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Another Western Hindu blog: Indian love story

The Indian Love Story blog

The Indian Love Story blog

Lauren left a comment saying: “I am also a white British Hindu. I am married and living in India”.

Her blog “Indian love story” (now renamed “English Wife, Indian Life“) tells the story of personal journey of her and her husband.

This is a very romantic story. She writes

“India instantanously felt like home, probably because home is where the heart is…

True love has no boundaries

I have added this blog to my page “Westerners following Hinduism“.

Other Blog News

I have decided to make a separate page for blogs by Westerners influenced by Hinduism. I have moved two blogs from the “Westerners following Hinduism” page here. I think that both sets of blogs are worth listing but should be kept seperate.

Another Western Hindu Blog – Divya jñāna

Screenshot of the divya jñāna blog

The Divya jñāna blog

Divya jñāna is a blog by an African American ex-Christian blogger Anna. She is very new to Sanatana Dharma, but judging from the list of books that she has either read or is reading she is learning fast.

Among other things she has written about how meditation has helped her with PTSD, and how she came to find the path of Sanatana Dharma – by googling Buddhism!

I will add this blog to my list of blogs by Western followers of Hinduism.

Another Blog by a Western Hindu: Volara

Volara blog

Allegra contacted me and told me about her blog, volara. She  is a student at Princeton University and a follower of Gaudiya Vaishnavism.  Gaudiya Vaishnavism is usually associated with ISKCON, and Allegra’s path has taken that direction so far, though there are other linages within this tradition.   She writes about both about her studies and her personal spiritual journey.

She also feels sympathy for Muslims in America and writes about Islam. I know that this is likely to be controversial, but it seems to me that even if Pakistani and Bangladeshi Muslims victimise Hindus, it does not mean that it is right for Hindus in America  not to be treated equally.

I have added her blog to my list of blogs by Western followers of Hinduism.

Another Western Hindu Blog: Ridiculously Reverent

ridiculously reverent blog

ridiculously reverent blog

Thanks to the  commenter ‘S’ for letting me know about this blog.

The Ridiculously Reverent  blog is by kāmya, an American woman living in Canada. she is a vedic Hindu, a devout devotee of Indra. She writes as a devotee to share her love of Indra and her ideas.  She is currently blogging about a pilgrimage to India and Nepal, I will be interested to see the itinerary and what she gains from it spiritually.

I have added this blog to my page listing blogs by Western followers of Sanātana Dharma.

Another blog by a Western Hindu – The Accidental Hindu

The Accidental Hindu blog

A while ago I had a message from someone saying “not all Western Hindus are white Hindus”. I was going to write something about this (and I still might) but in the meantime the sender of that message has started her own blog, “The Accidental Hindu“.

She was born in the West Indies, and describes herself as a black Hindu. She writes under the name T.A.H, and describes her spiritual path from a Catholic and Seven Day Adventist  upbringing to Hinduism. Like me she has visited other faiths on the way! She mentions feeling at home with vedanta philosophy, so I think that her blog probably belongs in the smarta section, but I will leave it in the “Blogs Yet to be Classified” section until I have read more. She has a very clear and readable writing style, making her story easy to read.  I have added the blog to my page of blogs by Westerners Following Hinduism.

A new blog by a Western Hindu – Western Sanātana Dharma

Western Sanātana Dharma

The Western Sanātana Dharma blog

Thanks to the commenter ‘S’ for pointing out this new blog to me.

This blog is by Alicia, a high-school student in New York State. Her blog is relatively new and she describes her first steps in Sanatana Dharma. She appears to have an affinity with Ma Durga and Shri Ganesha. I wish her well with her spiritual path, and I have added the blog to my page of blogs by Westerners Following Hinduism.

Also on the same page I have linked the entry for “Adorations to Amma” to Stacey’s Flicr profile. Her myspace blog has been flagged inactive for a while and I think she has moved on from this. Her photostream is  highly individual and forms a visual act of guru-puja. She is obviously very visually orientated and this is really different from most other blogs.

The Shatkona blog is back!

GaneshaThe Shatkona blog is back in the list of blogs by Western Hindus. I had previously removed the blog when the blogger announced that he was returning to Catholicism, Those of you who have been following his blog will know that he has come to realise that this was attached to both Catholicism and Hinduism, and later discovered that his attachment to Catholicism is more nostalgia than true spiritual feeling.

I have been wondering whether to add his blog back for a while. A few days ago I emailed the author and said that I would leave it up to him, when and if he felt ready I would add it back to the list. Today I received a simple email saying “Please re-add my blog, my path is Sanatana Dharma”. I feel that its very auspicious that he made this decision on Ganesha Chaturthi.

The image of Ganesha is from the collection of images from “What is Hinduism” released rights-free by the Himalayan Academy.

Another new blog, by an American Shakta

Insights of an American Shakta blog

Thanks to a commenter calling themselves ‘S’ for letting me know about this new blog.

The “Insights of an American Shakta” blog describes the discovery, devotion and experiences of an American-born devotee of Devi. He describes how after years of intellectual searching an encounter with Maa Durga put him on the shakti path, realising that:

The Divine Feminine Reality Whose Cosmic Play Ever Reveals and Conceals Herself, stepped out of the web of maya made manifest by Herself, and was revealed to me within my heart of hearts, from where She had always existed.

This relatively new blog looks very interesting. I have added it to my page listing blogs by Westerners following Hinduism.

Another blog by a Western convert to Hinduism

The Anglo Hindu Blog

I have just discovered a new blog by a blog from an English follower of Sanatana Dharma who now lives in Florida. He has an affinity with Krishna and other Avatars. His blog is aimed at people who are new to Hinduism.

The Anglo Hindu Blog already has some interesting articles. I have added it to my list of blogs by Western converts to Hinduism.

Another Western Hindu Blog

Also Hindu blog by another Western Hindu

The "Also Hindu" blog

I have added the blog of another Western convert to Hinduism to my list page. This is a blog called Also Hindu by “HappyGoth“. There are some thoughtful posts, and I will be interested to see how the site develops.

Thanks to Aamba’s “The White Hindu” blog for letting us know about this blog.


Two Western Hindus following Vaishnava path

A Western Ramanandi blog

I have come across two more blogs belonging to Westerners who have taken the path of Hinduism. The first is “A Western Ramanandi” , written by Kodanda who is following the Ramanandi sect. This is a relatively new blog, but Kodanda, the author, has already written some very insightful posts about how he came to follow Sanatana Dharma.

The Ramanandi sect is widespread in India, though has comparatively few Western followers. I found it interesting that Kodanda initially found the Ramanandi sect, started to follow another path, then came back to it. This is very like my experience with the Himalayan Academy.

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Another Westerner Living Hindu Dharma

"Bamboo Thoughts" Blog

I have come across the blog of another Westerner following Sanatana Dharma. He has a new  blog, “Bamboo Thoughts“. He follows “Sri Eknath Easwaran’s Eight Point Program of passage meditation“, which I don’t know much about but sounds like a form of neo-Hinduism. Again, another Westerner following another path, showing again the great diversity of Hinduism.