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This Muslim Lectures about Hindu Scriptures

His name is P.I. Sherief Mohammad, Assistant Commissioner, Commercial Taxes. He has a post graduate degree in History and lives in Kerala. Organizations around the country invite him for lectures on Hindu scriptures. So what made him learn Hindu scriptures? His study of Islam and the Quran widened his horizons and made him to reach out to other religions. How many Hindus have read the Brahama Sutra? Take a look at what Sherief Mohammad says to The Hindu“Brahama Sutra – aims at seeing Brahman in everything around an in oneself. This understanding can solve all the problems of the world. If man comprehends that he and his neighbor are part of the same reality, there will be no conflict in the world.”For anyone who faces a crisis in life Mohammad suggests the Bhagavad Gita. In his words -“The entire West has realized the importance of the Bhagavad Gita. Foreign universities have included Gita in their curricula. Management gurus borrow ideas from the Gita. The Gita tells you how to manag…

Ancient Hindu Temple Trans-located

The 1000-year-old ChaubeesAvatarVishnuTemple on the banks of NarmadaRiver in Khandwa District of Madhya Pradesh was trans-located about 5 km from the original location.The temple was in the submergence area of the Indira Sagar Project. Hindustan Times reports:
The work was highly technical as the temple was first documented and numbered brick by brick, dismantled and then placed at the new location in the exact sequence.A two-metre deep foundation was dug to provide a solid base to the temple and then steel rods and the ancient formulae lime-brick cement mixture was used to reconstruct the temple brick by brick.New rocks of suitable composition were used at the spots from where original parts were missing and the damaged rocks were treated before being put in the reconstructed structure.