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  • Rahu and Ketu

    The story behind Rahu and Ketu and their significance

    In the Hindu religion, the birth of Rahu and Ketu dates back to earliest of times.‘Samudra Manthan’ is regarded one of the most important events in the history of Hindu civilization. Following which, Solar and Lunar eclipse are also associated with ‘Samudra Manthan’. When the ocean was churned by the Asuras and Devas, ‘Amrit’ was […]

  • Why are Hindu temples closed during eclipses?

    An Eclipse, which is also referred to as ‘Grahan’, holds religious significance for many Hindus who follow rituals as per the Hindu calendar. Eclipse is of two types, Solar Eclipse and Lunar Eclipse and it occurs when an astronomical object obscure the path of rays partially or fully, due to the placement of a second […]

  • 8 Most Beautiful Queens in the History of India

    There is something beautiful, and yet something scary when we talk about royal families around the world. The Greek myths had it, the Game of Thrones has it, the western world had it and some still do, and the eastern world had it, especially in India. When we talk about royal families in India, people […]

  • Hindu Temples destroyed by Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb

    Aurangzeb was the third son of Emperor Shah Jahan, who was born on 3rd November 1618 at Dohad in Madhya Pradesh. He wrested his crown from his father before the end of June 1658, after defeating his brothers and by already making his old father Emperor Shah Jahan a prisoner in the Agra Fort (8th […]

  • Rani Padmavati

    10 Facts about Rani Padmavati that makes her a legendary queen

    Rani Padmavati, also known as Padmini was a legendary Indian queen of Medapata kingdom in 13-14th century. Rani Padmavati was the queen of Chittor, renowned across Indian land for her bewitching beauty. She was the second wife of Rawal Ratan Singh and the daughter of the contemporary Sinhala King Gandharvsen, according to the epic ‘Padmavat’. 10 lesser […]

  • 5 Hindu philosophies that makes us responsible towards the environment

    Hindu teachings have always been very caring towards the mother nature. Hindu texts contain numerous references to the worship of the divine in nature in it the Vedas. Hindu dharma lays as high emphasis on environmental ethics. Since, the earliest times of The Mahabharata, Ramayana, Vedas, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, Puranas and Smriti, all of them […]

  • The Ritual of Antim Sanskar and its Meaning in Hindu Dharma

    The one who is born has to die one fine day. This is the cycle of life which cannot be reversed. Be it any religion, as we die, we leave our human body accustoming proper after death rituals. Hindu dharma as a religion is vast and so are its customs and rituals. Antyesti or the […]

  • How German scholars are preserving and promoting the Sanskrit language

    The word Sanskrit comes from sáṃskṛta which translates as “refined” or “elaborated”. The pre-Classical form of Sanskrit is known as Vedic Sanskrit, with the language of the Rigveda being one the oldest. It is one of the 22 official languages in India, which also holds a great place in Nepal. In the past, even the […]

  • 9 Most famous aspects of Lord Shiva that are known yet

    Though Shiva is believed to ‘Nirakar’ in Hindu dharma, there are several forms and aspects of Lord Shiva that everyone is accustomed to worldwide. Here is the list of most famous aspects of lord Shiva: 1. Panchanana Shiva At some of the temples, Shiva is portrayed as having five faces. Each of these faces are […]

  • The most intelligent curse that changed the course of Hindu civilization

    While we take curses as something scary and would all want to stay away from it. And yes, they are in fact scary many times and did give the individuals who got one a lot a trouble. However, there are many curses that did do good, eventually. Hence, in this case, this curse has totally […]

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