Sabarimala Temple

November 24, 2018

Sabarimala is a Hindu temple complex located at the Periyar Tiger Reserve in Kerala, India, considered to be one of the holiest in Hinduism. It is the largest annual pilgrimage in the world with an estimated 17–30 million devotees visiting every year. Some estimates put the number of annual visitors as high as 50 million. The temple is dedicated to the god Ayyappan also known as Dharma Sastha, who according to belief is the son of Shiva and Vishnu. The traditions of Sabarimala are a confluence of Shaivism, Shaktism, Vaishnavism, and other Śramaṇa traditions. The temple is situated on a hilltop amidst eighteen hills at an altitude of 480 m (1,574 ft) above sea level, and is surrounded by mountains and dense forests. The dense forest (Periyar Tiger Reserve) around the temple is known as Poongavanam. Temples exist in each of the hills surrounding Sabarimala. While functional and intact temples exist at many places in the surrounding areas like Nilakkal, Kalaketty, and Karimala remnants of old temples survive to this day on remaining hills. The temple is open for worship only during the days of Mandalapooja (approximately 15 November to 26 December), Makaravilakku or “Makara Sankranti” (14 January) and Maha Vishuva Sankranti (14 April), and the first five days of each Malayalam month.

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What is Hinduism? A Guide for the Global Mind

October 10, 2018

What Is Hinduism? provides one of the most provocative, engaging and detailed examinations of this oldest religious and spiritual tradition in the world. Followed by over a billion people, including a great majority in India, Hinduism is the third largest religion in the world. The teachings of Yoga and Vedanta are followed by millions in every continent. Enriched with a profound pluralistic view, Hinduism emphasizes that the Truth is One but has many paths. Yet, despite its universality, Hinduism remains the most misunderstood of the world’s major religions, partly because of its antiquity and the vast extent of its teachings. Acknowledging the importance of the religion and its growing influence globally, David Frawley has addressed the prime teachings of Hinduism, its role in India, its place in the information age and has compiled an exhaustive set of questions and answers dwelling on all the significant issues. This essential learning helps us understand our spiritual heritage as a species and the place of India among the greatest civilizations of the world- ancient and modern. Further, the book charts out how Hindus can overcome the challenges confronting them today and communicate their diverse tradition more effectively, making it an ideal book for the Hindu youth.

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Being Hindu: Understanding a Peaceful Path in a Vi...

October 10, 2018

There are more than one billion Hindus in the world, but for those who don’t practice the faith, very little seems to be understood about it. Followers have not only built and sustained the world’s largest democracy but have also sustained one of the greatest philosophical streams in the world for more than three thousand years. So, what makes a Hindu? Why is so little heard from the real practitioners of the everyday faith? Why does information never go beyond cliches? Being Hindu is a practitioner’s guide that takes the reader on a journey to very simply understand what the Hindu message is, where it stands in the clash of civilizations between Islam and Christianity, and why the Hindu way could yet be the path for plurality and progress in the twenty-first century.

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World Hindu Congress 2022 in Bangkok, Thailand

September 9, 2018

Thank you Chicago for hosting 2nd World Hindu Congress 2018. We will meet you again after 4 years in Bangkok. Victory of Dharma, Not Adharma. The World Hindu Congress (WHC) is a global platform for Hindus to connect, share ideas, inspire one another, and impact the common good. It offers Hindus an opportunity to introspect towards improvement and tap into our collective resources to seek tangible solutions to the most pressing issues of our age.

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World Hindu Congress 2018 held in Chicago a week a...

September 8, 2018

United and consistent efforts are required in all sectors to boost confidence among Hindus. Our efforts must compliment with each other in all possible ways. RSS Sarsanghachalak PP Shri Mohan Bhagwat addressed the massive gathering of Hindus @WHCongress in Chicago, USA.

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Get Together

September 8, 2018

(15 July 2018) VHP Thailand team met with the Executive Committee members of Hindu Dharma Sabha Shri Vishnu Temple Bangkok and discussed Ganehsa Festival 2018 activities in length.

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Dr. Prasenjit Basu, and 7th Get together of Member...

August 18, 2018

7th VHP Thailand Get Together held on Saturday, 18th August 2018 at Bangkok Lotus Hotel Sukhumvit 33. Please follow the link to view or download the pictures. Please give photo credit to VHP Thailand. Prof. Prasenjit Basu, Singapore based Senior Writer and Economist addressed 7th VHP Thailand Get Together in Bangkok. Shri Basu presented historical facts related to pre and post independence history of Bharat along with visible and invisible impact of Sanatan Dharma in South East Asia and other Asian countries including China and Japan.

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