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Showing posts from June 23, 2007

New Hindu Temple in United States with Plans to Beam Puja Online in Real Time

The majestic new Grayslake Hindu temple, Illinois, opens this weekend and perhaps soon would be one of the first temples to beam Puja online in real time. The real time Puja is yet to be executed but if it becomes a reality then relatives and friends around the world will be able to watch pujas, marriages, performances and other ceremonies live from Hindu Mandir of Lake County. The Grayslake Hindu temple is the culmination of roughly three decades of effort by members of the Indian Cultural Association, which represents about 3,500 families in Lake and McHenryCounties. The 18,000-square-foot temple rests on 20 acres and is the first formal Hindu temple in LakeCounty. The temple has 28 idols of various Hindu Gods, most of them are life-size. The idols from Rajasthan, India, are hand-crafted from marble.Truly a high-tech Hindu temple – Chicago Tribue reports…Nine cameras in the sanctuary and a state-of-the-art sound system that can pump prayers or chants into any part of the two-story …

Read Ganesha Comic from Virgin Comics Online

The Ganesha Comic is the first release in Deepak Chopra’s India Authentic series for Virgin Comics.The Virgin Ganesha Comic is available online here.

Why only find fault with Hindu God Men and Hindu spiritual organizations?

Business of the Gods by Tehelka this week questions the Hindu spiritual leaders for amassing fortunes and building empires. Yoga, meditation, Ayurveda, Art of Living. Holding on to faith and letting go of stress in these troubled times comes at a price. But millions are ready to pay. The healers, amassing fortunes and building empires, seem to be the happiest. – this is the introduction of the article and in a nutshell the theme of the article. Fortunately, there is a mention here and there in the article about the philanthropic activities conducted by the Hindu spiritual organizations. The well researched article talks in detail about the finances of most famous Hindu spiritual organizations including Mata Amritanandamayi, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Baba Ramdev and Osho. Surprisingly missing from the list is Sai Baba.It is amusing to note that Tehelka does not forget to mention the caste of Mata Amritanandamayi – DESPITE HER lower-caste origins, “Amma” Amritanandamayi — the saint of Keral…

Bhagavad Gita Quotes – Henry David Thoreau on Bhagavad Gita

In the morning I bathe my intellect in the stupendous and cosmogonal philosophy of the Bhagavad Gita, in comparison with which our modern world and its literature seem puny and trivial.The reader is nowhere raised into and sustained in a bigger, purer, or rarer region of thought than in the Bhagavad Gita. The Gita's 'sanity and sublimity' have impressed the minds even of soldiers and merchants.Henry David Thoreau on Bhagavad Gita