Sri Ram Parivar

Lord Rama is one of the most commonly adored gods of Hindus and is held as an ideal man and is the hero of the epic Ramayana. Lord Rama is the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu.He holds a bow and arrow to destroy evil. More commonly he is pictured in a family style, (Ram Parivar/Darbar) [...]

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Lord Shiva

He represents the aspect of God that continuously dissolves and recreates the universe. Lord Shiva is often misconstrued as being the destroyer this is misleading as what he is doing is fixing a broken universe in preparation for its renewal. Goddess Parvathi  is the wife/consort of Lord Shiva. They have two sons Ganesha and Kartikeya. [...]

About last night.

Ok, I haven't written regular blog stuff thus far so here goes. Last  night I visited my temple in Orlando (Shri Shivdham Hindu temple) . We are celebrating the one year anniversary of the installation of Sri Radhakrishna at the temple.  Here's a few photos of the temple you might like. As always it was [...]

Sri RadhaKrishna

Sri RadhaKrishna Before I begin I must say that Lord Krishna is my Ishta Devata and so I have more than a a soft spot for Sri Radha Krishna. Oh and if you read only one Holy Hindu book make it the Bhagavad Gita, a guidebook on how to conduct your life. Lord Krishna is [...]

Lord Ganesha

Lord Ganesha Lord Ganesha is the most widely worshiped Hindu God. Lord Ganesha is the remover of all obstacles. He is the Lord of the followers (Ganas) and therefore called Ganesha or Ganapati.He has a human body with the head of an elephant. The eldest son of Lord Shiva is also known as Vinayak ( [...]

Hindu Do’s and Dont’s

Yamas and Niyamas These are the codes of Conduct within Hinduism but they will work for all. They were written by the Saiva Guru Patanjali using codes already contained within the Vedas. (I have been abbreviated them ) THE 10 VEDIC RESTRAINTS, YAMA 1. Noninjury, Ahimsa - Do not harm others by thought, word or [...]

Hindu goals

Based on the principle of progressive evolution of soul. Doctrine of four ends forms the basis of individual and social life of a Hindu. The four Goals are: Dharma Good moral and ethical practices according to the scriptures. Includes all duties, individual, social and religious Artha (Wealth): One must earn enough order to raise a [...]

One God!

One of the main oppositions to Hinduism (Sanatana Dharma) is that of there being many gods (Polytheism). Sanatana Dharma accepts the existence of one God, the Supreme (Brahman). Hindu belief is that: Brahman created the different Avatars. Brahman represents the Supreme Reality for Hindus. Whatever your religion it is the same god. Your name for [...]

What is Hinduism?

That is a really difficult question to answer so let’s begin by confusing you, 'Hinduism' itself isn’t even called Hinduism. It is really called Sanatana Dharma (eternal truth/law). (Throughout this site the terms Hinduism and Sanatana dharma are used interchangeably to mean the same thing). Early travellers through India misnamed the locals Hindus after the [...]

Introduction

This blog was produced to provide information to interested people regarding Hinduism, the features of a Hindu temple and services conducted there. In it I’ve tried to avoid a discourse on aspects of life in India, however the two are so intertwined it is not always possible to separate them. It is very much a [...]