Harichand and His Matua Mission

Shri Shri Harichand Thakur was a great spiritual leader of Bengal. He initiated a new concept or philosophy of spiritual liberation named Matuaism. He worked hard throughout his life to establish his Matuaism. Now Harichand and his Matua mission is well known all over the world. Harichand Thakur was...

Manasa Myth

Manasa is a Hindu goddess and the mother of all species of serpents. In some places of the Indian sub-continent she is also known as the goddess of fertility and affluence. She is mainly worshipped in eastern and western India including Bangladesh. In the past, Manasa was a traditional...

Shiva Shrine in Bangladesh

Shiva shrines are very important to the Shivites (Hindu devotees of Lord Shiva). Bangladesh is a small country but there are many famous Shiva shrines throughout the country. Most of these shrines or temples are very old and some of which are in a ruinous state. The Shiva devotees...

Spiritual War in Scripture

Indian mythological stories or Hindu mythological stories cannot be thought without warfare. Most of these wars or battles were driven with the purpose of good triumphing over evil. The major Hindu gods and goddesses including Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva and Divine Mother were involved in major mythological wars in their...

Music and Myth

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 through some Hindu...

Our Temples and Tourism (Part-II)

In ‘Our temples and tourism (Part-I)’ I focused on the Shakti Peethas of Bangladesh. Here, I would like to uphold some famous Sanatan Hindu temples of Bangladesh. These temples can be divided into four categories – Shakta temples, Shaiva temples, Vaishnava temples and temples of other gods and goddesses....

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,...