Varnam: A Topical Blog on Indian History and Culture

Posted on February 28, 2007
Filed Under india, websites | 30 Comments

The 20 or so readers of Hindu Sutra might be interested in reading Varnam which is a topical blog on India, according to the author.

Varnam, which means color, features well dished out articles about Indian History, Archaeology, Ancient Trade in India, Old Kingdoms, and news related to these a lot of other things, mostly related to India.

It is one of the very few blogs that I find about India that has a very high sound to noise(music to noise?) ratio, and a blog that I can see myself aspiring to emulate.

Map of Bharat Varsha: Great India During the Mahabharata

Posted on January 14, 2007
Filed Under Hinduism, bharat, india, mahabharata, mythology, stories | 155 Comments

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.

Map of Ancient India, Bharat - Mahabharata

Encylopaedia of Hindu Terms: Encyclopaedia Mythica

Posted on January 12, 2007
Filed Under Hindu Gods, Hinduism, india, mythology, resources, tools | 2 Comments

The Encyclopaedia Mythica has definitions and references to the various Gods, Goddesses, Cults and Practices in Hinduism, besides other religions.

Encyclopaedia Mythica

Thanks to the Encyclopaedia, I discovered that there is a goddess named “Bombay Kamayan“.

Here is a direct link to the Hindu Mythology Section.

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