Culture and History
Articles that details the rich cultural heritage and history of India
Why election based representation from the ‘district’ in which the temple is situated might be a result of misplaced understanding
Proposing election based representation from the “district” in which the temple is situated often misses the point that each temple evolved its own unique methodology to integrate the local communities into how it was run and the resources managed.
Nindāstuti is a form of Shleshakavya - a poetic composition that is laden with double-entendres and is looked upon as a form of Dvesha-bhakti
Read about the valorous tale of 1965 Param Vir Chakra winner Abdul Hamid – ‘The Tank Destroyer’ – on his birth anniversary
Abdul Hamid is remembered for his extraordinary bravery in the battle of Asal Uttar, one of the fiercest tank battles fought during the 1965 India-Pakistan war.
Bahuda Yatra: Lord Jagannath in Puri is returning to his temple today, read about the festival and rituals associated
Bahuda Yatra is the festival where Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra, and Devi Subhadra are brought back to their temple in their respective Rathas.
The battle of Rezang La: When 123 Indian soldiers faced impossible odds against 3000 well-armed Chinese and fought to the last man
On a freezing and unforgiving November night, 123 Indian soldiers – frostbitten, weary, hungry and heavily outnumbered – defied the might of the rampaging Chinese Army. On 18 November 1962, Major Shaitan Singh and men of Charlie Company, 13 Kumaon Regiment, forever passed into the mists of legend.
It is important to understand why only Hinduism mentions the universe.
A cow was slaughtered in temples every day, Hindu places of worship were razed to the ground: The truth about Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti
Toeing the orthodox line, Nizamuddin Aulia had condemned the Hindus of India to the 'fires of hell'. He had also written that even if the non-Muslims embrace Islam, the faith will not benefit them, because they had been unbelievers. He had added, "He, (Allah) has created paradise and hell for the believers and the infidels respectively to repay the wicked they (infidels) have done."
Did you know? Lord Jagannath in Puri is now under ‘quarantine’ till Ratha Yatra. Read details of the ‘Anasara’ ritual of the ancient Hindu...
At the Shree Jagannath Temple of Puri, Odisha, every year after the Devasnana Purnima, the three deities of the temple - Lord Jagannath, Devi Subhadra, and Lord Balabhadra, go into a 'quarantine' for a period of fourteen days to recover completely from their 'illness'.
In other words, Indian ‘secularism’ has been a yoke on nearly everyone’s shoulders. On the shoulders of Hindus, backward castes, women, LGBTQ, the poor. Indian ‘secularism’ has only ever helped Islamist patriarchy.
Buddhist rock carvings vandalised by Islamists in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan flag painted on ancient artwork
Islamists vandalise Buddhist rock carvings in Gilgit-Baltistan by writing Islamic slogans on the rock-art from 800 AD.
IUML has called an emergency meeting of its top officials on Wednesday after learning about the statements by several Congress leaders in favour of Ram Mandir.
On the anniversary of 370 abrogation, Pakistan releases new political map claiming Jammu and Kashmir and Gujarat’s Junagadh as its own
Abrogation of Article 370 continues to sting Pakistan as it releases a new political map, laying sovereign claim on Jammu and Kashmir and thereby junking its long-held position of fighting for the self-determination of Kashmiris
It was none other than married women who were a part of the RSS that stepped up and made sure surveys were conducted in multiple villages across India.
The politician superimposed a poster that read '5 August road' on the signboard that earlier carried the name of the Mughal tyrant Babur.
On Sunday, a terror attack perpetrated by the Islamic State (ISIS) at a prison complex in Jalalabad in Afghanistan has reportedly led to the escape of 300 inmates.
Yuva Sena registered complaint against twitter user for calling Aaditya Thackeray "Baby Penguin" and Uddhav Thackeray "Aurangzeb"
How one call from Chief Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi changed my views from ‘Why Ram Mandir’ to ‘Mandir Wahin Banayenge’
As we get closer to the dream of Bhavya Ram Mandir coming true, my perception of importance of the Ram Mandir underwent a transformation
Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma has a prolonged meltdown, announces a movie on Arnab Goswami, “Arnab, The News Prostitute”
Ram Gopal Varma vented his spleen against the Republic TV Editor-in-Chief in a series of tweets on Twitter.
“Will believe in coronavirus if Amit Shah dies”: Shaheen Bagh ‘activist’ Aiman Rizwi urges Muslims to pray for his death
Rizwi also strongly believes that Coronavirus is a myth and propagated to conceal failures of Modi government.
Delhi Police confirm OpIndia report, say that Tahir Hussain has confessed he had planned the Delhi riots to teach Hindus a lesson
Tahir Hussain confesses before Delhi police that he had planned the Delhi Riots, collected materials in advance for the same