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  • The Top Books on Hinduism

    The Top Books on Hinduism

    From the ancient Vedas written over 10,000 years ago to books written by world renowned Hindu and Non-Hindu writers in modern times on Hinduism, they have found a top spot in the literary world. India has been the birthplace of some of the most prolific …

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  • How yoga conquered Britain: the feminist legacy of Yogini Sunita and Kailash Puri

    fizkes via Shutterstock Suzanne Newcombe, The Open University From fairly obscure beginnings in the mid-20th century, the practice of yoga in Britain has become a massively popular pastime. It’s hard to find official figures for just how many people practise yoga regularly, but it’s thought …

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  • Yoga isn’t timeless: it’s changing to meet contemporary needs

    By Jeremy David Engels, Pennsylvania State University International Yoga Day in London 2017 in Trafalgar Square. Anna Sunderland Engels., CC BY   On June 21, for International Yoga Day, people will take out their yoga mats and practice sun salutations or sit in meditation. Yoga …

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  • Explaining ‘Rakshabandan’ – a Hindu festival that celebrates the brother-sister bond

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    7th Annual Divya Shakti Retreat

    10/17/2019 Pujya Gurudev, Swami Chinmayananda, was a staunch advocate of women’s study groups and support systems…

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    Hindu Cremation in South Florida

    On behalf of the Hindu community, Desh-Videsh and a few local community leaders approached Funeral/Cremation Vendors in Broward and Dade County and negotiated a fixed price for cremation and last Hindu rites. Here are proposals from different Funeral/Cremation Sites in Broward and Dade County. They …

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  • David Frawley More Hindu than Hindus By Raj Shah

    David Frawley More Hindu than Hindus By Raj Shah

    This issue of Desh-Videsh is a special edition covering Indians living in America. I would like to take this opportunity to discuss an individual who was not born in India, nor was born as a Hindu, but he is more Indian than many Indians I …

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    Glossary of Hinduism terms

    Aarti Pronounced “AARa-tee.” In Hinduism, the most common ritual that is performed in front of the image of a deity, whether in a temple or in a home shrine. It typically consists of waving, in a clockwise motion, various items in front of the deity. …

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  • Hindu facts

    Let Us Be Hindus

    Let Us Be Hindus By Swami Chinmayanandaji It has become a new fashion with the educated Hindu to turn up his nose and sneer in contempt at the very mention of his religion in any discussion. Personally, I too belong in my sympathies to these …

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  • The Holiday Weigh-In

    The Holiday Weigh-In

    Holidays tend to bring about very rich memories for us, usually centering around the excitement of traveling and family members visiting. Every year it’s a new blur of vivid colors, bright lights, and delicious aromas. Oh the aromas!! It’s almost like every holiday has its …

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