Month: December 2015

Climate Change and Hinduism

Ecolology in Hinduism Climate change is closely related to ecological imbalance of the earth. If one studies the Hindu scriptures, he/she can realize how much importance is given directly or indirectly on ecology or natural elements of our world in Hinduism. Natural Elements and Vedic Texts The Vedic texts...

Sanctity of a Dominant Digit

In my childhood I was taught the Bengali numbers in an interesting way. It was somewhat related to Sanatan Hindu theological knowledge. My teacher read out ek (one) chandra (the moon), dui (two) paksha (fortnight), tin (three) netra (eye), char (four) vedas (Hindu religious scriptures), pancha (five) vana (arrows),...

Shankha, Pala, Loha and Sindoor in Hinduism

Hindu married women usually wear shankha (white bangles made of conch shell), pala (red bangles made of red coral), loha (iron bangles) and sindoor (vermilion). Many saints belonging to Sanatan Hindu society also wear sindoor on their forehead. In some places of India many male persons of this society...