Daffodils in the Desert: Ground breaking at Abu Dhabi

It is a nippy sunday morning and the better half and self is chatting up on the breakfast table on the twitter flutter of the day – ground breaking for a Hindu temple in UAE, with Government leaders at the apex in attendance. As perhaps the title of this article allures, neither is a temple or for that matter Hinduism a daffodil nor is the UAE a desert in the way we understand deserts. But the news did create a buzz in our ‘Event’ – which the better half-jokingly calls…

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Why Rahul Gandhi’s Soft Hindutva Fails to Convince Hindus.

Since past two months Rahul Gandhi, who is very soon to be anointed as President of Indian National Congress party is carrying out an extensive electoral campaign for the forthcoming assembly elections in Gujarat. Congress party which is the propagator of ‘Secularism’ has deployed soft Hindutva card as a part of its electoral strategy in Gujarat. Towards this its star campaigner Rahul Gandhi is visiting several temples during his campaign showcasing himself as a devout Hindu. About two weeks back, in one of such visit to a temple at Becharaji,…

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Glory of Hinduism

According to Swami Vivekananda, “The Hindus have received their religion through revelation, the Vedas. They hold that the Vedas are without beginning and end. It may sound ludicrous to this audience, how a book can be without a beginning or an end. But by the Vedas no book are meant. They mean the accumulated treasury of spiritual laws discovered by different persons at different times. Just as the law of gravitation existed before its discovery and would exist if all humanity forgot it, so is it with laws that govern…

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लुटती विरासत- कुठाराघात आस्था पर

कावेरी के तट पर एक छोटा सा गाँव श्रीपुरंतन है। यूं तो ये भी एक आम गाँव ही है यहां राजाराजा चोला निर्मित एक मंदिर प्रांगण है,जिसपर इस गाँव के लोगों को बहुत गर्व है। इसकी कहानियाँ बड़े गर्व से सुनाते हैं गाँववाले। 9 वीं शताब्दी में चोला साम्राज्य ने अनेक मंदिरों का निर्माण किया, जिनमें से एक ये श्रीपुरंतन मंदिर है। 2006 तक इस मंदिर की चर्चा बस आस-पास के क्षेत्रों तक ही सीमित थी,पर एक घटना ने इस मंदिर को विश्वपटल पर ला खड़ा कर दिया । यहाँ स्थापित बेशक़ीमती नटराज…

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How Varanasi changed after Modi’s victory

Varanasi is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend and looks twice as old as all of them put together. — Mark Twain Varanasi is more than 3000 years old and is the oldest city of the world. Varanasi, the holy city of India is also recognised as the spiritual capital of India. Varanasi is also known by the names of Kashi and Benaras. Kashi, the city of Moksha for Hindus since centuries, is known for its fine-quality silks, ‘paan’ and Benares Hindu University. In Hinduism it…

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