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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

India

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

Mythology

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

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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

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Krishna tames the 7 bulls (3)

The Paramacharya of Kanchi Shri Chandrashekarendra Saraswathi while discussing the differences amongst the Vedas, Vedantas (Upanishads), and Puranas called the Puranas “Bootha-Kannadi” a Tamizh word for “ 659 more words

Spirituality

The Muans (Giant Primer pt4)

Kumbhakarna the rakshasa out for a stroll.

The third of our giants who grew from the ground are the Muans. The series starts here.

Muans ( a term made up well after the fact) are a race of supernatural immortals native to southeast Asia. 903 more words

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Iran and India

US President Trump has ordered the denial of visas to anyone travelling to the US from Iran. Iran is a nation that has deep cultural ties with India. 385 more words

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