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July 25, 2013 Reading the Bhagavad Gita today The Bhagavad Gita begins at a moment of extreme crisis. At the outset of this poetic dialogue of 700 numbered … Continued by Charles Martin Advertisements

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charnel ground

A charnel ground (Devanagari: श्मशान; Romanized Sanskrit: śmaśāna; Tibetan pronunciation: durtrö; Tibetan: དུར་ཁྲོད, Wylie: dur khrod),[1] in concrete terms, is an above-ground site for the putrefaction of bodies, generally human, where formerly living tissue is left to decompose uncovered. Although it … Continue reading

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Mahadeviyakkha

Mahadeviyakkha lived in the 12th Century in the south of India. From an early age she was initiated into the worship of Shiva. She considered this initiation to be the most important moment of her life and she became a … Continue reading

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Andal

Andal is one of the most extraordinary personalities in religious history. She is known in her native tongue of Tamil as an Alvar, one who is “immersed” in the depths of enjoyment of God, the omnipresent mysterious One. Tradition reckons … Continue reading

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Nammalvar

Maran, later known as Nammalvar and by other names like Satagopa, Parankusa, etc., was born as the avatara of Senai Mudaliar Nammalvar Alvar Tirunagari (Tirukkuruhur) (God’s Chief of Hosts). His father Kariyar belonged to Tirukkuruhur on the banks of the … Continue reading

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Shah Wali Allah

Shah Wali Allah (Qutb al-Din Ahmad al-Rahim) (1703-62) Shah Wali Allah of Delhi, the greatest Muslim scholar of eighteenth-century India, made an immense contribution to the intellectual, economic, social, political and religious life of the Muslim community in India, the … Continue reading

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Durga

Durga (Sanskrit: दुर्गा Durgā ‘invincible’, Hindustani pronunciation: [ˈd̪ʊrɡaː]) is the principal form of the Mother Goddess in Hinduism. There are many incarnations of Goddess Durga: Kali, Bhagvati, Bhavani, Ambika, Lalita, Gauri, Kandalini, Java, Rajeswari, and has nine appellations: Skandamata, Kushmanda, … Continue reading

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KRISHNA DANCES ON THE HOOD OF SERPENT KALIYA

KRISHNA DANCES ON THE HOOD OF SERPENT KALIYA It was a fine morning. Krishna as usual went towards the river Yamuna with his friends to graze the cows. Govardhan Parvat’ or Govardhan Hill when he was only a small child. … Continue reading

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women in India

Shiva: Matchmaker God A time-honored Hindu practice yields powerful romantic results Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/love-family/relationships/holidays/valentines-day/shiva-matchmaker-god.aspx#SCiCFucVq6KufqTK.99

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traditional indian wedding

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