Category: Hindu Culture

16 Sanskaras 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....

Music and Hindu Mythology

Music and Hinduism Music is an important element in Sanatan Hinduism. It (music) is an inseparable part of prayer in this ancient religion. Music, musicians and different types of musical instruments have a great influence on the devotees and believers of all sects of Hindu religion. If we go...

Few Words for Fasting

Fasting means to go without food and/or drink for a period of time. In Sanatan Hinduism fasting is related to some religious rituals. As per different Sanatan Hindu scriptures, fasting should be observed on different auspicious occasions such as Ekadashi days, the appearance and disappearance of gods and goddesses,...

Tradition of Veganism

‘Veg’, ‘Non-veg’, ‘Vegetarian’, ‘Vegetarianism’ ‘Vegan’, ‘Veganism’, etc. words are frequently heard nowadays. A growing trend towards ‘Veganism’ is seen among the health conscious people around the world. I would like focus on this topic briefly. The dieticians and physicians are now suggesting the new generation to concentrate on their...