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On the Buddhist Trail
Buddhism, religion and philosophy developed from the teachings of the Buddha (Sanskrit: “Awakened One”), a teacher who lived in northern India between the mid-6th and mid-4th centuries bce. Spreading from India to Central and Southeast Asia, China, Korea, and Japan, Buddhism has played a central role in the spiritual, cultural, and social life of Asia, and during the 20th century it spread to the West. Buddhist Architecture has made substantial contribution to Indian Culture. Discover India through the life chronicles of the awakened one.
Jewish Heritage of India
The history of the Jews in India reaches back to ancient times. Judaism was one of the first foreign religions to arrive in India in recorded history. Indian Jews are a religious minority of India, but unlike many parts of the world, have historically lived in India without any instances of antisemitism from the local majority populace. The better-established ancient communities have assimilated a large number of local traditions through cultural diffusion. Discover the Jewish community of India, the fourth largest Asian Jewish community after Israel, Asian Russia, and Iran. Each Jewish community is distinct with different origins; while some allegedly arrived during the time of the Kingdom of Judah, others are seen by some as descendants of Israel’s Ten Lost Tribes.
Forts and Palaces
Royal India was divided into multiple princely states. Each of its feudal ruler built forts and palaces to safeguard their subjects and lead an opulent and regal life. The luxurious palaces are a testimony of wealth and artistic taste, masterpieces reflecting literature in construction. The beautiful structures, enchanting edifices and stunning architecture is captivating. Scattered north right down to south of India, these palaces and forts have a uniqueness of their own, with each one of them narrating a story about valour, wealth, history and colourful life.
The Temple towns have for long evoked visions of little towns with crowded streets, where all roads lead to the Temple of the local deity, the morning air filled with an intoxicating sweet smell of flowers, reverberating with the toll of temple bells and the chanting of mantras evoking the Gods. This, perhaps, is the best way to describe the Temple towns of Tamil Nadu, where each town has temples distinct from the other, built in the distinctive style of the ancient King who had commissioned them. There are more than 30,000 temples in Tamil Nadu, each Temple not just a place of worship, but a place for social gatherings, education and celebration, a place where the artisans’ skill is frozen in time!!
Heal & Rejuvenate – Kerala Ayurveda
Advocating a way of life that is in complete harmony with nature’s ways. Seeking to maintain the perfect balance of body, mind and soul. Approaching each ailment, and each person individually and independently. Reaching deep within. Healing the very being. An intricate system of ancient healing that originated in India thousands of years ago, historical evidence of Ayurveda can be found in the Vedas, ancient books of wisdom. Ayurveda is made up of two Sanskrit words – Ayur, which means life and Veda, which means knowledge. Ayurveda, thus, is the knowledge of life. Visit Kerala to experience a tranquil time.