Category: Hindu Culture

As Many Faiths, So Many Paths

The world we live in is a wonderful creation of the Almighty. People of different religions, castes, clans and faiths live on this planet. This materialistic world is plagued by many natural and man-made problems. In particular, the inter-conflict of different races, religions, castes, clans or beliefs is increasing....

Top 10 Information about the Significance of Conch Shell in Hinduism

Conch shell or Shankha or Shankh is one of the auspicious things of traditional India. It is an inseparable part of Hinduism and almost all the rituals of this religion. Photo credit: thehealthsite.com I’ll present top ten information about the significance of conch shell in Hinduism through a set...

9 Traditional Forms of Hindu Marriage

Marriage in Hinduism Marriage is the oldest social institution. Throughout the ages this institution has evolved from its original form to its present structure. Mainly religion has institutionalized the marriage system. The Rig Veda mentions the social and religious responsibilities and duties of marriage. From ancient times the rules...

16 Sanskara in Hinduism

Sanskaras (Rites) Sanskaras in Hinduism are some rites that develop one’s life beautifully in a religious environment. Sanskaras make people honest, free from guilt and cleansed. There are 16 Sanskaras in traditional Hindu society. These Sanskaras improve a man’s life, protect him from bad company and build him up...

Vedic Yajna or Homa- An Inseparable Part of Hinduism

Auspicious Role of Agni Agni (fire) plays an auspicious role in Hindu rituals, ceremony or festivals. In fact, Agni is worshipped as a powerful deity in Hinduism since Vedic period of this religion. Most of the Vedic religious or social activities were performed giving importance on Agni Deva. As...

Astanga Yoga-A Great Contribution of Maharshi Patanjali

Astanga Yoga ‘Yoga‘ generally means connection. But in the case of spirituality, the meaning of yoga is more deeply rooted. It is the connection of Paramatma with Jivatma. It is a way for every human being to live in complete freedom without fear and to lead a life in...

Hare Krishna Mahamantra and Its History

What is Hare Krishna Mahamantra? Hare Krishna mahamantra (Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare, Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare.) is a Vaishnava mantra.  This mantra is the best of all which Sanatan Hindus chant to express thier love or to invoke the Supreme God....