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Learn about scientific, technological and cultural heritage of India at Indian Institute of Scientific Heritage (IISH)

Indian Institute of Scientific Heritage (IISH) is an organization dedicated to learning, teaching and spreading the unparalled scientific, technological and cultural heritage of Bharat (India). IISH uses modern scientific and technological methods to spread awareness about India’s heritage. Activities of IISH include:Publishing books, audiocassettes, films, CDs, VCDS, DVDs, brochures, pamphlets, periodicals, etc for learning and teaching the heritage.
Conducting seminars, study classes, academic level competitions, exhibitions, camps, study tours, etc.
Eradication of superstitions.
Research on Hindu customs and traditions and providing scientific proof.
Service of the Poor.You can learn more about IISH and India’s Heritage at the official website of Indian Institute of Scientific Heritage (IISH) here.The official website provides free membership and free books plus tons of information on India’s proud heritage.

Diwali Muhurats in 2008 – Best time to do puja and purchases

Diwali (Deepavali) is not all about celebrations and merry making; it is also a time for spiritual contemplation, pujas, opening of account books by business people, investing in gold and properties. Here are the dates and Muhurats for Pushya Nakshatra, Vagh Barash, Dhanteras or Dhanvantari Puja, Hanuman Puja, Chopada Pujan, Sharda Puja and Lakshmi Puja in 2008 during Diwali. In 2008, the date of Diwali (Dipawali) in North India is October 28. Update: Diwali Muhurats in 2009 can is published here A large section of Hindu society believes in astrology look for ideal time (muhurats) to do the pujas and investments. There are also an equal number of people who are only interested in the particular day and they skip the muhurats and do puja during a convenient time The Muhurats are provided by Dharmesh Bhai, an astrologer based in Gujarat. This is only a guide to help those people who are interested in Muhurats for pujas. If you are so particular about muhurat please check the local panc…

A B Vajpayee quotes on the scientific nature of Hinduism

One of the principal aspects of Hinduism that impresses me is its scientific nature. Hinduism has stood up to the challenges of modern science better than any other religion. The reason is simple: if anything is found at variance with facts, it is quietly forgotten. Hinduism is thus constantly refreshed and updated. The West had one reformation 500 years ago. We have a permanent reformation.Atal Bihari Vajpayee(Former Prime Minister of India)