Archive for October, 2020

LAKSHMI IN TAMIL LITERATURE – PART II

Kamban in his Ramayana describes Sita as the incarnation of Lakshmi. Apart from the usual information in the Ayodyakandam, Kamban describes Sita as being a step higher than Saraswati in knowledge.18

After the Alwars, another class of saints known as the acharyas nourished the Shrivaisnava sec

LAKSHMI IN TAMIL LITERATURE

One of the distinguishing characteristics of Hindu tradition is its amazing continuity. Many deities have their in remote antiquity and have undergone transformation and survived to this day. The cult of Sri Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth and Beauty, happens to be one of them.

The Goddess Sri, who is also known as Lakshmi or Tiru

KNOW YOUR PLANTS – MELONS

Come summer and the pavements are crowded with vendors selling watermelon, muskmelon and cucumber. Wedges of fruit with or without seasoning are very popular with people trying to quench their thirst. The attraction for these fruits is their high water content. More than 90% of their flesh is water. If they are crushed, very little pulp remains, most of the fruit be

GOUNDANKOLLI MEGALITHIC STONE CIRCLE IN THE NILGIRIS – A STUDY

Introduction

Earlier surveys of megalithic burial sites in the Nilgiris have revealed that there are three distinct tracts, viz., Upper Nilgiris, Sigur Plateau and Eastern Slopes. The recent exploratory survey of megalithic sites conducted in the Nilgiris by the author has brought to light the fact that megalithi