Religion

Hinduism – A Way of Living!

      Hinduism is one of the most ancient religions that exist today. The words “Hindu” and “Hinduism” have Sanskrit roots and were given by the invaders of the Indian subcontinent to the people they encountered when they reached the Indus Valley plains. The religion is gradually expanding in the west, and hence its texts are being translated into English and various other languages. But as we all know,

Wicca: The Mysterious Religion

Wicca, even though treated as a religion, can also be termed as a school of thought or philosophy. A nature-based religion Wicca was brought into the limelight by retired British civil servant Gerald Gardner around 1950s. Wicca is the infamous witchcraft practice and the female followers of the beliefs of this religion call themselves as witch, but basically they are regarded as neo-pagans. Wicca is a religion shrouded in mystery

Madurai: Symbol of Tamil Culture

History of Meenkashi temple : Meenakshi Amman temple  is an ancient temple which is located on the banks of river Vaigai in Madurai district  of Tamil Nadu.  Meenakshi Amman Temple is also called as Meenakshi Sundareshwar Temple. This temple is more than 2500 years old. This temple is dedicated to the deities mainlyMeenakshi who is the modern avatar of goddess Parvathi and Sundareshwar as Lord Shiva. The temple was originally built during 7th century by the first Pandya’s .   Malayadwaja Pandya who was one of the kings who ruled Madurai, in South India.Meenakshi was the daughter of the king  Malayadwaja Pandya and queen Kanchanamala. Meenakshi was a miracle child gift given by god to both the king and queen after their sincere performance of yagna to have children’s , as they din’t have children’s from many days. Meenakshi was a brave girl who was thought the art of war and martial arts. She got married to Lord Shiva . So Meenakshi temple was built after her and Madurai city was formed around the temple.

New Food Trend : Organic Is The Way

Food is something without which we can’t live. As population has risen over the years, the demand for food has increased manifold too. This leads to extensive industrial farming, with the usage of chemicals and artificial ways to produce cheap and huge quantity of food. But are they nutritious? The answer is a big no. By eating this  food we are poisoning our body and destroying nature, ecosystem and our

Beauty of the feast!

World consists of human divided by infinitesimal differences by region, religion, nation, race, caste, color, creed and what not. Things like globalization would be impossible to think of if we would not have been able to find the common binding factor among the differences. India here very well stands for its world known diversity which had stood as one against the tests of time. Apart of being multicultural from the

Tulsi

Holy basil or Tulsi is an herb which is well known for its medicinal properties. An important ingredient in Ayurveda medicines, it has played a great role in the health system of India. Tulsi, a perennial shrub, belongs to the mint family called Labiates and is believed to have originated here in India. It can be grown from the seed or from the tip or root cuttings. The Tulsi plants

Spices: The Heartbeat Of Indian Cuisine

Indian cuisine is known for its spicy food and extensive use of spices in every dish. Indian spices make the dish complete in every way, and they have ruled the hearts of every man and woman in India. They are used to flavor the food, making each dish distinct and amazingly aromatic. Each spice gives a unique aroma and flavor, and the combination of multiple spices give each dish its