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Precious Human Rebirth

Precious Human Rebirth

Advice that is to be hammered like a nail into the mind A faithful student went to his guru, a high lama, for advice that would be “hammered like a nail into the mind” i.e., advice which goes directly to one’s heart and brings about some real transformation. This is what his guru said: First, […]

Aditya Hridayam Stotram: The Heart of Aditya (Sun)

Aditya Hridayam Stotram: The Heart of Aditya (Sun)

The Aditya Hridayam, is a hymn in glorification of the Sun or Surya and was recited by the great sage Agastya to Lord Rama on the battlefield before fighting with Ravana.  Sage Agasthya Muni gave this powerful Mantra to Lord Rama when Rama was fatigued and getting ready to fight. Considered to be one of the greatest mantra, […]

Contribution of Sikhs as Warriors and Soldiers

Contribution of Sikhs as Warriors and Soldiers

Q: What contributions have Sikhs made as Soldiers and Warriors? A: Sikhs by nature are respectful, courageous, hardworking, and enterprising. Look into their short span of history and you will find their pitcher is full of sacrifices and hard work which has contributed so much towards the building of the Indian nation. If not for […]

Fundamental Duties of Every Indian Citizen

Fundamental Duties of Every Indian Citizen

The Fundamental Duties are a novel and an important part of the Indian Constitution in recent times.  The Constitution was formed on the 26th of November in 1949 by the Constituent Assembly and came into force on the 26th of January 1950. Democratic rights are based on the theory that rights are not created by […]

Plastic Surgery in Ancient India

Plastic Surgery in Ancient India

Although many people consider Plastic Surgery as a relatively new specialty, the origin of the plastic surgery had his roots more than 4000 years old in India, back to the Indus River Civilization. The mythico-religious shlokas (hymns) associated with this civilization were compiled in Sanskrit language between 3000 and 1000 B.C. in the form of […]

Indian Science Congress Seminar to hold lecture on Vedic aeroplanes

Indian Science Congress Seminar to hold lecture on Vedic aeroplanes

At the Indian Science Congress, to be held in Mumbai next month and expected to be attended by Nobel laureates, will be a speaker who claims the aeroplanes far more advanced than their modern counterparts were discovered during the Vedic age. “In those days, aeroplanes were huge in size and could move left, right, as […]

Kalki Purana: Prophetic work on the Tenth Avatar

Kalki Purana: Prophetic work on the Tenth Avatar

The Kalki Purana is a prophetic work in Sanskrit that details the life and times of Lord Kalki, the tenth and last of the Dasavatar, or ten primary Visnu avatars. Classified as one of the Upapurana, or ‘Lesser Puranas’, Kalki Purana is comprised of passages taken directly from the Vishnu Purana and the Bhagavata Purana […]

The Bharatas of Bharatavarsha

The Bharatas of Bharatavarsha

“The three Bharatas seamlessly united the Satayuga, Tretayuga and Dwaparayuga and the land itself in political and cultural unity. They exemplified three ideals each that permeated Hindu civilisation and form its core values to this day. Rsabhdeva’s son Bharata gave us daya, Brahma-jñana and tapas; Dasaratha’s son Bharata gave us prema, bhakti, and bandhutva; and […]

Conversion: Is the stage set for Mother of all debates?

Conversion: Is the stage set for Mother of all debates?

If, as reported, the conversion of 350 odd Muslims in Ved Nagar in Agra to Hinduism is the work of RSS, it is clear that the RSS has grown strategic. By a small move that is smart too, the RSS seems to have triggered a debate on conversions which it has been asking for decades […]

Purpose of prayers for Departed Souls

Purpose of prayers for Departed Souls

Our salutations, adoration and prostrations to all those who have gone ahead of us, who have gained more experience and who are before us as ideal beacon lights in life. Today we offer our adoration to all those who are not visible to our physical eyes, but who lived on this earth-plane and who now […]

Education system in ancient India before the British Raj

Education system in ancient India before the British Raj

Ancient India was celebrated for its learning all over civilized Asia and Europe. Megasthenese (ca. 302 BC) was struck by the depth of this learning during his mission to the court of Chandragupta. Fa-hien, the famous Chinese traveller (399-413 AD) spent some years at the Pataliputra and Tamralipti monasteries. He also spent two years in […]

Indian Govt. recognize 1984 Riots as Genocide

Indian Govt. recognize 1984 Riots as Genocide

In picture above : Bhupinder Kaur, one of the 1984 riot survivor, gets emotional after receiving a cheque from Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday.Photo: Shiv Kumar Pushpakar Terming the 1984 Sikh riots as ‘genocide’, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said he has full faith in the Indian judiciary and “justice would […]

Martyrdom of Mata Gujri and Younger Sahibzade in Sirhind

Martyrdom of Mata Gujri and Younger Sahibzade in Sirhind

Treachery: During the night flight from besieged Anandpur, 81 year old mother of Tenth GuruGobind Singh, Mata Gujri and her grandsons the two youngersahibzade, *Zarowar Singh (*Jujhar) age 9, and Fateh Singh age 7, struggled across the stormy floodwaters of River Sarsa together. The dark raging turbulence swept away people and possessions alike and many […]

Srila Prabhupada’s take on Meditation, Life after Death and Drugs

Srila Prabhupada’s take on Meditation, Life after Death and Drugs

Can meditation solve our everyday problems? Is there life after death? Can drugs help us achieve self-realization? During a visit to South Africa in 1976, Srila Prabhupada answered these and other questions for interviewer Bill Faill of the Durban Natal Mercury. Srila Prabhupada: Krishna is a name for God that means “all-attractive.” Unless one is all-attractive […]

Yoga: More important now than ever before

Yoga: More important now than ever before

The word “yoga” literally means union. Yoga does not mean twisting of body, tying limbs into knots, holding of breath or doing some other circus. The word “yoga” means, in one’s experience, everything has become one. It is a system of raising human ability to perceive, to enhance individual human beings to realise their ultimate […]

Christian group claims to have converted over 80,000 people in India this year

Christian group claims to have converted over 80,000 people in India this year

At a time when India’s Parliament proceedings are disrupted over the contentious issue of religious conversions, a North American organisation is planning an event in Chandigarh called ‘India Journey of Compassion’ to mark the claim of its partners in north India that they have baptized over 80,000 new believers this year. The organisation has invited […]

The seven layers of skin in Ayurveda

The seven layers of skin in Ayurveda

The skin is a complicated structure with many functions. It is commonly known that there are three primary layers of skin on a human body: Epidermis: outermost layer of skin that provides a waterproof barrier and creates our skin tone. Dermis: contains tough connective tissue, sweat glands and hair follicles. Hypodermis or Subcutaneous: made up of […]

A Tribute To Shaheed Udham Singh

A Tribute To Shaheed Udham Singh

Udham Singh, a revolutionary nationalist, was born Sher Singh on 26 December 1899, at Sunam, in the then princely state of Patiala. His father, Tahal Singh, was at that time working as a watchman on a railway crossing in the neighbouring village of Upall. Sher Singh lost his parents before he was seven years and […]