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7th Annual Divya Shakti Retreat

7th Annual Divya Shakti Retreat Pujya Gurudev, Swami Chinmayananda, was a staunch advocate of women’s study groups and support systems. He formally blessed the establishment of the first Chinmaya Devi Group in November 1958 in Chennai. He believed in women’s central roles in families and said, “When a mother is a true seeker, the whole environment of the house changes. …

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Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi Serves Akshaya Patra’s 3 Billionth Meal

  Honorable Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi commemorated The Akshaya Patra Foundation’s serving of cumulative 3 Billion meals at an event held at the organization’s campus in Vrindavan, Mathura, on 11th February, 2019. The Prime Minister was joined by the Honorable Governor of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Ram Naik, and the Honorable Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Yogi Adityanath. The event was attended …

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US Presidential aspirant Tulsi Gabbard hits back at Critics, says she is Targeted for being a ‘Hindu’

Democratic presidential aspirant Tulsi Gabbard claims that she has been a victim of “religious bigotry” as some media outlets have accused her of being a ‘Hindu nationalist’. A four-term Democratic congresswoman, 37-year-old Gabbard is the first Hindu elected to the US Congress. In an op-ed published in Religious News Services, she described the campaign against her and her donors as …

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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. It is done in conjunction with mantras or prayers. Ahimsa Pronounced “ah-HIM-saa.” The Sanskrit word …

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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 critics of our religion. But when this thoughtless team begins to declare that we would …

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Words to Live by Compiled by Raj Shah

Words to Live By… Compiled by RajShah This month, we explore shlokas from the Ancient Hindu scriptures that describe bride and groom’s feelings toward one another. Mangalyam tantunanena mama jivana hethuna, Kanthe badhnami subhage twam jeeva sarada satam “This sacred thread – Mangal Sutra – is being tied around your neck for my long life. Dear maiden of auspicious attributes, …

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Message from ONGARA ASHRAM (Pondicherry, India)

Pujyasri Thuravi Latchoumi Bayi, a senior monk belonging to ONGARA ASHRAM (Pondicherry) attained Mahasamadhi on 25th July 2018 at Korattur, Chennai. Born on 21st March 1934 in Pondicherry, she became the first disciple of Swamy Ongaranandha – Chief Pontiff of Ongara Ashram and a great Siddha purusha. ONGARA ASHRAM, founded in 1960 by Para Brahma Sadguru Om Sri Siddhar Swamigal, …

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Record Number Of Pilgrims From India To Go For Haj 2018

Record Number of Pilgrims From India to go for Haj 2018

The Government, led by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, has succeeded in getting India’s Haj quota increased for the consecutive second year. For the first time after the Independence, a record number of 1,750,25 pilgrims from India will go for Haj 2018. The decision by the Saudi Arabia Government to increase India’s Haj quota for 2018 has come days …

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How to Define the Impact of Hindu Temples on Hindu Community?

a How to Define the Impact of Hindu Temples on Hindu Community? By Bhairavi Pandya, Hindu University of America (HUA) What is a mandir? A mandir or a Hindu temple is generally defined as a house of worship. More specifically the Hindi word mandir comes from the root mandira in Sanskrit. The following interpretation comes from Krishna G. Rampal in …

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Must See Temples in India

India is home to many magnificent architectural structures, with temples topping lists of must see sights. Given the number of temples found in a wide variety of locales from remote locations in the mountains to busy streets of neighborhoods, narrowing the list is a challenging feat! Here are a few to add to your must do list on your next …

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