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Paruveta Utsavam : Mock Hunting Festival

Paruveta Utsavam : Mock Hunting Festival Efforts are underway to secure UNESCO recognition for the annual ‘Paruveta’ (mock hunting festival) held at the Sri Narasimha Swamy temple in Ahobilam as an ‘intangible cultural heritage’. Legend has it that Lord Vishnu, in his incarnation as Narasimha, married a tribal girl named Chenchulakshmi, and the festival commemorates […]

1000-Year-Old Stone Statue Of Mahavira : Tamil Nadu

1000-Year-Old Stone Statue Of Mahavira : Tamil Nadu Archaeology students and professors in Tamil Nadu recently unearthed a rare 1000-year-old stone statue of Mahavira, the 24th tirthankara of Jainism. Lord Mahavira was the twenty-fourth and the last Tirthankara of the Jain religion. Mahavir was born in 599 B.C. as a prince in Bihar. At the […]

Bochasanwasi Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha : Inaugrated

Bochasanwasi Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha : Inaugrated The Prime Minister will inaugurate the Bochasanwasi Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha BAPS Mandir, the first Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi. BAPS is a socio-spiritual Hindu faith with its roots in the Vedas. It is based on the Vedic teachings propagated by Bhagwan Swaminarayan (1781-1830 CE). It was formally […]

Dhokra Shilpkala

Dhokra Shilpkala: Chhattisgarh’s Ocher Studio is helping to preserve India’s 4,000-year-old craft- Dhokra Shilpkala Dhokra Shilpkala is believed to be derived from the Dhokra Damar tribes, who are the traditional metal smiths of Central India. The origins of Dhokra Shilpkala can be traced back to the tribal communities residing in the regions of Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, […]