The Ancient Indian Civilization (TAIC)

India has a continuous history covering a very long period. Evidence of neolithic habitation dating as far back as 7000 BC has been found in Mehrgarh in Baluchistan. However, the first notable civilization flourished in India around 2700 BC in the north western part of the Indian subcontinent, covering a large area. The civilization is…

The Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad Gita is an ancient Indian text that became an important work of Hindu tradition in terms of both literature and philosophy.

The Mantra for trouble free journey

Mantra Gachh gautam shighr tvn grameshu ch l Ashan vasan chaiv tambul tatra kalpay ll मंत्र गछ गौतम शीघ्र त्वं ग्रामेषु नगरेषु च l अशनं वसनं चैव ताम्बूलं तत्र कल्पय ll this mantra has to recited 108 times to make travel trouble free and peaceful.

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 गुणागारसंसारपारं नतोऽहम् ॥२॥ तुषाराद्रिसंकाशगौरं गभिरं मनोभूतकोटिप्रभाश्री शरीरम् । स्फुरन्मौलिकल्लोलिनी चारुगङ्गा लसद्भालबालेन्दु कण्ठे भुजङ्गा ॥३॥ चलत्कुण्डलं भ्रूसुनेत्रं विशालं प्रसन्नाननं नीलकण्ठं दयालम् । मृगाधीशचर्माम्बरं मुण्डमालं प्रियं शङ्करं सर्वनाथं भजामि ॥४॥ प्रचण्डं प्रकृष्टं प्रगल्भं परेशं अखण्डं अजं…

The Peace Prayer

ॐ सर्वे भवन्तु सुखिनः। सर्वे सन्तु निरामयाः। सर्वे भद्राणि पश्यन्तु। मा कश्चित् दुःख भाग्भवेत्॥ ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥ Meaning: May all be prosperous and happy May all be free from illness,May all see what is spiritually uplifting May no one suffer,Om peace, peace, peace

The Rigveda – oldest existing script in Indian Mythology

The Rigveda is the oldest existing script in Indian Mythology. Rigveda is the basis of all other Vedas and it contains of a vast variety of Ode, some of which date back to almost 2000 B.C. The Rig Veda is the oldest book in Sanskrit or any other Indo-European language in the world The Vedas are a…

The Epics of India

Mahabharata :  The Mahabharata is the  longest Sanskrit epic ever written, It has a collection of more than 74,000 verses, they are divided into 18 books. The Mahabharata story is much revered in India and basically among the Hindus. The Mahabharata contains the Bhagawad Gita, the famous gospel of duty that was taught to the great…

The kamsutra – sexual behavior in Sanskrit literature

The Kama Sutra is an ancient Indian Hindu text widely considered to be the standard work on human sexual behavior in Sanskrit literature written by Vātsyāyana. A portion of the work consists of practical advice on sexual intercourse. A Sanskrit treatise setting forth rules for sexual pleasure, love, and marriage in accordance with Hindu law….

Kusha grass

Kusha grass is a special type of grass which is used in Hindu rituals for purificatory process. This grass is wore as the ring in the ring finger of the person who is performing the rituals. There are legends as well as scientific explorations on this grass. Read on to know more about Kusha grass.

The Renukaji temple

The Renuka Lake or Temple (672 m) is regarded as the embodiment of Renukaji, the wife of the sage Jamadagini and the mother of Parshurama – one of the ten `Avatars` of Lord Vishnu. Shaped like the profile of a woman, the lake has the circumference of 2.5 km and is the largest in Himachal.

Shringi rishi temple

Shringi Rishi Temple has a typical Himachali architecture and the state being good old Himachal, beauty is guaranteed. It is the kind of place you visit to calm yourself when you just can’t take things anymore. This is where you come when you just want to get away and let God take the wheel from your hands.

The vashisht temple

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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 religions including Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. Image Credit: qz. com