Culture and Heritage

Indian culture and heritage dates back to thousands of years. The country is home to most of the world’s ancient civilizations. Here lies the uniqueness of India. The variegated climatic conditions and geographical features further deem India her uniqueness.

Read here about Indian culture and heritage from ancient to present.

Latest Posts:

  1. Shivaleela: Celebration of Shiva in this 21st Century Gurukul
  2. How Ancient Indian Knowledge Influenced German Scientists
  3. How Ancient Indian Manuscripts Influenced German Philosophers
  4. When Gods Wake Up: What the Movie Kantara Means for Hindus
  5. Ramlila of Kashi in 1986: How Germans Knew about Ram
  6. Stumbling onto a Page from the Ramayana at Ayodhya
  7. Shri Jagannath Temple of Puri under Siege
  8. How Sri Rama Once Helped Swami Vivekananda
  9. Tradition of Pottery Making for Jagannath Continuing since 12th Century
  10. How to Live According to Hindu/Vedic Lifestyle; What is Dharma?
  11. Ankiya-Nat and Bhaona Traditions of Assam – A Living Cultural Heritage of Sanatan Dharm
  12. Why Build a Statue for Rastra Purusha Krishna, the Founder of Delhi?
  13. Adi Shankaracharya: Advaita Vedanta, Mutts, and Unification of Sanatanis
  14. AneDonyi: The Goddess of Millennia-old Indigenous Culture of Northeast
  15. Are Roma Gypsies of Europe, Indian in Origin? Here are Facts! 
  16. 58-feet-tall Gangadhara Shiva Pratima at Azhimala Temple by the Sea
  17. वेदों में वर्णित सूर्य एवं छठ पर्व – The Vedas on Sun God and Chhath
  18. Sculpture of Sun God Discovered in Andhra Farmland; 2000+ Year-Old?
  19. What Vedas and other Ancient Hindu Scriptures Tell Us about Cow
  20. Avelo Roy: This Young Millionaire Blends Krishna Consciousness with Entrepreneurship
  21. Refutation to Thomas Isaac’s Abusing of Vamana and Victimizing Mahabali
  22. Onam: Celebrated by Ancient Indians since 11150 BCE; now Falsely Represented as Secular Festival
  23. Indian Illegal Heritage Trade in Billions; When Will this Stop?
  24. Sharda Peeth: Last Puja Performed in 1948; Demands and Solutions
  25. Ancient Ganesha Moorti at Mount Bromo and Tenggerese Hindus; An Account
  26. KK Nayar Refused Nehru’s Orders of Removing Moortis from Ram Janambhoomi Site and this Happened
  27. Why Vasistha, Agastya, Vyasa Visited Pol Diplomat Krishna in Dwaraka?
  28. Guna and Karma: Krishna’s Definition of Varna; Relevance in 21st Century
  29. Ram Janambhoomi Temple Bhoomi Pujan: Start of an Indic Renaissance
  30. What the Sanskrit Version of Valmiki Ramayana Say about Ayodhya
  31. 5th August 2020: When Centuries of Injustice Came to an End
  32. Ayodhya Location: Rebuttal to the Recent Controversy Created by Oli
  33. Why Only Hinduism But No Other Religion Mentions the Universe?
  34. Theory of Mahabharata Consciousness: Reconciling Traditional with Analytical Reading
  35. Temples without Gods: Art Initiative to Rediscover, Restore Temple Heritage
  36. Guru-Shani Conjunctions, Yugas and Precession of Equinox: An Analysis
  37. Manusmriti Places Women in High Pedestal; Debunking Fake Narratives
  38. मनुस्मृति और नारी: भ्रांतियां और निवारण
  39. Purushottam Deva: The Kalinga and Vijayanagara Connect of Jagannath
  40. Controversy on ‘Ram Slaying Dragon’; Tracing Indic Connect with Dragons
  41. Polytheistic Hindu Identity: The Indic Pride since Antiquity
  42. Ganesha and Gajendra in Stone in Caves, Temples: Ancient to Medieval
  43. Manusmriti Doesn’t Support Caste System; Open Letter to Misinterpreters
  44. 9th Century Monolithic Sandstone Shivalinga Excavated in Vietnam
  45. What Recent Excavated Temple Remnants of Ram Janambhoomi Affirm
  46. Is Syamantaka Mani the Kohinoor Hira? What Historical Evidences Say!
  47. A History of Head Coverings in India: Turban and Head Veil/Ghoonghat
  48. Hindu Temple Architecture in Bengal: A Glimpse into the Past
  49. Samba Dashami: When Krishna’s Son Worshipped Surya Dev in Odisha
  50. Sevasi Vidyadhar Vav: A 1543 Stepwell Built by Raja Haridas Awaits Revival
  51. Veerabhadra Temple and Lepakshi: Where Sculptors Breathed Life into Rocks
  52. Vidurashwatha Temple: Where Vidura, Serpents and Indian Freedom Struggle Come Together
  53. Jatayupara Has Giant Footprint of Ram; Jatayu Fought against Ravan Here – An Appeal for Help
  54. Why Hindus Did Not Give Up Their Right Over Ram Mandir
  55. Islamic Confessions of Shri Ram Janambhoomi in Ayodhya
  56. Aurangzeb Tolerant? His Razing of Kashi Vishwanath; Rebuilt by Ahilyabai
  57. Navaratri: Significance of the Nine Days of Celebrating Shakti
  58. Why Can’t My Child Defend Hinduism? Hindu Indian American Father Asks
  59. How Arabic Persian Influence of Words in Hindi Distorted its Sanskrit Base
  60. Nuakhai Juhar: Odia Festival that Traces Its Origin to Vedic Pralambana Yajna
  61. Handwoven Textiles: The Original Make In India Product
  62. Towards India’s New Era Paradigm: Reformulating Karma and Past Lives
  63. Khadi – The Freedom Fabric
  64. Allegorical Interpretation of Draupadi’s Abuse and other Myths
  65. A Debate on Chronological History of India from Ancient to Medieval Era
  66. Sanatan is 1st Vishwa Dharma; Ram isn’t Mythical: Richa Bharti, An Interview
  67. Was Ram’s Vanvas a Punishment? Was Sita Really Abandoned? Inner Truth!
  68. A Pictorial Depiction of Ram’s Ayodhya; Of Heritage Ancient to Present 
  69. Genesis of a Research on Influence of Sanskrit on Indo European Languages
  70. Samuhik Vedic Vivah of 8000 Couples; Saving them from Missionary Trap
  71. Smuggling of Ancient/Medieval Indian Artefacts in Billions; When Will this Stop?
  72. Holi, Holika and Hiranyakashipu: Dispelling Dalit Oppression Myth
  73. Was Paradise in India? An Ancient Autobiography from 13000 Years Ago
  74. How Holi is Played at Braj Bhumi: A Pictorial Representation
  75. Gudnapur Inscription Confirms Hindus Celebrated Vasantutsava Much Before Valentine
  76. Manu’s Dharma Sastra; Manu Influence in Egypt, Sumeria, Greece, etc.
  77. The Nishaan Rite: A Folk Tradition that Asserts Dharma
  78. देवरहा बाबा- सैकड़ों वर्ष जिए एक महायोगी की गाथा
  79. Somnath a 1000 Years Ago: Gemstone Carvings, 2000 Priests, 3 Lakh Visitors
  80. How Chaturvarna Benefited Society and How British Vilified It to Loot Wealth
  81. Somnath: Where Faith Triumphs over Fanaticism
  82. Vedic Aryans in Crete with AUM, Swastika, Bindi, Namaste, Yogic Postures
  83. Morena Golden Triangle Temples: Remnants of a 8th-15th Century University
  84. Who are Naga Sadhus?
  85. How Gandhi and Congress Ignored Untouchability Removal Measures Suggested by Swami Shraddhananda
  86. Hammurabi: How Aryavart Once Spanned Bharat to Babylonia and Sumer
  87. Swami Shraddhananda: Promoter of Vedic Philosophy, Sanskrit, and Gurukul Education System
  88. Dev Bhoomi: Antiquity Dating Back to Vedic and Mahabharata Era
  89. Padmanabhaswamy Temple Is of 3176 BCE; Inscriptions and Saptarishi Calendar Confirm
  90. Quest for Enlightenment: Krishna Devotee from Denmark Considers India as Punya Bhoomi
  91. What Archaeological Evidences Say about Ram Janambhoomi Site
  92. Morena 64 Yogini: Indian Parliament Design Inspired by this 8th Century Temple
  93. Mahabharata Connection of Jageshwari Temple; 1100 Lingams in a Shivalinga
  94. Ayyappa and the Misinterpreted Tradition of His Naishtika Brahmacharya
  95. Menstruation in Sanatan Dharma: Kamakhya Devi and Parvati Connection
  96. Kola Bou: Ritual of Banana Bride, Worshipped during Durga Puja in Bengal
  97. Forgotten 1st Attack on Sabarimala; 2nd Attack Reminds Danger to Hindu Culture
  98. Bhagavad Gita in America and Making of a Star in World Parliament of Religions
  99. Forbidden Vault: Mystery behind the Secret Door of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
  100. What is Caste? How Indians are Kept in Dark on Facts and Divided Today on Votes
  101. Why Bhagavad Gita is the Final Authority and Law Book of Hindus
  102. A Bull Fighting Indian Hero – Saving the Ancient World from its Demons
  103. Kanvar Mela – Adventure Holiday in Indian Style
  104. The Balochistan Sphinx Temple Complex: Is It a Man-made Architectural Wonder?
  105. Defence by History: Open Letter to Chief Justice by an Ayappa Devotee on Sabarimala
  106. Serving the Shakti – The Divine Feminine; 64 Yogini Temple of Hirapur, Odisha
  107. The Origin of the 108 Bead Japa Mala – A Different Interpretation
  108. Why Would the West Learn Sanskrit? Startling Revelations!
  109. लिंग शब्द का संस्कृत अर्थ “प्रतीक” है, शिवलिंग का अर्थ “शिव का प्रतीक”
  110. Gurukulas and Universities – When the Civilized World Sent Its Best Students To India
  111. A Retreat Near Chamundi Hills Brings You Gifts From Ancient India
  112. The Worldwide Shaivite Culture in Polynesia and Peru
  113. क्या श्रीमद्भगवद्गीता की प्रजनन क्षमता खो गई है??
  114. वेदों और गीता का आपसी सम्बन्ध: एक तार्किक अध्ययन
  115. Heritage Protection Laws: Something that Pakistan is Better than India
  116. Autobiographical Accounts of Jahangir of Destroying a Famous Temple in Varanasi
  117. Hindus and Yezidis: One United Family – Part 1
  118. Hindu Temples: Let the Bells Toll Again
  119. Dalit Madurai Veeran Worshipped by Brahmins As Devta: Ambedkar’s Divisive Theory Falls Flat
  120. Talking Threads – A Story of Indian Embroidery
  121. Revival of Hindu Heritage Temples Lying Abandoned and in Ruins in Karnataka
  122. English Medium Education Weakens India. The PISA Test Proved It
  123. Terracotta: The Indus-Sarasvati Connect to Bengal and North East India
  124. Dalit and Brahmins Moolnivasis since 75,000 BC; Bogus Aryan Invasion theory and Politicians Mislead Bhim Sena!
  125. The Hand-stitched Quilt – A Legacy of the Grandmother’s Gift of Love
  126. Christian Illegal Cemetery Close to Uchistha Ganpaty Temple. Is It Crime Being a Hindu Temple?
  127. Rudra Mahalaya, a 10th Century Siva Temple Awaiting Revival of Worship
  128. The Bishnois: 15th Century Legacy of Vaishṇava Theology and Ecology Conservation
  129. What Is the Caste System? Why Was It Beneficial or Destructive to Hindu Society
  130. A Great, Living, Ancient Tradition – The Kumbh Mela
  131. What Ancient and Medieval Heritage Tell Us about the Northeast – Part 1
  132. The Bashing of Brahmins and India’s Caste System Has an Agenda
  133. History of Mukti Sthal, the Original Somnath
  134. Varaha: What the 5th Century Udayagiri Caves and 5000 Year Old Kerala Temple Say
  135. Why Is Hinduism Higher than All Religions?
  136. Ancient India and Dogs: From the Vedic Age to Harappan Civilization and Thereafter
  137. The Plunder of Our Temples and Heritage: Why Indians Don’t Care
  138. Gods for Sale: The Sad Story of India’s Temple Thefts
  139. Me-Dam-Me-Fi: Festival Celebrated by Ahoms of Assam in Memory of Departed Souls
  140. Vedanta and Holistic Health: Lessons from the Bhagavad Gītā
  141. Kashmir’s Martand Sun Temple from 479 BCE Destroyed by Sultan Sikander Still in Ruins
  142. Haleem Khan: Spreading Indic Roots Worldwide through Kuchipudi and Breaking StereoTypes
  143. 22 Rooms, Dome, Treasury Well Prove Tajmahal is in Fact Shiva Temple Tejo Mahalaya
  144. Ancient Roman Monument Proves Christmas Celebration was Sun Worship as Jesus Never Existed
  145. How Church Shifted Date of Christmas to Coincide with Winter Solstice; World Now Needs the Ādityās
  146. What the Carvings in the Temples of Hampi Say – Each Telling a Story
  147. Mukteshwar Temple:  Legacy of a 10th Century Chandravanshi Dynasty of Kalinga
  148. भगवान् के पृथ्वी पर भौतिक Avatar और संक्षिप्त युग चक्र
  149. 12th Century Bundelkhand Warrior Alha Visiting Maihar Shaktipeeth Shrine a Mystery till Today
  150. Mattur: World’s Only Sanskrit Speaking Village Where Ancient Meets Modern
  151. Tejo Mahalaya Truth Was Established by None Other than Aurangzeb Himself! Know How?
  152. Vedic Cultural Origins of South American Civilizations: The Makara Link
  153. Khajuraho Temples Depict Dharma, Kama, Artha, and Moksh. Why Only Kama Highlighted?
  154. Shumang Lila – Medieval Traditional Theatre Art of Manipur with Contemporary Taste
  155. Ancient Indian Battlefield Secrets Revealed: Sanatan Shastra Vidya, the Original Art of War
  156. Huge 15th Century Rock Sculptures of Goddess Durga and More Rock Carvings at Chobimura, Tripura
  157. Exploring the Many Facets of Goddess Durga in West Bengal
  158. Vishwakarma: Ancient Creator of Flying Chariots, Missiles, 54 Mechanical Arts
  159. Onam and Kummatti Kali: The Colorful Mask Dance of Kerala
  160. Swami Vivekananda Trail: Finding India in Chicago
  161. Brahmagupt: Indian Mathematician Who Introduced Zero; Who Argued Earth is Round
  162. Hameed Khan Kawa: 2 Generations Propagating Indian Folk Culture Worldwide
  163. Unmasking the 500 Year Old Mask Making Culture of Assam
  164. प्रधानमंत्री मोदी ने पूरे विश्व में भारत की प्राचीन परंपरा Yog की लहर फहरायी
  165. First Evidence of Brain Surgery 4300 Years Ago in Harappa
  166. Keeladi Excavations: 2500 Year Old Habitat as Big as Harappa Mohenjodaro!
  167. Gulabo Sapera: From Being Buried Alive at Birth to Padma Shri Awardee; an Interview
  168. पेड़ काटकर घर में मनी प्लांट लगाने वाले को ‘भीषण गर्मी की शुभकामना’: योगेश्वर दत्त
  169. Vedic Hindu Roots in Burma; Sanskrit and Pali Were the Court Languages
  170. The Prahlad Holika Story and Top 5 Places to Visit During Holi
  171. विश्व के पहले शल्य चिकित्सक भारत के सुश्रुत थे
  172. Uma Mohan and Her Musical Mantras in Sanskrit from the Veds
  173. Sushrut, Son of Rishi Vishwamitra, Was the World’s First Surgeon
  174. A Swachh Bharat Not too Long Ago
  175. Khajuraho Temples Are Not Symbolic to Eroticism!
  176. Sattriya Nritya – Dance through Bhakti
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