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July/August/September 2012 Kindle Edition

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The July/August/September 2012 issue of our flagship magazine travels the worlds: the outside and inside worlds, that is.

On the Outside

Travel with us to an amazing mela just outside of Mysore, India. We did! The Hinduism Today editor attended the five-day festival in January as a chief guest of the Suttur Mutt and its spiritual head, Sri Shivaratri Desikendra. For over 1,000 years this festival has been held, drawing some 400,000 pilgrims this year. The JSS Jathra, as they call it, is part carnival, part pilgrimage, part state fair, part musical concert and part Disneyland. Our article takes you inside the event, but more importantly inside the institution that runs it. Suttur Mutt is among India's best-kept secrets, a massive institution (with education, medical and agricultural projects that are nothing short of mind-boggling) that is founded on the Lingayat/Virasaiva tradition. Enough said.

Other major articles include the Sanskrit renaissance, the beleagured Afgan Hindus who are fleeing to Germany, and a new US Supreme Court ruling that will impact Hindus in important ways.

On the Inside

We seldom get too esoteric for our readers, but we may have gone over the edge this time. Our 16-page Insight on Sadasiva: Five Powers of Siva is a philosophical tour de force that seeks, ambitiously, to explain the Hindu view of cosmic evolution and, in the bargain, the essence of Divinity. Even with the charts and graphics, this is a challenging article that will give readers a new appreciation for the profundity (and subtle complexity) of the Hindu view of creation. It is accompanied by the extraordinary original artwork of Pieter Veltevrede, the amazing Amsterdam-based master who did the faces of Siva just for this piece.

Our Publisher's Desk editorial charts new territory in the understanding of yoga. Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami has been traveling the globe, encountering the very different ways various traditions and schools look at yoga. From this broad experience he crafts a piece called "Which Yoga Should I Follow?" If you thought you had a handle on the simple definitions of karma, bhakti, raja and jnana yoga, think again. Here is the real story.

And there Is More

The issue has stories on how Christians stormed the N.Y. Diwali festival, a controversial Hindu view on gay marriage, Kabir's devotional songs revisited, the lighter side of Sanskrit, insights on ecology and one woman's touching tale of seeing her beloved father through his last days on Earth.

As usual, our Global Dharma digest tells you what's happening around the world in the Hindu family, Quotes & Quips offers a humor-rich respite from the mean-old-world and Digital Dharma gives you the scoop on how technology is being used to support Hinduism. With stunning photos and in-depth articles, you don't want to miss this issue!

The latest issue of Hinduism Today for July/August/September 2012 may be ordered online at www.minimela.com in single copies and in multiple copies at discounted prices.

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