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Vishnu

  • Four-headed Vishnu of Kashmir

    Four-headed Vishnu of Kashmir

    Published on 10th May, 2020, in Mid-day The Chaturmukha Vishnu is a very rare form …

  • The Love-God’s Mother

    The Love-God’s Mother

    Published on 5th April, 2020, in Mid-day Between the 5th and 10th century C.E., we …

  • One Idea, Many Expressions

    One Idea, Many Expressions

    Published on 15th March, 2020, in Mid-day In a typical Hindu temple, we do not …

  • Mahabharata On the Hills

    Mahabharata On the Hills

    Published on 26th January, 2020, in Mid-day Badrinath and Kedarnath are two major centres of …

  • Dancing in Krishna consciousness

    Dancing in Krishna consciousness

    Published on 19th January, 2020, in Mid-day In America and Europe, one often encounters white …

  • Goddess of “X” factor

    Goddess of “X” factor

    Published on 29th December, 2019, in Mid-day In temples like Jagannath Puri and in many …

  • Gods Love Water

    Gods Love Water

    Published on 22nd December, 2019, in Mid-day Hindu mythology is full of symbols associated with …

  • The Crocodile-Wrestling Hero

    The Crocodile-Wrestling Hero

    Published on 15th December, 2019, in Mid-day In Egyptian, Persian, Assyrian and Sumerian imagery, kings …

  • Hinduism in Nepal

    Hinduism in Nepal

    Published on 24th November, 2019, in Mumbai Mirror There are primarily three differences that one …

  • Swastika in the Stars

    Swastika in the Stars

    Published on 22nd September, 2019, in Mid-day If you look to the sky, towards the …

  • Giving in the Hindu culture: Dakshina, daan and bhiksha

    Giving in the Hindu culture: Dakshina, daan and bhiksha

    Published on 1st September, 2019, in Mumbai Mirror Giving in Hindu society can be categorised …

  • Dharma focuses on empathy, not justice

    Dharma focuses on empathy, not justice

    Who is a Hindu? Published on 4th August, 2019, in Mumbai Mirror Once upon a …

  • Sacred Seven

    Sacred Seven

    Published on 7th July, 2019, in Mid-day Once Vishnu and Laxmi had a quarrel. Laxmi …

  • Who is a good Hindu father?

    Who is a good Hindu father?

    Published on 23rd June, 2019, in Mumbai Mirror Indians are obsessed with their mothers. An …

  • Is Shiva the corporate destroyer or Kalki?

    Is Shiva the corporate destroyer or Kalki?

    Published on 15th June, 2019, in Economic Times. Kalki, the tenth avatar of Vishnu, is …

  • Narada, the cursed

    Narada, the cursed

    In the Puranas, we are told that Narada, the mind, was born from the thoughts of Brahma, and like all sages had the knowledge of Brahma vidya, or the ultimate truth of the world. He would go around the world sharing this knowledge and enabling people to break the cycle of birth and death. …

  • What came first: the world or life?

    What came first: the world or life?

    Published on 24th March, 2019, in Mid-day. As per scientists, the world began 13 billion …

  • Northeastern love for Krishna

    Northeastern love for Krishna

    Published on 3rd February, 2019. When one speaks of Krishna, one usually speaks of North Indian traditions of Surdas and Mirabai, or South Indian traditions of Andal and the Alwars…