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The pull of the eternal: How Jagannath and Odisha had a profound impact on Guru Nanak
Arts & Culture

The pull of the eternal: How Jagannath and Odisha had a profound impact on Guru Nanak

A smiling Mahaprabhu asks him why Shah Fakir is not going inside for the darshan? Guru Nanak replies, ‘I have already seen the Lord’

In Bengal's Rasui village, 75-year-old Khudiram Hajra keeps the dying tradition of 'bhorai' kirtan alive
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In Bengal's Rasui village, 75-year-old Khudiram Hajra keeps the dying tradition of 'bhorai' kirtan alive

In Vaishnavism, the sun is believed to be a manifestation of Krishna, and in the Bengali month of Kartik, the kirtan verses sung at dawn by kirtaniyas is known as 'bhorai', which is derived from term 'bhor', meaning dawn.

President Mukherjee calls for tolerance, says unity in diversity is part of our cultural values
India

President Mukherjee calls for tolerance, says unity in diversity is part of our cultural values

Living with diversity and finding unity in diversity is practised in India over centuries and it is part of our civilisational values, President Pranab Mukherjee said on Wednesday against the backdrop of debate on 'intolerance' in the country.