Schools of Indian Philosophy 3: Beliefs of Early Vedic Period

Aryans came from Central Asia and settled in India during the late Bronze Age. They spread to the eastern parts of India by the beginning of the Iron Age. Aryans were a nomadic pastoral community when they reached India. They were less civilized compared to the Indus people when they settled in the Punjab region….

Schools of Indian Philosophy 2: Harappan Culture and Beliefs

Prehistoric Indians gradually gave up their hunter-gatherer lifestyle. Agriculture became their important means of living. They began to make tools useful for both agriculture and their self defence. These inventions made them believe in the power of physical objects. They began to feel less vulnerable to the forces of nature now. New beliefs replaced their…

Schools of Indian Philosophy: Beliefs of Prehistoric Indians

India is considered as the land of legends and mystical beliefs. And hence it will be worth a journey- to travel through the different layers of Indian schools of philosophy. If we go deep into the subject of prehistoric Indians, it can be noted that they had no Gods, as is the case with other…

Do we really care for anything?

Generally talking about our society, we find, with exceptions apart, we do not care for anything seriously. Talking casually, telling things without meaning them, passing comments even without knowing the subject, assuming knowledge on subjects where one has no competence, bragging about oneself and one’s own qualities, undermining others even without knowing their worth, and…

Fate and Destiny

Fate is normally understood as a certain course of happenings. Destiny is the culmination of the results as a consequence of these happenings. There can be various approaches and theories as to these two terms. But in essence, in common understanding, fate is inevitable and the destiny falls upon the person according to the developments…

Manapullikavu

There is a beautiful and aesthetic looking temple just at the outskirts of Palakkad Town, Kerala (India). The entire atmosphere surrounding the temple is so serene that just sitting there for some time makes one feel the sanctity and divinity. The presiding deity is Goddess Bhagavathy, considered to be Lord Siva’s daughter, Bhadrakaali, born out…