Our Temples and Tourism (Part-I)

Ours is an ancient land of Sanatan Hindu religious tradition. For her geographical position Hinduism is always one of the ways of life here. So, hundreds of Sanatan holy places (Shakti peetha, temples, ashram or math, shmashan etc) concerned with this religion are seen throughout this country. Many of...

Biodiversity and Beliefs in Hinduism

Biodiversity Biodiversity refers to the variety of living organisms including ecosystems, plants, animals, their habitats and genes. Biodiversity is fundamental to life on this planet. God has created millions of species of plants, animals and microorganisms, the enormous diversity of genes in these species, the different ecosystems on this...

Worship of Adishakti-Enlightening the Entire Life

“Energy can be transformed (changed from one form to another), but in can neither be created nor destroyed.” Hinduism does not deny this truth. Sanatan Hindus worship Shakti (energy) in the form of Great Goddess or Divine Mother. In other words, Sanatan Hindus’ worship of Adishakti or Shakti means...

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...