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Evidence to show that seafaring was carried out by Indians long before the rest of the world

Among many contributions of India to the world sea navigation is also one. Indians had knowledge of harnessing monsoon winds…

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A philosopher turned diplomat who changed Stalin’s opinion on India and laid foundation for Indo-Russian ties

It was year 1921, students of Maharaja College, Mysore had decorated a horse cart with flowers. And they were waiting…

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Trade between Rome and India, excavations have proved Karnataka was a major gemstone trading centre

One thing in history which every historian would agree on, is the fact that India was the centre of spice…

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Know how Lord ‘Ganesha’ is worshipped in other parts of the world

India and Hindu culture has influenced many countries of East Asia. The evidence of practices similar to that of Indian…

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An incredible history of how ‘Lokamanya Tilak’ turned a regular Hindu festival into a national movement

Sukhkarta Dukhharta Varta Vighnachi || Nurvi Purvi Prem Krupa Jayachi || Sarvangi Sundar Uti Shendurachi || Kanti Jhalke Mal Mukataphalaanchi..||…

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Vinayaki, the least known female avatar of Lord Ganesha!

Out of the many forgotten female powers and Goddesses, “Vinayaki” is one such feminine form of Lord Sri Ganesh about…

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Hartalika Teej: The Festival of Love!

Hartalika Teej is festival of Love celebrated by married Hindu women for the long life of their beloved husbands. Just…

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Know why ‘Gowri’ is worshipped by married women! Here’s the significance of Swarna Gowri festival celebration

Devi Parvathi is worshipped throughout our country in different forms. Durga pooja, Navaratri, vijaya dashami, are all festivals celebrating devi…

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Know about the story of Lord Krishna’s Gurudakshina to Sandipani Muni

As per a kannada daasa vaani- we can not achieve anything in life unless we surrender our self to the…

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The wisdom of Hindu texts on Anna and Vyayama, contributing to ‘Fit India’

On the occasion of Sports day, PM Modi has initiated Fit India campaign. To be fit is to be free…

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Mathru Panchakam! An ode to his mother by Adi Shankaracharya

‘Mathru devobhava Pithru devobhava Acharya devobhava Atithi devobhava’ Is what taught to a Hindu. This shloka from Taitthiriya Upanishad says,…

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The ferocious Jograj Singh and Ram Pyari Gurjar, who chased Taimur out of India

If there are names in history we should ever remember, there are few names we should never forget. Taimur Lang…

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The Mamaleswar Mahadev Temple which was created 5000 years ago by the Pandavas has Akhand Dhuni (fire) burning since the Mahabharata time!

India is a land of mysteries. Our culture and history includes many such mysteries that one would be amazed of.…

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With 1000 labourers and 3 years continuous effort, Aurangzeb could not destroy this temple, know which temple it is!

The Kailasa Temple in Ellora is an architectural masterpiece. Its structure & carvings remain unmatched till date. There also remains…

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The forgotten story of how Mysore Maharaja fulfilled the last wish of a legendary composer

The year was 1948. Europe was limping back to normalcy after seven terrible years of world war. Richard Strauss the…

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The untold mysteries of Lord Puri Jagannath temple, that not many people know about!

The Lord Puri Jagannath temple is one of the most auspicious Hindus shrines which has history of thousands of years.…

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Why is Ghee preferred over oil for diyas during Pooja?

While lighting the lamp in our homes, we say this Mantra. It is believed that lighting of the lamp destroys…

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Rishi Pippalada, the one who perceived spiritual third eye of Shiva

In the Saturudra Samhita of Shiva Purana it is stated that in each Chatur Yug, Lord Shiva will incarnate as…

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The epic tale behind why it rains on Krishna Janmashtami!

Vishnu the creator’s 8th incarnation- Lord Sri Krishna or the Natkat Kanha’s Janmashtami falls on the Eight day of Krishna…

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Lalitha Sahasranama! Divine chants of the Devi who is embodiment of love

Shri lalitha sahasranama Stotra is found in the Uttara Khanda of Brahmanda purana. It is recorded as the conversation between …

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