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    Who blessed hanuman with the boon that no weapon could harm him

    Lord Brahma blessed lord Hanuman with blessings that no weapon of war would be able to kill him. Lord Brahma also blessed hanuman with the power to kill fear and as a result of Lord Hanuman is worshiped for strength. Praying or Chanting hanumans name or mantra ensures that all fears will be killed.
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    Telugu Language and It Connection with Sanskrit

    One of the reasons I am able to translate Sanskrit texts into English with some ease is that Telugu happens to be my first language, where I am automatically introduced to the subtle nuances of Sanskrit. In Telugu many old and archaic Sanskrit words and phrases come to life as how they were...
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    Hindu Fanatics - Is fanaticism tolerated in Hinduism?

    I would prefer to answer this from the perspective of the scriptures not from the perspective of Hindus since Hindus are not an organized community and their numerous opinions on this subject cannot be summarized or generalized. The Bhagavadgita says clearly that those who do not disturb others...
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    Religion vs. Spirituality

    First, you have to decide is whether you are a religious person or a spiritual person. If you are a religious person, you have to see how far you will take your religion seriously. For me religion is a stepping stone, a phase in the spiritual life of an aspirant. Religion is a mixture of...
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    Same Sex Relationships and the role of Karma

    One of the central features of Hinduism is belief in rebirth. Each soul goes through numerous births and deaths before it achieves liberation. Belief in rebirth also leads to several other beliefs. For example, Hindus believe that marriage is between two souls, who are bound to the cycle of...
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    What Happened To Radha When Krishna Left Vrindavan?

    Radha-Krishna are not two different names! Here in India we worship them as Radha-Krishna representing their divine oneness. Historically, the two never got married, and yet praises for their unquestioned devotion are perhaps going to be sung for an eternity. The best way of perceiving their...
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    Here Is the Story Why Kumbhakarna Slept So Much

    We all have grown up listening to the tale of Ramayana. And we all have been mystified by the character of Kumbhakarna, who supposedly slept for six months in a row. But haven’t we all wondered as to why he slept so much, and how was that even humanly possible. There is an interesting story set...
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    Why Did Krishna Choose Arjuna For The Knowledge Of Bhagwad Gita?

    The Mahabharata is one of the finest pieces of literature in this world. No other historical scripture divulges so deeply in the complexity of the human mind, its personality and how it reacts to things. It is profound and entertaining at the same time. It teaches us to apply philosophy when we...
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    Arabian Vedic Roots and the Vedic Past of Pre-Islamic Arabia

    There are many such instances where the symbols and rituals of Vedic culture were completely distorted and falsified by Muhammad in his bid to "create" his brand new religion. However in his haste to deceive and because of his ignorance and illiteracy, thousands of Vedic symbols still remain...
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    Arabian Vedic Roots and the Vedic Past of Pre-Islamic Arabia

    Vedic Past Of Pre-islamic Arabia - BY SRIMATI ADITI CHATURVEDI In 570 AD, the year of Muhammad's birth, Arabia was a thriving, rich and varied Vedic culture. Although monotheism in the forms of Christianity and Judaism were known to the people of Arvasthan, they were undeterred in their...
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    Arabian Vedic Roots and the Vedic Past of Pre-Islamic Arabia

    The word Arabia is itself the abbreviation of a Sanskrit word. The original word is 'Arabasthan'. Since Prakrit 'B' is Sanskrit 'V' the original Sanskrit name of the land is 'Arvasthan'. 'Arva' in Sanskrit means a horse. Arvasthan signifies a land of horses., and as well all know, Arabia is...
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    Arabian Vedic Roots and the Vedic Past of Pre-Islamic Arabia

    In India the crescent moon is always painted across the forehead of the Siva symbol. Since that symbol was associated with the Siva emblem in Kaaba it came to be grafted on the flag of Islam. Another Hindu tradition associated with the Kaaba is that of the sacred stream Ganga (sacred waters of...
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    Arabian Vedic Roots and the Vedic Past of Pre-Islamic Arabia

    Arabian Vedic Roots [Note: A recent(2004) archeological find in Kuwait unearthed a gold-plated statue of the Hindu deity Ganesh. A Muslim resident of Kuwait requested historical research material that can help explain the connection between Hindu civilisation and Arabia.] Glancing through...
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    3 Types of Kathaa - Vaada, Jalpa and Vitandaa

    A Very Short Introduction to the Three Types of Kathaa The second chapter of the first book of the Nyaaya Sutras discusses the various kinds of kathaa or dialogue as well as the different types of argumentation that can arise during them. I present a partial summary of the contents of that...
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    Diwali/Deepavali – Lord Krishna’s 16,000 Wives

    Another commonly believed legend about the origin of Diwali/Deepavali is about the murder of Narakasura. Narakasura was the son of Mother Earth, who terrorized the world with his evil ways. He had captured more than 16,000 women and held them in his palace. Lord Krishna came to the rescue of...