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KHAJURAHO TEMPLES IN MADHYA PRADESH

Popular for its detailed erotic art and stone carvings, the Khajuraho temples are among the most beautiful medieval monuments in India ...
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Arunachal Pradesh land of majestic mountains

One of the most linguistically diverse states in India, where food preparations vary from district to district and where travellers find their...
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Dynasties of MAGADHA—II

Two of the largest empires of India—the Mauryan and the Gupta—had ruledover Magadha, which proved to be the centre in which art, religion,...
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Multicultural Assam Rich heritage, ancient practices

A state that is home to innumerable tribes, languages, castes and cultures, Assam boasts about its beauty and elegance with its rich heritage ...
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Dynasties of Magadha – I

While the Magadha kings aggressively expanded their territory, they also gave patronage to Buddhism and Jainism which originated in the empire...
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Mahajanapadas

During the Vedic period, sixteen Mahajanapadas ruled northern India, of whom the Kurus are credited with establishing the Vedic heritage.
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Festival

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Gayatri Jayanti

Aum Bhoor Bhuwah Swaha,Tat Savitur Varenyam Bhargo Devasaya Dheemahi Dhiyo Yo Naha Prachodayat’ WORDS: SHIFA MEYAJI/vc_column_tex...
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Dhungri Mela in Himachal Pradesh Celebrated with pomp and fervor

The festival celebrates the birthday of Hadimba, believed to be the wife of Bhima, one of the five Pandava brothers WORDS: MADHURI...
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Parasurama Jayanti

Known as cleanser of the earth and the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu, Parasurama is believed to be immortal. WORDS: MADHURI. Y/v...
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Different Ways Of celebrating Holi around india

The month of March marks the celebration of the two- day spring festival of Holi. Let's have a look at how we celebrate this fun festival in f...
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Skanda Shashti

Skanda Shashti, dedicated to Lord Kartikeya, the celestial general, marks his victory over the asuras. WORDS: MADHURI. Y/vc_column_...
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NEW YEARS AROUND THE WORLD

New year days differ across the world, but what is common to all of them is fresh hope, and the desire for a new beginning. WORDS: M...
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Heritage

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Lucknow Culturally rich city

The capital of Uttar Pradesh and thriving on the banks of the Gomti, Lucknow has been a culturally rich place for long...
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Scintillating Srinagar’s attractive locales

KASHMIR is a land of unmatched beauty, culture, landscapes, literature and with a long yet noteworthy history of Greeks, Mughals, Buddhists, Hindus and the British. It is needless to say that Kashmir, po...
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Old Delhi cuisine Best enjoyed in an authentic setting

The historic city has for centuries had an excellent taste for churning out the most mouth-watering food. Walk along the streets of Old Delhi ...
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Into the by lanes of Agra

Agra, located on the banks of the Yamuna in Uttar Pradesh, has been mentioned in the epic Mahabharata where it was named as Agravena (meaning ...
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A True Glimpse of Kolkata

Kolkata, which is located on the east bank of the Hooghly river, is known as the commercial...
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Jaipur – City of wonderful surprises

Pink City, Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, is full of wonderful surpris...
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Spirituality Insight

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Prashna Upanishad – The Only Goal

(Continued from the last edition...) Guru Pippalaada continues to explain the essence of matter (rayi) and energy (prana) to the six disciples.
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PRASHNA UPANISHAD – MATTER AND ENERGY

Prashnopanishad is a set of six questions posed by six students to their Guru Pippalaada, beginning with the concept of the macrocosm and proc...
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THE GOOD SAMARITAN – CHRIST’S PARABLE

The parable of the Good Samaritan teaches us who a neighbour is and how to love a neighbour. WORDS: MADHURI. Y/vc_...
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Pancha Brahma – Sadashiva

Lord Shiva in the form of Sadashiva is the five-faced God who ensures creation, protection, destruction, obscuration and revelation ...
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BHAGAVATA PURANA

Bhagavata Purana lays emphasis on dharma, bhakti and Advaita WORDS: MADHURI. Yvc_colu...
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BHAJA GOVINDAM

Bhaja Govindam propounds bhakti yoga as a means to salvation WORDS: MADHURI. Yvc_colu...
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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

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/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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