Ujjain, Crossroad of Space and Time

Ujjain is literally the crossroad of Space and Time in India. This renowned and ancient city is famous for spiritual as well as scientific reasons. It has stood, quite literally, at the very centre of the development of astronomy as … Continued

The Chidambaram Nataraja-Orion Correlation

The Orion Constellation is one of the most recognizable star patterns in the night sky. For the ancient Egyptians it was Osiris, Lord of Resurrection and regeneration. For the people of India today he is the Nataraja, the Dancing Shiva, … Continued

The Sphinx of India in Pattadakal?

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There is still so much mystery surrounding the Sphinx of India and its history and tradition. Originally overlooked in the first centuries of study and research, often almost forgotten by the living intangible heritage preservers, only discovered a few decades … Continued

A dance performance somewhere en route on the Coromandel in 1786, through the eyes of Jacob Haafner

Jacob Haafner loved Indian dance and the dancers. This is how he describes enjoying a performance “How fast and free are all the movements of the quick nymphs, how their gestures correspond with their steps, how pleasing and enchanting are … Continued