Wishes and Hopes


Hi All,

Welcome to Kshetra Puranas @ WordPress. This has been a page that I have dreamed for many times before but came into being only today (Sarvadhari, Thai, Shukla Paksha Dwadasi!!!). A fitting example to show that Time has Answers for Every Question and Fruitions to Every Dream. I happen to be a person who is seriously in love with the rich traditions of culture and heritage that has been handed down to us over millenia, grand moms to grandchildren style!!! India happens to abound with a magic, divine and soul stirring, woven into beatiful stories, myths and legends, invoking a feeling of the god-within (I miss those things here in the US 😦 ).  Amply supported by temples dotting the entire subcontinent, each with its dedicated deities and rituals, these stories form the very basis for a civilization that is one of the most ancient and learned one in the world. These stories struck my awe quite early in my life, and over the years I have taken a profound interest behind these myths, searching deeper and deeper, tying them together and separating them apart. And this has resulted in a very vast Tera Bytes worth of information rushing around my cerebellum to medulla oblongota. Kumudham Bhakthi, Shakthi Vikatan, Scriptures, Puranas and Ithihasas along with the recent splurge of websites have helped me in keeping this interest burning and alive. Now, seeking an organised collection of my memories, I turn to the blogs, for this will not only help me keep it organised but also spread this rich history of culture to others of similar interests. Among these digital pages you may find Stala Puranas, Ritual Descriptions, Tit-Bits, Historical, Mysterious and Lengendary Happenings in Temples that are strewn along the body of India. A word or two on indian culture, festivals, slokas and possibly even religious cuisines may find themselves embedded in these too. It is my very hope that these do interest you and help us all keep the fire of our culture stoked and burning.

Anyatha Sharanam Naasthi, Tvameva Sharanam Mama.

(I have no refuge but your lotus feet my lord)

Deepak

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3 Responses to “Wishes and Hopes”

  1. your blog is amazing, it makes me feel at home here. thanks, and keep posting!

  2. Dear Deepak,
    I just want to take a moment to say a big THANK YOU, for this wonderful website that you have created. I think it is very informative. I understand about how you miss the heritage back home. I too miss the temples and the wisdom of Saiva Sidhandha. I believe that your website will help a lot of people gather information and understanding of our time honored religion. However, I do want to caution you about using the word “idol”. Hindus are not idol worshipers. The proper term that could be used is either deity or icon. My sincere wish is that your future readers should not misuse or misunderstand information that you have so painstakingly put out there. Other than that, I really enjoy reading your web site.
    Keep up the good work and Kudos to you.

  3. Thanks for this blog. It is amazing that you are able to write all this without having visited some of the temples such as Kollur Mookambikai. As someone who grew up in India, fed on a diet of C.Rajagopalachari’s Ramayana and Mahabharata and other books from Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and forgot all this in the rush of college and marriage, I feel my old simpler life coming back to me when I read this blog. Thank you. Very much appreciate your effort in putting this together.

    Deepa
    Deepa

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