How Rishi Durvasa’s curse resulted in the ‘Greatest Show on Earth – The Kumbh Mela’!

How Rishi Durvasa’s curse resulted in the ‘Greatest Show on Earth – The Kumbh Mela’!

Rishi Durvasa holds a special place in the many lores of Hindu mythology. To begin with he was the ‘avatar’ of Lord Shiva born to Atri and Anasuya. He was extremely feared for his short temper. He didn’t think twice before giving a shraap (curse) to anyone who didn’t please him. Right from Ambaraisha to Shakuntala and even Lakshman … Continue reading

Lo aa gayi Lohri :)

Lo aa gayi Lohri :)

Lohri is essentially a festival dedicated to fire and the sun god. It is the time when the sun moves towards the north. When is Lohri celebrated? According to the Bikram calendar, Lohri falls in the month of Paush i.e. around 13 January, as per the Gregorian calendar. It is, actually, celebrated a day before … Continue reading