Category Archive for: ‘Religion’

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Love Poems by Rabindranath Tagore Compiled by Raj Shah

Love Poems by Rabindranath Tagore Compiled by Raj Shah You are about to get married. No doubt, you have many things on your mind, and expressing endearing words about your soulmate may be hard. Whether for your invitation, wedding programs, or special vows, you might need some inspiration! Often, a great quote about true love, few lines of dialogue, love …

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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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Pujyasri Thuravi Latchoumi Bay Ongaranandha

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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Words to Live by Compiled by Raj Shah

Ahimsa is not a policy for the seizure of power. It is a way of transforming relationships so as to bring about a peaceful transfer of power, effected freely and without compulsion by all concerned, because all have come to recognize it as right. — Thomas Merton If thou shouldst say, “It is enough, I have reached perfection,” all is …

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Paramahansa Yogananda on India

My India My Pride By Paramahansa Yogananda On behalf of the entire Desh-Videsh team, I would like to pay tribute to Paramahansa Yogananda, the great yogi and ardent promoter of Hinduism and India. As we celebrate India’s Independence Day on August 15, we celebrate by publishing one of his most popular poems, “My India My Pride” as well as article …

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The Ramayana in Indian Painting: Exhibition at Emory University Carlos Museum

The Ramayana in Indian Painting: Exhibition at Emory University Carlos Museum The “Tell the Whole Story from Beginning to End” – The Ramayana in Indian Painting exhibition launched on January 13, 2018 at the Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University (Carlos Museum) and will continue until May 20, 2018. Claimed to be the first-of-its kind, the exhibition was curated, …

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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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Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chanting Competition

23rd Annual Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chanting Competition Sunday, December 17, 2017 Chinmaya Mission (CM) conducts annual Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chanting Competitions around the world for tens of thousands of children, youth, and adults. His Holiness Swami Chinmayananda, the founding father of Chinmaya Mission, conceptualized this competition in the 1980s as an avenue to encourage children and youth to learn the …

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Sanatan Dharma

Launch of New Magazine, Sanatan Dharma

Desh-Videsh Media Group announced the launch of new magazine, Sanatan Dharma, which will cover articles on Hinduism – the most ancient religion in the world, its spirituality, belief, values, and culture. The magazine will be published from the company’s headquarters in Florida. The first issue will be on stands and available to readers online January 14, 2018. Hindu scholars and …

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The First Hindu Temple in the whole Western world.... dedicated to the cause of humanity

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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