Historical Negationism and Sanitized Image of Ashoka and Buddhism in India

Divyavandana is the earliest source from which Indian neo-Buddhists claim massive prosecution of Buddhist monks by a king identified as Pushyamitra belonging to Brahmin lineage who usurped the last Emperor of Chandragupta’s Maurya dynasty. Later exaggerated narrations of our time assert Hindus went on some kind of killing rampage that wiped out Buddhism from the…

Divine Nuptials

Skanda Purana, the largest out of eight Mahapuranas, describes Lord Vishnu comes down to earth in a human form as Shri Jagannatha during Kali-Yuga. Displaying divine traits or ‘Leelas’, the Lord depicts that there is no distinction between the social and the spiritual life and the social life is nothing other than a manifestation of…