Tag: Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik

Lakshmi helps us define who’s God and who’s not
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Lakshmi helps us define who’s God and who’s not

September 24, 2020

By Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik – Author, Speaker, Illustrator, Mythologist Everyone needs, and wants Lakshmi in Hindu mythology: Devas, Asuras, Rakshasas, Yakshas. But each one’s relationship with wealth is different. Some like Ram and Duryodhana are lucky, they are born in rich families. Ram is a positive, divine character, in the Ramayana but Duryodhana is a…

Sarna, the Harappan Tree Goddess
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Sarna, the Harappan Tree Goddess

September 17, 2020

By Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik – Author, Speaker, Illustrator, Mythologist One of the things in the about-4,000-year-old Harappan seals is the value placed on trees. There is the peepal tree and the babool (acacia) tree that have been identified. The peepal tree is identified by its characteristic wide tapering leaves. The babool tree is identified by…

Was Harappa a Jain Civilisation?
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Was Harappa a Jain Civilisation?

September 10, 2020

By Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik – Author, Speaker, Illustrator, Mythologist The Harappan civilisation thrived in the Indus Valley 4,500 years ago, roughly around the time the pyramids were being built in Egypt. It is famous for its grid-like cities. Here, we find a seal of a man sitting in a yogic position, surrounded by wild animals….

When Shiva used His Trident
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When Shiva used His Trident

September 3, 2020

By Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik – Author, Speaker, Illustrator, Mythologist Some of the oldest and most spectacular images of Shiva are found in Elephanta and Ellora, cave temples built by Chalukyas and Rashtrakutas roughly 1,500 years ago, when a new form of Hinduism, based on Puranas and Hindu trinity began overshadowing the old Vedic and Buddhist…

You want Wealth or Knowledge?
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You want Wealth or Knowledge?

August 27, 2020

By Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik – Author, Speaker, Illustrator, Mythologist In popular lore, Lakshmi and Saraswati hate each other. Where there is fortune, there is no respect for education, and where there is education, there is no value for wealth. The courtesan’s house was the only place where the two lived together: she was well versed…

Fat Buddhist Monks
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Fat Buddhist Monks

August 20, 2020

By Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik – Author, Speaker, Illustrator, Mythologist This is a story of two fat, Buddhist monks. One story comes from China and the other comes from Thailand. Many people link them with the Buddha, but they come from various local traditions that were absorbed into Buddhism. The first is the popular Laughing Buddha….

The Village Temple Co-operative
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The Village Temple Co-operative

August 13, 2020

By Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik – Author, Speaker, Illustrator, Mythologist In ancient India, the village fields did not belong to any single person. There was no concept of individual land holdings. The entire land of the village belonged to the village community. Therefore, the village was dedicated to a Goddess. She was said to be the…

Middle Eastern Mythologies
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Middle Eastern Mythologies

August 6, 2020

By Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik The Middle East includes Mesopotamia (Iraq), the area watered by the Euphrates and Tigris. To its East is Persia (Iran); to its South is Arabia; to the West is Levant (Near East); and to the North is Anatolia (Turkey). Egypt is also included in the Middle East due to close cultural…

When Lakshmi flows
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When Lakshmi flows

July 30, 2020

By Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik – Author, Speaker, Illustrator, Mythologist Lakshmi is the Goddess of Wealth. One of her many names is, Chanchala, the restless and whimsical one, who does not like to stay in one place. She loves to move around and so people are advised not to keep images of her in the house…

Financial lessons from Satyabhama
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Financial lessons from Satyabhama

July 23, 2020

By Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik – Author, Speaker, Illustrator, Mythologist Krishna was raised by cowherds and then he moved from Vrindavan to Mathura and thence to Dwarka, where he married many women, often Princesses from surrounding kingdoms. But his status in the Yadava clan was ensured by his marriage to Satyabhama, daughter of the richest Yadava…

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