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Book Review: Asura: Tale Of The Vanquished

Title: Asura: Tale Of The Vanquished

Author: Anand Neelakantan

Pages: 504 pages

Plot: The epic tale of victory and defeat… The story of the Ramayana had been told innumerable times. 815 more words

Are asuras and rakshasas Hindu devils? - Devdutt Pattanaik

Evil is a concept used by religious folk in the West to explain negative events that have no root cause. God is good and kind and so he cannot be the source of tornadoes, murders and rape. 1,425 more words


The story of Ravana- part 1

The story of Ravana is unique. His mother was Asur and his father a Brahmin. He was descendant of both Brahma and the Asursas… 1,075 more words


Rahu and Ketu: Hindu Eclipse Mythology

In Hindu mythology, solar eclipses are caused by the decapitated head (Rahu), or lifeless body (Ketu) of the demon Svarbhānu, otherwise known as: “He who darkens the luminaries”. 604 more words


The Nectar of Immortality: Kurma, Vishnu's Second Avatar

As we saw in a prior post, Vishnu’s first manifestation was a fish named Matsya; this was a flood tale, where as in many a flood tale, one good man was instructed to build an ark. 721 more words