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Why is Krishna blue

Blue is the color of all-inclusiveness. You will see in the existence, anything that is vast and beyond your perception generally tends to be blue, whether it is the ocean or the sky. Anything which is larger than your perception tends to be blue because blue is the basis of all-inclusiveness. It is based on this that so many gods…

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Mahabharata: Kali yuga is coming

The Mahabharat is one of the two major epics in Sanskrit of ancient India. It contains over one lakh couplets and is thrice as long as the Bible. However, only a fraction of the narration deals with the main story with the rest containing additional myths and teachings. It clearly states: “what is found here may be found elsewhere but what…

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Mahabharata: A tale of true friendship

The Mahabharat is one of the two major epics in Sanskrit of ancient India. It contains over one lakh couplets and is thrice as long as the Bible. However, only a fraction of the narration deals with the main story with the rest containing additional myths and teachings. It clearly states: “what is found here may be found elsewhere but what…

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Mahabharata: Karna’s Last Test

The Mahabharat is one of the two major epics in Sanskrit of ancient India. It contains over one lakh couplets and is thrice as long as the Bible. However, only a fraction of the narration deals with the main story with the rest containing additional myths and teachings. It clearly states: “what is found here may be found elsewhere but what…

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Mahabharata: How Udupi fed the Kurukshetra warriors

The Mahabharat is one of the two major epics in Sanskrit of ancient India. It contains over one lakh couplets and is thrice as long as the Bible. However, only a fraction of the narration actually deals with the main story with the rest containing additional myths and teachings. It clearly states: “what is found here may be found elsewhere…

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Mahabharata: Story of body and matter

The Mahabharata is one of the two major Sanskrit epics of ancient India. Here is one of the stories telling about the true view of the human body. ‘There was once an extremely beautiful young woman, everybody fell in love with her, as soon they saw her. One king, in particular, wanted her very badly and he was hypnotized by…

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Hijra – the third gender in India

Hijra is one of the castes in India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan, which includes representatives of the “third sex”: a community of transgender people, bisexuals, homosexuals, and eunuchs. They dress and behave like women, call themselves a female name. The number of Hijra varies according to different estimates from 50 thousand to 5 million. But traveling in India and meeting men…

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India – the country of simple and cheerful people

Continuing the theme of video from India, I bring to your attention a selection of material collected in the city of Puri, Orissa. Indians are simple and normal people with no pretensions to life. Western domestic culture has not yet spoiled consciousness with standards of well-being. And besides, it’s very hot in India. Therefore, life is unhurried and calm. It…

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Moments from Puri

The city of Puri in the Indian state of Orissa (in the old transcription as Odisha) is one of the oldest cities in the world. It is an Indian Mecca, where hundreds of thousands of pilgrims annually flock. Imagine a marathon in 60-100-200km when you have on your shoulder a ritual stick with pots filled with some substance weighing 4-8kg. And…

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Konark Sun Temple – Orissa

An architecture marvel of Eastern India and a symbol of India’s heritage, Konark Sun Temple, commonly known as Konark is situated in the eastern state of Orissa, India and is one of the eminent tourist attractions. Konark houses a massive temple dedicated to the Sun God. The word ‘Konark’ is a combination of two words ‘Kona’ and ‘Arka’. ‘Kona’ means ‘Corner’…

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