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'Nirvana Shatkam' explains better about 'Atman' - the eternal Soul

The greatness of Hinduism lies in the facts that first of all, it is not a religion but it is only an enduring culture which sustained many invasions, cultural attacks and yet thrives in India. Secondly, in the deeper sense, it offers various methods and practices for the humans so that one can follow his/her preferred method.
Hinduism has nothing to preach against other religions and it is only by the provoking acts of the other religions that today some Hindus are revolting against such attempts, which is again an undesirable thing happening in modern India.

Who is the Supreme God?

Hindus call the Supreme God as "Vishnu" or "Krishna", the Christians may call the same Supreme God as "The Almighty", the Jews may call "Jehova" and the Muslims refer to the same supreme God as “Allah” and finally it is the one and only one Supreme God, who is the ultimate. Can anybody negate this opinion? There is probably no other way left for anyone to negate this opinion, because if they negate this opinion, first of all they are not honest and then there must be different Gods existing, different Earths, and different Universes even!
Before the Jesus Christ, there was no Christianity. But the world existed. Similarly before the birth of Islam, the world existed. And only after Prophet Mohammed, there originated the Islam. However in contrast to these two religions, the Hinduism has no particular date or time that was discovered by the man, to say when it has originated. A little off the topic, to be more precise, Hinduism is not a religion at…

How to Make a Man and a Nation Great!

“Desamante Matti kaadoyi, desamante manushuloyi” is a Telugu proverb which is well known to the people of Andhra Pradesh. And about the great visionary Swami Vivekananda, every Indian has a great respect.

Let me remind to many of you and unveil to some of you, what he has said about the course of making a man and in turn his nation great.

Three things are necessary to make every man great and every nation great.

1. Conviction of the powers of Goodness,

2. Absence of Jealousy and Suspicion,

3. Helping all those who are trying to be and do good.

The great secret is absence of jealousy. Be always ready to concede to the opinions of your brethren and try always to conciliate.

Pakodi and Bhajji - two famous Indian snacks

Pakodi and Bhajji are two of the famous Indian Snacks most commonly found in almost all parts of India. Made from Chickpeas flour (also referred to as Gram flour), they are not only good to taste but also good for health to some extent. The only thing that is not good for health, like in many other preparations, is the Oil. But once in a while, if you want to have a good evening when you don’t feel like going out, for example, when it is raining outside, or on a dull day, you can prepare this snack and relish it, and a cup of tea as a supplement, adds more to your pleasure.The procedure for preparing both of these snacks is very simple.For PakodiCut onions into thin and a bit lengthy slices.Take 150-200 gm of Chickpeas flour (also called ‘Gram flour’ in English) and add some salt and pepper according to your taste and estimation. Add a pinch of turmeric if you like, to get a good color.Mix well, and then add sufficient quantity of water so that the flour becomes a thick paste (slurry)…