Ananda Kentish Coomaraswamy, Biography and his Works
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Ananda Kentish Coomaraswamy, Biography and his Works

Introduction Ananda K. Coomaraswamy who was born in Ceylon (Sri Lanka) and grew up in England, taught the West the way to approach and understand the arts of India. His whole life was dedicated to the study and exposition of Indian culture and arts. He said to friends who wanted to write his biography “Assess…

Story of Agastya Muni, a deva cursed by Indra saved mankind
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Story of Agastya Muni, a deva cursed by Indra saved mankind

Introduction The mighty sage to whom the mountain bowed, and who drank the sea empty. He humbled the arrogant and punished the demons. He is the symbol of man’s heroism and confident strength. Agasthya What a wonderful sight the star-studded sky is! We want to go on gazing at it forever, don’t we? We can…

The biography of Andal: Devotee and husband of Lord Krishna
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The biography of Andal: Devotee and husband of Lord Krishna

Introduction The girl who would marry no one but God. She lived a life of innocence, purity, and total dedication to her God and was finally united with Him. Pandya was a kingdom in ancient Tamilnadu. Its capital was Madurai. Vallabhadeva was the ruler. He was a very good ruler. The people were happy. He…

Yajnavalkya Story along with a brief on Yajnavalkya Smriti
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Yajnavalkya Story along with a brief on Yajnavalkya Smriti

lntroduction A Brahmarshi. The mastermind that produced ‘Shukla Yajurveda’. Even as a student in the Gurukula he firmly stuck to the path he considered as the right one. He was the master who guided thousands of persons, from king Janaka to the commonest students, on the path of Enlightenment. So brilliant a genius was he…

Yudhisthira: The eldest & most truthful brother of Pandavas
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Yudhisthira: The eldest & most truthful brother of Pandavas

Introduction The eldest of the Pandava brothers, the heroes of the great epic, the Mahabharatha. Yudhishtira lived for justice, and patiently suffered humiliation and exile.’ A man should live virtuously because virtue is good, not because it pays to be virtuous’ – so he believed and acted. And he said to the King of the…

Story of Sant Sakhubai, a devotee who Vittala himself helped
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Story of Sant Sakhubai, a devotee who Vittala himself helped

Introduction A devotee of Panduranga Vittala. Though suffering hardships from a cruel mother-in-law and a foolish husband. She bore it and reposed pure ‘Bhakti’(devotion) in Lord Vittala who, for her sake, served her people and transformed them. A poor man and his wife lived in a town near Pandharapur. Though poor, they were leading a…