What Is Dharma: Buddhist and Hindu Dharma

Dharma is an essential concept to Buddhism and Hinduism, but it is also one of the least understood.

Hinduism 101: An Introduction To The Hindu Religion

Hinduism is the oldest living religion in the world, and is based on ancient texts known as the Vedas, as well as prehistoric animist religions which existed in the Mohenjo Daro civilization. Indian people commonly refer to Hinduism by the more traditional phrase Eternal Religion (sanatana dharma) and the religion is as wonderfully complex as...

The Rig Veda: Hinduism's Early Bible

The Rig Veda is considered "The Ultimate Source" and is as close as there is to a Hindu Bible.

Mudras: Sacred Hand Gestures In Buddhism and Hinduism

Did you know that the different hand gestures all have a deep meaning in Buddhist and Hindu art?

Mahashivaratri: Celebration Of Lord Shiva

While many gods and goddesses have a day devoted to them, Shiva has a night devoted to Him instead.

The Mahabharata: A Hindu Epic of War, Virtue, And Salvation

The Mahabharata is one of the most important Hindu religious books. So why is it so misunderstood.

How To Get A Hug From Amma

If you haven't been hugged by Amma yet, read here to find out how you can get your hug.

The Holi Festival of Hinduism

The Holi Festival is one of the most colorful and vibrant of all Hindu celebrations.

What Are The Vedas

A reader sent us a question (actually several questions) by e-mail regarding the Vedas, which are the ultimate religious texts in Hinduism. They are the earliest texts and devotees believe that they are the ultimate authroity on religious and spiritual matters. While we have a page with some general information about the Vedas, we unfortunately...

Hindu Temples In The USA

A brief list of the names of some of the Hindu temples in the USA. Please see our directory for a more complete list.

Hindu Glossary of Religious Terms

This Hindu Glossary explains many of the most important terms in Hinduism.

Differences Between Buddhism and Hinduism

Buddhism and Hinduism have a common past, and while there are many similar beliefs between the two religions, there are just as many differences between the Buddhist and Hindu faiths.

The Bhagavad Gita: The Song Of God

The Bhagavad Gita is often translated as The Song of the Celestial One, and is part of the Mahabharata epic. It is one of the best guides of the Indian approach to life. The Baghavad Gita is the discourse given by Lord Krishna to Arjuna just before the great war at Kurukshetra. In the Baghavad...