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Naming A Hindu Child: Why Should We Not Trust The Internet | Nityananda Misra

Naming A Hindu Child: Why Should We Not Trust The Internet | Nityananda Misra

Srijan Snippets, Videos
So, try the basic well, try checking a dictionary or go to a scholar who would know Sanskrit. Don’t blindly believe Google. So, this is actual screenshot from 16th of June for the name Ishanvi. Google Ishanvi for Sanskrit name meaning and you see the feature snippet which the Google shows which has the wrong meaning, and also the first result the second and third results, a lot of people do this, they just search the meaning of name on Google and Google sorts its information from web sites which are popular. Web sites which are popular are usually the name websites which have a lot of usage-oriented content, which is more of them are not correct, and Google shows up incorrect results, which are not to be trusted. Next Wikipedia, so the Wikipedia kids are smarter than Google kids, becau
The Art And Science Of Naming | Nityananda Misra

The Art And Science Of Naming | Nityananda Misra

Srijan Snippets, Videos
Sayanacarya, the great scholar who commented on all the four Vedic samhitas, he explains that, the first name is the ”Naksatra nama, Nakshatra nama, Guhya nama, Prakasa nama, ithi treeni namani”. The first name of the child was the Naksatra nama - it was based on the naksatra and even today you will have that tradition of giving names as per the Janma Naksatra. The second name was Guhya nama or a secret name; this was known only to the parents. So this was like the personal name, called inside home, the name only use by the parents and the close family. The third name was the Prakasa nama. Prakasa means manifest or which is visible. So this was the name which was known to everybody. They had two names, one was the Nakshatra name, one was the public name or the Prakasa name and the fourth
Who is a ‘kafir’? [Excerpts]

Who is a ‘kafir’? [Excerpts]

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Source: - DAWN.COM AT the magnificent St Peter’s Square in Rome recently, Pope Francis welcomed a group of unusual guests: members of Nahdlatul Ulema (NU) from the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country, Indonesia. The head of the delegation, Sheikh Yahya Cholil Staquf, gave the pontiff documents outlining the vision of a “humanitarian Islam” his organisation has been promoting. The tenets of this vision reject Islamism — the politicised version of Islam that aims to establish the caliphate as a political system, and to make Sharia the law of the land, despite the diversity in modern societies. It also includes a proposal that is quite new and ambitious: that Muslims should stop calling non-Muslims ‘kafirs’. This is necessary, the Indonesian Sheikh Staquf said, so t
Is Islam Ready For Reform?: Arif Mohammad Khan In Conversation With Sanjay Dixit

Is Islam Ready For Reform?: Arif Mohammad Khan In Conversation With Sanjay Dixit

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In this very interesting conversation, Shri Arif Mohammad Khan and Shri Sanjay Dixit discuss and debate on the desirability and possibility of reforms within Islam. The historical context of falasafa, and ishtehad in the Abbasid Empire, and the influence of Al Ghazali and Ibn Taiymiyyah in killing ishtehad, and finishing off the falasafa school (the Tahqiqis), leading to the current situation are also touched upon. The features of Hanafi Islam (Taqlid), and the general supremacism and intolerance exhibited towards other faiths by all strains of Islam, whether Ahl-e-Hadis (Wahhabi), Barelvi or Deobandi are also discussed. They look at the incompatibility of Time Concepts and Logic Concepts of Islam and Hinduism, and points of reconciliation. https://www.youtube....
[Q/A] Yogic Neuroscience — A Talk By Sh. Adinarayanan

[Q/A] Yogic Neuroscience — A Talk By Sh. Adinarayanan

#SrijanTalks, Health & Wellness, Hinduism, Indic Religions, Videos, Yoga, Yoga & Meditation
Main Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjdOV... Recent research in the fields of Neuroscience, #Epigenetics and Cognition is aimed at developing a deeper understanding of how the brain works and ways of enhancing human potential. While Neuroscience or Epigenetics looks at things from a third person perspective, Yogic Sciences look at first person experiences. There is a wealth of knowledge available in the Indian tradition and a transdisciplinary approach involving Neuroscience, Epigenetics and Yogic Sciences can help solve modern day problems. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjdOVisKGNo&t=2s
Yogic Neuroscience — A Talk By Sh. Adinarayanan

Yogic Neuroscience — A Talk By Sh. Adinarayanan

#SrijanTalks, Featured, Health & Wellness, Hinduism, Videos, Yoga, Yoga & Meditation
Recent research in the fields of Neuroscience, Epigenetics and Cognition is aimed at developing a deeper understanding of how the brain works and ways of enhancing human potential. While Neuroscience or Epigenetics looks at things from a third person perspective, Yogic Sciences look at first person experiences. There is a wealth of knowledge available in the Indian tradition and a transdisciplinary approach involving Neuroscience, Epigenetics and Yogic Sciences can help solve modern day problems. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAZZShrd1rg&t=114s About Speaker: - Sh. Adinarayanan, founder, Anaadi Foundation is a Tapasvi and visionary teacher. With a decade of teaching and research experience at Amrita University, he and his wife Smrithi started A...
The Specialties Of Sabarimala Temple | Anand Prasad

The Specialties Of Sabarimala Temple | Anand Prasad

Sabarimala, Srijan Snippets, Videos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pVyUEMN6uY&t=12s Important things about Sabarimala, not a regular temple. So they don't do daily puja at here, the temple is open only on very specific days or periods. There is a Mandala puja which is November, December, it sort of goes into January, it goes into the Makara Vilakku, or the Makara Sankranti as we call it. They also open it on the Vishu festival which is mid-April and then there is a tradition of opening it in the first five days of each Malayalam calendar year. Now the interesting point is that the Devaswom board, when it made its argument in the Supreme Court and it's recorded there, that the restriction on women of menstrual age is only for the pilgrimage period, it is for one, two and three, there is no clear restriction in tra...
Sabarimala: Secularism Or Monotheism? | Anand Prasad

Sabarimala: Secularism Or Monotheism? | Anand Prasad

Sabarimala, Srijan Snippets, Videos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vwoMAqqwaM Now secularism really can mean that, I will not discriminate between religions and there are two ways, are not discriminating -- one becoming godless as somebody who is sort of administrator, judge you. The other is I will be like maybe in the US, I could be Christian state, but I will actually not make the distinction no particular religion will get any favors. But in India we sort of have gone down the path of the British version of secularism, which is basically a godless state, that is how we, our whole state has been constructed on the basis of a British constitutional principle and that's what you follow. So it doesn't matter if a judge is religious, it doesn't matter if a judge is a priest, because this particular constitution be...