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    Re: Modern relationships and brahmacharya

    Remember than Brahman is within you and so it is up to what you think is best. Don't let the traditions of old dictate your choices. I personally am a very liberal Hindu, but since you seem to show a...
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    Re: Daily ritual for Lord Shiva

    I do Rudram, however there are many shorter shlokas that can be recited such as Lingastakam, Bilvastakam, and Shiva Manas Puja.
    I also do incense and light daily. Shiva Ashtottara Namavali with...
  3. Re: Simple Saraswati Puja/prayers for school?

    Thanks everyone :) I love doing some sort of puja or meditation in the morning. It is always a good start to the day!
  4. Simple Saraswati Puja/prayers for school?

    I was wondering if there is a simple puja or some sort of ritual or prayer that would be quick enough to do before classes in the morning (30 mins or less prefferably). I have been looking around but...
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    Re: Book recommendations

    I love 'Dancing with Shiva' and 'Loving Ganesha' which can be viewed fully online at himalayan academy.
    Dancing with Shiva:...
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    Re: Quotes From Ganesha Gita

    I love all these! Thank you for posting!
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    Re: Hindu Quotes With Pic

    I love these images! I cannot choose a favorite, they are all so good! I do love that Datta picture though.. :)
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    Re: Shiva Lingam

    I was not aware, thank you :)
  9. Thread: Purohitas

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    Purohitas

    I was searching about female Hindu purohits and I found an article:
    http://www.womensradio.com/articles/Indian-City-Opens-Doorway-to-Female-Hindu-Priests/2246.html

    What do you think? I was always...
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    Re: the making of tilaks

    Thank you for the reply!
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    Re: Shiva Lingam

    Oh thank you!That makes me feel better. And I have found such peace in the daily abhishekam, no matter how brief. Shiva seems to approve :)
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    Re: the making of tilaks

    I know that it is mostly men who wear the tilak and women wear just the dot (and at my temple a small white line of vibhuti), but do women ever wear the full forehead tilak (either Saivite or...
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    Re: Shiva's at it again

    Shiva urged me to change my name to! I am now Gauri Maheswara, as chosen by both me and a close priest friend, such a loving thing that Shiva guided me into. He is so persuasive! :rolleyes: <3
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    Re: Shiva Lingam

    Thank you for your response, and it does help! :) I use milk, ghee, yogurt, honey and sugar with water in between.
    Namaste
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    Shiva Lingam

    I think this is where I would post something like this. Okay, so I made a ceramic Shiva lingam but I heard that people say not to put one in your home.. I also heard that Shiva lingams are usually...
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    Re: Why you love Lord Ganesh ?

    Lord Ganesh is so patient, loving and kind. He has a great sense of humor and only thinks the best of us even when we mess up. I find him so gentle.. When I am sad I will go to Lord Ganesh and he...
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    Name change and astrology

    I am going to start the process for changing my name, but the name I connect to most does not connect with my nakshatra. Is that okay? It should be, because I love the vibrations of Shanti Nandiswara...
  18. Re: How much of the Upanishads should you read each time?

    I love my copy of The Upanishads translated by Swami Prabhavananda and Frederik Manchester. Although I know they took much liberty in both the selection and translation of the texts, it is incredibly...
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    Re: Puja as you do it

    That was very helpful!
    I have one more question about the items used for puja. Must they (like the thali and pacha-patra) be made of metal? And can they be just a cheap thing like a metal bowl and...
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    Re: Happy Navratri!

    Happy Navaratri to all!
    In this link is pictures of the Hindu Temple of St.Louis' Navaratri celebrations so far!
    Jai Ma!

    (p.s. if you were wondering which one I am, I am the white one :P)
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    Re: Puja as you do it

    Thank you very much :)
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    Re: Puja as you do it

    This is very helpful! I do have one question about timing, though. Does it have to be at an auspicious time like sunrise, sunset, noon, etc? Or can I do it whenever I feel so full of devotion?...
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    Re: Why all the Missionaries here

    "Tell them what I say: "there is no hell, but I could come back as an artichoke, which might be even worse". They walk away usually shaking their heads. :D"

    hahaha, that made me smile! I'm going...
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    Re: ahimsa and cows

    I pray to MahaLakshmi that one day I will have enough money to have a cow rescue. Such wonderful creatures!
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    I could spend hours looking at pictures of cows. :)
    Next to the temple I do to there is an animal shelter thing, and it has mostly dogs, but there is a field with two cows and three horses. I was so...
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    Re: Ardha-Hindu and changing one's name?

    Hello, I have that same book. I wish to change my name, but as a woman I am not sure about last name changing? Should I just leave it until I get a husband? Or since it is going to change someday...
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    Re: Post images of your shrine!

    Hi guys. I'm sorry I have so many pictures, but I thought I would show you all of them in case you are interested. As you can see, I have a whole lot of Ganeshas! I would put one in every room of the...
  28. Re: Something I noticed about SOME convert Hindus

    I admit I have only read the first page of this thread, so sorry if the topic is now different, but yes, I understand. At first I was guilty of this, but then I realized on my drive to the temple...
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    Re: New

    Hey everybody! Just updating; I told my family! Or rather, I wore my bindi and indian clothing (since I went directly from temple to the family picnic), and they were all very accepting. I actually...
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    Re: New

    Thank you everyone, and yes, I went to the Ganesh Chaturthi festival and the Ganesh Poojas at the temple. It was a great experience!
    I just came back from the Balaji Abhishekam, and people kept...
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    Re: Why all the Missionaries here

    I don't understand why christian conversion-seekers think we are stupid and know nothing about christianity. I used to be christian, but I felt it was a violent and hate-inspiring religion, and that...
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    New

    Hello everyone! I'm new to this forum, so I guess it is custom to introduce myself :)

    My name is Danielle, and I am 18 living in the USA. I was born and raised catholic, even got confirmed, but I...
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