It is believed that a person is blind without a teacher to guide him. A mother is the first teacher of a child, but after that, the guru becomes his or her second mother. The shastras proclaim that a human being is born twice or dvija, first by the union of the father and mother, … Read moreWhat is Guru Purnima?
Kumari Kandam refers to a mythical lost continent with an ancient Tamil civilization, located south of present-day India, in the Indian Ocean. Alternative names and spellings include Kumarikkantam and Kumari Nadu. In the 19th century, a section of the European and American scholars speculated the existence of a submerged continent called Lemuria, to explain geological … Read moreWhat is Kumari Kandam? A mythical continent or lost reality?
Independence Day is annually celebrated on 15th August, as a national holiday in India commemorating the nation’s independence from the United Kingdom on 15th August 1947. The UK Parliament passed the Indian Independence Act 1947 transferring legislative sovereignty to the Indian Constituent Assembly. India still retained King George VI as head of state until its … Read moreIndependence Day (India) – 15th August
Jagannath (Jagannatha) literally means “Lord of the Universe” (derived from “Jagat” meaning Universe and “Nath” meaning Lord) and is a deity worshipped in regional traditions of Hinduism and Buddhism in India and Bangladesh. Jagannath is considered a form of Vishnu. He is a part of a triad along with his brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra. … Read moreLord Jagannath and The Puri Temple
The American Independence Day, also referred to as the Fourth of July or July Fourth, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, drafted by Thomas Jefferson, on the 4th of July, 1776. The Continental Congress declared that the thirteen American colonies regarded themselves as a new … Read moreIndependence Day (United States) – The 4th of July
Memorial Day or Decoration Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. The holiday is observed every year on … Read moreMemorial Day (United States) – What and When?