Source: - Satadru Saha Youtube channel. The Hindus believe in many gods and goddesses. At the same time they also believe in the existence of one Supreme God, whom they call variously as Paramatma (Supreme Self), Parameshwar (Supreme Lord), Parampita (Supreme Father). Iswara, Maheswara, Bhagawan, Purusha, Purushottama, Hiranyagarbha and so on. In the Vedas and several scriptures, He is popularly known as Brahman, the infinite, expansive, supreme God. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBkAFPV5Hyo
Source: - Prashant Parikh FB Post. By tradition, based mostly upon the planetary position, the fourteenth day of this particular fortnight every year [one day before new moon when Sun is in Kumbha] is looked upon as a day of initiation, religious, spiritual initiation. Also, it is a day dedicated purely for prayers. Many people take sannyas on this day. Today in India many Anandas might have been born. Today barbers also have a field day. They remove the hair; it is sort of a wholesale thing. So in Rishikesh you will find a number of people getting initiated into monastic order, a sannyasa, a life of a monk, on this particular day, Shivaratri day. And I also became a sannyasi on this particular day. The teachers decide to givesannyas to the students and they call the students and tell th...
Source:- Arsha Vidya Samajam YouTube Channel. Namaste! I am K R Manoj, director of Arsha Vidya Samajam. Recently a friend, who believes in Islam, sent an audio clip to the students of Arsha Vidya Samajam. Students in turn sent that clip to me and requested to give a reply. Since those critics are worthy to consider, I am giving an explanation herewith. I carefully listened to the audio clip send by the Muslim friend. He comments mainly on four topics. First, God concepts contained in the Hindu Puranas are childish. He asks why Gods need nose and other sense faculties. He also describes the foolishnesses in the Ganapathi tales. Second, Why Lord Mahadev needs leopard’s skin? Which came to existence first, Mahadev or leopard? Why God needs weapons like trident? This is the second
Source: The Huffington Post Trying to explain the core beliefs of "Hinduism" to an interested observer can be challenging to say the least. Its often stated that the word "Hinduism" itself is a total misnomer, as it basically refers to the sum total of spiritual and religious thought and practice that has taken place on the Indian subcontinent over the past 5,000 years. And lets just say it's been a busy 5,000 years. However, the key point of differentiation between Hinduism and these other faiths is not polytheism vs. monotheism. The key differentiation is that "Hinduism" is Open Source and most other faiths are Closed Source. "Open source is an approach to the design, development, and distribution of software, offering practical accessibility to a software's source code." If we
Source: swarajyamag Excerpts from the original article "Why Remove Yoga From Its Roots is not a good idea" originally published in Swarajya Magazine. What is the role of Yoga in Sanatana Dharma? Hinduism stands on a foundation of six philosophical systems termed as “Darshanas”. The system of Yoga as propounded by Patanjali, along with Vedanta, Samkhya, Poorva Meemamsa, Nyaya and Vaisheshika constitutes these “Darshanas”. (more…)