Hindu Lexicon Reborn on Our New Site and Tied Into Books!

We are happy to announce that we have completed the migration of the Hindu Lexicon over to our new web site.

See: http://www.himalayanacademy.com/view/lexicon

It took some time... because we ported all the data to a MySQL data base and we are presenting the information through a new modern web application which will be easily re-worked for use on mobile devices. As and additional plus the lexicon is dynamically tied to our web view of books. If you are on the simple web book page format for view, for example, this page in Dancing with Siva (click) you can select a word and if it can be found in the lexicon it will be opened to it's definition. (Note that some of the unicode diacritical words will not work in this environment, but you can copy and paste then into the lexicon search and then they will.)

Feel free to report any bugs with an email to studyhall@hindu.org

We want to thank our Digital Dharma Donors as projects like this take many man hours of programming by skilled, and your donations are what enable us to move forward. Thank you!

A Message from the Editors

The monks of Kauai's Hindu Monastery have spent a lifetime crafting the tools and books, art and literature that convey the profundity of the Sanatana Dharma. Our magazine has reached into the White House, into virtually every major Hindu institution in the world. The resources produced by the monks have touched hundreds of thousands of people, from school kids learning Hindu history to Rotary Clubs seeking to understand their new neighbors.

In recent times our resource-building efforts have shifted toward the web, following the fast-evolving world of communications and publishing. Anyone who has marshaled such an information legacy knows that creating and sharing an articulate and graphically elegant repository of Hinduism is neither easy nor without costs. But we were set on this course by Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami, and we cannot, and will not, fail to fulfill his vision. We are driven forward by the knowledge that there has never been a greater need. Hindu youth are learning their spiritual ABCs online, and millions of seekers are discovering Hinduism digitally. What they encounter should be sensible, lucid, elegant and thoughtful. That's what our annual fundraising campaign is all about. It's a chance for you to help us to help explain and share Hinduism globally.

Those of us who create free content know the challenges. And one of the challenges, often the greatest, is funding. Most activities at Kauai's Hindu Monastery operate on a donation basis, and when we need money for a project, we raise funds for it. We are strict in the usage of those funds; contributions are only used for the projects for which they are given.

For many years, we have operated under the guiding principle that our many Hindu resources will all be available digitally for free. Yes, we could charge for them, but many who might find them inspiring or needed would simply not pay. But free to the world is not free to us. We have significant costs in running some of Hinduism's leading websites. Plus we want to keep our digital tools sharp and grow our toolbox. We want to engage professionals who know more than we ever will to move us forward in the rapidly advancing field of digital technology. These goals all come with a price tag. It's a modest one, but it is real.

In order to provide it all without charging for downloads, without showing advertisements on our sites, without commercializing our mission, we turn to you for help.

In 2010 we received $60,000 and last year we received $65,000. The goal for this year is $70,000. Our two-month-long Digital Dharma Drive ends on January 31. We hope you will join in helping us meet our goal. In the right hands, and leveraged by the unsalaried work of the monks, these funds will have a profound impact on the future of Hinduism around the world. Please make a donation today to keep our sites strong well into 2013.

Warm greetings this holiday season,

The Editors
Kauai's Hindu Monastery
Himalayan Academy Publications

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Russian Translations

It is said that the history of Russia is inextricably tied to Saivism, and many of the youth there are rediscovering these connections. The result: Gurudeva's books are being aggressively translated and published in Russia. If you know a Russian-speaking person, you can share this web resource with them. http://300knig.ru/ezoterika/svitki-iz-lemurii-sadguru-shivajya-subramuniyasvami/

Bodhinatha’s Recent Talks On-Line

We had run behind with posting Bodhinatha's Upadesha's. We are almost caught up. Satguru Speaks fans can click here to go to this audio catalog page for recent postings.

Illustrations of Ganesha

For many years now Rajan Ramakrishnan has been sending us his illustrations of Ganesha. He is amazingly prolific and has done many hundreds of them. You can see his collections here: http://www.rajandraws.com/

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