In my travels on the web, I found an excellent map of Greater Bharat(India) from the time of the Mahabharata. It shows, in detail, the name of the various cities/towns/settlements and mountain ranges and kingdoms from way, way back. The map itself claims that the period is around the 6th century BC, but the historical accuracy might be questionable. Suffice it to say that this map will help you understand where the different kingdoms and places mentioned in the Mahabharata were located.
The Encyclopaedia Mythica has definitions and references to the various Gods, Goddesses, Cults and Practices in Hinduism, besides other religions.
Thanks to the Encyclopaedia, I discovered that there is a goddess named “Bombay Kamayan“.
Here is a direct link to the Hindu Mythology Section.
Easily the best 10 minutes I have spent in the recent past! The art and the story are by Patrick Farley. The story has little nuggets of Jain wisdom. I loved it.
Please let me know if you did too. Sometimes, writing on this blog seems like a act in solitude – with no one to see a painting, the paint is wasted,« Newer Articles — Older Articles »