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March 29, 2024

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RAAG DARSHAN

Swatantrata, Sanskriti and Sangeet The Hindu University of America celebrated 75 years of India’s independence with the release of a music video titled ‘Raag Darshan’ composed by its faculty member, Dr. Kanniks Kannikeswaran. This magnum opus was released in a formal online ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ event on Sunday the 14th of August. Raag Darshan is a musical, lyrical, and visual tribute to the timeless Indian ideals and traditions, in a garland of 75 ragas, with lyrics in the Sanskrit language, with contemporary orchestration, sung by a number of popular voices. Conceived, written, composed, and arranged by Dr Kanniks Kannikeswaran, this music video is a monumental work that strives to present a sense of ‘Wonderment’ in a collaboration across time-zones and regions. The 18-minute-long composition is presented in 4 roughly equal parts titled – ‘The Civilization’, ‘Sacred Geography’, ‘Colors of India’ and ‘Yoga’. A string of 75 ragas with the names of ragas embedded in the Sanskrit supported with powerful visuals from all over India, and a series of captions, this music video is a once in a generation kind of production. The lyrical component of the composition is inspired by the Tamil works of Mahakavi Subramanya Bharati. The form of the Ragamalika is inspired by […] read more
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GUN-VIOLENCE AND DHARMA – PART II

The Hindu University of America (HUA) was founded in 1989 and granted authorization in 1993 to give students a special academic setting in which to study the knowledge systems derived from Vedic thought and those that have since emerged—that is, the philosophies, customs, cultures, and civilizations that have come to be known as Hinduism in the public imagination. As another example, of the way Kshatriya Dharma worked in traditional India, and continues to work is illustrated in the contrast offered by the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine, through the images of innocent civilians in hospitals, schools and other gathering venues ripped apart by weapons of large-scale destruction. These images reek of the Adharmic conduct of war. In stark contrast, wars in ancient and traditional India were confined to the specific swim lanes designated by the warring sides, with the fighting engaged only by Kshatriyas, while the broader community i.e., all other Varnas and Jatis, carried on with its daily activities, certain that the war and violence will not spill over into the non-Kshatriya spheres. Those were the rules of engagement generally accepted and followed on both sides in a Dharmic culture. This principle even sustains today’s India, that is […] read more
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GUN-VIOLENCE AND DHARMA – PART I

The Hindu University of America (HUA) was founded in 1989 and granted authorization in 1993 to give students a special academic setting in which to study the knowledge systems derived from Vedic thought and those that have since emerged—that is, the philosophies, customs, cultures, and civilizations that have come to be known as Hinduism in the public imagination. Yet another episode of the ever-more-familiar sequence of a random act of violence, the loss of innocent lives, the tremendous sadness that we all share in the wake of such loss, and the “thoughts and prayers” that inevitably follow them, as well as the predictable deadlock and painful helplessness in terms of any real action on ground, from the country’s leadership is playing out once more on the American Independence Day of 2022. In the USA, at least, the possibility that we (as in any one of us) may any day become a victim of a random act of violence in the schools, colleges, campuses, theatres, concerts, at the supermarket, and even at the Fourth of July parade is increasingly real. Are these acts of violence aberrations? Or have they become the norm in an advanced civilized society like the USA? Is […] read more
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CERTIFICATE IN HINDU CIVILIZATIONAL STUDIES (CHCS)

The Certificate program in Hindu Civilizational Studies (C.H.C.S) is a 12-credit hour program with an in-depth exploration of the Hindu Civilization from a Hindu perspective. It provides the student with a grounded understanding of Hindu Dharma as one of the oldest, continuous, and still thriving cultures of the world. It unfolds the paradigm of Dharma, i.e., sustainability or natural order, through an exploration of its culture and knowledge traditions. This program enables the student to discover, reconnect and become profoundly established in the paradigm of Sanatana Dharma through a systematic study of the Hindu Civilization. Certificate in Hindu Civilizational Studies It comprises of 2 parts- 1.Exploring Hinduism – a set of courses to gain an understanding of Sanatana Dharma and Hindu thought – the bedrock of the Hindu Civilization, by exploring the history, facets, and practices of this culture, which is based on the principles of Dharma at its core. What is Sanatana Dharma? What is Hinduism? When did Hinduism start? Who is a Hindu? What makes Hindus different? Does Hindu thought have relevance in today’s world? Answers to such questions can be found in this “Exploring Hinduism” set of courses. 2.Hindu Contributions To The World – a set of courses to learn […] read more
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CERTIFICATE PROGRAM IN BHAGAVAD GEETA THROUGH SANSKRIT (BGTS) | HUA

The Hindu University of America’s Certificate Program in Bhagavad Gita through Sanskrit gives a four-year serious program of review that gets ready starting understudies, i.e., with no earlier familiarity or information on Sanskrit, to accomplish capability in Bhagavad Geeta through the Sanskrit (Samskritam) language. In this program, the personnel will lead the understudies section by refrain, in arrangement through the Bhagavad Geeta, while at the same time unfurling both the implications of the stanzas as well as the subtleties of the language. This program expects to empower the understudies to concentrate on the Bhagavad Geeta straightforwardly without interpretation or intervention, and gain capability in conversational Sanskrit, i.e., the capacity to talk smoothly and appreciate without any problem. Toward the finish of this program, understudies will actually want to get to other Shastras in the Sanskrit language easily all alone.  This program watches out for an establishment enlightening game plan for understudies of any age going from Discretionary School onwards. It is relegated at starting understudies enthusiastically to become familiar with another dialect, as well as people who race to draw in with the Bhagavad Geeta, in its unique language. No past information on Sanskrit is typical next to data on […] read more
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