元バックパッカーが長生きできない理由？｜旅と女と人生と. Profil d'utilisateur : Satoru T. ‘Many people who possess information against Amma are terrified to come forward’ ‘Holy Hell’ of Mata Amritanandamayi sparks controversy. Revealed: The secret of the ‘ass-curse’ stones scattered across Maharashtra. They sit innocuously in an airy gallery in Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji museum, drawing barely a glance.
But a closer look at the two engraved stone slabs from the 11th century reveals a rather explicit scene: a donkey with an erect phallus poised over a woman, about to have sex with her. As it turns out, scores of stone slabs with this configuration of figures lie scattered across Maharashtra and parts of Goa. In Marathi, they are called gadhegal, from "gadhe", which means donkey, and "gal", which could mean either stone, or curse. Archaeologists studying medieval Maharashtra have often referred to them as "ass-curse stones", but until now, very few scholars have written about them in detail.
Since 2012, however, a group of archaeologists in Mumbai and Pune have turned their attention to these stones, and are discussing what exactly the engravings could mean. A short history of bhang in India. Videos: This is why Indian-American groups (and others) are opposing CNN's series featuring Indians. India’s Aghori ascetics have been subject to frequent portrayals in Western interpretations of the “mystical East”.
In a six-part series on CNN, religious scholar Reza Aslan decided to revisit the clan and their practises for an exploration of faith and religions across the world. As is apparent from their promotional material, the news organisation focussed less on the nuance and more on the sensational. This, for instance, was one of CNN’s promo tweets for Aslan’s series, titled Believer: Eating human corpses?
How far would you go to prove your faith? The Hindu American Foundation and American Hindus Against Defamation and Shalabh Kumar’s Republican Hindu Coalition have all protested with the Orientalist series. MyIndMakers. Isha Foundation did not have approval for construction of Shiva statue, says Tamil Nadu government. In its response to a petition filed in the Madras High Court against Isha Yoga Centre, the Tamil Nadu government has said that necessary approvals for the construction of the 113-feet Shiva statue were not obtained by the foundation, PTI reported on Wednesday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had unveiled the statue in Coimbatore on February 24, despite protests from several quarters. Watch: Narendra Modi unveils controversial 112-foot Shiva statue at Isha Foundation. Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled the Isha Foundation’s 113-foot Shiva statue in Coimbatore amid protests against allegations that the organisation led by yoga guru Jaggi Vasudev had violated several environmental norms while building it.
The ceremony was scheduled for 6 pm on Friday, on the occasion of Mahashivratri. An online petition on change.org asking the prime minister to comply with their request had gained traction. State authorities had increased security arrangements as tribal associations and environmentalist groups announced plans to stage demonstrations against the organisation. Dhari Devi temple: Dhari devi temple on river Alaknanda awaits relocation since 3 years.
Death on the Hippie Trail. Hindi film tributes to Krishna range from the sublime to the ridiculous. 2014/11 [The Hindu] The Sunday Book Club (@TSBookClub). Every Sunday at 3 p.m., book lovers on twitter discuss authors, genres and publishing trends in a session moderated by The Sunday Book Club (@TSBookClub).
The TSBC has crossed 112 weeks and has at its helm three founders — Raghav Modi, Sudha Ganapathi and Rahul Gupta, based in different cities. “TSBC arose from a combined passion for books and the fact that nothing like this was being done on Twitter, in India at least,” says Raghav, who had been running a movie chat, #MTOS (Movie Talk on Sunday). He realised that a number of conversations he was having with Twitter friends based in India were about books. “Since I had a basic idea about running a chat, I asked Sudha and Rahul (with whom I had interacted on Twitter) if they would like to start something,” he recalls.
The first TSBC chat took place on September 30, 2012. Blogger: Sudha Ganapathi. BBC The Secret Swami Satya Sai Baba 2004 full. 2016/10 [scroll] The making of Coke Studio: The 120-person crew, a wannabe Deepika and other fun facts. 2016/09 [catapult] My Indian Passport Is a Bitch. Think Body Electric: Yogis, Ascetic, and Fakirs: Fascinating historical images of India that I don't pretend to understand. On further investigation, I figured out that this collection is part of a much larger set of online resources put together by Dr.
Frances W. Pritchett at Columbia University. 10 Bizarre Truths About The Mystic Aghori Sadhus That Will Leave You Completely Baffled. None of the cults in the history of mankind have inspired such a degree of bafflement, loathing, fear and disgust in equal measures than the mystic, and often acknowledged as the cannibalistic tribe of India called the Aghoris or the Aghori sadhus.
Not only cannibalism, Aghoris have also been associated with making love to the corpses as well as using human skulls for grisly religious rituals. But that’s not all, there’s more to the Aghori clan than what meets the eye and that’s exactly what we’re going to tell you in these 10 bizarre facts. Read on! Aghori: Cannibal Hindu Monks. The Aghori monks are a Hindu sect known predominantly for their taboo practices such as the ritual cannibalism of the dead.
The Aghori are Shaivites, ascetic sadhus devoted to Shiva. They believe the Hindu god of transformation through death and destruction is the supreme being, embracing death and devoting their lives to living in filth. They often live in or near cremation sites, covering themselves in ashes of the dead, and use bones to make bowls and jewelry. Taste of Travel: 12 Must-Try Food Walks in India, From Mumbai to Mysore. 2001/08 いちもん 第47号／ネパール王宮重大事件に係る報道について. ネパール王宮重大事件に係る報道について 桂川 裕樹 六月一日夜、ネパール王国の首都カトマンドゥの中心に位置する王宮において、国王夫妻を含む多数の王族が殺傷されるという重大事件が発生した。
CNNの扇情的な物言いによれば「かくも多くの王族が一度に殺害されたのはロシア革命以来」である。 現在、事件に伴う政治的・社会的混乱もひととおりは落ち着いたところとはいえ、いまだ余燼の冷めやらぬ時期でもある。 とりあえずは事件に係る報道についてのみ、感じたことをお伝えしたい。 事件直後しばらくの間、国営テレビ・ラジオはまったくといってよいほど情報を流さなかった。 六月四日、意識不明のまま即位していたディペンドラ国王が死亡。 2006/06 [GQ] The Incredible Buddha Boy. Last December, I got an e-mail from my editor at GQ.
Saraswati. Hindu Goddesses.