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Hinduism: Geography and Citizenship

These links have been carefully selected and were considered relevant and suitable for school use at the time of checking. Clicking on them will take you to other web sites over which we have no control. If you have any doubts or concerns please check what is at the other end before using them in lessons. If you find any broken, re-directed or dead links please let us know.

  • * Religious Tolerance Org
    A general introduction to Hinduism, it's history, the caste system, and texts.

    * Hinduism at
    This is a wide ranging site covering topics as diverse as the 2006 Hindu calendar, beliefs and practices, gurus and saints, and Hinduism for beginners.

    Although this is mainly a site about being a vegetarian, it has interesting sections on the religious reasons for not eating meat. In particular it considers the karmic consequences, vegetarianism in Hinduism, scriptures against killing and meat eating and the views of Hindu religious leaders on not harming others.

    * Saiva Sidhdhantha Home Page
    Spirituality, Yoga & Hinduism are all covered on these pages. The screen text is rather small and the language a little complex at times, however there is a wealth of information here.

    * Ganesh, God of India Symbol and presence
    This site is dedicated to Ganesh, the elephant head God. There are many pages including audio files, images and well written articles covering everything you could ever wish to know about Ganesh. If you want to know the names of Ganesh, read about the myths and legends, or find a Ganesh temple, you will find it here.

    * Mahatma Gandhi
    A Place to learn about Gandhi, his life, work and philosophy. This comprehensive site is regularly updated and maintained by non-profit Gandhian Organizations in India and has a wealth of information and material for researchers, students, activists and anyone interested in Gandhi.

    * Hindu Festivals for the year
    A detailed Hindu festival list for current year. This is an online Hindu Vedic calendar including details of the festivals for the last few years, and links to Christian and Muslin festivals too.

    * Bhagavad - Gita online
    A vast amount of information about the Bhagavad - Gita and Lord Krishna. There is also a very useful page all about cows, why they are sacred, how you should treat them, and what happens if you disrespect one.

    * The Hindu Universe
    This site covers many topics and is full of useful information on topics usch as hindu marriage, lifestyle, recent news, events, dhasrma and links to other sites. The down side is that it features rather a lot of adverts on some pages, including one for screensavers with bikini clad girls.

    * Bhajans (Texts and Audio)
    Several pages with links to audio files and streaming audio Bhajans. Also links to Stotras, Bhajan Scripts in Hindi (with Audio),Shlokas and Chaaliisaas. NOTE: When last visited, this site had an advert for screen savers that occasionally showed an image of a woman in a bikini - you have been warned :-)

    * Hindu Council
    Home of the Hindu Council. This page contains a brief account of the history and aims of Hinduism. This is a useful starting point for web quests and general research activities.

    * Download Mp3 Music
    Listen & Download Music at Good quality mp3 music in genres like Indian classical, instrumental, Sufi, new age, meditation, devotional, by top artists from India. Good background for lessons, meditation and relaxation.


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