Kumbh Mela: Do Our Vedic Texts Mention this Unique Pilgrimage?

The most popular story associated with the Kumbh Mela at Prayagraj, Haridwar, Nashik and Ujjain is that of the pot of nectar that emerged from the samudramanthan (churning of the ocean) by the gods and the asuras. While there are several references to this tale in the epics and the Puranas, there is neither a mention of four drops of nectar falling on earth nor of the Kumbh as a festival (Photo Source: Puneet Wadhwani)

 

Guru Padmasambhava: The Buddha of Vajrayana

As Sahapedia co-organises a two-day conference on the life and legacy of Guru Padmasambhava (January 29–30, 2019, at IIC, Delhi), we outline the importance and contribution of this 8th-century monk, who has often been called ‘the second Buddha’. From founding the Nyingma sect to being one of the principle architects of Tibetan Buddhism, it is safe to say that the world may have lost the tradition of Vajrayana Buddhism if it weren’t for Guru Padmasambhava (Photo Source: Ayan Ghosh/Sahapedia.org)

 

Vanishing Traditions: Rare and Unusual Musical Instruments from Sarguja

 

यह वीडियो सरगुजा, छत्तीसगढ़ के विभिन्न प्रकार के दुर्लभ और असामान्य संगीत वाद्ययंत्रों का प्रदर्शन है।

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कहानीकार रामप्रसाद वासुदेवा की कथा | The Storyteller's Tale: Ramprasad Vasudeva on his Life and Community

 

इस वीडियो में राम प्रसाद वासुदेव एक कथाकार के रूप में अपने जीवन और समुदाय के बारे में बात करते हैं।

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Straight from the Earth: Making Terracotta in Sarguja

 

इस वीडियो में छत्तीसगढ़ के सरगुजा में टेराकोटा शिल्प एवं बर्तन बनाने की प्रक्रिया और क्षेत्र की मिट्टी के साथ उसके संबंध का वर्णन किया गया है।

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देवरिहा बाजा

 

इस निबंध में पुनउराम साहू छत्तीसगढ़ के संगीत वाद्ययंत्र, देवरिहा बाजा के बारे में बात करते हैं। छत्तीसगढ़ में देवरिहा बाजा विवाह समारोहों के दौरान बजाया जाता है।

Punauram Sahu in this essay talks about the musical instrument, Devriha Baja from Chhattisgarh. In Chhattisgarh, Devriha Baja is played during the wedding ceremonies. 

लोक गायक-बसदेवा

 

इस निबंध में नवल शुक्ल छत्तीसगढ़ के वासुदेव,  कथाकार समुदाय के बारे में बात करते हैं।

In this essay Naval Shukla discusses the bardic/storyteller community of Vasudeva from Chhattisgarh. 

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राउत दोहे

 

पी सी लाल यादव इस लेख में छत्तीसगढ़ में राउत समुदाय के दोहे के बारे में बात करते हैं। वह 'बच्चों की देवारी' पर जोर देते हैं - बचपन और बच्चों पर आधारित दोहे।

P. C. Lal Yadav in this article talks about the dohas' (couplets) of the Raut community in Chhattisgarh. He emphasises couplets that describe childhood.  

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छत्तीसगढ़ का राउत नाच

 

इस निबंध में महावीर अग्रवाल ने छत्तीसगढ़ के राउत नाच पर विस्तार से चर्चा की है।

In this essay Mahavir Agrawal discusses the Raut Naach from Chhattisgarh in detail.

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बिलासपुर का राउत नृत्य

 

Every year the city of Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, curates the Raut Naach festival. The Raut Naach festival is organised around Diwali and goes on for 15 days. This essay by Rajesh Ganodwale talks about the celebration of Raut Naach festival as celebrated in Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh.

 

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