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Monday, December 11, 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.
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.

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.

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.

How Shiva lost his manhood.

In 1800, W.J. Wilkins in his quest to interpret ancient Vedic mythology for English readers, unearthed an amusing account of how the Shiva Lingam came to be.

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

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.

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.