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BHUNTAR, HIMACHAL PRADESH, INDIA
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
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.

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.

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 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.
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.

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.

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 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.