We are reminded that no one is perfect, not even the king of the gods. And no one has to be perfect.
Those who chase Lakshmi are not enshrined in Hindu temples. Shiva, who is indifferent to Lakshmi, is, and so is Vishnu, who works towards attracting her.
Shrines of the six or seven sisters are found across India from the Himalayas to the Gangetic plains to the forests of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
Language is dynamic. And since words create worlds, the world is dynamic. This dynamism is seen in religion too.
Published in Speaking Tree, Times of India, on 12 Dec 2013 The puranas say that Manu was the first leader of manavas — people who...
History, for the rishis, is how we use imagination to make sense of the world.
Somehow it is easier to cope with a mystery that has a face.
This is an exclusive excerpt from Vivek Dehejia and Rupa Subramanya’s book “Indianomix,” from “Mythical or Modern?”
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