Hinduism Today's latest issue has gone to press and is now available online. You can also download our free Hinduism Today app and get the entire magazine in a mobile-friendly format for your device at bit.ly/HT-APP.
For easy access, here is this issue's table of contents:
In My Opinion: "What's Your Real Name?"
Reflections on the cultural, religious and social importance found within our moniker
Essential Ingredients for a Powerful Puja
Pondering the mystical elements and knowledge behind Hinduism's major form of temple worship
Quotes & Quips
From the Upanishads: At Life's End
Vedic elucidations on the natural transition from human life
Surveys: Nepal Youth Speak Out
Meet a generation balancing the nation's religious and cultural heritage with the impact of modern philosophies and issues
Hindu Heroes: Sewa Tackles the Covid-19 Crisis
Teams from BAPS, HSS and Chinmaya Mission join Sewa International on the front lines to help the most vulnerable during the continuing pandemic
Editorial: Rice with Spice Is Twice as Nice
The fascinating biography and "i didn't know that" facts of the unpretentious grain that feeds half the world
Insight: Raising Children As Good Hindus
Parents Are the First Gurus in Religion, Culture and Character
Dharma: Gita Press Runs into Its Next Century
The venerable religious press has printed more than 700 million books and pamphlets, including 141 million copies of the Bhagavad Gita
Next Generation: A Forum for Budding Hindu Authors
Four stories from Hinduism Today's intern writing program bode well for the future of Hindu journalism
Sadhana: A Daily Regimen of Hindu Practices
Advice for establishing a regular routine of spiritual practice leading to a more fulfilling inner life and a more effective outer life
Spices: The Wonders of Coriander
For at least four thousand years, this versatile herb has enlivened the dishes and drinks of cuisines across the world
Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami presents his January/February/March, 2021, Publisher's Desk Editorial from Hinduism Today Magazine. "Ancient texts teach us a way to comprehend the mysteries of mind, describing four fundamental states of consciousness."
Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami presents his October/November/December, 2020, Publisher's Desk Editorial from Hinduism Today Magazine. "A new lifestyle has been thrust upon the world by a tiny virus. How we respond to it will redefine our families and households."
"India's Fight for Freedom" is the twelfth song in Hinduism Today's History of Hindu India Music Video series. It is a song for children intended to complement the fourth of our popular History of Hindu India documentaries, "Hindu India: 1850 to 1947." The documentaries and songs neatly supplement the study of India and the Hindu religion in American middle schools. This video covers the long fight for freedom, both the non-violent movement led by Gandhi and the militant approach of Bose and others.
Produced by Hinduism Today
Music and Video: Aks and Lakshmi (http://www.youtube.com/EclipseNirvana)
Lyrics: Dragan Stojkovski
Subtitles: Igro Burenkov
Complete History Series Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...
Happy young students at the Art of Living’s Veda Agama Patashala in Bengaluru
Hinduism Today’s July/August/September, 2020 issue, has gone to press and, as of July 1st, will be available online free of charge at www.hinduismtoday.com. You can also download our free Hinduism Today app and get the entire magazine in a mobile-friendly format for your device.
Health is on the mind of nearly everyone these days. There is even a new greeting in the COVID-19 era, “Namastay healthy and safe.” We didn’t plan it this way, but the article in this issue on the healing science of ayurveda takes on special meaning.
Our publisher, Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami, explores another sensitive topic, discussing whether parents of the future will cease sharing their religion with kids. No kidding, it’s a real conversation out there, with young parents asking, “Do we have the right to expect children to follow our faith? Shouldn’t we let them find their own path?”
Music is a potent force in the world, and India excels in both sophisticated Carnatic music devotional songs and energetic Bollywood lyrics loved around the globe. Join us for the Chennai Music Festival showcasing India’s traditions.
Come with our writer Anuradha Goyal as she visits the newly built and instantly popular Sivapoomi Palace in Jaffna, Sri Lanka. It is a granite tribute to the masterful and sacred Tamil-language works of Saint Manikkavasagar.
Ah, India! How to describe her? We teamed up an aerial photographer and one of India’s greatest travel bloggers to give it a try. The author’s love of Bharat Mata is revealed in a poem to India and her unique gifts, to which we added stunning photography from high above.
Our charming feature story by Choodie Shivaram highlights the priest training school located on the campus of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s Art of Living Ashram in Karnataka state. Boys ten to eighteen are being schooled in the sacred temple arts as they prepare to serve God and Gods in Hindu temples now spread throughout the world.
“The Magical Realm of Our Sleep” deals with one of the most rapidly evolving sciences in medicine. Panshula Ganeshan brings in a wide range of voices from ayurveda, Harvard medical experts, epigeneticists and satgurus, giving a rich and rare picture of the nature and purpose (and, yes, the mysteries) of sleep.
There is more, of course, with something for everyone.
Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami's Publisher's Desk editorial from Hinduism Today Magazine's April/May/June, 2020 Issue.
Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami's Publisher's Desk editorial from Hinduism Today magazine's January/February/March, 2020 Issue. "Hinduism has never opposed the idea of disbelief, but its profound understandings of God make atheism more difficult"
In special ceremony at the Sri Meenakshi Temple in Texas, Sivasri Thangam Bhattar received the Hindu to the Year Award for 2018. That award says:
2018 Hindu Renaissance Award
Presented by the editors of Hinduism Today to the Hindu of the Year, Sivasri Thangam Bhattar, for his life-long dedication to the Adi Saiva tradition and pioneering emigration, first to Singapore and Malaysia, then permanently to America to inaugurate and serve in one of the country's first Hindu temples, the Sri Meenakshi Temple of Pearland, Texas, and later the Hindu Temple of New Orleans.
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