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The Buddha in India

The Buddha, who in his early life was known as Siddhartha, was born in Lumbini, Nepal. He was of royal birth and belonged to the Shakya clan of Kapilavastu. He lived the life of a prince until the age of 29, when he left the palace in search of an end to the suffering prevalent [...]

Rabindranath Tagore: Nobel Laureate and a Strong Member of the Brahmo Samaj

Rabindranath Tagore was the youngest son of the great Maharshi Debendranath Tagore. He was born on 7th May 1861 in Jorasanko, Kolkata. Rabindranath Tagore was a great writer, poet, songwriter, educator and philosopher. He reformed literature and music in his region. In 1913, he became the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. [...]

Sivanath Sastri (1847 – 1919): The fourth Pillar of Brahmo Samaj

Sivanath Sastri is the next pillar of the Brahmo Samaj. He was a religious reformer, scholar, educator, historian and writer. Sivanath Sastri was born on January 31, 1847 in a religious Hindu family. He was drawn to the Brahmo Samaj in his youth by Keshub Chandra Sen in 1869. He had to suffer severe persecution [...]

Keshub Chandra Sen (1838 – 1884): The Next Dominant Force in the Brahmo Samaj

The third phase in the Brahmo Samaj was dominated by Keshub Chandra Sen. He passed on a new vigor and delivered a new zeal into the Brahmo Samaj. Keshub Chandra Sen was a Bengali Hindu philosopher and social reformer who endeavored to integrate Christian theology within the structure of Hindu philosophy. In 1856, he became [...]

Debendranath Tagore: The Second Pillar of the Brahmo Samaj

Debendranath Tagore is known as the second pillar of the Brahmo Samaj. He was a childhood companion of Rammohun Roy, one of the co-founders of Brahmo Samaj. In 1848, Debendranath wrote the book Brahmo Dharma which helped lay down the doctrines of the Brahmo Religion. It was under him the ceremonials rituals of the new [...]

The Brahmo Samaj: India’s Most Impactful Religious Movement’s

The Brahmo Samaj is remembered till today as one of India’s most important and revolutionary religious movements and was responsible for heralding India into a modern era. Brahmo religion was founded in 1830 in Kolkata (then Calcutta), West Bengal and was founded by Debendranath Tagore (father of the legendary Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore) and Raja [...]

Bihar’s many religious places

In our previous blog, we took you through some of Bihar’s timeless wonders that can’t help but mesmerize anyone visiting the state. A land popular as the birthplace for two major religions… Buddhism and Jainism, Bihar is home to some interesting religious destinations, making it an ideal getaway for those looking at embarking on a [...]

Religions in India: Diversity Meets Harmony?

India is the “land of spirituality and philosophy”. Religious Diversity and tolerance has been established in India by law as well as custom. Some of the world’s important religions like Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism, Buddhism etc originated in India. According to the Constitution of India, every citizen of India has the right to spread and worship [...]