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.
Temples dedicated to Murugan--the Hindu God of War--are scattered all over the island country of Singapore.
We refuse to be tamed. We always have, since the beginning of time. No matter how many battles we fight, how many eras we struggle through, how much pain we endure, we never stop till we achieve our goals. Look at all the historical stories or mythological tales, and you will find that we have always managed to fight our fears and emerge victorious.
The Gujarati community has a long tradition of seafaring and a history of immigration to foreign lands. The mercantile culture resulted naturally from the Indian state’s proximity to the Arabian Sea. Although air travel had replaced sea travel by the time I was born, this innate restlessness I feel to explore new lands is something that is irrevocably embedded in me.
"Jyotisa is not mere psychological assessment, but an invaluable reference of human evolution which spans six thousand years."