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Read Ayodhya Verdict of September 30, 2010 Online

The High Court of Allahabad has uploaded the Ayodhya Judgment (Ram Janmbhoomi Babri Masjid Judgment) of September 30, 2010 Online. You can read the verdict – decision of the Honorable Special Full Bench Hearing Ayodhya Matters. There is a summary, issues of briefing and the judgments of three judges - Hon'ble Sibghat Ullah Khan ,J., Hon'ble Sudhir Agarwal, J. Hon'ble Dharam Veer Sharma, J. You can read the Read Ayodhya Verdict of September 30, 2010 Online here at the official Ram Janmbhoomi Babri Masjid Judgment website. 

Note - It is the gist of the judgments. Update - Full judgement is available now.

Note - The documents are in pdf format and you will need pdf readers like Adobe Reader installed to read it.

Offering Sari and Blouse Piece to Goddess – Oti Bharane

One of the most important offering made to Goddess in Hindu Religion is a sari and a blouse piece. This is a very important offering especially in Shakti Temples – Durga and BhagavatiTemples in South India. Red sari is usually offered to Goddess Durga. In some regions purple color sari is offered to Goddess Kali. The ritual offering sari and blouse is known as Oti Bharane in many regions. While offering a Sari and Blouse piece – the formless Goddess Shakti is imagined by the individual to have a form – that of a female. He/She then prays to this form to help in fulfilling the desires. The Sari that is offered to Goddess is either made of silk or cotton or any other natural material. Sari, blouse pieces, a coconut and uncooked rice form part of the offering and they are together known as ‘Oti’ in some places. The devotee who is making the offering stands in front of the Goddess holding the sari with open palms at chest level. The blouse piece is placed on top of the sari. Atop the blous…

Ayodhya Verdict – Hindus Should Form an Honest and Democratic Opinion Based on the Teachings of Hinduism

For majority of Hindus the RamTemple at Ayodhya is an issue in which anger and emotions run high – Bhagavan Sri Ram never showed such emotions and he remained serene in the midst of turbulence. Sri Krishna, the avatar or incarnation after Sri Rama, teaches us in the Bhagavad Gita - Serenity of mind, good heartedness, silence, self-control, purity of nature – these together are called ‘mental austerity.’ Serenity of mind can be gained only when our relationship with the world at large is put on a healthy basis of understanding, tolerance and love. After Ayodhya Verdict on September 30, 2010 by the Allahabad High Court one should put the above teachings into practice even if the verdict is in favor or against Hindus. Regarding RamTemple at disputed site Hindus should have an honest opinion. This opinion should only be formed after studying the true teachings of Sanatana Dharma. The opinion should not be political, secular or communal. The whole RamTemple issue is an attempt to correct a w…

Swami Hariharananda Teachings on Meditation

In India I have noticed that the traffic policeman stands in the middle of the crossroad. He signals to the moving cars, trucks, and all the other vehicles, keeping order in the moving traffic. He never cares whether a black car, a red care, a white car, a German or Italian truck, a limousine or a jeep passes by. He signals where they want to go.
So be a policeman and start watching your thoughts coming and going. As you stay centered and watch over your moving thoughts, a certain space will clear between you and them. Learn to expand that space or that gap between your thoughts. That is meditation, nothing else. Only you can expand that gap and free your mind. The situation comes when you yourself will observe your body. You will ask, who is thinking? You will notice that your watchfulness in now paying off. You are becoming the Seer of your body and mind. Release all your possessiveness just as a snake sheds its skin, never to return. The body is no long a burden. Freedom is then aroun…