A wise man, if he sees a rainbow in the sky, must not point it out to anybody.
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The monarchs of the Vijayanagara Empire styled themselves Hindu-ràya-suratràna or 'Sultan among Hindu Kings'.
Moksha is a language of Russia spoken by the Moksha people in the Republic of Mordovia. A river of the same name flows through the region.
The word saffron, a colour often associated with Hinduism, is believed to have its root in the Arabic word, az-za'faran which is itself of unknown origin.
Fela Kuti, often called Africa's Bob Marley, had a spiritual advisor named Professor Hindu who had the power to "kill and wake"—to kill a man and bring him back to life. Kuti turned down a million dollar deal with an American record label on Hindu advice.
When the first edition of the American poet, Walt Whitman’s, Leaves of Grass was published in 1855, Ralph Waldo Emerson commented that it read like “a mixture of the Bhagavat Ghita [sic] and the New York Herald”.
Early editions of Rudyard Kipling's works bore embossed or printed swastikas. He ordered his publishers to stop the practice after the rise of Hitler.
Mount Semeru, a volcanic mountain in East Java, Indonesia, is named after Mount Sumeru (or simply Meru) from Hindu mythology. Meru is said to be at the centre of the cosmos.
T.S. Eliot's bleak poem, The Waste Land, ends with Shantih shantih shantih. The word, according to him, can be feebly translated to the Peace which passeth understanding.