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Firecracker Ban – An Attack on the Religious Freedom of Hindus

Every year for the past decade and more a systematic campaign is run by NGOs, Green Tribunals and intellectuals to NOT burst firecrackers on Diwali. This din against firecrackers increased over years until governments started banning them until this year more than 11 states made a complete blanket ban on firecrackers on Diwali. This is nothing but a case of ethnocide, a concerted attempt at the absolute destruction of a culture. Here is a report.

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Cultural Self-Alienation of Hindus

Cultural self-alienation of Hindus is one of the major challenges faced by Hindu society which must be overcome if it is to win the civilisational war and ensure its survival. Most of the present day Hindus have got completely detached from their roots.

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Vedic Gods: One God: Many Gods: Advaita – Part II

When the urge for unity is spiritual, the theology of One God is no bar and the seeker reaches a position no different from Advaita, from ekam sat. He realizes that God alone is, and not that there is only One God. But if the motive for unity is merely intellectual, it helps little, spiritually speaking. God remains an outward being and does not become the truth of the Spirit. It does not even help to reduce the number of Gods; instead it multiplies the number of Devils – if Christianity is any guide in the matter.

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Social Awareness and Hindu Festivals

Social awareness has always been a part of many Hindu festivals, especially the Public (Sarvajanik/ Sarbojanin) Ganesh Chaturthi and Durga Puja celebrations. The actual problem with the current distorted discourse and perverted imagery lies elsewhere. In this short piece Shri Jataayu explains the controversy behind unorthodox depictions of the Goddess every year in Durga Puja.

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‘Devi’ in her own words

Who is Durga? What are her attributes? Nithin Sridhar in this short piece analyzes Hindu scriptures that sing about the Great Goddess and tells us who Durga is.

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Vedic Gods: One God: Many Gods: Advaita – Part I

The Hindus do not call their Gods either ‘One’ or ‘Many’. According to them, what they worship is One Reality, Ekam Sat, which is differently named. This Reality is everywhere, in everything, in everything. It is One and Many at the same time and it also transcends them both. Everything is an expression, a play, an image, an echo of this Reality.

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Seven Astonishing Ideas in Indian Cosmology

The Indian cosmology, with its expansive notion of the equivalence between the outer and inner, produced many original ideas. Imaginative …

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The Significance of 108 in Indian Cosmology

I ultimately found the answer to the mystery of these numbers while researching early astronomy. I discovered that the Indians correctly estimated this to be the distance between the Earth and the in Sun-diameter units, and the distance between the Earth and the Moon in Moon-diameter units.

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तंत्र ४ – तंत्र के बारे में भ्रांतियाँ

पश्चिम में ही नहीं, भारत में भी, तंत्र के बारे में बहुत सी भ्रांतियाँ फैली हुई हैं| उनमें से सबसे बड़ी यह है कि इसमें कई प्रकार की दुष क्रियाएं होती है और इसका सम्बन्ध केवल उन्मुक्त काम से ही है| रजनीश मिश्र हमें बताते हैं कि तंत्र वास्तव में है क्या और इसका सम्बन्ध योग ध्यान आदि से क्या है| वे हमें यह भी बताते है कि तंत्र के सम्बन्ध में प्रमुख भ्रांतियाँ क्या क्या है और ऐसी भ्रांतियाँ क्यों फैलीं

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Reflections on Hindu Identity

In this brief article, Nithin Sridhar reflects upon the particulars of Hindu identity. India is vying for world leadership in 21st century but without deciding the identity of the Hindu this quest won't be very fruitful.

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