Heritage & Culture

Ancient World

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UNESCO tag yet Ahmedabad needs to do more

Debashish Nayak, Director, Centre for Heritage Management of Ahmedabad University has been working for ove...

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Chandragupta Maurya

Born in a humble family, Chandragupta Maurya rose to build the largest empire on the Indian sub-continent with a prosperous economy and a powe...
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History of Kerala

Known today as the Spice Garden of India, Kerala had prominent trading posts with the ancient Babylonians, Assyrians, Egyptians, Arabs, Phoeni...
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History of Iceland

Icelands are Norse origin stock and Iceland is 7th richest in the world on per capita GDP and also boasts of world's oldest parliament ...
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The VIKING Age

The name Viking brings up the image of seafaring savage warriors who plundered and destroyed regions of Europe. They had also been traders and...
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European Huns

Feared nomadic warriors and accurate mounted archers, the European Huns played a role in the decline of the Roman Empire. WORDS: MAD...
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Festival

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FESTIVALS: URBAN CELEBRATIONS

Many a festival like Ganesh Chaturthi was once limited to a close circle within the family living in villages during the 50s and before. Th...

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ONAM

Legendary King Mahabali once ruled Kerala and had sacrificed everything to make his people prosperous and happy. To this day he is remembered ...
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VARAHA JAYANTI

Chalukyas minted coins embossed with Varaha and it was also seen on their royal crest. Cholas and the Vijayanagar empire too adopted Varaha as...
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DATTATREYA JAYANTI

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_column_text]Symbolically Lord Dattatreya is depicted with three heads, six hands, four dogs, standing in front of a cow and tree. In his hands He holds a drum (damaru), discus like weapon (chakra), conch shell (sank...
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LOSAR Tibetan New Year

From being a farmer’s festival to a Buddhist festival it now represents a time of cleansing and evaluation WORDS: MADHURI. Y[/vc_c...
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Rama Navami

Lord Rama is recognised as the ideal human being. Chanting his name is believed to destroy sins leading to emancipation.
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Spirituality Insight

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BHAGAVATA PURANA

Bhagavata Purana lays emphasis on dharma, bhakti and Advaita WORDS: MADHURI. Y[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_colu...
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BHAJA GOVINDAM

Bhaja Govindam propounds bhakti yoga as a means to salvation WORDS: MADHURI. Y[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_colu...
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VARAHOPANISHAD

Varaha shows how one can merge with the supreme self or Paramatma WORDS: MADHURI. Y[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc...
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AVADHUTA GITA

Through the Avadhuta Gita, Dattatreya explained the non-duality of existence and that liberated souls merge into the formless one. W...
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Teachings of The Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama, the Tibetan spiritual leader, spreads the message of kindness, tolerance and compassion.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/...
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Yoga Vasistha

Yoga Vasistha is a spiritual instruction given to Rama by sage Vasistha. After settling down as King of Ayodhya Lord Rama is disgusted with th...
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Temples of India

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MUMBAI’S MOST POPULAR TEMPLE Siddhivinayak

The Shree Siddhivinayak Ganapati Mandir attracts millions of devout visitors every year. Fortunately, the temple has been able to organise the...
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KANAKA DURGA TEMPLE Jewel of Amaravati

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_column_text]Perched on the Indrakeeladri Hills on the banks Krishna River nestles the famous Kanaka Durga Temple of Vijayawada, which is now part of Amaravati, upcoming capital of Andhra Pradesh. Dating back to the...
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VARAHA TEMPLES Symbols of love and bravery

In the Vishnu Purana, Varaha represents sacrifice, as the eternal upholder of Earth Words:STEFFI MAC[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/v...
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BRAHMA TEMPLE The Home of the Creator

Brahma temple in Pushkar is an architectural marvel. It is said to have been created by Lord Brahma Himself, The temple is an incredible tale ...
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GURUVAYUR WORDS: Abode of God’s Own Country

Guruvayur Sree Krishna Temple is situated in a municipal town Guruvayur of Thrissur District of Kerala. It is the fourth largest temple in India in terms of the number of devotees visiting per day. Since...
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BHADRACHALAM TEMPLE BHAKTA RAMDAS Beauty of faith, atmost devotion

Temples have been our place of solace and peace quite often. At times they have been the reason to help us deal with problems and then there a...
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