Friday Jun 14, 2024

A FISHERMAN (ADIPATHTHAR NAYANAR) AND HIS UNWAVERING DEVOTION TO LORD SHIVA

Adipatthar, a devout follower of Lord Shiva, resided in the Chola Kingdom, specifically in present-day Naagapattinam, also known as Naagai, situated along the seashore. He belonged to the Paradhavar community, whose livelihood depended on fishing. In a heartfelt gesture of devotion, Adipatthar would offer the very first fish caught each day back to Lord Shiva, […]

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Bangladeshi Muslims are building a 300-yr-old Kali temple. Now they want Modi’s help

The 300-year-old Sasan Kali temple at Basurdhuljhuri village in Bangladesh’s Magura district — 176 km from Dhaka — was partly washed away in 2000 floods. Today, Muslims and Hindus have come together to rebuild it and want the Bangladesh and the Indian governments to help them. In a Bangladesh that is increasingly witnessing communal violence, especially during Hindu festivities, Basurdhuljhuri serves to strengthen the country’s […]

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Idols found at MP’s Bandhavgarh 1,400 years old, tied to Buddhism: ASI

Three archaeological treasures lay hidden in plain sight for decades, perhaps centuries, in what’s now Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve until an Archaeological Survey of India team came across them during a recent survey. They turned out to be statues of the Buddha, Avalokiteshvara and the Buddhist deity Tara, dating back 1,400 years. “These statues were found […]

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