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This site is dedicated to Lord Ganesha - Lord of Beginnings and Wisdom, Bharat Mata (Mother India) and to the intuition of countless rishis (seers) of the past, who committed their lives in pursuit of Sanatan Dharma, the Eternal way of life.

The purpose of this site is to provide useful information about the world's oldest religion. Hinduism's traditions have been preserved continuously since ancient times to the present day despite the tyranny of her invaders. This site catalogs thoughts of world-renowned intellectuals regarding Hinduism, recommends books for further reading, and provides useful links for further research.

This site was established as an educational resource to inspire Hindus worldwide, to create a sense of pride, and to give pleasure regarding Hindu heritage. Hindus can take pride in the fact that India has never invaded any country in the last thousand years of history. This site is also meant to educate, enlighten, and create awareness of the rich canvass of religious traditions of Hinduism. It is hoped that it will help to remove some of the common misconceptions and misinterpretations surrounding rituals and worship found in popular media.

 Om Asato maa sad-gamaya; 
 tamaso maa jyotir-ga-maya;
 mrtyor-maa amrutam gamaya.
 Om Shaantih Shaantih Shaantih.

 O Lord Lead me from the unreal to the real.
 Lead me from the darkness to light.
 Lead me from death to immortality.
 May there be peace, peace, and perfect peace.

 - a Sanskrit invocation from the Brihadaranyaka Upanishads 1.3.28).

What's New

October 26, 2011 - Subh Deepavali

Four chapters have been added in the current update:

Quotes 481-500 - Rukmini Rani Arundale, Josiah Royce, Peter Wilberg, Pt. Madan Mohan Malaviya, Adlof Kaegi, Swami Devananda Saraswati aka Ishwar Sharan, Dr. Dipak Basu, John Campbell Oman, Michael Comans, S K Kulkarni, Fred Eiseman Jr, Ramchandra Dikshitar, R D Ranade, V Sundaram, R C Dutt and others.

Ethereal Prambanan - Hinduism magnificent patrimony and the greatest Hindu cultural heritage in Indonesia.

Glimpses XXVII on Hinduism and India - This chapter highlights the temple of Padmanabha Swamy treasures.

Glimpses XXVIII on Hinduism and India - This chapter features the on going corruption scandals in India.

Also, these existing chapters have been updated: Hindu Art, Glimpses XIII, Caste System, European Imperialism and Symbolism in Hinduism

Visit my personal art blog featuring paintings that reflect India's age old traditonal life: ChitraGallery.wordpress.com

For more details on chapters refer to the Contents page.

Announcing the availability of the book
A Tribute to Hinduism at Amazon.com!

A Tribute to Hinduism:
Thoughts and Wisdom spanning continents and time about India and her culture

by Sushama Londhe

Published by Pragun Publications, New Delhi, India
Distributed by D.K. Publishers Distributors (P) Ltd.

For more information, including other methods of obtaining a copy or how to cite as a reference, please continue to www.atributetohinduism.com.
About the Author

My name is Sushama Londhe. I am an Indian-American who came to the U.S. as a graduate student 30 years ago, and I have settled here for good. This site is my personal endeavor to provide appropriate collection of information about Hinduism, as well as to attain a correct appraisal of India’s rich cultural heritage. Furthermore, it is to create awareness among Hindus and non-Hindus about the world's most ancient living tradition.

Hindu Wisdom, formerly known as A Tribute to Hinduism, started out as a personal quest for my own spiritual heritage. The inception of the site began in the fall of 1996 as a small, personal, non-commercial web page, and it has grown over the years as I have become aware of more relevant information. I welcome feedback from everybody, through e-mail or the guestbook. This site is NOT associated with any religious or political organization.

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