Culture and History

Articles that details the rich cultural heritage and history of India

Ram Mandir trustees meet PM Modi, extend invitation for foundation stone laying ceremony

Even though PM Modi did not commit anything during the meeting, the trustees said they were hopeful that Prime Minister…

Hanuman Janmabhoomi Trust proposes 215-tall Hanuman statue at Hampi, Karnataka

The Karnataka Hanuman Janmabhoomi Tirtha Kshetra, founded under the guidance of Jagadguru Shankaracharya of the Jyotishpeetha, Dwarka, plans to erect…

Karnataka: Inspired by Basavanna’s teachings, Muslim man joins Lingayat Matha, to be anointed as head

33-year-old Diwan Sharief Rahimansab Mulla is all set to be anointed as the head of the Murugharajendra Koraneshwara Shantidhama Matha…

PM Modi makes surprise visit to Hunar Haat in Delhi, enjoys a plate of Litti Chokha

'Hunar Haat' is an initiative by the Government to provide employment opportunities as well as promote India’s indigenous traditional legacy,…

The Imperial Cholas Part III: Naval supremacy

The Chola rule, which lasted from sometime around 300 BCE to 1267 CE, can be easily cleaved into two tenures:…

No iron, steel to be used in construction of first Hindu temple in UAE, to be built adopting traditional temple architecture

The first Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi, UAE will be built without using any steel or ferrous materials.

Reclaiming Varnasrama: Can a King be a Shudra? Can a pauper be a Brahmin?

One of the key concepts therein has been that of Varna. There are said to be four Varna: Brahmin, Kshatriya,…

The Imperial Cholas, Part II: Uniting South India under a highly organized and efficient monarchic form of governance

Rural governance under the Cholas followed a complex and well-organised system comprising of numerous officials and committees,

Kshetrayanam by Pragyata: 1-day conclave in Chennai to discuss challenges faced by Hindu sacred places and cultural practices

Pragyata is organising "Kshetrayanam" - an annual 1-day conclave that discusses the challenges facing our sacred spaces and their associated…

The Imperial Cholas, Part I: An Introduction to the longest ruling Dynasty in India

From a study of the annals of Indic studies, it is quite clear that the Imperial Cholas of south India claim…

Makar Sankranti Parv, Khichadi Mela of Shri Gorakhnath Mandir: Yogi Adityanath explains

How Makar Sankranti is celebrated in India, especially in Gorakhpur, explains UP CM Yogi Adityanath.

Kalari Marma Chikitsa- Ayurvedic center keeps ancient healing technique alive

Kalari Marma Chikitsa is a technique for healing injuries relating to the musculoskeletal system

Faiz Ahmed Faiz – the poet, the poem, and the new battle

The issue is not whether Faiz or his poetry is anti-Hindu, the issue is that there are new voices that…

Marxist historians like Romila Thapar did present a ‘rose tinted’ version of Hindu-Muslim unity in Nehruvian textbooks: William Dalrymple admits

William Dalrymple said that history books written in the 1950s left sufficient room for questioning their authenticity.

Pakistani Hindu refugees staying across India cheer for Citizenship Bill, thank PM Modi, Amit Shah

The proposed legislation applies to those who were forced to seek shelter in India due to persecution on the ground…

Research by IIT-Bombay and PRL, Ahmedabad scientists finds evidence of Saraswati river: Read details

The research by the scientists of PRL, Ahmedabad and IIT-Bombay says that ample evidence has been found that suggests a…

Easier to convince a dacoit than a communist: Read what Dr KK Muhammad said at Mangaluru Lit Fest

"Let me be clear, India is secular only because it is a Hindu majority nation, said Dr KK Muhammed.

All you need to know about Indian Army’s first Para Commando Lt. Col. AG Rangaraj who is being honoured as Korean War Hero

Lt Colonel AG Rangaraj will be awarded as the Korean War Hero for the month of July 2020 by South…

3 ancient artefacts to be returned to India during Australian PM Morrison’s visit

The serpent king (Nagaraja) idol dates back to the 6th or 8th Century and is believed to be from Rajasthan…

BHU protests: SVDV professors, former professor and Acharyas of Vishwanath Mandir support students, here is what they say

There has been continuous opposition from students of Sanskrit Vidya Dharma Vigyan Faculty (SVDV) of BHU to the appointment of…

‘Tatva’ of Rama: How did Hindus sustain the struggle for their beloved Ram Janmabhoomi for 5 centuries?

What we lost as Ram Janmabhoomi and the temple, we imbued in our souls and spirits as the ‘Tatva’ of…

SC order on Sabarimala is ‘complex’, will not provide assistance to women entering the shrine: Kerala Minister

Calling the verdict 'complex', the Kerala government stated yesterday that it is yet to decide what they will do if…

Sabarimala is NOT about ‘impurity’ being associated with menstruation, stop repeating that lie

Tradition at Sabarimala has nothing to do with 'impurity'. It is based on the celibate nature of Swami Ayyappa

Ram Mandir at Ayodhya: VHP wants HM Amit Shah, CM Yogi on trust, temple as per Nyas model

VHP spokesperson Sharad Sharma has stated that they wish Home Minister Amit Shah and UP CM Yogi Adityanath should be…