Tag: Sanatana Dharma

Why women are considered as polluting / purity factor in religious...

As a woman, I thought I need to express myself about social perceptions towards women which are deep rooted in the established Economic and...

Why is media hell bent on maligning Hinduism?

We are all familiar with mainstream media’s disdain for anything ‘Hindu’. If we hold political parties other than BJP guilty of playing the appeasement...

Who are the seven immortals of Hinduism?

An immortal in Hinduism is referred to as a Chiranjeevi. It is a combination of the words chiran meaning permanent &jeevi meaning lived. A...

Why ancient Hindu temples did not have ‘Entry’ and ‘Exit’ signs?

Haven’t realized that this is so? We all have visited temples, temples dedicated to a variety of gods all around the country. But this...

Yoga – Freedom from History

When I first moved to the United States 4 decades ago, I was struck by the efforts made by individuals, civic societies and the...

With 1000 labourers and 3 years continuous effort, Aurangzeb could not...

The Kailasa Temple in Ellora is an architectural masterpiece. Its structure & carvings remain unmatched till date. There also remains no clue of its...

The mysterious stories of Shiva Linga found across the world!

Have we ever wondered why is there curved, oval, iconic representation of Shiva Lingam placed on a globular base? There are many theories which...

We all celebrate MahaShivaratri, but do we know what is the...

Om Asato Maa Sad-Gamaya | Tamaso Maa Jyotir-Gamaya | Mrtyor-Maa Amrtam Gamaya | Om Shaantih Shaantih Shaantih || Shiva or BholeNath as he is called by his devotees...

Amazing Facts, A Must Know: Why is there 108 beads in...

From Mala to Japamala As I pen down my Article which is on 108 beads which we call as Mala, which is a usual practice...

What is the secret behind the last door in the Anantha...

Anantha Padmanabhaswamy temple although has been existing since centuries, it came to lime light only in the year 2011, when the Supreme Court ordered...

Amazing Fact–Lord Krishna says – “If I were Mantra then I...

Gayatri Mantra, also known as Savaitri Mantra, is a highly-revered Mantra from the Rig Veda dedicated to Savitr, the Sun deity. Gayatri is the...

What is the scientific reason behind worshiping different leaves in Sanatana...

In Sanatan Dharm Trees, Plants and Leaves had a lot of significance. While most people associate trees and plants only for their flowers or...

Why Sanatana Dharma is called the ‘Way of life’ and how...

An apt metaphor to describe the Hindu worldview is that of a forest. Forests have always been a symbol of beneficence in India, and...

Amazing Insights: Why in Hindu tradition we are told to wake...

As I pen down this Article, I feel energized & rejuvenated, when we say waking up 4AM is the most productive hour of the...

Can Hindu literature be linked to modern day scientific techniques?

We usually dismiss Vedas, Puranas and other Hindu texts saying they are mythology or fictional material. We also overlook the fact that these contain...

Why do we celebrate Makara Sankranti, Lohri, Pongal festivals??

Two shlokas of the many shlokas in the Aditya Hridaya Stotram, a hymn to the Sun God are: Sarvamaṅgalamāṅgalyaṃ sarvapāpapraṇāśanam cintāśokapraśamanam āyurvardhanamuttamam  (The Sun God is the...

MUST READ: Unique translation of Hanuman Chalisa as youth celebrate ‘National...

Today as we celebrate National Youth Day, India and its youth must take inspiration from the one and only Hanuman. I will not simple...

Amazing Facts: Lord Rama’s Ayodhya travels beyond boundaries to Korea

The holy city of Ayodhya, in Uttar Pradesh, plays host to hundreds of South Koreans every year—who come to pay their tributes to the...

Stereotyping Hinduism In American Education

This essay is based on an inquiry in which I wondered why: – Hindu kids and even adults in America are apologetic about their religion,...

Does Chanting OM, the Pranava Mantra, Has Scientific Reason for Transforming...

(The OM or” AUM “symbol in Devanagiri) It’s a sacred sound which resonates in Indian religions. It is also a mantra in Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism,...