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Ramayana

he Hindu Scriptures: Perennial Sources of Wisdom

Alka Pratap | Posted 12.12.2014 | Religion
Alka Pratap

The scriptures in Hinduism are a multifarious collection representing the mundane and the esoteric, the everyday and the mystical.

Awake! Why Hindus Must Choose Moral Relevance Over Historic Fantasy

Vamsee Juluri | Posted 11.11.2014 | Religion
Vamsee Juluri

Awake: The Life of Yogananda is a stunning vision, statement, and experience all at once.

A Diwali Reflection: The Exchange of Lamps

Vineet Chander | Posted 12.23.2014 | Religion
Vineet Chander

The heart is the place where we keep that which we treasure the most. What might it mean to make our hearts a temple?

Diwali: Hearing Earth's Cry

Anantanand Rambachan | Posted 12.15.2014 | Religion
Anantanand Rambachan

On the occasion of Diwali 2014, I want to share a reflection on one of the central narratives associated, in the Hindu tradition, with this festival. This is the narrative that connects Diwali with the celebration and rejoicing over the return of Rama to his home, after a lengthy exile.

Sita Ram Opening Night (PHOTOS)

Justin Barbin | Posted 03.12.2013 | Chicago
Justin Barbin

Sita Ram retold the sacred Hindu love story, Ramayana, through song, dance, drama, fashion and design by talent from around the world all on one stage.

Ravana, Al-Awlaki And The Hijacking Of Religion

Vineet Chander | Posted 12.07.2011 | Religion
Vineet Chander

We need not look far to find the Ravanas of our time... They are us -- at our weakest, basest, and grossest; people of faith, in our darkest moments of hypocrisy.

Mani Ratnam's Raavanan: The Must-See International Film of 2010

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jim Luce

Raavanan, the new Indian film produced in both Hindi and Tamil, premiered at the Tenth Annual Mahindra Indo-American Arts Council (MIAAC) Film Festiva...

Sanjay Patel's Graphic Ramayana Adventure (PHOTOS)

Sanjay Patel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Sanjay Patel

My aim isn't to butcher the Ramayana but simply to share it with people in a casual and entertaining way. If I've done my job right, Ramayana: Divine Loophole serves as an intro to a much fuller version of the story.

Sita Sings the Blues: A Vibrant Ramayana Retelling with Humor and Pathos

Alex Remington | Posted 01.25.2010 | Entertainment
Alex Remington

Cartoonist Nina Paley spent six years making Sita Sings the Blues, a tragic love story about a prince named Rama who suspects his wife Sita has been unfaithful.

In Sri Lanka: The Basics for Americans

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

As I travel through Sri Lanka, covering the nation as it seeks reconciliation among its diverse population after decades of conflict, I am receiving e-mails from my friends at home asking me to review the basics.

Sita Sings The Blues (VIDEO)

SitaSingsTheBlues.com | Nina Paley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Sita Sings the Blues is a story about Sita, a goddess separated from her beloved Lord and husband Rama and Nina, an animator whose husband moves to In...

Clips from India: Rameswaram (i)

Karin Badt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Karin Badt

So far it is my favorite temple in India, perhaps not for sacred reasons, but for the pleasure of walking barefoot along the long 800 year old corridors, the cement smoothened by thousands of pilgrim footsteps.