Putrakameshti Yajna and the Birth of Rama

During the PutrakameshtiYajna officiated by sage Rishyasringa, the three queens of Dasharatha sipped precise divine fractions of payasam upon the ritual’s culmination, birthing Ayodhya’s legendary heroes – Rama, being half of Mahavishnu; Lakshmana, half of Rama; and Bharata & Shatrughna, half of Lakshmana each

Erotic Sentiment In Indian Temple Sculptures

Most of the Apsara sculptures are based on different aspects of Shringara rasa, adhering to the rules prescribed in the treatise of Indian theatrics- Natyashastra. Shringara is the rasa used to portray on stage mutual desire and romantic love as primary emotion between a man and woman. The permanent mood – Sthayibhava of Shringara is Rati, meaning physical attraction and pleasure.

Sarasvati: Beyond The Iconographic Symbolism

Iconographic representation of Sarasvati in sculptures and paintings depicts her holding palm leaf scriptures or books in her left hand that corresponds to the left lobe of the brain that helps in the reading function.

Harappan Site: A Miniature Depiction In Seals

This write-up will compare “Granary of Harappa” and its depiction in a seal in a symbolic miniature form. It is actually a vedic arena for rituals involving altars, fire sanctuary, vitritiyadesha, and shamitra shala for conducting Nirudha pasubandha ( model form) animal sacrifice.

Mohenjo-Daro Man Performing Raajasooya Yajna

The seal depicts the king at the time of royal consecration. He can be identified as a king by the distinct ornament on his forehead and arm symbolizing his kingly status and the blanket or Kambala, also called “Pandva”in Sanskrit at unction ceremony (Katyayana Srauta sutra, XV.5.12) that is worn over his lower Tarpya dress.

Granthis: The Psychic Knots And Its Depiction In Sculptures

Some sculptures in the temples of India are a bold representation of intimate embrace and love and appear to reveal some aspects of Tantra Yoga which were also an integral part of the temple sculptures very much like the depiction of puranic or religious episodes.

River Sarasvati As Eulogised In Rig Veda

The goddess of speech, knowledge, and learning which also flows like a river. All rivers flow but the river Sarasvati was sacred to the Vedic people maybe for the quality of water.