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  • Five acts which are considered pious to perform in the month of Shravan

    Five acts which are considered pious to perform in the month of Shravan

    Shravan is considered as one of the holiest months in the Hindu calendar and it is the best time to conduct all important religious ceremonies.

    July 27, 2019
  • ‘What’s in a name’

    ‘What’s in a name’

    To overcome the dilemma of giving a fitting name to these ethereal female figures of ancient Indian sculpture, one has to go back to the much-used quote from Shakespeare, for the names by which we identify them, any other word would find them just as beautiful.

    December 23, 2018
  • Tumbbad: Understanding Hastar and Hindu mythology links to the upcoming horror film

    Tumbbad: Understanding Hastar and Hindu mythology links to the upcoming horror film

    According to the film, all deities of the Hindu religion were the sons and daughters of the Goddess of Plenty, born from her womb – which is represented by the Earth.

    October 7, 2018
  • Prayers, drum beats, celebrations mark Maha Saptami in Bengal

    Prayers, drum beats, celebrations mark Maha Saptami in Bengal

    The Durga Puja spirit picked up on Wednesday which marked Maha Saptami — day two of the Puja — as attired in their best people visited puja marquees to pray to the Goddess and participate in the festivities across West Bengal. The day started off with morning prayers, as the rituals commenced with “Pran Pratistha” …

    September 27, 2017
  • Tales of the old man

    Tales of the old man

    They say there is only one male river (rivers are considered female in India) and that is born in the Tibetan highlands. Of course, the name itself identifies it as the son of Lord Brahma ~ the creator of the universe according to Hindu mythology. Brahma’s son (putra in Hindi) is known as Brahmaputra, the …

    January 15, 2017
  • Vehicles of the gods

    Vehicles of the gods

    Hindu mythology talks at length of muppathu mukkodi thevargal, the innumerable celestial beings who rule all the worlds. Each god is blessed with a vehicle bird, beast, rodent and even reptile. Brahma, the creator, and his consort Saraswati, goddess of knowledge and wisdom, use a celestial bird called Hamsa as their vehicle. This bird is …

    January 12, 2017
  • Vehicles of the gods

    Vehicles of the gods

    Hindu mythology talks at length of muppathu mukkodi thevargal, the innumerable celestial beings who rule all the worlds. Each god is blessed with a vehicle bird, beast, rodent and even reptile. Brahma, the creator, and his consort Saraswati, goddess of knowledge and wisdom, use a celestial bird called Hamsa as their vehicle. This bird is …

    January 12, 2017
  • All creatures are the same

    All creatures are the same

    All Hindu mythology is intertwined with animals. Thousands of stories abound in all the texts, and the largest of wars is often due to a small insect being killed. Devdutt Pattanaik has put some of these stories into a book called Pashu. Of these myriad stories that exist in all the 300 versions of the …

    August 21, 2016