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Indian Mythology

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 Mahabharata.

One of the two greatest Indian poems the Mahabharata predates both the Homeric Iliad and Odyssey.
Hindu Mythology W.J Wilkins

Hindu Mythology.

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.

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 Pilgrim Road.

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.
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.