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This Shiva is above a hot spring in Parbati Valley. Kullu, Himachal Pradesh - the valley in which Shiva met up with his consort Parvati.
Why I love India # 10: Shiva

October 26th 2010
OK before anyone panics - this is NOT a blog about my sudden conversion to Hinduism. If you know me (or have read my profile on Facebook) you would realize that I describe myself as an “Existentialist Buddhist Agnostic” (!) and I will stick to that for now thanks very much! What I am writing about here is how enamored I am with the ‘idea’ of Shiva mythology and iconography in Hinduism ... read more
Asia » India » Orissa » Bhubaneswar

Indian Flag The Indus Valley civilization, one of the oldest in the world, dates back at least 5,000 years. Aryan tribes from the northwest invaded about 1500 B.C.; their merger with the earlier Dravidian inhabitants created the classical Indian culture. Arab in... ... read more
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