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The Legend Of Nagarjuna

Say Nagarjuna, and most people will think of a silver screen superstar. …

The History of Draupadi’s Vastraharan

When we study the history of the story, we realise that Draupadi’s disrobing and rerobing by Krishna was never part of the earliest layers of the epic…

The Celestial Stories of Plants in India

We have come a long way from the days when there were sacred groves across India, where no one was allowed to graze cattle, plant crops or forage for fruit or firewood…

Tales From the Land of Jagannatha

There are 30 short essays in this book. They were written by renowned mythologist Devdutt Pattanaik over a ten-year period and published in various publications…

The Forgotten Women Who Helped Shape Jainism

Jainism follows the path revealed by 24 sages known as Tirthankara, who appear in every …

  • The Legend Of Nagarjuna

    The Legend Of Nagarjuna

    Say Nagarjuna, and most people will think of a silver screen superstar. …

  • The History of Draupadi’s Vastraharan

    The History of Draupadi’s Vastraharan

    When we study the history of the story, we realise that Draupadi’s disrobing and rerobing by Krishna was never part of the earliest layers of the epic…

  • The Celestial Stories of Plants in India

    The Celestial Stories of Plants in India

    We have come a long way from the days when there were sacred groves across India, where no one was allowed to graze cattle, plant crops or forage for fruit or firewood…

  • The Mythology Toolkit

    The Mythology Toolkit

    Explore the impact mythology has on our collective psyche as it manifests through stories, symbols, and rituals with mythologist Devdutt Pattanaik. …

  • Ram, the King Without Ambition

    Ram, the King Without Ambition

    Ramayan is the story of a king without ambition. …

  • Diwali for Ram, Krishna, Lakshmi, Yama, Asuras and Ancestors

    Diwali for Ram, Krishna, Lakshmi, Yama, Asuras and Ancestors

    Diwali celebrations vary across India: In north India, it commemorates the return of Ram, while south India celebrates the defeat of Narakasura. Western Diwali involves a business-related renewal and in eastern India, the focus shifts to ancestor worship and paying off karmic debts. These varying traditions underscore the diversity of Hinduism across the different regions…

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Devdutt Pattanaik writes and speaks on the relevance of mythology in modern times, especially in areas of management, governance, and leadership.