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# Day 355 (The “Dashavatar” mythology)

In the Bhagwad Gita Lord Krishna says~ यदा यदा हि धर्मस्यग्लानिर्भवति भारत: । अभ्युत्थानमधर्मस्य तदात्मानं सृजाम्यहम् ॥ yada yada hi dharmasya glanir bhavati bharata abhyutthanam adharmasya tadatmanam srjamy aham (To translate…whenever and wherever there is a decline in the practice … Continue reading

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# Day 354 (A tale of Evolution)

A family elder had once remarked, “There’s a tale for almost everything under the sun in our mythology.” That is not a far-fetched claim but quite true. For every ritual, custom or even some universal fact, you’ll find an explanation … Continue reading

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# Day 272 (Three red dots in a circle…)

  “Where there is Peace, there is Culture; Where there is Culture, there is Peace.” ~ Nicholas Roerich The concept of a ‘trinity’ having a religious connotation came to me from the two religions i was exposed to in my … Continue reading

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# Day 271 (Of Peace through Culture…)

One of the recurrent themes you discover in your travels is the universality of certain symbols, myths even stories. Last year during one of our sojourns when we went visiting the Roerich Art Gallery at Naggar, near Manali, we discovered … Continue reading

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# Day 114 (Of a journey to a pre-historic past)

The first time i came across the UNESCO World Heritage tag for a place was way back in the early nineties when we were visiting the famed thousand year old Brihadeshwara Temple at Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu. A traveller’s curiosity … Continue reading

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# Day 86 (A forest, a temple and some Pandava tales..)

During the course of many travels around our country, i’ve noticed an interesting fact…almost every region boasts of a temple or landmark that dates back to the ‘Pandavas’!! The ‘Ramayana’ is the epic that is worshipped and revered; in contrast … Continue reading

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# Day 85 (Mythology of names…)

‘What’s in a name?’ said the Bard famously in one of his plays. Apparently plenty, if you go by the stories that abound regarding the origin of the name of a place, specially places tucked away in remote corners of … Continue reading

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