May 17, 2012
Vaishakh Krushna Dwadashi, Kaliyug Varsha 5114
HOUSTON: Voice of Sanathan Dharma, Houston’s only Hinduism radio program, was started by Padmakant Khambhati in the year 1994. Now in its18th successful year, the program was started with the intention of presenting Vedic Dharma to the community and explain its richness and significance to those who may not understand the complexity of Hinduism. The program endeavors to present Vedic Dharma with accuracy from knowledge gained through intensive research and providing a opportunity to dwell on the invaluable philosophies of ancient Hindu heritage. Mantras and Vedic hymns taken from scriptural authorities are broadcast and their significance explained to offer a better understanding of them. Regularly, open discussion on spiritual, divine and religious scriptures and texts and interpretations of the Vedas and Vedanta, are conducted during the show. A wide variety of bhajans, dhun and sangeet interspearse the more serious matters of spirituality.
Voice of Sanathan Dharma is a three-hour long commercial-free program aired every Sunday from 9:00am to 12:00noon on 1090AM KULF. It is also available on the internet at www.kulfradio.com. The program is made possible solely through donations and has sustained all these years by the generous continued support of wellwishers and listeners. Donations are tax deductible and may be sent to Sanatan Hindu Center, 10007 Mystic Spring Lane, Richmond, TX 77407. Padmakant Khambhati may be contacted via telephone at 281-459-0866 or through email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Voice of Sanathan Dharma will conduct its annual fundraising program on Sunday, May 20 “On Air” from 9:00am to 12:00noon. Remember to tune into KULF radio -1090AM.
The 18th year is very auspicious and significant as the number 18 represents several predominantly important features of Hinduism. 18 is considered the code number that can break into the soul of Nature. The significance of 18 can be traced back to the Vedic ages. The first Veda, believed to be protected by Lord Brahma himself, had 18 chapters. Later, Veda Vyasa divided it to create the four vedas: Rigveda, Yajur Veda, Sama Veda and Atharva Veda. Each of these vedas has 18 chapters.Veda Vyasa also wrote 18 puranas and 18 upa-puranas.The Bhagavad Gita has 18 chapters and the Kurukshetra war lasted 18 days. Incidentally, in Sabarimala, the famous Temple in Kerala there are 18 steps to reach the Bhagwan, the 18 steps are also considered as: 5 indriyaas – eye, ear, nose, tongue and skin; 8 rajas – kama, krodha, lobha, moha, mada, matasraya, aham and asooya; 3 gunas – satva guna, raja guna and tamo guna; and vidya and avidya, thus making it 18.