Dev Sanskriti University Foundation

Dev Sanskriti University Foundation, Inc. is a Massachusetts non-profit organized and operated for the exclusive benefit of the Dev Sanskriti University.

Foundation exempt under Internal Revenue Code sec. 501(c)(3) effective 19-MAR-2015. Public Charity Status:170(b)(1)(A)(vi)

The purpose of the corporation is to engage in educational, scientific, cultural and charitable activities, including, but not limited to:

(a) advancing and endowing growth and development of the Dev Sanskriti University.
(b) cultivating global collaboration initiatives of Dev Sanskriti University.
(c) offering scholarships, fellowships, assistant ships, professorships, research, publishing, conference, seminars, workshops and travel grants to and from Dev Sanskriti University.
(d) establishing educational technology infrastructure, laboratories and libraries.
(e) educating members of the general public about Dev Sanskriti.
(f) promoting Dev Sanskriti through scientific research, development and public service outreach; and
(g) aiding, supporting, and assisting by gifts, grants, contributions, or otherwise, other persons or organizations of any kind, provided that such activities are consistent with the foregoing purposes.

India Facts

We present a brief history of temples in IIT-Madras campus. These #deities have been present much before IITM was established. http://indiafacts.org/brief-history-of-temples-in-iit-madras-campus/ #Hinduism

India Facts

The postulation of PIE and a #European homeland does violence to facts and there is no evidence that Indians for the past 8,000 years have looked any different from what they look now, says Subhash Kak http://indiafacts.org/indic-language-families-indo-european-1/ #IndianHistory

1150+ Coursera Courses That Are Still Completely Free — Class Central

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Here's a poignant reflection from a rabbi on how, upon visiting India and Nepal, his view of the swastika changed and he "made peace with the swastika." Worth a read.

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Glossary of Terms in #Hinduism http://indiafacts.org/glossary-of-terms-in-hinduism/ #Dharma

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What is the Maya of the world hiding? It both conceals and reveals. One must look more deeply to discover the true reality of Consciousness within and around us.
My examination.

200 universities just launched 600 free online courses. Here’s the full list.

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qz.com College isn't cheap. Luckily, you can get a comprehensive education without the price tag, from the comfort of your own home.

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600 MOOCs from top universities and colleges around the world that you can start in January.

Can One Unique Language Enlarge Brain Regions, Improve Memory & Possibly Help in Alzeheimer’s?

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To his great credit and to our combined societal benefit, Dr. Hartzell went much further to satisfy his curiosity:

“When I entered the cognitive neuroscience doctoral program at the University of Trento (Italy) in 2011, I had the opportunity to start investigating this question. India’s Vedic Sanskrit pandits train for years to orally memorize and exactly recite 3,000-year old oral texts ranging from 40,000 to over 100,000 words. We wanted to find out how such intense verbal memory training affects the physical structure of their brains.

Read more here:
http://cinemarasik.com/2018/01/can-one-unique-language-enlarge-brain-regions-improve-memory-possibly-help-in-alzeheimers/

cinemarasik.com Can one language be unique? Can one language confer significant benefits to its speakers, benefits that no other language seems to? This may be a heretical question to ask in this period tha…

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Swadeshi Indology And Reclaiming The Indian Narrative

As someone said, total power lies not in controlling people’s future as commonsensically understood, but in controlling their past and engineering their sense of self.

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Text as the Metaphoric Body: Incorporation of Tripurā in Saundaryalaharī – II by Sthaneshwar Timalsina http://indiafacts.org/tripura-saundaryalahari-2/ #IndianPhilosophy #tantra #aesthetics #poetics #Hinduism

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If taking an online course is part of your new year's resolution, then here is a list of over 3000 MOOCs starting in January

Vedic Management Center

#Problems are natural. But when they come you’ve to make a good effort to #resolve it and on time before they turned into a #crisis. In this article U Mahesh Prabhu offers six-step Vedic approach to resolving your personal problems – be that with your finances, relationships, career or something else.

https://www.vedic-management.com/2016/11/17/vedic-approach-to-personal-problem-solving/

3 Brain Technologies to Watch in 2018

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1. Neural dust/Neural grains: This is DARPA’s experimental project which would implant a salt grain-sized neural dust to detect neurons’ electrochemical signaling and neural firing.

2. Thought-Powered Typing: FB is leading with its secretive “silent speech” project. The beta release is expected sometime in 2018. It is expected to meet the 100 words/minute threshold.

3. Mini-brains: The Harvard research to provide blood supply to 3D-organoids is under publication and is expected to hit trial in 2018. The grapevine has it that one lab has already generated an organoid for sensory inputs via the retina.

For more reading:

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/3-brain-technologies-to-watch-in-2018/

scientificamerican.com "Neural dust," thought-powered typing and mini-brains generate academic and corporate interest

Ancient Mauryan technology brings water, hope to dry Magadh in Bihar

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hindustantimes.com Inspired by a college professor, villagers in the south-central part of Bihar donated money, built traditional channels and embankments to irrigate fields and ease farm woes.

Francois Gautier

MYTH - Ladies and gentlement - your colOnial brain is trained to think that British "got" us education and education was only available to "upper caste men" in medieval India. Let smash this evil myth once and for all!

TRUTH - Education was very universal with high rates of primary education and was available to all castes and women before British destroyed it.

PROOF - please read below text with links to original reports and primary sources named!

We can quote report upon report as evidence that this is a complete false propaganda but today we choose to bring to your attention W. Adam's Report of 1835 commissioned by the East India Company and a mammoth survey conducted over the entire region of India with focus on Bengal and Bihar.

The inquisitive can download & read the original entire report here - https://archive.org/details/AdamsReportsOnVernacularEducationInBengalAndBeharcalcutta1868

Before they started writing atrocity literature to change narrative and impose their system here is what they had to say after conducting the largest ever formal scientific survey "In the five districts he investigated, the total number of Hindu students was 22,957. Out of these 5,744 were Brahmins, or about 25%. Kayasthas were about 12%. Students belonging to 95 castes find representation in his Report. It includes 66 ChanDals, 20 Muchis, 84 Doms, 102 Kahars, and 615 Kurmis. There were 100,000 indigenous elementary schools, or one school for every 31 or 32 boys of school-going age, as the author calculated."

The Madras Report which was the most comprehensive showed that there were 12,498 schools containing 188,650 scholars. During the same period, schools of a similar nature were found scattered throughout the Bombay Presidency too. Leitner found that 8000 pupils still received their education in the indigenous schools of Punjab in spite or "the 26 years of repressive education of the Educational Department",

Certain regions like Malabar and Joypoor in Vizagapatam made a better showing then other areas. In these regions, we also find that the Shudras did better in the matter of female education than the upper class Hindus including the Brahmins. In the Punjab, according to Leitner, "female education is to be met in all parts". According to him, the Punjabi woman has not only been "always more or less educated herself, but she has been an educator of others". He tells us that even before the annexation of the Punjab, six public schools for girls in Delhi were kept by Punjabi women.

There is a popular notion that education in India was monopolized by the Brahmins; but the data destroys this myth completely. But the data reveals a different story. It tells us that out of the total number of 175,089 students, both male and female, elementary and advanced, only 42,502 were Brahmins (24.25%); 19,669 were Vaishya students (about 11%); but 85,400 were Shudras (about 48.8%); and still 27.516 more were "all other castes", meaning castes even lower than the Shudras including the pariahs (15.7%). Thus the higher castes were only about 35% and the Shudras and other castes were about 65% of the total Hindu students. If we also include the Muslims who were about 7% of the total Hindu and Muslim students, then the share of the Brahmins was even less.

We have a table showing the caste-wise division of all male school students, both in absolute numbers and in percentage, of all the 20 districts of Madras Presidency. The data shows that the share of the Brahmins in certain areas was indeed very low. For example, in Seringapatam, it was only 7.83% in Madura 8.67%; in North Arcot, Brahmin boys were 9.57%, while the Shudras and "other castes" were 84.46%.

Even in higher learning, non-Brahmins were not unrepresented. In Malabar, out of 1,588 scholars of Theology, Law, Astronomy, Metaphysics, Ethics and Medical Science, only 639 were Brahmins, 23 Vaishyas, 254 Shudras and 672 "other castes". Only in the Vedas and Theology did the Brahmins have a near-monopoly, as the Shudras and the "other castes" had in other branches of advanced learning like Astro-nomy and Medical Science. In Astronomy, out of a total of 806 scholars, Brahmins were only 78, Vaishyas 23, Shudras 195, and other lower castes 510. In Medical Science, the share of the Brahmin scholars was only 31 out of a total of 190. The rest belonged to the Shudras and "other castes".

According to the Survey of Indigenous Education in the Province of Bombay (1820-1830), Brahmins constituted only 30% of the total scholars in that province.

संस्कृत एन्ड्रॉय एप्लीकेशन्स

संस्कृत में एन्ड्रॉयड संसाधन के रूप में प्रवेश प्रथमतः मेरे द्वारा हुआ ।

Scientific Bullshit — How ‘Science’ Is Used To Deceive The Public

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anewkindofhuman.com Did you know that there was a shocking study published in the Public Library of Science Journal, that found"up to 72%" of scientists admitted their colleagues were engaged in "questionable research practices," and just over 14% of them were engaged in outright "falsification"?

English medium education weakens India. The PISA test proved it

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A Neuroscientist Explores the "Sanskrit Effect"

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MRI scans show that memorizing ancient mantras increases the size of brain regions associated with cognitive function.

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/a-neuroscientist-explores-the-sanskrit-effect/

blogs.scientificamerican.com MRI scans show that memorizing ancient mantras increases the size of brain regions associated with cognitive function 

Swarajya

"Language should not be a barrier but a facilitator"

English medium education weakens India. The PISA test proved it

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Whose New Year? Return to a Better Calendar | IndiaFacts

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indiafacts.org Sankrant Sanu calls for a better calendar for India on which India can celebrate new year. Our dissociation with the lunar cycles is also a dissociation from nature in secular modernity, itself an outgrowth of Christian theology.

The Neuroscience of Intelligence: An Interview with Richard Haier - Quillette

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Sources of Hindu Dharma – II by Vishal Agarwal http://indiafacts.org/sources-hindu-dharma-2/ #Hinduism #Veda

Dr. David Frawley

#YOGA AND AYURVEDA provide an integral model for optimal wellness on all levels of body, prana, senses, mind and consciousness.
Can integrate all forms of healing into a comprehensive understanding of the universe within us.
My examination.

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Sources of Hindu Dharma – I by Vishal Agarwal http://indiafacts.org/sources-hindu-dharma-1/ #Hinduism #Veda

Artificially intelligent robots could soon gain consciousness

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In an article for The Conversation, Professor Subhash Kak from Oklahoma State University explains the possible consequences if artificial intelligence gains consciousness.

Science Channel

Are the ancient Hindu myths of a land bridge connecting India and Sri Lanka true? Scientific analysis suggests they are. #WhatonEarth

The sanskrit verse for the value of ‘pi’

hindufocus.wordpress.com Amazing Wisdom!!!! The sanskrit verse for the value of ‘pi’ ‘vedic mathematics’ “In order to help the pupil to memorize the material studied and assimilated, they mad…

Sankrant Sanu

Was there an India before the British came? One of my most popular articles. Recommended read for every Indian. :)
http://sankrant.org/2003/10/why-india-is-a-nation/

If you like it, please do share.

What the Heck is Our Universe Expanding Into?!

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Francois Gautier

Historian Will Durant has written in his Story of Civilisation that "the Muslim conquest of India was probably the bloodiest story in history". How right he was and how Indian and western historians have upto now swept this fact under the carpet!
http://www.openthemagazine.com/article/ayodhya-25-years-later/a-vandalised-civilisation

Francois Gautier

Who remembers the wonderful magazine "Chandamama" from 2-3 decades ago?

Chandamama has thrown open its door. All old issues as back as 1940's are available for download....If you missed some edition in your child hood or you want to impart things for your children, you can use the content now

http://chandamama.in

Francois Gautier

There is an IAS officer as head of every temple. Not for any of the Masjids or churches.

Foreign writer opens our eyes

The Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowment Act of 1951 allows State Governments and politicians to take over thousands of Hindu Temples and maintain complete control over them and their properties. It is claimed that they can sell the temple assets and properties and use the money in any way they choose.

A charge has been made not by any Temple authority, but by a foreign writer, Stephen Knapp in a book (Crimes Against India and the Need to Protect Ancient Vedic Tradition) published in the United States that makes shocking reading.

See http://www.stephen-knapp.com/crimes_against_india.htm*

Hundreds of temples in centuries past have been built in India by devout rulers and the donations given to them by devotees have been used for the benefit of the (other) people. If, presently, money collected has ever been misused (and that word needs to be defined), it is for the devotees to protest and not for any government to interfere. This is what has been happening currently under an intrusive law.

(There is a popular belief that since the temples are controlled by the government now, the funds can be used for any social purpose at least. Please note that none of the devout kings who constructed these temples claimed any right over the temples. Many of them have not even left their names behind. Let alone not controlling the temples and their funds, these kings , in fact, consigned lands and other properties, including their jewels, to these temples. They only facilitated and did not claim any rights over these temples. That is the only acceptable attitude. None of the big temples (barring perhaps a handful) have been constructed by the governments of today and they have no right over any of these temples – funds, administration or over the way in which the worship is to be conducted. The funds of these temples should be used only for the administration of these temples, their repairs, the emoluments, the infrastructure and facilities around these temples and the surplus for the upkeep of other less known temples especially the old ones)?

It would seem, for instance, that under a Temple Empowerment Act, about 43,000 temples in Andhra Pradesh have come under Government control and only 18 per cent of the revenue of these temples have been returned for temple purposes, the remaining 82 per cent being used for purposes unstated.

Apparently even the world famous Tirumala Tirupati Temple has not been spared. According to Knapp, the temple collects over Rs 3,100 crores every year and the State Government has not denied the charge that as much as 85 per cent of this is transferred to the State Exchequer, much of which goes to causes that are not connected with the Hindu community. Another charge that has been made is that the Andhra Government has also allowed the demolition of at least ten temples for the construction of a golf course. Imagine the outcry writes Knapp, if ten mosques had been demolished.

It would seem that in Karanataka, Rs. 79 crores were collected from about two lakh temples and from that, temples received Rs seven crores for their maintenance, Muslim madrassas and Haj subsidy were given Rs 59 crore and churches about Rs 13 crore.

Because of this, Knapp writes, 25 per cent of the two lakh temples or about 50,000 temples in Karnataka will be closed down for lack of resources, and he adds: The only way the government can continue to do this is with the indifference and tolerance of the Hindus.

Knapp then refers to Kerala where, he says, funds from the Guruvayur Temple are diverted to other government projects denying improvement to 45 Hindu temples. Land belonging to the Ayyappa Temple, apparently has been grabbed and Church encroaches are occupying huge areas of forest land, running into thousands of acres, near Sabarimala.

A charge is made that the Communist state government of Kerala wants to pass an Ordinance to disband the *Travancore & Cochin Autonomous Devaswom Boards* (TCDBs) and take over their limited independent authority of 1,800 Hindu temples. If what the author says is true, even the Maharashtra Government wants to take over some 450,000 temples in the state which would supply a huge amount of revenue to correct the states bankrupt conditions

And to top it all, Knapp says that in Orissa, the state government intends to sell over 70,000 acres of endowment lands from the Jagannath Temple, the proceeds of which would solve a huge financial crunch brought about by its own mismanagement of temple assets.

Says Knapp: Why such occurrences are so often not known is that the Indian media, especially the English television and press, are often anti-Hindu in their approach, and thus not inclined to give much coverage, and certainly no sympathy, for anything that may affect the Hindu community. Therefore, such government action that play against the Hindu community go on without much or any attention attracted to them.

Knapp obviously is on record. If the facts produced by him are incorrect, it is up to the government to say so. It is quite possible that some individuals might have set up temples to deal with lucrative earnings. But that, surely, is none of the governments business? Instead of taking over all earnings, the government surely can appoint committees to make the temples accountable especially for the funds – received and earned- so that the amount discovered is fairly used for temple purposes only.

Says Knapp: Nowhere in the free, democratic world are the religious institutions managed, maligned and controlled by the government, thus denying the religious freedom of the people of the country. But it is happening in India. Government officials have taken control of Hindu temples because they smell money in them, they recognise the indifference of Hindus, they are aware of the unlimited patience and tolerance of Hindus, they also know that it is not in the blood of Hindus to go to the streets to demonstrate, destroy property, threaten, loot, harm and kill (generally or normally).

Many Hindus are sitting and watching the demise of their culture. They need to express their views loud and clear Knapp obviously does not know that should they do so, they would be damned as communalists. But it is time some one asked the Government to lay down all the facts on the table so that the public would know what is happening behind its back. Robbing Peter to pay Paul is not secularism. And temples are not for looting, under any name. One thought that Mohammad of Ghazni had long been dead.


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