Category: Culture

The English word ‘Juggernaut’ is an insult to Bhagwan Jagannath

Noted Bengali author and Oscar award winner filmmaker Satyajit Ray once wrote- to order his orderlies to shut the door, a British officer used to say, “There was a brown crow” because he found it difficult to say- “Darwaja band karo”. So, the European scholars, who could barely utter the Sanskrit and Hindi words properly, […]

“Adi Shankaracharya – Hinduism’s Greatest Thinker”: An insight into Sanatana Dharma

Among the many saints and Mahapurushas who adorn the pantheon of our Sanatana Dharma, there is none who could match the stature of Jagatguru Sri Adi Shankaracharya. Shankaracharya’s stature is not just because of the sheer number of contributions Jagatguru had made in such a short span of his life of 32 years, but the […]

The significance of the Yatra of Lingaraja Mahaprabhu.

कर्पूरगौरंकरुणावतारम् संसारसारंभुजगेन्द्रहारम् | सदावसन्तंहृदयारविन्दे भवंभवानीसहितंनमामि || ॐनमशिवाय्।।   Introduction Time: Baishaka Month; Starts on ShuklaPakhsyaTritiya Bhubaneswar, the capital city of Odisha is known as the city of temples. Bhubaneswar derived its name from the city’s presiding God, Bhagwan Shiva, locally known as “Tribhuvanesvara”, which means “the Bhagwan of the Three Worlds”. Popularly Bhagwan Shivji is […]

Audrey Truschke is a racist, hateful, bigoted propagandist, not a ‘historian’.

Audrey Truschke, part-time scholar and full time propagandist, took to twitter recently to spread another of her insidious lies against the Hindu faith. She stated that Sita Mata told Shri Ram that he was a ‘misogynist pig’ and ‘uncouth’. She couldn’t provide any authentic source for the outrageous and defamatory claims she made and resorted […]

Bhagwan Parshuram: The Warrior Brahmin and his battle against tyranny on Dharma

Long before revolting against the government was seen cool in JNU circles, India had a hero who single handedly fell a generation of corrupt ruling class for their excesses. Governments and big bureaucracy stop at nothing to grind and extract from the common man should the lives of theirs and their acolytes get a little […]

Bhagwan Shri Ram through the eyes of his opponents- Part 2

Ram, central to Indian civilization, has influenced it for millennia. Ironically, lots of negative narratives are foisted on not just to sully his reputation but to undermine India itself. To counter this, we merely looked at some of the male opponents of Ram and how they perceived him in Valmiki Ramayana, which has pulverized a […]

The Damanaka Bhanjika Yatra of Lingaraja Mahaprabhu

Time: Chaitra Month, Shukla Pakshya Chaturdashi Tithi Bhubaneswar, capital city of Odisha is known as the city of temples. Bhubaneswar derived its name from the city’s presiding God, Bhagwan Shiva locally known as “Tribhuvanesvara” which means “the Bhagwan of the Three Worlds”. Popularly Bhagwan Shivji is referred to as “Bhubanesvar” and after him the city […]

The significance of Rukuna Rath Yatra of Lord Lingaraj Celebrated on Ashokastami

Time: Chaitra Month, Shukla Pakshya Asthami Tithi Dates: 24thto 30th March 2018 Bhubaneswar, the capital city of Odisha is known as city of temples. Bhubaneswar derived its name from the city’s presiding God, Bhagwan Shiva locally known as “Tribhuvanesvara” which means “the Bhagwan of the Three Worlds”. Popularly Bhagwan Shivji is referred as “Bhubanesvar” and […]

[Unbelievable] ‘Devoted Christian’ seeks exemption from Aadhar

Fanaticism and incorrect interpretation of religious scriptures work in tandem. In a thought-provoking event, a ‘devoted’ Christian man has compared the Aadhar card number to the “mark of the beast” from a book of the New Testament named Revelation/Apocalypse, and approached the Supreme Court seeking exemption from Aadhar. A five-judge Constitution bench had to hear […]

Bhagwan Shri Ram through the eyes of his opponents

Shri Ram has influenced the Indian civilization for millennia. We had a peep at just the impact of his name in Shri Ram naama – its impact on the ethos of India. But of late we hear more about Shri Ram in a negative connotation from self styled critics of Shri Ram, folks who have […]

Ancient idol of Maa Bhadrakali reinstalled in Handwara after 38 years

Idol of Maa Bhadrakali restored after a gap of 38 years – The first day of Navratra brought along with it some great news. The idol of Maa Bhadrakali has been restored at her original adobe in Handwara after a gap of 38 years, by Major General A.K. Singh. The Bhadrakali has great historical relevance […]

Marriage – A Dharmic institution where the couple can evolve only by cooperation

Marriage is a very special union that has the ingredients of all the navarasas. We see around great success in life or complete failures happening due to the bond of marriage. History has immortalized many great pairs like Vasishta-Arundati, Atri-Anusuya, Agastya-Lopamudra and Thiruvalluvar-Vasuki, amongst others. Many great literature have been created around this topic, how […]
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