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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Why the practice of Yoga should begin with Ayurveda

Most people today practice Yoga, particularly asana and pranayama, for health benefits, extending to meditation for its ability to improve our psychological wellbeing. 

Aug 7, 2018 - 07:36 AM IST

The profound relevance of Vedic knowledge today

When people today learn about India's ancient Vedas they discover a tradition perhaps 5,000 years old, guided by illumined seers living in harmony with nature, chanting arcane mantras, and performi

Jul 26, 2018 - 03:31 PM IST