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Mathur – A Karnataka Village That Speaks in Sanskrit

Sanskrit, or Samskrita, is the primary tongue of the villagers in Mattur, or MathurVillage in Karnataka. The village, which is around 10 km from Shimoga, having been making sure that the ancient language flourishes in their village. Subha J Rao writes in the Magazine section of The Hindu about this interesting village and the effort the villagers are taking in keeping Sanskrit alive.Some excerpts from the articleThe seed for change was sown in 1982, when the organization, Samskruta Bharathi, got together a 10-day programme to teach the villagers spoken Sanskrit. And, people in this primarily agricultural society eagerly took part in the unique experiment. Now, Sanskrit has become the primary tongue for many of the residents.This village and the neighboring Hosahalli are mainly populated by Sanketis, who speak Sanskrit at home. And, it is not just them who speak the language. The village has a fair share of people from other communities, and all of them are exposed to Sanskrit. Local t…

Hanuman Comic from Virgin Comics and Deepak Chopra

Comic Book based on Hanuman is the March 2008 edition in the India Authentic Series presented by Deepak Chopra and Virgin Comics. This is the 11th book in the India Authentic Series based on Hindu Gods. The previous editions of India Authentic series from Virgin comics have been noted for its high quality illustrations. About comic based on Hanuman from the flyer from Virgin comics.A mere mention of his name is said to put fear in the hearts of the mightiest demons. It is said that the chant of his name protects one from the vilest of evil spirits. He is god unlike any other. Born with the body of an ape, but a heart as large as hundred suns, blessed with the strength to move mountains, leap across oceans and fly faster than the swiftest of birds.From the pages of the great Indian epic Ramayana, Virgin Comics and Deepak Chopra as part of the pathbreaking India Authentic series, bring to you the tale of a god who is both a scholar and warrior, one whose name is synonymous with devoti…

Osho Quotes and Teachings

Nature gives everybody energy that is creative. It becomes destructive only when it is obstructed, when no natural flow is allowed.
People don’t like to do easy things. Before they can do them they want to make them hard, difficult. People enjoy hard things. Why? Because when you face hard thing, your ego becomes subtle, sharp, there is a challenge.
Try to make something perfect and it will remain imperfect. Do it naturally and it is always perfect. 
Nature is perfect, effort is imperfect. So whenever you are doing something too much, you are destroying it.  (Source: Creativity Unleashing the Forces Within) Sayings of Osho on Awareness You can clean the floor like a robot, a mechanical thing; you have to clean it, so you clean it. Then you miss something beautiful. Then you waste those moments in only cleaning the floor. Cleaning the floor could have been a great experience; you missed it. The floor is cleaned but something that could have happened within you has not happened. If you …