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The Neuro-Cognitive Science of Itihasa and Purana
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The Neuro-Cognitive Science of Itihasa and Purana

Smrithi Adinarayanan- August 24, 2018

While the benefits of the Itihasa-Purana go much beyond neuroscience, furthering research along these lines can help develop a contemporary understanding and appreciation for these ... Read More

The General Framework of Hinduism- II
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The General Framework of Hinduism- II

Milind Sathye- July 23, 2018

Hinduism presents an inclusive way of life which is not adversarial to any other thought or ways of worship. It is environmental friendly and has ... Read More

Svādhyāya: Studying our Holy Books- VIII
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Svādhyāya: Studying our Holy Books- VIII

Vishal Agarwal- June 11, 2018

The Purāṇas may be thought of as core texts of Hindu religiosity; some have become cornerstones of particular devotional traditions, and others have served as ... Read More

Raja Rao Experienced “India as an Idea”
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Raja Rao Experienced “India as an Idea”

Yvette Rosser- January 25, 2018

Raja Rao often spoke of Shakti power rising from the bedrock of the Subcontinent, a glow, or hum - emanating between Sindh and Bengal, south ... Read More

Who Really got the Divine Mango: Gaṇeśa or Kārthikeya?
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Who Really got the Divine Mango: Gaṇeśa or Kārthikeya?

Yamuna Harshavardhana- January 24, 2018

We have vast amounts of oral, literary, historic, artistic and cultural traditions in each region – nay each hamlet – of Bhārata. Each aspect in ... Read More

Sources of Hindu Dharma – II
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Sources of Hindu Dharma – II

Vishal Agarwal- December 15, 2017

Shruti is considered the most authoritative source of Dharma, followed by Smriti, then Sadāchāra and finally one’s own liking or disposition. Read More

Sources of Hindu Dharma – I
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Sources of Hindu Dharma – I

Vishal Agarwal- December 12, 2017

Vedic scriptures are considered the most important authority because they are said to be of Divine inspiration, and all other sources are successively of lesser ... Read More