Category Archive for: ‘Religion’

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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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Swami Chinmayananda

Centenary Celebrations of Swami Chinmayananda’s Life and Legacy

Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda (1916‐1993) is counted among the greatest spiritual leaders of India in the 20th century. He is considered an authority on the ancient Indian scriptures of Advaita (nondual) Vedanta, especially the Bhagavad Gita and Upanishads. He inspired the formation of Chinmaya Mission to spread these teachings. Beginning 1951, he spearheaded a Hindu spiritual and cultural renaissance that popularized …

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Bhagavad Gita

Faith is a Cradle of Trees

Author by Nila Bala   When I was in high school, I tried to discover God and ethics through science looking into physics, biochemistry, and neurology. If there was a moral center to ourselves, I wondered, where was it located? But then, I fell off a cliff and stopped wondering as much. I was at an overlook in Peru, and I …

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RakshaBandhan By Satya Nauth

RakshaBandhan By Satya Nauth

                        The Hindu festival of Raksha Bandhan was born over 6000 years ago, and as time has drifted on the significance has remained untouched, though the way it is celebrated has metamorphosed with the changing times. Rakhi day is a day to seek the blessing and protection given by …

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Janmashtami - 2014

Janmashtami – 2014

  On August 17, states across India will come alive with celebrations. People will form human pyramids to crack a pot hanging high in the air. Women dressed in colorful lehenga-cholis will dance in joy around a blue-colored man holding a flute and wearing a peacock feather in his head. Yes, that means Janmashtami is coming. The festival commemorates the …

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Hema Malini as Durga - A Review By Anita Rao

Hema Malini as Durga – A Review By Anita Rao

  Hema Malini, Bollywood’s ‘Dream Girl,’ took audiences on a mythological journey in the dance ballet Durga at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts on June 22 sponsored by Sham Chhabria and South Florida Hindu Temple. Supported by a group of 25 male and female dancers, Malini, a classical dancer of international fame, entertained the audience with her grace, talent, beauty …

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