When the enemy was at the fort gates, when rations ran out, and when defeat was certain, Rajput kingdoms, especially in northwestern India followed a code of honour that inspires awe and dread to this day.
The complexity of Karma arises because of two primary reasons. First, as human beings, we are unaware of the actual actions committed by us. Secondly, we also do not know the proportionality of consequences vis-à-vis the actions committed.
Over the last three or four decades, ideas from the west, which are termed ‘agro-ecology’ or ‘organic farming’ or ‘bio-dynamic agriculture’ or ‘holistic farming’ have found in the Bharat decades ago.
Ayurveda offers a systematic methodology to take care of the different relationships at different levels based on doshas and use them to design therapeutic protocols and customize them.
War is never the first step, it is always the last resort- but the possibility is never abandoned. Read about the attempts at peace that preceded the great War at Kurukshetra.
This article breaks down the character of Karna and explores the many internal conflicts he has throughout his life.
The Samskŗt word Samkrānti means transference, transit, migration, shifting, etc. Makara Samkrānti is the transit of the Sun from the Dhanu Rāṡi to the Makara Rāṡi. This year Makara Samkrānti is celebrated on 14th January.
An Indian society based on Dharma is the perfect response to modern greed and unbridled consumerism, global challenges of hunger, healthcare, pollution, education, and conflicts and is perhaps the only system that can equip us better to face an uncertain future.
Which other global language and cultural studies area relies predominantly on a corpus of translated, second-hand reference sources & not the primary Sanskrit text sources.
Mahabharata throws light on the pitfalls of human nature and how different universal principles shape a certain future in this interplay between the two. The birth of Draupadi is one such story.