The philosophy of Mother Kali’s eternal dance on Lord Shiva

Originally posted on Hindu Perspective:
We have all seen the image of Kali at a temple or in a Navratri shrine. This article provides a fascinating insight into who Kali really is! Kali is one of the best known, but poorly understood Hindu deities. She is dark destructive and terrible in image. She appears allied…

Very simple Havan/Homam procedure for Purashcharan of Mantras of Shri Bagalamukhi

Acknowledgement:- This procedure is fully adapted from the Homam procedures that were written by P. V. R. Narsimha Rao that are available at his website: Together with his Guru, Dr Manish Pandit, they have been popularising simple Homa procedures.In particular I would recommend reading some of the longer homam procedures to get a better […]

Commentary on Hanuman Chalisa verses 15, 16 & 17

Visit Hindu Perspective’s HANUMAN SECTION (special feature) Insight into verse 15 Sahastra badan tumharo jas gavain // Asa kahi shripathi kanth lagavain Shesha-naga, the thousand hooded divine serpent sings your glory. Saying thus the husband of the Goddress Shree embraced you. In the previous verse, Rama is expressing gratitude to Hanuman for saving Lakshmana’s life. In verse […]

Knowing and being a part of Hinduism Philosphy

Originally posted on famous temples:
Hinduism is not just a faith. It is the union of reason and intuition that can not be defined but is only to be experienced. Evil and error are not ultimate. There is no Hell, for that means there is a place where God is not, and there are sins which exceed his love.   Hinduism has proven much more open than any other religion to new ideas,…


The selection of Kashi as the new Gangotri of an ancient civilisation is apt, not accidental, for no other city so embodies India’s eternity, unceasing energy, and patient tenacity to endure As the long-drawn parliamentary election meanders to a close, it would be churlish to deny that Mr Narendra Modi gambled well in his choice […]

Why is the Election Commission targeting Modi when Ajit Pawar got away much lighter for threatening voters to cut off their water supply?

Ajit Pawar threatened villagers that he would cut off their water supply if they did not vote for his cousin and sitting NCP MP Supriya Sule. No stern action taken by the EC. Similarly, Mulayam Singh Yadav threatened teachers that he would strip them of their livelihood if they don’t vote for the Samajwadi Party, with merely […]

Gujarat has lowest farmer suicide rate: UK study

Although we are not claiming that life for farmers in Gujarat is perfect, this independent study surely proves that the vicious attacks on Narendra Modi’s performance as CM of Gujarat first by Arvind Kejriwal and more recently by Rahul Gandhi are not grounded in fact: Gujarat has lowest farmer suicide rate: UK study [link to Hindustan […]

Mao: The Unknown Story (book review)

Jung Chang and Jon Halliday 814 pages, Vintage Books (2006) This book is an epic biography of Mao Tse-tung, a man who rose from obscurity to become the dictator of China for almost three decades. If you were asked – ‘Who was the greatest mass murderer of the 20th century?’ – what would be your […]

Dalits raising Hindu priests from within their own

It is very heartening to find Dalits becoming religiously self-sufficient within the Hindu fold, and developing learned priests within their own community.. But let us not be complacent. Let us destroy any vestige of birth based Varna, so that it is nothing more than a bad memory within 20 years. There is nowhere in the […]

A wayward Hindu’s tale (part 2)

In the second part of this series, Rajesh Vaghela recounts his experiences as a wayward young Hindu trying to grow up out of what he describes as ‘a life of vice’. Click here to access part-one. Most of the time, being drunk promotes stupid behaviour. But there are exceptions. Sometimes you end up having the deepest and […]

The Conversion and Reconversion game

On 22 June, 602 Christians reconverted to Hinduism in the Indian state of Odisha. The event was organised by the ‘Hindu Jagran Samukhya,’ and took place in the presence of the Shankaracharya of Puri, who blessed the reconverted persons and delivered a speech on basic principles of the Hindu religion. The reconverted persons included 207 […]