Culture

Mahavira and his Philosophy of Life

November 15, 2018 Guest 0

The quest for the Higher on an intellectual or metaphysical plane has been all along, in India, the privilege or province of some outstanding individual or individuals, while the mass of the population, generally steeped […]

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Lord Mahavir and Jain Religion

November 13, 2018 Guest 0

Lord Mahavir was the twenty-fourth and the last Tirthankara of the Jain religion. According to Jain philosophy, all Tirthankaras were born as human beings but they have attained a state of perfection or enlightenment through […]

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Lord Rishabha the first Jina

November 12, 2018 Guest 0

Lord Rishabha was the first Tirthankar of our time, and hence is also called Adi-nath, the First Lord. In Jain tradition, he is more than a Tirthankar. As a king, he is credited with development […]

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The Bunts Culture and Beliefs: Cobra Worship

November 9, 2018 Guest 0

Original Kannada article written by Mr Aerya Laxminarayan Alva It was generally believed  that  bunts were originally spirit worshippers (bhoota). They started believing in and worshipping puranic gods like Shiva, Krishna, Rama, Janardhana, etc. much […]

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Konkani – The Language

November 8, 2018 Guest 0

Konkani is one of the 22 languages officially recognized by the Government of India. While a tentative figure of 350 languages is generally quoted for the Indian subcontinent, the French geo-linguist, Roland Breton claims that […]

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Jain Architecture and Iconography

November 7, 2018 Guest 0

It is with good reasons that we should consider Tulunadu the citadel of Jainism at present in Southern India. It is a distinct living religion in absolute harmony with Hinduism. So much so that there […]