Devi Durga, the Divine Mother is symbolic of a creator and a destroyer; a caretaker and caregiver; a preserver and a liberator; a symbol of sacrifice and as the all powerful protector of the humankind.
Based on massive historical evidence in the form of lakhs of books in Sanskrit written by authors spanning over several millennia and spanning the length and breadth of India and covering every imaginable branch of knowledge, one can say with confidence that at the pan-India level Sanskrit is mukhya and all other languages including Hindi are gouṇa
In Hindu culture, no recitation of the Veda begins without the chanting of Om. The Upanishads and the Bhagavad-Gita prescribe meditation on Om as a means for Self-realization.
Part 2 of the series on Rajadharma talks about Violence and Punishment, and finds that, for righteous reasons, between non-violence and violence, the path that leads to upholding of dharma was superior.
So many theories are being floated on how terrorists or dictatorial regimes of today should be handled. In this story, Hanumānji teaches a great lesson from the Sundara Kānda.
During the dark days of Aurangzeb’s tyranny, bravehearts like Lachit Borphukhan and Shivaji showed us why our civilization has survived all sorts of onslaught.
The observance of the Parivartini Ekadasi vrata on this day is equal in merit to performing the Ashvamedha yajna
Kashmir, the Land of Śāradā considered as Sarvajna Peetha ‘The seat of all Knowledge’ has always been the land of Rishis just as it has been the home to scholars in various fields of knowledge, writes Rakesh Koul
The first part of our series on ‘Rajadharma’ – a treatise on basic philosophy of statecraft aimed at good governance, takes us through Yudhishthira’s desire to abandon all Karma to finally upholding the principles of Rajadharma after the Great War
The Agnihotri families survived the gruesome Bhopal gas tragedy owing to the practice of Agnihotram – Agni, Ved and Gau Samrakshana is essential for Lokakshemam.