Culture and History

Articles that details the rich cultural heritage and history of India

Is being a Hindu acceptable but having faith in Hindutva ‘dangerous’? Quite the contrary

Is being a Hindu acceptable while faith in Hindutva is not? Is it even dangerous? Many Hindus seem wary to be associated with Hindutva

Soil from ancient Sharda Peeth in PoK was also used in Ram Mandir Bhoomi Pujan: Read how VHP and some dedicated devotees managed that

This Sharada Peeth is significantly important for Hindus because it is said to be one among the 18 Maha Shakti Peethas.

Ram Mandir, a symbol of cultural continuity: Northeast India and Sanatan Dharma

After a decade long historical, political and legal dispute and with a Supreme Court intervention brought to closure in the matter of construction of Ram Mandir and, finally, Lord Rama…

‘I, Narendra Damodardas Modi, on behalf of my country and its people’: Read what the PM’s ‘Sankalpa’ at Ram Mandir Bhoomi Pujan meant

PM Modi today did the Shilanyas and Bhoomi Pujan for the proposed Ram Mandir at the Ram Janmabhoomi site in Ayodhya.

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…

Nindāstuti: A Dharmic Paradigm of Devotion through Apparent Censure

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,…

Why does only Hinduism mention the universe but no other religion?

It is important to understand why only Hinduism mentions the universe.