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A Series of Articles on the Future of Hinduism – As Hindu Religion Goes Global

Patheos.com is a web portal that engages in the global dialogue about religion and spirituality and to explore and experience the world's beliefs. The website has created a series of articles on topic of Future of Hinduism. The articles concentrate on the challenges and the gains that Hindu Religion will face and make in future as the religion is going global with Hindus spreading around the world and establishing temples and more and more people showing genuine interest in Hinduism, which is one of the oldest religions in the world.
The articles in Patheos.com are written by scholars and university professors. The contributors to the series include: Loriliai Biernacki, Christopher Chapple, Gavin Flood, Thomas Forsthoefel, David Frawley, Pankaj Jain, Khyati Joshi, Vamsee Juluri, Padma Kuppa, Ramdas Lamb, Brian Pennington, Anantanand Rambachan, Arvind Sharma and Suhag Shukla.
Majority of the articles in the series tries to understand Hinduism as a religion like Christianity or Islam.…

Amavasi August 2011 date – Somavati Amavas

Amavasi, also known as Amavas, is the no or new moon day in Hindu calendar. Amavasya August 2011 date is August 28 and 29. The Amavasi begins at 10:30 AM on August 28 and ends at 08:10 AM on August 29. As the Amavasya begins on August 28, which is a Monday, the day is also known as Somavati Amavas.
In many regions in India the day is chosen for performing Shraddha and Tarpan.
August 28 is observed as Khushagrahani Amavas and Pola Amavasi.
As per traditional North Indian calendar the August 29 Amavasya is of the Bhadrapad month. In other regions it is the Shravan Amavas.

In Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Karnataka, the Amavasi on August 29 is the last day of Shravan month.

Sant Eknath Teachings on the best path to God Realization

Purity – not merely of the body but the internal one of the heart as well as the external one of good actions is needed
Penance or constant meditation on God and not fasting or torturing the body is needed.
Retirement from worldly affairs to lead a life of silent meditation in solitude.
Calm endurance of the weak points of others without feeling anger as the Atman is the same in all.
Bhakti – realizing the presence of God everywhere.
Sant Eknath

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