November 18, 2008
Visits : 1131
The 16 SANSKARS
There are sixteen religious ceremonies known as Sanskars in Hindu culture. The Sanskars are performed for the Mental, physical, behavioral, and spiritual balance and progress of an individual. In these ceremonies Agni (Fire) plays a very important part. Because Agni is one of the purest form of five major elements in this world, which we also called energy. These ceremonies creates positive energy in a person and makes him more cool and wise to take new responsibilities and changed life sRead More
November 15, 2008
Visits : 830
Museums in India
India is a land with a history and culture that goes back over 5000 years. Innumerable historical sites,cities and monuments across the length and breadth of the country are a testimony to this rich cultural past. India's museums offer visitors a rare opportunity to view over five millennia of concentrated culture under a single roof. >>
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November 15, 2008
Visits : 1086
We, Indians speak our National Language > " Hindi ". (also spoken in Nepal South Africa & Uganda), but still so many people in this country, use their mothertongue as a Main communication language.
Our country, India has listed 428 Languages (+ many dialects ). Out of those 415 are Living Languages & 13 are Extinct now. In Maharashtra, Most of us have a Language, " Marathi " as mothertongue (also spoken in Isreal & Mauritius). It has 42 dialects, which contains Varhadi/Ikrani/Konkani... Some days back, sRead More
November 12, 2008
Visits : 759
text copied from site: http://www.dhamma.org/en/vipassana
Vipassana, which means to see things as they really are, is one of
India's most ancient techniques of meditation. It was rediscovered
by Gotama Buddha more than 2500 years ago and was taught by him as a
universal remedy for universal ills, i.e., an Art Of Living.
This non-sectarian technique aims for the total eradication of
mental impurities and the resultant highRead More
November 05, 2008
Visits : 705
Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, the legendary exponent of Hindustani classical music, was chosen for the Bharat Ratna, the country's highest civilian award.
The honour for the 86-year-old vocalist, who belongs to 'kirna' gharana, caps a distinguished career spanning more than seven decades since he first performed at the age of 19.
( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhimsen_Joshi )
Complete list of the Awardees
S.No Name Birth / death Awarded Notes Indian state or country
1.Sir Sarvepalli RRead More