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BHUNTAR, HIMACHAL, INDIA
Friday, September 22, 2017

All in the divine scheme of things.

Dusshera in Kullu differs vastly from the traditional effigy burning ceremony of the demon king Ravanna observed in the rest of North India.

The gods come to town.

Held in the month of October each year, Dusshera is Himachal’s equivalent to the Christian Carnival and celebrated with equal pomp and show

Tears of Shiva.

A giant size statue of Hindu god Shiva and consort Sati remind passers by of a love story from Indian mythology.

The invincible buffalo demon.

Thousands of miles away from the labyrinth of the Minotaur in Crete, comes another legendary tale of a bull-man creature that in mythological times rose from the underworld to terrorize heaven and earth.
Origin of Durgostava

The untimely awakening.

For eons now, Bengal’s most popular festival has been repeatedly celebrated during the wrong time of the year. Spring not autumn is the historical season for invoking the goddess Durga. Yet, both priestly class and devotees hardly give a hoot.

Who were the people who created the first Hanuman idol at...

Deep inside the Sariska Forest Reserve, resides the ancient temple of the Hindu Demi God Hanuman with a cenotaph within its courtyard crediting its foundation to the legendary Pandava brothers.

The wrath of God.

Narasimha the 'man animal' avtaar of the Hindu god Vishnu, sits at the entrance of the National Museum Delhi with a story every Indian is familiar with.

The pure copper in Buddha.

Ancient Tibetans valued pure copper as sacred metal for creating the Idols of Buddha and the Bodhisattva But instead of mining their own land for it, they ordered the metal from distant regions.