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Ashta Vivaah (8 Types of Marriage) in Manu Smriti
Eight different types of Vivaah have been documented in the ancient Indian scripture Manu Smriti III.20-34. Only two types (Brahma Vivaah & Gandharva Vivaah) are prevailant these days. Other types of marriages existed in olden days and few were even …

Reason behind Indian Married Women wearing Toe Rings
Wearing of Toe Rings by married women on second finger of feet is a common practice in India. Though it is observed as a symbol of married women, it has scientific significance. These toe rings are called Bichiya (pronounced: bee-chee-ya…

Vedic Hindu Temple Architecture (Vaastu)
A Vedic Hindu temple’s architecture is a divine and yogic representation of a human being as shown in the figure . The feet represent the spire (rajagopuram). The hands represent the walkway (prakaaram) encompassing all around the temple. The main …

12 Common Gods in India, Japan, China, Tibet & Turkey
Vedas indicate that the supreme power is only one and its verbal description will always be incomplete. So, all natural and supernatural phenomena are counted as his manifestations and called as ‘Deva‘s, with sanskrit root ‘Div‘ …

Jesus Christ in Bhavishya Purana and his Tomb in Kashmir
Bhavishya Purana (Sanskrit: भविष्य पुराण) is one of the eighteen major Hindu Puranas. It is written in Sanskrit and attributed to Sage Veda Vyas, though it was rewritten many times in later generations. Title of the book signifies a …