Tag: HinduReligion

Who are Hindus and what are the features of Hindu religion?

The above opinion indicates that the word ‘Hindutva’ is used and understood as a synonym of ‘Indianisation’, i. e. development of uniform culture by obliterating the differences between all the cultures co-existing in the country.

A Defense of Hindu Theism-Ram Mohun Roy 1817

It would have been more consistent with justice had he left pure allegory also to the Vedas, which declare, “appellations and figures of all kinds are innovations,” and which have allegorically represented God in the figure of the universe: “Fire is his head, the sun and the moon are his two eyes,” &c.; and which have also represented all human internal qualities by different earthly objects; and also to Vedas who has strictly followed the Vedas in these figurative representations, and to Sankaracharya, who also adopted the mode of allegory in his Bhashya of the Vedanta and of the Upanishads.

E. V. Ramasamy Periyar on the Tirukural

Periyar E. V. Ramasamy

The Tirukural is a work that is so written as to teach society noble traits and proper conduct by pointing to a moral path and fostering ethical principles. That is why peoples of all religion, all over, adore the Kural as their work or as one that agrees with the principles of their religion.

Hindus never worship “idol” made of clay, they worship Eternal Spirit of Deity-Supreme Being is pure spirit- SC

A Hindu does not worship the “idol” or the material body made of clay or gold or other substance, as a mere glance at the mantras and prayers will show. They worship the eternal spirit of the deity or certain attributes of the same, in a suggestive form, which is used for the convenience of contemplation as a mere symbol or emblem. It is the incantation of the mantras peculiar to a particular deity that causes the manifestation or presence of the deity or according to some, the gratification of the deity.

ব্রাহ্মণ্যশাস্ত্রের মায়াবাদ ও অদ্বৈতবাদ- আঁদ্রে শেভ্রিয়োঁ

বৈদিক কবি প্রকৃতির জীবন্ত ও দেবোপম শক্তিগুলির পূজা করেন বটে, কিন্তু তাঁহার এই অদ্বৈতধৰ্ম্ম একটু বিশেষ ধরণের। ইন্দ্র, বরুণ, অগ্নি, সূৰ্য্য এই সকল দেবাত্মা বটে, কিন্তু ইহাদের ব্যক্তিগত স্বাতন্ত্র্য তেমন সুস্পষ্ট নহে—ইহাদের পরস্পরের মধ্যে আকার-বিনিময় ও পরিবর্ত্তন চলিতেছে। এই উষাই সুৰ্য্য, এই সূৰ্য্যই অগ্নি, এই অগ্নিই বিদ্যুৎ, এই বিদ্যুৎই ঝটিকা এবং এই ঝটিকাই বৃষ্টি; সকলই পরস্পরের মধ্যে যুক্ত, মিশ্রিত এবং ওতপ্রোত। ইহার মধ্যে কিছুই স্থায়ী নহে। মনুষ্যের মধ্যেও স্থায়ী ব্যক্তিত্বের ভাব নাই—বাহ্যজগতেও কেবলি পরিবর্ত্তন। এই ভাবটি বেদেতে যাহা বীজরূপে অবস্থিত, তাহা ব্রাহ্মণদিগের পুরাতন দার্শনিক কাব্যসমূহে বৰ্দ্ধিত ও পরিপুষ্ট হইয়া ক্রমশঃ বৃক্ষরূপে পরিণত হইয়াছে

দুর্গা -বঙ্কিমচন্দ্র চট্টোপাধ্যায় Durga-Bankim Chandra

আমাদিগের হিন্দু ধর্মকে সনাতন ধর্ম বলিবার কারণ এই যে, এই ধর্ম বেদমূলক। যাহা বেদে নাই, তাহা হিন্দু ধর্মের অন্তর্গত কি না সন্দেহ। যদি হিন্দু ধর্ম সম্বন্ধে কোন গুরুতর কথা বেদে না থাকে, তবে হয় বেদ অসম্পূর্ণ, না হয় সেই কথা হিন্দুধর্মান্তর্গত নহে। বেদ অসম্পূর্ণ ইহা আমরা বলিতে পারি না, কেন না তাহা হইলে হিন্দু ধর্মের মূলোচ্ছেদ করিতে হয়। তবে দ্বিতীয় পক্ষই এমন স্থলে অবলম্বনীয় কি না, তাহা হিন্দুদিগের বিচার্য।

अथातोभक्तिजिज्ञासा-Explanation of Sandilya Bhakti Sutram by OSHO

ओम् अथातोभक्तिजिज्ञासा।।1।।
तयोपक्षयाच्च।। 5।।

यज्ञक्रम-Yagna Krama

अथातो यज्ञक्रमाः (१,५.७ ) अग्न्याधेयम् (१,५.७ ) अग्न्याधेयात्पूर्णाहुतिः (१,५.७ ) पूर्णहुतेरग्निहोत्रम् (१,५.७ ) अग्निहोत्राद्दर्शपूर्णमासौ (१,५.७ ) दर्शपूर्णमासाभ्यामाग्रयणम् (१,५.७ ) आग्रयणाच्चातुर्मास्यानि (१,५.७ ) चातुर्मास्येभ्यः पशुबन्धः (१,५.७ ) पशुबन्धादग्निष्टोमः (१,५.७ ) अग्निष्टोमाद्राजसूयः (१,५.७ ) […]

Explanation of Savita and Savitri as per Gopatha Brahmana

ओं नमोऽथर्ववेदाय नमः  गोपथब्राह्मण भोः कः सविता का सावित्री ॥ ३२ ॥ (१,१.३३ ) मन एव सविता वाक्सावित्री (१,१.३३ ) यत्र ह्येव मनस्तद्वाग्यत्र वै वाक्तन् मन इति (१,१.३३ ) एते द्वे योनी […]

Nirmala Akhara origin of


The Nirmalas originated, like the Akalis, in the time of Gobind Singh, but there are two stories regarding the manner of their origin. According to the one, a water carrier was seized by Gobind’s soldiers for supplying water to the enemy during a battle, but the Guru recognized the virtue of his act and embracing him exclaimed, Thou art without stain (Nirmala)

Deadline to file writ petition is extended 150 days from the date of lower court judgment due to Covid-19: US Supreme Court

US Supreme Court Clerk will entertain motions to delay distribution of a petition for writ of certiorari where the grounds for the motion are that the petitioner needs additional time to file a reply due to difficulties relating to COVID-19. Such motions will ordinarily be granted by the Clerk as a matter of course if the length of the extension requested is reasonable under the circumstances and if the motion is actually received by the Clerk at least two days prior to the relevant distribution date.

Vedic Literature: Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay (1894)

I had recently occasion to inspect, as an official Visitor, a Vedic Tol, the only one, I believe, in this city. I found there were nine students only on the rolls—so to speak, and of these two or three only were graduates of the University. This appeared to me to be very disheartening evidence of the slight interest taken by our educated young men in the Vedic studies.

Shiva sutram

शिवसूत्रम Shiva sutram: English translation Section 1 Shambhava Upaya 1. Pure consciousness, (which has absolute freedom in knowledge and action) is the nature of Reality. 2. Limited knowledge is the reason for […]

लक्ष्मी -Lakshmi

Photo by Mr. Kartik Kundu Advocate

साक्षिणी सर्वभूतानां लक्षयामि शुभाशुभम्।
लक्ष्मीश्चास्मि हरेर्नित्यं लक्ष्यं सर्वमितेरहम्

Hindu religion

When we think of the Hindu religion, we find it difficult, if not impossible, to define Hindu religion or even adequately describe it. Unlike other religions in the world, the Hindu religion does not claim anyone prophet; it does not worship anyone God;

ब्रह्म – Brahma


ब्रह्म वा इदमग्र आसीत्। तदात्मानमेवावेदहं ब्रह्मास्मीति तस्मात्तत्सर्वमभवत्तद्यो यो देवानां प्रत्यबुध्यत स सऽएव तदभवत्तथर्षीणां तथा मनुष्याणाम् – १४.४.२.[२१] तद्धैतत्पश्यन्नृषिर्वामदेवः प्रतिपेदे। अहं मनुरभवं सूर्यश्चेति तदिदमप्येतर्हि य एवं वेदाहं ब्रह्मास्मीति स इदं सर्वं भवति तस्य […]