Lion Capital of Ashoka

Lion Capital, Ashokan Pillar at Sarnath

The Ashoka Lion Capital or the Sarnath lion capital is the national symbol of India. Ashoka built the Sarnath pillar to commemorate the site of the first preaching of Lord Buddha, where he taught the Dharma to five monks.

/ 2017-07-07
The Venomous Visha Kanyas

Myth Of The Venomous Visha Kanyas Of Ancient India

The Visha Kanyas were supposedly poisonous young women who operated as executioners in ancient India. Any contact with these toxic ladies would mean death.

/ 2017-07-01
aryabhata

How Aryabhata got the earth’s circumference right

How did Aryabhata compute the earth’s circumference so accurately (less than 1% error) nearly a thousand years ago?

/ 2017-06-28

Top 20 Buddhist Stupas in India

Stupa is a hemispherical structure containing Buddhist relics and place of meditation used by Buddhists monks. In the period between the Mauryas and the Guptas the older stupas were greatly enlarged and beautified. Of these three are noteworthy—those at Bharhut...

/ 2017-06-23
The Dimasa Kachari Ruins, Nagaland, india

Nagaland, where the neglected Kachari Ruins cry out for attention!

Kachari ruins located in Dimapur, Nagaland are the set of dome shaped pillars. These pillars were constructed in 10th century during the Kachari civilization.

/ 2017-06-13
Shri Varun Dev Mandir, pakistan

A centuries-old Hindu temple in Pakistan now used as toilet for tourists

The dilapidated Shri Varun Dev Mandir in Pakistan lies in its ruins only to be used by tourists to the nearby Manora beach as toilets.

/ 2017-06-05
1400-year-old Buddha idol unearthed in Odisha

1,400-year-old Buddha idol found in Odisha village

While 80 per cent of the five-foot statue was buried in the soil, the face of Lord Buddha with seven-head snake was found outside the ground.

/ 2017-05-28
Entrance to the Mandapa, Lakshmana Temple, Khajuraho, Chhatarpur District, Madhya Pradesh, India

Sacred space and symbolic form at Lakshmana Temple, Khajuraho

Lakshmana Temple is one of the three largest temples of Khajuraho and the Western Group and is considered to be the earliest (c. AD 954) to have been built by the Chandella rulers.

/ 2017-05-26
Lost city: Sanchi

The Great Stupa at Sanchi (Video)

The ‘Great Stupa’ at Sanchi is the oldest stone structure in India and was originally commissioned by the emperor Ashoka the Great in the 3rd century BCE. Its nucleus was a simple hemispherical brick structure built over the relics of...

/ 2017-05-23
Samudra manthan (Sanskrit: समुद्रमन्थन, lit. churning of the ocean)

The Underlying symbolism of the Samudra Manthan

Samudra manthan or Ksheera Sagara Mathanam, Churning of the Ocean of Milk is one of the most famous episodes in Hindu mythology. The story appears in the Bhagavata Purana, the Mahabharata and the Vishnu Purana, and explains the origin of...

/ 2017-05-21