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California’s City Council Opened with Hindu Prayers.

Posted by hinduexistence on April 12, 2014

Honour of Sanskrit, Veda, Upanishad, Gita and Hindu Dharma in USA. The West is attracted with ancient Sanskrit Culture of Bharat, but the political  maroons in India just discard it !!

With Hindu prayers California’s City Council Opened.

Just before the Newman City Council Hindu invocation, from left to right, are— Councilmember Nicholas Candea, Mayor Pro Tem Robert Martina, Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, Mayor Ed Katen and Councilmember Roberta Davis.

Just before the Newman City Council Hindu invocation, from left to right, are— Councilmember Nicholas Candea, Mayor Pro Tem Robert Martina, Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, Mayor Ed Katen and Councilmember Roberta Davis.

spyghana.com | Newman City | 11 April, 2014::   Newman City Council in California (USA), which celebrated 125th Anniversary in 2013, had its first historic Hindu invocation on April eight (08-04-2014, Tuesday) evening, containing verses from world’s oldest existing scripture.

Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed delivered the opening prayer from ancient Sanskrit scriptures before the City Council. After Sanskrit delivery, he then read the English translation of the prayer. Sanskrit is considered a sacred language in Hinduism and root language of Indo-European languages.

Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, recited from Rig-Veda, the oldest scripture of the world still in common use, besides lines from Upanishads and Bhagavad-Gita (Song of the Lord), both ancient Hindu scriptures. He started and ended the prayer with “Om”, the mystical syllable containing the universe, which in Hinduism is used to introduce and conclude religious work.

Reciting from Brahadaranyakopanishad, Rajan Zed said, “Asato ma sad gamaya, Tamaso ma jyotir gamaya, Mrtyor mamrtam gamaya”, which he then translated as “Lead me from the unreal to the Real, Lead me from darkness to Light, and Lead me from death to Immortality.” Reciting from Bhagavad-Gita, he urged councilmembers to keep the welfare of others always in mind. Councilmembers, city employees and public were seen standing in prayer mode with their heads bowed down during this invocation.

Wearing saffron colored attire, a ruddraksh mala (rosary), and traditional sandalpaste tilak (religious mark) on the forehead, Zed sprinkled few drops of water from river Ganga of India, considered holy by Hindus, around the podium before the prayer. Zed presented a copy ofBhagavad-Gita to Mayor Ed Katen, who introduced and thanked Zed. “It is a historic moment of pride for the community when the prayers from ancient Sanskrit scriptures are being read in this great hall of democracy of this great city of Newman”, Zed stated before starting the invocation.

Rajan Zed is a global Hindu and interfaith leader, who besides taking up the cause of religion worldwide, has also raised huge voice against the apartheid faced by about 15-million Roma (Gypsies) in Europe. Bestowed with World Interfaith Leader Award; Zed is Senior Fellow and Religious Advisor to Foundation for Religious Diplomacy, Spiritual Advisor to National Association of Interchurch & Interfaith Families, etc.

Hinduism, oldest and third largest religion of the world, has about one billion adherents and moksh (liberation) is its ultimate goal. There are about three million Hindus in USA.

Newman, whose tagline is “Honoring the Past, Celebrating the Present, Building for the Future”, is known for its annual Fall Festival. Robert Martina and Michael E. Holland are Mayor Pro Tem and City Manager respectively.

Courtesy: Ghana News.

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Maha Kumbh Mela at Prayagraj. Ganga Sagar Mela 2013. Sab tirath bar bar… Ganga Sagar ek bar…

Posted by hinduexistence on January 13, 2013

News From Prayag Maha Kumbh: Maha Kumbh begins, 1.1 crore pilgrims take dip today on Makar Sankranti (14-01-2013). View the First Sahi Snan. Har Har Gange.

gangasagar mela 2013

Ganga Sagar Mela – 2013 (Toll free help line 18003453220).

ॐ Welcome to Ganga Sagar Mela    Makar Sankranti     Kapil Muni Temple at Sagardwip

2013 gangasagarHere thousands of people take Holy Dip during Makar Sankranti, usually falls on 14 or 15th January every year. Gangasagar pilgrimage and fair is the second largest congregation of mankind after the holy Kumbha Mela. The latter is observed once in four years at alternate locations in north, central and central-west parts of the country, Gangasagar fair and pilgrimage is held annually on the Sagar Island’s southern tip in the Ganges delta atop the Bay of Bengal.

The Kapil Muni Temple at Sagardwip is the fourth constructed temple in the island. The first was razed by a tornado and the next two were destroyed by the sea. It was in 1961, the chief minister of Bengal, BC Roy donated Rs.11,000 to construct the present temple which was completed in 1973.

Sagardwip (Sagar Island), 128kms away from Kolkata presents an ideal repose for a quiet weekend. A small island in the Sunderban delta, Sagardwip is bequeathed with a quiet charm amidst the completely unspoiled and silvery beach on the estuary of the mighty Ganga. It has a lighthouse that offers you a panoramic view of the surroundings. Quite a hot spot for Hindu pilgrimage.

One lakh take the holy dip at Gangasagar… Another four lakh pilgrims are likely to reach…..

Gangasagar | 12 th January 2013 | Hindu Existence Media :: In the run-up to the festival of Makar Sankranti, around one lakh devotees have taken the holy dip at Gangasagar, the confluence of the Ganga and the Bay of Bengal.

West Bengal Panchayat minister Subrata Mukherjee today said the government is trying to make the annual fair by increasing the safety and comfort level for the devotees.

He said they are also constructing permanent guest houses for visitors and also a permanent jetty at a cost of Rs 5 crore.

Though the shameful pilgrimage tax of Rs. 5/= has been waved out this year, the escalated conveyance fare is still hammering the capacity of the common rural pilgrims coming from far away from the farthest corner of Bharat out of their spiritual passion to dip into holy Ganges confluence with Bay of Bengal,  even once for a life.

This escalation of Bus and ferry services in the Mela time could be managed by the Govt. of West Bengal this time, if a 3 Crore budget for the make shift wooden rest house for the ‘torn Sari-Hawai Chappal’ clad Chief Minister of West Bengal, Miss(?) Mamata Banerjee was possible to be averted from misutilizing the public exchequer.

The South 24 Parganas District authority is discharging their duties on war footing to welcome the expected 5 lakh pilgrims to the Ganga Sagar Makar Sankranti Mela this year. Over 200 NGOs are also rendering their stream of cooperation to make this Dharmik events a grand success.

View this beautiful Video: Gangotri to Gangasagar. 

Courtesy: S 24 Pgs district portal | T Series | Times Now.

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God Particle – CERN – Lord Shiva (Nataraj).

Posted by hinduexistence on July 14, 2012

DANCE OF SHIVA IN CERN.

Upananda Brahmachari. 

‘God Particles’ have no scientific relation with GOD as per the atheist point of view. Rather they claim that the discovery of God particle is a landmark “win for science over superstition”. In an article in Washington Post under the heading God particle discovery is a win for science over superstitionRick Wingrove claims: “The discovery is yet another demonstration of Scientific methodology as the scrupulous process by which humankind acquires and authenticates all knowledge. The importance of this becomes more obvious when contrasted against the current resurgence of rabid religionism, especially the unabashed and exuberant anti-intellectualism of those who assert that they hold special knowledge, supplied by talkative deities, and who strive to supplant Science with bronze age origin fables.” (WP dt July 11, 2012).

Actually, there is a huge bronze Nataraj statue in front of CERN the European Center for Research in Particle Physics in Geneva, Switzerland. And CERN is the present authority to draw all attention on the God particle through its dedicated research all around.

This bronze statue of Nataraja is not made in the Bronze Age by some ancient people. Modern sculptors of Bharat (India) have made it in a very artistic way and this was presented to the CERN authority by the Indian Science Mission as sent by Govt of India in 2004.

The statue of the Indian deity Shiva at CERN was unveiled by His Excellency K M Chandrasekhar (seated), Dr. Anil Kakodkar (left) and Dr. Robert Aymar (centre).

On June 18, 2004, an unusual new landmark was unveiled at CERN, the European Center for Research in Particle Physics in Geneva — a 2m tall statue of the Indian deity Shiva Nataraja, the Lord of Dance. The statue, symbolizing Shiva’s cosmic dance of creation and destruction, was given to CERN by the Indian government to celebrate the research center’s long association with India. The statue of Lord Shiva at CERN was unveiled by His Excellency K M Chandrashekhera, the Indian ambassador to WTO, Geneva, Dr Anil Kakodkar  (eminent Indian nuclear scientist) and Dr Robert Aymar (Director General of CERN (2004–2008), with a mighty pleasure  of other CERN scientists.

‘In choosing the image of Shiva Nataraja, the Indian government acknowledged the profound significance of the metaphor of Shiva’s dance for the cosmic dance of subatomic particles, which is observed and analyzed by CERN’s physicists. The parallel between Shiva’s dance and the dance of subatomic particles was first discussed by Fritjof Capra in an article titled “The Dance of Shiva: The Hindu View of Matter in the Light of Modern Physics,” published in Main Currents in Modern Thought in 1972. Shiva’s cosmic dance then became a central metaphor in Capra’s international bestseller The Tao of Physics, first published in 1975 and still in print in over 40 editions around the world.

A special plaque next to the Shiva statue at CERN explains the significance of the metaphor of Shiva’s cosmic dance with several quotations from The Tao of Physics. Here is the text of the plaque:

Ananda K. Coomaraswamy, seeing beyond the unsurpassed rhythm, beauty, power and grace of the Nataraja, once wrote of it “It is the clearest image of the activity of God which any art or religion can boast of.”

More recently, Fritjof Capra explained that “Modern physics has shown that the rhythm of creation and destruction is not only manifest in the turn of the seasons and in the birth and death of all living creatures, but is also the very essence of inorganic matter,” and that “For the modern physicists, then, Shiva’s dance is the dance of subatomic matter.” 

It is indeed as Capra concluded: “Hundreds of years ago, Indian artists created visual images of dancing Shivas in a beautiful series of bronzes. In our time, physicists have used the most advanced technology to portray the patterns of the cosmic dance. The metaphor of the cosmic dance thus unifies ancient mythology, religious art and modern physics.”‘

In traditional Indian point of view the Science has no contradiction of Dharma, mostly misunderstood as Religion. While religion is some restrictions for a section to run a particular belief fermented with some ethos, Dharma is a far different from that concept. Dhrama is the reality of attributes of entire life process in a method of sacrifice of individual for the society and good hood. In Vivekananda’s word it is ‘manifestation of divinity already in man’. It is Dharma and certainly not religion.

So the properties of a particle is Dharma, attribute of human being is Dharma, the enforcement of nature is Dharma and all pervading. It is not at all superstitions. It is the synthesis of science, philosophy, knowledge, intuition and everything in a single and supreme entity, which religion doesn’t.

CERN is concerned to that supreme truth of the creation, particles and predominance. God particle has now some hint of creation, preservation and destruction from a single source.

As per Hindu realization (one may degenerate it by calling it Hindu mythology) with a subtle scientific approach, Lord Shiva (Nataraja) is described as Devadideva, the primordial god of all gods, the supreme creator and the Mahadeva, the greatest god, the supreme source of energy. Shiva is the cosmic dancer who performs his divine dance to destroy a weary universe and make preparations for god Brahma to start the process of creation afresh. This new creation is harmonized and preserved by god Vishnu, obviously by the force of trinity in the singularized and unique entity originated from that Devadideva or Mahadeva. Lord Shiva, the Grand Designer. Lord Mahakal. The reality of Infinite Time and Space. The circular continuity of creation, preservation and destruction. Shiva. Shiva. Shiva. I think CERN has that same reverence to that truth behind Statue of Lord Nataraja situated in front of the CERN Head Quarter in Geneva.

I find the majestic dance of Lord Shiva in front of CERN institute. Shiva is dancing in an aureole of flames with a rhythm of time infinite so beautifully, lifting his left leg and balancing over a demon or dwarf (Apasmara) who symbolizes ignorance and evils. Om Namah Shivay. It means adorn all endeavors in the light of truth, prosperity and maturity engrossed in eternity.

  

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Observe 7th September as Vande Mataram Day.

Posted by hinduexistence on September 7, 2011

Rishi Bankim Chandra Chattopadhya created Vande Mataram on 7th Sept. 1882.

HE Media Centre : Kolkata :: Rishi Bankim Chandra Chattopadhya created Vande Mataram on 7th Sept. 1882. This was mostly influenced the Indian Freedom Struggle against British as a lightening spirit of all inspiration of Nationalism in modern India. Vande Mataram was finally set in Bankim’s most revolutionary novel Anandamath. Anandamath and Vande Mataram are considered as the seeds of Hindu Rashtravad (HINDU STATE IDEOLOGY). And as per Sri Aurobinda, Sanatan Dharma is the Nationalism in India. Dr. Hedgewad declared this Nation as an undisputed HINDU NATION.  

Though it is the mother source of all patriotism and Indian Nationalism in modern time, the hymn of Vande Mataram has been truncated by the Congress betrayers for the cause o Muslim appeasement. All the Hindus and the ardent Nationalists should sing the complete hymns of Vande Mataram with full veneration all along. But for keeping the spirit of our regards high to this ever delightful song of synthesis of Bhratiya Tradition, Culture, Heritage and Nationalism, we should sing this song fully on 7th September by observing Vande Mataram Day everywhere in this country. In such way, our future generation will come up to take an oath to preserve Vande Mataram intact from the attack of Congress and the fundamental maroons. VANDE MATARAM.

The full song of Vande Mataram is given below :

वन्दे मातरम्
सुजलां सुफलां मलयजशीतलाम्
शस्यशामलां मातरम् ।
शुभ्रज्योत्स्नापुलकितयामिनीं
फुल्लकुसुमितद्रुमदलशोभिनीं
सुहासिनीं सुमधुर भाषिणीं
सुखदां वरदां मातरम् ।। १ ।। वन्दे मातरम् ।
सप्त-कोटि-कण्ठ-कल-कल-निनाद-कराले
द्विसप्त-कोटि-भुजैर्धृत-खरकरवाले,
अबला केन मा एत बले ।
बहुबलधारिणीं नमामि तारिणीं
रिपुदलवारिणीं मातरम् ।। २ ।। वन्दे मातरम् ।
तुमि विद्या, तुमि धर्म
तुमि हृदि, तुमि मर्म
त्वं हि प्राणा: शरीरे
बाहुते तुमि मा शक्ति,
हृदये तुमि मा भक्ति,
तोमारई प्रतिमा गडि
मन्दिरे-मन्दिरे मातरम् ।। ३ ।। वन्दे मातरम् ।
त्वं हि दुर्गा दशप्रहरणधारिणी
कमला कमलदलविहारिणी
वाणी विद्यादायिनी, नमामि त्वाम्
नमामि कमलां अमलां अतुलां
सुजलां सुफलां मातरम् ।। ४ ।। वन्दे मातरम् ।
श्यामलां सरलां सुस्मितां भूषितां
धरणीं भरणीं मातरम् ।। ५ ।। वन्दे मातरम् ।।

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