Gurudeva's legacy of authentic Hindu resources is astonishing. He worked with the monks for years on the Insight Sections in each issue of Hinduism Today. After decades of such work, there emerged the book, "What Is Hinduism?"
In 46 chapters it outlines the philosophical, cultural and religious dimensions of Hinduism.
Two years back we asked, "Wouldn't it be wonderful if the book was all in film, on the screen, maybe to be distributed by PBS or the History Channel?"
So, we set about to do just that, and found the Ajay and Anasuya Shetty family in New Delhi to undertake the ask. Anasuya's father and mother are the theater and film couple that took India by storm in the 80s when he produced the Ramayana tales on Indian TV. It captivated the entire nation. Now they are all working together on our first episode, a 22-minute film on The Nature of God.
Today they sent some stills from Delhi. That's Ajay at the camera, setting up the narrator of the story.
She is Geeta Chandran, the most famous Bharatnatyam dancer in all of India.
Geeta will be the voice that takes us through the film as we discover the profound vision that Hinduism has for the divine. Next year, we will have the film to show you.
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Aum Sivaya, I remember Ramayana TV serial, for that one hour every week, it was as if there was a curfew on the streets! It really captivated everyone. I can’t wait to see this one. Till then may I suggest everyone the beautiful DVD created by Kauai’s Hindu Monastery “Introduction to Hinduism” a concise accurate overview of Hinduism, very hard to find anywhere else. Aum.
Brilliant project! I am sure the film will be a great hit both among Hindus and non-Hindus alike. Also you could not have chosen a better narrator and I am looking forward to the film with great enthusiasm. Thank you!
"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