Ancient India

The term “ancient India” commonly refers to the period of Indian history that began thousands of years ago (probably 4000–5000 years in the past). This was a golden age for the Indian subcontinent in terms of scientific advancement, warfare, social integrity, technology, education, and many other areas.

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18 Names Of Hindu Puranas (With PDF Downloads)

Most of the present-day Hinduism is directly or indirectly based on the legends written in the Puranas. It is a vast collection of ancient literature (originally written in Sanskrit) covering a wide range of subjects, especially the stories of the various gods and deities in Hinduism. The Puranas were composed in the post-Mahabharata period. Because not all the sections of…

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Top 17 Lord Shiva Temples In South India

Temples in southern India are world-famous for their distinctive Dravidian architecture, which attracts millions of visitors every year. The Pallava dynasty, which ruled Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and many parts of northern Tamil Nadu until the 9th century, pioneered this style of temple construction. These southern Indian states now house some of the most ancient Hindu temples that are not only…

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Top 9 Most Visited Lord Shiva Temples In India

Lord Shiva is one of the three main deities of Hinduism. Lord Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva are collectively called the trinity. They carry out an infinite cycle of creation, operation, and destruction of the entire universe. Among these three deities, Lord Shiva, as being the god of destruction, is responsible for the destruction and re-emergence of the universe. This endless cycle…

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18 Puranas & Their Secrets In Hinduism (Explained)

A large portion of what we know today and identify as Hinduism actually comes from the legends of the Puranas. Mythologies, sacred rites and rituals, pilgrimages, festivals, and even occasional love stories are all found there in the hindu puranas. Puranas is a massive collection of ancient hindu literature that covers a wide range of subjects, most notably the stories…

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Top 5 Differences Between Smriti & Shruti | Hindu Scriptures

The ancient Vedic literature is largely divided into two sections, one called “Shruti” and the other “Smriti”. Shruti is often considered the original knowledge of self or brahman, making it the ultimate authority in Hinduism, whereas Smriti is the interpretation given to Shruti by great sages of the time. Shruti vs Smriti The entire sacred texts of Hinduism’s core corpus…

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The 7 Differences Of Rishi, Muni, Sadhu, And Sanyasi

Hinduism and its spiritual ideologies are very complex and multidimensional when compared to the other religions of the world. That might be the reason most people presume Yogis, Rishis, Sadhus, and Saints to be the same, as they appear very similar to each other. But in reality, they are very different on so many levels. Their underlying beliefs, practices, eating…

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The 9 Hindu Temples In Sikkim You Should Visit Once In Life

Sikkim is one of the most beautiful northeastern states of India. It’s situated in the eastern parts of the Himalayas in an area of about 7,096 square kilometers. It is also one of the youngest and smallest states in India. Despite its small size, the state’s rich cultural sites attract hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. It was once ruled…