Vedas

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VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
Superstitions, Vedas, IIT Kharagpur, Vastu Shastra

IIT Kharagpur to teach Vastu Shastra to students - what in the name of science

One can only hope that a Vastu puja will eliminate the 'doshas' that have sullied the ignited minds of the institution.

LIFE

 |   Long-form
Mythology, Vedas, Hinduism, Hindutva

Is Hinduism the same as Hindutva?

Keep calm (about Hinduism) and ask Devdutt.

LIFE

 |  6-minute read
Mythology, Vedas, Manusmriti

What exactly is the Manusmriti?

Keep calm (about Hinduism) and ask Devdutt.

LIFE

 |  Why bother with Sanskrit?  |  4-minute read
Sanskrit, Vedas

Why are women not allowed to chant or study the Vedas?

I am being taught to recite and chant by a pandit who is only interested in my commitment.

POLITICS

 |  Why bother with Sanskrit?  |  7-minute read
Education, Women, Vedas

Did Indian women have equal education opportunity (according to Vedas)?

Since the early Vedic time, things seem to have got progressively worse for girls.

LIFE

 |  Commonsense Karma  |   Long-form
Vedas, Ganesh Chaturthi

The ultimate lesson from Ganesha's story

The deity is deeply connected with the life of the agricultural people.

POLITICS

 |   Long-form
Vedas, Hinduism, Yoga

How new-age 'gurus' turned yoga into a business, distorted its Hindu roots

What they hawk as yoga violates every known precept, tenet, and guideline laid down by Vedic tradition.

ART & CULTURE

 |  Why bother with Sanskrit?  |  6-minute read
Mind, Sanskrit, Vedas, Avadhāna

Students won't suffer if India revives ancient mental learning technique

Avadhāni can compose poetry, while solving a mathematical puzzle, answering riddles and playing chess – all simultaneously.

LIFE

 |  Commonsense Karma  |  5-minute read
Vedas, Sanskrit literature

Sanskrit literature was as good as internet for ancient India

A human lifetime is insufficient to read them all even if that was the only thing we did.

LIFE

 |  Commonsense Karma  |  5-minute read
Shiva, Vedas, Hinduism

Decoding Mahamrityunjaya Mantra, the great prayer for victory over death

Vedic seers knew the inevitable couln't be averted, so they tried to delay it.