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Narada Jayanti 2021: Day honours messenger of Gods; check significance and shubh muhurat
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Narada Jayanti 2021: Day honours messenger of Gods; check significance and shubh muhurat

For his dedication and love towards Lord Vishnu and other Gods, Narada has a found mention in all Kathas and Puranas of Hindu mythology

Kumbh Mela 2021 begins today: All you need to know about the world's largest religious gathering
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Kumbh Mela 2021 begins today: All you need to know about the world's largest religious gathering

Every 12 years, the location of the event rotates between four spots - Prayag in Uttar Pradesh, Haridwar in Uttarakhand, Nashik in Maharashtra and Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh

With Ahalya, Koral Dasgupta’s interpretation of Hindu philosophy points to undaunted women, sacred relation with nature
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With Ahalya, Koral Dasgupta’s interpretation of Hindu philosophy points to undaunted women, sacred relation with nature

Author Koral Dasgupta on new book Ahalya, the Sati Series, importance of interpreting Hindu philosophy through different perspectives.

Mythology For The Millennial: On the elaborate adventures of Indian Cupid Kamadeva, and his enterprising wife, Rati
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Mythology For The Millennial: On the elaborate adventures of Indian Cupid Kamadeva, and his enterprising wife, Rati

Since we are so conveniently placed between Valentine's Day and Holi, it would be a good time to talk about Kamadeva, the Indian Cupid, god of love and desire, or his enterprising wife, the goddess Rati, who also rules over sex and sexy feelings, but like many happy marriages, her story is entangled deeply with his.

Mythology for the Millennial: From feisty goddess to earthly river, navigating the rich lore of Ganga
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Mythology for the Millennial: From feisty goddess to earthly river, navigating the rich lore of Ganga

Ganga came into our universe thanks to that little meddler, Vamana, who we last saw torturing Mahabali and making him give up his entire kingdom and die because the gods couldn't handle his success. While the Vamana was counting his steps across the sky, his toenail poked the edge of the world and a hole appeared in the universe, causing a divine ocean to flow out and become Ganga as soon as it reached our atmosphere. The river, not yet a person, stays in heaven until an enterprising guy called Bhagirath asks for it — now her — to come down to earth and wash away people's sins and what not.

'Ram Setu was built by Indian engineers, astonishes world even today,' HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal tells IIT students
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'Ram Setu was built by Indian engineers, astonishes world even today,' HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal tells IIT students

Union HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal has claimed that Ram Setu was built by Indian engineers and it continues to astonish the world till date.

In Ahalya's Awakening, Kavita Kané questions the penalty for infidelity, and its significance in Indian mythology
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In Ahalya's Awakening, Kavita Kané questions the penalty for infidelity, and its significance in Indian mythology

Ahalya's Awakening, as the author notes, traces the paradox of its eponymous protagonist, who is "deemed promiscuous", and yet, is seen as a symbol of chastity.

New book on Lepakshi temple discusses its architecture and origin that lies between history, mythology
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New book on Lepakshi temple discusses its architecture and origin that lies between history, mythology

A new book, Lepakshi: Architecture, Sculpture and Painting, by Anna L Dallapiccola, Brigitte Khan Majlis, and George Michell with John M Fritz, explores the history and artistic features of the structure that's hidden away in a remote part of the state.

Amish Tripathi on his new book Raavan, ancient Indian philosophy, research and writing processes
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Amish Tripathi on his new book Raavan, ancient Indian philosophy, research and writing processes

In an interview with Firstpost, Amish Tripathi talks about the liberal nature of ancient tradition, clarifies misconceptions and discusses the function of philosophy and stories

Mythology for the Millennial: On Devyani, a sage's daughter, and Kacha, an undying man who would not commit
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Mythology for the Millennial: On Devyani, a sage's daughter, and Kacha, an undying man who would not commit

This is the story of one emotional f*ckwit, all the way back in ancient India, when the world was divided into devas, the gods, and the asuras, the demons.

Mythology for the Millennial: Narada may be a trickster, but he deserved better than a life of illusions
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Mythology for the Millennial: Narada may be a trickster, but he deserved better than a life of illusions

While the Norsemen have Loki as their trickster, Hindu mythology has its very own Narada, not a god, but a sage hobnobbing with the who's who of the divine world.

Devdutt Pattanaik on his new book Faith: 'Myths are a necessary part of the human condition, not just ancient times'
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Devdutt Pattanaik on his new book Faith: 'Myths are a necessary part of the human condition, not just ancient times'

In his latest book Faith, Devdutt Pattanaik attempts to meticulously explain the various aspects of Hinduism that might baffle the modern practitioner, even the most seemingly irrelevant ones

Mythology for the Millennial: From vetalas to chudails, terrifying supernatural creatures abound in Indian lore
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Mythology for the Millennial: From vetalas to chudails, terrifying supernatural creatures abound in Indian lore

I love a good scary story — and I think this is universal, because mythology is full of random supernatural beings who are legit terrifying. I took a closer look at some of the more spooky ones, because apparently, I'm a sucker for punishment and now I might never sleep again. Here's my list of the most horrific creatures in Hinduism:

Mythology for the Millennial: This Holi, it's time to re-examine the story of the seemingly villainous Holika
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Mythology for the Millennial: This Holi, it's time to re-examine the story of the seemingly villainous Holika

The myths around Holi have a lot more to do with hubris than with evil women, and yet the festival is named after a wicked aunt whose only crime was to help her brother get what he wanted.

Mythology for the Millennial: The image of 'angry Hanuman' does a disservice to his vast and varied mythology
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Mythology for the Millennial: The image of 'angry Hanuman' does a disservice to his vast and varied mythology

You can't divorce Hanuman's simian nature from his godliness. In fact, the very thing that makes him such a perfect ally to Ram in the Ramayana is his monkeyness; his long tail, his ability to leap great distances.

Firstpost Editor's picks: Vijay Mallya's extradition, corruption in MP farm loan waiver, Chelsea's struggles; today's top stories
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Firstpost Editor's picks: Vijay Mallya's extradition, corruption in MP farm loan waiver, Chelsea's struggles; today's top stories

Vijay Mallya pinning his hopes on UK Appeals court'; Congress' loan waiver scheme is giving farmers sleepless nights; Chelsea's systemic faults resurfacing against Manchester City; other top stories

Mythology for the Millennial: The rise and fall of Sarama, dog of the gods, or why you should feed your neighbourhood stray
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Mythology for the Millennial: The rise and fall of Sarama, dog of the gods, or why you should feed your neighbourhood stray

Sarama rose to fame when a gang of robbers called the Panis, stole Indra's cow herd, and she helped him get them back.

An Idea Eternal: The Billion Interpretations of Draupadi
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An Idea Eternal: The Billion Interpretations of Draupadi

Her character was shaped on the anvil of dharma by kings and rishis, executed by lesser men, honed by desire, and cheated by her own

Mythology for the Millennial: Anasuya's story deserves to be told, not forgotten in the margins of myths
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Mythology for the Millennial: Anasuya's story deserves to be told, not forgotten in the margins of myths

Anasuya is one of the Chaste Women of Hindu mythology — so pious, she became kind of magical in her own right.

The One Who Had Two Lives: Read an excerpt from Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan's book on Amba
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The One Who Had Two Lives: Read an excerpt from Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan's book on Amba

The story of Amba and her two sisters is one of the most interesting ones in the Mahabharata, and is retold in The One Who Had Two Lives