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Biography of Sant Tukaram Maharaj and his invaluable songs

Introduction A great saint who lived only for his God Vitthala. He faced a variety of difficulties with astonishing patience. He refused diamonds and opals offered by Shivaji Maharaj himself. His devotional songs are an invaluable contribution to Marathi’s spiritual literature. That day the children of the lane were overjoyed. There was plenty of sugarcane….

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Biography of Nandalal Bose and his famous Paintings

Introduction A celebrated painter of modern India. A genius who was admired in many countries. His was an attractive personality, which combined boundless learning and a unique genius with unaffected modesty and gentle humor. Mahatma Gandhi used to call Rabindranath Tagore ‘Gurudev’. To Tagore, Gandhiji was ‘Bapu’. They were great friends and they respected each…

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Harihara and Bukka Raya: The Saviors of ancient India

Introduction Hakka was the first ruler of the famous kingdom of Vijayanagar and Bukka his brother, the second ruler. They opposed the mighty Sultan of Delhi and brought unity and freedom to south India. They were great not only as warriors but also as rulers. Hakka and Bukka were the first kings of the Vijayanagar…

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Poet Kalidasa’s story and his Works and Poems with Videos

Introduction One of the greatest poets and dramatists in Sanskrit. His chronicle of the kings of the Raghu clan (‘Raghuvamsha’), the great play. ‘Shakuntala’ and other works depict, through many great characters, the highest ideals of life as seen by the ancient people of Bharat. There are hundreds of languages in the world. However, great…

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What is the history of Indian footwear like Paduka, Juta?

He, at once gave an order to his soldiers to clean the whole place using water. This made the place completely a mess with water and mud flooding throughout the place. This mess provoked him to take the drastic decision of sweeping his whole kingdom. After this exercise by the soldiers, the whole kingdom was…

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11 diversities of Indian culture from the land of diversity

1 Time 2 Culture 3 God 4 Festival 5 Temples 6 Rituals 7 Language 8 Food 9 Clothing 10 Music 11 Dance In a temple in Andhra, where a number of Kannadigas visit, I observed a family singing Hanuman Chalisa, which is written in Gujrati by Tulsidas. Everyone present in the temple was enjoying listening…

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Ancient Indians on (Medical) Science, Tech., Eco., Politics

Ancient India was a center of attraction for the whole world. The more we delve into world history, the more we understand our contributions in almost every division of every prevalent topic. I remember the freedom fighter Bhagat Singh objecting to a British court verdict that India was a poor and illiterate country. He goes…


37 easy and meaningful Sanskrit shlokas with meaning

Books on Subhashitas Grab on Amazon Laziness Vs. Activity आलस्यं हि मनुष्याणां शरीरस्थो महान् रिपुः।नास्त्युद्यमसमो बन्धुः कृत्वा यं नावसीदति ॥ Laziness is set by default on a human being. It is the effort of the human being to indulge in activities, by making activity their next of kin (so close to them) can eliminate laziness….

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9 unknown contributions to the history from Jammu and Kashmir

1 Panini Sanskrit philologist, grammarian 2 Patanjali Sanskrit Works 3 Dridhabala Charaka Samhita Bhashya 4 Bharata Muni Natya Shastra 5 Yoga Vasishta Cosmology 6 Martand Sun Temple Architecture 7 Awantipora Temple Diversity 8 Pandrethan Temple Interiors 9 Mamleshwar Temple Stream When we had been to a holy trip to Amarnath the exemplary experience that amazed…