Tag: Decoding Mythology

A savage civilisation
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A savage civilisation

November 14, 2019

By Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik – Author, Speaker, Illustrator, Mythologist A few years ago, I had a confrontation with a senior newspaper editor, on stage, which quickly became viral and considerably popular. In the video, the editor insisted on equating Hinduism with Hindutva which is something I do not subscribe to. Nor do I subscribe to…

Shakti or Shaktiman?
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Shakti or Shaktiman?

November 7, 2019

By Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik – Author, Speaker, Illustrator, Mythologist I was recently trolled by a group of people. This was because I apparently had stated a claim that women are not powerful in India. I tried to figure out from where they had derived this alleged statement of mine and eventually realised that I had…

Science and Yoga
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Science and Yoga

October 31, 2019

By Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik Is yoga scientific? This is a question I am often asked, in various forums. The problem that lies with this question is essentially with the understanding of what yoga is, what science is and the overarching sense of insecurity that is faced by many people relating to the Indian identity. Let…

A cluster of Goddesses
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A cluster of Goddesses

October 24, 2019

By Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik – Author, Speaker, Illustrator, Mythologist In the Vedas, one does find references to individual Goddesses like Usha, Vak and Aranyani who represent dawn, speech, and forests, respectively. In the Puranas, there is Lakshmi, Durga and Saraswati, embodiments of wealth, power and knowledge. However, in practice, Hindus often worship Goddesses in groups….

Swastika in the Stars
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Swastika in the Stars

October 17, 2019

By Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik – Author, Speaker, Illustrator, Mythologist If you look to the sky, towards the North and want to identify the Pole Star, you have to first seek the Big Dipper constellation. Dipper means a ladle, the kind used to put ghee in the yagna fire. This ladle-shaped constellation has seven stars. In…

Hells of Garuda Purana
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Hells of Garuda Purana

September 26, 2019

By Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik – Author, Speaker, Illustrator, Mythologist The Garuda Purana is one of the 18 Puranas composed by Ved Vyasa in order to explain Vedic principles. It was in a forest called Naimisha, where the narration happened for the first time. In the story, Vyasa says that the Garuda Purana was narrated by…

How we are motivated by Kama & propelled by Yama
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How we are motivated by Kama & propelled by Yama

September 19, 2019

By Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik – Author, Speaker, Illustrator, Mythologist Shiva is called the destroyer because he destroys our desire — Kama, and he destroys death itself — Yama. Kama is associated with life, and Yama with death. Shiva destroys both the desire for life and the fear of death and thus he is the God…

Mythology of Harappa
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Mythology of Harappa

September 12, 2019

By Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik The Harappan civilisation thrived between 2500 BCE and 1900 BCE, lasting six centuries, existing 4,000 years ago. In these cities, we find seals with images that give a tantalising glimpse of a mythology that may have thrived in those cities before the arrival of Indo-European myths 500 years later, around 1500…

Two Sanatan Dharmas?
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Two Sanatan Dharmas?

September 5, 2019

By Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik – Author, Speaker, Illustrator, Mythologist There are two meanings of the phrase Sanatan Dharma. One is political and the other philosophical. The political sanatan dharma emerged as one of the two responses to European Orientalists who saw Hinduism as a pagan, polytheistic and idolatrous race.  One response, the Samaj response, was…

Decoding Ganesha…
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Decoding Ganesha…

September 1, 2019

By Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik – Author, Speaker, Illustrator, Mythologist Rainy season is considered an inauspicious time. The sun is making its journey south; the days are becoming shorter and the nights colder; the earth is wet, worms and snakes are wriggling out, the walls are damp, and there is moss in every corner… it is…

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