Bio diversity and some beliefs

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

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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. The devotees…

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Vogue of vegetarianism

‘Veg’, ‘Non-veg’, ‘Vegetarian’, ‘Vegetarianism’ etc. words are frequently heard nowadays. A growing trend towards ‘Vegetarianism’ are seen among the health conscious people around the world. The dieticians and physicians are now suggesting the new generation to concentrate on their daily…

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Happy New Year

Everything new and auspicious is welcomed by Hinduism. The ancient Hindu sages showed their regular respects to the rising sun. To welcome a new born baby we blow conch-shell. Our women raise uluddhani (sound raised by Hindu women by the…

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Climate change and a community

Climate change is a threat to our planet now. Ecological imbalance, global warming, greenhouse effect etc. are much talked throughout the world in recent years. These problems are acute in industrially developed countries.  An agreement to set a goal of…

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Sanctity of a dominant digit

In my childhood I was taught the Bengali numbers in an interesting way. It was somewhat related to Sanatan Hindu theological knowledge. My teacher read out ek (one) chandra (the moon), dui (two) paksha (fortnight), tin (three) netra (eye), char…

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Shankha, pala, loha and sindoor in Hinduism

Hindu married women usually wear shankha (white bangles made of conch shell), pala (red bangles made of red coral), loha (iron bangles) and sindoor (vermilion). Many saints belonging to Sanatan Hindu society also wear sindoor on their forehead. In some…

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Cremation in Hinduism

According to Sanatan Hindu scriptures, the soul leaves the body as soon as a person dies. Hindus do not believe in bodily resurrection and they give no importance on preserving the corpse as death is spiritually viewed as an escape…

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