Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Temple, Javagal – A Forgotten Wonder
This temple is one of many such lesser known temples built during the Hoysala era. It is a “live” temple and daily puja is offered here. However, because of its relative obscurity most people visiting this temple are devotees and one is unlikely to see an art or culture lover.Read More
The Historical Approach to the Mahabharata
Join us on 9th July when Prof. Vishwa Adluri and Dr. Joydeep Bagchee will talk about the scholarship on the Mahabharata.Read More
A Brief History of Indian Science. Some Underlying Principles.
The connection between the outer and the inner cosmos is seen most strikingly in the use of the number 108 in Indian literary and artistic expression. It was known that this number is the approximate distance from Earth to the sun and the moon, in sun and moon diameters, respectively.Read More
Did Swami Vivekananda Praise Islam?
In this article, Dr. Subroto Roy examines the controversy over the alleged letter of Swami Vivekananda in which he is supposed to have praised Islam. But did the Swami ever write such a letter?Read More
Divine Intermission. Exploratory Studies in Reincarnation.
Does Consciousness continue after death? What does science say about reincarnation? Indic Varta takes you on a fascinating journey of a scientific exploration into the question of reincarnation through a series of excerpts of cases with past life memories from Dr. Jim Tucker’s book ‘Life before Life’.Read More
Did Hindustani music result from a collaboration between Hindu and Muslim artists? Dr. Subroto Roy shatters many common misconceptions in this rare and insightful piece.Read More
Why International Religious Freedom Act is Deceitful and Hypocritical
Here is an excerpt from a letter written by Purnima Nath to the Steering Committee of the International Religious Freedom Roundtable in the United States.Read More
Is Shakti Force?
We often tend to assume that Shakti is represented by force alone but is there something deeper to the worship of Shakti. Sir John Woodroffe explains here.Read More
From Sikhs into Singhs
There were two fronts and two movements working simultaneously. They were closely interlinked. One was to separate the Sikhs from the Hindus. The other was the conversion of the Sikhs themselves into a single category of the Keshdhari SikhsRead More
Adi Shankara’s critique of Buddhism
While maintaining the existence of only Brahman in the absolute sense, Sankara posits that the experience of the world is not invalid at the time of that experience.Read More