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Akhand Path or Non Stop recitation of Ramayana

There is a Hanuman temple in the forests of Bihad, Madhya Pradesh. The epic Ramayana is being recited here continuously for 35 years and while you are reading this post the recitation is continuing. This Akhand Path is dedicated to Lord Hanuman.There are no villages near the temple and only the family of the priest and the Ramayana readers reside here. But this has not stopped people from visiting the temple. People from far flung areas visit the temple and some join in the Akhand Path. Daily India reports"We have people from every nook and corner including those from Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. We pay them 50 rupees as their monthly salary. Besides that, we provide them with food and shelter. People from every place come here to visit the temple and experience the divine miracles of Lord Hanuman," said Shastri Subhashji, the priest.Despite the remoteness of the place, no untoward incident has taken place here. And the animals in the jungle have never interfered with the R…

Bhavna Talwar’s Dharm in Cannes 2007

Bhavna Talwar’s Dharm, which talks about the transformation of a staunch Hindu, is all set to premiere in Cannes 2007. Bhavna Talwar says ‘Hinduism is not a religion; it is a way of life and that’s the focus of the film.’ Pankaj Kapur and Supriya Pathak play the lead roles and the film is in Hindi. (The title of the film is Dharm and not ‘Dharam.’) Hinduism in scriptures and Hinduism in real life is the core theme. In the film, Pankaj Kapur, a staunch Brahmin, adopts a Muslim boy and this child brings him closer to reality. Dharm deals with the misinterpretation and misrepresentation of religion and issues like caste discrimination. The film is journalist-turned-filmmaker Bhavana Talwar's directorial debut. Technology wise the film is a breakthrough in Indian cinema as it was shot with high-definition (HD) technology.Picture courtesy

Dada J.P. Vaswani Quotes

Both rain and sunshine are needed to make a rainbow. Both joy and sorrow are needed to make a life truly beautiful and colorful.If there is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see, it is the language of love!Dada J.P. Vaswani