Medical Science and Hinduism

Hinduism is enriched with the knowledge of medical science. Sanatan Hindu scriptures are the sources of a lot of modern medicines and treatments. The Ayurveda, Puranas, Ramayana, Mahabharata etc. involve stories regarding different branches of medical science. I would like to present the relationship between medical science and Hinduism...

Earthquake and A Hindu Scriptural Story

In recent years some major earthquakes around the Earth have threatened the inhabitants of this planet. Day to day this threat is increasing. Modern scientists are trying their best to find out a way to forecast earthquakes, experts are making earthquake resistant building codes and the higher authorities of...

Holi-The Festival of Colors

Holi Holi, the festival of colors, is celebrated on the day after the full moon in the Bengali month of Phalgun. It includes different rituals like a public bonfire, puja (worship), merrymaking, throwing and applying of colored water and avir (colored powder) at each other etc. In Bengal it...

Rama Navami-The Appearance Day of an Avatar

The appearance of Lord Rama, the seventh Avatar (Incarnation) of Lord Vishnu, is observed as the festival of Rama Navami. The festival falls on the 9th day of the bright fortnight of the month of Chaitra (March-April), which is the spring season in the Indian sub-continent. It is one...

Shivaratri-A Grand Gala Night

Shivaratri or Shivachaturdashi is one of the important Hindu festivals. It falls on the 14th night of the new moon during the dark half of the Bengali month of Phalguna. Sanatan Hindu scriptures contain many stories and legends describing the origin of this occasion. According to Puranas during the...

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...

Saraswati- The Goddess of Knowledge, Arts and Crafts

Saraswati Puja Saraswati Puja is undoubtedly one of the most popular Hindu religious festivals. It is celebrated with great fervor and gaiety in devotees’ temples, homes, clubs or educational institutions to worship the goddess of knowledge, arts and crafts namely Devi Sarswati. This day is also celebrated as Vasaant...