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From: Pavithra Thiruvengadam (tpavit_at_yahoo.com)
Date: Wed Aug 29 2001 - 06:51:19 PDT

Hello everybody
I'm Pavithra Thiruvengadam and I am a very new member
of this mailing group. I'm not highly knowledgable in
any of these discussions that take place on this list
and its primarily due to this reason that I joined it.
To learn more.

I completely agree that facts about Hinduism is highly
misconstrued and presented on TV shows. I also feel
that quite a majority of Hindus dont know about their
own religion. What is the point in bringing about
awareness to people who dont concern our religion when
we cant do the same to the ones belonging to our
religion. If at all there is an awareness rally, it
should be aimed at followers of Hinduism first. 
I'm sure knowledge would add value to their beliefs.

Pavithra.
 
--- Srivatsa Kadambi <athreya9375@yahoo.com> wrote:
> || Srimathe Ramanujaya namaha ||
> || Om namo bhagavathe vAsudhevAya ||
> 
> Dear Bhaktas,
> Last evening, I went home as usual around 7ish
> tired.
> While casually(lazily) surfing the TV channels. The
> Discovery channel caught my attention. It was a
> program - collection of stories about doom of the
> universe from various religions. I waited curiously
> to
> know what might they say about our version. Finally
> they did talk about it (“Hindus believe that..”) To
> my
> surprise, they never mentioned the word ‘pralaya’
> they
> mentioned about Brahma Vishnu and Shiva. Also they
> pictured a Brahmin look alike playing with few
> circular blocks of differet sizes to form pyramids. 
> The depiction was very vague and short. I felt it
> was
> not fair to attempt on such a strong topic without
> much information about it. 
> Not just this, few days back, I saw National
> Geographic Society talking about ‘spirituality in
> India’ and they were showing some fair held in a
> south
> Indian village, the kind where you see stuff like
> people piercing their tongue. 
> I agree that these are seen in India but they are
> not
> just that. Feel free to disagree with me. Can we do
> something to bring better awareness about these? Or
> should we answer the the question "Is it worth it?"
> before. I guess you got adiens’ point of concern.
> dAsan Srivatsa
> 
> 
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