Shiva to Shankara
Devdutt is one of the most proficient columnists, in India today. He writes articles that link the worlds of mythology to multiple topics, all pertaining to modern-day society. You will find topics that touch the eternal human concerns, not only co-relating to the Indian mythic structure, but also to that of the world.
"I started writing and luckily, one of my friends who heard it, put it in the corporate dossier. I started publishing it and the articles became very popular."
Indian Mythology - Why is Shiva represented by a sexual symbol, asks a…
Published on 21st April, 2016, on www.scroll.in. ‘Hindus have long been embarrassed by Shiva’s phallic…
Indian Mythology - Why is Shiva represented by a sexual symbol, asks a new book
Published on 21st April, 2016, on www.scroll.in. ‘Hindus have long been embarrassed by Shiva’s phallic representation.’ Hinduism is not a static religion. It has evolved with history. In its earlier form, it was known as the Vedic religion, a religion of a pastoral people, commonly identified as the Aryans. Their primary religious activity involved invoking a primal abstract force known as Brahman through a ritual known as yagna to satisfy various material aspirations. Hymns were chanted and offerings made into a fire altar in the quest for fertility and power. That the ritual involved no permanent shrine suggests its followers were a nomadic people. Hinduism ..