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Lalithaditya Muktapida

Lalithaditya Muktapida

According to Rahul Pandita’s memoir (“Our Moon has Blood Clots: The Exodus of the Kashmiri Pandits”), one of the two golden phases in Kashmir’s history was during the reign of impressive military leader and ruler Lalitaditya Muktapida, who also built the Sun Temple at...

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Kashmiri Buddhist History

Kashmiri Buddhist History

Arrival of Buddhism 150 years after the passing of Buddha, his teachings spread across Kashmir through monks such as Mahajjantika. Buddhism was prominent in Kashmir during the rule of the Buddhist king, Surrendra, who erected the first 'vihāras' (monasteries) across...

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The Exodus Of Kashmiri Pandits Explained

The Exodus Of Kashmiri Pandits Explained

By Amaanbali, Original post here September 14, 1989 was a sunny day when Pandit Tika Lal Taploo, President of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Kashmir Chapter and a lawyer by profession, came out of his home in Bhan Mohalla locality of Srinagar and headed to the High...

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Kashmir’s Early Indigenous History

Kashmir’s Early Indigenous History

The history of Kashmir is founded upon its determination for scholarly aptitude in the Dharmic realm. Since its origin, renowned scholars, sages and philosophers visited this pious land to obtain knowledge and to progress spiritually. Historical Origins of Kashmir and...

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Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple: The Epitome of Beauty

Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple: The Epitome of Beauty

By Amrita Ramaswamy Aananda-Ruupe Nija-Bodha-Ruupe Brahma-Svaruupe Shruti-Muurti-Ruupe | Shashaangka-Ruupe Ramanniiya-Ruupe Shriirangga-Ruupe Ramataam Mano Me| Meaning: Adi Shankara says in this compostition that his mind delights in the divine form of Lord...

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The Temples Of Krishna’s Janmabhoomi

The Temples Of Krishna’s Janmabhoomi

Lord Krishna was the most revolutionary and dynamic figure in Indian history. As an extraordinary political leader, a practical philosopher, and kingmaker, he is venerated as the 8th incarnation of Lord Vishnu. 'Krishna made play divine', was declared by 'Sister...

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Konark Sun Temple: Incredible Architecture and Deep Science

Konark Sun Temple: Incredible Architecture and Deep Science

India has many temples that are known for their incredible history and architecture. One such example is the Konark Sun temple. About an hour away from the historic city of Puri in Orissa, Konark Sun temple stands tall, bathing in the golden sunlight of the morning....

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The Somanatha Temple

The Somanatha Temple

The Somnāth temple is the first of the ‘12 Jyotirlingas' (earthly representations of Lord Shiva). The temple is located on the Western coast of Gujarat, near Junagadh at the ‘Prabhāsa Kshetra’ in the Saurāshtra (also known as Kāthiyāwār) region. It is one of the most...

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Sabarimala Temple: History, Traditions, & Architecture

Sabarimala Temple: History, Traditions, & Architecture

India and South Asia are home to countless exquisite places of worship. No where is this statement truer than in South India, specifically in Kerala. The famous Ayyappa Swamy Temple in Sabarimala is not only one of the most visited pilgrimage sites for Hindus, but it...

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Kashi Vishwanatha Temple & Aurangzeb

Kashi Vishwanatha Temple & Aurangzeb

SPIRITUAL SIGNIFICANCE India, the land of spirituality, is the birthplace of Hinduism, Sikhism, Jainism and Buddhism. Intricately designed temples found across the country continue to attract both worshippers and architectural enthusiasts. Centuries ago temples, along...

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History of the Rama Janmabhoomi Dispute

History of the Rama Janmabhoomi Dispute

The Rama Janmabhoomi site is said to be the exact birthplace of Lord Rama (an incarnation of Lord Vishnu), who was born to King Dasharatha and Queen Kaushalya, as stated in the ancient Hindu epic the Ramayanam. This epic was narrated by Maharishi Valmiki with Lord...

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Child Marriages

Child Marriages

For the last few centuries, an immoral practice has plagued South Asia. As women's rights advance, the practice of child marriages remains commonplace in the subcontinent. According to the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act (2006), in India, child marriage refers to...

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