I fall at the feet of the ten-armed divine And carve out the muted dolls speaking volumes. I sway to the effulgence of the earthly lamp, And burn to ashes the spirit of evil.  Surrounding the resplendence of the festivals defining the cultural and spiritual life of India, there are…

With eyes closed, we sway to the melodious hymns and even search for ways to give them a funky touch. That’s right. Religion, born as a ‘beacon of hope’ or as a ‘lantern to navigate the dark tunnels’ or whatever one may call it, has evolved in myriad ways. Hinduism,…

Revered as the incorruptible land of Kashi in Amish Tripathi’s Meluha trilogy, it is also the color of celebration in Raanjhanaa’s Benaras, but equally susceptible to darker hues in Masaan’s Varanasi. Three names for a single city of multiple facets, it is a little wonder that Varanasi has been a…

Legend behind Shore temple Shore temple is believed to be a collection of seven pagodas out of which only one exists now with other six under the ocean. The popular belief is that the gods of the ocean were jealous of humans decided to swallow six of the pagodas leaving only…