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Neither Merit Nor Honour In Guru Ninda

It has been reported by a section of the media that Kadakampally Surendran, Minister for Cooperatives, Tourism and Devaswom of Kerala belonging to the Communist Party of India (Marxist) had removed a throne-like chair placed for Sringeri Shankaracharya at a public function held in Thiruvananthapuram. According to some reports of this kind, Sringeri Shankaracharya Bharti Tirtha […]

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Beef advocacy blocks Mamata’s Jagannath Puri visit

Puri: A controversy erupted over West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress head Mamata Banerjee’s Puri darshan plans when the Sebayit Committee of the Jagannath Temple protested her visit for her statements regarding beef consumption. Banerjee had planned to visit MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay who was earlier arrested by the CBI for non-cooperation in the investigation […]

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Chhath: Worshipping Setting & Rising Sun

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he annual Chhath puja dedicated to the veneration of the sun god and his wife, Chhathi Maiya, started on the 4 November this year and will go on till the 8th. Sun-worship has been a part of most pagan and ancient cultures because the sun is probably the most visible form of divinity. Surya was clearly one of the prominent deities […]

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God Speaks To Sri Aurobindo

When I was arrested and hurried to the Lal Bazar hajat, I was shaken in faith for a while, for I could not look into the heart of His intention. Therefore I faltered for a moment and cried out in my heart to Him, “What is this that has happened to me? I believed that […]

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Holika Leaves JNU’s Leftists Brain-Burned

[dropcap]H[/dropcap]oli, easily one of the most widely celebrated Hindu festivals, has unfortunately been targeted by the propagandist leftists of the Jawaharlal Nehru University who have branded it as a celebration of Brahminical oppression. Not only does this sound extremely bizzare for most Hindus, but also, as we shall see, it is based on false premises […]

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Mahishasur Shahadat Drivel

During the course of Smriti Irani’s powerful speech at Parliament on the issue of Jawaharlal Nehru University students’ sedition, a reference was made to some derogatory religious posters, which were put up in the said university premises on the occasion of a festival they termed as the Mahishasur Shahadat Diwas (day of the so-called martyrdom […]

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Let Women Fight Feminist Propaganda Against Hinduism

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C4%80gama_(Hinduism)[dropcap]I[/dropcap] In April 2015, the Dravidar Kazhagam had organized a thaali (called mangalsutra in some parts of the nation) removal festival in Tamil Nadu. Dravida Kazhagam, started by Periyar (EV Ramaswamy), the patriarch of the Dravidian movement, considers the thaali a symbol of slavery. The members of this ‘rationalist’ organization opined that thaali symbolized a woman’s bondage […]

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Sabarimala Discreet, Not Discriminatory

The ancient shrine of Sabarimala on the Western Ghats in the Pathanamthitta District of Kerala, famous for being one of the largest pilgrimage places with over 100 million devotees visiting every year, finds itself at the receiving end of a PIL questioning the validity of its hoary practice of disallowing women of menstrual age (12 […]

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Durga Puja: Faith, History, Ritual

[dropcap]D[/dropcap]uring the period of the Sharadiya (Autumnal) Navaratris, Durga Puja starts from the sixth tithi, Shasthi, known as Mahashasti and continues up to Vijaya Dashami with the ritualistic immersion of the murtis. There are many interesting elements in the Durga Puja, which are essentially tantric in nature. For example, the use of mud from the […]

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Intricacies Of Mantra Sadhana

Among the various practical methods of spirituality that have become a part of Sanatana Dharma, mantra sadhana as an exclusive path may have gained prominence at a later date, but its efficacy and applicability in the context of today’s time stands uncontested. Without a good grasp of the basics of performing mantra sadhana, one can […]