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Durga Puja in Juhu

Durga Puja in Juhu

The Juhu Progressive Association is conducting their first Durga Puja this year at the playground next to Ecole Mondiale World School. It is a 5 day program till Dashami on Wednesday. In addition to doing the Pua the right way, they also have cultural programs every evening. Their Moorthy of Ma Durga is the only correct one I have seen so far. In one instance i saw a Moorthy of what looks lile Saraswati being worshiped as Durga amid a…

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Photographs of the Jagannath Temple, Hyderabad

Photographs of the Jagannath Temple, Hyderabad

S. Sai Ram the cousin of a colleague of mine, Manohar Burra, visited the new Jagannath temple at Banjara Road No. 12, Hyderabad, on March 15, 2009. He was accompanied by Manohar’s parents, Shri Krishna Murthy & Shrimati Ramaa Devi . Sai took photographs of the temple complex with his Nokia N72 mobile phone and has graciously given his permission to host them on my photo gallery, Mo Chitra. In Manohar’s words – “After seeing your message to sharing_info, regarding…

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The Lord Is Here – Shree Shree Jagannath Temple In Hyderabad

The Lord Is Here – Shree Shree Jagannath Temple In Hyderabad

The Lord of the Universe, Shree Shree Jagannath, has finally come to Hyderabad. Yesterday, March 8, 2009, the Lord’s temple was consecrated and the idols of the Lord with his brother, Shree Shree Balavadra, and his sister, Ma Subadra, were installed by Pandas from the Lord’s temple at Puri. The Lord is finally here! The Neelachakra is here! The Hyderabad Kalinga Cultural Trust has worked for more than a decade to obtain the land, build the temple and bring the…

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WHY I AM A HINDU

WHY I AM A HINDU

Padmaja forwarded this to me today. I don’t know who the original author is. If you do please let me know. Anyway, it is a fairly well written piece and worth preserving. Four years ago, I was flying from JFK NY Airport to SFO to attend a meeting at Monterey , CA An American girl was sitting on the right side, near window seat. It indeed was a long journey – it would take nearly seven hours. I was surprised…

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Sense Prevails – Hussain Award Canceled

Sense Prevails – Hussain Award Canceled

The Bhoruka Charitable Trust, Rajasthan, India had arranged a ceremony to felicitate the anti-Hindu painter, M. F. Hussain. A number of Hindu organizations including the Hindu Janajagruti Samiti, organized protest campaigns. I of course participated via an online signature campaign. Thankfully the Bhoruka Trust seems to have realized it’s folly and has issued a retraction of it’s plans. In a fax sent to the Hindu Janajagruti Samiti, Mr. Amitava Banerjee, Executive Director of Bhoruka Charitable Trust, states that the program…

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Hussain’s Blasphemous Paintings of Hindu Deities

Hussain’s Blasphemous Paintings of Hindu Deities

Judge for yourself. And if you want to shoot this brigand if he tries to set foot on Indian soil, get in line. Goddess Durga, naked Fatima, the daughter of the so called prophet. Fully clothed. Goddess Lakshmi. Naked. hussain’s mother. Fully clothed. Goddess Saraswati. Naked. Muslim Lady. Fully clothed. Shiva – Parvati. Naked. hussain’s daughter. Fully clothed. Fully clothed muslim with a naked Hindu Brahmin. Muslim poet. Fully clothed. A naked Mother India. Parts of Kashmir are cut off….

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NDTV Office Attacked For Including Hussain In Bharat Ratna Poll

NDTV Office Attacked For Including Hussain In Bharat Ratna Poll

NDTV reports that it’s offices at Ahmedabad was attached by Hindu Samrajya Sena in retaliation of NDTV’s SMS based Bharat Ratna poll which included Hussain, the infamous painter hussain. This is the best news I have read this day. Absolutely made my day! Way to go guys, whoever you are. Keep up the good work. The media in India is Free. Not Free as in beer but Free as in Freedom. That freedom comes with a responsibility. You cannot have…

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