Hinduism Today April Issue Released in Cyberspace

For those who have not heard yet, a few days ago the April issue of Hinduism Today was released. See: http://www.hinduismtoday.com

As always, the Global Dharma pages have some interesting small stories from around the world.

The world continues to “wake up” to the huge legacy that Hinduism left throughout Southeast Asia. Here is a little known story from Vietnam:

Vietnam

UNESCO Protects My Son

In 1999 unesco designated the My Son sanctuary in Vietnam a World Heritage site. This is good news for Hindus, who can now rest assured that this treasure will be preserved. The site represents an ancient settlement and sanctuary area; eight groups of tower temples have been singled out. All are constructed in fired brick with stone pillars.

The Hindu architecture of Cambodia and Indonesia are well known, but not many know that a Hindu kingdom also reigned along the Vietnamese coast from the 4th to the 13th centuries. My Son, a small valley flanked by mountains, was the capital and religious center of the Champa Kingdom, which originated in 192 ce and was deeply influenced by the Saiva Agama tradition. Between the sixth and tenth centuries, fine temples were built for Krishna and Vishnu, but above all for Siva. Champa was eventually absorbed by the growing power of Vietnam to the North. Read more at: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/949

Behold The Sacred Lotus Flower – Publisher's Desk

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami reads his editorial from the Apr/May/Jun 2012 edition of Hinduism Today magazine. Progressing from our instinctive to intellectual to spiritual nature, our soul unfolds to resplendence like a beautiful lotus.

Publisher's Desk: Improving Our Character

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami reads his editorial from the Jan/Feb/Mar 2012 edition of Hinduism Today magazine. If we start at the beginning and work systematically, we can replace undesirable qualities with their opposites. Watch the video below.

Keralan Temple, Ganapati Sthapati and a Youth Essay in Hinduism Today Jan/Feb/Mar 2012 Issue

Our upcoming issue of Hinduism Today covers the story of the Keralan temple whose newly uncovered wealth has attracted a storm of news reports.

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Our tribute to Ganapati Sthapati, architect of Iraivan Temple

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The winning youth essay from the Hindu American Foundation’s NextGen contest on being Hindu and being American

Character development, a Hindu chaplain and saris in Hinduism Today Jan/Feb/Mar 2012 Issue

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More interesting content from the next issue of Hinduism Today.

Why development of character is key to a spiritual life

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The story of Pratima Dharm, the first American military Hindu chaplain

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19-year-old Priyanka Srinivas tells a charming tale of her initiation to the sari

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