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Bharatiya Traditional Knowledge: A Public Policy Perspective

Recently, twitter witnessed huge outrage over an article tweeted by American Scientific Association which referred to the ancient yogic technique of Pranayam as “Cardiac Coherent Breathing”. This article raises the…


The Axis and the Perimeter of the Temple – Part 3

The Axis and the Perimeter The Agniksetra or the later temple plan of the Vedic ritual represents two significant numbers, 180 and 54, which, when doubled, correspond to astronomical knowledge related to…




The Axis and the Perimeter of the Temple – Part 1

Canonical texts describing the plan of the Hindu temple allude to its astronomical basis, and in this Bharatiya sacred geometry is not different in conception from the sacred geometry of…




Ancient Naval Defence System in Bharat

The history of Bharat’s shipping and maritime activities goes back probably to the early times of the Rigveda. The Jatakas, the Greek and Roman authors, the early Tamil poems as…


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Mantra, Concentration and Meditation

Concentration and Meditation To reach the meditative state, concentration is required first. A scattered, distracted, and inattentive mind cannot truly meditate, even if one sits silently for long periods of…