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Veena Ganesha from Lladro

Lladro is a Spanish Company noted for high quality porcelain figurines.

This limited edition (2000 units) of porcelain figurine of Veena Ganesha was issued in the year 2006. It retails for $990. In India, it is priced at Rupees 47,000. Lladro signature stores are there in Mumbai, Chennai and Bangalore.Earlier:Lenox Ganesha

Geoffrey A Oddie’s Imagined Hinduism

Imagined Hinduism - British Protestant Missionary Constructions of Hinduism, 1793-1900 is a new book by Geoffrey A Oddie – an honorary research associate in the Department of History at the University of Sydney, Australia. The book explores the emergence and refinement of the idea of Hinduism and the use of the term ‘Hinduism.’ Oddie says that the term was developed by British Protestant missionaries in the 18th and 19th centuries.Speaking to D.Murali in Hindu Business Line Oddie says"The word Hinduism includes a vast array of different cults, traditions and sects, and some teachings which contradict others. Ideas of Advaita Vedanta, bhakti and many forms of popular worship are usually implied by the term. Quite possibly, the only thing Hindus have in common is a sense of being Hindu." Hindustan Times reports"Whatever conviction there was among travellers that India's faith and worship was a unified pan-Indian system was probably reinforced by a feeling that it wa…

Swami Ashokananda Quotes - Swamiji of the Ramakrishna Ashram

Do everything with full attention. Nothing should be done without reverence, for everything is really done unto God. You should not worship God carelessly. It is not that God will punish you, but that you will destroy your own fine sense of values. Don't trample on greatness in any form. One should have reverence for whatever one does, even if it is just an extraneous thing.
Forget that anyone is bad, that anyone is inferior. You have to go beyond the person’s behavior. The real person is God, peeping through the eyes. This is the highest ideal.
Behind what appears to you as a dull face, a bright face, or a vicious face is God alone. All these various pictures we see are but misreadings of the one truth, just tricks of the mind. Actually, everything is perfect.
Unless we see divinity in every being, we will never see unity in the world. Intelligence is that which sees unity among apparently separate things.
I believe that through meditation, which is the uninterrupted flow of the…