Two Shrines for Vaishnava Devotees

If a Vaishnava devotee utters the name of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, the name of his birthplace (Navadwip) springs usually to his/her mind. But most of the devotees do not know the names of two important Vaishnava shrines related to the life and work of Mahaprabhu. One of these Bangladeshi holy...

Happy Vijaya

We’ve just celebrated the biggest festival of Bengali Hindu community named Sharadia (Autumnal) Durga Puja. This year four day long Durgotsav (the festival of Durga Puja) included different rituals as usual. But the last ritual of the festival named `Vijaya’ is being celebrated still now. The devotees are wishing...

Mahishasura Mardini-A Popular Radio Program

Auspicious Occasion of Mahalaya. It was mid 197os and I was a primary school going boy. I can recollect that I along with my other members of my family awaited the Mahishasura Mardini, a popular and one of the most-listened-to radio programs, aired on (AIR) All India Radio ahead...

Cremation in Hinduism

According to Sanatan Hindu texts, the soul leaves the body as soon as a person dies. Hindus do not believe in bodily resurrection and they give no importance on preserving the corpse as death is spiritually viewed as an escape from one life to an ultimate moksha(nirvana), shanti(peace) and...

Om (AUM) and the Big Bang Theory

Hindu Theology and Modern Science I absolutely believe that there is no contradiction between Hindu theology and modern science. Rather, in many fields both of them meet logically. Cosmogony (the study of the universe) is such an area where the matter of Om(AUM) and the Big Bang meet clearly....

Rup-Sanatan at Remote Ramsara

In 1984, a Krishna devotee named Shree Gour Mallick was divinely commanded in a dream to set up a temple at a particular holy place(Prembag) where Shreel Rup Goswami and Shreel Sanatan Goswami stayed in the past. Another devotee named Shree Nimai Mustafi was also inspired in a dream...