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Hindu Prayer Book

Namaste, I just came across this prayer book and thought it might help a few of my readers. I know it’ll help me 🙂 Hindu Prayer Book in English View more documents from Shashi Joshi   Advertisements

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Hindu scriptures

Scriptures     The Vedas are the HolyScriptures of Hinduism. Literally Veda means knowledge or wisdom.Because the Rishis or sages had the Vedas channelled to them whilst in deep meditative states, they have been described as apaurusheya, i.e., not created … Continue reading

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Stages of hindu life

STAGES OF HINDU LIFE In Vedic times, the span of a normal human life was averaged to be eighty-four years, with four sections of twenty-one years each. The first twenty-one years is known as the “Brahmacharya ashram”, the stage of … Continue reading

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Forms of worship

Forms of Worship Hindu ritual is divided into three types: (1) daily rituals called nitya; (2) specific rituals, called naimittika; and (3) personal rituals, called kamya. These three religious activities, nitya, naimittika, and kamya, are accomplished through three types of … Continue reading

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Hindu Goals

Based on the principle of progressive evolution of the soul. Doctrine of four ends forms the basis of individual and social life of a Hindu. Dharma Good moral and ethical practices according to the scriptures. Includes all duties, individual, social … Continue reading

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Mother Lakshmi

Mother Lakshmi arose out of the sea of milk, the primordial cosmic ocean, bearing a red lotus in her hand.  Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva (creator, preserver and destroyer respectively)- wanted to have her for themself. Shiva’s claim was refused for … Continue reading

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Visiting a Hindu Temple

This is the post, in hindsight, I should have written first. So you’ve been toying with the idea of visiting a Hindu temple but haven’t got up the nerve yet. Hopefully after reading this you’ll feel a little more at … Continue reading

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