Thursday , August 22 2019

Indology & Civilisation

Indian Foundations of Modern Science

Indian origin of Modern Science

Scholars see India and Greece as the two principal birthplaces of science. School textbooks tell us about Pythagoras, Aristotle, Euclid, Archimedes, and Ptolemy, geometry of the Vedic altars, the invention of zero in India, Yoga psychology, and Indian technology of steel-making that went into the manufacture of the best swords. But if you take the trouble of reading scholarly books, articles and …

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Mithila Paintings: From a Dalit Perspective

Mithila Painting from a Dalit's perspective

Dalit art evolved as a mode of resistance and protest. It tires to historically trace the origin and the seriousness of caste discrimination from the past till present. Dalit artists across India have picked up themes, which invoke a deep sense of contemplation in the minds of the onlooker. Dalit art is a representation of critical issues of domination, discrimination, …

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Bihar Diwas celebrated in Scotland

Bihar Diwas

22nd March stand as the day of formation of state Bihar. On this very day, in 1912, British craved out Bihar from Bengal presidency. And every year this day is celebrated as “Bihar Diwas” or “Bihar Day”. While it’s really a very popular day in Bihar what is supervising is that it is also a very popular festival in Scotland, …

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Raman Maharshi and the most important question in life

Raman Maharshi

India is an amazing country and unique in several aspects. For example, in every age great spiritual personalities appear who are aware of their true nature and act as guides to the truth. One such outstanding personality in recent times was Raman Maharshi, who left his body in April 1950 at the foot of Arunachala Hill in Tiruvannamalai. His teaching …

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A great, living, ancient tradition – THE KUMBH MELA

The Kumbh Mela

During the Kumbh Mela in Haridwar in 2010, a young Frenchman exclaimed, “Oh, it must have been so different then” when he came to know that I was in 1986 at the Kumbh already. “No, it was not”, I realised. It was very much the same. It may have been the same for centuries. Here is my description of the …

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Following Ram, The prince of Ayodhya

Maria Wirth

“Where you are from? Do people there also know about Ram?” Some boys had discovered me sitting at the back of a shrine at the outskirts of Chamba near Tehri and typically for Indian kids, who are never shy, had asked this question. “No, where I am from people don’t know about Ram”, I replied. They looked disappointed. Only then …

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Reawakening Indic Thought By Dr. David Frawley

– By Dr. David Frawley, Dr. David Frawley a.k.a Acharya Vamadeva Shastri is a recipient of the prestigious Padma Bhushan award, one of the highest civilian awards granted by the government of India. He has written more than thirty books on topics such as the Vedas, Hinduism, Yoga, Ayurveda etc published both in India and in the United States. He is the founder …

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India, The gateway of Enlightenment By Katarina Mitra (Sarasvati)

Hindu

– By Katarina Mitra (Sarasvati), Katarina is a mystic and a spiritual counselor based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Her website for teachings is www.dakinimandala.com I grew up in a home where Hindu Gods were no foreign phenomena, my mother studied the Yoga Sutras and my father was well versed in many ancient Hindu and Buddhist texts. When I was around 6 …

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