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Dalit Priest in a Temple at Patna

When dalits are restricted in some temples, for a change the Mahavir temple in Patna has a Dalit priest. The temple has Hanuman and Buddha as deities and Suryavanshi Das has been the priest for the past nine years. The Mahavir temple is associated with the Ramanand sect.
Hindustan Times Reports “I live here without fear. There are no restrictions on my coming here and all have a cordial relation with me. There was discrimination in the early days. It continued for a year or two but now there is nothing like that,” said Suryavanshi Das – the priest.
Hope there will be more temples with dalit priests. Hope there will be no temple which restricts people in the name of caste and creed.



Hindu Temples across India are now witnessing such change. But there are still pockets were caste plays an important role is social life. This tight grip on caste system is primarily promoted today by politicians as they see it as a vote bank.

If Hindus can join and fight against these evil cunning politic…

Holy Men Threaten Mass Suicide during Ardh Kumbh Mela 2007

The mass suicide threat by Sanyasis (holy men) is in protest at the pollution of the Ganges. The protests against pollution were announced at a joint meeting of holy men and religious teachers in Allahabad. The untreated sewage in the river poses a serious risk to pilgrims from fecal coliform bacteria. (link)

The attempt to clean Ganges – the holiest river in Hinduism – started in 1985. Millions of rupees have been spent on several Clean Ganga Projects but the Ganga continues to be one of the most polluted rivers in the world.
Prof Veer Bhadra Mishra who has been in the forefront to clean up Ganges says that government incompetence and lethargy are the main problems.
Ganges - the holy river - is today exposed to unimaginable amount of sewage, industrial and chemical effluents.
The present government at the center cites cash crunch as a reason for not cleaning up Ganges.
If there is a will, then there is a way.


Durga Mandir at Jichho at Bhagalpur in Bihar – Bhagalpur Goddess Durga Temple

Durga Mandir at Jichho at Bhagalpur is of not great antiquity but is famous because the murti of Goddess Durga worshipped is highly powerful and is also a wish fulfilling deity. The temple is located at Jichho in Bhagalpur, Bihar.

It is believed that the presence of Goddess Durga at Jichho help in overcome a huge storm that hit the region.
The most important festival observed here is the Durga Puja. It is spread over ten days. Special jagran rituals are observed during the period.


Tuesday and Friday attract maximum crowd to the temple.

It is believed that prayers offered at the feet of Goddess will be answered. She is thus considered as a deity who is kshipraprasadini - one who blesses immediately.

People arrive in the shrine to find to relief from serious illness.

She fulfills the desires of devotees like new job and early marriage.

She is also propitiated for defeating enemies.

Animal sacrifices were held here before but now people make other offerings like red cloth and coconut.

Now Karma is Available In a Can, Candle and Soap

Karma Creatives Inc. is selling aromatherapy sprays, bath crystals and hand lotions which will help you to have good karma. The herbal products contain ginseng, lavender and peppermint.

So will this ‘Can Karma’ help?
Karma traditionally is defined as the principle of action and reaction that leads to an individual's deeds coming back in one way or another, said Sannyasin Arumugaswami, managing editor of Hinduism Today magazine. "You're not going to protect your karma by spraying something," he said of Karma Creatives' product. 
The range of karma product is $6 to $8. It will be great to get a good karma for such a price.
People find different ways of making money. The most interesting aspect is that there are people who are ready to buy ‘good karma in Can.’
Update - this Karma business died long back. The official website is no longer active and is on for sale. 

The Lost and Found camp of Raja Ram Tiwari during Kumbh Mela

Thousands of people get separated from their families and friends during the Kumbh Mela at Allahabad. Eighty-year-old Raja Ram Tiwari will open his lost and found camp during the Ardh Kumbh Mela of 2007. He has been doing this during the Magh month for the past 60 years.
The number of people getting separated from their families increases during the Kumbh Melas.
Raja Ram Tiwari is popularly known as Bhule Bhatke Tiwari. He has so far helped more than 630,000 people to meet their families. Not all the lost people are lucky says Tiwari.



The original source BBC (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/6197157.stm) not linking back as the site is no https.
He narrates the story of a deaf woman who got separated from her husband at the fair a few years ago.  "She was picked up by a rich family who took her away to their village. Her husband came to us looking for her. After searching for her for several days, I told the man to go back to his village and return a year later in time fo…

Significance of Kumbh Mela

Significance of Kumbha Mela is that it offers the chance to attain liberation from the endless suffering of existence and to merge with the Brahman. In ancient times, Kumbh Mela was meant for the great minds in Sanatana Dharma (Hinduism) to meet and discuss and share knowledge for the welfare of the living beings. Decisions and new findings in philosophy and science taken during the Kumbh Mela were then carried by the Saints to different parts of the world.

The legend of Kumbh Mela begins with the search of Amrut in Puranas. Brahma Purana and Vishnu Purana state that bathing in month of Magh at Prayag or Sangam (Allahabad) is equal to millions of Ashvamedha rituals. The bathing ritual is equal to circumambulating the earth one million times. The Kumbh Mela bathing ritual also washes away sins of several generations.


Rig Veda also talks about the importance of the confluence of Ganges, Yamuna and the mythical river Saraswathi at Prayag. The importance of the ritual can therefore be tr…

Vanishing Islands of India

LohacharaIsland, in the Sundarbans in West Bengal, once home to 10,000 people, has disappeared beneath the seas. LohacharaIsland is the first inhabited island to be swallowed by the rising sea. Environmentalists claim it is the first casualty of Global Warming.


Suparibhanga, a nearby uninhabited island, has also vanished. Two-third part of GhoramaraIsland has also been permanently inundated. The area is home to the famous Royal Bengal Tigers.
Subhra Priyadarshini writes in the Telegraph
“There’s nothing any more where our island once was. It’s just a huge stretch of sea where vessels ply,” says Shamila’s father Seikh Abdullah, among the first batch of envirogees (environment refugees) who have now settled in Sagar. Nearly 7,000 of his former island mates are his neighbors again.
A dozen islands in the area are under threat. Environmentalists and climate scientists are predicting a grim future for many of the islands and coastal cities around the world.

Geoffrey Lean writes in The Inde…

Lenox Ganesh Idol

Lenox - the Chinese, US gift and collectible major - released 15-inch-tall and 12-inch-wide idol of Lord Ganesha in June. Simmi Chopra - who sells Lenox Classics at her Mitzi's Hallmark and Collectibles Shop at LakeBuena Vista, Orlando - introduced the idea of Hindu idols to Lenox executives.

Lenox after much deliberation brought out a limited-edition of 1000 pieces with Simmi Chopra as the sole retailer.
Kelly Griffith writes in Orlando Sentinel
The Lenox company, founded in the late 1880s, guarantees satisfaction: You don't like it, bring it back. Ganesha's dozens of formed pieces, 100 attached crystals, 15 hand-painted colors and 24-karat-gold trim made the large porcelain bone-china statue a particular challenge. It took three years to complete the project. Multiple molds were tried and trashed along the way.

The first piece was donated to the Hindu Temple of Greater Orlando in Casselberry. Second was sold for a price of $2000. No idea what is the price tag of the rem…

A Village that Converses in Sanskrit - Jhiri village in Rajgarh District of Madhya Pradesh

NDTV carried this unique story of Jhiri village in Rajgarh District of Madhya Pradesh where people converse in Sanskrit. The people have renewed interest in the language. Almost all the people in the village make use of Sanskrit for communication.
They feel the language has made them more civilized and cultured.



There are such efforts being made by villages to bring back Sanskrit.

When lot of foreign universities are showing keen interest in Sanskrit many of our universities and politicians are attempting to malign the study of Sanskrit.

Even Sanskrit has become politicized in this country.

Mithuna Rashi Shiva Mantra | Benefits | How to Chant the Mantra?

Mithuna Rashi Shiva mantra is a personal and special mantra for Mithuna Rashi or Gemini born people. Chanting this mantra, dedicated to Lord Shiva, will help in getting a job. It will help in solving financial problems and ideal mantra for early marriage. Below is the Mithuna rashi mantra dedicated to Shiva. Benefits of the prayer and a brief procedure on how to chant the mantra is given below. Mithuna Rashi Shiva Mantra ब्रींॐनम: शिवायब्रीं Breem Om Namah Shivaya Breem


Benefits of Mithuna Rashi Shiva Mantra A perfect solution to all kinds of problems related to bad positioning of Navgrahas in Janam Kundli or horoscope of Mithuna Rashi born people.For early job.To find relief to health issues.Good for those having problems in family as it will help in better understanding among family members.Chanting of mantra will help in solving relationship issues. How to Chant Mithuna Rashi Shiva Mantra? Chant the mantra on all Mondays; and when there is Mithuna Rashi in a Hindu Lunar Month.The ide…

Bagh Devi Temple at Kulada in Odisha

Bagh Devi Temple is an important Shakti stal at Kulada in Ganjam District, Odisha. The shrine is located around 8 km from Bhanjanagar and around 89 km north of Chhatrapur. There are two shrines here Upper Bagh Devi and Lower Bagh Devi.

The Upper Bagh Devi Temple is located atop a hill and one has to navigate broken 210 steps. As it is very tough climbing the hill, a new temple was constructed downhill. People now offer worship here.


Festivals and Auspicious days in Bagh Devi Temple The auspicious days in the shrine are Sankranti day of every month.

Thakurani Yatra every three years.
Rath Yatra in Ashada,
Dola Purnima during Holi,
Navratri and Dasara and
Ashok Ashtami are other important dates here.

People arrive in large number to offer prayers during auspicious occasions. They offer prayers to overcome diseases, for victory over enemies and to have desires fulfilled.

Married couples offer prayers for good and health children.

It is believed prayers offered here will be answered immed…

Devi Kshetra Kritis on DVD

A live concert DVD of Devi Kshetra Kritis by M. Lalitha and M. Nandini has been brought out by Santhananda Soundscapes.
The album features compositions on the different female (Devi) deities in Chidambaram, Madurai, Kancheepuram, Pudukottai, Tiruvaiyaru, Tirunelveli, and Thirumayilai.
The DVD also features visuals of the deities and the temples.


The album includes the compositions of Thyagaraja, Muthuswamy Dikshithar, Subbaraya Sastri, Gopalakrishna Bharati, Harikesanallur Muthiah Bhagavathar, and Papanasam Sivan. 
Devi Kshetra Kritis is available at The Sankara Hall, Alwarpet, Chennai. For more details: Mob: 98401 22729.

Treasure Unearthed at a Temple in Kanchipuram

The treasure was unearthed at the entrance of the AngalaAmmanTemple at Maligai Chetti Street in Kanchipuram. The crow bar of one of the workers who were digging a pit for an underground project accidentally hit a pot and broke it.
When the workers removed the pot, they found a silver crown, used to adorn the Amman and a copper plate etched with nearly 21 images of goddess Amman with Kanchi Kamatchi Amman in the center.



Officials after ascertaining the exact date will decide whether to hand over the treasures to the temple or to the archeological department.

Such treasures are hidden in many temples.

People fearing attacks from Muslim invaders had buried treasure in many places. But the exact location was never passed on to the next generation.


Navya Shastra Apologizes for the Atrocities Committed in the Name of Caste

Navya Shastra (www.shastras.org), the international Hindu reform organization, has issued an apology to all those people who have suffered and are suffering from the evil caste system.
STATEMENT OF APOLOGY We, at Navya Shastra, deeply regret and apologise for the atrocities committed on the sons and daughters of the depressed communities of India, including the tribals, the "untouchables" and all of the castes deemed as low.  We shamefully acknowledge that the ideals of varna and its practical manifestation in castes (jatis), promoted and encouraged the notions of inequality, lesser and greater, high and low, superior and inferior among human beings. An ideal that does not aspire for equality of human beings is not worthy of being an ideal.  Caste and varna have relegated many to a degradingly low status. This was a divisive, inhumane and a ruinous social construct. Navya Shastra fully recognises this and rejects unequivocally as heinous and despicable varna and caste togeth…

Boston’s First Night celebration Button to feature Lord Shiva

People attending Boston’s First Night celebration will be sporting the art work “Cosmic Dancer” of Lucilda Dassardo-Cooper. The “Cosmic Dancer” is Lord Shiva in the Nataraja form.

The Hindu god Shiva is being used on the buttons purchased for First Night Boston. The First Night Button is a must for admission into the activities and entertainment of the night.
This is the original painting. (link)
Lucilda Dassardo–Cooper is a Dorchester based artist of Indian and African descent and she grew up in Jamaica. The painting “Cosmic Dancer” will be adapted for the Button.
From townonline
“We are committed to featuring Boston area artists on the First Night button,” said Joyce Linehan, Director of Public Relations for First Night Boston. “Lucilda’s ‘Cosmic Dancer’ was an easy choice for us. In addition to examining and depicting issues around creation and the elements, which have always been important components of our event, the image is very festive and lends itself well to the idea of c…

Karka Rashi Shiva Mantra | Benefits | How to Chant the Mantra?

Karka Rashi Shiva mantra is a personal and special mantra for Karka Rashi or Cancer born people. Chanting this mantra, dedicated to Lord Shiva, will help in getting in wealth and prosperity. It will help in solving relationship issues and it is ideal for early marriage. Below is the Karka rashi mantra dedicated to Shiva. Benefits of the prayer and a brief procedure on how to chant the mantra is given below. Karka Rashi Shiva Mantraश्रांॐनम: शिवायश्रां Shram Om Namah Shivaya Shram

Benefits of Karka Rashi Shiva Mantra A perfect solution to all kinds of problems related to bad positioning of Navgrahas in Janam Kundli or horoscope of Karka Rashi born people.It is good for those who wish to get married to a person already known.It helps in overcoming all kinds of wealth related issues.The mantra will help in defeating enemies.It is ideal for artists and musicians.
How to Chant Karka Rashi Shiva Mantra? Chant the mantra on all Mondays; and when there is Karka Rashi in a Hindu Lunar Month.The…

51-hour recitation of Hindu scriptures by Indore's Mohammad Yusuf

Indore’s Mohammad Yusuf is in his 70s and is a practicing Muslim. Recently he conducted at 51-hour long recitation of Hindu scriptures to strengthen Hindu-Muslim unity.
He recited the Sunderkand from Tulsidas' Ramayana, the Ganesh Vandana, the Hanuman Chaalisa and some passages from the Kishkindha Kand and Bal Kand of Ramayana.



This simple and innocent man believes that his attempt will bring peace among the two communities. He is facing hardships in his attempts but is not bothered about the minor hiccups.
What India needs today is more people like Mohammad Yusuf who practice what they preach and shows an example for others to follow.
When true knowledge dawns nothing but only a smile remains.
Earlier:This Muslim lectures about Hindu scriptures

Simha Rashi Shiva Mantra | Benefits | How to Chant the Mantra?

Simha Rashi Shiva mantra is a personal and special mantra for Simha Rashi or Leo Zodiac born people. Chanting this mantra, dedicated to Lord Shiva, will help in desire fulfillment. It will help in solving career issues and it is ideal for those looking for job abroad. Below is the Simha rashi mantra dedicated to Shiva. Benefits of the prayer and a brief procedure on how to chant the mantra is given below. Simha Rashi Shiva Mantraह्रौंॐनम: शिवायह्रौं
Hroum Om Namah Shivaya Hroum

Benefits of Simha Rashi Shiva Mantra A perfect solution to all kinds of problems related to bad positioning of Navgrahas in Janam Kundli or horoscope of Simha Rashi born people.It is ideal for those people wishing to have a job in foreign country.Helps in desire fulfillment related to romance and love.Destruction of enemies.Helps in achieving fame and fortune. How to Chant Simha Rashi Shiva Mantra? Chant the mantra on all Mondays; and when there is Simha Rashi in a Hindu Lunar Month. The ideal time to chant the…

Experts for Replacing the Damaged Pillars in Madurai Meenakshi Temple

The expert committee constituted to study and rectify the damage in some of the stone pillars, beams and roof slabs of MaduraiMeenakshiSundareswararTemple has decided to replace some structures.
The Hindu reports The decision was taken at a recent meeting in Chennai. According to the minutes of the meeting, a copy of which is available with The Hindu , it has also decided to replace the cracked stone beam at the entrance of Meenakshi Nayakar Mandapam adjacent to Ashtasakthi Mandapam.

The new structures, which will replace the existing ones, will be of same design. The size and shape of the pillars and beams (to be replaced) should be recorded and photographs taken before commencing the dismantling work, the committee said. (The Hindu reports)



What is Ardh Kumbh mela?

Kumbh Mela is a sacred holy pilgrimage  in Hinduism that takes in four important locations in India. The pilgrimage takes place once in twelve years in Allahabad, Nasik, Ujjain and Haridwar. Ardh Kumbh Mela or Half-Kumbh Mela takes place in these four locations during the sixth year of the twelve year cycle. 
The legend of Kumbh Mela can be traced back to the Puranas. The same legend applies to Ardh Kumbh Mela.

Each location – Allahabad, Nasik, Ujjain and Haridwar – will have an Ardh Kumbh Mela once in 12 years. At Allahabad in the Hindu month of Magha (January-February) - 1995, 2007, 2019…At Haridwar in the Hindu month of Caitra (March-April) - 1992, 2004, 2016…At Nasik in the Hindu month of Bhadrapada (August-September) - 1997, 2009, 2021At Ujjain in the Hindu month of Vaisakha (April-May) - 1998, 2010, 2022… The Ardh Kumbh Mela in Allahabad and Haridwar is of great importance. 
There is not much significance in the other two places.

Exhibition of Lord Ganesh Photos in Mumbai

The exhibition titled “Lalbaugcha Raja - An Eternal Journey” by Atul Ghagis being held at NationalCenter for the Performing Arts (NCPA).

In this exhibition, Atul Ghag documents the journey of `Lalbaugcha Raja`, an idol of Lord Ganesh, from the early stage of construction to the final stage of immersion or visarjan.
The exhibition ends on 23rd December and is open from 11.00 am to 7.00 pm.
Cybernoon reports According to Atul, it took him three years to complete this subject of the journey of the Lalbaugcha Raja.
Lalbaugcha Raja is not a normal Ganesh idol. This exhibition reflects on the ten-day journey of the idol during the Ganesh festival. From Day One to Day 10 has been put in a pictorial format for the public. People are not aware of what happens in these 10 days. I wanted to bring that out, said Atul.

Legend and Myth of Kumbh Mela

There are two important stories regarding the origin of Kumbh Mela. Both of them are traced back to the Puranas. The most important and widely accepted myth starts in the Bhagavad Purana.
Puranas are filled with wars between Devas (demigods) and Asuras (demons). The Devas always have the upper hand but occasionally due to some curse or misdeeds the Devas lose this upper hand. Lord Indra, the king of Devas, was once cursed by Sage Durvasa and as the result of this curse, Demons overpowered the Devas.
To find a solution the Devas approached Lord Vishnu. Lord Vishnu advised them to obtain Amrut - ‘the nectar of immortality.’
To obtain the Amrut the Devas should churn the ocean. MandaraMountain agreed to be the churning rod and Vasuki, the serpent agreed, to be the rope. To churn the ocean the Devas needed the help of Asuras as the Devas could only hold one-end of the rope. But Devas was not willing to share the Amrut with Asuras. Finally, without any other choice the Devas agreed to…

What is Kumbh Mela? - The Sacred Holy Pilgrimage in Hinduism

Kumbh Mela or Kumbha Mela is a sacred holy pilgrimage in Hinduism and takes place at four holy locations in India – Allahabad, Nasik, Ujjain and Haridwar. Earlier, it used be a gathering of Holy men and Sadhus to discuss about Sanatana Dharma (Hinduism). Today, pilgrims from around the world take part in Kumbh Mela.



‘Kumbh’ means pot and ‘Mela’ means fair. 
The Kumbh Mela lasts for more than a month and is determined by astrological calculations. Each location – Allahabad, Nasik, Ujjain and Haridwar – will have a Mahakumbh Mela or Kumbh Mela once in 12 years.
At Allahabad in the Hindu month of Magha (January-February) - 1989, 2001, 2012, 2024…. At Haridwar in the Hindu month of Chaitra (March-April) - 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022….

At Nasik in the Hindu month of Bhadrapada (August-September) - 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027…

At Ujjain in the Hindu month of Vaisakha (April-May) - 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028…
During the twelve year cycle, there is an Ardh Kumbh Mela. You may call it the half Kumbh Mela as it…

Who was the first Indian to be the Time’s person of the year?

Time magazine has named ‘You’ the netizen as this year's ‘Person of the Year 2006.’


Reuters reports: "For seizing the reins of the global media, for founding and framing the new digital democracy, for working for nothing and beating the pros at their own game, Time's Person of the Year for 2006 is you," Lev Grossman wrote.
So you and I have become the Time’s person of the year.
But who was the first Indian to be the Time’s person of the year? In fact he is the lone Indian in that long list which starts in 1927. Yes, it was Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi in 1930.
From Times
Curiously, it was in a jail that the year's end found the little half-naked brown man whose 1930 mark on world history will undoubtedly loom largest of all. It was exactly twelve months ago that Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi's Indian National Congress promulgated the Declaration of Indian Independence. It was in March that he marched to the sea to defy Britain's salt tax as some New England…

Champaign County Hindus Want a Permanent Place of Worship

The Hindus of Champaign County, Illinois, are at present holding prayers at the UrbanaCivicCenter. Since it is a temporary space they can’t install idols.
So they have identified a farmland on Dewey-Fisher Road (Mattis Avenue), just north of the Thor-O-Bred Acres subdivision in HensleyTownship. They are planning to build a 6,500-square-foot temple with a septic system and leach field just south of the building and a 4,400-square-foot lawn with ornamental plants.


But the neighbors of the proposed have several fears including high traffic and pollution. A meeting has been fixed for February 22 to deal with the worries of neighbors.
News-gazette reports Two leaders of the new temple, University of Illinois professors Shiv Kapoor and Pallassana R. Balgopal, promise to be good neighbors wherever the HinduTemple is built.  Kapoor notes that Hinduism is different from other faiths in that there is no fixed weekly day of worship. Members of the faith visit temple when it is convenient fo…

Five-hundred-year-old idol of Lord Krishna seized in Delhi -

The seized "ashthadhatu" idol of Lord Krishna from a doctor in the Walled City of Delhi is said to cost around two crores in the international market.

The Hindu reports
An "asthadhatu" idol of Lord Krishna dating back to the Mughal era and valued at about Rs. 2 crores in the international market has been seized from a doctor in the Walled City of Delhi. His accomplice, an alleged criminal involved in several cases of theft and rape, has also been arrested. 

According to the police, the accused, later identified as Jawad Hassan and Prahlad Sahay, were arrested near Jama Masjid on Friday evening while they were looking to dispose of the antique idol. Acting on a tip-off, a team led by Inspector Ashok Tyagi arrested the two and allegedly recovered the idol from a polythene bag they were holding During interrogation, Hassan purportedly told the police that he holds a Bachelor of Unani Medicines and Surgery degree from Tibia College in Jaipur and has been practising th…

Indian Origin Anchors on Al Jazeera English

The team Al Jazeera English has assembled can surely pose a challenge to the visual news media of Europe and US. There are a few of Indian origin in the team dominated by westerners.

Shiulie Ghosh Before joining Al Jazeera English Shiulie Ghosh was a correspondent and presenter for ITV news. She was also with the BBC for a long period. Shiulie was named Best Television News Journalist at the British Telecom Ethnic Multicultural Media Awards in 2001. Her reporting from Thailand on the tsunami was awarded the 2006 Alfred I. Dupont Columbia News Broadcasting Award.
Divya Gopalan Divya Gopalan had worked for BBC, NBC and CNBC Europe before shifting her allegiance to Al Jazeera.


Apart from the Indians, the surprise was Stephen Cole who became famous in India through BBC’s Click Online program. (link)

Dalits enter Jagannath temple in Keredagada

Breaking a 300-year-old taboo, dalits entered the Jagannath temple in Keredagada
Times of India reports "I cannot believe it. By the grace of God, we are now inside the temple," said Baidyanath Jena (65), the first Dalit to set foot inside the temple. His voice choked with excitement as he talked about his feelings. Kendrapara district collector Kashinath Sahoo described the event as "historic."
Let the true teaching of Sanatana Dharma dawn on the people who resist dalits from worshiping in the name of the evil caste system.
There should be constant vigil against forces that want to keep the caste system alive in Hinduism.

These are mainly the politicians who thrive by dividing Hindus in the name of Caste.

Why some people never experience pain?

Yes! There are some people who never experience physical pain. For example, the Pakistani boy who helped scientists to solve the puzzle of ‘no pain’ used to pierce his arms with knives. Of course there will be cuts and bruises but no pain.



The Telegraph writes When a British team came across the extraordinary boy they found three more related families in which there were six children — aged from two to 12 — who also felt no pain. Each originated from the Qureshi birdari clan in northern Pakistan.  The scientists were able to determine that a mutation in the gene called SCN9A was responsible. This complemented the discovery that a painful inherited human neuropathy, known as erythromelalgia, in which sufferers experience a severe burning pain in response to warmth, is due to other mutations in the gene.  As a result, they deduce that this gene can regulate pain sensation, from none at all to excessive pain. SCN9A is responsible for one that allows the surge of sodium atoms into a clas…

Jesus Comes In Dream and Asks To Stop Making Hindu Medallion - Conversion Tactics

Usually, Hindu Blog ignores such age-old tricks employed by Christian missionaries. There are numerous websites which constantly publish articles deriding Hinduism. The ‘caste system’ is the main weapon used to attack Hinduism. Next comes the religious practices of Hindus especially that of the poor rural Indians. Even mainstream news portals are enthusiastic to report about certain practices of rural Hindus.
This particular incident is being reported by the Catholic news agencies which always find space and time for chiding rural Hindu practices.



From the Indian Catholic An abandoned hut on the outskirts of a central Indian town has become a prayer center at the instruction of a 10-year-old boy who claims to have visions of Jesus. Rohit Rajan Toppo, a sixth-grader, initiated the center in a village near Ambikapur, Chhattisgarh state, 1,300 kilometers southeast of New Delhi.  Toppo's father, Gyan Prakash, said the boy had his first vision of Jesus on 3 March 2005. In that visi…

Keeping a Balance between Materialism and Spiritualism

Batik artist Rudaera believes in keeping a balance between materialism and spiritualism. Batik refers to a generic wax-resist dyeing technique used on fabric. Rudaera was trained to become a lawyer but ended up being a Batik artist and he finds peace and satisfaction in it. When people are not satisfied with their environment or surrounding or work, they start to travel. Rudaera ended up in India and to his luck he met, K. Haridasan, the head of an arts school in Kerala. He says to Staronline, Malaysia“Haridasan suggested that meditation was a good form of finding oneself – that it gives peace of mind for a person to think and contemplate,” he recalled.On returning to Malaysia he put to practice the wisdom he gained in India. This resulted in his first exhibition which was held in January 2005 at the Alliance Francaise, Malaysia.His 40 oil paintings were based on Indian tantric knowledge, and featured themes like “Essence of Earth”, “Dance of the Kundalini Serpent”, and “Spirit of Cre…

On Multinational Companies turning to Spirituality

Times of India has got and interesting post on the subject – “Pinstripes take a breat” by Neelima Mahajan. No idea what ‘breat’ means guess it’s a typo. Well, they might change it soon. The article talks about the return of Companies to Spirituality or similar methods after losing way in the 1980s and 90s.
Some excerpts "Companies have realized that throwing financial incentives at employees will only take them so far,’’ says Arun Wakhlu, MD, Pragati Leadership Institute.”Money cannot be the only motivation—it wears off after a while. The key is to inspire people from within. So that they feel they are doing meaningful work and feel part of a community.’’

So is everyone accepting spirituality? The other side of the story is that many organizations still view spirituality with skepticism. The reason? They associate it with religion. But those who encourage it at the workplace feel that this is an unfortunate misreading, and that spirituality is nothing but an internal value syst…

Kanya Rashi Shiva Mantra | Benefits | How to Chant the Mantra?

Kanya Rashi Shiva mantra is a personal and special mantra for Kanya Rashi or Virgo born people. Chanting this mantra, dedicated to Lord Shiva, will help in getting a desired partner. It will help in solving relationship issues and it is ideal for early marriage. Below is the Kanya rashi mantra dedicated to Shiva. Benefits of the prayer and a brief procedure on how to chant the mantra is given below. Kanya Rashi Shiva Mantra ब्रोंॐनम: शिवायब्रों Broum Om Namah Shivaya Broum


Benefits of Kanya Rashi Shiva Mantra A perfect solution to all kinds of problems related to bad positioning of Navgrahas in Janam Kundli or horoscope of Kanya Rashi born people.It is a good mantra to find the perfect life partner.It helps in overcoming all kinds of wealth related issues.The mantra will help in solving issues between husband and wife.For desire fulfilment like buy vehicle or owning a costly gadget. How to Chant Kanya Rashi Shiva Mantra? Chant the mantra on all Mondays; and when there is Kanya Rashi in …

Tula Rashi Shiva Mantra | Benefits | How to Chant the Mantra?

Tula Rashi Shiva mantra is a personal and special mantra for Tula Rashi or Libra born people. Chanting this mantra, dedicated to Lord Shiva, will help in overcoming enemies. It will help in solving financial problems like debt. Below is the Tula rashi mantra dedicated to Shiva. Benefits of the prayer and a brief procedure on how to chant the mantra is given below. Tula Rashi Shiva Mantra द्रींॐनम: शिवायद्रीं Dreem Om Namah Shivaya Dreem Benefits of Tula Rashi Shiva Mantra
A perfect solution to all kinds of problems related to bad positioning of Navgrahas in Janam Kundli or horoscope of Tula Rashi born people.It is good for those who have lost documents and valuables and want are looking to recover them.It helps in overcoming all kinds of wealth related issues.The mantra will help in setting up own factory or shop.For early marriage and success in love related matters. How to Chant Tula Rashi Shiva Mantra?
Chant the mantra on all Mondays; and when there is Tula Rashi in a Hindu Lunar Mon…

Robot Look Alike of Human Being - A Robot That Looks Like You

How about a robot that looks like you? Yes a robot look alike of human being.

In October Zou Ren Ti, founder of the Xi'an Superman Sculpture Research Council, unveiled a robot his team is developing. The surprise was that the robot looked exactly like him. It was displayed at the annual China Robot Expo in Beijing.
The robot can move and speak. But the impressive feature of the robot Zou Ren Ti was its skin made of silica gel.
Well…any guess which is the robot?
From Time best inventions 2006

Rare Idol of Lord Shani Dev Seized

The theft of Hindu idols are rampant. Majority of this is carried out by professionals, businessmen and regional players. Now is a case of rare murti of Shani Bhagavan. 
The Hindu reports A 600-year-old "ashtha-dthatu'' idol of Lord Shani Dev, valued at about Rs.5 crore in the international market, has been seized from the Walled City of Delhi area by the Special Staff of the Delhi police. Numerous idols have already crossed the seas and adorn the living rooms of rich people; some adorn the lounge of hotels. Some find space in museums around the world.



Well who cares for antique idols? Some have no time for cultural values. Some only have to time to install new idols.

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