only lake temple in Kerala, This 9th century temple is considered to be the moolasthanam (original abode) of Anandapadmanabha, the deity of Sri Padmanabha Swami temple, Thiruvananthapuram. It is located at Ananthapuram,Kumbala- Kasargod. This is the only temple were lord vishnu ,the all pervading reality ...
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Give Youngsters Values, Not Condoms

This article originally appeared in Back to Godhead Magazine “We were conducting seminars on HIV/AIDS in schools between Borivali and Bhayandar (suburbs of Mumbai) and found that the majority of students didn’t know about venereal diseases,” said Dr. Ajay Sankhe, director of the Bhaktivedanta Hospital situated at Mira Road, Mumbai. Pointing ...
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Chanakya’s Letter to Chandragupta on the “Soldier”

By AIF Staff “History does not repeat itself,” it is famously said, “but fools repeat history.” Philosopher-poet George Santayana put it slightly differently when he wrote— “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” The current affair involving the COAS(Chief of Army Staff) and the Defence minister has attracted ...
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Sri Prahlada: Sharing a lifetime of Kirtan

Author: Sri Prahlada Kirtan is mantra meditation as song. The Sanskrit word man means mind, while tra means to free. Mantra meditation calms your mind of fear and anxiety, and opens your heart to reveal your spiritual nature of eternity and bliss. The process of kirtan involves singing sacred mantras to the accompaniment of musical instruments. Generally, the mantras are ...
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Significance and Importance of Holi

What is Holi? : Holi, or Holli is a spring religious festival celebrated by Hindus. It is primarily observed in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and countries with large Indic diaspora populations, such as Suriname, Malaysia, Guyana, South Africa, Trinidad, United Kingdom, United States, Mauritius, and Fiji. In West Bengal and Orissa ...
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Angels in Hell- incredible efforts to spread the Vedic culture in foreign lands

By: Indradyumna Swami  A visit to the Hare Krsna devotees in Sarajevo in the aftermath of the Bosnian war. APPROACHING Sarajevo from the west through the mountains, we first drove through the suburbs of the city. As in many ofthe villages we'd been through in Bosnia, every building still standing bore the marks of war. As we drove into the city, the scene got worse. The entire city had been ravaged. Most startling were the graveyards everywhere. Fifty thousand people had died, and because for years the city had been surrounded by enemy forces, the local people had been obliged to ...
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