Learn about the founding of newspapers in India – Hicky Bengal Gazette

James Augustus Hicky was the founder of India’s first newspaper, the Calcutta General Advertiser also known as Hicky’s Bengal Gazette, in 1780. Soon other newspapers came into existence in Calcutta and Madras: the Calcutta Gazette, the Bengal Journal, the Oriental Magazine, the Madras Courier and the Indian Gazette. While the India Gazette introduced in November,…

Learn to recycle and use your bicycle – Save Nature

“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.”  Nature plays a major role and has a profound impact on the lives of all organisms; it can be a friend or a foe. Fr… Source: Learn to recycle and use your bicycle – Save Nature

A Destination for the New Millennium – Trip to Jamaica

The history of Jamaica over the past 500 years has been marked by the courage of the Jamaican people in their triumphant struggle for freedom and justice and by their unrelenting resistance and det… Source: A Destination for the New Millennium – Trip to Jamaica

James Bond 007 – A fictional British Secret Service agent

The James Bond series focuses on a fictional British Secret Service agent created in 1953 by writer Ian Fleming, Ian Fleming, in full Ian Lancaster Fleming (born May 28, 1908, London, England—di… Source: James Bond 007 – A fictional British Secret Service agent

Miley Cyrus – An American singer and actress

Miley Cyrus, in full Miley Ray Cyrus, original name Destiny Hope Cyrus   (born November 23, 1992, Franklin, Tennessee, U.S.), American singer and actress whose performance on the television show Ha… Source: Miley Cyrus – An American singer and actress

Vinayak Damodar Savarkar – Staunch supporter of Indian Freedom

Vinayak Damodar Savarkar is known to people as one of the fervent freedom fighters of India. But he was not just a freedom fighter. He was a bold warrior, good orator, prolific writer, a poet, a hi… Source: Vinayak Damodar Savarkar – Staunch supporter of Indian Freedom

Umrao Jaan Ada – An Urdu novel by Mirza Hadi Ruswa

Umrao Jaan Ada is an Urdu novel by Mirza Hadi Ruswa (1857–1931), first published in 1899.It is considered the first Urdu novel by many and tells the story of a courtesan and poet by the same name … Source: Umrao Jaan Ada – An Urdu novel by Mirza Hadi Ruswa

The World’s Most Beautiful National Parks

Sundarbans national park – Sunderbans National Park, the land where entire wildlife  embroidered to the perfection, is situated in South 24 Parganas at the  most charismatic location of Sundarban delta which is largest delta of the world. In 1973 entire land of sundarbans national park was declared tiger reserve, in 1977 wildlife sanctuary and on…

A melodic language, which originated in India, but today is on the verge of disappearing.

Sanskrit was a complete success and became the language of all cultured people in India and in countries under Indian influence. All scientific, philosophical, historical works were henceforth written in Sanskrit, and important texts existing in other languages were translated and adapted into Sanskrit. For this reason, very few ancient literary, religious, or philosophical documents…

The Unsolved Mystery of UFO–unidentified flying object

Image credit: thesun.co.uk   In popular culture, the term UFO–or unidentified flying object–refers to a suspected alien spacecraft, although its definition encompasses any unexplained aerial phenom… Source: The Unsolved Mystery of UFO–unidentified flying object

The inventor of world of aviation – The Wright brothers

Orville Wright (1871 –  1948)  – Wilbur Wright (1867 – 1912) , The Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur Wright are credited with building and flying the first heavier than air aeroplane. They achiev… Source: The inventor of world of aviation – The Wright brothers

Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong was an American astronaut who became the first human to walk on the moon. At age 20, Armstrong served in the Korean War, where he flew 78 combat missions. He received an Air Medal an… Source: Neil Armstrong

Who was the India’s first man in Space?

India’s first man in Space- Rakesh Sharma. Rakesh Sharma was the first Indian to travel in Space. He was born on 13th January 1949 in Punjab; India. He flew to the Salyut 7 Space Station.In 1970; after joining the Indian Air Force as a test pilot; his passion for flying opened up several opportunities such…

Learn about the world’s greatest flying machine – Antonov An-225

The original Antonov An-225 requirements warranted building the largest aircraft in the world. It was originally designed to function as a Russian Space Shuttle carrier aircraft, assisting the Bura… Source: Learn about the world’s greatest flying machine – Antonov An-225

Marijuana & its Effects

Marijuana  is  the  most  widely used  illicit drug  in the United  States and  Europe,  and  tends to be the first il- legal  drug  that  teens  use.  In the United  States,  it  is  estimated,  conservatively,  that  more  than  5.5  million  adults smoke the drug weekly. Although Cannabis sativa, or marijuana, has been in use for at…

Sense of Tantra

The word “tantra” is derived from the combination of two words “tattva” and “mantra”. “Tattva” means the science of cosmic principles, while “m… Source: Sense of Tantra Image Policy I have no © on some of these images. If you find your image which is copyrighted mail me to theacharyaa@gmail.com we’ll remove them within the…

The Tantriks

Tantra has been one of the most neglected branches of Indian spiritual studies despite the considerable number of texts devoted to this practice, which dates back to the 5th-9th century AD.Many peo… Source: The Tantriks Image Policy I have no © on some of these images. If you find your image which is copyrighted mail…

The Samadhi Realities

The experience which is attained in the highest state of Samadhi cannot be regarded either as purely subjective experience or as objective experience or as negation of experience. It is not of the … Source: The Samadhi Realities Image Policy I have no © on some of these images. If you find your image which…

The Temple – A structure reserved for religious or spiritual activities

Hindu temples are large and magnificent with a rich history. These may also be called by other names, including mandir or mandira, or kovil, devasthanaand devalaya, depending on the region in the I… Source: The Temple – A structure reserved for religious or spiritual activities Image Policy I have no © on some of these images….

Sri Rudrashtakam – stotra on Lord Shiva

नमामीशमीशान निर्वाणरूपं विभुं व्यापकं ब्रह्मवेदस्वरूपम् । निजं निर्गुणं निर्विकल्पं निरीहं चिदाकाशमाकाशवासं भजेऽहम् ॥१॥ निराकारमोङ्करमूलं तुरीयं गिराज्ञानगोतीतमीशं गिरीशम् । करालं महाकालकालं कृपालं… Source: Sri Rudrashtakam – stotra on Lord Shiva Image Policy I have no © on some of these images. If you find your image which is copyrighted mail me to theacharyaa@gmail.com we’ll remove them…

The Super Powerful Mantra for Mental Growth

मंत्र  ॐ भूर्भुव: स्व: तत्सवितुर्वरेण्यं l भर्गो देवस्य धीमहि धियो यो नः प्रचोदयात् श्रीं श्रीं श्रीं ॥ Mantra Om Bhur Bhuvah Swaha Tat savitur varenyam l Bhargo devasya dheemahi Dhiyo yo nah prach… Source: The Super Powerful Mantra for Mental Growth Image Policy I have no © on some of these images. If you find…

A mermaid – JalPari

JalPari is a Hindi word formed by two Hindi words ‘jal’ means water and ‘pari’ means fairy. Jalpari is also known as Mermaid in English. A mermaid (Jalpari) is a legendary a… Source: A mermaid – JalPari Image Policy I have no © on some of these images. If you find your image which is copyrighted mail me to theacharyaa@gmail.com…

The Hanogi Mata Temple

The Hanogi Mata Temple is located on the Mandi-Manali National Highway. Dedicated to Hango Mata, the temple is located amidst lush green forests near Pandoh in Mandi District.India Source: The Hanogi Mata Temple Image Credit: surendra kumar Image Policy I have no © on some of these images. If you find your image which is…

Religious ascetic – The sadhu Life

One way of life in Hinduism is renunciation of the world and asceticism, which is the path of the sadhu or Hindu holy man. The term sadhu comes from the Sanskrit for “accomplish” and ca… Source: Religious ascetic – The sadhu Life Image Policy I have no © on some of these images. If you…

Role of Sadhus in Hindu Religion

Sadhus and swamis are not Hindu religious officials. Compared with Christianity, they are the counterpart of the hermit monk, not the minister. In fact, it is considered inauspicious (unlucky) for … Source: Role of Sadhus in Hindu Religion Image Policy I have no © on some of these images. If you find your image which…

Tilak – The Symbol of Holiness

Image Policy I have no © on some of these images. If you find your image which is copyrighted mail me to theacharyaa@gmail.com we’ll remove them within the next 48hrs. All Image credit goes only to their Original Photographers and website owners. Source: Tilak – The Symbol of Holiness Image Policy I have no ©…

The Rishi – Practice to God

rishi (Sanskrit: “seer; one who sees”) — is a word that simply means a sage or a divine seer in general. the great sages of ancient India who, in deep states of meditation (communion wi… Source: The Rishi – Practice to God Image Policy I have no © on some of these images. If you…

The sapta rishi

Rishis can be classified as brahmarshi, rajarshi and devarshi. Though all the three are engaged in the service of Vishwa vasudha (world) the areas of work are different. Brahmarshi is always engage… Source: The sapta rishi   Image Policy I have no © on some of these images. If you find your image which is…

The Vedic tradition

The Vedic tradition of knowledge, based on the extensive Vedic literature, is the oldest tradition of knowledge in the world. Though it has been long preserved in India, this traditional wisdom has… Source: The Vedic tradition Image Policy I have no © on some of these images. If you find your image which is copyrighted…

The Shiva -The most powerful god

Shiva is ‘shakti’ or power, Shiva is the destroyer, the most powerful god of the Hindu pantheon and one of the godheads in the Hindu Trinity. Known by many names – Mahadeva, Mahay… Source: The Shiva -The most powerful god   Image credit: whoa. in Image Policy I have no © on some of these…

Chaurasi Temple – The 9th century temple at Bharmaur

The 9th century temples at Bharmaur are among the most important early Hindu temples in the Chamba Valley. According to legend, 84 (chaurasi) yogi’s visited Bharmaur, capital of King Sahil Varma. T… Source: Chaurasi Temple – The 9th century temple at Bharmaur Image Policy I have no © on some of these images. If you…

CHATTARI TEMPLE – 8th century brass image of Shakti

Temple Not far from Bharmaur (Chamba) is the Chattari Temple with early examples of carved wood and an 8th century brass image of Shakti Source: CHATTARI TEMPLE – 8th century brass image of Shakti Image Policy I have no © on some of these images. If you find your image which is copyrighted mail me…

Manimahesh abode of Shiva – (3,950 m)

The Manimahesh Lake, high up in the mountains near Bharmaur, is an important place of pilgrimage. The solitary Manimahesh Kailash Peak- the legendary abode of Shiva, is reflected in its still waters. A little temple in the shikhara style with an exquisite brass image of Lakshmi Devi as Mahishasuramardini stands near-by. Every year, following Janmashtami,…

PRASHAR TEMPLE – built in the 14th century

This temple, built in the 14th century, is a shrine where the rulers of Mandi once worshiped. The pagoda-style temple stands in the little green hollow around the Prashar lake, above the town of Pa… Source: PRASHAR TEMPLE – built in the 14th century Image Policy I have no © on some of these images….

Soul Practice – The Yoga or Yogi Life’s

In the Classical Sanskrit of the Puranas, the word yogi  originally referred specifically to a male practitioner of yoga. In the same literature yoginī is the term used for female practitioners as … Source: Soul Practice – The Yoga or Yogi Life’s Image Policy I have no © on some of these images. If you…

The Jatadhari

The concept of the Sadhi traces its origin to the earliest images of Shiva himself, with his matted hair and the body covered with ash. A Sadhu does not have any caste and is free to attach himself… Source: The Jatadhari :- I have no © on some of these images. If you find your…

The Mahakaal

Mahakaal means the destroyer of one who destroys i.e annihilator, it’s Supreme Command. Like, if human acts as destroyer who destoys some other animal, then the God is Supreme Destroyer of th… Source: The Mahakaal All Image credit goes to their original photographer or website owners.

Tungnath Temple , Uttarakhand

Tungnath is the highest Shiva temple in the world and is one of the five and the highest Panch Kedar temples located in the mountain range of Tunganath in Rudraprayag district, in the Indian state … Source: Tungnath Temple , Uttarakhand

Hidimbi Devi Temple

Hidimbi Devi Temple, also known variously as the Hadimba Temple,is located in Manali,a hill station in the State of Himāchal Pradesh in north India .It is an ancient cave temple dedicated to Hidimb… Source: Hidimbi Devi Temple

India – Religion and Expressive Culture

Sadhus are almost totally dependent on the alms of others for subsistence. In addition, they may also support themselves by engaging in any of the following activities: begging, serving as spiritua… Source: India – Religion and Expressive Culture Image Credit: All Image credit goes to their original painter/ Photographer or website owners.

Bagalamukhi (the Goddess who seizes the Tongue) :

Bagalamukhi (the Goddess who seizes the Tongue) : Bagala or Bagalamukhi is the eighth Mahavidya in the famous series of the 10 Mahavidyas. She is identified with the second night of courage and is … Source: Bagalamukhi (the Goddess who seizes the Tongue) :

Chinmaya Tapovan

Chinmaya Tapovan is a modern day ashram situated at the foothills of the majestic Dhauladhar ranges of the Himalayas. Situated on the banks of Bindu Saras, the ashram was founded by late Swami Chim… Source: Chinmaya Tapovan

Save Tigers – Animals are your neighbors on this earth- respect them!

   “God loved the birds and created trees, humans loved the birds and created cages” Ask the experimenters why they experiment on animals, and the answer is: “Because the animals are li… Source: Save Tigers – Animals are your neighbors on this earth- respect them! Image Credit: To their original Photographers and website owners.

A Yogi

A yogi is a practitioner of yoga. The term “yogi” is also used to refer specifically to Siddhas, and broadly to refer to ascetic practitioners of meditation in a number of Indian religi… Source: A Yogi 4,729 thoughts on “A Yogi” Add Comment Image Credit: To their original Photographers and website owners.

kullu Dussehra

kullu Dussehra is the Dussehra festival observed in the month of October in Himachal Pradesh state in northern India. It is celebrated in the Dhalpur maidan in Kullu District. Source: kullu Dussehra Image credit: To their original Photographers and website owners.

Incredible benefits of chanting OM Mantra

Aum is a universal mantra for all people and one not need the initiation of a master or guru to reap it’s endless benefits. The OM is the universally accepted and supreme symbol of Hinduism. It ha… Source: Incredible benefits of chanting OM Mantra Image Credit: 4to40. com

The Power of OM

The eternal, mystical syllable—the syllable that stands for the whole universe. It is pronounced with a nasalized ending, halfway between M and N. The letters comprise a triangle that physically de… Source: The Power of OM

The Vetala

A vetala can be a vampire, a flesh eater and blood drinker, like a skeleton with large tattered wings. In Hindu folklore, the vetala is an evil spirit who haunts cemeteries and takes demonic posses… Source: The Vetala

Gaddi Culture of Himachal Pradesh

Gaddi Culture constitute a sizeable population of tribes habitating in Himachal Pradesh. These tribes mainly dwell around Dhauladhar mountain range, Chamba, Bharmaur and the areas near to Dharamsha… Source: Gaddi Culture of Himachal Pradesh

Code of God

The Sadhu (also known as yogi and sanyasi), is a Hindu ascetic who has renounced caste, social position, money and authority, and occupies a special place in Hindu society. As one who seeks the Uni… Source: Code of God

“Ancient Inhabitants.”

“Tribal” is the word used in India to refer to inhabitants known elsewhere as “indigenous”. British ethnographers classified tribals as “animists”. As per the Na… Source: “Ancient Inhabitants.”