Hinduism Quotes (293 quotes)
The gods speak in Kannada
Photo: Special Arrangement. The Bhagavadgita is among the most revered texts of literature and philosophy. It has universal appeal irrespective of region, religion, sect or creed. This is because what the Gita says is more ethical than theological. The world over we see translations of the Gita, as it is with the Bible, and has been guiding the destinies of people across the globe, speaking different languages and belonging to different cultures. They make for a wide range as well: from highly scholarly expositions to simple popular essays.
Hinduism is the third largest religion of the world and the most observed religious traditions of India. It is the largest religion in Karnataka , the southwest Indian state. Several great empires and dynasties have ruled over Karnataka and many of them have contributed richly to the growth of Hinduism, its temple culture and social development. These developments have reinforced the "Householder tradition", which is of disciplined domesticity, though the saints who propagated Hinduism in the state and in the country were themselves ascetics. The Bhakti movement , of Hindu origin, is devoted to the worship of Shiva and Vishnu ; it had a telling impact on the sociocultural ethos of Karnataka from the 12th century onwards. Karnataka was the birthplace of several notable Hindu movements. The Vishishtadvaita philosopher Ramanuja , considered a saint in Sri Sampradaya , fled from persecution by the Shaiva Chola dynasty of Tamil Nadu , and stayed in Karnataka from —
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Kalburgi in File Photo: V. Sreenivasa Murthy. Kalburgi, who was shot dead here on Sunday morning, was an erudite scholar and an authority on the Vachana literature. But at the same time, he was often in the news for his rational research findings, which led to controversies and conflicts, with the right-wing groups taking exception to his views. Though Prof. Kalburgi was an expert in realms like ancient scripture, Halegannada, grammar, literature, culture, and folk arts among others, his stubborn nature landed him in controversies.