Category: Hindu Culture

Freedom from Cruelty

ॐ Upon entering the mystical path of Śaivadharma “freedom from cruelty” out of all theprinciples to be observed by the yogin is quintessential. The Divine does not exactly punish the individual in the human sense but rather the individual is punishing himself because he has done wrong by going...

Meditation – A Source of Knowledge

By meditating on God’s name, God from within, as Paramatma, inspires you with knowledge. Krishna says: To those who are constantly devoted to serving Me with love, I give the understanding by which they can come to Me. To show them special mercy, I, dwelling in their hearts, destroy...

Which Zodiac Signs are Always Blessed?

Each Rashi or zodiac sign has its own importance and it gives unique characteristics to an individual born in it.  Some are born in Virgo and some are born in Cancer. Some are born in Capricorn and some are born in Aries. There are 12 Rashi or zodiac signs...

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 10 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...