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Pride of Puri- Jagannath Temple:

November 30, 2018

The original temple of Puri is said to have its origins dating back to almost 1078 to 1148 CE. However, the one we see today is a reconstructed version of the original temple that was built in the year 1174 CE by king Ananga Bhima Deva. This temple has a mythical past to it. It is said that when Pandavas began their journey to Yama Lok, the Sapta Rishis advised them to visit the Chaar Dham to attain moksha. One destination of this Chaar Dham is the Puri Jagannath Temple. The three idols placed in this temple are of Lord Krishna or Lord Jagannath along with his brother Balarama and sister Subhadra. How these unique wooden idols came into being...

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Shining A Light On Diwali- Stories From Across India:

November 17, 2018

The festival of lights has just gone by and we are hardly over it yet. As a nation, we celebrate this one festival with more joy and fervor than any other! A five-day celebration, it commences on the 15th day of Kartika- a Hindu month. The first day is celebrated as Dhanteras, the second day as Naraka Chaturdasi- the day when Satyabhama, Krishna’s wife, killed Narakasur while the third is the main day of Diwali. It is followed by Govardhan Puja and Bhai Duj. Celebrated across the length and breadth of the country irrespective of caste, region, and religion, it is only fair that this beloved festival has quite some legends and stories attached to it with various adaptions of...

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