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Why Waste Precious Opportunity To Moksha?

Why Waste Precious Opportunity To Moksha?

By B Shankar Humans are ever engaged in action as it is almost impossible to live without action. In life, we play many different roles like being a student, employee, son, daughter, spouse, parent, citizen and so on. We are generally guided by our family value system in our actions. Karma means prescribed duties. But today, […]

Ramzan: Practices and rituals you probably didn’t know about

Ramzan: Practices and rituals you probably didn’t know about

By Shruti Chakraborty  When one talks about Ramzan, the holy month of Islam, the three things that popularly immediately come to mind for the medium-initiated are roza, salat (prayers five times a day) and iftar. While roza stands for fasting and salat/namaz for prayers, iftar stands for the breaking of the fast. But not known to […]

Informational Knowledge vs Practical Experience

Informational Knowledge vs Practical Experience

Blog by Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj In many schools, emphasis is placed on informational knowledge learned by reading textbooks or listening to lectures, memorizing the material, and taking tests. However, when one wants to become an adept or practitioner in the field, it involves more practical lessons. Doctors need to learn how to perform surgery or […]

Awaken to many Realities by Guruji Krishnananda

Awaken to many Realities by Guruji Krishnananda

  We have to awaken to many Truths, many Realities. We have to awaken from ignorance. Sometimes people say that in Hinduism there are so many gods. All these gods do exist. Lord Mahavishnu is in-charge of Life and Life Forces. Lord Shiva is in-charge of the forces of destruction. Lord Brahma is in-charge of […]

Ten misconceptions about Bhagavad Gita

Ten misconceptions about Bhagavad Gita

The holy text of the revered Bhavagad Gita has been the Hindus pride for ages now and still continues to be. But, with the advent of more scientific reasoning, many have developed illusions and misconceptions about its concepts and essence. Surprisingly, countries like Russia even decided to ban the book, claiming it to be extremist. […]

How a child rape became a religious flashpoint for India

How a child rape became a religious flashpoint for India

India’s top court has moved the trial in the rape and murder of an eight-year-old Muslim girl out of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The BBC’s Yogita Limaye spoke to people in the community about the divisions that led to the court’s decision. “I just want justice for my child,” her mother says. “I […]

Celebrating Bengali New Year in the Heart of Texas

Celebrating Bengali New Year in the Heart of Texas

HOUSTON: Houston Durga Bari celebrated Poila Baishakh in the heart of Texas with a day full of fantastic events on Sunday, April 15. It brought the Indian and Bangladeshi communities, Durga Bari and Tagore Society of Houston , together at our home away from home right here in Houston, celebrating Poila Baishakh.   The Tagore […]

Is Ashwatthama still alive? These facts will make you think he probably is

Is Ashwatthama still alive? These facts will make you think he probably is

The mystery We all have grown up listening the stories about the warrior Ashwatthama still being alive, though, not as a result of being immortal but rather as curse given to him by Krishna. Here is more on him Who is Ashwatthama? Ashwatthama or Drauni was the son of guru Drona and he is the […]

Why is Parvati called Adi Shakti?

Why is Parvati called Adi Shakti?

Goddess Parvati Goddess Parvati is one of the primary deities worshipped in Indian mythology. She is considered the daughter of Himalaya, the king of the mountains… Various forms Though the Goddess has assumed many forms and there are many legends associated with each form, but the form of Parvati is very important because in this […]

Path to polarisation

Path to polarisation

Ram Navami is meant to be a celebration of good over evil. But the celebrations to mark Lord Ram’s birthday in West Bengal are increasingly becoming a tense occasion for ordinary people with the BJP and the Trinamool Congress turning it into an exercise for mobilising cadres. The competing displays of religiosity have more to […]

Feng Shui Tips to Improve Your Married Life

Feng Shui Tips to Improve Your Married Life

1. Improve Your Married Life A better Married life, a deeper connection, more time together it all can be yours! Follow these tips to improve every aspect of your marriage life and then watch all your romantic dreams come true. Click here to read more… Credit: timesofindia.speakingtree.in

Char Dham Hindu Temple Grand Opening Ceremony

Char Dham Hindu Temple Grand Opening Ceremony

Prana Prathistha & Maha Kumbhabhisheka Mahotsav March 8 to March 11 THE WOODLANDS: Gods were kind enough to bless us with great weather from March 8th thru 11th for the Grand Opening of Char Dham Hindu Temple in the Woodlands. Devotees, mostly from the Greater Houston area but quite a few from different parts of […]

Why Jain monks cover their mouth with Muhapatti

Why Jain monks cover their mouth with Muhapatti

By Vivek Kumar I remember recognizing Jain monks distinctly because of their attire. I could notice them quite easily during my childhood because of the cloth that they wear to cover their mouths, popularly known as Muhapatti. Obviously, they are often called as ‘Muhapatti Waale Sadhu’–a saint with a mouth cloth! Click here to read […]

Golden Moon Festival at ISKCON of Houston 2018

Golden Moon Festival at ISKCON of Houston 2018

HOUSTON: The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) of Houston celebrated Gaura Purnima, translated as “golden full moon” signifying the appearance of Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu during the full moon, 532 years ago. Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu also known as  Gauranga, due to his golden complexion, appeared in Mayapur, India and propagated “Sankirtana” – congregational chanting of the […]

Auspicious Laksharchana and Kalashabhishekam at Sri Guruvayurappan Temple

Auspicious Laksharchana and Kalashabhishekam at Sri Guruvayurappan Temple

HOUSTON:  Sri Guruvayurappan Temple of Houston (A Krishna Temple) organizes Laksharchana with Vishnu Sahasranamam . Laksharchana  (Laksh – Archana) is an auspicious offering  to Lord Sri Guruvayurappan. This ritual will be performed on Sunday, March 11  from 9 am to 12 noon by two main Priests and other accompanying priests.  Sri Erinjadappilli  Padmanabhan Namboothiri  (Dallas temple priest) will  perform this auspicious […]

Sri Ramakrishna’s 182nd Birth Anniversary Celebrated at VSGH

Sri Ramakrishna’s 182nd Birth Anniversary Celebrated at VSGH

HOUSTON: On Saturday, February 17, the Vedanta Society of Greater Houston (VSGH) celebrated the 182nd Birth Anniversary of Thakur Sri Ramakrishna at its temple premises on Lindita Drive. Though rains were predicted for the whole day, after a few early showers the day turned out to be perfect. It was cloudy, but that made the […]

Traditional Chinese New Year Celebration at the Southwestern National Bank

Traditional Chinese New Year Celebration at the Southwestern National Bank

HOUSTON: Southwestern National Bank recently celebrated the coming of the “Year of the Dog” on Friday, February 16 at the Bank’s main office in Houston, Texas.  Chairman C.K. Lee, CEO Gary Owens, The Board of Directors, employees and customers gathered together for the traditional Chinese New Year celebration.  The celebration was oriented towards the public, […]

Char Dham Hindu Temple Grand Opening Ceremony

Char Dham Hindu Temple Grand Opening Ceremony

Prana Pratistha & Maha Kumbhabhisheka Mahotsav, March 8 – 11 THE WOODLANDS: The wait is finally over. Devotees around the Greater Houston area will get to see and visit the Char Dham Hindu Temple in the Woodlands during its Grand Opening Ceremony from March 8-11. This will be the culmination of the dream, seen by […]

Himalayan Monks have super human abilities that stun even Harvard scientists

Himalayan Monks have super human abilities that stun even Harvard scientists

Buddhist Monks are fascinating. It is popularly believed that these monks have brains that function beyond human capabilities. Plus, they are known to easily rewire their brains. It is an established fact that Buddhist monks are super human but it is their out-of-this-world incredible feats that continue to stun and shock scientists! This is because […]

Shivratri, The Great Night of Lord Shiva, Celebrated at Sanatan Shiv Shakti Mandir

Shivratri, The Great Night of Lord Shiva, Celebrated at Sanatan Shiv Shakti Mandir

HOUSTON: Shivaratri falls on the 13th (or 14th) day of the dark half of Phalgun (February-March). The name means “the night of Shiva”. The ceremonies take place chiefly at night. Shiva was married to Parvati on this day. People observe a strict fast on this day. The Shiva Lingam is worshipped throughout the night by […]

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