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A Divali Thought

A Divali Thought

By Maltie Maharaj Her hair caresses the face of the moon. On the evening air we feel the coolness of her breath, Gently, on our face, as the streetlight is turned on. We scent her perfume in the flower by the street side gutter. You see, she does not look upon the foul or fair with difference, But blesses all …

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Diwali Stamp

U.S. Postal Service Honors Festival of Diwali with a Forever Stamp

The U.S. Postal Service will commemorate the joyous Hindu festival of Diwali with a Forever stamp. The Wednesday, Oct 5, first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony will take place at the Consulate General of India, New York. The stamp design is a photograph featuring a traditional diya oil lamp beautifully lit, sitting on a sparkling gold background. Diya lamps are usually made from …

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Pramukh Swami Maharaj Passes Away – Special Sabha Announcement

Jay Swaminarayan, The spiritual head of BAPS, celebrated for his worldwide socio-spiritual services, His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj passed away at the pilgrimage place of Sarangpur, Gujarat, at the age of 94. Pramukh Swami Maharaj was the fifth spiritual successor in the guru parampara tradition of Bhagwan Swaminarayan. For more than seven decades he travelled tirelessly, visiting over 17,000 towns …

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His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj Passes Away

His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj Passes Away The creator of Akshardham and Spiritual Head of BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha Mourned by Countless Devotees and Well-Wishers Worldwide Ahmedabad, 13 Aug 2016 Today, on 13 Aug 2016 at 6 p.m., H.H. Pramukh Swami Maharaj, the spiritual head of BAPS celebrated for his worldwide socio-spiritual services, passed away at Sarangpur, Gujarat, at the age …

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Swami Vivekananda

Words to Live by

We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far! : By Swami Vivekananda India has often been blessed with great visionaries, whose life and works have surpassed the boundaries of time and place and have left an indelible mark on the mind of millions of common …

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Swami Vivekananda

Words to Live by

“Arise, Awake……and Stop not till the goal is reached!” – Swami Vivekananda A great visionary of his time and the patriot saint of modern India, Swami Vivekananda had been a premier inspirer of the country’s dormant national consciousness. Through his messages and speeches, Swamiji remained a tireless preacher of the virtues and values that one should practice to be a true …

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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 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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