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Published in: Oct 2017

Aerial View of Angkor Wat, Cambodia Angkor Wat is one of the largest religious monuments ever constructed during the 11th century A.D. which means, Temple City. It was originally built as a Hindu temple dedicated to the God Vishnu, but it was later converted into a Buddhist temple in the 14th century. Every year, hundreds of thousands of travellers from across the globe including the Buddhists and Hindus flock to Cambodia to experience the grandeur of Angkor. Built by the rulers of the Khmer Empire over the span of five centuries, these temples endure as one of Earths greatest archaeological wonders today. Join us as we shed light on one of the most enigmatic, mesmerizing civilizations in th... Read More

Published in: Sep 2017

Humble Beginnings Sometime around 1989, I started practicing Vaastu. It was a very new subject for everyone at that time. My initial lessons were from my grandfather in the year 1976-77. Learning astrology was like a ritual in our house and I learnt it from my guruji. When he taught me the subject, people started coming to my place on Sundays to get their predictions. I used to help people by reading their birth charts and making predictions. However, I never thought that I have some astrological aptitude in me. Eventually, more people used to visit me on Sundays and I started becoming popular in my circle. There were days when I used to travel from Vizag to Hyderabad and Hyderabad to Delhi.... Read More

Published in: Aug 2017

Plaza Mayor Madrid is the largest city of Spain, the third largest city in the European Union, and also the Capital of the country with a metropolitan population of approximately 6.5 million. The official language of Madrid is Spanish while languages like Aranese, Galician, Basque, and Catalan have official status in certain regions. The city of Madrid has a pleasant weather round the year except the few summer months. It is a modern, dynamic, and open-minded city that enables the combination of work and leisure leading to a great quality of life. Madrid has a great history associated with it. There were no signs of it when the Romans walked the Spanish lands 200 years before Christ. For mor... Read More

Published in: May 2017

Aeriel View of Meenakshi Amman Temple, aka Meenakshi Sundareswar Temple Meenakshi Amman is a historic temple located on the southern bank of the Vaigai River in Madurai, Tamil Nadu. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Parvati (Meenakshi) and her husband Shiva (Sundareswarar). The term Meenakshi means the fish eyed God and Sundareswarar means the beautiful lord. The temple is the heart of the 2,500-year-old city of Madurai and has been covered significantly in Tamil literature. South Tower, Meenakshi Amman Temple History The temple was built in the 6th century BC by survivors of Kumari Kandam. However, the entire credit for the splendid looks of the current temple goes to the Nayaks who ruled ... Read More

The Mahabharata describes him as The lord of the arts, executor of a thousand handicrafts, the carpenter of the gods, the most eminent of artisans, the fashioner of all ornamtents and a great immortal god. He has four hands, wears a crown, loads of gold jewelry, and holds a water pot, a book, a noose, and craftsmans tools in his hands. Many people wanted to know the origins of Vaastu Shastra. It started way back in Satya yuga or the first and the best age of Hindu world cycle. Lord Rama was born in Treta yuga (the second yuga) and Krishna in Dvapara yuga (third yuga). Currently, we are living in Kali Yuga. During the Treta Yuga, Lord Narsimha came to protect his devotee Prahlad from his demo... Read More

Published in: Sep 2015

YOU ARE FREE RIGHT NOW ! : HOW THE SONG OF ASHTAVAKRA IS STILL VALID IN THE MODERN WORLD There are at least 39 Gitas, of which the Bhagavad Gita is the most popular. Other Gitas, like the Avadhoota Gita, the Surya Gita, the Uddhava Gita and the Ashtavakra Gita are renowned for their logical delineation of Vedanta philosophy. All these Gitas form an integral part of the Hindu scriptures and were composed in ancient times. The Ashtavakra Gita, or the Song of Ashtavakra is a classical Advaita Vedanta scripture. It is written as a dialogue between the sage Ashtavakra and Janaka, king of Mithila. Offering a radical version of non-dualistic philosophy the Ashtavakra Gita expounds on the completely ... Read More

Published in: Sep 2015

Krishna Jayanti falls on September 5 this year. We look at the avatar Krishna, through the viewpoint of a mystic, who feels that only in some future time will we be really able to understand Krishna and appreciate his virtues. KRISHNA: THE MAN, THE AVATAR Osho says: Krishna is utterly incomparable, he is so unique. Firstly, his uniqueness lies in the fact that although Krishna happened in the ancient past he belongs to the future, is really of the future. Man has yet to attain that stage where he can rightfully stand by his side as the contemporary of Krishna's. To man, Krishna still remains beyond grasp. He is still beyond his understanding, he puzzles us, we are baffled by his persona. Why... Read More

Published in: Jan 2014

THE ANCIENT TIRTHYATRAS OF INDIA The Saptapuri & The Chaar Dhaams Kashi (Varanasi, U. P.), Kanchipuram (Tamil Nadu), Mayapuri (Haridwar, Uttaranchal) Ayodhya (U.P.), Avantika (Ujjain, M. P.), Mathura (U. P.), Dwaravati (Dwarka, Gujarat) For Hindus a place of pilgrimage is a tirtha or tirthasthana, a pilgrimage is also a tirtha or tirthayatra and a pilgrim is a tirthayatri. Read More

Published in: Dec 2013

The twelve jyotirlinga are Somnath in Gujarat, Mallikarjuna at Srisailam in Andra Pradesh, Mahakaleswar at Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh, Omkareshwar in Madhya Pradesh, Kedarnath in Himalayas, Bhimashankar in Maharashtra, Viswanath at Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, Triambakeshwar in Maharashtra, Vaidyanath at Deogarh in Jharkand, Nageswar at Dwarka in Gujarat, Rameshwar at Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu and Grishneshwar at Aurangabad in Maharashtra. This article is a researched article and borrows heavily from printed and electronic encyclopedias as well as material provided by our panel of research scholars, astrologers, academics and pundits Read More

Published in: Nov 2013

The twelve jyotirlinga are Somnath in Gujarat, Mallikarjuna at Srisailam in Andra Pradesh, Mahakaleswar at Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh, Omkareshwar in Madhya Pradesh, Kedarnath in Himalayas, Bhimashankar in Maharashtra, Viswanath at Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, Triambakeshwar in Maharashtra, Vaidyanath at Deogarh in Jharkand, Nageswar at Dwarka in Gujarat, Rameshwar at Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu and Grishneshwar at Aurangabad in Maharashtra. Read More

Published in: Oct 2013

Baidyanath Jyotirlinga temple, is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas, the most sacred abodes of Shiva. It is located in Deoghar inthe Santhal Parganas division of the state of Jharkhand, India. Baba dham and Baidyanath dham - as the temple complex is alsoknown as - consists of the main temple of Baba Baidyanath, where the Jyotirlinga is installed, and 21 other temples. Read More

Published in: Sep 2013

The twelve jyotirlinga are Somnath in Gujarat, Mallikarjuna at Srisailam in Andra Pradesh, Mahakaleswar at Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh, Omkareshwar in Madhya Pradesh, Kedarnath in Himalayas, Bhimashankar in Maharashtra, Viswanath at Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, Triambakeshwar in Maharashtra, Vaidyanath at Deogarh in Jharkand, Nageswar at Dwarka in Gujarat, Rameshwar at Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu and Grishneshwar at Aurangabad in Maharashtra. Read More

Published in: Aug 2013

Shravan month is also known as Sawan month in North Indian states. All Mondays or Somwar(s) which fall during Shravan month are considered highly auspicious for fasting and known as Shravan Somwar or Sawan Somwar Vrats. Many devotees observe sixteen Mondays or Solah Somwar fasting from first Somwar of Sawan month. Read More

Published in: Aug 2013

Bhimashankar is an ancient shrine, one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Shiva, located on the high peaks of Sahyadri Hills at a height of 3250 feet above sea level, in the village of Bhorgiri approximately 120 km from Pune and 200 km from Mumbai. Mention of this temple is made in the Rudra Samhita as the Dakshina Bhima Shankar. The temple is situated on the banks of River Bhima and it is from here that the River Bhima flows south east and merges with the River Krishna near Raichur. Read More

Published in: Jul 2013

The twelve jyotirlinga are Somnath in Gujarat, Mallikarjuna at Srisailam in Andra Pradesh, Mahakaleswar at Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh, Omkareshwar in Madhya Pradesh, Kedarnath in Himalayas, Bhimashankar in Maharashtra, Viswanath at Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, Triambakeshwar in Maharashtra, Vaidyanath at Deogarh in Jharkand, Nageswar at Dwarka in Gujarat, Rameshwar at Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu and Grishneshwar at Aurangabad in Maharashtra. Read More

Published in: Jun 2013

The Omkareshwar temple is one of the 12 revered Jyotirlinga shrines of Shiva. It is located on a huge island called Mandhata or Shivapuri along the banks of the Narmada river; the river Narmada, is here called Rewa. The shape of the island is said to be like the Hindu symbol. The pebbles found here in this river are called Bana Lingams Read More

Published in: May 2013

Kashi Vishwanath Temple is one of the most famous Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva and is located in Varanasi, the holiest existing place of Hindus, where at least once in life a Hindu is expected to do pilgrimage, and if possible, also pour the remains of cremated ancestors on the River Ganges. The temple is in Varanasi (erstwhile Kashi) the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. Read More

Published in: Mar 2013

The Kumbh Mela is the world's largest religious gathering, with 80 million people expected to attend in 2013. It is held every third year at one of the four places by rotation: Haridwar, Allahabad (Prayag), Nashik and Ujjain. Thus the Kumbh Mela is held at each of these four places every twelfth year . The rivers at these four places are: the Ganges at Haridwar, the confluence (Sangam) of the Ganges and the Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati at Allahabad, the Godawari at Nashik, and the Shipra at Ujjain. Read More

Published in: Mar 2013

The Kumbh Mela Excerpts from The Kumbh Mela by Mark T ully Published by Viking, New Delhi 1991 and by Penguin Books Ltd, London in 1992 as Chapter 3 of the book No Full Stops In India. It narrates his experiences of the Kumbh Mela 1989 held at Allahabad. Where the Ganges and the Yamuna meet people from many, many, different traditions of Hinduism come together . It is a religion so diverse that scholars often deny it can be classified as one faith, and yet in Hinduism you dont find the hostility between different schools of theology , different sects, which Read More

Published in: Feb 2013

Swami Vivekananda needs no introduction, for his is a household name in India. Swamiji was one of the greatest spiritual leaders of the modern world, a great lover of humanity whose unconditional love extended to all people without any distinctions of caste, class, creed, race, region or religion. Swami Vivekananda is also remembered as a great patriot, the first cultural ambassador of India to the West, who raised the prestige of India in the eyes of Western people and changed their views about India with the compelling force to truth. Read More