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History Of Asana And Exercise In India

Asana has an important place in exercise traditions as well as in spiritual traditions like classical Yoga, and there is a good deal of overlap between the two. Yet we should discriminate between these two levels of its usage. Hatha Yoga crosses over both these practices, having a connection to martial arts as well, but primarily uses asana mainly to prepare the body for meditation.

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Ramayana Parampara among the Garos and the Jaintias of Meghalaya

Dadhi Mathan, the childhood story of Keli Gopal (Sri Krisnā) is the only play based on one of the episodes from the Mahabharata. Bhari Gan is mainly performed as a part of the different traditional modes of worship and rituals and ceremonies of the Rabhas and the Garos. In a full-fledged occasion of such traditional worship such as Bhar Puja, both the Dadhi Mathan and a Ramayana-based play are performed.

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Ramayana Parampara among the Khasis of Meghalaya & the Seng Khasi Movement

The overall storyline of the Ramayana that used to be popular among the people of Meghalaya before the advent of a foreign religion into their land is very much the same as that of Valmiki Ramayana, the only difference being the names of the different characters and as well as the names of the places which have a local, regional touch.

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International Day for Biological Diversity and 24 Gurus of Avaduta from Bhagavat Purana 

He was Lord Dattatreya, an Abadhuta, a great scholar and whose personality was enough to brighten up the whole surrounding but his mind was still innocent like a kid. He replied, - O Rajan, look at this entire creation! I am glad to tell you the way I have accepted and followed the characteristics and natures of different creations through my thorough observation and self-surrender!

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न्याय शास्त्र में संवाद के दोषो के परिहार की प्रविधि(मेथड)

जिसकी सहायता से किसी सिद्धान्त पर पहुँचा जा सके उसे न्याय कहते हैं-प्रमाणों के आधार पर किसी निर्णय पर पहुँचना ही न्याय है। यह मुख्य रूप से तर्कशास्त्र और ज्ञानमीमांसा है।

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Sakti Worship in North-East India: A Historical & Cultural Perspective (Part 1)

The Sakta cult of Ma Durga is also widely prevalent in Manipur among different sections of the Meitei Hindus. The travelogues of the Chinese Buddhist pilgrim Huien Tsang in the 7th century A.D. have several references of Manipur in the context of the Kámárupá and Kámákhya.

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The “inward” guru and the “outward” world

A guru may not want to teach systematically, but he invariably wants to give his blessings (to his disciples and …

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The Nine Psuedo-Contentment in the Spiritual Path : A Samkhya Karika Perspective

The nine forms of contentment are considered to be four internals namely, Nature, Material Means, Time and Luck; and five externals due to abstinence from objects.

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Insurgency in Manipur: A Historical Overview

Inter and intra-community rivalries were quite commonplace in the earlier times as well, before the advent of Christianity. But, the rise of Christianity gave a new texture to these conflicts that now became intertwined with a separatist mindset informed by the logic of ‘Who is superior to whom’?

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Shef’s Dharmic Trail. Odisha Odyssey

Odisha is one place where Sanatana Dharma rituals are preserved in all its sanctity and simple beauty. 

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