Sīhacamma Jataka

SIHACAMMA JATAKA Once upon a time, when Brahmadatta was reigning in Benares, the Bodhisattva was born in a farmer’s family, and when he grew up he got a livelihood by tillage. At the same time there was a Merchant who used to go about hawking goods, which a donkey carried for him. Wherever he went,Continue reading “Sīhacamma Jataka”

Sama Veda

SAMA VEDA The Vedas are the Oldest scriptures of India and one of the oldest extant texts in the Indo-European languages. Among those the Samaveda, is the Veda of melodies and chants the earliest parts of which are believed to date from as early as the Rigvedic period, the existing compilation dates from the post-Rigvedic MantraContinue reading “Sama Veda”

Samosa

SAMOSA Our very own and favourite delicacy, the samosa was never ours. The neatly folded, tightly packed savoury goodness actually travelled far and wide thanks to its amazing social networking skills, it adapted to the local’s tastes and settled here like no other. It even left its footprints along the way and different forms andContinue reading “Samosa”

Rakhigarhi

RAKHIGARHI Rakhigarhi, is a village in Hisar, Haryana. It is a pre-Indus Valley Civilization site going back to about 6500 BCE that was also a part of the mature Indus Valley Civilisation (2600-1900 BCE).  Located in the now dry Sarasvati river plain, it encompasses a set of seven mounds, and many more settlement mounds inContinue reading “Rakhigarhi”

Rig Vedic Quotes

RIG VEDIC QUOTES The Vedas are the Oldest scriptures of India and one of the oldest extant texts in the Indo-European languages. The Rigveda samhita being the oldest among the four (Rig Veda, Sama Veda, Yajur Veda and Atharva Veda) and is dated between 1500 to 1200 BCE. The text in the Rig Veda isContinue reading “Rig Vedic Quotes”

Proverbs and Sayings

PROVERBS AND SAYINGS Atharva Vedic Quotes The Atharvaveda is the oldest literary text of Indian medicine believed to be the origin of Ayurveda (Indian medical science)… Read Now Rig Vedic Quotes The Vedas are the oldest scriptures of India and one of the oldest extant texts in the Indo-European languages, consists of 100 books or mandalasContinue reading “Proverbs and Sayings”

Vidhura Pandita Jataka

VIDHURA PANDITA JATAKA Once there lived a wise man named Vidhura Pandita. He became the minister of king Dhananjaya, who ruled the kingdom of Kuru with Indapatta as his capital. The king was virtuous; and so were the other three contemporary kings, namely, Sakka, the king of the devas; Varuna, the king of the Nagas;Continue reading “Vidhura Pandita Jataka”

Tidbits

TIDBITS Ajanta As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Buddhist Caves at Ajanta, in the Aurangabad district of Maharashtra represent the earliest surviving paintings from the subcontinent, known to man… Read Now Auroville A universal town where people of all countries live in peace and progressive harmony above all creeds, all politics and all nationalities…Continue reading “Tidbits”

Loktak lake

LOKTAK LAKE Loktak Lake in Bishnupur District of Manipur is the largest fresh water lake in North–East India and the world’s only floating national park in the world, Keibul Lamjao National Park, is situated on the southeastern shore of the lake. Ironically, it was initially declared as a Sanctuary in 1966, and only subsequently turnedContinue reading “Loktak lake”