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Spring Festival

“Holi Phagwa is the Hindu festival of colors. It celebrates the coming of spring, fruitful harvests, unity, joy, and a tale from the Bhagavad Gita. It is traditional to celebrate by, among other things, throwing vibrantly colored powder (Holi Gulal) at one another. In addition to the throwing of colored powder it is traditional to…… Continue reading Spring Festival

Story of the Uniform

Version 1.2 August 2008 By Bhaeravii Devi with Ac Bhaskarananda Avt Even though all the talk in virtual forum regarding acarya uniforms and the repercussions of wearing them in public or not has concluded, this has given me rise to gather more information about what is the full uniform and what it represents. They are…… Continue reading Story of the Uniform

Sanscrit, the Language of Taraka Brahma

By Ac Bhaskarananda Avt and Bhaeravii Devi PARAMA NIRDE’SHAH Yah va’radvayam’ niyamitaru’pen’a sa’dhana’m’ karoti, mrityuka’le Paramapurus’asya katha’ tasya manas’i ja’garis’yati ja’garis’yatyeva’ tatha’ sa muktih pra’psyati pra’psyatyeva – tasma’t pratyekam A’nandama’rgiin’a va’radvayam sa’dhana’ avasya kartavya’ – ayameva Paramapurus’asya nirdeshah. Yama-niyama vya’tireken’a sa’dhana’ anus’t’ita’ na bhavati, tasma’t yama-niyamayoh  pa’lanam Paramapurus’asya eva nirdeshah. Asya nirdeshasya avama’nana’m na’ma kot’ikot’ivatsarasya…… Continue reading Sanscrit, the Language of Taraka Brahma

Nalanda University – Amartya Sen

The new campus of Nalanda University, to be built in the town of Rajgir, Bihar, India, a few miles away from the original university, which was founded in the early fifth century and destroyed in the 1190s India: The Stormy Revival of an International University