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[Long Read] Book Review on Aravindan Neeklandan’s Hindutva: A Grand Journey of core Hindutva Ideas through Indic Perspective

Feb 5,23

Aravindan’s Hindutva: Origin, Evolution and Future is a grand journey of core Hindu ideas as they have evolved, expanded and endured over thousands of years. It is a story of seers, thinkers and activists who have shaped the cultural and intellectual discourse in India. Hindutva, in this journey, comes out not as a monolithic identity seeking to crush dissent and diversity, but as a dynamic and organic process that rests on the solid foundations of spiritual pluralism (Shashtra), open exploration and constructive dialogues (Shashtrartha).

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“Intuition and Reason”. Ayurveda Knowledge System – 4

Mar 14,21

In this article, P.Ram Manohar explains that Ayurvedic treatment is a carefully thought out design to skilfully control the opposing factors that work behind a disease so as to favorably influence the attempts to restore health and well-being.

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Holobionts: A Theory that Shatters the Myth of ‘Biological Individual’

Feb 10,21

We often tend to study nature from our perspective but what if we reverse the gaze. We then discover that we cannot define ourselves as biological individuals. What then are we? Read on to find out.

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उदीयमान राष्ट्रदृष्टि – 4

Oct 17,20

हिन्दू संस्कृति ही भारतवर्ष की राष्ट्रीय संस्कृति है। सनातन धर्म की यह संस्कृति एक विराट तथा बहुमुखी संस्कृति है। किन्तु साथ ही साथ यह एक ऐसी संस्कृति है जो मानवजाति के लिए स्वभाव-सुलभ है। इस संस्कृति में ऐसा कुछ भी नहीं जिसे कृत्रिम कहा जा सके, जिसका निर्माण मनुष्य के बाह्य मानस द्वारा हुआ हो, और जिसको ईसाइयत, इस्लाम तथा कम्युनिज्म की संस्कृतियों की नाईं बलात् लादा गया हो। अतएव ऐसी प्रत्येक संस्कृति को जो हिन्दू संस्कृति के अनुकूल न हो, जो सनातन धर्म की संस्कृति के साथ मेल न खाती हो, भारतवर्ष से भागना पड़ेगा।

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The Significance of 108 in Indian Cosmology

Sep 24,20

I ultimately found the answer to the mystery of these numbers while researching early astronomy. I discovered that the Indians correctly estimated this to be the distance between the Earth and the in Sun-diameter units, and the distance between the Earth and the Moon in Moon-diameter units.

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Legacy in Bengali Literature: Chandidas and Chaitanya Mahaprabhu

Mar 20,23

The popularity of Badu Chandidas lies as the writer of the legendary drama in verse, Shreekrishna Kirtana. Taking the Puranic tale of Krishnaleela with a notable influence of Jayadeva’s Gita Govinda and based on the simple village gossips about Radha-Krishna prevalent among the masses, the story revolves around three main characters- Krishna, Radha and Badai (Dyuti).

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From elemental to endless

Mar 19,23

“If he is there, then he might protect you, and if not, mark my word, I will chop your head with my sword”. Then he rushes towards the pillar and strikes it hard with full force. At a glance, a voice of thunder came roaring out of the post. The next scene provided goosebumps, as out of the blue, shattering down the strong construction, emerged a fierce form, making the blood run cold- a human shape with the head and limbs of a lion.

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Mrityu, Vatsalya and Andanda Marga

Mar 16,23

Till we believe that the source of happiness is in the objects of this world that we deal with, the endless Karmic cycle would continue. The real happiness lies beyond ego and its actual form is the last word Ananda of "Sat-Chit-Ananda"- the eternal bliss.

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Effect of Cultural Tourism at Shonibarer Haat

Mar 13,23

Shonibarer haat is a weekly Saturday afternoon bazaar set up by local artisans in Santiniketan, Birbhum district, West Bengal. It takes place on Saturdays in the khowai region, which is a geographical formation of small canyons resulting from constant erosion caused by wind and water. This place is characterised by Shyambati canal on one side and a patch of dry forest of Sonajhuri (Acacia Auriculiformis) trees on an eroded landscape of red laterite soil on the other side. Sonajhuri literally means “droplets of gold”. 

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The Hero as a Child

Mar 10,23

Joseph Campbell mentioned in his book "The Hero with a Thousand Faces" that the concept of hero-hood is predestined. However, the path towards the destination is never very simple. The hero’s miraculous childhood presented in the stories features and highlights some special manifestation of inherent divine principles embodied in his human life. The playing of various roles as per the demands of life makes a bog-standard hero turn into an extra-ordinary.

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तकनीकीय नियतिवाद -हमारे मुक्त (आवर चॉइस) ‘निर्णय’ का अंतर्द्वंद

Mar 9,23

तकनीकी ने जहां मनुष्य को निर्बाध स्वतंत्रता और वैश्विक सुगमता का आभास दिया है ,वहीँ इसके केंद्र में बैठे हुए लोगों द्वारा इसका प्रयोग करके ना सिर्फ बड़े पैमाने पर व्यक्ति के चुनाव की स्वतंत्रता को किन्ही कंपनियों या राज व्यवस्थाओं के हाथ की कठपुतली बनाता है बल्कि सदैव के लिए इंटरनेट की तकनीकी द्वारा लाया गया नियतिवाद स्थापित हो सकता है इस क्रम में मनुष्य के मूल मूल्यों को आहरित करके राजव्यवस्था अथवा आर्थिक शक्तियों द्वारा परिभाषित किया जा सकता है और इससे मनुष्य जाति की एक शाश्वत गुलामी की परंपरा निर्मित होगी ।

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The sixty-four yogini temple of Hirapur

Mar 7,23

Some of the images of yoginis are extensively used in the present Odissi dance to depict different avatars of Durga. Here one of the yogini images looked like lord Ganesha it looked like ‘ Lady Ganesha’... The cult of Chausath Yoginis was one of the most esoteric cults in medieval India which vanished as suddenly as it emerged in the Indic religious landscape, leaving very little trace of its existence.

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छुआ-छूत पर ब्राह्मणों की झूठी बदनामी

Mar 1,23

किसी हिन्दू शास्त्र, पुराण, आदि में जाति-आधारित छुआ-छूत का निर्देश नहीं। वरना सभी हिन्दू-विरोधियों, वामपंथियों ने उसे प्रसिद्ध पोस्टर-सा लाखों बार लहराया होता। इस के बदले वे शंबूक या एकलव्य की कथा से काम चलाते हैं, जो भी अन्य प्रसंग के उदाहरण है, जिसे खास रंग दे हिन्दू धर्म को लांछित किया जाता है। तुलसीदास की पंक्ति ‘‘ढोल गवाँर सूद्र पसु नारी/ सकल ताड़ना के अधिकारी’’ भी वैसा ही उदाहरण है, जिसे मनमाना अर्थ दिया गया।

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Trans-Age: A woke movement transgressing sanity and sense

Feb 27,23

According to the woke activists, all social constructs are oppressive, bigoted, and problematic. Why and how? These are the questions that you cannot ask a woke. The only choice and right that woke activists have given to the society is to agree with them and join them in unleashing madness. It is what they are unleashing as they problematize the very concept of age, declare that being considerate of age(ageism) is inherently oppressive.

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An overview of the ceremonies in becoming a Mahari in Puri Jagannatha Temple

Feb 22,23

The social status enjoyed by the maharis were special and important during the rule of the king and the maharis never became widows as they were married to Lord Jagannatha. The maharis re-invented herself at every age until their status declined in modern society after the passing of the anti-nautch act. Centuries of negotiation have silenced a community of traditional artists, social status and their livelihood.

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