Category Archive for: ‘Religion’

India Spiritual Heritage - By Glen P. Kezwer, Ph. D.

India Unveiled

Author by Robert Arnett The following article is an expert from Robert Arnett’s magnificent book India Unveiled, an incredible journey through India with words and pictures. See our Book Review Section for more information. For those unfamiliar with India and her customs, I would like to share some background. The term Indians applies equally to Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Jains, …

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India Spiritual Heritage - By Glen P. Kezwer, Ph. D.

India Spiritual Heritage – By Glen P. Kezwer, Ph. D.

Spirituality is an intrinsic part of Indian culture and life. Every Indian home is adorned with a poojaa shrine containing a picture of Lord Krishna, Shri Ganesh, Lord Shiv, the Goddess Lakshmi, Saraswati, or some other deity surrounded by candles and incense and garlanded with a maalaa. It is here that people stop for a praanaam to the devi or …

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Swami Vivekananda

Swami Vivekananda On Women And Womanhood

In honor of Women’s History Month, Desh-Videsh will highlight a few notable women who continue to make headlines around the world. On 30 September 1893, an interview of Swami Vivekananda was published in the Boston Evening Transcript. In that interview he was asked if he had a plan to get married. Vivekananda’s prompt reply was— “Why should I marry, when I see …

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List of Hindu Temples in Canada

List of Hindu Temples in Canada  Toronto Hindu Cultural Society, Toronto, ON Canada (516) 267-3674Hindu Temple Society of Canada P.O. Box 424, Station 0, Toronto, M4A2N9 Canada (416) 883-9109Hindu Sabha Temple RR 2 Hwy. 10, Toronto,ON Canada (416) 793-2126 Hare Krishna Temple 243 Avenue Road, Toronto, ON, Canada Phone: (416) 922-5415 / (416) 922-5415 Sri Thurkai Amman Kovil (Lawrence & …

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List of Hindu Temples in USA

Alabama Shri Swaminarayan Mandir (BAPS) 500 Biscayne Dr. Birmingham, AL 35206 Phone:(1-205) 833 3287Arizona Babaji Lingam Temple of Yuma 5750 W. 8th Street, yuma Az 85364California Badarikashramai Temple, San Leandro, CA 15602 Maubert Ave, San Leandro, CA 94578 Tel 415-278-2444Siva Temple of Concorde, CA 1803 Second Street, Concorde, CA 94519 Tel 415-685-5830Devi Mandir of Martinez, CA 3100 Pacheco Blvd, Martinez, …

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Diwali Festival of Light

Author by Faren Rajkumar The entire Desh-Videsh Media Group team warmly welcomes Faren Rajkumar as its newest staff writer. Faren’s background and experience both with journalism and creative writing makes her an ideal member of our growing team. My year always begins anew on the darkest of nights. For as long as I can remember, Diwali has been a night …

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Vedic Science

Vedic Science

Author by Faren Rajkumar The most ancient of all religions has found itself thrust into the middle of a modern sphere that differs so dramatically from the days of ancient India. Hinduism is free from the worldly confines of a date of origin, setting it far apart from so many other religions that are able to boast proud relevance in …

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Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Make the divine your Valentine. Just be… and know that you are loved. That is Beloved” Sri Sri says that “In this world, though we are taught many a branches of knowledge like reading, writing, mathematics, science, music, arts at all, yet we have not been able to grasp the very essential Art of Living… India has, over the ages, …

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ISKCON Bhagavad Gita Contest Won By Muslim Student

Marryam Siddiqui, a young Muslim girl, won first prize in an inter-school Bhagavad Gita competition held in January 2015 in Mumbai. The 12-year-old Class VI student of Cosmopolitan High School won the ‘Gita Champions League’ contest for explaining the teachings of the scripture in the best possible manner. Around 3,000 students participated in the event, which was organised by the …

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Hinduism and Vedic Culture By Kiran Rajkumar

Author by Kiran Rajkumar Hinduism, the oldest of all existing religions, is a genius concept developed by knowledgeable sadhus and disciplined saints. Vedic dharma is a unique practice far above all others. It is a Hindu principle that sets us apart from most religions shown most prominently in our passion for the environment. The well-known concept of ahimsa inspires us …

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