Dharma.

Are cows considered to be sacred due to their utility value to man ?


Recently, on an Internet forum, a reader posted a question as to why Hindus consider cows, among all animals, as sacred. “Why not the Bengal tiger or the elephant, which hover on the edge, as endangered species?” the reader asked. The general response was that many of the factors in considering the cow to be […]

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Love of Hindus for their Dharma


Maulvis (preachers of Islam) are making efforts to convert the entire world into an Islamic one and all the Muslims of the world become participants and make efforts to achieve success in this objective. Christians go into remote, forested areas and under the pretence of humanitarianism, convert illiterate, poor and the unemployed to Christianity and […]

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Sarvesham Avirodhen


  • In some sects, or Dharma, there is a lot of uproar about humanitarianism and under this pretext, the heinous game of conversions is played out; but only Vedic Sanatan Dharma teaches love, not just for the humanity, but also for the animate and the inanimate objects, meaning the entire world. It is only […]

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Why do we apply gandha to deity?


‘When fragrant paste (gandha) is applied to the midbrow region of the deity in the picture or idol, due to the qualities of the substance from which the paste is made (e.g. sandalwood) and the subtle scent and specific colour of the paste, the Sun channel of the deity is activated. Consequently the principle of […]

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Why is red flower offered to Ma Durga ?


One prominent objective of worshipping a Deity is that the devotee should derive optimum benefit for his spiritual progress from the Chaitanya (Divine consciousness) in the idol of the Deity. Specific flowers have better ability to attract the subtlest particles of a specific Deity’s principle. Naturally, when these flowers are offered to the Deity during […]

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Points to be kept in mind before performing Puja


  In the midst of Dharmaprasaar (service of spreading spirituality), I experienced some improper acts being done by devotees, while doing pooja (ritualistic worshipping of deities) in some houses. I am taking the audacity to present these before you, so that you too turn inward and analyse whether you too are not indulging in such […]

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Importance of ritualistic worship


People, who lack faith in ritualistic worship or Shraaddha and consider social service superior, have very naïve views. They feel that instead of performing Shraddha for deceased ancestors, they would rather donate food to the poor or provide help to schools. Of course, many of these people do not act upon their own views by […]

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Avoid western culture


Inviting guests and offering them non-vegetarian food, serving liquor, dancing to western songs played at full volume late at night… such acts reduce the presence of Sattva component in our house; and negative energies begin to inhabit the place. Thus, avoid the profane act of hosting modern-style parties.- Tanuja Thakur

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Kabirdas said


• Kabirdas said, ‘God can even listen to the sound of Ghunghroo (trinklets) tied to an ant’s feet; however, some Hindus ring the bell inside a temple, as if God is deaf ! Thus, the other devotees present inside the temple, some of whom are doing Naamjap (chanting) while some others are meditating get disturbed. […]

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