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New Jai Shri Krishna Television Serial on Colors Viacom 18 Channel

‘Jai Shri Krishna’ serial on Colors Viacom 18 Television Channel is yet another mythological series based on Hindu religion that explores the childhood adventures of Lord Krishna.
Update: The little kid who plays the role of Child Krishna is hugely popular with television audiences around the world and the adorable and cute child is making the serial hugely popular.
About ‘Jai Shri Krishna’ serial from the makersA multi-layered, magnificent epic tale of this universal God will trace Natkhat Gopal’s journey from his birth under dire circumstances to being taken to Gokul and being nurtured by his surrogate mother Yashoda. The story of Murli Manohar transcends across all age groups with his mischievous yet, sweet and playful actions compelling the Gopis of Gokul to designate him as ‘Makhan Chor’. Jai Shri Krishna serial chronicles the growing up years of the Krishna in Gokul and then moves to Mathura wherein Krishna takes on his evil uncle Kans and frees his parents and grand father. The s…

Online Puja Facility at Official Baba Baidyanath Temple Website

The famous DeogharBabaBaidyanathTemple in Jharkhand is offering E-puja or online puja facility. Through an online payment on the official BabaBaidyanathTemple website, one can offer Gangajal (holy water from Ganges), milk, pushpanjali and other pujas to Lord Shiva. Along with ‘prasad’ and other puja materials, if requested the temple officials will send a CD of the puja proceedings within a week.The following E-puja can be done through the website:Pushpanjali – offered to get rid of sinsPanchopachar – offered for fulfillment of desiresPshodashopacharChausath upachar – offered for prosperityVaidik Rudrabhishek and Shiva PujanBaba baidyanath wilvapatra arpanOffering of milkBaba baidyanath's shringarDainik pujaA devotee can select any one or more from the puja list. The templePurohits will perform the puja in the requested name. The cost of the puja ranges from Rupees 50 to 5000. Baba Baidyanath Dham is famous for the Shravan puja and millions of devotees visit the shrine during this…

Book: The Strides of Vishnu – Hindu Culture in Historical Perspective

Yet another book on Hinduism titled ‘The Strides of Vishnu – Hindu Culture in Historical Perspective’ by Ariel Glucklich, Professor of Theology at GeorgetownUniversity, provides a rich and compelling introduction to Hindu culture. The book, published by Oxford University Press, uses historical material to explore important religious, scientific, aesthetic and philosophical ideas of the Hindu world. Each important and engaging viewpoint in the book is supported by substantial quotations from scriptures and other Hindu texts. Another highlight of the book is its focus on historical, cultural and archaeological aspects. Apart from an engaging introduction, the book has twelve chapters: 1. The Dig and the Temple
2. Sacred Knowledge and Indian Origins
3. A City Where the Rivers Meet
4. King Janaka's Contest
5. Vedic Science: The Grammar of Reality
6. Kanishka and Krishna
7. Performing Arts and Sacred Models
8. The Second Rationality
9. Maps and Myths in the Matsya Purana
10. Shankara and Kumar…

Swami Tapovanam on Samadhi

The mind must be raised higher and higher to a state where all thoughts are checked. The state is called Samadhi.
When all activities of the mind cease, what remains, what shines by itself, is the Truth, the Self, the Supreme Self.
It is impossible to explain Samadhi or the Self that is of the nature of Samadhi, so as to make it intelligible to others. Experience alone can make any person to understand it. Swami Tapovanam

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