Mahesh CR

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The unpredictability of spiritual life

One of the six vedāṅga-s – limbs of the Vedic study – is Jyotiṣa, astrology. It has been described as the “eye of the Vedas”, and remains an …

Spirituality

The Treaty of Hudaybiyyah

They were a rich and prosperous people, proud of their ways. They worshiped many gods, many people came to their places, bringing ideas and trading …

Religion

Mystery in History -Visualization of Miracles of Buddha in Shravasti

The above panel with the depiction of miracles performed by Buddha in Shravasti, is now in the Lahore museum. Gandhara style of art mostly had big …

Spirituality

In Ruins: How HRCE Failed Chitra Hindu Library

HRCE apathy is the leading cause behind the ‘fall’ of a knowledge infrastructure like Chitra Hindu library.

Hinduism

Swastika Is Hindu And The Hooked Cross Is Nazi, The Rest Is Conspiracy

Snapshot<p>The English evangelists affiliated the hooked cross to swastika to hide the fact that Nazism originated in Christian Socialism.<p>In a Hindu …

Anti-Semitism

Whose New Year? Return to a Better Calendar

In India we increasingly celebrate the New Year according to the Gregorian calendar, named after Pope Gregory, who instituted it. A Calendar has …

Ayodhya: Would Tulsidas’ Tears Go In Vain?

Snapshot<p>Ayodhya is not an issue of political power or history, but of tradition, continuity and belief.<p>If there is a realisation that there are no …

Hinduism

The fight for Sabrimala- How J Sai Deepak and M S Suvidutt are making a difference and impressing the Supreme Court with their arguments

Currently, the Supreme Court of India is hearing a PIL filed by India Young Lawyers Association and Others regarding the ancient practice at the …

Hinduism

Is there a Christian Conspiracy against Sabarimala?

The Supreme Court of India is hearing the issue of entry of women into Sabarimala Temple. The final verdict is not out yet. Thus a discussion on that …

India

Random Meditations Through Her 1,000 Names - V

The Lalitha Sahasranama is a description of war that happened in primordial ages and happens today inside seekers.

Hinduism

Hindu society is trapped by its own slogan

What is the situation at present?<p>The Hindu elite continues to shout its slogan of <i>sarva-dharma-samabhãva</i> vis-a-vis Christianity and Islam. It is rare …

How did communism and fascism evolve from Abrahamic monotheism?

In the last hundred or so years, communism and fascism have been two ideologies with some of the biggest body counts. However, it has to be …

A Long, Forgotten History Of India As One Of The Most Creative Civilisations That Ever Existed

The abundance of India’s land has not been fully appreciated

Whose Miracle?

There was once a guru who attracted many disciples. When he died his devotees did not wish his sect to come to an end. There was a young scholar who …

True Indology Live: Amarnath Yatra is much older than Muslim shepherd myth

<i>My Nation</i> is starting a series named 'Battleground History' to bring out the textures of this nation's past, expose the fallacies being passed off as …

Temple Management Case: Indic Collective takes Indic issues out of the op-eds and into the court room

Share Email<p>The Supreme Court of India on 5th July 2018 sat for the third time to hear the Lord Jagannath Temple petition case in which it had earlier …

The Northern Crusades

"Hindus are under Severe Stress in West UP...we need to follow our Scriptures and Gods" - Swami Yati Narisinghananda Saraswati

Hindus in West UP are under severe stress today due to continuous jihad in various shapes and forms – rape jihad, love jihad, land jihad, temple …

Hinduism

In reference to my review of Catherine Nixey’s The Darkening Age, I was asked by a few people on Twitter to suggest a few books for further reading on Late Antiquity (I would have continued the conversation in the Comments section on Swarajya itself but MeType was having issues, sorry).

The Christian Unmaking of Civilisation<p>Anyway, given the context, I can only assume they meant on the relationship between the various religions of …

I’m a Child of Chandamama

The name ‘Chandamama’ itself is so sweet. For all children, the Moon is like their lovely maternal uncle. This attractive word, although appears to …

Hindu-like Gods in South Mesopotamia of early 2nd Millennium BCE- I

The Gods of ancient Mesopotamia are many totalling to more than 3000. Yet there are some without names whose identity is beyond the perception of the …

How Christianity Destroyed Paganism As It Spread Across Europe

Snapshot<p>Nixey’s <i>The Darkening Age</i> gives an excellent glimpse into the tumultuous years of Late Antiquity and the savage birth of Christian</b> …

Matamahi Bhasha: Removing The “Indo” From Indo-European

This study explores the sources of errors introduced into the history of the Sanskrit language in 200 years of linguistics studies and posits a new …

God and Grammar in Sanskrit

By Rohini Bakshi<p>On May 29 a group of Sanskrit enthusiasts met at the School of Divinity, Cambridge, to hear Madhav Deshpande, Professor Emeritus, …

How Long Before We Raise A Storm Over Crimes In Indian Churches?

Snapshot<p>Thanks to vote-bank politics and a media that looks the other way, crimes committed by the church in India never get exposed or discussed.<p>The …

What BJP does not get about law making

Imagine a newly elected village panchayat deciding what should be the punishment for theft in their village. Now, none of the village panch are …

Agni and the Fire of Self-Inquiry

Self-inquiry (Atma-vichara), such as taught by Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi, is regarded as the simplest and most direct path to Self-realization. …

Interpreting the Bhagavad Gita: Contrasting the views of Sankara and Ramanuja

The Bhagavad Gita is arguably the most revered text in the Hindu religious tradition. It is almost universally regarded as one of the three canonical …

Feeding off India but Loyalty to Vatican

BJP members were mercilessly beaten to death in West Bengal to prevent them from contesting in elections. But the Archbishops did not feel any …

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