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Happy Shravan to all! Hindus worldwide are celebrating Holy Month of Shravan (Hindu Calender)…Monday is special fasting day dedicated to Lord Shiva….
Monsoon starts in Indian tropical region from “Shravan” month (around June), so this is like new Life Giving experience …a fresh start of new Monsoon-Winter-Summer cycle….first month is called Sharavan as per Hindu calendar.
Month of fasting..praying, visiting Shiva temple and worship with family for Health, Happiness, Prosperity….
Nature’s Law- “Change is only Constant!”
In Hinduism , Lord Shiva is a Transformer…helping you in phase change….
// Om Namaha Shivay //
Watch Shiva Tandav song
Image credit: Screen shot from clip
Sources: Google, Youtube channel,Rein-rPavi, BahubaliMovieSong,and alllinks to the post.
Common query by westerners – How can idol be God?? It’s a Scientific “Inside Out” approach of Hinduism, one of paths of transforming human being into Enlighten beings through Murti (loose translation-Idol) worship is very well explained here.
Journey of experiencing Unity consciousness via Murti (Cosmic Power) Worship…from Subjective Truth (Heart) towards Objective (Mind) and understanding Nature of Reality with Murti and Rituals!
Watch simple explanation in clip below
Hinduism: Understanding Image and Temple Worship
More scientific explanation of Hindu Murti (idols) and Neurology by famous American-Indian Neurologist Dr. Vilayanur S. Ramachandran, at UC San Diego, Director, Center for Brain and Cognition,USA.
“Neurology of Hindu Art” by Dr. Vilayanur S. Ramachandran, Neurologist, USA
Other Hindu Thinkers explaining Science and Philosophy behind Murti Worship in Hinduism.
Swami Chinmayananda – Morti (idol) represents you the picture of Ideal
Mr. Jay Lakhani – Hindu Scholar from UK
Sri Sri Ravishankar
Hindi Explanation- Why Murti Worship in Hinduism
Experience of Western Hindus:
Ms. Gauri Maheshwari (formally Danielle Riordan)- USA explaining Basics of Hinduism, questions asked by her US friends.
Mr Koi Fresco- His experience of being Hindu
Radha Madhav dham
In western multicultural class, Kids understanding “Experiential Approaches to Hinduism”
Vishnu -Celebrate Unity Consciousness…
Image Credit: Dharma Speaks
Sources: Google search, Dharma Speaks, YouTube channels, and all links in the post.
In western civilization Religion/Faith/Festivals are inflitrated by Corporate Marketing/Consumerization propaganda, removing Spiritual sacredness!
During 1920-30s Economic Crisis in west, fat model with red dress selling Cold drink was released on Christmas winter to woo customers, it got popular so trend is continued next year which ultimately became Santa Claus figure giving gifts to kids.
So, today’s fat-red Santa Claus was started as a marketing model to sell chilled soft drinks in winter cold where sales are naturally down!! Then attached to some ancient European Saint story giving gift to kids!(?)
Same way western greeting card industry discovered and exploited Friendship Day, Mothers Day, Valentine’s day, Anniversary, etc to fool people and sale their cards!
Only stupid ignorant Indians fall in their trap!
Watch True history of Santa Claus character
-Read full story of Santa Claus figure at link given below youtube video description
Artist Haddon Sundblom showing traformation of his 1930 Santa Claus painting commerical into living model
Enjoy your holidays, don’t eat any junk food, don’t fall into corporate marketing , stay healthy…spend time to bond with family n friends….get refresh and start new year with bigSMILE🙂 🙂
Pic- Famous Santa Claus painting commercial in 1930sby artist Hadon Santblom
Declaimer: This post is for educational purpose. History of commercial is mentioned in official docuemtary above. No deliberate intention to put down any culture or character which is celebrated in other faiths or any brands. Its individual choice to eat/drink/celebrate/believe what they like, feel sacred.
Image source: from clip
Source: CokeCola, Santa Claus, youtube, google search and all links in the post.
As Yoga is now over 80 billion dollar (over 5 lakh crores INR) industry worldwide, as usual greedy west (along with some ignorant useful idiot Indians/Gurus) is gearing up to de-link Yoga from Hinduism, making it “Secular” , “Atheist” Exercise or kind of cool Gymnastic thing!
Here is detail analysis for all ignorant – Why Yoga is strictly Hindu, which can’t be separated even if Western Abrahmics try hard to patent/copyright or Appropriate/Digest it to claim ownership!
Also understand clear definitions of important Sanskrit words (used in Yoga and Mediations) which are non-translatable into English (common mistakes people do):
In china, building BIG is sign of Success!!…Chengdu, 4th largest city in China with population of 40 millions (4 Crores), now has world’s commercial building “New Century Global Centre” , size of 329 football fields, can accommodates 20 Sydney Opera buildings inside!
Size of this Mall is 1.9 million sq meters or more than 20 million sq ft (1 million = 10 lakhs). It has…
150 + Malls/Outlets inside!
Indoor Artificial Beach
Indoor Water park
LCD screen of 150 m (50 Storage high) i.e more than Statue of Liberty (30 storage high)
On the other side, by creating world’s biggest construction bubble for faster growth/GDP figures to “Catch/Copy West” mindless rush, ordinary Chinese people seems to be lagging behind the plan…They have to borrow to buy all this high-price places leaving behind their ancestors towns/farmlands, etc to work as labors in big newly constructed cities.
Such cities now has majority Middle Class people i.e. low-Consumption but high class city malls?? Result will be this…
Urban Decay – Ghost Malls & Ghost City at Tianjin-China
Bad Construction – Topple buildings in China
People fear faulty Escalators at Shopping Malls in China
Newly built Bullet Train Accident in China
– FYI…Japanese Shinkansen Bullet Train, which has carried over 10 billion passengers since launched in 1964, is only bullet train service in the world without any accident!
All this is happening because of mindless fad of Copy West Consumerism agenda leaving behind beautiful 5000+ years’ Chinese legacy & culture…To understand why this Boom & Doom is happening in China or in West, we need to understand 2 basic approaches of human development, a country adopts, which directly depends on its Faith/ Belief systems…
West (Top-Bottom) Vs East (Bottom-Up) Lifestyle:
Top-Bottom approach – Western (Abrahmic 2500+ years traditions)
Bottom-Top approach – Eastern/Indian (Dharmic 12000+ years traditions)
In Top-Down approach, top leaders/rulers/Elites plan lifestyle for masses as per their Agenda followed by Propaganda & PR machineries…This approach might be suitable for Western Abrahmics traditions but not eastern Sanatan Dharmic Traditions (Hinduism/Buddhist/Jains/Sikhs) in Asia, where generally Bottom-UP approach works i.e. people decides what they want, rulers/politicians/leaders must plan policies accordingly!
Another important belief comparison, Western Abrahmic tradition focuses more on Objective things than Subjective….Eastern/Indian Dharmic tradition focuses more on Subjective things than Objective!
Thus BIG construction (Objective / visually) or Expensive Project means Good in Abrahmic tradition…not necessarily true for Dharmic tradition. Dharmic way says, if Big is needed build it, if not required don’t waste resources just for Objective show-off!
Since last 5000+ years China is like India’s cultural brother & partner with presence of ancient Hinduism/Buddhism (Dharmic) lifestyle, which is Bottom-Up approach….
Suddenly, since last 30 years, China tried to copy West (Abrahmics Top-bottom) & trying to destroy last 5000 years of social lifestyle without analyzing impact on Social, Emotional & Economical level on people.
Such transformations from “Bottom-Top” to “Top-Bottom” should take slowly in 100 years only if people demands for it… else it would be stressful & wasteful for country.
Ancient Hindu civilization had well planned cities with underground drainage system, planned houses and water channels to every home, etc as per their need.
See Dholavira-Gujarat excavations in India or Mohanjodaro-Harappa cities flourished on the banks of Saraswati & Sindhu Rivers (what west deliberately propagates it as separate Indus civilization to break it from continuous 12000+ years old mother Hindu civilization).
In 19th century, Chandigadh and Gandhinagar planned cities (typical western Top-Bottom approach) were built in India during British time, but till date they couldn’t be important cities in India…However, well planned areas or new suburbs, as per people’s demand (Bottom-Top approach), near big City are popular in Indian cities like Navi Mumbai (New Bombay) or Delhi-NCR, or in Banglaloru, Hydrabad, etc…
Recently, Lavasa near Pune/Mumbai was built as planned city (Top-Bottom approach) in heart of Sayandri hills and riverside, but it is not yet popular as it’s far away from old city. It is now just weekend hangout spot for Pune people to see landscapes and riverside!…Kinnda Ghost city of India??
Lavsa City-near Pune
See- India plans to upgrade top 100 cities as SMART cities as per demand
Hope Indians are learning lessons from this…mindless copying of West is a disaster!
Yes..this also shows too much Materialism & Consumerism destroys civilization!