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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Behind the myth of the serpent people.

Depicted in mythology as divine beings with serpent like qualities, the Naagas, were a real people of flesh and blood that existed long before the coming of the Indo-Aryan tribes of antiquity.

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 Kulvi Pattu.

Woven out of pure goat’s wool for warmth and decorated with borders sporting brightly colored motifs, the Pattu is a drape style dress worn by women in Kullu valley.

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.

The indomitable Saraswati.

Named by the early Aryan tribes after a river with crystal clear waters centuries ago, Saraswati remains an influential goddess of Hinduism and a role model for strong willed independent women.
Hanuman Idol at Pandupol

The peculiar idol of Hanuman.

Deep within the Sariska Tiger Reserve is the temple of Pandupol that shelters a peculiar idol of the Vedic age demigod Hanuman.

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.

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.