This Diwali Light a Lamp for Humanity’s Future

 Diwali celebrations in India start with Dhanteras, followed by Naraka Chaturdasi and then Deepavali on the third day. Diwali is followed by Diwali Padva and then Bhai dooj which celebrates the love between sister and brother.Diwali is celebrated for two main events.  Narakasura was killed by Krishna and Ram came home to Ayodhya after the exile of 14 years.  Diwali has its importance in all the Indian religions.  While Jains celebrate the enlightenment of Mahavir (the 24th Tir … [Read more...]


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Why are Indians prudish?

Someone asked this question on Quora in this way: The older codes of Indian law define the following six categories of children (sons) and their legal inheritance rights, excluding adoptions:1. Born of a woman through her wedded husband, called the son of the body (ourasa) 2. Born of a woman by her second marriage, called the son of a remarried woman (punarbhava) 3. Born in accordance with the law of Niyoga(*), called a son begotten on a wife (kshetrajna) 4. Born of a married woman by an … [Read more...]


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