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4 Degrees of Human Speech

As the information age gains momentum, the most primitive level–the spoken and written word–is drowning out the higher, subtle tongues.— Read on yogainternational.com/article/view/4-degrees-of-human-speech According to the Vedas, there are four degrees of human speech. As the information age gathers momentum, … Continue reading

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Covid-19 and Politics of Funeral Pyres

Covid-19 has clutched hard on humanity’s lungs since almost 2 years now. The virus has spread its deadly tentacles across the globe shattering the fragile lives in countries as far apart as China, Italy, Brazil, US, India and countless others. … Continue reading

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Book Review – How I Became a Hindu by Sita Ram Goel

How I Became a Hindu by Sita Ram GoelMy rating: 5 of 5 stars   Sita Ram Goel was a towering personality of India’s right-wing movement and this book is his intellectual autobiography. This covers his personal journey from being … Continue reading

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Book Review – The Origins and Development of Classical Hinduism by A.L. Basham

  The Origins and Development of Classical Hinduismby A.L. Basham My rating: 5 of 5 stars This book synthesise Basham’s great knowledge of the art, architecture, literature, and religion of India, this concise history traces the spiritual life of India … Continue reading

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गायत्री महामन्त्र

गायत्री महामंत्र वेदों का एक महत्त्वपूर्ण मंत्र है, जिसकी महत्ता ओ३म् के लगभग बराबर मानी जाती है। यह यजुर्वेद के मंत्र ओ३म् भूर्भुवः स्वः और ऋग्वेद के छंद ३.६२.१० के मेल से बना है। इस मंत्र में सविता देव की … Continue reading

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Book Review – The Battle for Sanskrit by Rajiv Malhotra

This book by Rajiv Malhotra brings out into the open, the existential threats facing Vedic civilisation today. This battle for Sanskrit has to be fought tooth and nail by every Hindu, better would be to wage an outright war against … Continue reading

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Pathni (पत्नी)

Sanskrit terms used by the husband for the wife were Pathni (पत्नी), derived from Sanskrit पथ (pathá) i.e. path or course (the one who leads the husband through life), Dharmapathni (the one who guides the husband in dharma) and Sahadharmacharini … Continue reading

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Book Review – Adi Shankaracharya: Hinduism’s Greatest Thinker by Pavan K. Varma

Jagad Guru Adi Shankaracharya (788-820 CE) was an early 8th century philosopher and theologian who led the revival of Hinduism and is credited with unifying and establishing the Advaita Vedanta doctrine in Hinduism. He successfully trampled the onslaught of contrarian … Continue reading

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Book Review – Why I’m A Hindu by Shashi Tharoor

This book is a light primer by an Indian politician covering the basic tenets and sacred texts of Hinduism. I’ve read Shashi Tharoor’s earlier works, some of which I can vouch to be pretty good, but this book has been … Continue reading

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Book Review – The Ideology of India’s Modern Right

Subramanian Swamy is like a Rasputin of Indian politics, nobody is more courageous or bolder than him in contemporary India. In this book he strives to articulate the ideology of the India’s modern right and summarises it as Virat Hindutva. … Continue reading

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