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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…

Welcoming Lakshmi through service, yagna
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Welcoming Lakshmi through service, yagna

August 22, 2019

By Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik – Author, Speaker, Illustrator, Mythologist Arthashastra or economics is today linked with Chanakya, even though he himself claims his knowledge to have come down from Shukra, the Guru of Asuras, and Brihaspati, the Guru of Devas. Since Chanakya eclipses Shukra and Brihaspati, Arthashastra has become more Statecraft, or Dharmashastra, than Economics….

Child-sage Balak Nath
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Child-sage Balak Nath

August 8, 2019

By Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik – Author, Speaker, Illustrator, Mythologist In Himachal and nearby regions, a yogi is worshipped, who is considered a form of Shiva in Kalyug. His name is Baba Balak Nath. In art, he is visualised as a young boy with a yoga staff in his hand, seated on a peacock with the…

Legends of Sikandar
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Legends of Sikandar

August 1, 2019

By Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik – Author, Speaker, Illustrator, Mythologist There is a big difference between the words ‘legend’ and ‘myth’. Legend is a story of a heroic figure that has some historical basis but is largely fantasy. Mythology is not just stories, but also symbols and rituals, which helps a culture make sense of the…

Sacred Seven
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Sacred Seven

July 25, 2019

By Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik – Author, Speaker, Illustrator, Mythologist Once Vishnu and Laxmi had a quarrel. Laxmi left Vaikuntha in a huff and came down to earth. Vishnu followed her and tried coaxing her to return, but she refused. So, Vishnu decided to remain on earth, until he could convince her to return. He looked…

So many different Indras
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So many different Indras

July 18, 2019

By Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik – Author, Speaker, Illustrator, Mythologist When we speak of Indra, we must keep in mind that the scriptures refer to six different types of Indra, belonging to different periods of history. The first is the Vedic Indra. He is the primary God of the Rig Veda, described as riding a chariot,…

Ramayana and Mahabharata have parallels: Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik
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Ramayana and Mahabharata have parallels: Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik

July 14, 2019

Mysuru: Delivering the keynote address during the inauguration of the two-day Mysuru Literature Festival, Mythologist, Writer and Star of Mysore columnist Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik said that both the two greatest epics-Ramayana and Mahabharata, are selling people the idea of Dhamastastra. Speaking on his book ‘Ramayana versus Mahabharata,’ he said that the authors of the epics-Valmiki…

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