Tradition
Examining the Confluence of Tradition and Modernity in Modern Indian Temples

India as a country is renowned for its diversity, both in terms of geographical habitats and its social composition. This diversity rests on interplay of several factors, including economic, political and social structures that have been nurtured...

New Focus on Hindu Studies

The academic study of Hinduism is the subject of numerous ongoing debates and initiatives increasingly taking place on a global scale. Hence, many crucial questions may arise when we think of conceiving the academic discipline called Hindu Studies....

Metaphors of Reverence: A Tale of Two Civilisational Gestures

Reverence to others comes out as what one has inherited and learned from their elders or ancestors. As Martin Heidegger puts it, “In giving thanks, the heart gives thought to what it has and what it is.”1 The praxis of revering would vary based on...

Vimarsha: Talk by Shri Swami Avdheshanand Giri ji Maharaj, Acharya Mahamandaleshwar of the Juna Akhara on ‘Desh, Samaj aur Vyakti’

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), New Delhi, hosted its monthly event, Vimarsha, on in the commemoration of 125th years of Swami Vivekananda's Chicago Speech. The topic was ‘Desh, Samaj aur Vyakti’ and to speak on the topic, Swami...

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