God’s Own Fruit

God’s Own Fruit

The brown fruit might be modest in appearance, but is a symbol of vitality, fertility and prosperity. It is the purest, the most ‘satvic’ fruit that can be offered to the Lord. The coconut represents the piety of the devotees, their prayers laid at His feet in pristine form. Coconut has a special significance in many of the Hindu rituals and has several symbolic representations […]

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Surrendering to the Divine

Surrendering to the Divine

Sacrifice plays an integral part in Hindu rituals and customs. For devoted Hindus, it is a path to achieve liberation of the soul from the cycle of birth and enlightenment through a state of unity with the Supreme Being. There are many kinds of sacrifices and offerings that existed during various eras in the course of Hindu history, with most of them evolving with time […]

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The South Indian Temple Chronicles.

The South Indian Temple Chronicles.

The Indian temples have never been mere places of worship. They are also known for their architectural brilliance, structural perfection, exquisite carvings and awe inspiring artistry. The shrines that have survived over many pages of history, their beauty untouched, stands testimony to the craftsmanship of the artisans of the bygone eras. The fact that every nook and corner of these shrines were built by hand, […]

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The Dance of The Gods

The Dance of The Gods

He dances. With awe-inspiring attire and the vibrant burst of colours. The radiant lamps, the traditional decor, the rhythm of the resonating drums and the ardent devotion of the worshippers who gather around form the perfect backdrop. As the dance, music and devotion reach zealous heights, the artist becomes the God. It is not just a visual spectacle but a deep, intense experience. The Theyyam.  […]

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