Skip to main content


Showing posts from May 23, 2007

Hindu God Ganesha as Spiderman

Hindu creativity is at its zenith during the Ganesh Festival and this Ganesha Spiderman is yet another example.


Mandukya Upanishad – Explains the importance of OM or AUM

Mandukya Upanishad is one of the shortest Upanishads and explains the significance of OM or AUM. Mandukya Upanishad is credited to sage Manduka. Below is the English Translation of Mandukya Upanishad.Om ! O gods, may we hear with our ears what is auspicious; May we see with our eyes what is auspicious; May we, while offering our praise to gods With our bodies strong of limbs, Enjoy the life which the gods are pleased to grant us. May Indra of great fame be well disposed to us; May the all-knowing (or immensely wealthy) Pusha be propitious to us; May Garuda, the vanquisher of miseries, be well pleased with us; May Brihaspati grant us all prosperity. Om ! Peace ! Peace ! Peace ! 1. All this is the letter Om. A vivid explanation of this (is begun). All that is past, present, and future is but Om. Whatever transcends the three periods of time, too, is Om.
2. All this is certainly Brahman. This Self is Brahman. This Self, as such, is possessed of four quarters.
3. (The Self) seated in the wa…