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If, as Krishna, he wears a dhoti and is lost in playing the flute while gopis dance around him, he also appears as Bhishma of the Mahabharata on a bed of arrows. A Ramachandran does not merely borrow from mythology but transports it to the present
Chettinad Players' Sundarakandam was a crisp production with well-etched characters This is a story of self-discovery. Chattinad Players' eighth production Sundarakandam deals with one of the most important parts of an epic, but it isn't just about
November 19, 2012 The Hindu Bannanje Govindacharya, (fourth from left) releasing the Sanskrit translation of Parva' written by S.L...Manjunath Translating literature is challenging, Bannanje Govindacharya, scholar, said on Sunday. He was releasing
Pakistanis who were born before the 70s saw a different Pakistan that is unimaginable for our younger generation. The cultural tolerance of different communities was still intact despite the communal riots of partition. Religion was a devotional
Millions of Hindus across India and Bangladesh celebrated Diwali or the "festival of lights" this week. The annual festival marks the triumph of good over evil, as well as the return of Lord Ram to Ayodhya after vanquishing the demon king Ravana.
Ravi and Vice-Chancellor of Karnataka Samskrit University Mallepuram G...Pandurangi at a convocation of the university at the Raj Bhavan on Friday. Photo:V Sreenivasa Murthy Underlining the urgent need to make Sanskrit the language of mankind,
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ACT 's "Ramayana," an adaptation of the revered Indian epic, enthralled me in so many ways. It was multicultural, adventurous, romantic, funny, and reflective of our human tendency to act irrationally when ego and pride are even slightly threatened.
The famed Kullu Dussera started with the 'Utsav' (procession) of Lord Raghunath (Rama), the main deity of Kullu from the Raghunath Temple, where the idol will be placed on a wooden throne for a week. Kullu's erstwhile royal Pal dynasty, dressed in
October 21, 2012 It is said that reading the Ramayana brings auspiciousness to those who read it...Every time any of them is in trouble and recounts the story of Rama, the troubles vanish, V.S...Take the case of the monkeys which go in the southern