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National youth day

National Youth Day is celebrated in India on 12 January on the birthday of Swami Vivekananda. In 1984 the Government of India declared the day as the National Youth Day and since 1985 the event is celebrated in India every… Continue Reading →

Missing Pillars

In Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar district, there is the huge cave of Kedareshwar in which there is a big Shiva Linga, which is completely surrounded by water. Its height from the base is five feet, and the water is waist-deep. It is… Continue Reading →

Wish fulfilling Tree

Kalpavriksha , also known as kalpataru, kalpadruma or kalpapādapa, is a wish-fulfilling divine tree in Hindu mythology. It was mentioned in Sanskrit literature from the earliest sources onwards. It is a popular theme in Jain cosmology and Buddhism. Sage Durvasa… Continue Reading →

Holy basil-Tulsi

Tulsi or Tulasi (Ocimum tenuiflorum) or Holy basil is a sacred plant in Hindu belief. Hindus regard it as an earthly manifestation of the goddess Tulsi, a consort of the god Vishnu. The offering of its leaves is mandatory in… Continue Reading →

Prayer beads

Rudraksha, is a seed traditionally used for prayer beads in Hinduism . The seed is produced by several species of large evergreen broad-leaved tree in the genus Elaeocarpus, with Elaeocarpus ganitrus being the principal species used in the making of… Continue Reading →

Fifth Veda

Some post-Vedic texts, including the Mahabharata, the Natyasastra and certain Puranas, refer to themselves as the “fifth Veda”. The earliest reference to such a “fifth Veda” is found in the Chandogya Upanishad. “Divya Prabandha”, for example Tiruvaymoli, is a term… Continue Reading →

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