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Poems on Renunciation Vairāgyaśataka This poem is a collection of hundred verses on the merits of renunciation, the unconditional love of realized souls, the impermanence of life, the importance of attaining peace, the shallowness of relationships, the transitory nature of materialistic pleasures, the utter foolishness of

The word ‘yoga’ has several meanings. In the Bhagavad-Gītā (2.48,50; 5.1,5,7), yoga is used in the sense of karma (activity) or karma-yoga (activity without selfish motives, work without expectations). Yoga is also used synonymously with indriya-nigraha (control of sense organs and the organs of activity)

The concept of the deity Maramma is a fusion of mythical, folklorish and legendary elements. According to the prevalent belief, a woman of brahmin community burns herself, her husband and children, when she get to know that her husband, being an untouchable, had deceived her

Nīlakaṇṭhavijayacampū A Summary of the Story Written in the campū style with a mixture of prose and poetry, this work is based on the mythological story of how the sage Durvāsas gifted a wreath of flowers to Indra, how Indra disrespectfully placed it on his elephant’s

Philosophy in the Mahābhārata : Sāṅkhya A few things must be mentioned before entering into this discussion. As stated earlier, the extant Mahābhārata was composed in a span of about thousand years and different parts were added and modified at different points in time, thus making

III We can have a look at some special features of Indian Aesthetics based on the foregoing discussions. The good and bad of the following ideas are self-accounted, for they are products of the present author’s humble intellect. Similar to the unified theory of matter and energy,