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The glory of ancient Hindu Heritage & Culture of Champa civilization remains in Vietnam.

Posted by hinduexistence on March 22, 2015

Ancient Hindu Heritage & Culture of Champa civilization spanning 1000 years  revisited in Vietnam.

Champa 2HENB | Intl News Desk | 22 March 2014:: To feel the world-wide Hindu civilization once upon a time, here is the story of Champa dynasty now existing as a UNESCO world heritage site of “My Son Sanctuary” in Vietnam. Between the 4th and 13th centuries a unique culture which owed its spiritual origins to Indian Hinduism developed on the coast of contemporary Vietnam. This is graphically illustrated by the remains of a series of impressive tower-temples located in a dramatic site that was the religious and political capital of the Champa Kingdom for most of its existence.

Though, Vietnam is an atheist state, officially, but a significant section of the population still practises traditional religions; some adhere to Buddhism much influenced by Hinduism and there are quite a few Catholics left over from the French occupation.

The property of ‘My Son- Champa’ complex was recognized as a National Site in 1979 by the Culture Ministry and as a Special National site in 2009 by the national government of Vietnam.

A strategy for the revision of the Conservation Master plan of My Son is being developed as part of the current UNESCO Asia- Pacific World Heritage site project for My Son, and should be integrated within an up to date Management Plan for the site.

To further the safeguarding of the property, the Prime-Minister of Viet Nam promulgated Decision 1915/ QĐ-TTg, which gave formal approval and provided budgetary support for the property’s Master Plan (2008 to 2020) for the conservation and tourism promotion of the property.

However, isolated not far from Hoi An, is My Son, a UNESCO World Heritage site, once the location of the ancient Hindu Champa civilisation and its majestic complex of temples dedicated to Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu.

Originally the religious and political capital of the Champa kingdom, the complex was built around the third or fourth century AD, and traces its spiritual roots back to Indian Hinduism. The city was forgotten with the passing of the Cham reign and for centuries sat hidden in the jungle.

My Son Sanctuary dates from the 4th to the 13th centuries CE. The property is located in the mountainous border Duy Xuyen District of Quang Nam Province, in central Vietnam. It is situated within an elevated geological basin surrounded by a ring of mountains, which provides the watershed for the sacred Thu Bon river. The source of the Thu Bon river is here and it flows past the monuments, out of the basin, and through the historic heartland of the Champa Kingdom, draining into the South China Sea at its mouth near the ancient port city of Hoi An. The location gives the sites its strategic significance as it is also easily defensible.

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The tower temples were constructed over ten centuries of continuous development in what was the heart of the ancestral homeland of the ruling Dua Clan which unified the Cham clans and established the kingdom of Champapura (Sanskrit for City of the Cham people) in 192 CE. During the 4th to 13th centuries CE this unique culture, on the coast of contemporary Vietnam, owed its spiritual origins to the Hinduism of the Indian sub-continent. Under this influence many temples were built to the Hindu divinities such as Krishna and Vishnu, but above all Shiva. Although Mahayan Buddhist penetrated the Cham culture, probably from the 4th century CE, and became strongly established in the north of the kingdom, Shivite Hinduism remained the established state religion.

The monuments of the My Son sanctuary are the most important constructions of the My Son civilization. The tower temples have a variety of architectural designs symbolizing the greatness and purity of Mount Meru, the mythical sacred mountain home of Hindu gods at the center of the universe, now symbolically reproduced on Earth in the mountainous homeland of the Cham people. They are constructed in fired brick with stone pillars and decorated with sandstone bas-reliefs depicting scenes from Hindu mythology. Their technological sophistication is evidence of Cham engineering skills while the elaborate iconography and symbolism of the tower-temples give insight into the content and evolution of Cham religious and political thought.

Champa 1The My Son Sanctuary is a remarkable architectural ensemble that developed over a period of ten centuries. It presents a vivid picture of spiritual and political life in an important phase of the history of South-East Asia.

Consisting of 70 ruins over 57ha, the site was rediscovered and renovated by the French in the late 1890s, but was subsequently heavily bombed during the Vietnam War, when it was found to be a hiding place for the Viet Cong.

Parts of the site are gradually being reconstructed using the traditional red bricks of the original work, although some of the very early work looks clumsy. Under government supervision, more recent reconstruction and renovation work is now of a high standard, with de-mining of the area being an early priority and still an important consideration for the wider areas around the site.

My Son is an extraordinary example of an ancient Hindu history – and one which kept written records. Much was recorded on perishable materials, but a great deal has been preserved on stone slabs or pillars and these have been a precious source of information for scholars, historians and archaeologists.

The My Son Sanctuary of UNESCO world heritage site is easily accessible from Hoi An or Da Nang, on Vietnam’s south central coast.

Courtesy: UNESCO.

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Introducing “University of Spirituality – Adhyatma Vishwavidyalay” on the Holy Hindu New Years Day.

Posted by hinduexistence on March 21, 2015

Spiritual Science Research Foundation under the guidance of Sanatan Sanstha introduces the “University of Spirituality – Adhyatma Vishwavidyalay” on the Holy Hindu New Years Day.

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HENB | Goa | March 21, 2014:: Spiritual Science Research Foundation (SSRF) under the guidance of Sanatan Sanstha (SS) introduces the University of Spirituality – Adhyatma Vishwavidyalay on the Holy Hindu New Years Day, today on 21 March 2015. This University will  disseminate the spiritual energy to strengthen Hindu Janajagruti Samiti‘s (HJS) movement for re-establishment of a Practical Hindu Rashtra in  Bharat and the Global Hindu Empowerment for more than one billion Sanatan People through generating Vedic vision within 2025.

Pujya GurudevaIn its website, http://spiritual.university/ it describes, A new era in human history will be dawning, and we are witnessing the darkest hour before dawn. In 2023 after the dust has settled from the Third World War, we and our future generations will witness almost a thousand years of peace due to a period of spiritual renewal. The bedrock of this millennium will be spiritual learning and spiritual evolvement, and will form the basis for all governance and life on the planet. A new way of thinking will be required for this period and its generations. More importantly a new education system will be required to nurture a spiritually evolved generation of people, one that is quite different from the one we have today.

As the University of Spirituality begins its distinguished journey as a premier institution for spiritual learning, we have put together a small presentation to introduce you to its vision and purpose.

This is the unique University that will lead the world’s real understanding of Spirituality and foster an environment for spiritual growth in this millennium and beyond.

We invite you to be a part of the University of Spirituality and in doing so a part of history.

Since the ancient times till about a thousand years ago, Bharat (India) was renowned as the paradise of universities. Through the universities like Takshashila, Mithila, Bhojshala etc. and also through the Ashrams of Sages and Seers, the Vedas, Scriptures, disciplines of Knowledge, Arts, Dharma, Philosophy, etc. were taught and Hindu Dharma and culture were spread appropriately. The flame of knowledge about Dharma, which became dim after the devastating attacks of foreigners is now being revitalised by us through the medium of ‘Adhyatma Vishwavidyalay’ (University of Spirituality).

Out of the ruins of Takshashila, Mithila and Bhojshala, which in previous millennia were universities of the same calibre and ilk, and then were destroyed by barbaric invaders, the flame of Absolute Knowledge will rise again into the new millennium through the Adhyatma Vishwavidyalay (also known as  the University of Spirituality).

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Thousands of seekers from 25 countries are practicing Spirituality under the guidance of the Spiritual Research Centre and Ashram in Ramnathi Goa which is the precursor to a fully-fledged University of Spirituality. Approximately 400 seekers reside at the Spiritual Research Centre and Ashram and are fully engaged in various activities to help promote a better understanding of Spirituality in the world. Intensive spiritual workshops are conducted regularly where seekers from all over India (Bharat) and the world come to attend. Extensive spiritual research into various spiritual phenomena is being conducted. Along with this, the Research Centre has a fully equipped audio visual studio to record various spiritual events, subtle experiments and spiritual phenomena.

In his Holy Message, the Spiritual Fountain Head of Sanatan Sanstha, Hindu Janajagruti Samiti and Spiritual Science Research Foundation, Pujya Gurudeva H.H. Dr. Jayant Balaji Athavale says,”It was not my intention to establish a University just to give theoretical information about the subject of Spirituality to students like other universities. The main intention is to get their spiritual progress done so that they attain Moksha (Final Liberation).”

The introductory audio-visual presentation available in YouTube speaks more about the project of “Adhyatma Vishwavidyalay’ – University of Spirituality”, very articulately.

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Hindu Existence Forum pray to Almighty for the early completion of this Adhyatma Vishwavidyalay – University of Spirituality and wish a best successes of this mighty project.

Blessings: Pujya Gurudeva.

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Hindu Scriptures Mention Theory of Gravitation 1500 Years Before Isaac Newton.

Posted by hinduexistence on February 23, 2015

Aryabhatta knew about gravity before Isaac Newton: ex-ISRO chief G Madhavan Nair

Eminent scientist and ex chairman of ISRO said that  Vedas and ancient Indian scriptures also had information on metallurgy, algebra, astronomy, maths etc. way before the western world knew about them.

Eminent scientist and  former ISRO chairman  G Madhavan Nair said that Vedas and ancient Indian scriptures also had information on metallurgy, algebra, astronomy, maths etc. way before the western world knew about them.

PTI |New Delhi | 22 Feb, 2015:: One of the country’s leading scientists and former ISRO chairman G Madhavan Nair today propounded the theory that some shlokas in the Vedas mentioned about presence of water on the moon and astronomy experts like Aryabhatta knew about gravitational force much before Isaac Newton.

The 71-year-old Padma Vibhushan awardee said the Indian vedas and ancient scriptures also had information on metallurgy, algebra, astronomy, maths, architecture and astrology way before the western world knew about them.

Speaking at an international conference on Vedas, he however, added that the information in Vedas was in a “condensed format” which made it difficult for the modern science to accept it.

“Some sholkas in one of the Vedas say that there is water on the moon but no one believed it. Through our Chandrayaan mission, we could establish that and we were the first ones to find that out,” Nair said, adding that everything in Vedas could not be understood as they were in chaste Sanskrit.

He also talked very highly about fifth century astronomer- mathematician Aryabhatta saying, “We are really proud that Aryabhatta and Bhaskara have done extensive work on planetary work and exploration of outer planets. It was one of the challenging fields.

“Even for Chandrayaan, the equation of Aryabhatta was used. Even the (knowledge of) gravitational field… Newton found it some 1500 years later… the knowledge existing (in our scriptures),” he said.

Nair, who was ISRO chairman from 2003-09, also claimed geometry was used to make calculations for building cities during the Harappan civilisation and the Pythagorean theorem also existed since the vedic period.

The comments by Nair came in the backdrop of many BJP leaders talking about ancient Indian scriptures having scientific information including on plastic surgery as well as aero-dynamics.

“The Vedas had a lot of information in the field of space and atomic energy. We were fine until 600 BC. Then came the time of invasions till Independence. Since then, we are growing. We deciphered the atoms for peaceful use,” Mr Nair said.

While serving in ISRO, Mr Nair had made significant contributions to the development of multi-stage satellite launch vehicles.

“As a scientist, I would say that the computations evolved those days were really fantastic. The Vedanga Jyotisa (one of the earliest books on astronomy) is one of the texts, which is evolved in 1400 BC… this is all recorded,” he said.

“These are the fundamental findings which the Western world did not have any knowledge of. The only drawback was this information was condensed to bullet form and the modern science does not accept this. And to read the Vedas, one must also know Sanskrit,” Mr Nair added.

Courtesy: PTI.

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As we did not pay heed to Swamiji’s message on 9.11/1893 in Chicago, so happened 9.11/2001 New York & other consequences.

Posted by hinduexistence on September 11, 2014

9/11. Swami Vivekananda in World Parliament of Religions, Chicago in 1893 and New York Two in Towers  Blast in 2001.

~ Upananda Brahmachari.

the-source-of-all-power-to-fightIf we the Indian, American and the other people of this universe, would have pay heed to Swamiji’s Message delivered in Chicago on 9.11.1893, the terrible incident of 9.11.2001 in NY and others would not be happened anyway.

What a rare juxtaposition ever ignored under our vacant look and simmered such a sensations in front of everyday loss due the Fanatic Jihad and other social apartheid all around.

WELCOME ADDRESS BY SWAMI VIVEKANANDA – Chicago, 9.11/1893.

The World Parliament of Religions, Chicago

Sisters and Brothers of America,

“It fills my heart with joy unspeakable to rise in response to the warm and cordial welcome which you have given us. I thank you in the name of the most ancient order of monks in the world; I thank you in the name of the mother of religions, and I thank you in the name of millions and millions of Hindu people of all classes and sects.

My thanks, also, to some of the speakers on this platform who, referring to the delegates from the Orient, have told you that these men from far-off nations may well claim the honor of bearing to different lands the idea of toleration. I am proud to belong to a religion which has taught the world both tolerance and universal acceptance. We believe not only in universal toleration, but we accept all religions as true. I am proud to belong to a nation which has sheltered the persecuted and the refugees of all religions and all nations of the earth. I am proud to tell you that we have gathered in our bosom the purest remnant of the Israelites, who came to Southern India and took refuge with us in the very year in which their holy temple was shattered to pieces by Roman tyranny. I am proud to belong to the religion which has sheltered and is still fostering the remnant of the grand Zoroastrian nation. I will quote to you, brethren, a few lines from a hymn which I remember to have repeated from my earliest boyhood, which is every day repeated by millions of human beings: “As the different streams having their sources in different paths which men take through different tendencies, various though they appear, crooked or straight, all lead to Thee.”

The present convention, which is one of the most august assemblies ever held, is in itself a vindication, a declaration to the world of the wonderful doctrine preached in the Gita: “Whosoever comes to Me, through whatsoever form, I reach him; all men are struggling through paths which in the end lead to me.” Sectarianism, bigotry, and its horrible descendant, fanaticism, have long possessed this beautiful earth. They have filled the earth with violence, drenched it often and often with human blood, destroyed civilization and sent whole nations to despair. Had it not been for these horrible demons, human society would be far more advanced than it is now. But their time is come; and I fervently hope that the bell that tolled this morning in honor of this convention may be the death-knell of all fanaticism, of all persecutions with the sword or with the pen, and of all uncharitable feelings between persons wending their way to the same goal”.

fight-against-jihad2Swami Vivekananda was fully aware of the nature of the fundamentalism in Semitic religions and especially in Islam. He warned many times to be strong enough against the perpetrators meant for the destruction of Dharma and to save the humanity in the light of Power in Love and Self Reliance, Fraternity and Service to the Mankind. But, the Barbaric Jihadists want to destroy all the basics of the Civil Society including Freedom of Speech, Practice of Other Religion, Democracy and the Universal Brotherhood. The Islamists only believe in Islamic Brother hood or the “Islamic Umma” and they ruthlessly use all its accumulated powers only to finish the disbelievers (Kaffirs) at any moment for ever.

On the very welcome address in Chicago Parliament of Religions on 9.11 in 1983, Swami Vivekanada was the only speaker to point out the Demonic Power of the Fundamental Fanaticism (read the red lined  mentions above repeatedly) to usually run their Bulldozer over the humanity tantamount to the destruction of the civil society prematurely. Swami Vivekananda wanted to a use that platform of world congregation of various faiths to put the death-knell of all fanaticism, of all persecutions made with the sword (i.e. Islam) or with the pen (i.e. the charters of Evangelicalism) or by other means.

We did not hear him. We did not pay heed to Swamiji’s message in 9.11/1893 in Chicago, so happened 9.11/2001 New York & the other brutal consequences against modern days humanity.

We welcome everybody to the peace in Sanatana Bharat, the real abode of freedom of Soul, the sphere of sharing all Self Consciousness and the land of sacrifice of self in the service of the irrespective of societal discrimination of humanity, unique flora and fauna of all encompass, world nature in Oneness.

No Conversion. No Conspiracy. No Sectarian out-looks. If we want to live further in a peace and amity excluding the wrath of Allah and fire of Islam, we have to fight against Terrible Jihad, unitedly. The message of Swami Vivekananda, the spirit of Vedanta and our resolute will power can surely be able to bow down and wipe out the bigot and barbaric Jihad in Islam or any type of evangelic apartheid.

This is an ardent message for the citizens of America and the others from a remote corner of India.

“The more selfish a man, the more immoral he is. And also with that race which is bound down to itself has been the most cruel and the most wicked in the whole world. There has not been a religion that has clung to this dualism more than that founded by the Prophet of Arabia (Mohammed), and there has not been a religion (Islam) which has shed so much blood and been so cruel to other men.  In the Koran there is the doctrine that a man, who does not believe these teachings, should be killed; it is mercy to kill him!  And the surest way to get to heaven, where there are beautiful ‘houries’ and all sort of sense-enjoyments, is by killing these unbelievers. Think of the bloodshed there has been in consequence of such beliefs (Islam)!”

[Part of the speech delivered by Swami Vivekananda in London on 18th Nov.1896. This has been published in ‘Practical Vedanta’ part 4. Pages 352-353 of volume 2 of  ‘Complete works of Swami Vivekananda, ‘Mayavati Memorial edition, 1990 published by Advaita Ashrama, the Publication division of Ramkrishna Mission, located at 5 Dehi Entally Road, Kolkata-700014]

“One religion may ordain something very hideous. For instance, the Mohammedan (Islam) religion allows Mohammedans to kill all who are not of their religion. It is clearly stated in the Koran, “Kill the infidels if they do not become Mohammedans.” They must be put to fire and sword. Now if we tell a Mohammedan that this is wrong, he will naturally ask, “How do you know that? How do you know it is not good? My book says it is.” 

[A part of the speech, given in London on 17th November, 1896, “Practical Vedanta’ Part III, p. 335; vol. 2 ibid.]

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Know Indian culture, moral values and patriotism from learning Sanskrit, says eminent Muslim woman scholar.

Posted by hinduexistence on August 7, 2014

Sanskrit teaches you to become a good person: Kishwar Zubin Nasreen

 Kishwar Zubin Nasreen is receiving honour plaque from UP CM.

Kishwar Zubin Nasreen is receiving honour plaque from UP CM.

TNN | Lucknow | Aug 6, 2014:: Kishwar Zubin Nasreen, the head of the department of Sanskrit at Allahabad University, on Tuesday became the first Muslim woman to receive the Uttar Pradesh Sanskrit Sansthan award for her immense contribution in the field of Sanskrit. The award, instituted in the memory of socialist leader Janeshwar Mishra, will be given annually to a Muslim woman scholar of the language.

Though Nasreen has been a professor of Sanskrit for 36 years, she has been closely associated with the language since 1963.

“Besides being a beautiful language, Sanskrit teaches you to become a good human being and also helps you learn a lot about Indian culture and moral values,” she said.

“My religion never came in my way. In fact, after I learnt Arabic, considered one of the most difficult languages, Sanskrit was a cake walk,” she said.

“The first thing I tell my students is that they should learn Sanskrit as a therapy. That gradually moulds the character of a student, making the person a good human being enriched with the right balance of moral values and patriotism,” she added.

Nasreen said besides parental support, her inspiration to learn the language were compilations of Kalidas, which strike a balance between ancient and contemporary messages.

Courtesy: TOI.

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Gita ‘the way of life’ must be taught from primary level of school education: SC judge.

Posted by hinduexistence on August 4, 2014

If I were dictator, would have made Gita compulsory in Class I: SC judge

Gita: The Light of Spirit & The Spirit of Light in both ways.

Gita: The Light of Spirit & The Spirit of Light in both ways.

Express News Service | Ahmedabad | August 3, 2014:: Supreme Court judge Justice Anil R Dave Saturday said that had he been a dictator, he would have made the Gita and the Mahabharata compulsory in Class I in schools.

Speaking as the chief guest at a conference on ‘contemporary issues and challenges of human rights in the era of globalisation’ at Gujarat University’s convention hall, Justice Dave said, “Had I been the dictator of India, I would have introduced Gita and Mahabharata in Class I. That is the way you learn how to live life. I am sorry if somebody says I am secular or I am not secular. But we have to get good things from everywhere.”

“Our old tradition such as guru-shishya parampara (teacher-student tradition) is lost; if it had been there, we would not have had all these problems in our country,” he said, referring to the problem of violence and terrorism.

“Now we see terrorism in countries. Most of the countries are democratic. If everybody in a democratic country is good, then they would naturally elect somebody who is very good. And that person will never think of damaging anybody else,” he said as he recited the famous Sanskrit saying: “Yatha raja tatha praja (The subject reflects the king).”

At the conference, organised by the Gujarat Law Society, Justice Dave recited several verses from the Gita and other ancient scriptures, and added that a balance needs to be struck while dealing with violence and issues of human rights.

“We would never violate any person’s right if we stick to our ancient scriptures,” Justice Dave said. Other speakers at the conference included justice (retired) C K Thakkar and Chief Justice of Bombay High Court Mohit Shah.

Judge calls for Gita to be taught in schools to teach children ‘how to live’

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Justice A.R. Dave said that he wished the Bhagwad Gita and the Mahabharata were taught from Class I onwards. Pic. Courtesy: MailOnline

Darshan Desai | Daily Mail | New Delhi |  August 2, 2014:: Justice A.R. Dave of the Supreme Court on Saturday sparked a controversy after asserting that he wished the Bhagwad Gita and the Mahabharata were taught from Class I onwards in India.

“Somebody who is very secular, [rather] so-called secular, will not agree. Had I been the dictator of India, I would have introduced the Gita and the Mahabharata in Class I. That is the way you learn how to live life,” Justice Dave said.

Addressing an international conference on ‘Contemporary Issues and Challenges of Human Rights in the Era of Globalisation’ organised by the Gujarat Law Society in Ahmedabad, Dave said Indians should return to ancient traditions.

“Our old tradition like guru-shishya parampara (teacher-student tradition) is lost. If it had been there, we would not have had all these problems [of violence and terrorism] in our country,” Dave said.

“Now we see terrorism in countries. By bringing [out] all the good things in every human, we can stop violence everywhere. And for that purpose, we have to revert to our own things [traditions and scriptures] again,” he added.

Meanwhile, Bombay High Court Chief Justice Mohit Shah, who was also one of the speakers, said that “development for all” should be the core value behind globalisation”.

Justice Mohit Shah said: “The concept of global village should not mean that everybody is just thinking about the world, but it should also be about expanding functions of development for all.

HOW TO MAKE A DHARMA RASHTRA:  The importance of the teaching of Shrimadbhagavad Gita is immense as indicated by Sri A.R. Dave, an eminent justice of the Supreme Court of India. It adores the highest truth and his intention to spread the Dharma Sikshan in the basic level is most welcome.  Gita imparts us the making of individual as well the Nation as a whole. It teaches us the duties upon us and how to render it flawlessly. And these direction is supreme as Gita is propounded the supreme soul Shri Krishna Himself.   

There are two specific duty bound works as exhorted by Sri Bhagawan to establish a Dharma Rashtra. Nothing more than that. Think whenever we fall in the series of critical situation, His suggestion is only two to do. No. 1: Paritranay Sadhunam, means to rescue the righteous persons. The part of cultivation of Dharma, Shastra and the Dharmiks. It sustains the Brahmatejas and ‘Divinity already in Man’. and No. 2: Vinashay ca Duskrutam, means destroy all the evils from the root. Keep in mind, not only destroy, but destroy from the root of all evil forces against Dharma. It sustains the Khstratejas in oneself. To encourage and fight on the strength of Warrior Spirit.

If we do only these Two Works assigned by the Jagadguru (Krusnam Vande Jagadhurum!) Sri Bhagawan, the Dharma Rashtra, i.e. Hindu Rashtra will be automatically established very soon (within 2025).

The reasonable combination or the Synthesis of Brahmatejas and Khstratejas is the only way of emancipation. We must remember the last shloka of Srimad Bhagabadgita. It is “Yatra Yogesvarah Krsno Yatra Partho Dhanur-dharah | Tatra Shrir Vijayo Bhutir Dhruva Nitir Matir Mama ||” ~ means, Wherever there is Krsna, the master mentor of all mystic yogic knowledge, and wherever there is Arjuna, the great warrior and the supreme archer, there will also certainly be opulence, victory, extraordinary power, and morality. That is my opinion.

Yes, my opinion of emancipation lies in the Establishment of Hindu Rashtra in Bharat within 2025. Plz do this Sadhana. Jayatu Jayatu Hindu Rashtram. ~ Upananda Brahmachari. 

Courtesy: Indian Express | Daily Mail.

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ISKCON Cow University for total Protection of Cow progeny and sustainable development.

Posted by hinduexistence on July 16, 2014

ISKCON Cow University (Gau Vishwavidyalaya)  for the research of total Protection of Cow progeny and sustainable development. Cow slaughter is a nefarious conspiracy to lead a socio-cultural and agricultural (Rishi-Krushi sanskriti) doom in Bharat. Hindu Existence Forum extensively supports this spiritual project. 

Now, a cow university for Guntur (Andhra Pradesh). 

PanchgavyaMN Samdani | TNN | Gantur | Jul 12, 2014:: After IIT, IIM and AIIMS, Andhra Pradesh is going to be feathered with a rare project.

A first-of-its-kind university dedicated to conserving cows is coming up in Guntur.

International Society for Krishna Consciousness (Iskcon) has planned to set up a cow university near Kondaveedu where it is constructing a prestigious Krishna temple. The very idea behind the setting up of a cow university is to protect aging cows while providing employment to illiterate village youth.

“This is for the first time in the world that a university to teach how to earn while conserving disappearing cows is being set up,” Iskcon representative Ravindra Krishna told TOI.

He said that they would be launching a gosala (shelter for cows) costing Rs. 1 crore at Kondaveedu on July 13 and works for setting up the university would begin soon.

“Cow is a wonderful gift given by God to the humankind. It would keep helping us earn till its death,” he explained.

He also said that they would teach how to make medicines and other value addition products even from cowdung and the urine of an aged cow, adding that a youth could make at least Rs 30,000 per month if he could acquire 20 old cows which were being sent to slaughterhouses. 

He said that Guntur district was chosen for the project because farmers here were using high quantities of pesticides causing severe damage to the health of humankind. He said that such pesticides could be replaced with bio-pests made of cow products.

International Society for Krishna Consciousness
Founder Acharya : His Divine Grace A.C. Bhakti Vedanta Swami Prabhupada

Malla Reddy Nagar, Near Mahatma Gandhi College, 
Reddy College Road, GUNTUR – 522 004, (A.P.)
Mob :  9533132425, 9701057717, 9246430006, 9494799727
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Iskcon South India chief, Satyagopinath Das said that Puri Jagannath Rathyatra would be conducted in Guntur from Iskcon temple to Sri Venkateswara Vignana Mandiram on July 14.

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In search of continuous Hindu Civilization through Ramayana and Mahabharata.

Posted by hinduexistence on July 9, 2014

Mahabharat historian gets research reins

Ramayana - MahabharataBASANT KUMAR MOHANTY | The Telegraph | New Delhi, July 2, 2014::  A retired history professor who has written articles arguing that stories from the Ramayana and the Mahabharat are truthful accounts of events that took place has been named chief of the ICHR, the government agency to promote historical research.

Yellapragada Sudershan Rao, whose interests include Vedic literature, Sanatana Dharma and Bharatiya Sanskriti, set the tone for his three-year tenure after taking charge on Saturday.

Under his leadership, the Indian Council of Historical Research, he told The Telegraph, should take up projects to rewrite ancient history to establish the “continuous Indian civilisation”, including the period of the two epics.

“The stories of the Ramayan and the Mahabharat cannot be termed a-historical just because there is not enough archaeological hard evidence. Excavations cannot be done in many places since people are living there and you cannot evict them,” Rao said from Warangal, Telangana.

Rao, who taught history at Warangal’s Kakatiya University, has written several articles seeking to establish that stories of the Puranas and particularly the Ramayan and theMahabharat are truthful accounts of historical events.

“A lot of historical material has come through cultural, anthropological, archaeological and ethnographic studies in the last 60 years about the continuous Indian civilisation. The findings can be compiled by researchers. I think the ICHR should support historians interested in doing work on these aspects,” he said.

Rao, a member of the ICHR council when the previous NDA government was in power at the Centre, said studies might be conducted to understand the social system and cultural values during the period of the two epics. He also said archaeological evidence suggesting early habitation in Ayodhya could be traced back to the 8th century BC.

Sri Yellapragada Sudershan Rao - Historian and Indologist.

Sri Yellapragada Sudershan Rao – Historian and Indologist.

The latest excavations conducted after a court directive at the Ramjanmabhoomi site some years ago did reveal ruins of a basement of a big-columned monument on which the Babri mosque was built. Stone pillars and door-jambs with Hindu motifs used in the construction of the mosque were also found, as were images of Hindu deities below the ground at the disputed site.

Asked what the solution to the dispute should be, Rao said: “Historians need not give any solution. Historians present historical materials and the government has to take the decision.”

Rao said the ICHR had, over the last two decades, mainly focused its research projects on the modern and the colonial period. Before 1990, however, when R.S. Sharma and Irfan Habib were chairpersons, the council had undertaken several projects on early history.

“Even during R.S. Sharma’s tenure, they were using Marxist tools. Cultural aspects were not given attention. History should be comprehensive, not driven by any political thought,” Rao said.

By Marxist tools, Rao said, he meant studies entirely focused on the analysis of economic and material aspects, not culture, art or religion.

The new ICHR chief said a lot of archaeological material and literature were stored in archives in other countries and the agency should take the initiative to get at least copies of such works.Rao said he has not been associated with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh but loves the country and nationalist ideas. “I love the country and the culture. As a historian, I feel that history should tell people about their culture and civilisation.”

After taking over, Rao put out a message on the ICHR website where he conveyed “deep gratitude” to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and human resource development minister Smriti Irani for choosing him for the position.  [Courtesy: The Telegraph Kolkata].

Related: NASA Images Find 1,750,000 Year Old Man-Made Bridge:: The Hindustan Times; 10-10-2002.

Photos no proof of Ram Setu: NASA:: The Hindustan Times; 14-09-2007.

‘Viman’ image found on 3,000-year-old rock art in Chhattisgarh; Links to Ramayana:: HJS;06-07-2013.

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Modi Govt must dismantle all anti-Hindu intellectual base in different Govt and NGO handles.

Posted by hinduexistence on June 8, 2014

Will the Modi Govt dismantle the large & complex anti-Hindu intellectual base in different Govt and NGO set up?

~ Rajiv Malhotra. 

Ancient India - The base of Modern societyHRD, the Department of Human Resources Development alone controls the following well funded institutions where anti-Hindu scholars thrive and from where they project influence far and wide.

ICSSR (Indian Council of Social Sciences Research): The entire Council and various Committees are filled/dominated by secular and pseudo-sec leaders, right from the chairman down. They research by targeting Hinduism to explain human rights abuses, women abuses, child abuse, minority abuse, promoting Dalitism, pseudo-secularism, fragmentation, breaking India elements, etc. They run powerful journals, conferences, select/influence PhD dissertation themes, funding of scholars, international travel to make their team into big shots, get them awards like Padam Shree and Padam Bhushan, etc. Hence the brand building of those on their ideology.

ICHR (Indian Council of Historical Research): Apex funding agency for research on Indian history. This is where Romila Thapar, Irfan Habib types got bred and nurtured, boosted into international stars each with his own parampara.

NCERT (National Council of Educational Research and Training): The junior level of textbook writing. There are many Hindus who are only targeting this (naively) but unless the rest of the mechanisms are dismantled any change in textbooks will be temporary at best. Many other organizations like Indian council of philosophical research, societies that govern research on psychology, human rights, women issues, etc. Other govt supported intellectual nexuses include:

ICCR (Indian Council for Cultural Relations): It is mainly operated by Karan Singh. ICCR gave away 1000s of crores to set up India studies chairs in 100+ locations worldwide. Gave the plum jobs to secularists, anti-Hindus, Dalitists,  Islamists, and other cronies of the old regime. This was the equivalent of getting an ambassador posting for a scholar of the humanities/social sciences. Some like the famous chair in oxford cost as much as $5 million each. Nehru centers worldwide and similar institutions are run by this org in delhi. I also knew the prior head Pawan Varma (who released BEING DIFFERENT but later joined some regional party…). I know that ICCR very well and have studied for 15 years what they funded, implications, politics etc.

ASI (Archaeological Survey of India): Tragic agreement with USA to allow them to infiltrate Indian archaeological discoveries just as the USA has done for Pakistan. Ironically the door got finally opened for the USA at Baroda University in Gujarat during Modi’s tenure. I posted a lot on this in the past and Dilip Chakrabarti of Cambridge wrote petitions complaining but never got any response. Many issues exist – why no public disclosure of findings at Qutab Minar, basement of Taj Mahal, Dwarka submarine/underwater excavations, etc…?

There are numerous other govt bodies like so-called Minorities Commission full of such notorious scholars.

I could go on but here just want to give a glimpse of the scale of the problem. If govt asked me for a comprehensive paper I could do it but dont want to waste time just restating what I wrote many times before.

There are major universities where Vice Chancellors need to be replaced. You expect a place like BHU to be very Hindu, but Infinity Foundation has had official dealings with BHU and held many events for my work. The profs tell me that since the present VC came, they squeezed anything sounding too Hindu, and now they cannot risk being branded “saffron”. You can imagine what its like in other universities.

BOTTOM LINE: Stop naming JNU (Jawaharlal Nehru university)  as the only one place with this problem. Those who write JNU as the problem are persons who are 20 years obsolete. The same problem is true of Delhi University, Calcutta University, Jamia Milia University, and 100s of other places. Localizing the problem trivializes it. Know the data and then do a diagnostic properly. It will take 500 Vice Chancellors and top level (Provost, Dean, Deptt chairs) appointments to clean this snake pit of academic Hinduphobia.

Then there are 100+ major anti-Hindu NGOs that require their top level trustees/management committees replaced.

In total the MINIMUM requirement for new scholars/intellectual appointments to get rid of Hinduphobia (not counting the media and other institutions here) is between 2,000 and 4,000 persons.

Where will these scholars come from?

Has anyone done global thinking of this problem with rigor, competence, backup? (I have been doing my own tracking of conceptual issues and my database of people who ought to be blacklisted is 700+ and there are many more to add. So far I shared this only with one man who promised to get it to the right place – lets see.)

My concern is that new folks will get appointed just to get friends/family of the new power structure inside the door. This will backfire just as it did in NDA-1 when not a single change they brought was sustained after NDA-1 fell. Part of the reason was that many mediocre people got appointed.

Rajiv Malhotra copyQUESTION: Do you want to serve Hindu dharma or a particular political institution? Big difference in how you make decisions. While its great that a cancerous party got defeated, it must (1) get removed completely, and (2) replaced by competent persons and not one set of cronies replaced by another set of cronies.

Even more important than replacing persons is replacing the discourse/intellectual lens: 
What is the content of the message that must get removed and whats the new content? This does not get developed overnight. Have the govt done this? Are there position papers for the Hindu public to review and comment? What I read in various Hindu celebrations shows lack of this understanding. I see too much emphasis on asking for change of mere symbolism. That is easy to do and will make many uninformed people happy; but its superficial and will NOT change the deep intellectual structures in the mindset. Institutional mechanisms must change and not just personalities. I don’t want to stick my nose in other people’s affairs, but want to express the state of affairs that needs to be faced squarely. This is a mammoth task and I wish the government the very best. We Hindus are counting on them to deliver. This opportunity came after lots of sacrifice by many people, and we cannot afford to miss the window of opportunity that might not come again if we fail this time. The risk now is that those in power might chase symbolic victories that have limited benefit and can get easily reversed later when the pendulum moves again.

  • Rajiv Malhotra is a top Indian root intellectual based in USA and the reputed writer/co-writer of the books:   Being DifferentAn Indian Challenge to Western Universalism, Breaking India: Western Interventions in Dravidian and Dalit Faultlines, Invading the Sacred: An Analysis of Hinduism Studies in America and others. 
  • Write-up collected from RajivMalhotraDiscussion@yahoogroups.com via Smt Sucheta Sinhal.

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Shubh Deepavali 2013.

Posted by hinduexistence on November 2, 2013

ॐ असतो मा सद्गमय । 
तमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमय । 
मृत्योर्मा अमृतं गमय । 
ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥
Om, Lead us from Unreality (of Transitory Existence) to the Reality (of Self). Lead us from the Darkness (of Ignorance) to the Light (of Spiritual Knowledge). Lead us from the Fear of Death to the Knowledge of Immortality. Om Peace, Peace, Peace.
शुभ दीपावली ~ उपानन्द ब्रह्मचारी एवम हिन्दु अस्तित्व (फोरम) परिवार ॥ 
Shubh Deepavali ~ Upananda Brahmachari and Hindu Existence (Forum) Family.

Shubh Deepavali -Hindu Existence

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Struggle for Hindu Rashtra is based upon unique uniformity and spiritual solidarity.

Posted by hinduexistence on July 11, 2013

Important requirements for establishment of Hindu Rashtra ! : H. H. Dr. Athavale.

।। .जयतु .जयतु .हिंदुराष्ट्रम् ।।

HJS | Ashadh Shuklapaksha 2, Kaliyug Varsha 5115 | 10 July 2013 ::  The second all-India Hindu Convention was recently held at Ramnathi, Goa. Let us see the necessary points pro-Hindus activists who participated in the Convention are required to imbibe.

‘Samashti (collective)’ destiny of Hindus is responsible for such miserable condition of Hindus and spiritual practice (sadhana) is the only solution to change the same !  

Deeds of previous and present birth decide destiny and fate of every person. Establishment of Hindu Rashtra is not associated with destiny of one person but it is associated with destiny of all Hindus from Hindustan so also Hindus living abroad. The present miserable condition of Hindus is due to ‘Raja’ and ‘Tama’ pre-dominant Hindu rulers, leaders and people and their selfish, narrow-minded and demonic nature which is the root cause of such wretched condition.

Destiny of Hindus is dependent on their deeds. There is only one way for changing such destiny. Hindus need to discard their selfish and narrow-mindedness and instead of thinking only about self and family, they need to think about welfare of all Hindus. For this, rulers, leaders and people need to become ‘sattvik’ which can happen only by Hindus getting ‘Dharma-shikshan’, their abiding by Dharma and undertaking spiritual practice. It will change their destiny and establishment of Hindu Rashtra will be achieved easily. This is the path of action (Karma-marg).

If spiritual practice can entail God realization; it will surely help in achieving establishment of Hindu Rashtra !

In Hindu Dharma, 3 main paths of God Realization have been advocated which are – ‘Karma-Yoga’, ‘Bhakti –Yoga (Path of Devotion)’ and ‘Dnyan Yoga (Path of Knowledge)’. If these paths can be followed for attaining God; these paths can certainly help in establishment of Hindu Rashtra !

A] Karma-Yoga

While doing any deed as per ‘Karma-Yoga’, it should be remembered that ‘Yogah Karmasu Kaushalam (Srimat Bhagavat Geeta- Chapter 2- Verse-50) which means every good deed should be done with skill, in perfect manner as it is ‘Yoga’.

B] Bhakti-Yoga

Bhakti-Yoga means surrendering to Deities. Shiva is the Deity of Bharat. As per the present times, Bhagavan Srikrushna is the Deity to be worshiped for establishment of Dharma / righteousness, protection of virtuous and destruction of evil; therefore, worshipping Bhagavan Shiva and Srikrushna, chanting their names and praying everyday for establishment of Hindu Rashtra is ‘Bhakti-Yoga’. With the grace of Bhagavan Shiva, our Hindu Convention was held at Ramnathi i.e. a Shiva Temple.

C] Dnyan – Yoga

Study Srimat Bhagavat Geeta, Saints’ literature, Sanatan’s Holy books and follow the principles explained in them. With the study of spirituality, your perspective towards life will change, you will be able to clarify doubts of others, guide them and acquire spiritual strength.

Points to be remembered by people who are working for ‘Hinduttva’

Pro-Hindu activists have yearning to establish Hindu Rashtra. They are leaders and representatives of people. Bhagavan Srikrushna has said in Geeta

यद्यदाचरति श्रेष्ठः तत्तदेवेतरो जनः । स यत्प्रमाणं कुरुते लोकस्तदनुवर्तते ॥  -Srimat Bhagavat Geeta, Chapter 3, verse 21

Meaning : Behaviour of leaders, revered persons and Saints is followed by other people; whatever is said by them, is taken by people as the yardstick and people behave accordingly.

Pro-Hindu activists should remember points given below while following the guidance given during all-India Hindu Convention.

1] Study ‘Dharma-grantha’/ Holy Scriptures, Bhagavat Geeta and Sanatan’s Holy books.

2] Chant the names of Bhagavan Srikrushna and Shiva, worship and pray for establishment of Hindu Rashtra.

3] Abide by Dharma. Your behavior should be such that it is kept by people as ideal.

4] Devote at least one hour every day for Rashtra and Dharma and if possible, give all time for this and complete your ‘samashti sadhana’.

5] Bhagawan Sriram and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj are our ideals. Study their life history and adopt those principles. Netaji Subhashchandra Bose used to say that ‘if 40 crores Hindus raise acclamation of ‘Har Har Mahadev’, the British would leave India in a day.’ Hindu Rashtra will be established when we follow this advice.

Brothers and sisters ! Let us all, who took part in all-India Hindu Convention i.e. leaders from various regions, journalists, thinkers, advocates and Saints, unite under the leadership of Bhagavan Srikrushna, let us merge with each other. Let us give up small identities of our organizations, Sects and nurture identity of Hindu Rashtra and Hindu Dharma i.e. nurture patriotism and respect for our Dharma; take oath for sacrificing our body, mind and wealth for establishment of Hindu Rashtra.

If you need any assistance or guidance, rest assured that Sanatan Sanstha and Hindu Janajagruti Samiti would always stand firmly behind you. Blessings of Bhagavan Srikrushna are always with us.

Jayatu Jayatu Hindu Rashtram.

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Aum is universal medicine for All.

Posted by hinduexistence on June 21, 2013

Aum is medicine, not just mantra.

AumPramila Krishnan | Deccan Chronicle | Chennai::  Abdul Khader chants ‘Aum’ 30 times during his walk at Gill Nagar park every morning and swears it has significantly helped in healing his acute arthritic pain.

“I used to pray seated in a chair because of acute knee pain from arthritis acquired from long hours of doing business standing. Thanks to the yoga asanas, breathing exercises and the chanting of ‘Aum’, I am now able to kneel on the mat for my namaz five times a day,” said the 50-year-old grocer of MMDA colony in the city, talking excitedly about the wholesome healing experienced at the government yoga and naturopathy college hospital near Anna arch.

“When the doctors explained that chanting ‘Aum’ is not religious but provides therapeutic gain, I readily agreed to follow that. I am happy I did it,” Khader told Deccan Chronicle.

Dr Kanimozhi, assistant professor of yoga, says she had prescribed ‘Aum’ chanting for even cancer patients, along with other naturopathy medicines. “The chant controls the secretion of stress hormones and acts as a pain reliever. It is scientific as the chant creates a neuro and psycholinguist effect while a positive aura forms around your body when you do it.”

There are several patients at the hospital — including Muslims and Christians — who have benefited from chanting ‘Aum’, prescribed along with yoga asanas and nature healers, and gained relief from ailments such as pain, insomnia, stress, stuttering and other speech difficulties.

The case of 55-year-old Edwin, a senior army officer tormented by ankylosing spondylitis for over a year, is another example. He has healed from chanting ‘Aum’ and practising asanas and breathing exercises.

“Edwin’s case sheet reveals that after two months of practice, he could flex his joints and his sleep cycle got normal,” said Dr P. Prabhu, expressing happiness that more and more patients are turning to ‘Aum’ and other natural healers.

Courtesy: DC.

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BE A KALKI TO DESTROY ALL EVILS…. LET’S ALL BE VIRTUAL HINDU FUNDAMENTALISTS.

Posted by hinduexistence on June 18, 2013

Let’s All be Hindu Fundamentalists. 

by Maria Wirth.

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Religious fundamentalists are on the rise and that is bad for our societies. Most people will agree on this. Yet few examine who religious fundamentalists are. Obviously, such persons would want to stick to the fundamentals of their religion. They want to live a life that is advocated in their holy books and would please their God. Now, since religious fundamentalists pose a problem, does it mean that the fundamentals of religions are bad for our societies? Let’s look at the three biggest religions:

Concerning Christianity, fundamentalists believe that God has revealed himself in the Bible and sent his only begotten son to earth to save all mankind. They believe in the first commandment: ‘You shall have no other gods before me’. Therefore, all humanity has to believe in the God of the Bible and his only son, Jesus Christ. Those who do not do so, will end up in hell. “Go out into the world”, is a central tenet of the Christian faith and fundamentalists consider it as their duty to convert as many ‘heathens’ as possible to Christianity by whatever means.

Concerning Islam, fundamentalists believe that Islam is the only true religion and Allah the only true God who wants the whole world to submit to Him. Those who do not become Muslims will go to hell. It is a central tenet and keeps recurring in the Quran. Fundamentalists see it as their duty to make all of humanity accept Islam and often take literally commandments in the Quran like “Strike terror in the hearts of unbelievers.”

Concerning Hinduism, fundamentalists believe that Brahman (other names are allowed and in use) is the one true God. However, Brahman is not a personal God who saves those who believe in Him and damns all others. Rather, Brahman is the most subtle conscious essence that permeates everything and everyone, never mind, which religion he follows or whether he is an atheist. “Atman is Brahman” or “one’s own Self is God”, the Vedas proclaim.

Now, all religions claim that there is only one Highest, one ‘true God’ in English or one ‘Allah’ in Arabic or one ‘Brahman’ in Sanskrit. And of course there is only one Highest/ God – the almighty, all knowing presence that is responsible for the existence of the universe. How can it be otherwise? Hindus, however, often don’t understand that Christians as well as Muslims are really convinced that their one true God, respectively Allah, saves only the brothers and sisters of their own faith and sends all others as heathen or infidels into hell. This conviction is indeed difficult to understand for humans with a normal reasoning capacity. Yet if one grows up hearing repeatedly that only one’s own faith is true and other people are bad because they don’t accept this, it may actually make sense. It happened to me as a child – it made sense that only we Christians go to heaven, because we have been chosen by God…

So we have a situation in the world where Christianity and Islam, each one over a billion strong, rival with each other: “Our God alone is true! If you don’t believe it, you go to hell.” And the other group counters, “No. Our God alone is true! And if you don’t believe it you go to hell.”

One could laugh it off if it were not so serious. Fundamentalists stick to this belief – and unfortunately, the official clergy of both religions uphold it, as well. It is naturally a cause for great friction in the world.

Hinduism (or Sanatana Dharma, as it used to be called) does not take part in this one-upmanship. It is ancient. It was there long before Christianity or Islam appeared on the scene. In Hinduism, Brahman is not a male entity who watches over us from somewhere. It is inside everyone, conscious, living and loving. It will always give another chance until everyone realises his true being and merges in Brahman, which may take many lives. The Hindu scriptures proclaim, “Humanity is one family”. “Brahman permeates the smallest as well as the biggest.” “Thou art That.” “Brahman is not what your mind thinks but That by which the mind is capable to think.” “See God in everyone.” “Respect nature.”

Maria Wirth

And they lead us in prayer: “May we be protected together, may we be nourished together, may we work together with great vigour, may our study be enlightening, may no obstacle arise between us.” “Let noble thoughts come to us from all sides.” “May everyone be happy”, and so on.

Many Hindus, too, don’t know these fundamentals of their religion and believe it is all about rituals, worshipping their favourite aspect of God to get their wishes fulfilled and celebrating festivals. They don’t realise that Hinduism is the only religion that is all inclusive. It does not set one group of people against all the others. It is also not opposed to science and does not only allow using one’s intelligence but encourages to do so.

Maybe that is the reason why in the west, Hinduism is sometimes even missing when the world religions are listed, as for westerners, a religion is apparently not a religion if it is not based on unverifiable dogmas, especially the one that sets it apart from other religions and which is so harmful for a harmonious living together of all humanity. Is it not about time for us in the 21th century to scrap such unverifiable, harmful fundamentals that set up one group of people against another group?

The best option is to follow the Hindu fundamentals. So let’s be Hindu fundamentalists who see God in everyone, also in animals and in nature. Our world would benefit.

Courtesy: MARIAWIRTHBLOG.

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Greetings of Sri Ram Navmi. Chant Ramraksha Stotram. It’s not just a chant. It’s Powerful and Blissful.

Posted by hinduexistence on April 19, 2013

Jai Sri Ram

Greetings of Sri Ram Navmi to all.

Ramraksha stotra: Not just a divine chant.

Barkha Mathur | Nagpur | TNN | Apr 19, 2013:: The nine days of ChaitraNavratri, from GudiPadwa till Ram Navami, are filled with chants of Ramrakshastotra. The same can be heard at temples, homes and in groups, as people come together for collective recitals.

Considered to be one of the most sacred chants, it has tremendous powers to protect a devout from evil, says Prafulla Nandangiri, secretary of Bhonsla Ved Shala in Mahal. “There are a total of 38 shlokas, of which some like the 35th one is ‘siddha’. Reciting it can provide mental strength to a person, by making him feel fearless,” he says. This is a siddha stotra for complete protection of body and when read 1,300 times, it can destroy all dangers that a person may be facing, says Nandangiri.

“Ramraksha is also considered to be good for a newborn child and the new mother, and is read out while tying the black thread around the neck of an infant,” he says, adding that there are different rhythms for reciting it.

“The stotra focuses on all parts of the body and invokes Lord Ram to protect them. So, it is recited for children and also for those afflicted with some disease,” explains Kapil Chandrayan, a student of astrology. For best results, it should be read in Sanskrit for the vibrations that emanate through chanting of these sacred mantras, suggests Chandrayan.

Recitals of Ramraksha stotra are considered good during Chaitra Navratri as at this time god is present with all his powers in the sanctum sanctorum of temples, says Prasad Joshi, who is studying scriptures. “I recite the Ramraksha stotra as it helps me to master incantation of different chants. It has been written with anushtup chan as its poetic meter, which is a four-part mantra with 32 letters in one stanza. During these nine days, reading and reciting these sacred mantras is very effective.” <Read details here.>

[Courtesy: TOI].

ॐ 
राम रामेति रामेति,
रमे रामे मनोरमे ।
सहस्रनाम तत्तुल्यं,
रामनाम वरानने ॥
Raam Raameti Raameti,
Rame Raame Manorame |
Sahasra-naama Taththulyam,
Raama-naama Varaanane ||

THE POWER OF RAMRAKSHA STOTRAM.

The Complete Ramraksha Stotram in Snaskrit: 

॥ श्रीरामरक्षास्तोत्रम्‌ ॥ – Shri Ram Raksha Stotram

॥ श्रीरामरक्षास्तोत्रम्‌ ॥
 
श्रीगणेशायनम: ।
अस्य श्रीरामरक्षास्तोत्रमन्त्रस्य ।
बुधकौशिक ऋषि: ।
श्रीसीतारामचंद्रोदेवता ।
अनुष्टुप्‌ छन्द: । सीता शक्ति: ।
श्रीमद्‌हनुमान्‌ कीलकम्‌ ।
श्रीसीतारामचंद्रप्रीत्यर्थे जपे विनियोग: ॥
 
॥ अथ ध्यानम्‌ ॥
 
ध्यायेदाजानुबाहुं धृतशरधनुषं बद्दद्पद्‌मासनस्थं ।
पीतं वासोवसानं नवकमलदलस्पर्धिनेत्रं प्रसन्नम्‌ ॥
वामाङ्‌कारूढसीता मुखकमलमिलल्लोचनं नीरदाभं ।
नानालङ्‌कारदीप्तं दधतमुरुजटामण्डनं रामचंद्रम्‌ ॥
 
॥ इति ध्यानम्‌ ॥ 
 
राम रामेति रामेति रमे रामे मनोरमे ।
सहस्रनाम तत्तुल्यं रामनाम वरानने ॥३८॥
 
इति श्रीबुधकौशिकविरचितं श्रीरामरक्षास्तोत्रं संपूर्णम्‌ ॥
 
॥ श्री सीतारामचंद्रार्पणमस्तु ॥

Know the meaning of Sri Ramraksha Stotram and just chant  Sri Ramraksha Stotram 18 times today in any Temple or Home with full of devotion followed by regular chanting once a day and see the Miracle ~ Upananda Brahmachari, Hindu Existence. 

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Ramayan and Mahabharata ~ the inspirational thread to learn Sanskrit by Muslim Friends.

Posted by hinduexistence on March 7, 2013

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Two Muslim students win all 3 Sanskrit medals in Gujarat University.

“inspired to learn Sanskrit after hearing stories from the Ramayana and Mahabharata”……

“Muslim boys and girls diversifying into other educational fields is a good sign”…….

Proud LearnerSyed Khalique Ahmed | Indian Express | Ahmedabad, | Thu Mar 07 2013 ::  Defying stereotypes, a Muslim boy and girl have bagged all three medals instituted for the BA course in the ancient Indian language by the Gujarat University.

Two of the medals for Sanskrit were won by Taiyab Sheikh, a student of Y S Arts and Commerce college in Devgadh Baria in Panchmahals district. The third went to Yasminbanu Kothari of the Adiwasi Arts and Commerce college in Santrampur in the interior of the state’s tribal belt.

Sheikh got 75.5 per cent marks and Kothari 68.5 per cent. The medals were awarded at the convocation Tuesday.

Sheikh, 23, who is now studying for a B.Ed. degree in a Godhra college, said he was inspired to learn Sanskrit after hearing stories from the Ramayana and Mahabharat told by his teachers in primary school in his village of Tokarwa.

He said he wants to be a post-graduate in Sanskrit and pursue teaching it as a career. Sheikh enrolled himself for a BA degree with Sanskrit as his main subject as he failed to get a teaching job in a primary school after doing a teachers training course.

His elder brother is a head master in a government primary school and there was no opposition in the family to him studying Sanskrit. “My parents, who are farmers and not educated, only wanted me to perform well,” Sheikh said.

Kothari said she developed a liking for Sanskrit when she was in class 12. The daughter of a fruit-seller who studied up to class 12, she too said she did not face any opposition to her choice of the language. “In fact, my father and his friend Rafiq Sheikh, a college teacher, encouraged me to study it,” she said.

Kothari teaches at a primary school in Santrampur and like Sheikh, she too wants to do an MA in Sanskrit and work as a teacher.

“A language does not belong to any community. Anyone can learn any language provided he or she has interest in it,” said J R Machchi, Sheikh’s Sanskrit teacher.

“Muslim boys and girls diversifying into other educational fields is a good sign,” added J S Bandukwala, a retired Physics professor from M S University who runs Zidni Ilma Trust, which promotes professional and technical education among poor Muslim students.

Courtesy: Indian express.

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