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BAPS Swaminarayan Centenary Celebrations in Britain live online

There will be a live webcast of the BAPS Swaminarayan Centenary Celebrations taking place at the Wembley Arena, United Kingdom, on October 7, 2007 from 5.00pm to 8.00 PM (BST). The celebrations of the 100 years of BAPS will be taking place in the presence of Pramukh Swami Maharaj. The slogan of the hundredth anniversary – In the joy of others – a century of values and services to society. BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS), formally established in 1907, is a worldwide community-based spiritual organization. In the UK, BAPS is respected as one of the largest and most active Hindu groups among the Indian diaspora. The internationally acclaimed BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Neasden, London is the nerve center of the activities of BAPS in United Kingdom. The main program of the centenary celebrations is at the Wembley Arena on October 7, 2007. Celebrations are from 1700 hrs to 2000 hrs (British Time). Entry to the Arena is from 1530 hrs and is free. Entry passes are available in all BA…

Dalits Enter Temples in Tamil Nadu with the help of Communist Party of India

It is a shame on Hinduism and Hindus that there exists Hindu Temples still in independent India that denies entry to certain sections of Hindu society, especially to Dalits. The monstrous practice of caste system does not end there; even today, some tea shops and hotels in India maintain separate cups for Dalits. The Tamil Nadu unit of the Communist Party of India Marxist (CPI-M) as part of its ‘temple entry’ campaign programme entered several temples in the State which denied entry to the Dalits.CPI-M along with Dalits entered the BhadraKaliAmmanTemple in Ayakudi near Palani in Dindigul District and the TirugnaneeshwararTemple in Thamaraipakkam village near Tiruvannamalai. They also broke the two tumbler system – giving tea in separate cups one for Dalits and another for upper caste Hindus. CPI-M might be playing politics with the Dalit entry; but the fact that such derogatory practice still exists in Hindu society cannot be denied. Such forceful entries into Hindu temples denying en…

Uddava Gita Quotes on a True Devotee

During the rainy season the swollen rivers rush into the ocean and during the dry summer the rivers, now shallow, severely reduce their supply of water; yet the ocean does not swell up during the rainy season, nor does it dry up in the hot summer. In the same way, a saintly devotee who has accepted the Supreme Personality of Godhead as the goal of his life sometimes will receive by providence great material opulence, and sometimes he will find himself materially destitute. However, such a devotee of the Lord does not rejoice in a flourishing condition, nor is he morose when poverty-stricken.Uddava Gita