The Hindu doctrine teaches that whenever humanity and creation as a whole is under threat, God descends into the world as an avatar to restore order and redeem its creation.
As a young child, Krishna performs miraculous initiatory feats and even defeats demons.
Lord Ganesha is known as the Lord of Beginnings; as the Remover of Obstacles; and as the patron deity of the arts and sciences.
The hamsa represents the Soul's yearning to reach the highest peaks on earth as well as go beyond it.
In the Upanishads, an assortment of creation stories have been written. They are all allegorical.
Fire, which once ignited has a life force of its own, functions as a ‘witness’ to the ceremony that is taking place.
In apparent chaos, there is absolute order. Creation and destruction. Life and death. Light and dark.
How often can a hunter return home empty-handed? Not too often, for the clan would starve. At the same time, if the hunter 'over hunts', the cycle of life and death in the environment will be irreparably harmed.
Indian armies have historically been on the defensive and have failed, time and time again, to project power to take out their enemies.
In shaded corners of sultry groves across Kerala, you can find stone deities coated in turmeric nestled at the foot of a tree. These shrines mark a sacred space known as the sarpa kavu or snake forests.