Harappa was like any other metro: US prof

A great trading city teeming with different communities that existed together and enjoyed civic infrastructure like a water supply and drains; a manufacturing center where textiles that were exported around the world were made. It's not a description of 19th century Mumbai, but of cities like Harappa and Mohenjo Daro in the Indus valley as early as 4th millennium BC, said Jonathan Mark Kenoyer, associate professor in anthropology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, at a lecture in the Chhatrapati Read more [...]

US session to open with Hindu prayer

pNew York: For the first time since its inception in 1864, the Assembly of the US state of Nevada will open with a Hindu prayer on March 19, reflecting the growing influence of Indian-Americans in the political arena./p pDirector of Public Affairs of Hindu Temple of Northern Nevada Rajan Zed will read a prayer for the success of the session. br/!--more--/p pZed says that he yet has to choose a prayer he will recite but he is thinking something from Rig Veda, the oldest scripture of the world./p Read more [...]

15 Benefits of the Holy Basil (Tulsi)

pa href="http://hinduism.about.com/od/ayurveda/a/tulsibenefits.htm"http://hinduism.about.com/od/ayurveda/a/tulsibenefits.htm/a br/15 Benefits of the Holy Basil (Tulsi) br/- MP Bhattathiry br/(Retd. Chief Technical Examiner to the Govt. of br/Kerala, India)/p pThe tulsi or holy basil is an important symbol in the br/Hindu religious tradition and is worshipped in the br/morning and evening by Hindus at large. The holy basil br/is also a herbal remedy for a lot of common ailments. br/Here're top fifteen Read more [...]

How the Ayurveds and Homeopaths perceive disease.

pThe Dynamics of Disease./p pJagannath Chatterjee/p pIt is good to know about the dynamics of disease as even a little of this knowledge can save one from great calamities. First let us tackle the basic question, why is disease dynamic? This is because life force or vital force or Prana Shakti, whatever you call it, is the most dynamic force on earth and thus has to be influenced by a opposite dynamic force of similar magnitude for it to become deranged and sick. br/ br/Genetic engineers who Read more [...]

Why do Hindus worship the cow?

pstrongA:/strong The cow represents the giving nature of life to every Hindu. Honoring this gentle animal, who gives more than she takes, we honor all creatures./p pstrongLonger answer:/strong Hindus regard all living- creatures as sacredâ€"mammals, fishes, birds and more. We acknowledge this reverence for life in our special affection for the cow. At festivals we decorate and honor her, but we do not worship her in the sense that we worship the Deity. To the Hindu, the cow symbolizes all other Read more [...]

What is karma

pstrongA:/strong Karma is the universal principle of cause and effect. Our actions, both good and bad, come back to us in the future, helping us to learn from life's lessons and become better people./p pstrongLonger answer:/strong Karma is one of the natural laws of the mind, just as gravity is a law of matter. Just as God created gravity to bring order to the physical world, He created karma as a divine system of justice that is self-governing and infinitely fair. It automatically creates the appropriate Read more [...]

Do Hindus believe in reincarnation?

Yes, we believe the soul is immortal and takes birth time and time again. Through this process, we have experiences, learn lessons and evolve spiritually. Finally we graduate from physical birth. Longer answer:Carnate means "of flesh," and reincarnate means to "reenter the flesh." Yes, Hindus believe in reincarnation. To us, it explains the natural way the soul evolves from immaturity to spiritual illumination. Life and death are realities for all of us. Hinduism believes that the soul is immortal, Read more [...]

Hindu Temple offers Temple premises for Hurricane Rita Evacuees

pstrongIrving, Texas, September 24, 2005:/strong The Hindu Temple in Irving Texas, opened its doors for Hurricane Rita evacuees Thursday night. Many agencies like Red Cross, Texas 211, Texas Department of Public Safety were informed about availability of its premises for use as shelter./p pbr/When email's went out to Temple devotees, offers of supplies and help poured in, clogging the phone lines. Volunteers were busy redirecting calls about offers of help to their personal cell phones, so that Read more [...]

Mata Amritanandamayi announces one million dollar donation to Katrina victims

pstrongKerala, India, September 23, 2005:/strong Indian spiritual leader Mata Amritanandamayi Friday announced US$1 million in aid for victims of Hurricane Katrina that battered the US in August. "Our Amritanandamayi Center in the US will hand over this amount to the US government," Mata told reporters at a press conference in her Vallikavu ashram near here. She also said so far her ashram has completed 1,200 of the 6,200 tsunami-relief houses it has undertaken to construct throughout India and Read more [...]

Why does Hinduism have so many Gods?

pstrongWhy does Hinduism have so many Gods? br/A:/strong Hindus all believe in one Supreme God who created the universe. He is all-pervasive. He created many Gods, highly advanced spiritual beings, to be His helpers./p pbr/strongLonger answer:/strong Contrary to prevailing misconceptions, Hindus all worship a one Supreme Being, though by different names. This is because the peoples of India with different languages and cultures have understood the one God in their own distinct way. Through history Read more [...]