Hindu Prayer Book

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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 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 […]

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 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) […]

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 ParvathiĀ  is the wife/consort of Lord Shiva. They have two sons Ganesha and Kartikeya. […]

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 […]

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 […]