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Classical Dance Forms of India

  These info-bite gives us a look into the major classical dance forms that exists in India. Scroll down and have a look at them.       Follow Us on Instagram :
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Quotes from Vedas that encapsulate Ancient Wisdom

  Vedas are very well known for the wisdom they carry. They are the very scripts that have answers of all your questions. Here are some of the quotes that come from our Vedas.

Majority Religious Affiliation per Subdivision

Majority Religious Affiliation per Subdivision  • The Indian Subcontinent has always been multi-cultural and diverse. It is the birthplace of the four great Indian Religions - Hinduism (🕉), Jainism (卐), Buddhism (☸) and Sikhism (☬). • Religions like Zoroastrianism, Judaism (✡) and the Baha'i are also found here but in comparitively smaller numbers. • Islam (☪️) and Christianity (✝️) have been present in India and the subcontinent since they were found in West Asia. Today, Islam is the second largest religion of the region after Hinduism. • I have referred to census data and drawn the map accordingly. Some regions like Kerala, Arunachal Pradesh and Assam no more have a majority religion but they have a plurality. • Jainism, although found in huge numbers in India and Nepal, is not the majority religion in any state/province/territory.  🌺🙏🏽Thank you🙏🏽🌺

Major Buddhist Schools of Asia + Ancient Buddhism in the Indian Subcontinent

Major Buddhist Schools of Asia + Ancient Buddhism of the Indian Subcontinent☸ • Buddhism is one of the greatest faiths to have been born out of India. It was followed by hundreds of societies prior to the arrival of Islam and Christianity. Today it is the 4th largest religion followed by around 550 million people worldwide. • A majority of Buddhists live in Asia. Asia has been home to many Schools and Sub-schools of Buddhism for millennia. Today, 3 major and 1 minor school dominate Asian Buddhism.   🟠 Theravāda Buddhism (The Way of the Elders) - South and Southeast Asia. 🟡 Mahāyāna Buddhism (Greater Vehicle) - East Asia and Malaysia. 🔴 Vajrayāna Buddhism (Diamond Vehicle) - Tibet and Central Asia. 🔵 Navayāna (New Vehicle) - Dalit Communities of South-Western and Central India.   • The Indian Subcontinent was home to a multitude of ancient Buddhist schools starting from the times of Aśoka (circa 250 b.c.e.). The schools mainly differing ideologically and varying interpretations of t

Impact of the Three Dharmic Faiths on Asia

Impact of the Three Ancient Dharmic (Indic - Indian) Faiths on the Continent of Asia • Hinduism (Sanskrit - Sanātana Dharma) has its roots laid deep down in the Indian Subcontinent for millenia. Originating somewhere around 7,000 to 10,000 years ago in the modern day areas of India, Pakistan and Afghanistan - it is the oldest active religion on planet Earth. • Jainism (Sanskrit - Jaina/Jina Dharma) evolved out of Hinduism during the Shramaņa movement around 3,000 years ago. It follows the teachings of the 24 Tirthankaras in order to achieve Moksha (Liberation) from Samsāra (Cycles of death and rebirth). • Buddhism (Pāli - Bauddha Dhamma) also evolved out of Hinduism with the awakening and attainment of Nirvāņa (Eternal bliss) by Gautama Buddha, also known as Siddhārtha Gautama 2,500 years ago. This faith was able to spread throughout Asia because of its revolutionary ideas and techniques to conquer one's mind - Mana. - Many societies converted to these foreign faiths. These faiths

Sanskrit Origins of Thai, Lao and Khmer Province Names

  Sanskrit Origins of Thai, Lao and Khmer Province Names 🇹🇭🇱🇦🇰🇭 Since ancient times, the Indian Subcontinent has been in contact with Southeast Asia because of trade, religions and kingdoms. Hinduism and Buddhism had a huge influence on Southeast Asia. Sanskrit and Pali (The liturgical languages of Hinduism and Buddhism) were also imported from India. The impact of this diffusion can still be seen in the Geography of mainland Southeast Asia. Many names in Thailand and Cambodia have a Sanskrit and native root present in one word. Such names have been put into (parentheses). Also, the longest Sanskrit names are given to the capital cities of the three nations - Bangkok, Vientiane and Phnom Penh. Hinduism was gradually replaced by Buddhism in almost all of Southeast Asia except the Malay archipelago and some parts of Burma. The names of the provinces however show how extensively, Hinduism and Sanskrit influnced these cultures.  Names like Rāma, Viśņu, Brahmā (Chaturmukha) and Indra

Contrast between Mahabharata and Ramayana!

 What is the difference between Mahabharata and Ramayana? Talking about Ramayana , it talks about idealistic life whereas Mahabharata talks about realistic life. Watch this small clip to listen to the contrasting perspective on Ramayana and Mahabharata.