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Universalism of Hinduism

Empowering people everywhere; standing up for those who are religiously persecutedUniversalism is a fundamental underlying principle of Hinduism – the absolute, in idea that we are all part of the Oneness (Advaita) of this cosmos and anyone and everyone...

The power of yoga: a peace offering to oneself

CHENNAI: The world that we live in today is full of extremists seeking to rule humanity. It’s unfortunate that a majority is controlled by a faction which prefers agitation to get their social, economic, political or religious demands fulfilled. A closer look at the...

Why Shiva is also known as Gangadhar and what does it signify

Hinduism teaches us the intricate realities of life through various stories. These stories high on moral values have profound meaning. One such story is that of Shiva and how he held the mighty Ganga in his matted locks. There are many legends associated with Shiva...

His sweep in Karnataka

Some years ago, when I met Sanskrit scholar Dr. Prabhakar Apte, who has translated Pancharatra Agamas to English, he said that there were four kinds of endowments mentioned in the Paushkara Samhita. And thinking about Ramanuja’s stay in Karnataka, I came to realise...

The essence of his commentaries

By – Sudhakshina Rangaswami This millennium year of Ramanujacharya’s (1017-1137 A.D.) birth anniversary affords an opportunity to revisit his legacy to Visishtadvaita Vedanta and Srivaishnavism by an understanding of the rationale of the corpus of his nine...