Civilisational Studies


Mahaprabhu Sri Chaitanya Deva: Bengal’s ‘Thakur’ who Restored Vrindavan

Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu was a 15th-century Indian saint. Devotees consider him an incarnation of Lord Krishna. He is regarded as the also the chief proponent of the Vedantic philosophy of Achintya Bheda Abheda.
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A Brief Evaluation of Dara Shikoh from the Perspective of Public Leadership

Dara Shikoh was a Mughal prince, who was also the heir apparent to the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. In his scholarly pursuits, he totally neglected his Raj Dharma epitomised indecisiveness and inept leadership, giving rise to a political failure.
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Avatāra-Variṣṭha Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa Deva

Sri Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa Deva, hailed by his foremost disciple Swami Vivekananda as Avatāra-Variṣṭha – the Greatest among the avatars of Bhagavan – appeared on the scene at a critical juncture in the history of Bengal and India.
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Who is Mahāsarasvatī?

Mahāsarasvatī is the presiding deity of the Satva Guṇa-s or nobleness. Today on Sarasvatī Puja let’s reflect on the significance of this concept. The clothes, ornaments of the Sarasvatī deity is white in colour representing the Satva Guṇa.
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Saraswati Puja 2021

Devī Sarasvatī: Speech and the Muse

Saraswati Puja, also known as Basant Panchmi is an indic festival celebrated on the fifth day of Shukla Paksha of Magh month of lunar Hindu calendar. On this day, people across India worship Goddess Sarasvatī.
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Sri Guru Gobind Singh & Public Leadership

Guru Gobind Singh (1666-1708) was the tenth Guru in the illustrious spiritual lineage of the ten Sikh Gurus. Born in Patna, Bihar in 1666 CE, the Guru went on to raise the great ‘Khalsa’ army against the Mughal Empire, which had unleashed hell on the dharmic communities of India under...
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तुलसीदास कृत श्रीरामचरितमानस में प्रकृति एवं पर्यावरण

गोस्वामी तुलसीदास द्वारा रचित श्री रामचरितमानस केवल भक्तिमार्ग के साधकों का भाव ही पुष्ट नहीं करती, वरन उनका अध्यातिमिक, सामाजिक तथा व्यवाहरिक जीवन का मार्गदर्शन भी करती है | एक सम्पूर्ण व्यावहारिक जीवन दर्शन को समेटे हुए एक ऐसा ग्रन्थ है जिसने हम संसारी जीवों के व्यक्तिगत, पारिवारिक, सामाजिक और...
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The contradictions suffered by the latest forms of liberalism as well as neoliberalism are of a serious nature. On one hand, these ideologies—which have betrayed their colonial character in the last three decades since globalisation—advocate individualism; and on the other, these encourage people to define themselves by racial, sexual, gender...
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Lohri, Pongal, Makara Sankranti: The Common Thread

The first day of this transit of the Sun into the Makara constellation is an important Hindu festival, marking this tithi as ‘Makara Sankranti’. On the night previous to the ‘Sankranti’ (literally: passage, transit, or entry into) the people of Punjab celebrate Lohri.
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Swami Vivekananda

Swami Vivekananda’s Teachings on Education

Education is the manifestation of perfection already in man." This statement by Swami Vivekananda gives us the essence of his thoughts on education. It is only with proper education that such knowledge gets transformed into a means for all-round development.
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