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Another Western Hindu blog: the Lakshya Yoga Blog

The Lakshya yoga blog

The Lakshya yoga blog

The Lakshya yoga blog is by Lakshya, a yoga instructor, follower of vedanta, and advocate of natural and organic living. Her guru is Pujya Sri Swami Dayananda Saraswati, founder of the Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, Coimbatore, India, where she is currently studying.

Se writes about Vedanta, well-being and natural living, and yoga and meditation practices. This is a fairly new blog but it has some interesting, clear, and straight to the point articles.

I have added this blog to my list of blogs by Western Hindus.

Two more Blogs

Thanks to “curious” to alerting me to the Barefoot Justine blog, and to Shiva Setep-en Het-Heru for alerting me to The Los Perspective.


The barefoot Justine Blog

The barefoot Justine Blog

Barefoot Justine is a veteran illustrator  and author of graphic novels whose work has appeared in DC Comics, Dungeons & Dragons products and numerous other publications. She describes herself as a Hindu, and writes:

For years I had been lost to agnosticism and had sought relief in Taoism, Buddhism, revisited Christianity, and had eventually given up on spirituality altogether. I was no longer seeking, then, quite unexpectedly I was called by Lord Shiva. Here is where I will tell that story and share those thoughts. Om Namah Shivaya!

Her blog includes many of her illustrations, including Hindu-related images. I have added this blog to my list of blogs by Western converts to Hinduism.


The los Perspective Blog

The los Perspective Blog

The Los perspective is a very professional looking blog by an Argentine-American follower of Wicca who is heavily influenced by Hinduism. It is worth browsing the Hinduism category and the Wicca/Pagan category to get a feeling of the diverse influences on the blogger, who describes himself as a “Shivaist Wiccan”.

I have added this blog to my list of blogs by Westerners influenced by Hinduism.

Another Western Hindu blog: Why I love Hinduism

The "Why I love Hinduism" blog

The “Why I love Hinduism” blog

The Why I love Hinduism blog is by Jura Nanuk, an American with Eutopean and Native American ancestry. He writes of seeing a picture of MahaVishnu:

I saw a picture of Mahā-Viṣṇu reclining on the Causal Ocean emanating universes from his pores, and for me it was the moment when all the Western science I studied came together with all the complex imagery I had seen.

He appears to have  a vedic philosophy with a vaishnava outlook. I have only just started reading his comprehensive blog.

Another Western Hindu blog: Maria Wirth Blog

Screenshot of the Maria Wirth Blog

Maria Wirth Blog

Thanks to Surya alerted me to the Maria Wirth blog.

This blog is by Maria Wirth, a German who learned about Hinduism on a holiday after finishing her psychology studies at Hamburg University. She continued to live in India and followed the Hindu tradition after meeting Sri Anandamayi Ma and Devaraha Baba.

She sees is concerned that the concerted efforts of missionaries to prevent the great spiritual and cultural traditions of Hinduism from being passed on to future generations.

I have added her to my page listing Western Hindu blogs. At the same time I have marked s few blogs inactive, those which have not had any posts this year.

An interesting blog – A Modern Hindu Reveals

A screenshot of the "A Modern Hindu Reveals" blog

“A Modern Hindu Reveals” blog

I recently received an email from “Shree”, a Hindu in Singapore, who has just started a new blog “A Modern Hindu Reveals

Shree was inspired by my article “Questioning your faith“, and the “Modern Hindu Reveals”  blog certainly tackles some controversial issues and comes to thoughtful conclusions. Even if you disagree with the views expressed you will understand how Shree has come to them through genuine thought and  compassion.

I particularly enjoyed the post “The Demigod Paradox“, which explains why devotees of guardians, local Gods, and other Gods that are sometimes considered as inferior or on a lesser path. Continue reading

Another blog by a Western Hindu: Bbrhaspati’s 4th pilgrimage to india

Bbrhaspati's 4th pilgrimage to india blog

This blog by brhaspati, who is a follower of Advaita Vedanta philosophy.  He wrote to me recently telling me of his blog. He has travelled extensively in India and this blog is about his pilgrimage  in 2010.

I have added his blog to my page listing blogs by Western converts to Hinduism.

Other news in blogs by Westerners Following Hinduism

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Another Blog by a Western Hindu: Ardhanarishwar

Screensot of the ardhanarishwar blog

The ardhanarishwar blog

The ardhanarishwar blog by Dhrishti clearly describes the concepts behind the non-dual Advaita Vedanta school of Hinduism. He has an interesting style, not writing directly about himself but relvealing a lot indirectly by the way he describes things. He is clearly influenced by “The Seven Stars of Hinduism” by  Dileep Thatte.

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

Another Blog by a Western Hindu: Rajanaka Sammelana

screenshot of the Rajanaka Sammelana blog

Rajanaka Sammelana blog

Thank you to Dhyan, who left a comment, telling me about this blog.  The Rajanaka Sammelana blog is an established blog by Douglas Brooks, am a professional scholar and a teacher of the traditions of Rajanaka Yoga. He explores the path of Tanric yoga, as taught by Rajanaka Gopalaiyar Sundaramoorthy. He discusses many subjects in depth, including Sanskrit, the Gita, Kashmiri Saivism.

I have added this blog to my list of blogs by Western converts to Hinduism.

Another Western Hindu Blog: Rolling with Vishnu

Rolling With Vishnu blog

I previously mentioned treadmarkz, and his blog about disability “Leaving Treadmarkz Across the Universe“. Well, treadmarkz has now started a blog about his spiritual journey in Sanatana Dharma, “Rolling with Vishnu“.

Treadmarkz is a paraplegic devotee of Vishnu. He writes:

My Wheelchair is my chariot and Lord Vishnu is my charioteer as I fight the battles of life.

Treadmarkz is inspired by Swami Vidyadhishananda Giri and Paramahansa Yogananda. I believe that Treadmarkz is doing a service to Hinduism by blogging as a disabled blogger, as many non-Hindus misunderstand karma as blaming people with disabilities for their condition. Nobody should see someone’s condition in this life as a punishment or reward for past karmas. Who is to say that ultimately someone living a life without struggle, when they concentrate on superficial pleasures, isn’t the disadvantaged one.

I have added his blog to my “Westerners Following Hinduism” page, which lists blogs by Western converts to Hinduism.

Some news about blogs

Leaving Treadmarkz Across the Universe

Leaving Treadmarkz Across the Universe blog

I have some updates about some blogs, but first I want to mention a blog that is not specifically related to Hinduism. The blogger, “treadmarkz”, left a comment  here, saying that my story also described  happened to him when he “searched for something and found Hinduism“. Thradmarkz was born with spina bifida, and his blog  talks about his experiences, to help others with disability. I was particularly interested in his posting about when the British football coach Glenn Hoddel was sacked for expressing a belief in reincarnation. I remember being outraged by that at the time, even though it was long before I became a Hindu. Maybe something from my past lives was shaping my opinions even then. I think that a lot of people misunderstand what Hinduism says about disability, we can never simplistically say “that person must have led a bad life previously”. Treadmarkz has done us great service by discussing this issue openly to an audience of people with disabilities. If you read this treadmarz, thank you.

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Another Western Hindu Blog- Mahaprana: Sanskrit, Yoga Philosophy & Transpersonal Counseling

The Mahaprana Blog

A commenter has just informed me about the blog “Mahaprana: Sanskrit, Yoga Philosophy & Transpersonal Counseling“. The blog is  by Joshua Michaell a Saiva Hindu who teaches  Sanskrit, Yoga, Philosophy, and Meditation.  He writes about his travels, tea and a wide variety of subjects with a spiritual connection.

I have added this blog to my page listing blogs by Western Hindus. I have also marked some blogs on the page which have not had recent activity as inactive.

Another blog by a Western Hindu – Sons of Gods: The Mahabharata

Sons of Gods: The Mahabharata blog

The author of this blog, Aruna Sharan, left a comment om my post “Not all Western Hindus are white Hindus”, telling me about her blog.

She is a is a black Hindu who grew up in Guyana, South America, and a follower of path is Vedanta Advaita, as taught by Ramana Maharshi. The blog is mainly about her monumental effort to produce an English version of the Mahābhārata story. She is aiming to produce a version  which  will be  “a book the length of an average novel, a continuous story distilled down to its vital essence but dramatised so as to captivate the reader, with living, breathing characters, spiritually alive and written in an accessible style yet retaining the powerful spirit of the original”.  Continue reading