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All religious leaders should sign a document of universal ethics rejecting any exceptions to it in the name of theology. No human being is condemned or damned, evil or wrong by belief alone. It is …
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If it is taken to be true that selling the skin of cows is a crime, one must question the “Defenders of the Cow” as to why they do not target the companies that engage in the slaughter, a question …
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Neither Bernie Sanders nor Donald Trump was the beneficiary of the complex of interests that for so long have dominated US policy. While Sanders has given way to Hillary Clinton, Trump has managed …
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The two political fronts of Kerala joining together in the Kerala Assembly to unanimously condemn terror can only be considered as a paper commitment when the Marxist Government, just as its predec…
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A wilful defaulter is one who fails to repay the lender despite being able to, or uses the funds meant for repayment for other activities. – Madhura Karnik Indian banks are in trouble, and th…
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If you are sincere, Dr Naik, you will realise that the wisdom of your ancestors scores high over the worldview and the mind-set of Abrahamic religions. The attitude of “We alone are right and you g…
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“Officials do not understand the importance of this ecosystem and are blindly cutting down trees,” said writer Kumar Ambayeran. The Tamil Nadu government’s move to widen the girivalam p…
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Sir, The proposed widening of the Arunachala Girivalam / Pradakshina road by the Tiruvannamalai administration will lead to an irreplaceable loss of ancient trees, forest lands, sacred groves, and cause considerable damage to sacred tanks and temples. The farmers whose lands will be acquired for the...
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Mayawati is not trying to abolish caste; what she is trying to do is build a political super-caste by latching on to atrocities on Dalits and developing a larger tale of common victimhood that will…
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In its recent leak of 20,000 Democratic National Convention emails from January 2015 to May 2016, DNC staff discuss how to deal with Bernie Sanders’ popularity as a challenge to Clinton’s candidacy…
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Something is fishy about the Una Dalit flogging incident. Media cries it is one more incident of Hindu fundamentalism, but here are some shocking facts which prove otherwise! – SayNoToSoldMed…
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Sarasvaty abhi no neṣi vasyo māpa spharīḥ payasā mā na ā dhak | juṣasva naḥ sakhyā veśyā ca mā tvat kśetrāṇy araṇyāni ganma || (“Please do not deny us your water, O Sarasvati! Please do not spurn u…
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Ishwar Sharan is author of the comprehensive study of the St. Thomas in India legend called THE MYTH OF SAINT THOMAS AND THE MYLAPORE SHIVA TEMPLE.
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Canadian author Ishwar Sharan is a Smarta Dashanami sannyasi called Swami Devananda Saraswati, who took his Vedic initiation from a renowned mahamandaleswar at Prayag in 1977. His purvasrama family were middle class professionals and God-fearing Protestant Christians. He did not complete high school and is self-educated through reading books on all subjects, with a special interest in religion and history. He has travelled extensively in Canada, USA, Europe, North Africa, West Asia and India. His experiences during these wandering years include service in a communist kibbutz during the Six Day War in Israel and some months spent in retreat in a Franciscan hermitage near Assisi, Italy. En route to India by road in 1967, he visited the places that his child-hood hero, Alexander the Great, had visited on his expedition to India in the 4th century BCE. Later he tried without success to visit Babylon near Baghdad, where Alexander had died, and Ctesephon on the Tigris where his beloved spiritual hero, Julian the Apostate, had been martyred by a trusted Christian officer.

Under the pen name ISHWAR SHARAN, Swami Devananda wrote the comprehensive study of the St. Thomas in India legend, The Myth of Saint Thomas and the Mylapore Shiva Temple, published by Voice of India, New Delhi.

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THE MYTH OF SAINT THOMAS AND THE MYLAPORE SHIVA TEMPLE has gone into three editions and is famous in India and abroad even though the mainstream Indian media refuse to review it.
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A Review of Beef in Ancient India
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A detailed review of animal sacrifice and cow slaughter in the various texts of Vedic India. With commentaries. Published by Gita Press, Gor