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Peacock by Vijaykumar Thondaman - RAXA Collective

Sivarpanam Palace, Pudukkottai, Tamil Nadu

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Bharata Bharati

Ishwara

Maria WirthIf you are sincere, Dr Naik, you will realise that the wisdom of your ancestors scores high over the worldview and the mind-set of Abrahamic religions. The attitude of “We alone are right and you go to hell if you don’t accept our religion” is doing great harm to humanity. It may be helpful for world dominion, but do you want to live in a world where everyone has to wear a straight-jacket? — Maria Wirth

Hindus generally don’t criticise other religions in spite of the fact that Christianity and Islam not only criticise, but demean Hinduism badly. Zakir Naik is only one example. Do Hindus know what is preached in the innumerable churches and mosques across India? I know for sure that Hindu gods are called devils by Christian missionaries. Yet Hindus neither defend their gods nor challenge the Abrahamic dogmas in spite of having a solid philosophical basis…

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La Paz Group

Spot-billed Duck by Vijaykumar Thondaman - RAXA Collective

(Athoor, Dindigul, Tamil Nadu)

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Bharata Bharati

Indus Valley Swastika Seals

Hindu boy with a swastika drawn on his head during a upanayana ceremony“We have found the most mature and geometrically ordered Swastika in the pre-Harappan times in the form of seals. We have also been able to trace the mention of the Swastika in the Vedas around the same time. These are scintillating findings that will help us announce that the Indian civilization is far more ancient than what is written in accepted history books, mostly by Europeans,” said Joy Sen, a faculty member at IIT-Kharagpur and lead project investigator. – Jhimli Mukherjee Pandey

Swastika—the Indian symbol of peace and continuity that Hitler co-opted for his twisted Aryan supremacy theory—is much older than believed, older than the Aryans and even the Indus Valley Civilization, says a team of top-notch researchers from some of the most prestigious institutions in India.

The researchers say the Swastika dates back at least 11,000 years and have traced its spread to western and Middle-Eastern civilizations. In fact, one…

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Gateway

feral poetess

Buds mask flowers
Hidden within;
Their secret is safely
Stored in seeds
Who also cloak their
Inner potential.

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Rose Silk

Friendly Fairy Tales

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Late one evening,
I knit the silk
of new roses
into the floss
of thistle blooms

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are the genius of Gaudi.
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He walked on this earth,

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but his mind,

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and soul,

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lived in the heavens.

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When you walk in the quiet of earliest morning,
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in La Sagrada Familia,
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you can feel Gaudi’s sacred visions.
Cheers to you from the beautiful heart of Gaudi~

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Wanderlusties

Antelope Canyon, Arizona

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HINDUISM AND SANATAN DHARMA

The oldest surviving building in Armenia is the Temple of Garni represented by Mithira, the Sun God. Mithira is said to have been adapted into the Zoroastrian pantheon from the Rig Vedic deity ‘Mitra’ who is ‘an important divinity of Indic culture, and the patron divinity of honesty, friendship, contracts and meetings’. Also the word ‘mitra’ (मित्र) often translated as ‘friend’ from Sanskrit, also means ‘sun’.
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A Uratian ‘Vishapa’ is connected with water
much like the Vedic Shivalinga. The Uratian pagan
tradition was gradually rejected by the Zoroastrians.


‘Mitra’ evolved into its Zoroastrian form of ‘Mithira’ during the Bronze and Iron Ages, and was later carried to Greece by remnants of Alexander the Great’s armies in the 3rd-2nd century BC, where it was incorporated into the Greek concept of the ‘Helios’- the Sun god. Again ‘heli’ (हेलि) means ‘sun’ in Sanskrit.


The Temple of Garni was built in the 2nd…

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