Seismic plates and a sacred 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…

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The appearance 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…

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The carnival of colors

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…

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A grand gala night

Shivaratri or Shivachaturdashi is one of the important Hindu festivals. It falls on the 14th night of the new moon during the dark half of the Bengali month of Phalguna. Sanatan Hindu scriptures contain many stories and legends describing the…

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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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