Online Courses On Hinduism Launched

Shrivedant Foundation, a registered non-profit foundation in Kenya has launched a set of unique online courses that helps one lead a Vedic Hindu lifestyle anywhere in the world. The foundation has introduced courses on Hindu culture and lifestyle in three levels, catering to children as well as adults. Each level has a set of four books making the entire course material span twelve books in all. The material is designed in such a way that the student understands the core elements of a Vedic lifestyle, gradually growing in understanding the vast tenets of Hinduism, becoming aware of every aspect of Hindu culture and tradition.

Ms. Vaishali Shah, Founder-Director of Shrivedant Foundation has designed the courses after researching the content relating to Indian scriptures and Indian culture for over fifteen years. Deccan College a deemed University from Pune, India has validated the content in the course materials.

The books are written in a simple, lucid style making them interesting. The courses can be taken online through the website http://www.hinduculturestudies.com. Once the student registers online, they will gain access to the course material, and they can submit completed assignments over email. Their responses will then be checked by experts and upon course completion, a certificate will be awarded. The book-set is available on Amazon.

The course material is based on four pillars namely, Living Vedic Traditions, Inside India, Ancient Indian Sciences and Indian Scriptures.

What are the reasons behind the various customs that we follow? The significance of various customs which transform our lives like ringing a temple bell or breaking a coconut in a temple are all well explained in the books titled Living Vedic Traditions.  Tourist spots with important historical value and places of worship are found throughout India. India is dotted with such amazing landmarks of history and ancient times and the set of books that explores this is titled Inside India. Indians were ahead in every sphere of activity ranging from astronomy and ayurveda to architecture. Students learn about India’s contribution to the world in these books on Ancient Indian Sciences. What are our Scriptures? How were they created? What is their relevance today?  Are Indians a passive lot accepting everything as their karma or does this concept put the onus on us to lead a morally and spiritually uplifting life? All these are answered in the books on Indian Scriptures.

The content is enriched with inspiring stories, anecdotes, interesting games and innovative puzzles based on the themes of the various chapters. The assignments given at the end of every chapter actually brings the student closer to this lifestyle and makes him do many exercises in his or her day-to-day activities.

About the Founder-Director

Vaishali Shah, Founder Director of Shrivedant Foundation has been spearheading the cause of Hindu culture and tradition. She is the winner of Hind Rattan Award, Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Sanman in the House of Lords in London and Nav Rattan Award. She is associated with various local as well as international organizations working towards peace, interfaith understanding, while spreading the true message outlined in Indian scriptures.

source: https://www.indiacurrents.com/online-courses-hinduism-launched/

 

Shrivedant Foundation-Spreading Hindu Dharma in Kenya

By EshaDoot News

Shrivedant Foundation, a registered non- profit foundation in Kenya has developed a unique course material to help Indians and others to lead a Vedic Hindu lifestyle living in any parts of the world. The Foundation has introduced Courses on Hindu Culture and Lifestyle in three levels – Basic, Intermediate and Advance catering to children as well as adults. Each level has a set of 4 books making it 12 books in all. The material is designed in such a way that the student understands the elements of Vedic lifestyle and gradually grows in the same path, becoming aware of every aspect of Hindu culture and traditions.

Ms. Vaishali Shah, Founder Director of Shrivedant Foundation has designed the courses after researching the content relating to Indian scriptures and Indian culture for a long time. Deccan College Deemed University, Pune, India has validated the content which has been supported by a research team from Pune.

The books are written in a simple, lucid style making them interesting for students and readers alike anywhere in the world. The Course can be taken online from anywhere in the world as it is delivered through their website http://www.hinduculturestudies.com. Once the student register online, they will gain access to the course material. After completing the course, students should submit the assignments through email which will be checked by experts in our panel and upon completion, a Certificate from Shrivedant Foundation will be awarded to them.

The course book-set is available on various online stores like http://www.amazon.com and http://www.amazon.in.  One can buy the books for self-study and can appear for the exams online and obtain the certificate from the foundation.

The course material is based on four pillars namely, Living Vedic Traditions, Inside India, Ancient Indian Sciences and Indian Scriptures.

What are the reasons behind the various customs that we follow? The significance of various customs which transforms every ordinary chore into a lofty offering, seemingly routine activities like ringing a bell or breaking a coconut in a temple are all well explained in the books titled Living Vedic Traditions.  We celebrate diversity, we celebrate plurality, we wait for an occasion to express our joy through some festival or the other. These are established practices that have been embedded into our lives not just for our wellbeing but also for the well being of the whole world.

There is so much to see and explore in India, there are places that remind you of eras gone by. Magnificent temples, opulent palaces, stately forts or castles, various places of worship, abodes of our Gods – our country is dotted with such amazing landmarks of history and ancient times and these set of books titled Inside India bring alive the wonder that is India.

Indians were ahead in every sphere of activity ranging from astronomy and Ayurveda to architecture. Students learn about India’s contribution to the world in these books on Ancient Indian Sciences.

 What are our Scriptures? How were they created? What is their relevance today?  Are Indians a passive lot accepting everything as their karma or does this concept put the onus on us to lead a morally and spiritually uplifting life? All these are answered in the books on Indian Scriptures.

For more info contact  www.indianscriptures.com

This article was featured in http://eshadoot.com/2017/04/08/shrivedant-foundation-spreading-hindu-dharma-kenya/

 

SHRIVEDANT FOUNDATION PROVIDING COURSES ON HINDU CULTURE AND LIFESTYLE

Shrivedant Foundation, a registered non- profit foundation in Kenya has developed a unique course material to help Indians and others to lead a Vedic Hindu lifestyle living in any parts of the world. The Foundation has introduced Courses on Hindu Culture and Lifestyle in three levels – Basic, Intermediate and Advance catering to children as well as adults. Each level has a set of 4 books making it 12 books in all. The material is designed in such a way that the student understands the elements of Vedic lifestyle and gradually grows in the same path, becoming aware of every aspect of Hindu culture and traditions.

Ms. Vaishali Shah, Founder Director of Shrivedant Foundation has designed the courses after researching the content relating to Indian scriptures and Indian culture for a long time. Deccan College Deemed University, Pune, India has validated the content which has been supported by a research team from Pune.

The books are written in a simple, lucid style making them interesting for students and readers alike anywhere in the world. The Course can be taken online from anywhere in the world as it is delivered through our website. Once the student register online, they will gain access to the course material. After completing the course, students should submit the assignments throughemail which will be checked by experts in our panel and upon completion, a Certificate from Shrivedant Foundation will be awarded to them.

The course book-set is available on various online stores. One can buy the books for self-study and can appear for the exams online and obtain the certificate from the foundation. The course material is based on four pillars namely, Living Vedic Traditions, Inside India, Ancient Indian Sciences and Indian Scriptures.

What are the reasons behind the various customs that we follow? The significance of various customs which transforms every ordinary chore into a lofty offering, seemingly routine activities like ringing a bell or breaking a coconut in a temple are all well explained in the books titled Living Vedic Traditions.  We celebrate diversity, we celebrate plurality, we wait for an occasion to express our joy through some festival or the other. These are established practices that have been embedded into our lives not just for our well being but also for the well being of the whole world.

There is so much to see and explore in India, there are places that remind you of eras gone by. Magnificent temples, opulent palaces, stately forts or castles, various places of worship, abodes of our Gods – our country is dotted with such amazing landmarks of history and ancient times and these set of books titled Inside India bring alive the wonder that is India. Indians were ahead in every sphere of activity ranging from astronomy and ayurveda to architecture. Students learn about India’s contribution to the world in these books on Ancient Indian Sciences.

What are our Scriptures? How were they created? What is their relevance today?  Are Indians a passive lot accepting everything as their karma or does this concept put the onus on us to lead a morally and spiritually uplifting life? All these are answered in the books on Indian Scriptures.

The content is enriched with inspiring stories, impactful anecdotes, interesting games and innovative puzzles based on the themes of the various chapters. The assignments given at the end of every chapter actually brings the student closer to this lifestyle and makes him do many exercises practically.

Source: http://www.theindiapost.com/articles/shrivedant-foundation-providing-courses-hindu-culture-lifestyle/

 

 

Hindu Shiva temple in western Kenya, where seekers petition God to fulfill wishes

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Kamal Shah and Vaishali Shah at KMT.

Kamleshwar Mahadev Temple (KMT) in Kibigori in Kisumu County of western Kenya reportedly attracts many devoted seekers who visit this Hindu temple to pray to Almighty to fulfill their wishes.

 Many specially come to this remote open-to-all Hindu temple from far-flung areas to seek blessings when starting a new project/venture or there is new addition in the family, and participate in various pujas conducted to honor Lord Shiva, reports suggest.

This Temple was launched in 2013 by Kamal Shah and Vaishali Shah of Shrivedant Foundation on the site of about 100-years old Lord Shiva temple. The “old temple was extremely powerful in terms of vibration”, indicates Vaishali. KMT houses consecrated murtis (statues) of Hindu deities Ganapati, Hanuman, Parvati, Dattatrey, Ganga Ma, besides Shivalinga; which were handcrafted by master artisans of Jaipur (India).

It organizes annual Patotsav Festival in July, when “the energy of the temple is recharged amidst traditional rituals”. Annual Maharadurabhishek prayers in Shravan month attract the largest number of devotees.

Meanwhile, distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, commended efforts of temple leaders and area community towards realizing this Hindu temple.

Rajan Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, further said that it was important to pass on Hindu spirituality, concepts and traditions to coming generations amidst so many distractions in the consumerist society and hoped that this Temple would help in this direction. Zed stressed that instead of running after materialism; we should focus on inner search and realization of Self and work towards achieving moksh (liberation), which was the goal of Hinduism.

Besides worship services; KMT, backed by the Foundation, also reportedly organizes polio vaccination drive, dental camp, community lunches, annual Mahashivratri festival, food service for over 400 needy kids of the area every week, medical camps, distribution of household goods to area people, seed donations, training locals on vegetable farming and tree-plantation, vegetarianism promotion, etc.

KMT plans to erect an attractive garden around it and to organize eye camps complete with cataract surgeries. It is stated that Temple opens daily for 11 hours, and a priest resides at the Temple to help the seekers. Hinduism, oldest and third largest religion of the world, has about one billion adherents.

This news item regarding Kamleshwar Mahadev Temple of the Shrivedant Foundation has been featured on the following news sites.

https://www.indiansdiaspora.com/hindu-shiva-temple-western-kenya-seekers-petition-god-fulfill-wishes/

http://www.indianewscalling.com/news/52061-hindu-shiva-temple-in-western-kenya-where-seekers-petition-god-to-fulfill-wishes.aspx

http://263chat.com/2017/02/hindu-shiva-temple-western-kenya-seekers-petition-god-fulfill-wishes/

http://globalpress.hinduismnow.org/world/hindu-shiva-temple-western-kenya-seekers-petition-god-fulfill-wishes/

http://www.cityairnews.com/content/shiva-temple-western-kenya-where-seekers-petition-god-fulfill-wishes

http://www.theindiapost.com/world/kamleshwar-mahadev-temple/

http://www.merinews.com/article/hindu-shiva-temple-in-western-kenya-where-seekers-petition-god-to-fulfill-ishes/15923149.shtml

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http://www.face2news.com/news/27406-hindu-shiva-temple-in-western-kenya-where-seekers-petition-god-to-fulfill-wishes.aspx

http://www.yespunjab.com/nri-news/item/116923-hindu-shiva-temple-in-western-kenya-where-seekers-petition-god-to-fulfill-wishes

http://hindupad.com/shiva-temple-western-kenya-seekers-petition-god-fulfill-wishes/

http://currentriggers.com/world/kenya-shiva-temple/

 http://www.worldhindunews.com/2017/02/20/57438/hindu-shiva-temple-in-western-kenya-where-seekers-petition-god-to-fulfill-wishes/

http://www.coastweek.com/4008-culture-01.htm

 

Interview in a local magazine Profiles

It was an interesting interview taken by Obat Masira who wrote about Kenya Vegetarian Club and its activities in detail.It is always a delight to get interviewed about my favorite subject in such a great depth.

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Shrivedant Foundation featured in Kenya newspapers

Shrivedant foundation has restored hope to many

More than 400 needy children drawn from Kibigori area, Muhoroni in Kisumu County line up for what they like most, a sumptuous meal and sweets every lunch time provided by Shrivedant Foundation. The Foundation built the original Kamleshwar Mahadev Temple, Kibigori more than 100 years ago before the facility was transformed into a modern shrine in July 2013 but has since become a blessing to hundreds of children from poor families. Vaishali Shah, the chairperson, Shrivedant Foundation said the motivating reasons that informed establishment of the Hindu temple in the remote part of the County has now turned the shrine into a beacon of hope for the many children and families through the feeding programme.

Shah said the Hindu community felt compelled to be part and parcel of the expansive Western Kenya community but with focus on the less fortunate in society who could hardly afford three square meals a day. “We wanted to do something unique as the Shrivedant Foundation which is a family trust set up by myself and my husband resolved to add value to the lives of local residents, particularly children”, she confided.

The foundation also conducts medical camps; donates household utilities alongside the feeding programme which has become popular with the children and other stakeholders who are already considering taking up other roles for the common good. Shah said they also give seed donations, train local residents on vegetable farming and tree planting even as Shrivedant Foundation spearheads the unique Kenya Vegetarian club that has attracted many people who don’t eat meat, fish and other related products.

The chairperson commended Kisumu Governor, Jack Ranguma and County Commissioner, John Elung’ata for their unwavering support including security to the facility and children amidst the expansive sugarcane plantation. Shah revealed that the foundation has a major development agenda for the area with the sole aim of creating employment and wealth for the local community with a view to transform their economic status. “We plan to build shops for medical and household goods to enable our people access quality services like health, education, water as part of our commitment to service to humanity”, she explained.

By  Joseph  Ouma

Source: http://kenyanewsagency.go.ke/en/shrivedant-foundation-has-restored-hope-to-many/

Ghana Magazine features KVC

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Kenya Vegetarian Club got featured in one of the reputed magazines in Ghana. It highlighted the work we do in the field of Vegetable Farming and Vegetarianism. It is truly my pleasure to associate with the team who also featured some of my articles about the effect of meat production on the environment.

Interview on K24 channel and Q FM radio in Kenya

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It was a lazy afternoon of Tuesday 19th April when I planned to go to the studio of K24 in Nairobi. It was preceded by an interview at Q FM radio in the morning. The topic was only about vegetable farming as it was a short interview focusing on promoting various business ventures in small cities of Kenya.

The anchor went straight to the main topic and asked me relevant questions about how vegetarianism can help farmers and others.

Listen to the interview on

http://www.indianscriptures.com/Album/Video

Interview in KBC TV

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It was a very early morning for me to start my day for this interview. After going through the initial discussion about the topic with anchor, we went on air. I must appreciate the smartness and the study anchor did about the vegetarianism. He asked me very relevant questions and the flow of interview was just perfect.

The interview went on for 40 minutes and we could cover most of the area about vegetarianism, vegetable farming, tree planting, health and wellness.

Interview in KBC TV on Vegetable Farming

Mme. Atiano

KVC had donated some seeds to a farm near Kisumu International airport and Ms. Vaishali Shah visited the farm with a team from the media.

The farmers were excited to share their experiences and show the new crops were coming along. Though it is a small beginning for vegetable farming in this region, it is still impactful as it has drawn the attention of people.