Ritu

Maa Mahagauri

She is worshipped on the eighth day of Navaratri. According to Hindu mythology, Devi Maha Gauri is extremely fair white in colour and very beautiful. Maha means great, extreme and Gauri means white colour, hence she is named Maha Gauri. She always wears white clothes and rides a white bull (Vrishabha). Because of that she is …

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Miniature paintings – Mughal, Kangra and Rajasthan

Miniature paintings from India Miniature paintings are popular folk art form. India, as diverse in flora and fauna and culture, has a range of these paintings which are so different, yet so mesmerising. Paintings from Mughal Period One of the important periods in Indian history is Mughal period, which contributed significantly to miniature paintings. The …

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When Vishwamitra and Vasistha used Brahmastra weapon

Brahmastra (a weapon) used by sages Here is  another story, related to Brahmastra from Indian mythology. Two great sages fought between them. Vishwamitra, who was king Kaushika, had stayed with his army at sage Vasishtha’s ashram (hermitage).  Vasishtha fed everyone and out of curiosity, Vishwamitra asked him – “How have you managed this?” Vasistha said …

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