Wellingtonians to know more about Bhagavad Gita

Extracted Content –  While the Bhagavad Gita is widely regarded as the most sacred Book of the Hindus, not many understand its teachings, advice and implications in life. Most people know that Lord Krishna (Lord Vishnu) ‘delivered’ the Gita to Arjuna at the Battle of Kurukshetra explaining why means also justify the end (‘Dharma’ or Righteousness is always the victor)…

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Downpour of Carnatic Music in June

Venkat Raman –  venkat@indiannewslink.co.nz Carnatic music lovers can expect a heavy downpour next month. The New Zealand Carnatic Music Society (NZCMS) is putting together a three-day festival that would witness not only blossoming singers and senior artistes from our own families but also a group of professional musicians from Tamil Nadu. The Society’s annual ‘Sangeethothsavam’ (Music Festival) will be held…

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Corrections

In the report titled, Exponent and students extol virtues of Lord Rama,’ by Dr Prathyusha Vikrant published in our May 1, 2016 issue, two errors occurred at the Copy Desk, both of which escaped the attention of the Editor. Please read the relevant portions of the Report as follows: The programme began with ‘Maha Ganapathim,’ a Meenakshi Dikshitar (not Muthuswami Dikshitar)…

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There is nothing more human than the right to live

Venkat Raman –  venkat@indiannewslink.co.nz Friends call him ‘A Gentleman among Police Officers,’ colleagues say he promotes self-discipline and members of the community describe him as ‘A person who works hard towards safer communities.’ The reality is that Police Inspector Rakesh Naidoo is a firm believer in equal opportunity to every human being to lead a progressive life. That was perhaps…

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Tamil God sends his Devotees to Auckland Temple

Venkat Raman –  venkat@indiannewslink.co.nz As the South Auckland based Thiru Subramaniyar Aalayam marked the first anniversary of its inauguration from April 21 to April 23, 2016, it also welcomed two full-time priests from Tamil Nadu. Anniversary Festival ‘Varsha Poorthi’ (Anniversary) festivities commenced on the evening of April 21 and continued with Morning and Evening Prayers on the following days with…

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