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Hinduism Today, Apr/May/Jun, 2003

Hinduism Today, Apr/May/Jun, 2003

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Affirming Sanatana Dharma and Recording the Modern History of a Billion-Strong Global Religion in Renaissance
April/May/June, 2003
US
$5.95
INTERNATIONAL
Feature Story:
Mauritius Hindus Harness Religionand Willpower to Develop Their Island Nation
18
Books:
Savoring Photographer Lindsay Hebberd’sNon-Fattening Photo Feast on India
26Society:
Facing up to the Caste System and theInequality of Untouchability
30Nepal & Bihar:
It’s the Chaat Festival, a UniqueAnnual Worship of the Setting Sun
36Peace:
Hundreds of Women Leaders Gatherat the UN in Switzerland to Call for Peace
62Healing:
Balinese Hindus Conduct Ceremonyto Purify the Site of an Horrific Bombing
64
LIFESTYLE
Meditation:
Persistence! It’s a Must for Meditators,Explains
115
-Year-Old Swami Bua
40Insight:
An Illustrated Guide to Dozens of SacredSymbols, Artfully Rendered and Explained
42Education:
In South India One Man Is Passing onthe Faith to Youth of All Castes and Nations
50Update:
How the Thiruvavudhuthurai AadheenamAbbot Survived Attempts on His Life
53Kerala:
Unraveling the Meanings Locked inthe Priest’s Mystical Pavithra Ring
54Music:
Meet Virtuoso Vocalist Shweta Jhaveri,Gifted Protege of Pundit Jasraj
55Influence:
Five Great Leaders of the
20
th CenturyWho Follow Mahatma Gandhi’s Teachings
56Pilgrimage:
Take a Pilgrimage to Deoghar’sCrowded Siva Temple—Make That
22
Temples
60Awards:
India’s New President Honors Ten SkilledArtisans of Varied Indian Traditional Crafts
61
OPINION
In My Opinion:
Moothoosamy Devaraj Shankara,
18
, Pleads for More Religious Teaching
9Publisher’s Desk:
Want Your Kids to Be GoodHindus? Introduce Them to Lord Ganesha.
10From the Vedas:
Meditation on the Sacred Aum
16Letters12
DIGESTS
Diaspora6Quotes & Quips14Digital Dharma86
www.hinduismtoday.com
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Hinduism Today
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107
Kaholalele Road, Kapaa, Hawaii
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USA,letters@hindu.org. H
INDUISM
T
ODAY
(
issn# 0896-0801
), April/May/June, 2003
,
Volume
25,
No.
2.
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Dhvaja, Symbol of Sanatana Dharma
April/May/June, 2003
Hindu Year 5105Subhanu, the Year of Beautiful Radiance
COVER: The saffron-colored flag, a symbol of dharma, is the traditional banner of the Hindu religion. (Above) Devotees offerwater in Grand Basin, a mountaintop lake in Mauritius where tens of thousands pilgrimage during the annual Sivaratri festival.
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INDIAN PHOTO GALLERY
:
(
LEFT TO RIGHT
):
DANCER PERFORMING A MURUGA DANCE
,
MAYOORAM NRITHAM
,
ON STILTS
;
CHILDREN IN SANSKRIT CLASS
;
THE BIKANER CAMEL CORPS ON PARADE IN NEW DELHI
;
CARVED TORANA ILLUSTRATING BUDDHA
S LIFE
;
TRADITIONAL BOAT ON THE BACK WATERS OF KERALA
;
DIVINE SAND SCULPTURES ON THE BEACHES OF PURI
;
RAJASTHANI TRIBESMAN LEADS CAMELS ACROSS A DESERT
;
LADY PERFORMING THE PITCHER DANCE
;
A COLLECTION OF STATUES CREATED FROM URBAN REFUSE
,
ENTITLED
BROKEN BANGLE QUEENS
;”
YOUNG BOYS DRESSED UP TO REPRESENT CHARAC
-
TERS FROM THE MAHABHARATA
;
YOUNG GIRL DECORATING HER FRESHLY PLASTERED HOUSE TO CELEBRATE THE HINDU FESTIVAL OF DIWALI
;
BUDDHIST RELICS IN THE SHADE OF A BANYAN TREE
;
SOME OF
863
JAIN TEMPLES THAT CROWN THE TWIN SUMMITS OF SATRUNJAYA HILL IN WESTERN GUJARAT
;
FIVE TEMPLE
-
LIKE HOUSES CONSTRUCTED FROM SANDSTONE NEAR THE STONE CARVING VILLAGE OF MAHABALIPURAM
;
DROPKA WOMEN FROM THE DAH
-
HANU REGION OF THE HIMALAYAS
;
KARMA RAM BHIL PROUDLY DISPLAYS HIS WORLD
-
RECORD
,
NEATLY
-
TWIRLED
,
7' 10''
MOUSTACHE
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