Smearing clothes with violent colours and intoxicating oneself is believed to invoke the demons within. It is only then that they can be exorcised. And Holi thus ends peacefully with a soothing bath and pristine white.
From attracting wealth to warding off evil, ancient civilisations had many a secret that promises you all this, and more.
Could a mazar in the compound of 10 Janpath Road perhaps be a reason for the dark circumstances that dogged some of its inhabitants?
The temple's past is steeped in blood, as it goes back to the time of the Jaintia kings, when human sacrifices were made here.
The ‘wish goddesses’ grant what you want. Just whisper it into their ears at the Chausathi Jogini Temple in Odisha
If you offer your soul and speak your heart, they say the Yoginis listen.
The forest is an intrinsic part of the old culture of the East Khasi Hills, and the very heart of the magic which shrouds Meghalaya.
Bhangarh has a past, which still lives and walks side by side those who believe.
There is a reason the mirror is believed to be a portal between this world and the next.
When I would visit the old hospital site sometimes, dark forms would seem to flit behind the idols.