On Saturday, March 28, a ceremony awarding the 2009 HIndu Organization of the Year to the Hindu American Foundation (HAF) was celebrated at Dr. Mihir Meghani’s home in northern California.
To celebrate the awards ceremony, on behalf of Hinduism Today, Kulapati Easan Katir and Kulapati Deva Rajan offer complimentary copies of the current Hinduism Today issue to the Board Members, Executive Council and members of HAF.
The Boad and Executive Council of HAF with the beautiful plaque commemorating the 2009 Hindu Organization of the Year Award.
Suhag Shukla, one of the founders, with Dr. Mihir Meghani.
Kulapati Deva Rajan talks about the feature article on the Hindu American Foundation in this issue.
An assembled crowd of 50+ people, including Fremont Councilman Steve Cho.
The letter "Ya" in the Panchakshara Mantra, Namasivaya, stands for the soul. Bodhinatha uses the Panchakshara Mantra to show how the soul is initially drawn by Siva's veiling grace, which leads the soul to maturity through experience in the world. Then comes Siva's revealing grace. When we've had enough of the world, Siva's grace pulls us toward God. The mantra also has the simple, two-syllable form. Si- Reflecting on God the Transcendent Absolute, Va-God as the All Pervading Consciousness