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  1. What happens after death...a nice explanation

    Death is one of the most mysterious aspects that continues to defy our comprehension. Hinduism provides one of the most acceptable explanations for life and death. Found this interesting article by a...
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    Re: Only Hinduism

    OnlyHinduism is providing a FREE E-book on Special Daily Rituals...hope it will be beneficial for the fellow brothers and sisters at HDF
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    HAPPY HOLI TO ALL

    :) Wishing everyone at HDF a very very HAPPY HOLI...

    http://www.onlyhinduism.com/2012/03/wishing-everyone-very-happy-holi.html
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    Why is astrology not accurate?

    The following link has an interesting legend about why astrology is not fully accurate...i too do not mean to take sides, just wanted to share the post since it seemed to be nice

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    Re: transit of śani

    The following is a simple pooja that can be done at home and is said to be highly beneficial in overcoming the doshas caused by the transit of shani. Hope it benefits everyone

    Simple pooja at home...
  6. Re: Hinduism - The business,The Man-gods, The Devotees

    We definitely should emulate good regardless of the source...As C.Smith mentioned about Sai Baba, i too maintain a neutral stance about him, but we can try to imitate the charitable work he...
  7. Hinduism - The business,The Man-gods, The Devotees

    An eye-opening article that explains the sad state of Hinduism in today's world...and how people with self-interests have exploited Hinduism as a profitable business...


    I presume that it would...
  8. Re: What should I feed to cows, crows and dogs?

    As an astrological remedy, it is beneficial to give bananas to cows.It can help to remove any unknown curses that you may have accumulated. And for crows, it is especially beneficial to give rice...
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    Diwali Mantra Card

    Wish everyone at HDF a super happy and immensely prosperous Diwali/Deepavali.

    May the gods bless all of us with good hearts and souls.

    Thought of sharing this rare mantra card with everyone as...
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    Re: End of the World?

    I don't think there is any such humanly conceivable fixed date for the end of the world according to Hindu scriptures. I believe the following 2 links will be beneficial in properly understanding...
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    Re: Ayyappan

    From the people that i have asked at temples, it is completely alright for women to pray and praise lord ayyapa at home or in other temples...Praying to lord ayyapa is recommended by many astrologers...
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    Re: Ayyappan

    Shian,

    As far as i have heard there are 4 reasons for it :-


    in the olden days Sabarimala was in a fierce jungle and it was considered unsafe for women,

    if in case few women do manage...
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    Re: Ayyappan

    Lord Ayyappan is said to be the son of Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu (in the Mohini avatar)...According to the legend, the King of Panthala (In Kerala) got baby Ayyappa from the forest while on his...
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    Re: Only Hinduism

    Hi Shian

    Glad that you liked it...I fully agree with you...it is so sad to see people going for the negative/evil interpretations and unnecessarily causing disruption of peace...i wish to help the...
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    Re: Durga Saptashloki "presentation"?

    Dear elliots

    I presume you must be asking about the 'dhyana slokas' mentioned before chanting of the actual Devi Mahatmya...Dhyana slokas are prayers that are chanted to invoke the god/godess...
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    Re: Why should I work?

    Dear Cybernetics

    Delighted to hear of your increase in confidence...It is a great step towards your growth...May god always support and bless you

    Om
  17. Re: ATTENTION ALL HINDUS - Modern Vedas & Lagging Science

    Om

    Really sorry for the delay in reply...

    In response to the question on Brahmastra - It is said that during mythological wars described in the scriptures, there used to be a weapon of immense...
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    Re: Incarnation of Shiva

    I presume you would prefer a list of avatars of Lord Shiva and not an explanation that Lord Vishnu, Lord Shiva, etc are all various forms of the same supreme Brahman...hence i shall say the names of...
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    Re: Why should I work?

    hi cybernetics

    Firstly i must say that i am pleased to see a young person who has such concern for dharma...that is the first and most important step....

    I believe the answer to your query may...
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    Re: the Devas (Figurative vs. Literal)

    Eric

    In my view, the divine source is the infinite and ultimate Brahman...a source of divinity which is omnipresent but not recognizable to the common man (people devoid of saadhana and...
  21. Re: query about devi mahatamyam/durga saptshati

    hi Livena

    You are most welcome ...It is my pleasure...

    May you have a happy and blessed life always by the grace of Durga maa..

    Om
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    Re: Prayers while circumambulating

    While circumambulating at temples , there is something like an unwritten rule which says it is most beneficial if one performs it in the pace that a 6months pregnant women would have if she was...
  23. ATTENTION ALL HINDUS - Modern Vedas & Lagging Science

    Om
    This is a message to all Hindus irrespective of caste,region,gender or belief.
    Please use this opportunity to spread the greatness of Hinduism throughout the world.

    The link provided is to a...
  24. Re: Is practicing martial arts against ahimsa?

    Bhaktha Of God....

    It only depends on your intention of studying...it can be related to the common notion of the 'knife', in the hands of a doctor it can save a person's life while in the hands of...
  25. Re: Maa and Family - Shraad for Father

    Om
    May the almighty bless your family and give you all support...
  26. Re: What mantra for violent sudden deaths?

    Pietro Impagliazzo

    Very happy to know that you are better...Most paranormal activities are momentary and may not necessarily show up in medical examinations...i presume the violent death of your...
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    Re: Can someone be both Hindu and Sufi?

    I believe you can find an appropriate answer through a better understanding of the basic concepts of Hinduism. I hope the following article will be helpful to you. Hinduism - Everyone Is A Hindu

    I...
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    Re: Praying to God(s)

    You most definitely can ask/request for help towards fulfilling a particular desire. But bear in mind that 'God helps those who helps themselves'. Also, it is an obvious advice that the wish you make...
  29. Re: What the "common man" Hindu is striving for?

    I do agree that the 'common man' is more concerned with wealth,comfort and success than only salvation. But, salvation doesn't necessarily require intense penances or seemingly impossible rituals....
  30. Re: query about devi mahatamyam/durga saptshati

    Devi mahatamyam is a greatly sacred and powerful text. It is said that the mere presence of the devi mahatmyam book in one's hand is enough to ward off even ghosts. It is important that you chant the...
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    Re: Methods of Meditation?

    I think the meditation technique mentioned in the following link would seem most appropriate for you. Meditation for Everyone

    The use of a japa mala will mostly be a distraction always since you...
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    Re: Question on Karmas with Pariharam

    There is no single formula for it since there are many factors to be considered. Usually while deciding a parihara, the agreement of guru is checked so as to verify that the particular parihara is...
  33. Re: What mantra for violent sudden deaths?

    Very sorry to hear of your loss. The mrityunjaya mantra is a very powerful mantra of Lord Shiva which is generally used to overcome the fear of death and for good health.

    I would suggest that it...
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    Only Hinduism

    I discovered this new site that deals with everything related to Hinduism. http://www.onlyhinduism.com/

    I liked their aim of uniting all Hindus and i fully agree with them. Hence posting about it...
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