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Chandraghanta: The third avatar of Maa Durga who is always ready to fight the demons

She rides a tiger or a lion to as a symbol of bravery and is also known as Chandika and Rannchandi.
Havan Puja performed on the first navaratra

Uttar Pradesh: 600 people took oath on the first day of Navratri not to commit crime

This is an effort to help people who indulged in criminal activities lead a normal life.

The stark similarity between Abrahamic faiths and fundamental secularism practiced by Nehruvians

Can secularism be a candidate for a religion? And, can the faith in secularism be a candidate for a Faith in a religion?

Shailaputri: The manifestation of Maa Durga worshipped on the first day of Navratri

Maa Shailaputri rides a bull and carries a lotus in Her left hand and a Trishul in Her right hand.

Mahalaya: When we invoke the Devi to descend on this mortal world and bless us with her divine presence

Today we will again wake up in the wee hours and collectively invoke the Devi to descend on this mortal world

Amid country wide protest against the Sabarimala verdict, Congress makes a turnaround in its stand

Congress has welcomed the SC verdict, but now asking for a review petition and an ordinance against it

Calling Akbar, the Mughal, the father of the nation is an insult to history and common sense

A Mughal can never be called the Father of a nation the soul of which is Hindu.
Devotees at Sabarimala Temple

Kerala : LDF government to invite Sabarimala priests, members of Pandalam royal family to hold discussion on SC verdict

The Supreme Court in its recent judgement had ordered Sabarimala Shrine to open its doors to women of all ages.

As the sadness of Sabarimala judgment settles down…

I have not gone to Sabarimala. I do not know if I will. But it impacts me

Many atheists suffer from superiority complex, here is a reality check

Despite what atheists might suggest, religion has been immensely beneficial for humanity.

Hindus need to be saved now, a Nobel Prize when they are gone is worthless

And till we have a better world, we need a Hindu nation here in India. Equal rights for Hindus in India would be a good beginning.
women devotees march against the SC order

Scores of women devotees of Lord Ayyappan take to the streets to #SaveSabarimala

The protest is led by the Pandalam Royal Family, which was one of the respondents in the case and are believed to be the family of Lord Ayappa.

I spy with my little eye, some Gandhi quotes ‘Liberals’ would never share

Liberals do a great disservice to Gandhi by ignoring his sermons on cow protection.

As a Scot, I agree with VP Venkaiah Naidu. Every country should preserve its culture and heritage

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu’s vision has to be the right way forward.

Bhartiyata: The essence of Bharat

We believe in empowering each Bharatiya so that Bharatiyata in them blooms like the lotus of BJP.

Hindutva in the age of Social Media

Social Media is littered with songs, memes and blogs which all contributed to the mainstreaming of Hindutva.

The Sabarimala verdict is anything but a gender equality win

I’m a Hindu woman and believer who is #READYTOWAIT and with this verdict, I feel utterly cheated and defeated

Does Sabarimala verdict push state power over religion?

If a temple is to be treated as a public place, how far does this argument go?

The History and Legacy of the Ram Janambhoomi Movement

The 6th of December, 1992 could be regarded as the most important even in the history of independent India.

World Hindu Congress 2018: Hindu awakening gets institutionalised

A first-hand account by someone who attended the World Hindu Congress

Dear Hindus, ignoring a problem doesn’t make it go away. It’s time we discuss

I am not asking people to use idioms/terminologies of the West exclusively to tackle these problems

Emerging demographic shift in the Bengal Duars and national security concerns for India

There is an urgent need for serious research, thinking and debate on the topic.

The World Hindu Congress and the diatribe against it

The raising Hindu self-awareness seems to threaten the already paranoid and insecure Left

Post 377 era: LGBT community needs to realise what is their biggest challenge and hurdle

Historically speaking, India has been tolerant of homosexuality and transgenders, like all pagan cultures.

The kind of Indian Atheists and why they continue to be Hindus, unlike Abrahamics and Marxists

Criticise them and challenge them. But do it with the right understanding or be a skeptic and just say "I don't know".

Normalising Paedophilia: I am afraid the ‘progressives’ are at it again

Pedophile advocacy is not a very recent phenomenon.

Detours : It’s time we celebrate our aboriginal or adivasi heritage and culture

I hope they get great storytelling guides, books and souvenirs also to complete the experience. 

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