Mythologist | Author | Speaker | Illustrator

2016

  • Adinath Temple of Ranakpur

    Adinath Temple of Ranakpur

    The Jain temple enshrines a sage, who has attained the highest state of realisation…

  • The vessel of rasa

    The vessel of rasa

    Typically, in India, we refer to an actor in a play or a character in a book as ‘patra’ which literally means vessel. Why?…

  • BDC TV: Roo-Ba-Roo

    BDC TV: Roo-Ba-Roo

    In conversation with the wonderful people at BDC TV…

  • Is a yogini a female yogi, or a wild erotic witch?

    Is a yogini a female yogi, or a wild erotic witch?

    The answer depends on what feelings are evoked in you by these four words: yogi, wild, erotic and witch…

  • Hindi: Devlok

    Hindi: Devlok

    Devlok: Devdutt Pattanaik Ke Sang…

  • When Saraswati met Indus

    When Saraswati met Indus

    Decoding the correlation between the hymns of the Rig Veda and the artefacts of the Indus Valley civilisation…

  • Entrepreneurship Wisdom from Ancient Indian Literature & Its Relevance Today

    Entrepreneurship Wisdom from Ancient Indian Literature & Its Relevance Today

    Speaking for sustainabilitynext emagazine…

  • Big, bigger, biggest

    Big, bigger, biggest

    The idea of measurement is a key theme in Hindu mythology: three measures of man are not quite the three measures of God…

  • Dr Pattanaik’s Events in the United States of America, 2016

    Dr Pattanaik’s Events in the United States of America, 2016

    The list of Dr Pattanaik’s events in the United States of America, dated between late September, 2016 and early October, 2016…

  • Recommended Reads

    Recommended Reads

    A list of books written by Dr Pattanaik to be highligted for the US Tour…

  • How Adi Shankaracharya united a fragmented land

    How Adi Shankaracharya united a fragmented land

    Is our current understanding of Shankara contaminated by the ambitions of his not-so-intellectual followers who relish the idea of domination?…

  • Mythology for Global Harmony Tour

    Mythology for Global Harmony Tour

    A short video detailing Dr Devdutt Pattanaik’s “Mythology for Global Harmony Tour” across various cities …

  • Amritsar: The Lake of Nectar

    Amritsar: The Lake of Nectar

    The Golden Temple is located in the middle of a water body considered to be an elixir of eternal life…

  • Transgenders versus homosexuals

    Transgenders versus homosexuals

    In Greek mythology, there are many stories of homosexual love: where men love men, and women love women. Apollo falls in love with Hyacinthus, while his sister Artemis drives Callisto away when she lets a man make her pregnant…

  • Mythology & Music: The Rage of Sati

    Mythology & Music: The Rage of Sati

    Anil Srinivasan, Devdutt Pattanaik, B.S Purushothaman Live Convcert at Kalakshethra. In this episode Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik speaks about Black, White and Gray Shades of the Feminine Divine…

  • Is yoga Hindu?

    Is yoga Hindu?

    Yes, yoga is Hindu…

  • Judging Surpanakha and Ravana

    Judging Surpanakha and Ravana

    How the ancients showcased the idea of karma…

  • Decoding Ganesha And His Annual Welcome (1)

    Decoding Ganesha And His Annual Welcome (1)

    Devdutt Pattanaik helps us decode the symbolism of the idols that adorn our homes…