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Holy Shrine Shri Amarnath yatra

July 22, 2011


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


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


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 […]

Indian media praises Jihadi ‘Artist’ Hussain for insulting Hindus

June 16, 2011


14/06/2011 23:57:00  HK Correspondent ‘Artist’ M F Husain has died. Predictably, the Indian media has begun to sing fulsome praise of the so-called artist. It may be Hindu tradition not to speak ill of the dead. But that is not the reason why the India media is refusing to speak the truth about Husain. Because, if […]

Hindu population set to fall below 80% in Census 2011

May 18, 2011


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 […]

Lisa Blue takes down denigrating swimwear and apologizes after prompt protests

May 8, 2011


7 May 2011, Australia:. Forum for Hindu Awakening (FHA)’s seeker Atul Dighe from Brisbane received a forwarded email, appealing everyone to protest denigrating swimwear by Lisa Blue. The swimwear company carried an image of Goddess Lakshmi on a bikini bottom and front, calling it ‘Hindu Swimwear’ and paraded the denigrating swimwear with images of Goddess […]

Depiction of Hindu Goddess on swimwear at Sydney fashion show

May 7, 2011


Hindus are upset at the depiction of the image of Goddess Lakshmi on swimwear reportedly displayed at Rosemount Australian Fashion Week (RAFW) held in Sydney (Australia) from May 2-6, which they termed repugnant. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that it was disturbing to see goddess Lakshmi, who was highly revered […]