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One of the oldest Buddhist sites is also located there.
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Two physicists Vijay Singh and Praveen Pathak from the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education in Mumbai have found out that Lord Shiva and Leonardo da Vinci's artwork, including the Mona Lisa, have...
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An 11-year-old girl cut off her tongue and offered it to Lord Shiva in Raigarh district of Chhattisgarh, officials said today. "The incident took place yesterday afternoon at the ancient Shiva temple...
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Popularly referred to as the ‘God of Cool’, Lord Shiva holds his own in the world of Indian tattoos that also celebrate the ubiquitous Om, Gayatri Mantra and Lord Ganesha. He has played the perfect m...
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The man playing Shiva this year in Delhi's grand Ramlila at the Red Fort needs no introduction in the context of an ongoing strike at one of India's most prestigious film institutes. The Lav Kush Comm...
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Growing up in India, I never met or heard about Indians with African lineages. Then in 2005 I watched a dance performance by the Sidi Goma, a group of musicians from an African Indian community, and I was astonished and mesmerised. Since then I've discovered that India's African roots are much older than the Siddis, and are not only evident in numerous other communities, but percolate through direct descent in the blood of at least 600 million Indians.
It has been the tradition in India over thousands of years, for temples, ashrams and other sacred places to organise sathsangs or spiritual gatherings on this night, to help everyone stay awake and aware. This practice continues even today. Though almost every town and city will likely have its own celebration, there are a few major centres that stand out in the country.