When one flips through the pages of legendary scriptures, one stumbles upon many tales that portray rather offbeat perceptions of love and a different course of relationships. One such story is of Krishna’s son Pradyumna and his marriage to Mayawati. To understand this story, we have to revisit the creation of Kama Dev, the God […]
Mandodari was a frog princess! A fairy tale from another land would have a handsome prince kiss her and carry her away to his palace to be cherished for the rest of her life. But Indian mythology is sometimes harsher. Mandodari had been cursed in a previous birth and was condemned to live as a
Sexuality in mythology has different interpretations in different cultures. Love and lust are there in all cultures. While Indian and Greek mythology look at sexuality in a different way Christian and Islamic history have a different take. We asked writer and expert interpreter of mythologies, Devdutt Pattanaik our questions and he answered them. Here is
Ego in a relationship can lead to irreparable damage if it is not nipped in the bud
Think of Lakshmi – the Hindu goddess of prosperity – and you are most likely to remember her as a radiant woman sitting submissively near Lord Vishnu’s feet, massaging them. The goddess of wealth is in eternal service of her lord and master, Vishnu, who sustains the universe. She is his shakti of material might,
The theme of homosexuality in mythology is quite common. Many mythologies depict this as a sexual act in terms of same-sex relationships or deal with the subject as it is. No mythologies address the subject as taboo or unnatural. Mythologies of the world treat the subject as just another manifestation of erotic expression and don’t
Writer and blogger Bishwanath Ghosh narrates an interesting description of Khajuraho: the temples of love
What do yin and yang mean? How to balance yin and yang? Will it even help? Let’s find out a bit more about this important aspect of ourselves we tend to ignore.