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    Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha

    Our Land and Our Literature

    The word ‘Hindu’ is formed by the first letter of Himalayas (Hi) and the second letter of Indu (ndu) sarovara (lake). On the north we are sheltered by the Himalayas. On the other three sides we are encircled by the sea. This wonderful place called Hindusthana, we hold, is built by God (deva-nirmitam desham).

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    Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha


    When we look at the human civilization in this comprehensive way, we understand how gratefulness as a quality will enrich human life in ample measure.

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    Swami Nirviseshananda Tirtha

    Why Ochre robes?

    This colour also represents earth. Earlier, Sannyasins used to dye their cloth with a special ochre coloured earth called ‘Geri-mitti’.

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