Maria Wirth is a German and came to India on a stop over (that’s at least what she thought) on her way to Australia after finishing her psychology studies at Hamburg University. She visited the Ardha Kumbha Mela in Haridwar in April 1980 where she met Sri Anandamayi Ma and Devaraha Baba, two renowned saints. With their blessing she continued to live in India and never went to Australia…
She dived into India’s spiritual tradition, sharing her insights with German readers through articles and books.
For long, she was convinced that every Indian knows and treasures his great heritage. However, when in recent years, she noticed that there seemed to be a concerted effort to prevent even Indians (and the world) from knowing how valuable this ancient Indian heritage is, she started to point out the unique value of Indian tradition also in English language. As these articles are not likely to be published in mainstream magazines, she shares them on this blog.

Please feel free to share the articles in your circles

i would like to thank all who commented on the different articles. Many comments are very insightful and knowledgeable and some provoke lively discussions.

Email: mariawirth12@gmail.com


  1. geeta achrekar · · Reply

    Maria wirth … I read your article , really great. My English is not quite good. You research on Hinduism . I respect other religion and believeing my Hinduism. Some . OK Best luck

    1. did you see that there are also some Hindi articles on the blog (translations) and one in Marathi?
      here is one in Hindi

      2 more were posted in Sept.2013 in the blog archive

      1. Respected Maria:

        It is with great reverence that we write to you. My colleague Vincent Bruno a.k.a Vishnu Chaturvedi is a committed Christian convert , or rather, I would say, revert to Hindu a dharma as I am sure you would understand in context that the entire humanity subscribed to the great Vedic Dharma at some point in history.
        We are a self funding completely genuine Hindu human and animal welfare organization which is in the process of attaining non profit status in the USA.we have had dozens of campaigns in the USA notably reclaiming the swastika for Hinduism entitled ‘ Do, you thought it was about Hate, it’s about Hinduism’ , we have leafleted with our sister organization HSAI ( Hindu Students Association International) distributing high quality literature and materials including glossy , well designed educational and themed postcards in main public hubs like Washington Square Park, grand Central Station ( with license) , Central Park etc . HSAI and JFH were initiated at Hunter College in New York City by Mr. Vincent Bruno and archeology graduate Ms. Nisha Ramracha. I happened to meet them at a Hindu Unity event ( Hindu Sangathan Divas) in August 2013 and held every year . The Hindu one man army anti corruption crusader and Hindu Nationalist politician Dr. Subramanian Swamy and Baba Ramdev were present.hindu nationalism as you know is spiritual nationalism as we embrace great souls from all ethnicities like the Irish Margaret Noble ( Sister Nividita) ) .

        We have held campaigns against the Vatican ‘ Vatican Must Apologize for the Goa Inquisition) .. ‘ and two campaigns against Mother Teresa : No Saint To Hindus’ especially the large insult and offence of making this fundamentalist ‘self righteous hypocrite ‘ as per Chrisopher Hitchens book ‘ Mother Teresa. The Missionary Position ‘ and Dr. Aroup Chatterjee’s ‘ Mother Teresa : The Final Verdict’ and now his latest expose on ‘Mother Teresa : The Untold Story ‘ with not even the faintest respect for Hinduism a saint in the land of Dharma!!
        I myself was first generation born and raised in England and forced to attend Chapel in a predominantly Anglo Saxon English Christian boarding schools and even pushed in the choir although my teacher had said that because my brother and I were Asian we would and could not sing. In this day and age there would have been legal action for such religious and racial discrimination! These fraud Self righteous Christian hypocrites did not even spare such small children like us from their hateful prejudice!

        Enough said about myself. .. I am currently in a Bengalaru. I know you live in India and it would be a singular honor to meet and converse such pressing issues and concerns for the future of Hindu dharma in the world at large.
        Please visit www. JusticeForHindus. Org and you are welcome to comment on our work and efforts and make welcome suggestions.
        I just sponsored an entire six week trip for JFH and HSAI through ten states to document and photograph dozens of sites of Hindu architecture and heritage including temples, fortresses and palaces. We also have compiled a substantial library of invaluable archaeological and historical for archeological and historical research purposes for Hindu students in the West who are getting a biased Eurocentric education which omits or worse still denigrates Hinduism.
        Look forward to your response.

  2. Wonder that was India. I have read Ancient India and always considered it was the most modern society ever lived so intelligently and peacefully. Today I read your article and found a first person who shared my views so closely. I have circulated your article with my comments and video to my whole company 9 I will forward that mail to you too). In addition I will like to state that still the real `Hindu’ in any `Indian’ is not dead ; sure it is dormant. And it depends upon our leadership as you have shown in your article can wake it up and bring back the real Hindus (without the present Hindus with dogmas). Let us meet some time.

  3. Drumanair · · Reply

    superb articles!

  4. Venugopala Rao · · Reply

    Feel very much indebted to what all Maria writes. So true and so bold. We Hindus spend our lifetime here, but never express these matters as Maria who is here just for 35 years.

  5. pranav patil · · Reply

    One word to you, ThankYou. I’m sure there has to be some connection with your last birth and India/Hindu. Thank you for sharing correct details with the world.

  6. kartheeksharma · · Reply

    yada yadahi dharmasya glanir bhavathi bharatha abhyudhanama dharmasya thadhathmanam srujamyaham.

    i think you know the meaning of this sloka in bhagavat geetha by lord sri krishna

    i feel you are one of the protectors of sanatana dharma

    i bow before god in you(inner).

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