But, there is much in India, and Hinduism, that is neither northern, nor Brahmanical. Take the case of Karuppu Swami for example, the dark-complexioned god, adored in rural Tamil Nadu and Kerala
Devdutt Padikkal and Yuzvendra Chahal powered Royal Challengers Bangalore to victory over SunRisers Hyderabad in their first match of the IPL 2020.
So, 'aadam-khor' is someone who eats Adam's children's in other words, a man-eater. Thus, 'haraam-khor' is someone who consumes sin, and thrives on breaking the law. It refers to a thief, a traitor, even a lazy person
Politicians are experts at turning ancient events into modern controversies that reap rich electoral dividends. So, as banana republics emerge, we will surely see more and more such dramas
Even today, people of Mithila avoid marrying off their daughters in the month that Sita got married. Even today, people of Mithila do not want to marry their daughters into families living in Ayodhya, in fact, anywhere west of Mithila
Not all Harappans would have been Jain, for we know that people ate fish and meat of cattle, pigs, fowls and wild animals
A childhood friend reminisces about city-based artist Ram Indranil Kamath who died at his residence aged 41 on Wednesday
They are making offerings to her. The offerings sometimes appear as sacrifices to her (either animal or human, we cannot be sure). But, what is clear is that trees were revered in the Harappan civilisation
It cannot be a math genius, a child of Saraswati, can it? So where does one locate Shakuntala Devi?
He decides to take advantage of this moment to attack Ayodhya. He leads a great army from the southern kingdom of Lanka to the northern kingdom of Ayodhya. He does so to defeat Ram who had killed both his grandfather, Ravan and father, Indrajit
Some people believe that the idea of Budai spread to the Christian world inspiring the character of Santa Claus
The goose is a special animal. In Indian mythology, it is believed to have the ability of separating milk from water
These regions have given us very important mythologies. The common theme across all these mythologies is the belief that you live only once, distinguishing it from Indian mythologies based on rebirth
A new card-based memory game centred on Ramayana by author Devdutt Pattanaik aims to connect kids with Indian mythology. The mother of a five-year-old tells us how she ended up learning more from it
When we talk of footwear, one of the most famous stories we get is of Ram. Ram goes to the forest in exile.
A king was given the choice of all the gold he wanted in exchange for his sleep. The king chose sleep. He knew that without sleep, one cannot be a happy person. One may have all the gold in the world; but, if one cannot sleep, what use is that gold?
Just because they were treated as outsiders, they do not treat others as outsiders. They don't take the meanness forward. The don't render others unsuitable
This naturally faces a backlash from the people who cannot handle fluidity, who need a firm foundation of fixed, predictable, familiar frameworks. They regress to the other extreme of rigid positioning
It is one of the rare occasions where Shiva uses his trident in a battle against an asura. This asura is called Andhaka or the asura of darkness. He is also considered a 'son' of Shiva
So, Inanna, also known as Ishtar, descended and crossed seven gates of hell, to find her beloved Dumuzi