Hinduism

Why is Laxmi Pujan done on Diwali

The Importance of Goddess Laxmi The word Laxmi is derived from the Sanskrit word Laksha, meaning to perceive or observe, and is synonymous with Lakhya, meaning aim or objective. Lakshmi …

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The Hindu Philosophy

In Vedanta darsana there are three main schools: Advaita, Visistadvaita and Dwaita. These schools interpret the Upanishads, Brahman-Sutras and Gita (together called prasthana-traya) and come to different final conclusions regarding …

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Women and Hinduism

The participation (or roles) of women in Hinduism provides a fascinating study of one of the oldest religions. The Aryans, who settled northwest India, brought their patriarchal and family-oriented religion …

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Fasting in Hinduism

Like Buddhism, fasting is a very important part of Hinduism. How fasting is observed will differ from one person to another, depending on beliefs and customs. One person will have …

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Sanatana Dharma

I was born to a Hindu family but was never taught the basic principles of Hinduism. Everything I have learned about the Hindu religion comes from reading about the language …

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Bhajans Hinduism Ashram

I find being Hindu or Hinduism as more a way of life than a religion. Hinduism teaches a non-violent approach in life, respect for elders, going forward by looking backwards …

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Diwali When and What It Is

Diwali, the words come from Sanskrit Deepawali’, meaning rows of lights’ are celebrated on the Amavasya or the no moon day in the Hindu month of Kartik (October – November). …

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Vedic Karmic Yoga

Vedic Karmic yoga or Karma yoga focuses on enabling you to regulate your mind, and through the mind to regulate all the actions you take in your daily life. This …

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Celebrating Diwali

The celebration of Diwali lasts six days, beginning on the 12th day of the month of Kartik (as per the North Indian lunar calendar). The day before Diwali, in order …

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Reincarnation in Hinduism

Hindus support the belief that when a person dies physically his Atma (soul?)lives on and either takes on a new body or achieves freedom from this round of births and …

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The Festival of Holi

Holi, the festival of colors is the most fun-filled festival of the Hindus. It’s an occasion that brings with it lots of joy and fun, music and dance and of …

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Does Hinduism need to be Reformed

Hinduism’s Last Change To Reform “Hinduism”, the name given to the practitioners of Indo-Aryans’ Vedic Religion, also called as “Sanatan Dharm”, is today stagnating in a fast-moving geo-cultural world where …

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