Category Archives: Hinduism

Sankranti

One of the major festivals in the Telugu states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, is Sankranti, often called as Makara Sankranti.  Along with Ugadi, Vinayaka Chaviti, Deepavali, Dasara, it is one of the most important festivals for Telugu speaking people. … Continue reading

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Dhanu Jatra-When a town becomes an open air theater

Bargarh is one of those small towns that dot the Indian landscape, located in Western Odisha, close to the border with Chattisgarh. The Eastern Ghats flank the town, and they are quite rich in their flora and fauna. Historically speaking, … Continue reading

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Bhagini Nivedita

To not a few of us, the words of Swami Vivekananda came as living water to men perishing of thirst. Many of us had been conscious for years past of that growing uncertainty and despair with regard to Religion, which … Continue reading

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Shiva Temples in Telugu States.

What does one say of a language and a region, that takes it’s name from a belief that Shiva descended on three mountains there? The ancient name of the Telugu states is Trilinga Desa,  meaning the “Land of the 3 … Continue reading

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Swami Shraddhanand

“When I went to visit the gurukul of Mahatma Munshiram, in Haridwar, I felt so much at peace. There was a world of difference between the bustle of Haridwar and the peace at the Gurukul. The Mahatma bathed me in … Continue reading

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Ramana Maharshi

Arudra Darshanam, a festival observed in the Tamil month of Margazhi, primarily during December to January.  Essentially a Shaivite festival,celebrating the cosmic form of Shiva, in the Nataraja form. It takes place on the full moon night, and is also … Continue reading

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Madan Mohan Malaviya

Pandit Vrajanath, was a pious Brahmin who earned his living by reciting the Srimadh Bhagavata( a collection of tales on Krishna). It was his only source of income, and quite meager to support himself or his family. However like most … Continue reading

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