Archive for December, 2020

THE MANY STORIES OF DIWALI SHARE A COMMON THEME OF TRIUMPH OF JUSTICE

As many Indian Americans celebrate the election of the first Black and South Asian woman, Kamala Harris, to the White House, many will also be celebrating the festival of Diwali on Saturday, Nov. 14.

Sometimes called the Indian festival of lights, Diwali is arguably the most important holiday of the year for South Asian families.

KNOW YOUR PLANTS – BLACK PEPPER (Piper nigrum Linn.)

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Black pepper occurs in the wild from North Karnataka to Kanyakumari. It is cultivated in Assam, Maharashtra and Kera

THE ROLE OF ROYAL PATRONAGE ON JAINA ART AND ARCHITECTUREIN TAMIL NADU – PART III

In Sittannavasal and Narttamalai near Pudukkottai is the land where Jainism flourished for over fifteen hundred years, from 3rd century B.C. to 12th century A.D. This is the region that is rich in varieties of Jaina antiquities such as natural caverns, rock-cut shrines, fresco paintings, structural temples, rock-cut sculptures and statues of di

THE ROLE OF ROYAL PATRONAGE ON JAINA ART AND ARCHITECTUREIN TAMIL NADU – PART II

From the study of the epigraphs and Tamil literature of the Pallava and Chola periods, it is evident that the Chingleput, North Arcot, Pudukkottai and Madurai areas were dominated by the Jains during these periods, though every area of the Tamil country had atleast a few Jain centres.

One of the inscriptions dated about A.D. 1116