Category "Mythology"

18Oct2018

India has thousands and thousands of temples, big and small, to many deities. But Pushkar, a little town near Ajmer in Rajasthan, is the only place in the world where there’s a temple to Lord Brahma, the creator. Isn’t that unusual? […]

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6Oct2018

According to the ancient Indian epics, Ramayana and Mahabharata, the region south of the Vindhya mountains was once thickly forested, and ruled by the Vannars. Van means forest, and nar man in Sanskrit. So Vannar could mean forest men or monkey men. In the Ramayana, the Vannars, and their kingdom, Kishkinda, play a very important role. […]

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6Aug2018

The Ramayana has an exciting story about how Lord Rama managed to cross the sea from India to reach the island of Lanka. He wanted to get there to rescue his wife Sita who had been kidnapped by the Demon King Ravana. The story goes that 10 million monkeys, supervised by the monkey architect-engineer Nala, built a bridge from the tip of India to Lanka. They used huge trees, rocks and other material and built it in five days. […]

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4Jul2018

In Uttar Pradesh there is a mountain named Govardhan near Vrindavan in the Mathura area, where Lord Krishna is believed to have lived as a young boy. It is a very special place for devotees of Lord Krishna. […]

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