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Book – The Jedi the Lotus – Star Wars and the Hindu Tradition

Written by Steven J. Rosen, The Jedi in the Lotus – Star Wars and the Hindu Tradition explores the Hindu symbolism in the Star Wars films. This book is a must read if you are a Star Wars fan and wants to know about the use of the universal wisdom of Hinduism in the series. For a practicing Hindu (with a knowledge of Star War Series), the book provides with information about the parallels between Star Wars and teachings, ideas and situations from Hindu scriptures like the Ramayana, Mahabharata (especially the Bhagavad Gita), Puranas (especially the Srimad Bhagavad Purana) and Upanishads. If you have no idea about the Star Wars series but is still interested to know about the use of Hindu symbols in the films, the author has provided an exhaustive introduction and synopsis of the Star Wars. Similarly, if you are new to Hindu religion, the author provides a simple introduction to the oldest living religion in the world. The book is undoubtedly the result of a painful research of both th

Varad Laxmi Vrat of Sindhi Community

Varad Laxmi Vrat is observed in the Shravan month as per traditional Sindhi calendar. The Vrat, rituals and pujas are dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi. Varad Lakshmi Vrat 2024 date is August 16. Varad Laxmi Vrat is observed on the eleventh of the waxing phase of moon (Shukla Paksha Ekadasi) in Shravan month. Please note that a popular Vrat of similar name – Varalakshmi – is observed throughout India in Shravan month.