Harichand and His Matua Mission

Harichand Thakur and Matuaism 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...

Manasa Myth

Goddess Manasa 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 and Bangladesh. In the past, Manasa was...

Shiva Shrines in Bangladesh

Shiva Temples 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...

Spiritual Wars in Hindu Scriptures

Vedic Stories and Warfares 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...

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...

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 Hindu sects. I’ll...

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,...