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Ganesh worshiping in South-East Asia

One more link about cultural and Sanatan Dhama's influence in pan-Asia. One can find heritage of Sanatan Dharma in Asian countries very easily. This french author(s) given more focus on Ganesh worshiping and found it is very much prevailing in Asia. You can read his article Ganesh in South-East Asia . Author(s) summed up as "Ganesh worship has been disseminated in nearly all the Far-East Asia countries. More or less numerous representations of this god are known in the following countries :Afghanistan, China, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, Japan, etc." I had posted a blog earlier about Sanatan Dharamic influence in the same region which was called Suvarnabhumi in past, you can read Sanatan Dharma's influence throughout Asia and Sanatan legacy in S- E Asia! .

Weapons in Ancient India (Bharat)

Unlike fire-based weapons of current era, in ancient India or Bharat ( भारत ), weapons   were of many kinds. Weapons were called Astra ( अस्त्र ) in Samskrtam. As you may have seen in Ramayana ( रामायण ) and Mahabharata ( महा भारत ), there were various types of astras made of fire ( Agni ), rain ( Varuna ) and wind ( Vayu ). In addition, there were astras made out of venom ( Naga ), intense light ( Surya ), lightening ( Vajra ) and mountains ( Parvata ). Typically, each of these astras was named after a Deity. As an example, fire based astras had Agni or god of fire as the Deity. In addition to these Deity-based astras, trimurtis (Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva) had their own more powerful astras . Lord Vishnu’s astra was Narayanaastra . It fires a powerful tirade of millions of deadly missiles simultaneously. The intensity of the shower increases with increase in resistance. The only way of defense towards this missile, was to

Deciphering Indus Script- Professor Rajesh Rao's journey

Professor Rajesh Rao have done extensive research to decipher Indus Script. His research paper was published in IEEE with subject "Probabilistic methods for analyzing sequences are providing new insights into the 4,000-year-old undeciphered script of the Indus civilization". He also rebutted claims of Steve Farmer, Richard Sproat, and Michael Witzel that "the Indus valley civilization was illiterate and that Indus writing was a collection of political or religious symbols". His paper to debunk above thesis from Witzel can be read here . Following is his excellent talk on the research at TED.

Sanatan Dharma's increasing influence in the USA

Philip Goldberg author of book American Veda talks about : How Vedic culture got introduced to west , and its positive outcome. Listen to this presentation for historical account of Sanatan Dharma prasar in USA and west.   Philip Goldberg is a spiritual counselor, public speaker, and author or coauthor of numerous books. His latest publication is American Veda: From Emerson and the Beatles to Yoga and Meditation, How Indian Spirituality Changed the West. Here is LA Times review  on his book American Veda.

Sanaran Dharma and Bharat hater Angana P. Chatterji

Excerpts from the book Braking India by Rajiv Malhotra  and Aravindan Neelakandan. They reveal lies of leftist historian/professors in chapter 14 of the book.   Angana P. Chatterji Angana Chatterji is associate professor of Social and Cultural Anthropology at California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), an institution that was established specifically to bring the spiritual teachings of Sri Aurobindo to the West. Ironically, she has used this position to do exactly the opposite, namely, to try to demolish the legitimacy of Indian spirituality and the Indian nation. She cites her interests as ‘identity politics, nationalisms, self-determination.’ [i] Prior to joining CIIS, she worked in policy and advocacy research at the Indian Social Institute, which is run by Jesuits in Delhi, for the explicit purpose of propagating ‘Christian inspiration and following the social teaching of the Catholic Church.’ [ii] Chatterji provided ‘critical assistance’ to a highly libelous and unsubstant

Book review : The Man of Numbers

The book "The Man of Numbers" and its review reiterate (for western readers) that current numerals/algebra are inherited from Hindus. It starts with an example how would be current math if west is still using Roman numerals. One interesting thing which I read first time is "It were merchants (European) who first used Hindu numerals not mathematician , because it was very practical for their accounting". This book is on Italian mathematician Fibonacci , how he read Hindu math and presented to Europe. Author still mix Arabic with Hindu numerals , but I guess slowly with more open researches Arabic could be omitted.

The best video discussion on the book "Breaking India" thus far.

Breaking India author Shri Rajiv Malhotra was in LA in June to deliver a talk on his book. It was very informative and objective talk. He sets a mission and  goal for us to defend integrity of great Bharat. He also provided hints/ways by which we can do our part. Here is the Youtube playlist of that talk. The playlist has 9 videos, the first four are divided into thematic breakpoints. The remaining five are Q&A combining LA and Bay Area. This collection is probably the best video discussion on the book "Breaking India" thus far. 1: Importance of Managing our Civilization Discourse 2: Changing the Game through Non-Ignorable Interventions 3: Anti-India Nexuses 4: Exploiting India's Minorities 5: Q & A (Los Angeles) 1 6: Q & A (Los Angeles) 2 7: Q & A (Los Angeles) 3 8: Q & A (Bay Area) 4 9: Q & A (Bay Area) 5

Sanskrit ebooks and news podcast

The blog SanskritEBooks search and list Sanskrit books regularly.  The books include classical Sanskrit literature, contemporary work and tutorials. Those who are practicing to learn Sanskrit , listening to daily news would be a great help. They can get daily newscast from All India Radio. Go to MediaFly to listen daily newsfeed.

Pravachan , e-books from Swami Ramsukhdas Ji available online.

हरी ॐ  I blogged earlier about Swami Ji , which can be found here .Recently I was searching again on Swami Ji. I have got pleasant surprise when I found that there are two more beautifully designed website are dedicated to Param Shradhey  Swami ji Shri Ram Sukhdas Ji Maharaj. You may visit   and . नारायण नारायण नारायण

Who invented the ‘Dravidian’ Race ?

Excerpts from the book Braking India by Rajiv Malhotra  and Aravindan Neelakandan. Refer chapter 6 for detailed information. Hodgson Invents ‘Tamulian’ In 1801, H.T. Colebrooke (1765–1837) published an important article, which claimed that all Indian languages originated from Sanskrit. But by 1816, when Franz Bopp (1791–1867) was establishing the foundations of comparative philology, a critical role was played by Alexander D. Campbell and Francis Whyte Ellis, Collector of Madras, who claimed that the South Indian family of languages was not derived from Sanskrit. Ellis had influential friends at College of Fort St George in Madras, which was an active center for producing colonial knowledge about India and teaching new officers arriving in India. Trautmann refers to this as the ‘Madras School of Orientalism.’ [i] There was rivalry between the Calcutta and Madras schools of colonial Orientalists. Ellis explicitly broke ranks with the thesis supported by William Carey, a missionary-sch

Series of articles from Breaking India book.

I have started reading book " Breaking India " by Shri Rajiv Malhotra and Shri Aravindan Neelakandan. This is an eye opening book , it is a must read book for those who seeks to know what forces are working overtime to weaken Bharat. It covers roles and tactics of Christian Evangelicals .  India's integrity is being undermined by three global networks that have well-established operating bases inside India: (i) Islamic radicalism linked with Pakistan, (ii) Maoists and Marxist radicals supported by China via intermediaries such as Nepal, and (iii) Dravidian and Dalit identity separatism being fostered by the West in the name of human rights. This book focuses on the third: the role of U.S. and European churches, academics, think-tanks, foundations, government and human rights groups in fostering separation of the identities of Dravidian and Dalit communities from the rest of India. The book reveals how outdated racial theories continue to provide academic fra

Vedic Roots of Ancient America

What if Hindus and Hopis, Advaitins and Aztecs, Tibetan Monks and Mayans were part of one world culture - a spiritual one? Hindu culture, civilization, custom and belief also dominated ancient America to some extent. Ancient Americans believed in legendary cataclysm, rebirth, four yugas and the concept of two planets like Rahu and Ketu causing solar eclipse. The Hindu doctrine of the ages is preserved in a stone monolith popularly known as the Aztec calendar. This remarkable piece of stone carving is in the form of an immense disc 12 feet in diameter and weights over 20 tons. A festival called Sita-Ram (Situa-Raimi) was celebrated in Mexico during Nav-Ratri or Dussehra period which has been described on page 5867 in the book 'Hamsworth History of the World'. Both in Central and South America, there are found Sati cremation, priesthood, gurukul system, yajna, birth, marriage and death ceremonies to some extent similar to the Hindus. Ful

Astha Bharati - Quality journals on the Sanatan History

While searching for oldest calender (which is from Sanatan Dharma called "Shristi-Samvat" ) , google took me to this link and  a Journal called Dialouge with this link . And I found it publish quality papers on Sanatan History and contemporary issues. It is published from an organization called Astha Bharati . They also publish quality journal called Chintan-Srijan in Hindi. Their website is rudimentary but contents are not.

Tiwanaku (Tiahuanaco). Its Mystery Solved at Last!

Linkage to vedic past found with Inca temple remains. Sanskrit travelled to Bolivia 10-20 thousand years back. Some links below: This web page writes Tiwanaku appears to derive from Sanskrit: Diva (heaven; sky) plus Naka (mountain). And wiki too says Kalasasaya have it's root in Sanskrit.

Sanatan legacy in S- E Asia!

Following is from Indian newspaper The Freepress Journal. Read full article here . The Preah Vihear temple of Siva built during the Khmer Empire is a reminder of the common  culture that the entire region once shared with India. In fact, such monuments do not belong exclusively to one one country, but to the South- East Asia region as a whole. A lthough King Norodom Sihamoni of Cambodia was invited to yesterday’s royal wedding in London, he was not among the crowned monarchs at the function. His Majesty had more serious concerns at home where Cambodia and its bigger neighbour, Thailand, are involved in angry exchanges that could deteriorate into hostilities over an early 9th century Hindu temple that UNESCO lists as a World Heritage Site   More resource that provide historical insight of Sanatan Dharma's legacy in Suvarnabhumi (South East Asia).

Vedic Mathematics : Shulba Sutras

From research paper "Applied Geometry of the Sulba Sutras" by John F. Price The Sulba Sutras, part of the Vedic literature of India,describe many geometrical properties and constructions such as the classical relationship           a 2 +b 2 =c 2 between the sides of a right-angle triangle and arithmetical formulas such as calculating the square root of two accurate to five decimal places. Although this article presents some of these constructions,its main purpose is to show how to consider each of the main Sulba SDtras as a finely crafted, integrated manual for the construction of citis or ceremonial platforms. Certain key words, however, suggest that the applications go far beyond this. Paper "Square Roots in the Sulbasutra" by  David W. Henderson can be read here . Following are some more relevant links :-

Similarity between Vedic and Egyptian Civilization

Author Amlan Roychowdhury   have written a paper on similarity between Vedic and Egyptian Civilization. He tried to relate missing links. You can read the paper " VEDIC CIVILIZATION THE PROGENITOR OF EGYPTIAN CIVILIZATION" here .

A blog on Vedic Archeological Discoveries

This blog is about recent Archeological Discoveries that support the Vedic view of world history and development. It is maintained by Stephen Knapp .

Archeological evidences of Anceint Dwarka

Historicity of Shri Krishna and His city Dwaraka. Underwater Worlds 3 Ancient Aliens - Dwaraka Uploaded by Yahn25 . - More video blogs and vloggers.

Story of India in British Museum

The British Museum’s website on Ancient India is divided in six chapters: The Buddha, Geography, Early Hinduism, Indus Valley, Time, and Writings.For each chapter there is a ‘Doormat’ page, which is an atmospheric introductory page that leads to the chapter homepage. Within each chapter, find the Story, a presentation of information in a narrative form; Explore, a non-linear presentation of information; and Challenge, an activity that allows students to practice certain skills (historical, analytical, mathematical, observational) within the context of a theme or topic relevant to ancient India.