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Rathayatra special: The story of the wedding of a princess from the South and the Gajapati of Kalinga

On the day of the Rathayatra, the Gajapati ruler of Kalinga becomes a sweeper for one day when the emperor sweeps the chariot of Mahaprabhu with a golden handled broom as his servant.

Overemphasis on Mughals, caste issues, no mention of Hindu kings, saints: Think-tank flags distortion in NCERT books before Parliamentary panel

Think-tank tells parliamentary committee on education that NCERT books pay disproportionately high attention to Mughal rulers.

Third Battle of Panipat: Jihad of the temple destroying hoards, the valiant Marathas and the far-reaching effects of the loss

By the 1750s, Marathas had grown strong so as to be able to annex Malwa, Gujarat, Odisha, Berar as also some parts of the Ganga Jamuna Doab and Bundelkhand.

What is a Hindu Temple Part 2: Their Symbolism and Vastu Shastra

Understanding Vastu Shashtra as a directional science and the various gods associated with it and discusses the foundation rites and rituals followed while constructing a temple.

‘India should learn from Israel’: Petition moved in SC for Sanskrit to be declared as ‘National Language’

A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court asking to notify Sanskrit as the national language of the country.

When Lord Jagannath had to go hungry and beg on the streets: The story of ‘Manabasa Gurubara’ in Odisha

Every Thursday in the current month of Margashira, every Odia household gets ready to welcome Maa Laxmi into their homes.

Gauhati High Court lifts Assam police’s ban on Assamese TV show Begum Jaan, which allegedly promoted ‘love jihad’

Gauhati High Court accepted Rengoni TV's argument that rules were not followed while banning the shor Begum Jaan by Assam police

The Kingdom of Champa and the Chams: Hinduism in Vietnam

Despite the cultural influences, the Vietnamese people never really accepted Chinese rule, leading to constant rebellions and skirmishes, which finally ended the Chinese control in 939 CE, after which the country took the name Dai Viet.

Assamese TV serial ‘Begum Jaan’ banned temporarily for 2 months after Hindu groups accuse it of promoting ‘Love Jihad’

The Assamese serial Begm Jaan has been facing protests from Hindu groups since its first telecast on Rengoni channel in July

No, PM Modi is not planning to build a multi-cultural centre dedicated to all religions along with Bhavya Ram Mandir on Ram Janmabhoomi

Retired IAS officer Nripendra Mishra claims news reports claiming PM Modi wants to build Ayodhya as a multi cultural centre for all religions are grossly misleading and incorrect

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