Category: English Articles

  • Modernity through Indian eyes
    – Part (2/2)

    We are living through the times of fast changes. In such transient times, it is really difficult to hold onto anything dearly, but should there be any yardstick of what to accept and what not? The yardstick can truly be the essence on which Bharatiyata stands. The present article is an English translation by *Shri…

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  • Modernity through Indian Eyes – Part I

    We are living through the times of fast changes. In such transient times, it is really difficult to hold onto anything dearly, but should there be any yardstick of what to accept and what not? The yardstick can truly be the essence on which Bharatiyata stands. The present article is an English translation by *Shri…

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  • Bharathiya Shilpa Vyavastha (Part 10)

    6). Western Chalukya/ Kalyani Chalukya: This temple Architecture Style is also from Karnataka and was patronised by the Western Chalukyas from 973 CE to 1180 CE. The Western Chalukya temples were smaller than those of the early Chalukyas, a fact very clearly visible in the reduced height of the Vimana Gopurams, which are built over…

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  • Bharathiya Shilpa Vyavastha (Part 9)

    Based on the design of the ‘Garbha Griha’ (The Sanctum Sanctorum – the innermost sanctuary of the temple where the idol is established) there are 3 types of temples. 

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  • Bharathiya Shilpa Vyavastha (Part 8)

    Hence a Devalaya (Temple) was planned with so many considerations and not just as a Prayer Hall or just a Religious Place. Devalayas were places beyond just the site plan and the site plan was made to suit these uses, yet most of the Devalayas had a mysterious element associated with them too, like in…

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  • Bharathiya Shilpa Vyavastha : Part 5

    Vaastu for living This is an introduction to Vaastu as it was applied for residential places. It is an insight into what was the original science behind Vaastu, which is very different from the “Directional Vaastu” as is practised currently. “Vaastu Consultants” in the present-day, stick to only the directional principles of Vaastu forgetting almost…

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  • Incentives of Goodness by Jayaprakash Narayan

    Incentives of Goodness by Jayaprakash Narayan

    Undoubtedly one of the biggest revolutionaries post independence, fondly known as Loknayak or JP, Jayprakash Narayan is a highly respected socialist leader for his critical thinking of our political dispensation. Contrary to the popular beliefs, JP elaborates the idea of the necessity of a superior non materialistic motive in front of the society to ensure…

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  • Bharathiya Shilpa Vyavastha : Part 4

    General Introduction to Shilpa Vyavastha 36. Ratna Pareeksha: Ratna Parreksha describes how to identify the nine gems and make jewellery. 37. Ratna Sangraha: This scripture contains chapters on gemmology and Jewellery making.  38. Laghu Ratna Pareeksha: Laghu Ratna Pareeksha contains the details about jewellery making and lapidary (Cutting and Polishing of gems). This treatise is…

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  • Bharathiya Shilpa Vyavastha : Part 3

    General Introduction to Shilpa Vyavastha 6. Agni Purana covers Murthy Vidhya (iconography). Like the encyclopaedic nature of any Purana, the Agni Purana too contains many topics apart from the main storyline which have been documented. 7. Brahmanda Purana covers mostly architecture, some sections on arts and certain crafts too. Like the encyclopaedic nature of any Purana…

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  • Aanayan Workshop

    We are delighted to announce Aanayan Workshop – a 9 days residential workshop experimenting with Mud Plaster, Forest Exploration, Heritage Exploration, Bio Diversity Exploration, Wood Carving, Clay / Wood Sculpture, Ayurvedic lifestyle etc. The workshop is being organized from 18 to 26 February, 2023 at Poornam Ashram, Parkhanda – Khareti village 50km away from Vadodara,…

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