Tags Indian Mythology
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.
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.
One of the two greatest Indian poems the Mahabharata predates both the Homeric Iliad and Odyssey.
The Hindu Mythology by W.J Wilkins is considered to be a faithful English rendition of India's rich literature on gods and goddesses, and much more than just a mere translation.
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.
In the 12th century A.D, Pandit Shridhar clambered up a rough mountain trail of the Trikuta mountain to reach the holy cave of the Vaishnodevi. Now pilgrims from across the country make the journey up on a well paved road with refreshment stalls and benches almost all the way to the top.
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.
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.
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.