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India in Classrooms – For Better Understanding of Hindu Culture in United States

India in Classrooms (IC) is a non-political, non-religious, non-profit organization that is focused on generating deeper understanding about India through its Teacher Support Program, by providing accurate and comprehensive information about Indian history and culture to schools. Mona Vijaykar, who took the initiative to form the organization, recently in an interview to Contra Costa Times said, people continue to have a Disney kind of understanding (of Hinduism) rather than a Discovery kind of approach," she said, referring to the two TV channels. ‘The myths are only a steppingstone to understanding the higher forms of knowledge.’Here is an example how she analyses the symbolism hidden in Lord Vishnu (as explained to Todd R. Brown in Contra Costa Times)In terms of Hindu deities, she said the four-armed god Vishnu is less important for his fantastic appearance than for his cosmic lesson. What ‘really blew my mind’ about his symbolism, she said, was a statue she saw of Vishnu, w…

Makar Rashi Navratri Mantra

Chanting of the Makar Rashi Navratri Mantra helps, Makar Rashi born person to attain wealth, prosperity, property, job and desire fulfillments. The mantra should be chanted after taking bath in the morning. You should sit in your pooja room or in a quiet place and chant the mantra.

The mantra is ऊॅंमांगल्येनमः

The mantra should be chanted 21 times.

Chanting of the mantra also helps in overcoming your enemies.
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The 330 Million Gods in Hindu Religion

Does Hindus worship 330 million gods? The number 330 million is constantly heard when any discussion regarding the gods in Hinduism take place. But the initiators of the discussion, who are mostly totally unaware of Hindu religion and wants to take a dig, deliberately skip the symbolism of the numerous Hindu gods. The symbolism of the 330 million that it represents the Brahman, which has different names, forms, activities, attributes and powers owing to differences of function. All animate and inanimate and those yet to appear is nothing but a manifestation of Brahman.
It is a known fact that it is impossible to worship the 330 million gods. But, why the number 33? In Brhadaranyaka Upanishad while discussing Brahman, Yajnavalkya is asked how many gods are there. He says that there are three hundred and three and three thousand and three gods. When the question is repeated? He says, thirty three. When the question is again repeated he says, six. Finally, after several repetitions he…