Latinamericanaffairs is a blog that focuses on Indian based activities in Argentina and Brazil. It has a good article on a temple complex called Hastinapura, after the ancient city in Mahabharata, in Argentina. The blog is routinely updated and if you are looking for Indian based events such as concerts and about Hindus or Indians in Latin America this is a good online starting place.
Monday, January 30, 2012
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Milarepa is one of the most widely known Tibetan Saints. In a superhuman effort, he rose above the miseries of his younger life and with the help of his Guru, Marpa the Translator, took to a solitary life of meditation until he had achieved the pinnacle of the enlightened state, never to be born again into the Samsara (whirlpool of life and death) of worldly existence. Out of compassion for humanity, he undertook the most rigid asceticism to reach the Buddhic state of enlightenment and to pass his accomplishments on to the rest of humanity. Find out more on Milarepa and Tibetan Buddhism on HinduSearchEngine.com
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Sacred destinations in Nepal has information and nice photos of 5 temples; Boudhanath Stupa, Kumari Ghar, Lumbini, Pasupatinath Temple and Swayambunath Temple. Apart from nepal I have also included other mystical destination from this website into HinduSearchEngine's search directory such as Bali, Sri Lanka, Cambodia and Thailand.
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Hindusearchengine.com already has an astrology site in its database called Vedicscholar.com, now I have added another Astrosage.com. Astrosage's chart input are easier than Vedicscholar because it automatically adds the longtitude and latitude after you enter your city. However if your city is obscure you may still need to go to Vedicshcolars more comprehensive tool. Get your chart done in Astrosage, click on the linlk on the upper left menu that is "Free Kundli - Vedic Chart" or the top menu bar "Free Kundli". Astrosage is a more comprehensive site than Vedicshcolar, providing for regional Indian horoscopes and almanacs, and also more up to date. It also has numerology and gemology if you are into these things.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Indiadivine.org is a very well content endowed journal on Indian culture, religion and mysticism. Drawing from selection of Youtube videos and articles on news and documentaries, this site offers a wealth of information ranging from current events to astrology, mantra chanting to puja ceremony tutorials, ayurveda and much more. It is setup by devotees of ISKCON or more commonly known as the Hare Krishna group, so expect their philosophy and events to be a major part of this site. There are rare content such as the life story of Ramalinga Swami of South India and other popular Hindu gurus whose information are rare to find in cyberspace.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Garamchai.com is a community website for Indians in America. It has Hindu temple listings, Gurudwaras, Jain temples and even mosques and churches that cater to ethnic Indian devotees. The site also other useful listings that serve the Indian diaspora in the USA such as restaurants, bazaars, theaters, wedding centers, newspapers and more. Great collection of listings that will be helpful those who want to connect or reconnect with Indian roots in the USA.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Bharatadesam.com is a simple and informative website for many aspects Indian life and history. One of its treasures are the Hindu Scripture content that are well organized and very easy to get to. It is quite comprehensive with coverage of scriptures. The Vedas, Puranas, Ramayana, Mahabharata, Kautilya Arthashastras and more. It also covers arts and culture, festival, some tourism information, though the site really shines with its content on Indian Scripures and literature. If you are ever looking for less covered scriputures such as the Brahma Sutras and more popular ones such as the Upanishads this site will not disappoint.
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
There are not that many comprehensive list of Hindu Temples in the US. The best by far is the Wikipedia list. However, the Wikipedia list also adds Hindu organization prayer halls and Sikh Gurudwaras. Hindutemples.us seems to be a new listing that has potential and dedicated solely to Hindu Temples. It is interesting to see that that New York has the most number of Hindu temples. HinduSearchEngine.com scoures the globe for Hindu, Buddhist and other Eastern mystical tradition centers around the globe.
Monday, January 2, 2012
One of the most comprehensive sites on carnatic music online is carnaticindia.com. Created thru the efforts of Smt. Radhika Krishna, it has latest news on carnatic music artist, lessons with sample audio, articles, dictionary, calendar of events, downloads, shop and much more. If you are a fan of the alluring sounds of South Indian carnatic music carnaticindia.com is a site worth a visit and bookmark.