Baba Ramdev declines Haryana Govt’s cabinet minister status offer, says I am a sannyasi

Baba Ramdev

Yoga guru Baba Ramdev declined Haryana government’s offer of cabinet minister status on Tuesday and said that he don’t want any ministerial post as his objective is to serve the humanity. “I am a sannyasi, service to humanity is my only objective. I am not looking for any ministerial position or status,” Ramdev was quoted as saying in a TOI report.

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Mahabharat Historian Gets Research Reins

Mahabharat

A retired history professor who has written articles arguing that stories from the Ramayan and the Mahabharat are truthful accounts of events that took place has been named chief of the ICHR, the government agency to promote historical research. Yellapragada Sudershan Rao, whose interests include Vedic literature, Sanatana Dharma and Bharatiya Sanskriti, set the tone for his three-year tenure after taking charge on Saturday.

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In India, The World’s First Vegetarian City

Vegetarian

After Jain monks went on a hunger strike to push for a citywide ban on animal slaughter, the local government declared Palitana a meat-free zone. But the city’s Muslims are not happy. Jainism is one of the oldest religions in the world and preaches a path of non-violence towards all living beings. In India, about 5 million people practice it.

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Surya Ashtakam with English Translation

Surya

From ancient times hindus recognized the Sun God as the one who is the cause of nature. They believed worshipping the Sun God would clear off all their sins. Surya, the Sun God, was the son of Sage Kasyapa and Adhithi. He rides a huge chariot driven by Aruna. The God of death Yama and the planet Saturn were his sons. This beautiful octet is a prayer addressed to the Sun God, Surya.

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The Samurai: Protectors of the Cow

Samurai

If I were to tell you, that once, no other country, save India, revered the cow as much as Japan, I could understand your disbelief. Today, we think of Japan as a meat-eating culture. However, this image is a product of the last 150 years of American influence. The traditional Japanese culture held the cow as the most sacred animal. What follows next is the true story of among the greatest protectors of the cow – the Samurai.

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