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A Letter from a Hindu Gay Man – Hinduism and Gay Relationship

(This blog post is a letter sent to the comment section of this blog by Sreekishen Nair.) Hindu Blog strongly believes that sexual minorities have a right to exist respectfully and freely in the Hindu society and therefore we are publishing this wonderful information provided by Sreekishen Nair.I am an openly gay man and a practicing Hindu. I indulge in my religious heritage daily and with gusto. In so doing, I feel no contradiction with my sexual nature. I have never felt the need to leave Hinduism for it, or for any other faith. In saying so Gays had to be confronted with the murderously homophobic harangues of anti-gay activists in India

Despite vocal animosity in India against gays, as a Hindu I prefer to ‘stay with the ship’ of my own religious background, mainly because I do Love so much about Hinduism. But also, in part to remind other Hindus that we gay Hindus DO exist, and that we have existed for centuries.

More importantly, I do feel that there are many venues within the Hind…

Goddess Durga Idol from Lenox India –Limited Edition – $2000

Lenox – US gift and collectible major and manufacturer of fine chinaware, accessories and gifts – released a sculpture of Hindu Goddess Durga in ivory fine china and pure 24 karat gold. Goddess Durga idol is a strict limited edition of 500 pieces and is priced at $2000. Simmi Chopra of Lenox India is credited with this limited edition. Two years back, Simmi had brought out a limited edition Lenox Ganesha Idol. Only 250 pieces of Goddess Durga idol will be released in 2008. The idol is made in ivory fine china and pure 24 karat gold claims the Lenox India website. The idol weighs 8 pound and is hand-painted. The stones used on the idol are Austrian crystal Swarovski gemstones.In the idol, Goddess Durga is depicted as a delicate and beautiful goddess, her strength and energetic movement visible through her position on the tiger and her hold on the weapons.Goddess Durga Idol details from the makers:For Goddess Durga, we wanted to use Red for her Sari, but we had huge production problems …

Quotes of Swami Tapovanam

The wise have said that the best wealth is happiness.The really poor man is not the one who lacks money but he who lacks the joy of the heart.However wealthy a man may be, he cannot eat gold and silver. Then why to entertain love for money?What is the purpose of money except for the maintenance of one’s body? The greatness of material wealth is evanescent, charming at start but sorrowful at the end. On the contrary, the wealth arising out of the realization of Truth is everlasting, uniformly beautiful and Blissful.Swami Tapovanam(1889 – 1957)

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