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Navavidha bhakti comprises the nine ways to express devotion or develop devotion for God or the higher Self. Mentioned in the Hindu scriptures, the “Srimad-Bhagavata” and the “Vishnu Purana,” navavidha bhakti is also described as the devotional paths that lead to moksha, or liberation.The term comes from the Sanskrit, navavidha, meaning “nine-fold” or “consisting of nine parts,” and bhakti, meaning […]

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Celebrating a Legend – Shri Piteelu T. Chowdiah

1 Jan 2021, while whole world was celebrating the new year, the Carnatic music fraternity was busy celebrating the 125th birth anniversary of Sangeetha Ratna Shri T Chowdiah. An obedient student, a virtuoso musician, an innovator, a rebel and a kind human are few of the adjectives attributed to him.  Hailing from a small village […]

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Lens View Week – 29

Location : Ootacamand,Tamil Nadu, India Exif : f/6.3, ISO:450, 1/40s . “Evening Lights” The last hour before sunset and the first hour after sunrise are converted by photographers. Referred to as “the golden hour” or “magic hour,” these times provide the perfect light to capture stunning photos. Learning to harness the power of the golden hour is a tool every photographer should use. […]

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Andal as Universal “Nayika” of Natyashastra

Bharatamuni in Natyashastra, has given a unique classification of the Nayikas or heroines based on their age, basic character, personality, and relationship with lover and various stages of love. Andal’s femininity is generally recognized when she is viewed as the Nayika or the heroine of a kavya-like text from the perspective of traditional Indian aesthetics. However, this […]

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Andal – Embodiment of Bhakti, Sringara and Feminism

The month of Margasiram otherwise cherished as Maargazhi, is the Tamil month of religious austerities and devotional singing. It corresponds to the December -January period culminating in the harvest festival of “Pongal”. Maargazhi Thingal is hallowed all over the Tamil Nadu in India, as the most appropriate time in the year when people, old and […]

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Adi – Madhya – Antya Ranga Darshanam

Cauvery, the life line of Karnataka and Tamilnadu holds many facets. Divine, Ecological and Economical. The divine river and its tributaries hold a rich agricultural belt spanning Karnataka, Kerala and Tamilnadu. Farmer economy is directly linked to how richly she flows every year.  It is also home for wildlife and bird sanctuaries. A fine balance […]