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..( more ).
  • Ethereal Prambanan - Hinduism magnificent patrimony and the greatest Hindu cultural heritage in Indonesia. (more..)
  • Glimpses XXVII on Hinduism and India - This chapter highlights the temple of Padmanabha Swamy treasures.. (more...).
  • Glimpses XXVIII on Hinduism and India - This chapter features the on going corruption scandals in India.. (more...).

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

 For more details on chapters refer to the Contents page. 


January 15, 2011 - Makar Sankranti - Pongol

Three chapters have been added in the current update.

  • Quotes 461-480 -  J D (Jerome David) Salinger, Julia Roberts, William Wordsworth, Jagadguru Chandrashekarendra Saraswati Swamigal, President Barack Obama, Josh Schrei, Mrs. Charlotte Speir Manning, Philip Goldberg, Vamsee Juluri, Jack Hebner, Dr. Hiro Badlani, Sir Sidney James Mark Low, J G Arora,  Susan L Huntington,  Arvind Sharma, Loriliai Biernacki, Dr. Aseem Shukla, Dr. Pankaj Jain, and others..( more ).
  • Glimpses XXV on Hinduism and India - This chapter takes an in depth look at the theft of yoga... (more...).
  • Glimpses XXVI on Hinduism and India - This chapter takes an in depth look at the Ayodhya verdict in India.. (more...).

These existing chapters have been updated:  Hindu Cosmology, Advanced Concepts, Yoga and Hindu Philosophy.

 For more details on chapters refer to the Contents page. 


November 28 - December 1,  2009 - Gita Jayanti and Dattatreya Jayanti

Three chapters have been added in the current update.

  • Quotes 441-460 -  Satyanand Stokes, Dr. Hilda Raja, Walter Raymond Drake, Dr. Gautam Sen, Dr. Subramanium Swamy, Professor Dean Brown, Deepak Shimkhada, Gene D Matlock, Charles Michael Byrd, Alok K Bohara, Daniel Joseph Boorstin, George Thundiparambil, Erich von Daniken, Steven J Rosen, Radha Rajan, Theos Casimir Bernard, Paramhansa Yogananda and others..( more ).

  • Glimpses XXIII on Hinduism and India - This chapter features tracing of a Glorious Hindu Legacy in Mynmar (Burma) as well takes an in depth look at the menace of religious conversion in India. (more...).

  • Glimpses XXIV on Hinduism and India - This chapter features tracing of a Glorious Hindu Legacy in Nepal as well as takes an in depth look at the menace of Terrorism in India. (more...).

These existing chapters have been updated:  Vimanas, Aryan Invasion Theory  and Islamic Onslaught.

In addition the Guestbook has been reopened and all chapters have been updated with additional information and images. Some chapters have been split into smaller parts for easy download. For more details on chapters refer to the Contents page.  


October 28, 2008 - Subh Deepavali

Four chapters have been added in the current update.

  • Quotes 421-440 -  Lady Callcott, Henri Bergson, Sir Brajendranath Seal, Edward Washburn Hopkins, Sir George Edward Gordon Catlin, Vera Christine Chute Collum, Ed Vishwanathan, Ernest E Wood, S N (Surendranath) Dasgupta, Major Francis Yeats-Brown, Savitri Devi, Samuel Johnson, John Moffitt, Lowell Jackson Thomas, Martin Gray, Mani Bhaumik and others..( more ).

  • Glimpses XX on Hinduism and India - This chapter features tracing of a Glorious Hindu Legacy in Mynmar (Burma) as well takes an in depth look at the menace of religious conversion in India. (more...).

  • Glimpses XXI on Hinduism and India - This chapter features tracing of a Glorious Hindu Legacy in Nepal as well as takes an in depth look at the menace of Terrorism in India. (more...).

  • Glimpses XXII on Hinduism and India - This chapter has interesting information on varied aspects of Hinduism and India. (more...).

In addition all chapters have been updated with additional information and images.

For more details on chapters refer to the Contents page.


September 2, 2008

Hindu Wisdom website has been featured in the Hinduism Today issue of October/November/December 2008. To read about it please refer to the chapter - Featured At


June 20, 2008

Full Text Search Functionality has been enabled on the Main Menu.

Due to popular demand the guestbook has been reopened with new entries. Please feel free to visit the guestbook from the main menu.


August 11, 2007

A Tribute to Hinduism - The Book

After a decade-long presence, what began as a webpage has now made its way to the printed word in the form of a book soon to be published.

A Tribute to Hinduism: Thoughts and Wisdom spanning continents and time about India and her culture by Sushama Londhe is a collection of quotations from some of the world's greatest philosophers, thinkers, scientists, and leaders. The book takes a fresh look at Hinduism and her many traditions. Organized into more than 14 chapters including topics such as Science and Art, this hardbound book also contains beautiful photographs and illustrations. It is a great addition to any cultural library, a welcome supplement on any coffee table, or as a great gift for anyone who wishes to learn about their Indian heritage.

The book includes a foreword by Dr. Subhash Kak of Louisiana State University, who has recently resolved Einstein's twin paradox, and Ed Vishwanathan, author of the bestselling book, Am I a Hindu?

For more information, including how to obtain a copy, please continue to www.atributetohinduism.com. For citation purposes, please refer to the U.S. Library of Congress.


August 15, 2006 - Sri Krishna Janmasthami

Six chapters have been added in the current update.

  • Quotes 381- 400 -  Victor Hugo, Mirabai, Walter Eidlitz, Dr. Abinash Chandra Bose, Graham Hancock, Linda Johnsen, Sant Jnaneshwar, General George S. Patton, Professor Benoy Kumar Sarkar, Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami, Balbir K Punj,  Robert C. Priddy, Shirdi Sai Baba, S Gurumurthy and others..( more ).

  • Quotes 401 - 420 - Henri Frédéric Amiel, Rupert Sheldrake, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Sant (Saint) Eknath, Immanuel Kant, Nancy Wilson Ross, Alexander Zinoviev, Paul Utukuru, His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, James Henry Tuckwell, Dr. Mahendra Lal Sircar, Georg Morris Cohen Brandes, Alun Lewis, Ranchor Prime, Edward J Urwick, Friedrich Heiler, Stephen Cope and others..( more ).

  • Sacred Angkor - Hinduism magnificent patrimony in Cambodia. Angkor wat is the largest temple in the world. (more..).

  • Sacred Angkor Part 2 - Angkor wat's architectural symbolism is explored.  (more..).

  • Sacred Angkor Part 3 - The Sacredness of Angkor wat and India's response to help save it for the future. (more..).

  • Sacred Angkor Part 4 - Angkor wat's splendid sculpture and architecture. (more..).

  • Glimpses XVI on Hinduism and India - This chapter features tracing of a Glorious Hindu Legacy in Thailand as well has interesting information on varied aspects of Hinduism and India. (more...).

  • Glimpses XVII on Hinduism and India - This chapter features tracing of a Glorious Hindu Legacy in Japan as well has interesting information on varied aspects of Hinduism and India. (more...).

  • Glimpses XVIII on Hinduism and India - This chapter features tracing of a Glorious Hindu Legacy in Laos as well has interesting information on varied aspects of Hinduism and India. (more...).

  • Glimpses XIX on Hinduism and India - This chapter features tracing of a Glorious Hindu Legacy in Cambodia as well has interesting information on varied aspects of Hinduism and India. (more...).

These existing chapters have been updated:

  • Vimanas - More information has been added to this fascinating chapter. (more...).

  • Women in Hinduism - New information has been added to this chapter. (more...)

These existing chapters have been divided into two parts:

  • Aryan Invasion Theory - Has been divided up into two parts. (more...)

  • Conversion -  Has been divided up into two parts. (more...).

In addition all chapters have been updated with additional information and images.

 


September 7, 2005 - Ganesh Chathurthi

  • Quotes 361- 380 -  Frederick Soddy, William Blake, Aleksandr Georgievich Spirkin, Sant Tukaram, Denis Diderot, Swami Samartha Ramdass, Andrew Tomas, Sting, Michael Cremo, Rev. Roger Bertschausen, Charles H Townes, Devamitra Swami, K M Munshi, Serge Trifkovic, Balbir Punj, Dr. L P (Lawrence Pearsall) Jacks, Arthur Osborne, Philip Rawson and (more...).

  • Glimpses XII on Hinduism and India - This chapter features tracing of a Glorious Hindu Legacy in Java, Indonesia as well has interesting information on varied aspects of Hinduism and India. (more...).

  • Glimpses XIII on Hinduism and India - This chapter features tracing of a Glorious Hindu Legacy in Bali, Indonesia as well has interesting information on varied aspects of Hinduism and India. (more...).

  • Glimpses XIV on Hinduism and India - This chapter features tracing of a Glorious Hindu Legacy in Vietnam as well has interesting information on varied aspects of Hinduism and India. (more...).

  • Glimpses XV on Hinduism and India - This chapter features tracing of a Glorious Hindu Legacy in Philippines as well has interesting information on varied aspects of Hinduism and India. (more...).

  • Visitor emails - This chapter features heartfelt emails of appreciation and gratitude received since the inception of this site and (more...).

These existing chapters have been updated:

  • Aryan Invasion Theory - More information has been added to this controversial chapter. (more...)

  • Dwaraka - More information has been added to this interesting chapter. (more...) 

  • Vimanas - More information has been added to this fascinating chapter. (more...). For more details on chapters refer to the Contents page.

 


November 11, 2004 - Subh Deepavali

Two chapters have been added in the current update.

  • Quotes 341-360 Ambassador Alexander M. Kadakin, Sandhya Jain, Ram Dass, Galav, Paul Johnson, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Queen Fredricka of Greece, Rajiv Malhotra, Stephen H Ruppenthal, Girilal Jain, John Burdon Sanderson Haldane, Rajeev Srinivasan, Dr. Frank Gaetano Morales, Andrew Krieger, Sri Chinmoy, Robert P Goldman and others....(more...).

  • Glimpses XI on Hinduism and India - This chapter has interesting information on varied aspects of Hinduism and India. (more...).

This existing chapter have been updated:

  • Vimanas - More information has been added to this fascinating chapter. (more...).

A Map of Sacred Stories of the Ancient World  - Contributed to this site by Dom Sturiale of Sydney, Australia. (more...).


December 19, 2003

The site has been redesigned with new color scheme.
Four chapters have been added in the current update.

  • Glimpses VIII on Hinduism and India - This chapter has interesting information on varied aspects of Hinduism and India. (more...).
  • Glimpses IX on Hinduism and India - This chapter has interesting information on varied aspects of Hinduism and India. (more...).
  • Glimpses X on Hinduism and India - This chapter has interesting information on varied aspects of Hinduism and India. (more...).
  • Personal Art - This page is dedicated to my personal artwork. It showcases various drawings I have done as a hobby, some of which contain Indian imagery, others which I drew simply for their artistic value. (more...).

These existing chapters have been updated. 

  • Quotes 321- 340 -  Srinivas Ramanujan, Georges Ifrah, Sir Lepel Henry Griffin, Dr. Radhakumud Mookerji, Diana L. Eck, Ramana Maharishi, Alfred B. Ford, Takeo Kamiya, Andrew Harvey, Abu’l Hasan al-Qifti, Christian Fabre aka Swami Pranavananda Brahmendra Avadhuta, Justice Manadagadde Rama Jois, Ambassador Robert Blackwill, Bulent Ecevit, Beatrice Pitney Lamb and (more...).
  • Articles  - By Tavelen Singh, Saroj Bala, Ambassador O P Gupta, G R Josyer, Pankaj Jain and others. (more...).

 


August 31, 2003

Two chapters have been added in the current update.

  • Glimpses VI on Hinduism and India - This chapter has interesting information on varied aspects of Hinduism and India. (more...).
  • Glimpses VII on Hinduism and India - This chapter has interesting information on varied aspects of Hinduism and India. (more...)

These existing chapters have been updated. 

  • Quotes 271- 300 - Quotes from Paul Brunton, Gertrude Emerson Sen, Swami Rama Tirtha, Satprem aka Bernard Enginger, Swami Ghanananda Saraswati, H. G. Wells, Dhan Gopal Mukerji, Yann Martel, Thomas Carlyle, Sardar Kavalam Madhava Panikkar, Stephen Knapp, Sir James Mackintosh, Shri Jagmohan, L S S O'Malley, Gustav Holst and (more...).
  • Quotes 301- 320 - Quotes from Mary Baker Eddy, Emile Burnof, Amos Bronson Alcott, Amaury de Riencourt, Dick Teresi, Sir Yehudi Menuhin, Tom McArthur, Frithjof Schuon, Madame Helena Petrova Blavatsky, Karl Jaspers, Paul Thieme, Kewal Motwani, Sir William Wedderburn Bart, Robert Earnest Hume, G. Le Bon, Anant Sadashiv Altekar, Cyril Edwin Mitchinson Joad and (more...).
  • Articles - By Hiranmay Karlekar, Milind Sathye, M P Bhattathiry, Sandhya Jain, Francois Gautier, GNS Raghavan, Pooja Bedi and (more...).

 


April  8, 2003

Two chapters have been added in the current update.

  • Yoga and Hindu Philosophy - "Without the practice of yoga, How could knowledge Set the atman (soul) free? asks the Yogatatva Upanishad. Yoga: union with the ultimate. (more...).
  • Glimpses V on Hinduism and India - This chapter has interesting information on varied aspects of Hinduism and India. (more...).

These existing chapters have been updated. 

  • Quotes 251- 270 - Quotes from Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul, Michel Danino, Swami B V Tripurari, Count Louis Hamon,  Swami Chinmayananda,  Sir John Woodroffe Swami Dayanand Saraswati, Peggy Holroyde, Navaratna S Rajaram, Claude Arpi, Fritjof Capra and (more...).
  • Articles - By Arvind Lavakare, Swapan Dasgupta, Gita Aravamudan, David Frawley, Prof. Jagit Mirchand, Neera k. Sohini, Karan Singh, Bulbul Roy Mishra, V. Kamath, Ram Madhav, Sutirtho Patranobis, O P Gupta, Bharat Jhunjhunwala and others. 

Name change of chapters.

The Trivia chapters now have a new name - Glimpses on Hinduism and India.


October 19, 2002

Five chapters have been added in the current update. 

  • Education in Ancient India - "He who is possessed of supreme knowledge by concentration of mind, must have his senses under control, like spirited steeds controlled by a charioteer." says the Katha Upanishad (iii, 6)   (more...)
  • Hindu Music -  Sound (nada) is believed to be the heart of the process of creation. In Hinduism, the sacred syllable Om embodies the essence of the universe  - it is the "hum" of the atoms and the music of the spheres - and sound in general represents the primal energy that holds the material world together. (more...)
  • Yantras -The word “yantra” is derived from the root yam, to control, and has been freely used in ancient India for any contrivance. Mechanical skills had produced in ancient India many accessories for scientific activities, such as surgical instruments in medicine, the pakayantras or laboratory equipment in medicine, Rasayana, and the astronomical yantras described in Jyotisa works  (more...)
  • India and Egypt - Neither historical events nor cross-cultural currents can explain the unique parallels in the myths and imagery of ancient Egypt and India.  (more...)
  • Glimpses IV on Hinduism and India - This chapter has interesting information on varied aspects of Hinduism and India. (more...)

These existing chapters have been updated. 

  • Quotes 201- 220  - Quotes from Kakuzo Okakura, Count Maurice Maeterlinck, James Bissett Pratt, Arun Shourie, Brian David Josephson, Michael Wood, Koenraad Elst, Edmund Burke, Sister Nivedita - Margaret Noble, Guy Sorman and (more...)
  • Quotes 221- 250 - Quotes from Jabez T. Sunderland, Subhash Kak, Swami Abhedananda, Aidan Rankin, L. Adams Beck, Arnold Hermann Ludwig Heeren, Francois Gautier, Al-Jahiz, Sita Ram Goel, Kenneth Saunders, Count Magnus Fredrik Ferdinand Bjornstjerna, Rick Briggs, Yaqubi, Michael Pym and (more...)
  • Articles - S. Varghese, T. R. Jawahar, Gautam Sen, Francois Gautier, A. Maharaj, S. Gurumurthy, M. V. Subramanyam and more.

These Chapter has been revised.

Dwaraka -  New addition and images have been added to this chapter. (more...)
Hindu Culture - Has been divided up into two parts: Part I and Part II 


April 6, 2002

New Navigation scheme has been added

Drop-down navigation menus have been added at the top of each page for ease of quick access to the entire site. The menus group all the chapters into seven major categories. 

  • Quotes  - Catalogs thoughts on Hinduism from world-renowned intellectuals followed by some thoughts on Sanatana Dharma.

  • Basics - Explains the traditions and basics of Hinduism. The symbolism of worship, nature, art, scripture and culture.

  • Science  - Talks about scientific concepts that were realized by ancient Hindus, including Sanskrit, vimanas and war in ancient India.

  • History - Portrays the sheer stamina of Hinduism's survival, despite the onslaught by invaders for centuries. In addition, it covers Hinduism's influence in other parts of the world including Survnabhumi or Greater India; the ancient site of Dwaraka; as well as the often ignored seafaring capacity of the ancient Hindus.

  • Social - Looks into the social aspects of Hinduism. The pros and cons of caste system, the threat of conversions, the controversial  Aryan Invasion theory, role of women in ancient India, Hindu revivalists and how foreign Indologists attempted to undermine Hindu traditions.

  • Other - Covers miscellaneous topics like trivia, downloads, guest book, links, recommended books and various thought provoking articles.

  • Search - A much requested search capability has been added.

Four chapters have been added in the current update. 

  • Hindu Art - "The man who knows nothing of music, literature, or art is no better than a beast," ancient Hindu wisdom warned. Art pervades every facet of Indian life, is found on every byway of Indian Civilization.  (more...)
  • Hindu Scriptures No other living tradition can claim scriptures as numerous or as ancient as Hinduism; none of them can boast of an unbroken tradition as faithfully preserved as the Hindu tradition. (more...)
  • Seafaring in Ancient India - Western scholars have underestimated India's achievement with regard to commerce, ship-building and navigation, and sea travel. The colonist bias against Indian culture is fully matched by the Indian 'Marxist historian' bias against culture (more...)
  • Glimpses III on Hinduism and India - This chapter has interesting information on varied aspects of Hinduism and India. (more...)
  • All chapters now have an Adobe Acrobat pdf versions of the files for ease of download and printing. See Contents page.

These existing chapters have been updated. 

  • Quotes 181- 200 - Quotes from Ram Swarup, Rene Grousset, Geroge Harrison, Dr R. Chidambaram, Christopher W. B. Isherwood, Dr. D. T. Suzuki, François-Auguste-René Rodin, David Frawley and Prince Muhammad Dara Shikoh. (more...)
  • Articles - By Chitra Viji, Claude Alvares, Saradindu Mukherjee, Meenakshi Jain, Sarita Sarvate, Rizwan Salim, M.S. Menon, Priyadarsi Dutta, Francois Gautier, Vivekanand Ojha and others. 

These Chapter has been revised.


September 9, 2001

Three chapters have been added in the current update. 

  • Symbolism in Hinduism - Hinduism is often labeled as a religion of 330 million gods. This misunderstanding arises when people fail to grasp the symbolism of the Hindu pantheon. (more...)
  • War in Ancient India - The value and importance of the army were realized very early in the history of India, and this led to the maintenance of a permanent militia to put down dissent within and arrest aggression from without. This gave rise to the Kshatriya warrior caste, and the ksatram dharmam came to mean the primary duty of war. (more...)
  • Glimpses II on Hinduism and India - This chapter has interesting information on varied aspects of Hinduism and India. (more...)
  • All chapters now have an Adobe Acrobat pdf versions of the files for ease of download and printing. See Contents page.

These existing chapters have been updated. 

  • Quotes 161-180 - Quotes from Alexander Hamilton, Eduard Roeer, Edmond Taylor, Sa`Id Al-Andalusi, Sir Thomas Munro and Bhagwan S. Gidwani.  (more...)
  • Articles - By Prof. G. C. Asnani, Suhash Chakravarty, Ranvir Nayar, Romesh Diwan, Pranav Khullar and others. 

 

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