Thursday, April 25, 2019

Culture

The Sacred Bonds that Bind Bharatavarsha

In an earlier essay, I had remarked that the only way to "understand" Santana Dharma is to live it. What had once been akin to...

The Ayodhya Dipotsava Diaries: An Introduction

Preface Nothing prepares you for Ayodhya. Nothing. Not even when you go there bearing in mind such lofty slokas as अयोध्या मथुरा माया काशी कान्ची अवन्तिकापुरी द्वारावती चैव सप्तैता...

Spiritual Freedom and the Sacred Geography of Bharata

The concept of Purusharthas is one of the most singular and unique contributions to world culture,  civilisation and human living. This is perhaps one...

The Four Key Pillars of Sanatana India that Sustains it

The first Europeans who set foot in India were astonished at the kind of diversity they noticed…indeed, it is also the first thing every...

The Cultural Weakening of India and the Hindu Civilisational Continuum

What is common to the two avoidable events that occurred recently, viz, the so-called #MeToo dog-and-pony show, and second, the pushback against and persecution...

How the Bhakti Movement Gave Hindus a Breather and the New...

Beginning with the so-called Arab invasion of Sindh and even today (albeit in a different form), the single biggest failure of Hindus has been...

Elements of the Cultural Unity of Bharata

In an earlier essay, I had remarked with some alarm about the shocking extent of de-Hinduisation that has occurred in the last seventy years...

The Incurables who are Chopping Hindu Traditions and Temples

Prologue I distinctly recall an anecdote a veteran scholar once told me. The incident in the anecdote occurred sometime in the 1960s, the nascent stages...

Podcast: Congratulations to Yogi Adityanath for restoring the Sanctity of Prayagraj

Amid the ongoing, spirited protest by the Hindu community against the SC Verdict on Sabarimala, is some good news of sorts. Uttar Pradesh Chief...

The Destruction and Christianization of Carnatic Music Might Occur Sooner than...

As expected, it has happened. There’s a proverb in Kannada which roughly means, “light up your beedi from the fire that is burning down...