Hindu History

keladi-karnataka

The glorious Keladi Kingdom

The post-Vijayanagara period in South Bharat saw the emergence of one important dynasty, namely Keladi (Or Ikkeri) Nayakas. Keladi Nayakas continued the glorious traditions of the Vijayanagara Empire in the…



Mahabharata Exploration

Inner transformation through the Mahabharata

As a  seven-year-old, I sat under the mango tree in our home with my grandfather, as he helped me read aloud from C. Rajagopalachari’s retelling of the Ramayana and Mahabharata….



Speak, Memory, about Kashmir’s Twin – Xinjiang

How do people forget their past? By deliberate suppression going beyond destruction of religious or artistic images; genocide of people and their expulsion, as in the case of the Yazidis…



govindraja swamy tirupati

History of Govindaraja Swamy Temple, Tirupati

It is very rare to come across a temple where the presiding deities are both Bhagwan Vishnu (protector) and Bhagwan Shiva (the destroyer) and the temple worship is done according…



Indonesia’s Hindu history: Elevator Summary

For a person with interest in history and extent of Hindu Dharma in South East Asia, a visit to Jakarta’s national museum is a must. Every single thing in this…