Folklore of the Santal Parganas

The Santals are a Munda tribe, a branch of that aboriginal element which probably entered India from the North East. At the present day they inhabit the Eastern outskirts of the Chutia Nagpore plateau.

Introduction of ‘Folk’ (the difference between ‘folk’ and ‘loka’)- Joydeep Mukherjee-2018

The term ‘folk’ is having different nuances not only in different countries but in different regions of the same country. Subsequently, the scope of research between the terms ‘folk’ from Western perspective and ‘loka’ from Eastern context, whether they convey the same connotation or compensate each other or combine all the tenets without any complacency and compose a complete circumference, creates a creative charm among all academicians or has become contagious amongst research scholars.

PM’s address at dedication of 216-feet ‘Statue of Equality’ of 11th century Ramanujacharya-5/02/2022

The Statue is made of ‘panchaloha’, a combination of five metals: gold, silver, copper, brass, and zync and is among one of the tallest metallic statues in sitting position, in the world. It is mounted on a 54-ft high base building, named ‘Bhadra Vedi’, has floors devoted for a Vedic digital library and research centre, ancient Indian texts, a theatre, an educational gallery detailing many works of Sri Ramanujacharya. The statue has been conceptualised by Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swami of Sri Ramanujacharya Ashram.

Radhakrishnan’s Speech at Civic Reception Pondicherry – 12/07/1964

People are talking about national integration. The time has come when we should work for international integration also. The world is becoming one single whole. One international community is the vision that all great people have for this world and that kind of community is possible not by political arrangements or economic alliances but by an understanding of the cultures of the different peoples.

Names of the early Sanskrit dictionarians

सर्व्वेषां कोषाणामादि अग्निपुराणोक्ताभिधानं । तत्रादौ स्वर्गपातालादिवर्गः । ततोऽव्ययवर्गः । ततो नानार्थवर्गः । ततो भूपुराद्रिवनौषधिसिंहा-
दिवर्गाः । ततो नृब्रह्मक्षत्रविट्शूद्रवर्गाः । शेषे सामान्यानि नामलिङ्गानि सन्तीति मया दृष्टं । अमरसिंहस्तु उक्ताग्निपुराणीयाभिधानस्य कस्यचित्
कस्यचित् वर्गस्य व्यतिक्रमं कृत्वा तत्रोदित-सामान्य-नामलिङ्गानां विशेष्य-निघ्न-वर्गसङ्कीर्णवर्गाविति संज्ञां स्थापयित्वा अन्ते लिङ्गादिसंग्रहवर्गस्य योगं कृत्वा स्वीयकोषं रचितवान् । एवं जटाधरोऽपि अमरकोषस्यानुकरणं कृतवान् । इति विरलप्रचारः

Indian Kings as per Bhagavata Puran

श्रीशुक उवाच योऽन्त्यः पुरञ्जयो नाम भविष्यो बारहद्रथः । तस्यामात्यस्तु शुनको हत्वा स्वामिनमात्मजम् ॥ १२.०१.००१ ॥ प्रद्योतसंज्ञं राजानं कर्ता यत्पालकः सुतः । विशाखयूपस्तत्पुत्रो भविता राजकस्ततः ॥ १२.०१.००२ ॥ नन्दिवर्धनस्तत्पुत्रः पञ्च प्रद्योतना इमे । अष्टत्रिंशोत्तरशतं भोक्ष्यन्ति पृथिवीं नृपाः ॥ १२.०१.००३ ॥ शिशुनागस्ततो…

What is Satyameva Jayate

A mantra from the Mundaka Upanishad(3.1.6). सत्यमेव जयते नानृतं सत्येन पन्था विततो देवयानः । येनाक्रमन्त्यृषयो ह्याप्तकामा यत्र तत् सत्यस्य परमं निधानम् ॥ Satyam Eva jayate nānṛtaṃ Satyena panthā vitato devayānaḥ Yenākramantyṛṣayo hyāptakāmā Yatra tat satyasya paramaṃ nidhānam[4] Translation Only Truth…

Difference between Cultural diversity and Ethnic diversity in the Indian context

Harvard Institute for Economic Research developed the following map, showing the Ethnic Diversity in green areas with a high rate of diversity. India is not an Ethnically diverse but culturally diverse Nation. Indian multiculturism, even though so, has a common…

Indian Classical Music

Indian Raags तत्र स्वराः – षड्‍जश्‍च ऋषभश्‍चैव गान्धारो मध्यमस्तथा । पञ्‍चमो धैवतश्‍चैव सप्तमोऽथ निषादवान् ॥ २१॥                        — Natya Shastra, 28.21[ Bharata Muni] Svara (Short) Sa (सा) Re (रे) Ga (ग)…