The Hinduism Today October issue is another great release of the world renowned one-and-only for-all-Hindus publication. Here on TAKA we like to give a few sneak peaks.
This issue’s Global Dharma has a story about a truly incredible event that is not well known but happens in Kerala every year. It is a chariot festival to top all chariot festivals. Read about it in the coming issue.
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"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