Wednesday, 23 August, 2017

Culture

Pranava Chikitsa

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Aum Healing. While in His physical body His Holiness Bhagavan Swami Shivanandaji Maharaj, the founder of the Divine Life Society, Rishikesh, India always used to advise everybody that Namapathy’ is the most reliable and harmless form of ‘Chikitsa’ or treatment if one undertakes it with faith. There are many forms of treatment with names ending with ‘pathy’. Allopathy, Homoeopathy, Naturapathy, ... Read More »

The Significance of Diwali

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Since time immemorial, our Hindu Shaastras (Scriptures) have been extolling the virtues of Bhagwan Sri Ramachandra who, in the Holy Ramayana, is referred to as “Mariyaada Purushottama” which means an ideal son, a virtuous ruler, a noble husband and a caring brother. It is also significant that Hindus have been celebrating the incarnation of Lord Rama’s life and times for ... Read More »

Mahatma Gandhi Peace Walk (Pretoria)

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The Centurion Hindu Society successfully hosted Pretoria’s very first Mahatma Gandhi Peace Walk on Sunday at the Centurion Rugby Club, Lyttelton. The inclement weather did not deter just over 200 participants arriving at the start-line, ranging from babes-in-prams to senior citizens. Exciting items of entertainment were rendered at the entertainment arena and a mini flea-market (with jumping castle and face-painting ... Read More »

Ta Ta Tabla

The Tabla is an ancient percussion instrument. This instrument is related to the other instruments frequently used in the Indian music such as the Mrudangam, Pakhawaj and Dholak. It is generally believed that the Tabla is a precise but a complex percussion instrument. If one knows how to play the Tabla, any other percussion instrument can be played with ease, ... Read More »

Why do people go to places of worship?

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God is in all places, and we can pray to Him from anywhere; that is what we have been told all our lives, ever since childhood. But if that is the case, then why do we go to temples, mosques, and churches to worship or pray to the Lord in whom we believe? One might argue that there are certain ... Read More »

Surya Namaskar

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Many people in the West look for the best exercise routine to help them stay in shape. Here is something that has been around for thousands of years and has withstood the test of time. It strengthens the body, improves circulation and breathing, and keeps the body limber and in shape. And you can have this completely free of charge, ... Read More »

Gandhi’s List of Social Sins

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A new book by Woolever Wealth without work, pleasure without conscience, commerce without morality, science without humanity – these are the “social sins” that Gandhi identified as contributing to the colonial oppression if India. His work left a legacy that continues to this day. It was the famous Indian poet and Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore who called Mohandas “Mahatma” or ... Read More »

Will it be too late?

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Ruby Rajkumar has written what most of us has been thinking – Unfortunately it holds true for everyone of us – First we need to kill the demon within and stop competing with each other and realise none of us are better than the other – we are all one and the same and when we talk about culture – ... Read More »

Jay Siya RAM,

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Jay Shri Krishna By the Grace of Almighty, We are pleased to announce the Recital of RAM KATHA by Pujya Morari Bapu in Johannesburg, S.A. Details are as follows- DATE- 7 July -15 July 2012 VENUE-Constitution Hill, 11 Kotze Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg TIME-7 July 16h00-18h00 8-15 July 10h00-13h00 Transport to and from Katha venue will be provided in LENASIA , ... Read More »

Ayurveda

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FIVE THOUSAND YEARS AGO in the magnifi cent Himalayas, one of the greatest sages of India, Srila Vyasadeva wrote down the Vedas for the fi rst time, this included a branch which is called Ayurveda: “Th e science of Life” (Ayur means life and Veda means science). As far as the science of life was concerned – Ayurveda – volumes ... Read More »