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Car Puja Guide - Step 7
In the Hindu way, any new buy is consecrated before use. An American Hindu takes you through a typical Car Puja - blessing her new Toyota Matrix in the Lord's name to keep it safe from any bad influences - in this exciting step-by-step photo essay. Page 7.

Car Puja Guide - Step 8
In the Hindu way, any new buy is consecrated before use. An American Hindu takes you through a typical Car Puja - blessing her new Toyota Matrix in the Lord's name to keep it safe from any bad influences - in this exciting step-by-step photo essay. Page 8.

Car Puja Guide - Step 9
In the Hindu way, any new buy is consecrated before use. An American Hindu takes you through a typical Car Puja - blessing her new Toyota Matrix in the Lord's name to keep it safe from any bad influences - in this exciting step-by-step photo essay. Page 9.

Download Top 12 Bollywood Songs for Holi
Download the best selection of Hindi Holi songs from Bollywood films and add that special flavor to your Holi party to celebrate the Indian 'Festival of Colors.'

The Bhagavatam – Its Contents
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Shrimad Bhagavatam - Bible of the Vaishnava Hindus
The Shrimad Bhagavatam, often been called the Bible of the Vaishnavas, is a vast and encyclopedic work that surveys a broad spectrum of knowledge, including history, psychology, politics, cosmology, metaphysics, and Hindu theology.

Hindu / Indian Matrimonials / Weddings
About Hindu wedding rituals and customs and a handful of chosen matrimonial sites for the South Asian community worldwide.

The Immortals of Meluha: Book Review
‘The Immortals of Meluha’ is the first book of the ‘Shiva Trilogy’ by Amish Tripathi. What makes this book, and the following two, a good read is the simplicity of language and an easy and racy narrative style.

Sri Satyanarayan Katha - Stories of Devotion for Lord Vishnu
Sri Satyanarayan Katha forms a vital and integral part of the Satyanarayan Vrata Puja – the ritual fast and worship or Lord Vishnu. Read about its significance and the stories that comprise Sri Satyanarayan Katha.

Sri Satyanarayan Katha - Stories of Devotion for Lord Vishnu - 1
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Sri Satyanarayan Katha - Stories of Devotion for Lord Vishnu - 3
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Sri Satyanarayan Katha - Stories of Devotion for Lord Vishnu - 4
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The Importance of Relaxation: Physical Relaxation & Laughter
Relaxation is not some kind of discipline like yoga or meditation that needs to be done at a particular time of the day. It is of 3 kinds: physical, mental and transcendental - and none of these demand any system.

The Importance of Relaxation: Mental Relaxation
Relaxation is not some kind of discipline like yoga or meditation that needs to be done at a particular time of the day. It is of 3 kinds: physical, mental and transcendental - and none of these demand any system. Page 2.

What is True Love? - By Ramesh S. Balsekar
In contrast to the emotional relationship between a man and a woman, divine love or caritas, is a luminous pool of light and not a beam focused on one object at a time. Advaita Guru Ramesh Balsekar shares his insights.

Kuber: The Lord of Riches
Kuber, Kubera or Kuvera is the lord of riches and treasures in Hinduism pantheon of gods and goddesses. He is frequently mentioned in the epic Ramayana as the God of gold and wealth. Read more about Kubera...

Aloneness And Loneliness - By Ramesh S. Balsekar
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The Hindu Mind: Fundamentals of Hindu Religion
This wonderful handbook to Hindu history, beliefs and practices by Bansi Pandit is a priceless treasure trove of practical information.

Conscious Flight into the Empyrean - Santosh Sachdeva
Here is an amazing book on meditation a first hand life-changing experience retold in every detail in the form of a journal, with supporting illustrations on every page by the author herself.

Sri Sankaracharya's 'Bhaja Govindam' (Follow the Heart) by Chandrika - Book Review
Swami Sadashiva Tirtha reviews Sri Sankaracharya's 'Bhaja Govindam' by Chandrika. The book tells the life of Adi Shankara, and his most famous poem, Bhaja Govindam, or 'Follow Your Heart.'

Hindu Human Rights Report - The Plight of Hindus in South Asia and the Diaspora
The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) released its 8th annual report on the discrimination against Hindus in countries across the world. This is the only annual Hindu human rights report in the US that highlights the atrocities Hindus face as minority populations in various regions of the world.

Hinduism in Bangladesh - Hindu Human Rights Report
The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) released its 8th annual report on the discrimination against Hindus in countries across the world. This is the only annual Hindu human rights report in the US that highlights the atrocities Hindus face as minority populations in various regions of the world. Page 2.

Hinduism in Bhutan - Hindu Human Rights Report
The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) released its 8th annual report on the discrimination against Hindus in countries across the world. This is the only annual Hindu human rights report in the US that highlights the atrocities Hindus face as minority populations in various regions of the world. Page 3.

Hinduism in Fiji - Hindu Human Rights Report
The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) released its 8th annual report on the discrimination against Hindus in countries across the world. This is the only annual Hindu human rights report in the US that highlights the atrocities Hindus face as minority populations in various regions of the world. Page 4.

Hinduism in Jammu & Kashmir - Hindu Human Rights Report
The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) released its 8th annual report on the discrimination against Hindus in countries across the world. This is the only annual Hindu human rights report in the US that highlights the atrocities Hindus face as minority populations in various regions of the world. Page 5.

Hinduism in Malaysia - Hindu Human Rights Report
The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) released its 8th annual report on the discrimination against Hindus in countries across the world. This is the only annual Hindu human rights report in the US that highlights the atrocities Hindus face as minority populations in various regions of the world. Page 6.

Hinduism in Pakistan - Hindu Human Rights Report
The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) released its 8th annual report on the discrimination against Hindus in countries across the world. This is the only annual Hindu human rights report in the US that highlights the atrocities Hindus face as minority populations in various regions of the world. Page 7.

Hinduism in Sri Lanka - Hindu Human Rights Report
The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) released its 8th annual report on the discrimination against Hindus in countries across the world. This is the only annual Hindu human rights report in the US that highlights the atrocities Hindus face as minority populations in various regions of the world. Page 8.

Hinduism in Trinidad & Tobago - Hindu Human Rights Report
The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) released its 8th annual report on the discrimination against Hindus in countries across the world. This is the only annual Hindu human rights report in the US that highlights the atrocities Hindus face as minority populations in various regions of the world. Page 9.

The Six Seasons - A Brief Pictorial Guide
In India, there are 6 seasons or Ritus in a year. Here is a quick illustrated guide to the seasons and their start and end dates for this year.

The Six Seasons - Vasanta Ritu or Spring
In India, there are 6 seasons or Ritus in a year. Here is a quick illustrated guide to the seasons and their start and end dates for this year. Page 2.

The Six Seasons - Grishma Ritu or Summer
In India, there are 6 seasons or Ritus in a year. Here is a quick illustrated guide to the seasons and their start and end dates for this year. Page 3.

The Six Seasons - Varsha Ritu or Monsoon
In India, there are 6 seasons or Ritus in a year. Here is a quick illustrated guide to the seasons and their start and end dates for this year. Page 4.

The Six Seasons - Sharad Ritu or Autumn
In India, there are 6 seasons or Ritus in a year. Here is a quick illustrated guide to the seasons and their start and end dates for this year. Page 5.

The Six Seasons - Hemant Ritu or Pre-winter
In India, there are 6 seasons or Ritus in a year. Here is a quick illustrated guide to the seasons and their start and end dates for this year. Page 6.

The Six Seasons - Shishir Ritu or Winter
In India, there are 6 seasons or Ritus in a year. Here is a quick illustrated guide to the seasons and their start and end dates for this year. Page 7.

My Hinduism: Gandhi - Essays by Great Hindus on Hinduism
In this essay, Mahatma Gandhi, India's 'Father of the Nation' talks simply and in direct terms about why he is proud to be a Hindu. Here he explains his concept of Hinduism or 'Sanatana Dharma' - why it is not an 'exclusive' religion and 'the most glorious religion in the world.'

Baba Ramdev - The Yoga Guru of Common People
Swami Ramdevji or Baba Ramdev, as he is popularly known, is one of India’s most popular spiritual leaders in the field of Yoga, Ayurveda and social activism. Arguably, no other Swami in recent times, has been so successful in making the art of Yoga a common practice in every household, and especially among India’s huge middle class population.

Marriage Guidance for Indians Abroad - Marital Problems among Overseas Indians and Government Assistance
Rising cases of failed and fraudulent marriages of Indian women with Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) has prompted India's Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs to come up with a Guidance Booklet. Read and download from here...

Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan: Top 20 Quotations
Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was a . Here is a selection of the best quotes on Hinduism gleaned from the vast body of literature written by Dr. Radhakrishnan.

Jhulan Yatra - The Monsoon Swing Festival of Krishna & Radha
Known for its spectacular display of decorated swings, song and dance, Jhulan is a joyful festival celebrating the Radha-Krishna amour coupled with the romantic fervor of the rainy season in India.

Maha Kumbh Mela 2013 - 100 million pilgrims to congregate at world's biggest festival
A hundred million people are expected to visit the Maha Kumbh Mela, which began on January 14, 2013 in the Indian city of Allahabad. Read about the biggest religious festival on earth that occurs every 12 years.

The Thirunelli Maha Vishnu Temple - Ancient Hindu Temple of Kerala
Thirunelli Maha Vishnu temple is believed to be the only place where Hindus can perform every ritual pertaining to our lives here on earth and attain 'moksha' or ultimate liberation from the cycle of birth and rebirth.

Rituals Seeking Moksha for Ancestors and Family - Thirunelli Maha Vishnu Temple, Kerala
Thirunelli Maha Vishnu temple is believed to be the only place where Hindus can perform every ritual pertaining to our lives here on earth and attain 'moksha' or ultimate liberation from the cycle of birth and rebirth. Page 2.

Agni: The Fire God of the Hindus
Agni is the God of Fire in Hinduism. Read about the many hues and powers of this mighty deity and why he is worshiped.

How to Become a Better Person
What are the eternal values according to Hindu scriptures, and how to inculcate and assimilate them in your personality? Read on to find out…

Slumdog Millionaire - Review of Oscar-winning Film 'Slumdog Millionaire'
Danny Boyle's Oscar-winning 'Slumdog Millionaire' is a rags-to-riches drama set in India, which is equally brilliant and shocking. It passionately exploits India’s weaknesses only exposing the seamier side of the society...

IncredibleIndia@60: Celebrating Indian Culture in New York
About IncredibleIndia@60 – a four day celebration in New York starting September 23, 2007, that showcases India’s art, culture and religious diversity to the people of United States.

Durga Puja - Outside India
Detailed info on the Durga Puja celebrations by Bengali associations outside India - from Chicago to Stuttgard, New Jersey to Wales, and London to Cologne...

Top Holi Websites
Select links to the Web's best shopping and activity sites on Holi - the festival of colors!

Top Rakhi Shopping Sites
Virtual Rakhi stores promise sisters to ship their Rakhis and gifts to their brothers anywhere in the world. Check out what's new in this year's Top 10 Rakhi Sites!

Rudraksha Beads
Rudraksha seeds hold a very special place in Hinduism, and is credited to possess mystical and divine properties. Here're some select sites selling Rudraksha beads...

Auroville - In Pictures
A virtual tour of Auroville - the 'City of Dawn' in Pondicherry, India. It is a universal-internal township for a population of up to 50,000 people from around the world. Page 10.

Auroville - In Pictures
A virtual tour of Auroville - the 'City of Dawn' in Pondicherry, India. It is a universal-internal township for a population of up to 50,000 people from around the world. Page 4.

Auroville - In Pictures
A virtual tour of Auroville - the 'City of Dawn' in Pondicherry, India. It is a universal-internal township for a population of up to 50,000 people from around the world. Page 5.

Auroville - In Pictures
A virtual tour of Auroville - the 'City of Dawn' in Pondicherry, India. It is a universal-internal township for a population of up to 50,000 people from around the world. Page 3.

Auroville - In Pictures
A virtual tour of Auroville - the 'City of Dawn' in Pondicherry, India. It is a universal-internal township for a population of up to 50,000 people from around the world. Page 8.

Auroville - In Pictures
A virtual tour of Auroville - the 'City of Dawn' in Pondicherry, India. It is a universal-internal township for a population of up to 50,000 people from around the world. Page 7.

Auroville - In Pictures
A virtual tour of Auroville - the 'City of Dawn' in Pondicherry, India. It is a universal-internal township for a population of up to 50,000 people from around the world. Page 11.

Auroville - In Pictures
A virtual tour of Auroville - the 'City of Dawn' in Pondicherry, India. It is a universal-internal township for a population of up to 50,000 people from around the world. Page 9.

Auroville - In Pictures
A virtual tour of Auroville - the 'City of Dawn' in Pondicherry, India. It is a universal-internal township for a population of up to 50,000 people from around the world. Page 6.

Hanuman MP3 Downloads - Devotional Songs, Bhajans & Hanuman Chalisa
Here are some of the best Bhajans or devotional songs dedicated to the Hindu deity Hanuman by courtesy of http://www.aumnamoshivaya.com. Click on the song titles to download the high quality MP3 files. You need an MP3 Player (Windows Media Player / WinAmp) to listen to these devotional songs.

Hindu Audio Resources
Select websites that offer free audio resources on Hinduism from Indian devotional music and religious lectures to streaming audio & MP3 downloads, such as bhajans, aartis, kirtans, and mantras.

Krishna MP3 Bhajans - Download Hindu Devotional Songs of Krishna
Download MP3 files of Hindu devotional songs or Bhajans dedicated to Lord Krishna - free from AumNamoShivaya.com.

Rama Bhajans
MP3 downloads of soulful bhajan songs dedicated to Lord Rama - from AumNamoShivaya.com

Shiva MP3 Downloads - Devotional Songs & Shiva Bhajans
Here are some of the best Bhajans or devotional songs dedicated to Lord Shiva by courtesy of hanuman.com. Click on the song titles to download the high quality MP3 files. You need an MP3 Player (Windows Media Player / WinAmp) to listen to these devotional songs.

Gayatri Mantra - MP3 Downloads
Here's a list of web sites that provide free download of the Gayatri mantra audio files in MP3 format. This mantra is one of the oldest and most powerful of Sanskrit hymns. It is believed that by chanting the Gayatri mantra, if you carry on your life and do the work that is ordained for you, your life will be full of happiness.

Top Hindu Matrimonial Service Providers
A selection of the top Hindu matrimonial services provider on the web. Most sites let you add your matrimonials profile and lets you contact partners free of charge.

Bindis - Top Shopping Sites for Forehaed Decoration
A selection of popular shopping sites for bindis - great Indian forehead decoration and body art for women.

Image Downloads - Hindu / Indian Art
A selection of Web sites offering photos, images and cliparts of Hindu deities, symbols, etc.

Addresses of Hindus Temples Across the World
Details of various Hindu temples in Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Australia, Europe, UK and the Caribbean

Hindu Temples Outside India
Here's a list of Web links to Hindu temples and temple societies located outside India.

Jainism
Websites dedicated to the Jain religion, its practices, philosophy, language and literature.

Vaishnavism
Some special sites for Vaishnavas, the followers of Lord Vishnu.

Astrology: Training
Vedic astrology training centers, coaching camps and resources on learning astrology:

Vedic Astro Predictions 2010
Your Vedic Astro Forecast for the year by renowned Vedic Astologer 'Jyotish' Asish Kumar Das. Select your zodiac sign to read about your forecast for the year.

Astrology: Online Astrologers
Here are some Vedic astrologers available on the Net.

Astrology: Associations
Netlinks on Vedic astrology associations around the world:

Astrology: Related Fields
Netlinks on some interesting related areas, like numerology, molescopy, etc.

Poetry on India, Hinduism and Related Topics
Here are some English Poetry on India, Hinduism and related topics...

Publishers & Bookstores - Books on Hinduism
Here is a selection of websites of publishers and bookstores that deal in books on Hinduism.

Why You Should Be A Vegetarian
Do you have any compassion for animals? Do you believe in karma? And that we are spiritual beings or just glorified omnivores? If yes, then let's share our bread. If not, pray to God that you are not reincarnated as a cow - and the cow as you!

Ancient Temple Found Beneath Disputed Mosque at Ayodhya
The much-awaited archaeological report that ascertains that a 10th century temple existed at the place where the 16th century Muslim ruler Babur built a mosque in the Indian holy town of Ayodhya, is finally out. The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has reported that its excavations found distinctive features of a temple beneath the Babri Mosque site.

River Worship - An About.com Hinduism Feature
The rivers of India have been closely associated with our history and civilization. Since time immemorial, river worship, known as Pushkaram, is performed to make people realize the importance of water, the life-sustaining force.

The Divine Side of Raksha Bandhan
Real love neither puts up barriers nor harbors any prejudices. Love is the epitome of freedom and power but only when grounded in purity and principles. The festival of Raksha Bandhan speaks volumes about this loving relationship that nurtures, protects and uplifts.

The Dance of Shiva - A Poem by Paresh
Read this long narrative poem on Nataraj, the dancing form of Lord Shiva by Paresh. It relates how Shiva, the God of Destruction, brought the world from the age of darkness into the age of awakening...

Baba Baidyanath Temple, Deoghar
Gyan Rajhans, scientist, author and broadcaster, relates his true-life experience of receiving the ever-elusive 'true bliss' that every devotee yearns for, as he visited the Shiva temple of Baba Baidyanath at Deoghar in Eastern India, thousands of miles away from his home in Canada.

Baba Baidyanath Temple, Deoghar
Gyan Rajhans, scientist, author and broadcaster, relates his true-life experience of receiving the ever-elusive 'true bliss' that every devotee yearns for, as he visited the Shiva temple of Baba Baidyanath at Deoghar in Eastern India, thousands of miles away from his home in Canada. Page 2.

Ego - Words of Wisdom on Ego - from Hindu Scriptures
Ego is not good for you! So say the scriptures. Here're a few wise words on ego gleaned from Hindu writings.

"The Himalayas" by Sir Muhammed Iqbal
In this beautiful poem dedicated to the majestic Himalayas, renowned Urdu Poet Iqbal weaves a magical tapestry in mellifluous words. The poet eulogizes the mountain ranges in multiple epithets, and appeals it to relate to us some stories of the time / When your valleys became abode of Man's ancestors

Message to the Newly Wed - From Swami Chidananda
In this message, Swami Chidananda blesses all new couples and prays for their happiness, health, prosperity and success in life. He explains the significance of the household, and how the couple must turn their daily life into a sublime process of manifesting their inner divinity and expressing it outwardly through thought, speech and action.

Message to the Newly Wed - From Swami Chidananda
In this message, Swami Chidananda blesses all new couples and prays for their happiness, health, prosperity and success in life. He explains the significance of the household, and how the couple must turn their daily life into a sublime process of manifesting their inner divinity and expressing it outwardly through thought, speech and action. Page 2.

Bringing Up Hindu Kids: Give Them Reason To Believe!
When parents say Hinduism teaches that all religions are the same, kids find no reason to follow it. They say,

Bringing Up Hindu Kids: A Lesson for Parents
When parents say Hinduism teaches that all religions are the same, kids find no reason to follow it. They say,

The Gurus of Sergeant Pepper
Did you know that the Beatles' all time great rock/pop album

Hinduism - Glossary of Sanskrit Words beginning with B
A glossary of Sanskrit terms used in Hindu teachings, and their meanings.

Hinduism - Glossary of Sanskrit Words beginning with H
Hinduism - Glossary of Sanskrit Words beginning with H

US Senate Pass Diwali Resolution
Senate Resolution 299, recognizing the

How to Approach Death
At 63, Gyan Rajhans, scientist and spiritual thinker, contemplates upon the inevitable end of life death, and comes up with words of advise about what should be the right attitude to death, and how one should approach it.

The Nature of God in Hinduism
16 points to explain the nature of God, gleaned from Swami Sivananda book 'God Exists'. In this article, he answers the complex question -

The Indian Snake-Charmer
Edward Hamilton Aitken dissects the unique character of the Indian snake-charmer in this essay from Concerning Animals and Other Matters, written in 1914. He says, to a stranger the snake-charmer himself is a better tamasha than anything he can show. He is indeed a most extraordinary animal, and stranger than the drama and spectacle that he promises.

The Indian Snake-Charmer
Edward Hamilton Aitken dissects the unique character of the Indian snake-charmer in this essay from Concerning Animals and Other Matters, written in 1914. He says, to a stranger the snake-charmer himself is a better tamasha than anything he can show. He is indeed a most extraordinary animal, and stranger than the drama and spectacle that he promises. Page 2.

Nyepi: Balinese New Year
Nyepi is New Year's Day in Bali, the Southeast Asian island that has over 90% Hindus! Nyepi is at once a day of celebration and of silence - a day to remember not only oneself but also the state of the universe before creation.

Durga: Goddess Image Gallery
A selection of contemporary paintings & sculptures of Goddess Durga.

DEVDAS BINDI GALLERY - Madhuri & Aishwarya Photos
A selection of beautiful photos featuring Madhuri and Aishwarya adorning the bindi - from the Bollywood film - 'Devdas'.

"The Ramayana" - Full Text Translation by Romesh C Dutt - BOOK 2
The Ramayana is one the world's most read epics. Read the full text of this Hindu scripture in this 11 lucid and reader-friendly translation by Romesh C Dutt - divided into 11 chapters.

"The Ramayana" - Full Text Translation by Romesh C Dutt - BOOK 3
The Ramayana is one the world's most read epics. Read the full text of this Hindu scripture in this 11 lucid and reader-friendly translation by Romesh C Dutt - divided into 11 chapters.

OM GALLERY: 1 - The Many Faces of the Hindu Symbol
Here are the many faces of Om or Aum. In these designs, I have tried to capture the beauty of this Sanskrit sound or word that has come to be recognized as the symbol.

Interview: Jhumpa Lahiri Speaks on "The Namesake"
An Interview with Jhumpa Lahiri, the author of The Namesake and Interpreter of Maladies

Indian Languages Primer: French to Tamil, Telugu, Kannada
A list of common words, phrases and sentences in major Indian languages translated into English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Arabic and Cantonese. Knowing these can prove very useful for people visiting India.

Indian Languages Primer: Italian to Hindi, Bengali, Marathi
A list of common words, phrases and sentences in major Indian languages translated into English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Arabic and Cantonese. Knowing these can prove very useful for people visiting India.

SHIVA PHOTO GALLERY
A collection of high quality images of Lord Shiva.

HINDU HYMNS - Om Jay Jagadish Hare - Vishnu Aarti
This is a poplular hymn dedicated to Lord Vishnu, also known as the Universal Prayer, with an English version of the lyrics for easy pronunciation, and related resources, including English translation & interpretation of the hymn.

The Kite Festival of Gujarat: Photographs by Meena Kadri
An exceedingly colorful photo gallery by Meena Kadri featuring glimpses of life around the kite festival of Gujarat during the Hindu winter festival of Uttarayan. Page 7.

The Kite Festival of Gujarat: Photographs by Meena Kadri
An exceedingly colorful photo gallery by Meena Kadri featuring glimpses of life around the kite festival of Gujarat during the Hindu winter festival of Uttarayan. Page 8.

The Kite Festival of Gujarat: Photographs by Meena Kadri
An exceedingly colorful photo gallery by Meena Kadri featuring glimpses of life around the kite festival of Gujarat during the Hindu winter festival of Uttarayan. Page 9.

The Kite Festival of Gujarat: Photographs by Meena Kadri
An exceedingly colorful photo gallery by Meena Kadri featuring glimpses of life around the kite festival of Gujarat during the Hindu winter festival of Uttarayan. Page 4.

The Kite Festival of Gujarat: Photographs by Meena Kadri
An exceedingly colorful photo gallery by Meena Kadri featuring glimpses of life around the kite festival of Gujarat during the Hindu winter festival of Uttarayan. Page 5.

The Kite Festival of Gujarat: Photographs by Meena Kadri
An exceedingly colorful photo gallery by Meena Kadri featuring glimpses of life around the kite festival of Gujarat during the Hindu winter festival of Uttarayan. Page 2.

The Kite Festival of Gujarat: Photographs by Meena Kadri
An exceedingly colorful photo gallery by Meena Kadri featuring glimpses of life around the kite festival of Gujarat during the Hindu winter festival of Uttarayan. Page 3.

The Kite Festival of Gujarat: Photographs by Meena Kadri
An exceedingly colorful photo gallery by Meena Kadri featuring glimpses of life around the kite festival of Gujarat during the Hindu winter festival of Uttarayan. Page 6.

The Kite Festival of Gujarat: Photographs by Meena Kadri
An exceedingly colorful photo gallery by Meena Kadri featuring glimpses of life around the kite festival of Gujarat during the Hindu winter festival of Uttarayan. Page 10.

The Kite Festival of Gujarat: Photographs by Meena Kadri
An exceedingly colorful photo gallery by Meena Kadri featuring glimpses of life around the kite festival of Gujarat during the Hindu winter festival of Uttarayan. Page 11.

The Kite Festival of Gujarat: Photographs by Meena Kadri
An exceedingly colorful photo gallery by Meena Kadri featuring glimpses of life around the kite festival of Gujarat during the Hindu winter festival of Uttarayan. Page 12.

Success in Life - Download Free eBook for Young People
This book for teenagers consists of the teachings of Sri Swami Chidananda that will help young people get to know the best of Hindu culture and how to imbibe them.

Gayatri Mantra Garments - Clothing depicting Hindu symbols
A photo gallery of dress materials for women that depict the Hindu Gayatri Mantra and Om symbol. Page 3.

Gayatri Mantra Garments - Clothing depicting Hindu symbols
A photo gallery of dress materials for women that depict the Hindu Gayatri Mantra and Om symbol. Page 4.

Gayatri Mantra Garments - Clothing depicting Hindu symbols
A photo gallery of dress materials for women that depict the Hindu Gayatri Mantra and Om symbol. Page 6.

Gayatri Mantra Garments - Clothing depicting Hindu symbols
A photo gallery of dress materials for women that depict the Hindu Gayatri Mantra and Om symbol. Page 5.

Gayatri Mantra Garments - Clothing depicting Hindu symbols
A photo gallery of dress materials for women that depict the Hindu Gayatri Mantra and Om symbol. Page 2.

Durga Puja & Dusshera Celebrations - Festival Photographs from India
This festive photo gallery features Durga Puja that celebrates goddess Durga's victory over evil forces. During this festival, Hindus observe 10 days of ceremonies, rituals, fasts, feasts, song and dance in honor of the supreme mother goddess Durga. Page 17.

Durga Puja & Dusshera Celebrations - Festival Photographs from India
This festive photo gallery features Durga Puja that celebrates goddess Durga's victory over evil forces. During this festival, Hindus observe 10 days of ceremonies, rituals, fasts, feasts, song and dance in honor of the supreme mother goddess Durga. Page 20.

The Making of Ravana - Dusshera Photo Gallery
A Photo Gallery by Ajay Rawat depicting how effigies of the Demon King Ravana are made before the the Hindu festival of Dusshera. Page 2.

The Making of Ravana - Dusshera Photo Gallery
A Photo Gallery by Ajay Rawat depicting how effigies of the Demon King Ravana are made before the the Hindu festival of Dusshera. Page 3.

The Making of Ravana - Dusshera Photo Gallery
A Photo Gallery by Ajay Rawat depicting how effigies of the Demon King Ravana are made before the the Hindu festival of Dusshera. Page 4.

The Making of Ravana - Dusshera Photo Gallery
A Photo Gallery by Ajay Rawat depicting how effigies of the Demon King Ravana are made before the the Hindu festival of Dusshera. Page 5.

The Making of Ravana - Dusshera Photo Gallery
A Photo Gallery by Ajay Rawat depicting how effigies of the Demon King Ravana are made before the the Hindu festival of Dusshera. Page 6.

The Making of Ravana - Dusshera Photo Gallery
A Photo Gallery by Ajay Rawat depicting how effigies of the Demon King Ravana are made before the the Hindu festival of Dusshera. Page 7.

The Making of Ravana - Dusshera Photo Gallery
A Photo Gallery depicting how effigies of the Demon King Ravana are made before the the Hindu festival of Dusshera. Page 8.

Durga Puja & Dusshera Celebrations - Festival Photographs from India
This festive photo gallery features Durga Puja that celebrates goddess Durga's victory over evil forces. During this festival, Hindus observe 10 days of ceremonies, rituals, fasts, feasts, song and dance in honor of the supreme mother goddess Durga. Page 11.

Durga Puja & Dusshera Celebrations - Festival Photographs from India
This festive photo gallery features Durga Puja that celebrates goddess Durga's victory over evil forces. During this festival, Hindus observe 10 days of ceremonies, rituals, fasts, feasts, song and dance in honor of the supreme mother goddess Durga. Page 13.

Durga Puja & Dusshera Celebrations - Festival Photographs from India
This festive photo gallery features Durga Puja that celebrates goddess Durga's victory over evil forces. During this festival, Hindus observe 10 days of ceremonies, rituals, fasts, feasts, song and dance in honor of the supreme mother goddess Durga. Page 15.

Durga Puja & Dusshera Celebrations - Festival Photographs from India
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Durga Puja & Dusshera Celebrations - Festival Photographs from India
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Durga Puja & Dusshera Celebrations - Festival Photographs from India
This festive photo gallery features Durga Puja that celebrates goddess Durga's victory over evil forces. During this festival, Hindus observe 10 days of ceremonies, rituals, fasts, feasts, song and dance in honor of the supreme mother goddess Durga. Page 3.

Durga Puja & Dusshera Celebrations - Festival Photographs from India
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The Namesake - Photo Gallery
A photo gallery of stills from Mira Nair's film

The Namesake - Photo Gallery
A photo gallery of stills from Mira Nair's film

The Namesake - Photo Gallery
A photo gallery of stills from Mira Nair's film

The Namesake - Photo Gallery
A photo gallery of stills from Mira Nair's film

The Namesake - Photo Gallery
A photo gallery of stills from Mira Nair's film

The Namesake - Photo Gallery
A photo gallery of stills from Mira Nair's film

The Namesake - Photo Gallery
A photo gallery of stills from Mira Nair's film

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The Mahakumbh Mela, Allahabad - Photos from the Kumbh Mela of 2001
Millions of Hindus pilgrims and people from around the world converged for the Mahakumbh Mela - the great Indian bathing festival, to take a holy dip in the holy Ganges to wash away their sins. Page 3.

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'Vivah' means marriage - an institution that binds two individuals into a bond that is sacred, pure and eternal - a commitment for life. It is also the title of Suraj Barjatya's latest Bollywood film. Here're some stills from the movie starring Shahid Kapoor and Amrita Rao. Page 5.

Vivah - Bollywood Photo Gallery
'Vivah' means marriage - an institution that binds two individuals into a bond that is sacred, pure and eternal - a commitment for life. It is also the title of Suraj Barjatya's latest Bollywood film. Here're some stills from the movie starring Shahid Kapoor and Amrita Rao. Page 4.

Vivah - Bollywood Photo Gallery
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Vivah - Bollywood Photo Gallery
'Vivah' means marriage - an institution that binds two individuals into a bond that is sacred, pure and eternal - a commitment for life. It is also the title of Suraj Barjatya's latest Bollywood film. Here're some stills from the movie starring Shahid Kapoor and Amrita Rao. Page 2.

Vivah - Bollywood Photo Gallery
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Statues of Saraswati - Photo Gallery
A photo gallery of beautiful statues cast in bronze and stone of Saraswati - the Hindu goddess of knowledge and arts. Page 9.

Statues of Saraswati - Photo Gallery
A photo gallery of beautiful statues cast in bronze and stone of Saraswati - the Hindu goddess of knowledge and arts. Page 10.

Statues of Saraswati - Photo Gallery
A photo gallery of beautiful statues cast in bronze and stone of Saraswati - the Hindu goddess of knowledge and arts. Page 11.

Statues of Saraswati - Photo Gallery
A photo gallery of beautiful statues cast in bronze and stone of Saraswati - the Hindu goddess of knowledge and arts. Page 12.

Vivah - Bollywood Photo Gallery
'Vivah' means marriage - an institution that binds two individuals into a bond that is sacred, pure and eternal - a commitment for life. It is also the title of Suraj Barjatya's latest Bollywood film. Here're some stills from the movie starring Shahid Kapoor and Amrita Rao. Page 8.

Vivah - Bollywood Photo Gallery
'Vivah' means marriage - an institution that binds two individuals into a bond that is sacred, pure and eternal - a commitment for life. It is also the title of Suraj Barjatya's latest Bollywood film. Here're some stills from the movie starring Shahid Kapoor and Amrita Rao. Page 7.

Vivah - Bollywood Photo Gallery
'Vivah' means marriage - an institution that binds two individuals into a bond that is sacred, pure and eternal - a commitment for life. It is also the title of Suraj Barjatya's latest Bollywood film. Here're some stills from the movie starring Shahid Kapoor and Amrita Rao. Page 6.

Statues of Saraswati - Photo Gallery
A photo gallery of beautiful statues cast in bronze and stone of Saraswati - the Hindu goddess of knowledge and arts. Page 2.

Statues of Saraswati - Photo Gallery
A photo gallery of beautiful statues cast in bronze and stone of Saraswati - the Hindu goddess of knowledge and arts. Page 3.

Statues of Saraswati - Photo Gallery
A photo gallery of beautiful statues cast in bronze and stone of Saraswati - the Hindu goddess of knowledge and arts. Page 4.

Statues of Saraswati - Photo Gallery
A photo gallery of beautiful statues cast in bronze and stone of Saraswati - the Hindu goddess of knowledge and arts. Page 5.

Statues of Saraswati - Photo Gallery
A photo gallery of beautiful statues cast in bronze and stone of Saraswati - the Hindu goddess of knowledge and arts. Page 6.

Statues of Saraswati - Photo Gallery
A photo gallery of beautiful statues cast in bronze and stone of Saraswati - the Hindu goddess of knowledge and arts. Page 7.

Statues of Saraswati - Photo Gallery
A photo gallery of beautiful statues cast in bronze and stone of Saraswati - the Hindu goddess of knowledge and arts. Page 8.

Saraswati Art Gallery
Goddess Gallery: Download Images of Saraswati - the Hindu goddess of knowledge and arts.. Page 3.

Saraswati Art Gallery
Goddess Gallery: Download Images of Saraswati - the Hindu goddess of knowledge and arts.. Page 4.

Saraswati Art Gallery
Goddess Gallery: Download Images of Saraswati - the Hindu goddess of knowledge and arts.. Page 5.

Saraswati Art Gallery
Goddess Gallery: Download Images of Saraswati - the Hindu goddess of knowledge and arts.. Page 6.

Saraswati Art Gallery
Goddess Gallery: Download Images of Saraswati - the Hindu goddess of knowledge and arts.. Page 7.

Saraswati Art Gallery
Goddess Gallery: Download Images of Saraswati - the Hindu goddess of knowledge and arts.. Page 8.

Saraswati Art Gallery
Goddess Gallery: Download Images of Saraswati - the Hindu goddess of knowledge and arts.. Page 9.

Saraswati Art Gallery
Goddess Gallery: Download Images of Saraswati - the Hindu goddess of knowledge and arts.. Page 10.

Saraswati Art Gallery
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Saraswati Art Gallery
Goddess Gallery: Download Images of Saraswati - the Hindu goddess of knowledge and arts.. Page 12.

Religious Garments - Om Namah Shivaye!
An image gallery of Hindu religious garments, brocades, and fabrics, including prayer shawls, kurta tops, and more... Page 6.

Religious Garments - Om Namah Shivaye! Shawl
An image gallery of Hindu religious garments, brocades, and fabrics, including prayer shawls, kurta tops, and more... Page 4.

Religious Garments - Ganesha Shawl
An image gallery of Hindu religious garments, brocades, and fabrics, including prayer shawls, kurta tops, and more... Page 13.

Religious Garments
An image gallery of Hindu religious garments, brocades, and fabrics, including prayer shawls, kurta tops, and more...

Religious Garments - Jai Mata Di Shawl
An image gallery of Hindu religious garments, brocades, and fabrics, including prayer shawls, kurta tops, and more... Page 15.

Religious Garments - Jai Mata Di Shawl
An image gallery of Hindu religious garments, brocades, and fabrics, including prayer shawls, kurta tops, and more... Page 14.

Religious Garments - Jai Shri Ram & Hanuman
An image gallery of Hindu religious garments, brocades, and fabrics, including prayer shawls, kurta tops, and more... Page 3.

Religious Garments - Jai Shri Ram
An image gallery of Hindu religious garments, brocades, and fabrics, including prayer shawls, kurta tops, and more... Page 2.

Religious Garments - Om Shawl
An image gallery of Hindu religious garments, brocades, and fabrics, including prayer shawls, kurta tops, and more... Page 16.

Religious Garments - Om Namah Durge
An image gallery of Hindu religious garments, brocades, and fabrics, including prayer shawls, kurta tops, and more... Page 7.

Religious Garments - Om Namah Shivaye! Shawl
An image gallery of Hindu religious garments, brocades, and fabrics, including prayer shawls, kurta tops, and more... Page 5.

Religious Garments - Radhe Radhe
An image gallery of Hindu religious garments, brocades, and fabrics, including prayer shawls, kurta tops, and more... Page 11.

Religious Garments - Shri Ganeshaye Namah!
An image gallery of Hindu religious garments, brocades, and fabrics, including prayer shawls, kurta tops, and more... Page 10.

Religious Garments - Shiva Shawl!
An image gallery of Hindu religious garments, brocades, and fabrics, including prayer shawls, kurta tops, and more... Page 9.

Religious Garments - Shri Ram, Jai Ram!
An image gallery of Hindu religious garments, brocades, and fabrics, including prayer shawls, kurta tops, and more... Page 8.

Religious Garments - Shri Sita Ram!
An image gallery of Hindu religious garments, brocades, and fabrics, including prayer shawls, kurta tops, and more... Page 12.

Saraswati Art Gallery
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"Thought Power" - Download Free eBook
Do you have problems controlling your mind and emotions? Your thoughts wander, and you cant concentrate? Read Swami Sivananda's

The Kite Festival of Gujarat: Photographs by Meena Kadri
An exceedingly colorful photo gallery by Meena Kadri featuring glimpses of life around the kite festival of Gujarat during the Hindu winter festival of Uttarayan.

The Making of Ravana - Dusshera Photo Gallery
A Photo Gallery by Ajay Rawat depicting how effigies of the Demon King Ravana are made before the the Hindu festival of Dusshera.

Vivah - Bollywood Photo Gallery
'Vivah' means marriage - an institution that binds two individuals into a bond that is sacred, pure and eternal - a commitment for life. It is also the title of Suraj Barjatya's latest Bollywood film. Here're some stills from the movie starring Shahid Kapoor and Amrita Rao.

Statues of Saraswati - Photo Gallery
A photo gallery of beautiful statues cast in bronze and stone of Saraswati - the Hindu goddess of knowledge and arts.

Saraswati Art Gallery
Goddess Gallery: Download Images of Saraswati - the Hindu goddess of knowledge and arts.

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Janmasthami is the birthday of Hinduism's favorite God - Lord Krishna and is a popular religious festival for Hindus. What is the date for Janmasthami 2013?

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Amarnath Essentials: Facts, Figures & Tourist Information for Amarnath Yatra
Some useful information needed to visit the Amarnath pilgrimage in the Indian Himalayas

Temples in India: Bhadrachalam
Bhadrachalam is situated on the banks of the river Godavari. It is a sacred place of pilgrimage. It is 24 miles from Bhadrachalam road, the end of a branch line from Dornakal in the Andhra Pradesh. Lord Rama lost his wife, Sita here.

Temples in India: Dwaraka
Dwarka or Dwaraka is one of the four dhamas or abodes of the Lord, the other three being Rameshwaram in the South, Puri in the East and Badrinath in the North. It is one of the greatest pilgrim cities of India. Lord Krishna founded the city of Dwaraka.

Temples in India: Kanchipuram
Conjeevaram or Kanchipuram is one of the seven sacred cities of India, the others being Ayodhya, Muttra, Hardwar, Benares, Dwaraka, and Avantika (Ujjain). A pilgrimage to Conjeevaram confers happiness in heaven.

Hinduism: Life & Culture
In this section, we will guide you through the various facets of the Hindu way of life that permeates the arts and culture of India, including its colorful celebrations, yoga and ayurveda, music and dance, all of which stem from the rich and ancient tradition of Hinduism.

Gayatri Mantra Garments - Clothing depicting Hindu symbols
A photo gallery of dress materials for women that depict the Hindu Gayatri Mantra and Om symbol.

The Making of Ravana - Dusshera Photo Gallery
A Photo Gallery by Ajay Rawat depicting how effigies of the Demon King Ravana are made before the the Hindu festival of Dusshera.

Durga Puja & Dusshera Celebrations - Festival Photographs from India
This festive photo gallery features Durga Puja that celebrates goddess Durga's victory over evil forces. During this festival, Hindus observe 10 days of ceremonies, rituals, fasts, feasts, song and dance in honor of the supreme mother goddess Durga.

The Namesake - Photo Gallery
A photo gallery of stills from Mira Nair's film

The Kite Festival of Gujarat: Photographs by Meena Kadri
An exceedingly colorful photo gallery by Meena Kadri featuring glimpses of life around the kite festival of Gujarat during the Hindu festival of Uttarayan.

The Mahakumbh Mela, Allahabad - Photos from the Kumbh Mela of 2001
Millions of Hindus pilgrims and people from around the world converged for the Mahakumbh Mela - the great Indian bathing festival, to take a holy dip in the holy Ganges to wash away their sins.

Vivah - Bollywood Photo Gallery
'Vivah' means marriage - an institution that binds two individuals into a bond that is sacred, pure and eternal - a commitment for life. It is also the title of Suraj Barjatya's latest Bollywood film. Here're some stills from the movie starring Shahid Kapoor and Amrita Rao.

Statues of Saraswati - Photo Gallery
A photo gallery of beautiful statues cast in bronze and stone of Saraswati - the Hindu goddess of knowledge and arts.

Saraswati Art Gallery
Goddess Gallery: Download Images of Saraswati - the Hindu goddess of knowledge and arts.

Religious Garments - Shri Maha Laksmiye Namah
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The Hindu Almanac - February 2000 - from About.com
A a date-wise list of Hindu festivals and religious occasions for this month., from your About.com Guide

The Hindu Almanac - April 2000 - from About.com
A a date-wise list of Hindu festivals and religious occasions for this month, from your About.com Guide

Vedic Astro Forecast 2009
Your Vedic Astro Forecast for the year by renowned Vedic Astologer 'Jyotish' Asish Kumar Das. Select your zodiac sign to read about your forecast for the year.

The Hindu Almanac: Fasts & Festivals Calendar 2002
A date-wise list of Hindu fasts, feasts, festivals and religious occasions for 2002.

Saraswati Gallery - Download Images of Paintings & Statues
Goddess Gallery: Download Images of Saraswati - the Hindu goddess of knowledge and wisdom.

Saraswati Gallery - Download Images of Paintings & Statues
Goddess Gallery: Download Images of Saraswati - the Hindu goddess of knowledge and wisdom.

Saraswati Gallery - Download Images of Paintings & Statues
Goddess Gallery: Download Images of Saraswati - the Hindu goddess of knowledge and wisdom.

Saraswati Gallery - Download Images of Paintings & Statues
Goddess Gallery: Download Images of Saraswati - the Hindu goddess of knowledge and wisdom.

The Hindu Almanac - March 2000 - from About.com
A a date-wise list of Hindu festivals and religious occasions for this month., from your About.com Guide

PARINEETA: Movie Stills & Commentary
The world of 'Parineeta' is the Calcutta of the 60's - a cauldron of cultural influences, political aspirations and contradictory influences. The movie captures glimpses of this kaleidoscope.