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A Trip to Kailash

The following article on a trip to Kailash appeared in the magazine Hinduism Today, Jan-Feb-Mar 2012 edition.  The article itself is a account of experiences and renationalisation of the author, TS Mohan, on the completion of his trip to Kailash - and his take on the state of culture of ...
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Women in Hinduism – Part 2

By Arise India Forum Staff Adapted from www.hinduwisdom.info with permissions 'Hindu have venerated the feminine element under its different manifestations: Mahalaxmi, Mahakali, Mahasaraswati, Maheshwari - and even India is feminine: 'Mother India.She is the consciousness transcending all things, she is the emptiness beyond all emptiness, the smile beyond all smiles, the divine ...
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Effects of Colonization on Indian Thought

By Michel Danino Having suffered the burden of two centuries of British occupation, India has, since Independence, tried to come to terms with the impact of that exotic presence perhaps diametrically opposed to her own temperament, culture and genius. If anything, this introspection has only intensified in recent years, as Western ...
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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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The Antiquity of Deity Worship in the Vedic Tradition Part-2

Continued from previous article... In the morning devotees wash the linga with milk and other items, and then later the pujaris dress the linga in bright colored clothes.A few miles from Barsana is Nandagram, another place where Krishna performed many childhoodpastimes described in the Bhagavatam.  On top of the hill is the main temple that has Deities ...
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2012 – Will the world end??? – Part three

Continued from the last article... WHAT IS THE VEDIC VIEW VEDIC TIME The Vedic system of the four yugas presents the lengths of the ages as 4,3,2, and 1 times an interval of 432,000 years. That means the first age lasts 1,728 million years; the second lasts 1,296 million years; the third lasts 864,000 years ...
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2012 – Will the world end?? – Part one

December 21, 2012. The Internet, bookshelves, and movie theaters are full of prophecies, theories, and predictions that this date marks the end of the world, or at least the end of the world as we know it. Whether the end will result from the magnetic realignment of the north and south poles, bringing floods, earthquakes, ...
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