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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]