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

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 by any human agency. These Vedas are four: Rigveda, Yajurveda, Samaveda and Atharvaveda. Out of […]

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 youth or learning, which requires a certain discipline, guidance and purity to gain the knowledge […]

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 ritual. These rituals are yajna, (involving a sacrificial fire); puja (devotional offerings, usually flowers); and […]

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 and religious Artha (Wealth): One must earn enough order to raise a family and maintain […]

Sri Parvati/Durga/Kali

This post about Sri Durga/Parvati/ Kali is probably debatable  as people have their own beliefs. Below is some information I collected, in places rewrote and tried to make sense of. If I goofed I apologise. If you want to add anything or have me change anything please let me know. I’m trying to give an […]

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 he had already claimed the Moon, Brahma had Saraswati, so Vishnu claimed her and she […]

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 ease and much more likely to visit a temple real soon. To begin with: Attire- […]

new postings

Namaste/Namaskar/Haribol/Hari Om/Hi, So tonight I posted a little info on Sri Ram Parivar. Also take a look at the videos page. There’s a new edition. It’s  a trailer for a Video collection called “Little Krishna”. Please take a look, it’s quite beautiful and could be good for teaching kids about Lord Krishna and  his pastimes. […]

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 […]