MOON (September 2008)

Moon has a very special connection with Hindus – it plays a personal and unique role in our lives. Not only Hindu calendars are lunar based but also our festivals and rituals are associated with Moon’s position. Moon represents cool/’sheetaltaa’. It is called Chandra or Chand in Hindi. Moon is also considered lord of plants and vegetation, Vedic Lunar deity

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Mountains (May 2008)

Hindu religion’s reverence for the sea, soil, forests, rivers, mountains, plants, birds, and animals stems from its broader view of divinity. Unlike many other religions, Hindus believe that all things and beings in the world are various manifestations of the Ultimate Reality (Brahman), and nothing exists apart from It. The whole emphasis of Hindu scriptures is that human beings cannot

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SUN – SURYA (March 2008)

Sun is like a guru for us. We learn various lessons from it. SELF-DISCIPLINE, ANUSHASAN, PUNCTUALITY: – Sun rises regularly & punctually from the direction of east and sets in the direction of west on regular basis. We should regulate & punctuate our daily life. Self-discipline is the key to successful life. LIGHT, JYOTI, PRAKASH: – Symbol of knowledge. It

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Nature As Our Guru (January 2008)

Mother nature is our first and foremost guru/teacher now and forever. We are going to observe the qualities of WATER and learn to apply these in our daily life. WATER    JAL   PAANI We use Water in almost all the rituals, poojas and daily life. Yagna starts by aachman/ungsparsh , touching water to various parts/faculties/indriyas of our body. This action/kriya is performed with water

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Question Bank (December 2007)

Who was the founder of Arya Samaj and what are some of his contributions? Swami Dayanand Saraswati. a)     Equal rights for woman – such as their right to education and reading of Hindu scripture. b)       First great Indian who popularized the concept of Swaraj-that is, right to self determination, when India was ruled by British c)       Wrote Satyarth Prakash. d)      

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