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.
"Temples with multiple deities can be confusing, especially for today's Hindu youth. For clarity, we need to bring forward a more precise understanding of the different Hindu denominations and how the different Gods are viewed from within each denomination. For spiritual advancement it is best to focus on one deity and get to the vibration that deity. When we hear teachings from various Hindus, it is important to understand and identify which denomination they are speaking from. This will avert confusion when that teaching gets contradicted in a different context where someone is talking about the same subject but from a different philosophical background."
Bodhinatha reviews the main characteristic of Saivite philosophy and practice with an indepth focus on the four stages of religions evolution, chariya, kriya, yoga and jnana. He highlights how this shows that Saiva Siddhanta is unique and quite from the modern practice of Hinduism as Vedanta