From Ancient Greece to the Arthaśāstra Everything has a point of origin, and the formation of civilization is no exception. For Western culture, the vestigial epoch of cultural birth in Greece contains the best archaeological heritage of societal development, meticulously preserved by scholars. Equally unprecedented is the spectacular rise of Chanakya/Kautilya and the Mauryan Empire in […]
Vaastu Shastra – The Science of Architecture — Shubhpuja.com
Vaastu Shastra is a traditional Hindu System of architecture which literally translates to ‘Science of Architecture’. Vaastu is the science of directions that combines all the five elements of nature and balance them with the man and the material. Vaastu Shastra is creating a congenial settings or a place to live or work, in most […]
Kali the Demon, not Kaali the Goddess
“It is a common misconception that the Kali Yuga is named after the Goddess Kālī. Instead it takes its name from an extremely powerful male demon. This mistake occurs due to errors in English translations of the name Kali – in Sanskrit the Goddess is named Kālī (with long vowels) – the name of the […]
New Hindu Temple in the Twin Cities Almost Complete
The Hindu Temple of Bloomington-Normal will be open to the public in June.
Revised Edition of Primordial Traditions Released
Primordial Traditions was the winner of the 2009 Ashton Wylie Award for Literary Excellence. This new second edition of the original award winning collection features a selection of essays by Gwendolyn Taunton and other talented authors from the original periodical Primordial Traditions (2006-2010). http://www.amazon.com/Primordial-Traditions-Volume-Gwendolyn-Taunton/dp/0987559842/ref=pd_rhf_ee_p_tnr_1
Who Mourns the Coming of the Kali Yuga?
My views on Tantra and the Kali Yuga are briefly cited in the following article by David Metcalfe: http://realitysandwich.com/215418/who-mourns-the-coming-of-the-kali-yuga/?u=57970