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Ganesha: The Lord of Success

Lord Ganesha

Ganesha — the elephant-headed God — has become a common mnemonic for anything associated with Hinduism. Learn about how this deity got its head and the significance of the Ganesha form...

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BKS Iyengar (1918 – 2014)

Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja (BKS) Iyengar was a pioneering yoga teacher or ‘yogacharya’ credited with establishing and popularizing modern yoga in India and across the world. Here's a brief profile of the Yoga Master pas excellence.

Characters of the Mahabharata: Glossary of Names (P to Y)

The Mahabharata is the world's longest epic and one of Hinduism's most popular and important scriptures. Here is a glossary of names from among the numerous characters found in the various stories of the Mahabharata.

Characters of the Mahabharata: Glossary of Names (I to N)

The Mahabharata is the world's longest epic and one of Hinduism's most popular and important scriptures. Here is a glossary of names from among the numerous characters found in the various stories of the Mahabharata.

Characters of the Mahabharata: Glossary of Names (A to H)

The Mahabharata is the world's longest epic and one of Hinduism's most popular and important scriptures. Here is a glossary of names from among the numerous characters found in the various stories of the Mahabharata.

Karkidakka Vavu

Karkidakka Vavu is a Hindu festival that usually falls on a moonless day of July - when all Hindu families of Kerala pay homage to their dead ancestors and relatives.

Yoga & Ayurveda: Self-Healing and Self-Realization

Both Yoga and Ayurveda enjoy immense popularity across the globe. But both disciplines are also subject to considerable distortion. David Frawley’s book offers a valuable overview of the connecting points between Yoga and Ayurveda and shows how both disciplines are relevant to contemporary spiritual practice through logical understanding and practical pointers.

Role of Indian Army in Amarnath Yatra

The Indian Army plays a pivotal role in making the annual Amarnath Yatra possible for tens of thousands of pilgrims providing them safety, security, medical and humanitarian assistance.

Maharshi Veda Vyasa

Vyasa is perhaps the greatest sage in the history of Hindu religion. He edited the four Vedas, wrote the 18 Puranas, the epic Mahabharata and the Srimad Bhagavata. Read about the life and works of Maharshi Vyasa.

The Origin of Hindu Drama

How did Sankrit plays originate in ancient India? Learn about the character, construct, and performance of the Hindu drama in this knowledgeable article from 'Tales from the Hindu Dramatists' (1911) by R. N. Dutta.

The Origin of the Panchatantra Tales

The Panchatantra is one of India’s most important contributions to world literature and consists of five books of fables attributed to the ancient Indian scholar Vishnu Sharma. But what went behind the genesis of these stories. Here's the story behind the stories...

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