Feb 272013
 
Significance of Red color in India

  What is the significance of Red color in India ?   Red is a very auspicious color in Indian culture. From the red saree that the bride wears on her wedding day to the red bangles, red sindoor that married Hindu women put in the parting of hair red is everywhere. A wedding invitation card is not considered complete  unless its colored red on the corners.  In some parts of India housewives will make rangoli of white color in front of their doors but on festivals like Sakranthi they will make a special rangoli with Red as the [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Feb 042013
 
Visa God of Chilkur Balaji Temple Hyderabad

Praying to the Visa God of Chilkur Balaji Temple Hyderabad Quick question: God made man or Man made God?  Well if you do not know the answer you need to visit the Visa God of Chilkur Balaji Temple in Chilkur Village on the outskirts of Hyderabad. You see the ancient gods in all the hunter-gatherer, and later agrarian societies were responsible for some act of nature, like in India we have Indra for rains, Agni for fire, similarly, in the pre-Christian mythology of Europe you have Bubona for cattle, Nympha for watering the crops etc. Or the gods and [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jan 262013
 
The Baobab Tree and Ranganath Temple Nanakramguda Village Hyderabad

 Old Baobab Tree & Rangnath Temple Nanakramguda Hyderabad Before Chandra Babu Naidu said “ Let there be Investments in IT”, Nanakramguda was a sleepy village with its only claim to fame being 400-year-old  Sri Ranganatha Swamy temple. Today it is difficult to find from the main road as it is surrounded by glass faced IT parks. But my reason for visiting Nanankramguda village was not to visit the temple, though I did click some pictures from outside of the temple. No, I am not an atheist; I will tell you why I did not enter the temple later in the [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Oct 082011
 
Around Bhongir Fort- Surendrapuri A Museum of Indian Mythology

A Museum of Hindu Mythology: Surendrapuri We have been living in Hyderabad for some time and I have visited the Golconda fort many times. It has been one of the default historical spot for us to go whenever we were giving a guided tour to our guests both from India or my colleagues from US. Our CTO Tom has been to India many times and he is probably equally familiar with the city of Nizams by now if not more than me. So when this time Tom was in town me and my colleagues were in dilemma what to [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]