Agastya’s Perfect Woman – Lopamudra

Lopamudra, also known as Kaushitaki and Varaprada, is described in Vedic literature as a great scholar and philosopher.  She and her husband Rishi Agastya...

A Tale of Two Navratri – Celebrating the Cosmic Mother

The Cosmic Mother is worshipped not once as is commonly believed, but as many as 5 times during the course of a year, in...

Janmashtami – Birth of A Purnavatar

The celebration of Krishna’s birth is one of the largest Hindu festivals in the world, celebrated by nearly 930 million people worldwide. Popularly known as...
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Understanding the Fierce Cosmic Mother, Kali

Who is this terrible woman, Dark as the sky in midnight? Who is this woman, Dancing over the field of battle, like a blue lotus that floats, on a...

The Extremely Simplified and Modern Ravana

The name Ravana conjures an image of a ten headed villain, cruel and proud, a Rakshasa king who abducts Sita and is finally killed...
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A Devoted Relationship – Krishna and Sudama

By - Kavea Panneerselvam The story of Krishna and Sudama is one of friendship, love, and most of all, devotion. Sudama was born into a...
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Origin and spiritual significance Ratha Jatra – Festival of Chariots

Ratha Jatra, the Festival of Chariots of Lord Jagannatha, is celebrated every year in the temple town of Puri, in the east coast state...
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Jataka Tales – The Monkeys and the Ogre (Nalapana-Jataka)

There once was a water-ogre living in a lake within a thick forest.  This particular water-ogre would hide in the lake and would attack...
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The happening of Kurma Avatar

The Ten Avatar (Dasavatar) of Lord Vishnu are: Matsya, Kurma, Varaha, Narasimha, Vamana, Parashurama, Rama, Balarama, Krishna, Buddha and Kalki. Kurma Avatar is the 2nd...
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Durga Puja – A Hesternal Revisit

An Exordium on Durga Puja ‘Durga Puja’ meaning ‘worship of Durga,’ also called Durgotsav in Bengali, (meaning festival of Durga Puja) is an annual celebration...
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