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Sub cultural practices and Hindu dharma

Hindu Dharma and traditional spiritual practices play a central role in the lives of Hindus. Hindu religious and spiritual dimensions of culture are among the most important factors that structure…

‘Biggest old bricks’ found near Kurukshetra

Kurukshetra, May 14: In a significant archaeological find, big-size bricks, dating back 2000 years to 4500 years, have been found at Brahamsar Teeratha, about 40 km from this holy city…

Veda recital at Valiachalai Mahadevar temple

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A Veda recital is being organised from May 14 to 20 at the Valiachalai Mahadevar temple here by the Vaideeka Dharma Sabha based at the Valiachalai Gramam.Prior to the…

Sooryan Sooryan Bhattathirippad is dead

KOTTAYAM: Renowned tantric exponent Sooryan Sooryan Bhattathirippad, 75, of the famous Sooryakaladi Mana, near here, who passed away late on Friday night at the Medical College Hospital here, was cremated…

Thrissur Pooram concludes

Thrissur. The Thrissur Pooram was celebrated on Sunday with all it’s traditional gusto and spectacular ingredients, except fireworks display. As usual, it was the procession of the Kanimagalam Sastha which…

Sannyas,Sangh activities are the same

Kalady, May08. Sannyas and Sangh activities are the same, said President, Vytilla Sree Ramakrishna Ashram, Swami Atmaswaroopananda while inaugurating the first year OTC camp at Sreemoolanagaram near here. The only…

Ottamthulal returns to Ambalapuzha

 Ambalapuzha, May07  Ottamthullal, a satirical dance form, has ultimately returned to Ambalapuzha temple, thanks to the Travncore Devaswom Board (TDB).  Ottamthullal was banned from performing in the Ambalapuzha Sreekrishna temple,…

Suddhi begins at Guruvayur

GURUVAYUR: The monthly ‘suddhi’ (purification) ritual at the shrines of Sree Guruvayurappan, Sree Bhagavathy, Lord Ayyappa and Lord Ganesh at Sree Krishna temple here began on Saturday. It will conclude…

Veda scholar neurosurgeon

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:An eminent neurosurgeon well-versed in the Vedas. This is what makes M Sambasivan unique.Sambasivan is completing 70 on May 7. He retired from the State medical service after a career…

Sabarimala temple opened for festivals

The Sabarimala Melsanthi Sukumaran Namboothiri opened the sreekovil (sanctum sanctorum )of  Lord Ayyappa Saturday evening at 5.30 for the annual festivals in Sabarimala.The Vishukkani darsan for the pilgrims will be…

An Epistemology of the Hindu World View

An Epistemology of the Hindu World View   Dr. TS Girishkumar. The term Hindu is often used in varying senses, at times it stands for culture, at times for religion,…

Sabarimala temple opening on March 14

The hill shrine of Lord Ayyappa at Sabarimala will open for the five-day monthly poojas for the Malayalam month of Meenam on March 14 evening.Sahasrakalasam will be performed on March…

Aluva Sivarathri celebrated with traditional gaiety

Aluva, Feb27: Aluva Sivarathri was celebrated with traditional gaiety  and religious fervour  through out Kerala on Sunday. Thousands of devotees  converged on the sand bed of Periyar river right from…

Elaborate arrangements for Aluva Sivarathri

Aluva, Feb 24: Elaborate arrangements have been made for holding the famous ‘Aluva Sivarathri’ festival on the sand bed of river Periyar at Aluva. Decoration of the Siva temple on…

Chottanikkara Makam on Feb 14

Chottanikkara (Kochi), Feb 10 The famous “Makam Darshan” of the Chottanikkara Amma falls, on the seventh day of the 10-day annual festival, on Feb 14. Thousands of devotees, mainly women,…

Why all religions are not the same?

Recently, I had a discussion with a respected Hindu Swamiji with thousands of followers. When asked about coercive religious conversion of Hindus, Swamiji scornfully replied “Why worry, all religions are…

Engulfed in a Waterscape

Engulfed in a Waterscape

 ENGULFED IN A WATERSCAPE  Padma Jayaraj  [I wanted to tell you of an experience of mine at Athirappilly water falls. I had attended a Reiky Course. They open the chakras. And…

Makara Jayanti celebrated

Lakhs of pilgrims from various parts of India flocked at Sabarimala and millions of Lord Ayyappa’s devotees watched live television coverage to celebrate Makara Jayanti (Makra Vilakku) on Friday evening.…

Kerala celebrated Thiruvathira

Kerala celebrated Thiruvathira

Hindu women all over the state  observed Thiruvathira on Friday. The festival, which falls on the  Thiruvathira star in the Malayalam month of Dhanu, is considered a highly auspicious occasion to…

Makara Sankranti

On 14th January 2006, Hindus around the world celebrate MAKARA SANKRANTI. For Hindus, this is a very important religious observance and festival. Makara Sankranti marks the commencement of the sun’s…

A solution for ‘The world of conflicts’

(Udayabhanu Panickar, familiar face among US Malayalees is associated with various cultural and spiritual organizations in America, stress here the potential of Gurudevan’s teaching in resolving the problems faced by  present…

KRISHNANATTAM, a visual treat

KRISHNANATTAM, a visual treat

  KRISHNANATTAM, a visual treat Padma Jayaraj Krishnanattam, a dance oriented theatrical performance is the product of the Bhakthi movement. Prince Manavedan of Kozhikode, Kerala, India, who scripted and produced…

On a Pilgrim’s Trail

On a Pilgrim’s Trail

[Smt. Padma Jayaraj is a former professor of English Literature at Calicut University and now lives with her husband in Kerala. Besides being a regular contributor to many national dailies…

Thrissur Pooram becomes topic for doctoral thesis

Friday November 18 2005 11:19 IST THRISSUR: It is one of the greatest spectacles. A merry blend of teeming humanity, decked-up jumbos and benign deities; and not to forget that…

Remembering Dattopant Thengadi

Dattopant Thengadi was one of the most revered senior Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh leaders and ideologue. He was the founder of the Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh, Bharatiya Kisan Sangh and the Swadeshi…