ibtl blogs

  • Ashutosh Kulkarni
  • Ratha - The Indian Chariot

    Friday, Jul 05,2013, 10:59 IST .

    Ratha, or the chariot is considered to be the best mode of transport in ancient India, especially during wars. It symbolizes energy and the zeal to move forward. But do we know everything about what is a Ratha?

    We only have a faint imagination of seeing Arjuna or Duryodhana fighting the Mahabharata war on Rathas in the B.R Chopra Mahabharata serial.  Although the chariots used i..

  • River Saraswati, as described in Scripture

    Monday, Mar 18,2013, 11:21 IST .

    River Saraswati has been the biggest issue of discussion with regards to it's existence. There is a confusion whether it was a river or a Hindu goddess. The answer is, perhaps both. But most importantly, it was the biggest and widest river in the Indian subcontinent.

    The Aryan Invasion theorists say that river Saraswati is a myth and she was just a goddess of knowledge. Well, I w..

  • Ram Janmabhoomi Debate - A test for Left-Liberal Historians

    Monday, Jan 14,2013, 01:30 IST .

    On the day of December 6th, the Babri Masjid was demolished 20 years back. But that happened after a long chain of events that took place from 1989 to 1992 in which the government and leftist historians tried to undermine the evidences provided by VHP and others.

    Right from the time of independence, institutions like the (Jawaharlal Nehru University) JNU and their allied publications..

  • The Battle of Ten Kings : Dashradnya Yuddha

    Saturday, Jan 05,2013, 20:14 IST .

    Apart from religious hymns in the praise of Devas like Indra, Varuna, Agni, Soma, the Rigved also contains precious information on certain events that have occurred during its era. The events like wars, donations to rishis, mentioning certain names of rishis and kings are a regular occurrence in Rigved. This makes it an important scripture which has historical data in it.
     
    ..