March 2011, Issue#42

Birth of National Conference in Kashmir
Author : Dr. Satish Ganjoo
Birth of National Conference in Kashmir

Muslim Conference was formed in 1932. A convention of this party was held on October 14-16, 1932, at Pather Masjid under the chairmanship of Shaikh Mohammad Abdullah. The ...

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Herath: Shivaratri: The Kashmiri Festival
Author : Omanand Koul
Herath: Shivaratri: The Kashmiri Festival

Herath for Kashmiri Pundits is an all encompassing major festival celebrating the individual, the family, and the Source of all, and to begin a dialogue within.

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Achilles
Author : Arman Koul
Achilles

Another myth and probably the better known one is about the Achilles heel. When Achilles was a baby, his mother Thetis dipped him in the River of Styx. This made him invincible. ...

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Damru of Shiva
Author : Dr Chaman Lal Raina
Damru of Shiva

DAMRU beats are of the highest significance. Creating the vibrations,originating from the source OM, is the essence of all the Sanatana Dharma Shastras.

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Forgotten Temples of Kashmir Part-17
Author : Chander M. Bhat
Forgotten Temples of Kashmir Part-17

Narastan Mandir, now in ruins, lies in the North-East of Avantipora, 16 km from Tral town towards famous Aripal. The place of Narastan is famous for its ancient temple dedicated ...

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KP National Camp at Yosemite
Author : Editor
KP National Camp at Yosemite

With "Connect to Kashmir" as the event theme, the organizers of the cultural meet has requested the community to help them make the event a grand success by their noble presence ...

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Kashmiri Recipe Dranna
Author : Chandramukhi Ganju
Kashmiri Recipe Dranna

Left over tschochi vor from prashad is used for making dranna. Usually drannas are made on the day of Teela Aattuam/first Ashatmai after Shivaratri. Traditionally tschochi vor is ...

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THE SHIVRATRI SPIRIT
Author : K L Chowdhury
THE SHIVRATRI SPIRIT

A lot of ritual goes into the festival. A symbolic marriage is observed between Shiva and Parvati, in every house - pitchers, pots and pans symbolizing the lord, the goddess, and ...

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Kashmiri Hindus meet Smt. Sonia Gandhi
Author : Sanjay Wali
Kashmiri Hindus meet Smt. Sonia Gandhi

A memorandum was submitted to the Chairperson NAC wherein it was explicitly expressed that the recent enhancement of remuneration was a welcome gesture but a lot more required ...

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