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2nd India-China Yoga Summit Held In Dali, Yunnan
Posted on 2014/7/21 18:23:04 ( 269 reads )

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INDIA, July 19, 2014 (Press Information Bureau): The 2nd India-China Yoga Summit was held in Dali, Yunnan Province in China recently. Around 1,500 yoga practitioners participated in the event besides local government officials, media professionals and academicians. The theme of the Summit was "Science of Yoga."

Speaking on the opening ceremony, India's Ambassador to China Shri Ashok K. Kantha highlighted the importance of yoga and traced its long history. He also said the summit which is the biggest yoga event in China has already become a signature event and is generally viewed by serious yoga practitioners as a platform where one can directly learn from the masters of this practice and to engage in a dialogue that will help disperse all the doubts of the practitioners and helping them align with the roots of this ancient Indian practice.

Seventeen yoga teachers from all over India participated in the summit including Dr. Geeta S. Iyengar from Iyengar Yoga School Pune, Dr. H.R. Nagendra, Chancellor of Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana, Bangalore and from Department of Ayush Shri Ishwar V. Basavaraddi. The purpose of the summit was to guide Chinese yoga enthusiasts to have a more scientific, rational, and objective look towards yoga.

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Millets: The Nutrient Rich Counterparts Of Wheat And Rice
Posted on 2014/7/21 18:22:58 ( 274 reads )

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INDIA, July 17, 2014 (Press Information Bureau): Millets are one of the oldest foods known to humans. These are the small-seeded hardy crops belonging to gramineae family which can grow well in dry zones/rain-fed areas under marginal conditions of soil fertility and moisture. Due to their short growing season, these can develop from seeds to ready to harvest crops in about 65 days. This highly beneficial characteristic of the millets is of vital importance in thickly populated regions of the world. If stored properly, millets can keep well for two years or beyond.

Most of the millets are highly nutritious, non-glutinous, non-acid forming and easily digestible foods. Being gluten free, individuals suffering from celiac disease can easily incorporate various millets in their diets. Millet ingestion helps in a slower release of glucose over a longer period of time; thus, due to low glycemic index (GI), their habitual intake reduces the risk of diabetes mellitus.

Further, millets are rich sources of minerals like iron, calcium, zinc, magnesium, phosphorous and potassium. Ragi (Finger millet) is very rich in calcium; and bajra in iron. These also contain appreciable amounts of dietary fibre and various vitamins (Carotene, niacin, vitamin B6 and folic acid); high amounts of lecithin are useful for strengthening the nervous system.

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Daily Inspiration
Posted on 2014/7/21 18:22:49 ( 212 reads )

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Wealth and happiness are not related to each other as cause and effect. An attempt to secure happiness by securing wealth is as futile as it is absurd.
-- Jagadguru Sri Chandrasekhara Bharati Mahaswamigal(1912-1954), 34th pontiff of the Sarada Peetham

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Clashes Mar Amarnath Yatra
Posted on 2014/7/20 18:11:44 ( 288 reads )

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BALTAL, KASHMIR, July 18, 2014 (Rising Kashmir): At least 24 people were injured in clashes in Baltal area of Sonamarg, which serves as base camp for Amarnath yatra, after a scuffle between a ponywala and one of the members of a free yatra langer (community kitchen) over some issue. At least 100 tents and four yatra langars were damaged in the fire while authorities suspended yatra from the route. As the news about the incident spread, hundreds of people took to the streets to protest against the incident.

Sources said after the clashes, yatra from the route was suspended [HPI-it has since been resumed]. Meanwhile, senior civil and police officials visited the spot to take stock of the situation. A police official said the situation was brought under control and all the yatries are safe.

Minister for PHE, Irrigation & Flood Control, Sham Lal Sharma, along with senior officers of civil and police administration today visited Shri Amarnath Yatra base camp at Baltal and took stock of the situation. He urged the service providers to maintain peace and order to ensure a smooth yatra. He also directed the police and civil administration to keep close watch on the situation to ensure smooth conduct of yatra and safety of yatries and all service providers.

Photos of the destruction at Batal can be viewed at:
http://www.kashmirdispatch.com/story- ... ures/301125014-baltal.htm

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Mantra For Good Health: Chant God's Name, Says Study
Posted on 2014/7/20 18:11:38 ( 330 reads )

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INDIA, July 10, 2014 (dna India): A study by a Pune-based cardiac surgeon and a geopathologist has claimed that chanting God's name keeps a person's heart healthy. While the research aims to bring science and spirituality together, doctors say any form of meditation can benefit the body.

The researchers -- Dr. Avinash Inamdar, former head of cardiac surgery department at Pune's Sassoon General Hospital and geopathologist Pandit Pramod Joshi -- monitored heart functions of 30 individuals and energy levels of their heart chakra. The team documented that heart parameters showed significant improvement when compared to results carried out before and after the chanting which continued for about ten minutes. The study was recently published in the Asiatic Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

Other cardiologists, however, refused to draw a direct link between chanting God's name and a healthy heart. They said any form of meditation can improve a person's heart rate and bring in positive outcome if done on a long-term basis.

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Guru Purnima's Intrinsic Message Of EcoDharmic Harmony
Posted on 2014/7/20 18:11:32 ( 274 reads )

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UNITED STATES, July 14, 2014 (Huffington Post by Anju Bhargava): Guru Purnima is observed by the entire Dharmic community - Buddhists, Hindus, Jains and Sikhs and it also has a strong message of environmental harmony. The Dharmic traditions believe Gurus are an important part of our lives as they help us understand the great Dharma-based Spiritual teachings with roots in the Vedas.

The dictates of the natural seasons of Mother Earth guided our Gurus and the communities. Now, many of us hope our communities will honor the teachings from the ancient times and sustain Mother Earth by taking steps to reduce our carbon footprint and develop EcoDharmic conservation habits.

We at Hindu American Seva Communities (HASC) are celebrating Guru Purnima through a historic partnership with EPA's ENERGY STAR(R) program. Our tradition shows our environmental leadership potential which, if harnessed, can influence global climate change policies. Given the ancient intrinsic harmony in our collective Dharmic traditions, surely we can achieve our values of conservation and energy efficiency through our temples and devotees.


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Daily Inspiration
Posted on 2014/7/20 18:11:25 ( 231 reads )

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Life is meant for God-realization. If you die without attaining God-realization, your life is in vain. Even having one hundred gurus will not help, unless the disciple has a great desire for liberation and tries to get rid of all that stands in the way.
-- Swami Chidananda (1916-2008), President of Divine Life Society

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Seeking an Indian Perspective on History
Posted on 2014/7/16 18:32:48 ( 474 reads )

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NEW DELHI, INDIA, July 16, 2014 (Indian Express): Prof. Yellapragada Sudershan Rao, who headed Kakatiya University's history department, has been appointed by the new government as chairman of the Indian Council of Historical Research. In an interview to The Indian Express, Rao says an Indian perspective to history has been missing.

"In the past 200 years, generally Indian history has been seen from the perspective of Western historians. It is not a secret that the methodology to study our history was only
western. We are in fact rejecting all others saying that these do not meet the West-inspired standards and parameters. Earlier it was British historians who did so, and post-Independence study of Indian history has been dominated by Marxists. Marxism is not India. Later came subaltern views. I am only posing a question -- can there be any Indian perspective.. any alternative methodology?" says Rao.

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Tamil Film Featuring Vegetarianism a Surprise Hit
Posted on 2014/7/16 18:32:33 ( 0 reads )

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TAMIL NADU, INDIA, July 12, 2014 (by Sudha G Tilak): In a state where not eating meat is associated with brahminism, it is remarkable that the film has not attracted charges of reinforcing casteism. A Tamil film espousing vegetarianism is not only running to packed cinemas across the state, but also winning critical acclaim in the regional press. Titled Saivam, the film was released on June 27 in more than 220 theaters in India and abroad. In Tamil Nadu, where vegetarianism is a euphemism for brahminism and where contemporary politics has been shaped by a social movement with a strong anti-brahmin current, the film's success is remarkable because it has so far not faced accusations of caste-bias or imposing brahmin values. More to the point, it has not attracted controversy probably because it has been able to convey that it is advocating vegetarianism out of a compassion for animals and not concern of caste purity.

Vegetarianism is a sensitive subject in Tamil Nadu. But brahmins are not the only vegetarians in the state. Saiva Pillais, land-owning devotees of Siva, and the Vellalars, an agricultural community, also do not eat meat. Indeed, the Tamil word for vegetarian is saivam, from which the film get its title. But a form of discrimination in the state's real estate market reinforces vegetarianism's almost exclusive association with brahmins. But Vijay, the film maker, who is a vegetarian said his film had managed to win converts. He said he had been receiving texts and email messages from Tamils across the world, telling him how moved they had been by the film's message of compassion. A leading filmmaker phoned him to say he'd turned vegetarian after watching the film.

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Balinese In Melbourne Raise Funds For Temple
Posted on 2014/7/16 18:32:27 ( 387 reads )

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA, June 24, 2014 (Bali Daily): The Balinese community living in Melbourne, Australia, is raising funds to build a Hindu temple in the city where they have established a banjar (customary hamlet) with around 300 members.

At an estimated cost of US$167,000, the community is appealing to local businesses in Bali to help raise funds to build a place where they can hold gatherings and activities to celebrate Balinese art and culture.

"We really hope that one day we can have a dedicated place for our activities. We want to build a temple here," said Nyoman Dwija Putra. He added that building a hall and a temple was necessary to facilitate the many Balinese people marrying Australians. "We believe it would play an important role as a place to celebrate Balinese art and culture. Many of the Balinese living here are in mixed marriages. Their children often miss out on their Balinese heritage," he explained.

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Daily Inspiration
Posted on 2014/7/16 18:32:20 ( 333 reads )

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Before you start some work, always ask yourself three questions: Why am I doing it? What might the results be? Can I be successful? Only when you think deeply and find satisfactory answers to these questions, then proceed.
-- Chanakya (350-275 bce), Indian politician, strategist and writer

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Mauritius Lord Murugan Conscecrated
Posted on 2014/7/15 18:33:41 ( 470 reads )

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GRAND BASIN, MAURITIUS, July 11, 2014 (Le Mauricien): On Saturday, Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami oversaw the dedication of a statue of the God Muruga at the Somnath Spiritual Park temple at Grand Bassin. This initiative of the Sri Skanda Foundation, the Hindu House and the Spiritual Park at Riviere-du-Rempart saw the participation of a large contingent of the faithful, who recited Vedic verses in praise of Lord Muruga, son of Shiva, and poured holy water and offerings, like curd and honey on the statue of the Hindu Deity.

The Minister of Arts and Culture (Hon. Mookhesswur Choonee) was present at this religious event. Several monks accompanying Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami were also present, as well as artists from the National Integrated Forum of Artists and Activists of India, who gave a representation of the Colours of India at the initiative of the Global Rainbow Foundation Monday at the Indira Gandhi Cultural Center, in Phoenix.

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami is the spiritual leader of Kauai Aadheenam, a spiritual complex in the Hawaiian Islands. He became the spiritual leader of the monastery since the founder, Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami, attained samadhi in 2001. Subramuniyaswami, more affectionately known as Gurudeva, appointed Bodhinatha, a disciple by his side for 37 years, as his successor.

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Sanskrit Training In India; 'Sanscript' Your Success Story
Posted on 2014/7/15 18:33:35 ( 406 reads )

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NEW DELHI, INDIA, July 9, 2014 (Hindustan Times): When minister Sushma Swaraj and other members of Parliament were sworn in last month, they chose to take their oath in Sanskrit. The language is gradually gaining popularity but there is still a long way to go when it comes to beating the misconception that Sanskrit is just related to the traditions of Hindu worship and rituals. Some educational institutions are making efforts to popularize the language among students.

"As part of Delhi University's undergraduate degree programme, students can learn the nuances of fashion, make-up, stress management, Vedic mathematics, acting, script writing, arts and aesthetics, medicine, astronomy, and climatology as these have a deep connection with the language," says Dr. Pankaj Mishra of St Stephen's Sanskrit department.

This traditional way of learning has become possible with the establishment of universities for Sanskrit studies by the Central government and many state governments. Now, there are 15 Sanskrit universities in India," says Shrinivasa Varakhedi, vice chancellor, Karnataka Sanskrit University.

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Delhi Is Now World's Second Most Populous City
Posted on 2014/7/15 18:33:29 ( 333 reads )

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NEW DELHI, INDIA, July 12, 2014 (The Hindu): Delhi is now the world's second most populous city with 25 million inhabitants. Tokyo remains the world's largest city with 38 million inhabitants. The 2014 revision of the World Urbanisation Prospects by U.N. Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA)'s Population Division has pointed to rapid urban growth in India, China and Nigeria.

Further, the report says that while Tokyo's population is projected to decline, Delhi's would continue to grow rapidly and by 2030, the Capital would have 36 million inhabitants. Among the other most populous cities, Mumbai is in the top six with a population of 21 million.

The number of mega cities with a population of over 10 million has risen rapidly. While there were 10 such cities in 1990, there are 28 now and by 2030, the world is projected to have 41 mega cities with 10 million inhabitants or more. In Delhi, the pressure of such rapid increase in population has already started showing. Be it water, power, education, health care, infrastructure, law and order or sanitation, all the systems are under immense pressure, which is only set to increase.

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Daily Inspiration
Posted on 2014/7/15 18:33:22 ( 285 reads )

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One must seek the shortest way and the fastest means to get back home--to turn the spark within into a blaze, to be merged in and to identify with that greater fire which ignited the spark.
-- Swami Nityananda of Ganeshpuri (1885-1961), South Indian Mystic

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