David Frawley

Vedic Vision | Resurgent Bharat

Dr David Frawley, or Pandit Vamadeva Shastri, is a Western-born Vedacharya, who teaches an integral approach to Yoga, Vedanta, Ayurveda and Vedic studies. He is the author of 50 books published in 20 languages, and is a recipient of the Padma Bhushan from the Government of India. He is the director of the American Institute of Vedic Studies.

Bad Hindu, Good Hindu: The creation of a new politics of Hinduism vs Hindutva

I remember not many years ago when Hindu politicians in India would seldom announce their Hindu identity.

Feb 13, 2019 - 02:40 PM IST
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Battle over Sabarimala is purely political, not about religion, gender equality or culture

(Note: This column is the second of a two-part series on the relationship between the Central and state governments and courts on the one hand, and Hindu temples and their traditions on the oth

Jan 18, 2019 - 04:12 PM IST
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Hindu temples are targets of systematic oppression by government, courts

(Note: This column is the first of a two-part series on the relationship between the Central and state governments and courts on the one hand, and Hindu temples and their traditions on the othe

Jan 18, 2019 - 04:27 PM IST
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Essence of the Yoga Sutras

Yoga in its asana form has spread worldwide in a remarkable manner.

Nov 12, 2018 - 05:58 PM IST
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Navaratri: World's longest, most dramatic and direct worship of the Universal Mother

Durga Devi is first honoured in the famous Vedic Durga Sukta, composed of Vedic verses to Agni going back to the most ancient Rigveda.

Oct 10, 2018 - 11:20 AM IST
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The use of images and Murti Puja in the Vedas

The Rigveda is the most ancient teaching of the Hindus, its Śruti or revelation, dating back five thousand years or more. The text consists of the mantric hymns of the Vedic Rishis.

Oct 7, 2018 - 12:36 PM IST
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The Upanishads, India's enduring legacy of Self-knowing

The Upanishads are unique among the scriptures of the world in that they are not based upon any declarations of faith, glorification of a deity, or any type of creed or dogma. 

Sep 26, 2018 - 05:11 PM IST
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Sri Ganesha as the Cosmic Guru

India since the time of the Veda, which means knowledge, has always been a knowledge-oriented civilization.

Sep 13, 2018 - 08:04 AM IST
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Krishna and the Mahabharata hold lessons on the challenges of today's India

The Mahabharata is the most important book for India as a nation as well for Hindu Dharma, and has been so for many centuries.

Sep 2, 2018 - 08:56 AM IST
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Why India's ancient Rigveda remains one of humanity's most important books

The Rigveda is the oldest of India's ancient Vedic texts, extending back by traditional estimates to 3000 BCE or earlier.

Aug 20, 2018 - 06:46 PM IST
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