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The Art of Hinduism

by Aranyakananda I passed on Saraswati Puja last night. I just wasn’t feeling up to being in temple last night. I just felt like having a very quiet night. During the afternoon I had re-connected with a friend who is … Continue reading

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How to Give Obiesance to 330 Million Gods Every Day.

by Aranyakananda And now for something completely different: It is said that there are 330 million gods in Sanatana Dharma (Hinduism). The Vedas mention 33, or 33 groups of them, but then the word for “groups” is the same word … Continue reading

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Fostering Cross-Culturalism and Interfaith Co-operation

by Aranyakananda The other day a friend of mine accompanied me to my weekly Gita discussion group at the local Hindu Temple. My friend is a Buddhist Monk. He was their to gain further understanding of my form of devotion. … Continue reading

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The Hindu Origins of Cupid on Valentine’s Day

by Aranyakananda Every February 14th when couples around the world celebrate their love with candy, flowers, greeting cards and gifts of various kinds, the one constant symbol is that of Cupid. We ask him to shoot his arrow at the … Continue reading

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