Translations from the Katha, Prasna and Chhandogya Upanishads. Puranas The Puranas are post-Vedic texts which typically contain a complete narrative of the history of the Universe from creation to destruction, genealogies of the kings, heroes and demigods, and descriptions of Hindu cosmology and geography. There are 17 or 18 canonical Puranas, divided into three categories, each named after a deity: Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. There are also many other works termed Purana, known as ‘Upapuranas. Wilson [ ] A primary text of the Vaishnava branch of Hinduism, and one of the canonical Puranas of the Vishnu category. Among the portions of interest are a cycle of legends of the boyhood deeds of Krishna and Rama. Wilson was one of the first Europeans to translate a Hindu sacred text from the original Sanskrit. His style and annotations are exceptional and very readable. Subrahmanyam [ ] A Vishnu Purana with Dantesque descriptions of the afterlife, and details of Hindu funeral rites.

India is a country of temples without equal but there is a certain irony in that one of the largest and most dramatic monuments to Hinduism rests not in India but thousands of miles away from the subcontinent amid the ruins of a metropolis hidden in the jungles of Cambodia formerly known as Kamboja. To know and understand India one has to travel far in time and space, to forget for a while her present condition, and to have glimpses of what she was and what she did.

Henri Mouhot a French naturalist and explorer, who had gone to South-east Asia in the late ‘s and succumbed to fever there in Mesmerized by what he saw at the temple of Angkor Vat, Mouhot in lyrical descriptions said: One looks, one admires, and, seized with respect, one is silent. For where are the words to praise a work of art that may not have its equal anywhere on the globe?

Hoodoo in Theory and Practice by catherine yronwode: a practical manual of hoodoo, conjure, rootwork, magic spells, rituals, root doctoring, and African American folk magic.

Hinduism goes back to BCE and is a compilation of many diverse traditions in contrast to Christianity and Muslim traditions, both of which emerged from a single founder making it the oldest practised religion, closely related to that of Jainism, Sikhism, and Buddhism. The religions main body of texts are referred to as the Veda, the Upanishads, and the Bhagavad Gita.

There are many different Hindu creation stories. Also, though the belief in one supreme god is common, Hindu texts consider all deities to be extensions of this god. Lord Brahma is the Creator of the universes, and the first in the triumvirate. The other two gods comprising the triumvirate are Vishnu, who sustains the creation, and Shiva, the destroyer of the evil. These 3 gods form the Supreme One who is behind all of creation and destruction—and these Gods create and destroy universes continuously.

The length of time such a process takes is uncountable; however, one day for Brahma is considered 4 billion years for us. Also according to the Hindu texts, whenever Brahma sleeps the world is destroyed, and every morning when he wakes up it is created again. Brahma creates human beings and all life. He created man as the first of the animals and the strongest.

He created him from his own soul. One of the stories mentions that Brahma splits himself into two to create male and female. In other texts the Prajapati a group of deities , the sons of Brahma, are said to be creating all living beings, both gods and mortal creatures.

This oddity of locution — black people calling their magical practice hoodoo and white people calling it Voodoo, as if by doing so they could convince black folks that rootwork is a West African or Haitian religion — is clearly noted in Zora Neale Hurston’s important book on the subject, “Mules and Men,” published in Hurston was an African American folklorist with a fine ear for dialect who also wrote a book on Haitian Voodoo “Tell My Horse” , so she spoke with authority when she referred to her subject as “Hoodoo, or Voodoo, as it is pronounced by the whites.

Now, it could be argued that Hurston was from Florida and that she preferred the word hoodoo to Voodoo, even though the latter was the more common term in New Orleans — but such an idea can definitely be countered by referring to an interview that Ferdinand “Jelly Roll” Morton, an African American Creole native of New Orleans and a famous jazz musician in his own right gave to the folklorist and musicologist Alan Lomax of the Library of Congress in Morton, who was quite conscious of the recording of the interview and its historical importance, went out of his way to explain many local idioms and turns of speech to Lomax, who was a white man basically ignorant of such matters.

When Morton began describing to Lomax why a multiple murderer in New Orleans was never prosecuted, he interrupted the flow of his own words to explain his terminology to Lomax. I don’t mean with funds, or anything like that.

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May 13, by American Girl I get a number of emails from American women asking advice about their Arab men. Each situation is unique and all very interesting. Some of the men are Arab but born and raised in America. Some of the women who write are working in Kuwait and dating a Kuwaiti. Some are living in their home country but having an online relationship with an Arab man living in his. I wish I had all the answers and could guide everyone off into a land of never ending bliss.

So what are some of the biggest cultural differences you should expect to encounter? Chances are he was. Having intimate relations with you then either disappearing for a few days… or forever. This happens often and for a lot of reasons.

Fearful of being labeled “Islamophobic,” the American press has given only glancing attention to the widespread, honor-related ritual murder of Muslim women in the Middle East and South Asia while treating periodic honor killings among Muslim immigrants in the West as ordinary domestic abuse cases. Not even celebrity status can shield Muslim women from punishments related to honor crimes. Actress Afshan Azad left , seen here with Harry Potter co-star Rupert Grint, was beaten and threatened with death in by her father and brother for dating a non-Muslim.

Hindu deities are the gods and goddesses in terms and epithets for deity within the diverse traditions of Hinduism vary, and include Deva, Devi, Ishvara, Bhagavān and Bhagavati.. The deities of Hinduism have evolved from the Vedic era (2nd millennium BC) through the medieval era (1st millennium AD), regionally within Nepal, India and in southeast Asia, and across Hinduism’s.

By the 13th century, Hindustan emerged as a popular alternative name of India , meaning the “land of Hindus”. These texts used it to distinguish Hindus from Muslims who are called Yavanas foreigners or Mlecchas barbarians , with the 16th-century Chaitanya Charitamrita text and the 17th century Bhakta Mala text using the phrase “Hindu dharma”.

The term Hinduism, then spelled Hindooism, was introduced into the English language in the 18th-century to denote the religious, philosophical, and cultural traditions native to India. In India the term dharma is preferred, which is broader than the western term religion. The study of India and its cultures and religions, and the definition of “Hinduism”, has been shaped by the interests of colonialism and by Western notions of religion.

Hindu denominations AUM , a stylised letter of Devanagari script, used as a religious symbol in Hinduism Hinduism as it is commonly known can be subdivided into a number of major currents. Of the historical division into six darsanas philosophies , two schools, Vedanta and Yoga , are currently the most prominent. McDaniel classifies Hinduism into six major kinds and numerous minor kinds, in order to understand expression of emotions among the Hindus.

The morcha operated according to a well-worn protocol: The leaders of the demonstration then walked up a long driveway to formally present their demands to the district commissioner, who promised to relay them to the Maharashtra state authorities. The humble folk stayed back in the tent so as not to block traffic. Quite a few of them were qureish — cattle butchers — who had lost their jobs when the government had banned the consumption of beef the week before.

Sacred Texts of Hinduism; complete translation of the Rig-Veda, transcribed Sanskrit Rig-Veda, Max Mullers’ translation of the Upanishads, the Bhaghavad Gita, and other Hinduism texts.

Hindu Rituals for Death and Grief Ceremonies help Hindus confront their grief, interact with it, accept it, and go on. Hinduism, like other great religions, has specific rituals for honoring the deceased and addressing a family’s grief. In most cases, the procedures are conducted almost immediately, within a hour period. When a parent has died and the children live far away, other family members hold the body until the children arrive to do the last rites.

According to Hindu tradition and its sacred texts, only a male family member such as a husband, father or son can perform the last rites. However, in some cases women have taken on this role.

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“The man who knows nothing of music, literature, or art is no better than a beast,” ancient Hindu wisdom warned, “only without a beast’s tail or teeth.”.

Tweet Roman Catholicism has many traditions and beliefs that are rooted in paganism. Here are points of similarity between Catholicism and Hinduism: Hindus worship many gods and Catholics worship many saints, both with the burning of candles and incense before statues. Both use images, icons, music, and ritual prayers as means to create an atmosphere of worship. Read about these practices being used in the Spiritual Formation movement 2.

Both have extravagantly wealthy temples filled with statues and golden artifacts. Both have a priesthood that acts as a intermediary between the people and God. Both look upon their respective priests as a separate caste, different from the laity. Both believe that justification cannot be by faith alone— good deeds being absolutely necessary. For Catholics it is St.

Both religions believe that pilgrimages to these holy places will result in merit for the worshiper.

The great Rishis of the Vedic age composed the hymns, fought their wars, and ploughed their fields; but they were neither Brahmins, nor Kshatriyas nor Vaisyas. The banks of the distant Ganga and Jumna are rarely alluded to; the scenes of war and social ceremonies are the banks of the Saraswati and her tributaries. This was the Hindu world when the hymns were composed.

India’s first spiritual and cultural ambassador to the West, came to represent the religions of India at the World Parliament of Religions, held at Chicago has said: They hold that the Vedas are without beginning and without end. It may sound ludicrous, that a book can be without beginning or end.

Lord Ram. Lord Ram, the dark skinned God – is the seventh Avatar (incarnation) of Vishnu. Born during the second age of the world called Treta Yuga, he is the immortal hero of the great religious epic of India, the Ramayana.. Refer to chapter on Hindu Scriptures.. Lord Ram, the most famous incarnation of God, appeared on Rama-navami (Chaitra 9).

The word yoga was first mentioned in the oldest sacred texts, the Rig Veda. The Vedas were a collection of texts containing songs, mantras and rituals to be used by Brahmans, the Vedic priests. Yoga was slowly refined and developed by the Brahmans and Rishis mystic seers who documented their practices and beliefs in the Upanishads, a huge work containing over scriptures.

The Upanishads took the idea of ritual sacrifice from the Vedas and internalized it, teaching the sacrifice of the ego through self-knowledge, action karma yoga and wisdom jnana yoga. Classical Yoga In the pre-classical stage, yoga was a mishmash of various ideas, beliefs and techniques that often conflicted and contradicted each other. Written some time in the second century, this text describes the path of Raja Yoga, often called “classical yoga”.

Patanjali organized the practice of yoga into an “eight limbed path” containing the steps and stages towards obtaining Samadhi or enlightenment. Post-Classical Yoga A few centuries after Patanjali, yoga masters created a system of practices designed to rejuvenate the body and prolong life. They rejected the teachings of the ancient Vedas and embraced the physical body as the means to achieve enlightenment. They developed Tantra Yoga, with radical techniques to cleanse the body and mind to break the knots that bind us to our physical existence.

This exploration of these physical-spiritual connections and body centered practices led to the creation of what we primarily think of yoga in the West: Modern Period In the late s and early s, yoga masters began to travel to the West, attracting attention and followers.

Controversy[ edit ] Anthropologist Helen Fisher in What happens in the dating world can reflect larger currents within popular culture. For example, when the book The Rules appeared, it touched off media controversy about how men and women should relate to each other, with different positions taken by New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd [58] and British writer Kira Cochrane of The Guardian.

Sara McCorquodale suggests that women meeting strangers on dates meet initially in busy public places, share details of upcoming dates with friends or family so they know where they’ll be and who they’ll be with, avoid revealing one’s surname or address, and conducting searches on them on the Internet prior to the date.

Don’t leave drinks unattended; have an exit plan if things go badly; and ask a friend to call you on your cell phone an hour into the date to ask how it’s going. If you explain beautifully, a woman does not look to see whether you are handsome or not — but listens more, so you can win her heart.

Hinduism is an Indian religion and dharma, or a way of life, widely practised in the Indian subcontinent and parts of Southeast sm has been called the oldest religion in the world, and some practitioners and scholars refer to it as Sanātana Dharma, “the eternal tradition”, or the “eternal way”, beyond human history. Scholars regard Hinduism as a fusion or synthesis of various.

November 10, November 13, Monty and Rana get full blown in Qareeb Qareeb Singlle in the form of Yogi — the one with lecherous eyes, rough flirtatious ways and a stalker like air. And despite all that, so attractive. Qarib Qarib Singlle carries the mismatched couple — the woman not being able to stand the guy — situation of Metro… and Piku but with such immense freshness, fun and aplomb that it leaves you smiling all the way.

And the smile creeps up again and again when you look back at the tale of two strangers — Yogi and Jaya — meeting through a dating app and going on a journey together to Dehradun, Rishikesh, Delhi, Alwar, Jaipur and Gangtok to revisit their past, and, in the process, discover themselves and each other. One is delusional about his past — that former girlfriends still hold a candle for him; other is holding on to things, memorialising a dead husband in a password. The film is about letting go and reconciling with what was, to move on to what could be in the future.

Qarib Qarib Singlle Director: Two polar opposite individuals meet through a dating app, are thrown together on a journey in which they discover themselves and each other Run time: Parvathy, as Jaya, holds her own confidently with her fresh, earthy, believable, un-heroine like air, complete with the glasses and the hair tied up in a bun.

The original story penned long back by Kamna Chandra is hearteningly progressive in a casual than stated way — being a widow is no big deal, as is a man and woman splitting cost of a trip. It is updated to the present and becomes a delightful and charming watch under the baton of her own daughter, Tanuja Chandra.

But the takeaway is the dialogue.

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