Hindu History

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…



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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…



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Bhima Vairagya: The Death of Ghatotkacha

This is continuation of the series of posts highlighting the ten guNas that Bhimasena displays in the Mahabharata. The ten gunas have been explained by Sri Madhwacharya in his Mahabharata Tatparya…


Maharana Pratap – a Giant amongst Men

Today is the 480th birth anniversary of Maharana Pratap (1540-1597). Sometimes, a picture speaks more than a thousand words. The picture below depicts the map of Bharat in 1590. As…