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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? […]

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 […]

Russell is into Hinduism: Katy Perry

May 6, 2011


PTI, Friday May 06, 2011 (Los Angeles) Singer Katy Perry saya she is gravitating towards meditation because of husband Russell Brand, who is into Hinduism. Brand, who married Perry in India last year, even sought the blessing of a Hindu guru before the wedding. Perry, who had a strict Christian upbringing, says she is very […]

Sathya Sai Baba behind many philanthropic activities

April 26, 2011


Puttaparthi, April 24 : Apart from giving divine discourses, the late Sathya Sai Baba had been known for his philanthropic activities, including providing support to a variety of free educational institutions, hospitals, and other charitable institutions in over 166 countries. The Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning (now changed to Sri Sathya Sai University […]

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

April 26, 2011


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 […]

Significance of Maha Shivratri

March 1, 2011


Maha Shivratri or Maha Sivaratri or Shivaratri or Sivarathri (Great Night of Shiva or Night of Shiva) is a festival celebrated every year on the 13th night/14th day in the Krishna Paksha (waning moon) of the month of Maagha (as per Shalivahana or Gujarati Vikrama) or Phalguna (as per Vikrama) in the Hindu Calendar (that […]

Hindu Jagaran Around the World

February 8, 2011


Compiled by Ravi Kumar Did anyone say Muslims cannot be converted to other religions? 1. Over 10 lakhs of Muslims in Indonesia (Java, Kalimantan, Borneo, Sumetra provinces) have returned to their ancestral Hindu religion. Over 1 lakh Muslims in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh have returned to Hindu fold in recent year. 2. Over 20 lakhs Muslims […]