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Happy 65th Indian Independence 2012

जननी जन्म भूमिश्च स्वर्गादपि गरीयसी॥ jananī janma bhūmiśca svargādapi garīyasī The mother and the mother-land are greater than the heavens Vālmiki Rāmāyana 6-124-17 Firstly on behalf of the Jigyāsā Team we would like to wish all citizens of Mother India a Happy Independence Day! Today, we celebrate 65 years of independence from the shackles of … Continue reading

Happy Narasimha Chaturdashi 2012

The Jigyasa Team would like to wish everyone a Happy Narasimha Chaturdashi! Narasimha Prayers namas te narasiḿhāya prahlādāhlāda-dāyine hiraṇyakaśipor vakṣaḥ śilā-ṭańka-nakhālaye || 1 || I offer my obeisances to Lord Narasimha, who gives joy to Prahlada Maharaja and whose nails are like chisels on the stone like chest of the demon Hiranyakasipu. ito nṛsiḿhaḥ parato nṛsiḿho yato yato yāmi tato nṛsiḿhaḥ bahir nṛsiḿho hṛdaye nṛsiḿho nṛsiḿham ādiḿ śaraṇaḿ prapadye || 2 || Lord Nrsimha is here and also there. Wherever I … Continue reading

Seminar: Seven Stars of Hinduism

Vichar Manthan Saturday 31st March 2012 – 1:45pm – 3:00pm Hindu Sahitya Kendra 46-48 Loughborough Road, Leicester, LE4 5LD A talk by Dileep Thatte Seven Stars of Hinduism is an interactive, informative and enjoyable power-point presentation and discussion of Hinduism. Originally written for the youth who have grown up outside of India, it has significant appeal … Continue reading

Pictures from Hinduism: A 2-Day Crash Course (Feb 2012)

Namaste All, Thought we’d share a few pictures from the course.

Lecture: Narad Bhakti Sutra – A 3 day talk

Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh UK Event Thurs 16th to Sat 18th February 2012 – 7.30pm – 8.30pm Keshav Pratisthan (above Hindu Sahitya Kendra) 46-48 Loughborough Road, Leicester, LE4 The Narad Bhakti Sutra is a Sanskrit text detailing the process of devotion (Bhakti) and Bhakti Yog. Within the text Narada explains the perfectional stage of pure devotion; … Continue reading

Samskrita Sambhashana Shibiram

|| SAMSKRITA BHARATI (UK) || Samskrita Sambhashana Shibiram (Samskrita Retreat) 15th to 19th February 2012 Understand scriptures and the language of scriptures Learn to converse in the divine language, Samskrita Learn to chant the Bhagavadgita Learn Taittiriya Upanishad with original text Sing songs in Samskrita Listen to Samskrita stories All this and even more in … Continue reading

Seminar: Hinduism & Christianity in Dialogue (OCHS – Leicester)

Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies – Leicester Friends Event Saturday, Saturday 17th Dec 2011 – 6.30 – 9.00pm Belgrave Neighbourhood Centre Rothley Street, Leicester LE4 6LF A talk by Shanuka Rishi Das of the Oxford Centre For Hindu Studies In this talk Shaunaka Rishi will outline some of the issues facing engaged Hindus and Christians … Continue reading

Event: OCHS Friends Gala Dinner

Friends Gala Dinner in aid of Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies We are delighted to announce details of the Friends of OCHS Annual Dinner, which will be held at the City Rooms in Leicester on 19th November 2011. The City Rooms, in the heart of Leicester City Centre, is a magnificent venue featuring a majestic Grand Ballroom, where … Continue reading

Seminar: Free will & Destiny in the Bhagavad-Gita (OCHS – Leicester)

Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies – Leicester Friends Event Saturday, 25th November 2011 – 7:00pm – 9:00pm Belgrave Neighbourhood Centre Rothley Street, Leicester LE4 6LF A talk by Anuradha Dooney of the Oxford Centre For Hindu Studies In this talk Anuradha will explore questions about free will and destiny as she finds them discussed in … Continue reading

Sewa Day – My inspirational experience

On Sunday 25th September, a group of like minded people across the world came together in the name of service to offer their expertise and time in volunteering in which ever they can. Our project for this great endeavour initiated and inspired by Mr Ravi Purohit, an orthoptist, was to offer free eye tests for the … Continue reading

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