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30,000 Greek Households Lose Electricity Each Month

Since the Greek government enacted the remarkable law that property taxes will be enforced via the electricity providers in the beleaguered country, an incredible 30,000 households per month have seen their power supply cut off. Ekathimerini reports...

Who is Lord Karttikeya?

The appearance and universal position of Lord Karttikeya is described in the Mahabharata (Markandeya-samasya-parva, Salyaparva and Anusasana-parva). The following is a summary: After the marriage celebration of Lord Siva and Goddess Uma, they...

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Women in combat: Let’s get real

In a milestone for gender equality, the Pentagon is finally ending the combat ban for women – a ban that had become woefully obsolete. At last, women warriors will get the recognition and promotions they deserve. The brass ceiling has been...

All glories to Kali-yuga, sudras and women!

Here is an interesting account from the Visnu Purana regarding auspiciousness of otherwise inauspicious things. Kali yuga is considered to be the worst of the four ages (satya, treta, dvapara and kali) for 3/4 of religious principles are abandoned...

Who is Lord Ganesa?

Lord Ganesa, with his potbelly and jolly elephantlike face, is probably the most popular deity worshiped by Hindus today. The story of Lord Ganesa’s birth is told in different ways in various Puranas, some accounts being better known than others...

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Why money can’t buy you happiness

Hope a lottery win will make you happy forever? Think again, evidence suggests a big payout won’t make that much of a difference. Tom Stafford explains why. Think a lottery win would make you happy forever? Many of us do, including a US shopkeeper...

In defense of Srila Prabhupada

By Thomas J. Hopkins, Ph.D, Professor, Department of Religious Studies, Franklin and Marshall College, USA (A Response to: ‘His Divine Grace and the Revised Bhagavad-Gita’ by Joseph Vekerdi) I have read the English translation of Joseph...

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Ghee’s role in the Ayurvedic Diet

Introduction Beyond being ideal for the yogi (see previous article in this series), ghee is considered nectar-like for all wishing to live according to Ayurvedic principals and maintain positive health. The final article in this series will look at...

Who is Hanuman?

As the eternal servant of Lord Ramacandra, Hanuman has been respectfully worshiped since time immemorial. His glories are described throughout the pages of the famous Ramayana of Valmiki Muni, as well as in other Vedic texts, such as the...