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  • Ancient incest in the sky

    Ancient incest in the sky

    In the Vedas, long before people knew about gods such as Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma, there was a story of how the god of heaven committed incest with the goddess of dawn, his daughter…

  • How sex became unholy

    How sex became unholy

    Today, we equate celibacy with social work. The popular belief is that a person who does not have sex has transcended desire. That such a man is more concerned with the welfare of the larger public world than his personal, private, selfish welfare…

  • A Buddhist Goddess

    A Buddhist Goddess

    Before this, the only goddess who was very prominent in Buddhist literature was Shri or the Goddess of fortune, clearly included within the Buddhist iconography by the lay people…

  • Ram and the Rooster

    Ram and the Rooster

    In Odisha, there have been many local versions of the Ramayana with subplots that are unique to the region. One of these subplots involves a rooster…

  • The Mind

    The Mind

    The more I studied Hindu mythology, I saw how the ancients saw the mind. Very …

  • 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 …

  • Mythology everywhere

    Mythology everywhere

    Mythological films stand between fantasy films on one hand and historical films on the other…