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Hermann Hesse’s Novel Siddhartha Translated in Sanskrit

Siddhartha, based on the early life of Gautama Buddha, is one of the most famous novels of Hermann Hesse, who received Nobel for Literature in 1946. The translation into Sanskrit, which was originally written in German, is done by L. Sulochana Devi, who is a Reader at GovernmentSanskritCollege, Trivandrum.Sanskrit Version of Siddhartha is published by the Kerala Chapter of the Hermann Hesse Society of India. Siddharta has been one of Hesse's most widely read works. Its English translation in the 1950s became a spiritual guide to a number of people around the world.

Threat of Submersion Looms Over Mamallapuram Temples as Sea Water Level is on the Rise

The Mamallapuram Temples, earlier known as Mahabalipuram, located along the Coromandel Coast in Tamil Nadu faces the threat of submersion due to sea level rise. Mamallapuram monuments and temples were founded by the Pallava kings in the 7th and 8th centuries and are carved on rocks. They are also on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The famous ShoreTemple is also under threat from sea level rise.
V Gangadharan Writes in ExpressBuzz about the threatAddressing a joint expert workshop on conservation organized by the Archaeological Survey of India and the Janssen Phasrmaceutica, Belgium here, Director of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu, R Annamalai, said the issue of climate change poses a real threat to the conservation of the timeless monuments. The sea level has constantly risen in Mamallapuram too like elsewhere.“If the trend continued, the monuments which are rich reminders of our hoary cultural heritage may go under the sea by the end of this century,” he said, adding that a mon…

Bhagavan Nityananda on the OM Symbol

The Omkar vibrates like a storm in the sky. It has neither beginning nor end. It is the stage manager of the divine drama. The body of man is a string of Om, it is filled with Om. All that is, inside us, outside us, everywhere, is born of Om. It is present in everything. The Shakti that is the Omkar is not finite, It is infinite and indivisible. It exists in all creatures. Pranava is Om. When Om unites with prana and moves in the body, this is Pranava. When nature and the subtle are separate, it is Pranava; when both are felt to be one, there is the Oneness - Om.Om is seen everywhere. The Shakti that is Om fills and penetrates the universe, It is formless, It is the light in all directions. Bhagavan Nityananda

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