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Ramayana: The most important epic of India

The Indian epic poem Ramayana was written about two and a half thousand years ago. According to the accounts, the author of the epic is a poet called Valmiki. The work includes 24,000 verses written in Sanskrit. Everyone knows this story and on every occasion of the most trivial of events it is staged in various forms, both traditional and…

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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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Few facts about Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi, the greatest man of India well known around the globe. Here are few interesting, as well as important facts about this great man. He wrote a letter to Adolf Hitler. In 1939, he wrote a request letter to Hitler to avoid war, but it never reached its intended recipient because of an intervention by the British government. During his…

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Mahatma Gandhi: Return to India

Gandhi left South Africa forever and returned to India in July 1914. Initially he stayed at Shantivan ashram of Noble Laureate Rabindranath Tagore. By 1917, he had established Satyagraha ashram on the banks of Sabarmati river . In 1917, Gandhiji led a successful satyagraha campaign fighting for the rights of the indigo planters at Champaran. Champaran was a turning point…

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Mahatma Gandhi: South Africa

Gandhi arrived in Durban, Natal (now kwaZulu-Natal) in 1893 to serve as legal counsel to a merchant Dada Abdulla. In June, Dada Abdulla asked him to undertake a rail trip to Pretoria, Transvaal, a journey which first took Gandhi to Pietermaritzburg, Natal. Hard Experience There, Gandhi was seated in the first-class compartment, as he had purchased a first-class ticket. A White…

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