Browsing All Posts filed under »Hindusim in India«

Holy Shrine Shri Amarnath yatra

July 22, 2011

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Behind the discovery of the Holy Shrine lies an interesting story. Centuries ago Maa Parvati asked Shivji to let her know why and when he started wearing the beads of heads (Mund Mala), to which Bhole Shankar replied, “whenever you are born I add more heads to my bead”. Parvati said, “I die again and again, but you are […]

The Guru Purnima: How to Observe the Day

July 15, 2011

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Hindus attach paramount importance to spiritual gurus. Gurus are often equated with God and always regarded as a link between the individual and the Immortal. Just as the moon shines by reflecting the light of the sun, and glorifies it, all disciples can dazzle like the moon by gaining from their Gurus.What is Guru Purnima? […]

Is Draft Prevention of Communal and Targeted Violence Bill, 2011 a slap on Hindus in India?

July 6, 2011

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The draft Prevention of Communal and Targeted Violence (Access to Justice and Reparations) Bill, 2011 hosted by the National Advisory Council (NAC) on its website for public scrutiny, apparently rewrites some key principles of the Constitution of India, Indian Penal Code, Code of Criminal Procedure 1973 and Indian public services. It is the downside of […]

Hindu population set to fall below 80% in Census 2011

May 18, 2011

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Census 2011 is likely to throw up a psychologically important figure on India’s religious demographics. For the first time in over a century, the proportion of the Hindu population in the country will probably fall below the 80 percent mark — in keeping with the long-term trend of a significant divergence between Hindu and Muslim […]

Akshya Tritiya: Golden day of eternal success

May 3, 2011

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Hindus believe in the theory of “mahurats” or auspicious timings in every step in life – be it to begin a new venture or making an important purchase. Akshaya Tritiya is one such momentous occasion, which is considered one of the most auspicious days of the Hindu Calendar. It is believed, any meaningful activity started […]

Amartya Sen’s Failed Attempt

April 29, 2011

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Dr. Vijaya Rajiva After winning the Nobel Prize for Economics (1998) Amartya Sen took a fateful turn at freelance writing about Indian history, politics, religion, culture and what not. In 2005 he produced a book ‘The Argumentative Indian’ which sought to contain Hindu India by a well known technique, that of appropriating the merits of […]

The spiritual leader was considered a living god by his followers: City mourns death of Sathya Sai Baba

April 26, 2011

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KOLKATA: As news of the death of Sathya Sai Babaspread on Sunday, the city plunged into mourning. Special prayers were organised by devotees and vibhuti was distributed among people. Bhajans played in Sai Baba temples and hundreds held prayer sessions at home, burning incense sticks and candles. Some even equated the spiritual leader’s departure with the death and […]