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By hinduismnow On Thursday, January 19th, 2017
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The American Guilt Syndrome

The subconscious mind of a victim of heinous crime often responds to the trauma by developing a Victim’s Guilt Syndrome, which is a psychological defense mechanism to stop having to deal with an external adversary. More...

By hinduismnow On Sunday, January 15th, 2017
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Jallikattu – its historical and cultural relevance

Jalli in Jallikattu means gold coins tied to the bulls’ horns. Kettu means to tie. Brave matadors were eligible bachelors in the olden days. This is the reason why men used to display dare devilry. The Spanish More...

By hinduismnow On Sunday, January 15th, 2017
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The need to protect Cows

Protection of cow is a dharma that can be performed by people of all communities in the world. It is a dharma that can be carried out by people of all the four varnas and other communities. In addition to our More...

By hinduismnow On Saturday, January 14th, 2017
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The Asymmetric Dialog Of Civilizations

The History In contrast with the clash of civilizations now being popularized, I would much rather propose a dialog among them. But what are the historical reasons for lack of this dialog, and what prevents More...

By hinduismnow On Friday, January 13th, 2017
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Meet the father and son sculptors of India’s 3600 crore giant statues

At 92, he still works eight hours a day, is totally alert, and has a face that looks 15 years younger. Apart from a recent knee replacement, he is in great physical condition. Father and son sculptors Ram and More...

By hinduismnow On Friday, January 13th, 2017
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Letter from a 14-year-old Indian-American schoolgirl

A letter by Trisha Pasricha of Houston, TX, a 14-year-old school gir, who writes an advice column for kids. It’s 8:00 a.m., and students slowly trickle into Mr. West’s 6th grade history class. The More...

Om, Cosmic sound, Vibration, Hinduism, India, Scripture, Veda,
By hinduismnow On Thursday, January 12th, 2017
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The 19 different meaning of the word ॐ (OM) in Sanskrit

As we all know the word Om is considered as most sacred and powerful utterance across all Dharmic traditions of India. Be it Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, or even Sikhism as Omkar.  Have we wondered what is More...

By hinduismnow On Saturday, January 7th, 2017
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Mallakhamb: India history’s hardest sport that no one knows

In 1936, a troupe of 35 acrobats from a small town in Central India traveled to the Berlin Olympic Games to demonstrate the ancient sport of mallakhamb. At a formal gala convened by the International Olympic More...

By hinduismnow On Saturday, January 7th, 2017
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You don’t see toilet seats with Jesus on them, but Hindu deities are still frequently misused

Bathroom mats. Toilet seats. Shoes. Dog tags, All of these items have, in recent years, gone on sale adorned with images of Hindu deities, particularly that of Ganesha, known most commonly in the West for his More...

By hinduismnow On Friday, January 6th, 2017
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Yoga: Freedom From History

When I first moved to the United States 4 decades ago, I was struck by the efforts made by individuals, civic societies and the American government to instill in Americans a strong historical identity. Secular More...