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Hindu Rituals and Routines Why do we follow them? Hindu Rituals and Routines Why do we follow them?

Introduction Hinduism is not a religion but a way of life. Unlike other religions, Hindu dharma has many specialties. This is not known as a religion, it is known as the dharma; Sanaathana Dharma. Sanaathana means, according to Bhagavath Geetha, which cannot be destroyed by fire, weapons, water, air, and which is present in ...
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Holy Cows – Acclaimed abroad, despised at home

By Devinder Sharma A couple of days back, newspaper in Punjab reported that an American company World Wide Sires Ltd is planning to provide high-quality semen to dairy farmers. Some days back, I had heard that the Kerala Minister for Animal Husbandry was thinking of importing some improved cattle breeds from ...
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Happiness with Little..is it possible?

By Vraja Bihari Dasa 'Simple living high thinking'.....come on, give me a break'! For a hard core Mumbaite, raised on the modern adage, 'I get what I want', and 'just do it', this traditional Indian saying seems too old fashioned and impractical. However a journey through one Indian village was an eye opener ...
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Why go to Temple?

By Swami Abayananda Tirtha Aashish, a sincere seeker of truth enquires, 'For some, spiritual enlightenment is not about going to temple or chanting god's name 101 times, it might be doing good to fellow humans/working for less fortunate ones, fighting against an evil cause. These days visiting Siddhivinayak temple cost me ...
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From Ritual to Spiritual

By Vraja Bihari Das Twenty-five-year old Nitin Sawant, a software engineer, explains why he's disillusioned with religious rituals... 'I was at a friend's wedding recently. The priest called upon the bride and the groom to perform holy rites, while the guests watched smoke rise from the sacrificial fire. The hall reverberated ...
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