Proto Armageddon | Episode 19: End of Amoris

Pacing up and down the floor like drops of sweat formed and ticked down her forehead; Amoris tried to form contact with her other brethren. “FAILED!” rang the notification. “INSUFFICIENT INPUT!” message followed. Roaring in anger and frustration, Amoris franticly started to search for something in her poorly managed rusty room, which looked as if could topple at any given moment. After scavenging for some … Continue reading Proto Armageddon | Episode 19: End of Amoris

Kalika Shaktipeeth Shri Nalateswari Temple | Nalhati

The Nalateshwari Temple is situated in the Nalhati town of Birbhum district in West Bengal. The town Nalhati is named after Nalateshwari temple, one of the 51 Sakti Peethas. It is around 25 km from Tarapith. The Shakti Pitha (Sanskrit: शक्ति पीठ) are significant shrines and pilgrimage destinations in Shaktism, the goddess-focused Hindu tradition. This temple is believed to be erected at the spot where the ‘Nala’, (Vocal chord with part of the tracheae), the throat of Goddess Sati (Sakti) had fallen. In Bengali, the larynx is known as ‘Nala’. This is the source from which the deity is known as Maa Nalateswari and the place is also named Nalhati, for the shrine. Continue reading Kalika Shaktipeeth Shri Nalateswari Temple | Nalhati

Tuti Jharna Mandir | Ancient Shiva Temple Shrouded With Mystery

There is a very ancient and wondrous temple of Lord Shankar in Ramgarh, Jharkhand. It is believed that Goddess Ganga herself pour water on the Shivalinga. And the most interesting thing is the water, runs down the Shivalinga, for twenty-four hours, seven days a week, and three hundred and sixty-five days a year. The special thing is that this stream falls directly on Shiva. This is the reason why people say that here Goddess Ganga performs the jalabhishek of Lord Shiva. Where is the original source of the water stream? No one has been able to find the source till today. Continue reading Tuti Jharna Mandir | Ancient Shiva Temple Shrouded With Mystery

Proto Armageddon | Episode 18: Goddess of Cannibals

As they entered the warehouse, Inna and Attir found a poorly constructed veil in an attempt to keep unwanted guests away. Inna said “revasee” and the veil crumbled revealing a scene of carcasses of mortals hanging around in hooks, out of which some were skinned halfway and some were complete and some seemed fresh stalks. The stench of death, rot, blood and corpse-filled the air. … Continue reading Proto Armageddon | Episode 18: Goddess of Cannibals

Algebra in Arjuna’s Arrows!

Bhaskaracharya, an Indian mathematician and astronomer of the 12th century, is considered the progenitor of Differential Calculus – 500 years before Newton and Leibniz. He is referred as Bhaskara II to avoid confusion with Bhaskara I (of the 7th century CE). He was born near Vijjadavida (Bijapur in modern Karnataka) and lived between 1114-1185 CE. He represented the peaks of mathematical knowledge in the 12th … Continue reading Algebra in Arjuna’s Arrows!

Proto Armageddon | Episode 17: The City of Amora

Inna after taking care of the guards called out “Tyrant!! Did you scan the castle for me?” “Yes, Master!” after appearing out of the thin air replied Attir and chanted Incas-casium. As his holographic image changed into a 3-D holographic map of the castle. The map’s precision was so accurate that it would even show all the guards and their patrolling path along with the … Continue reading Proto Armageddon | Episode 17: The City of Amora

Proto Armageddon | Episode 16: Finding the Relic

As the cloud of dust settled, it revealed a dark passage going further down with the spiral stairways. Inna started walking down the flight of stairs followed by the Tyrant, then Rialz and Hamir. As Rialz and Hamir reached the gate they were stopped by some invisible force field. “Oh, forgot to tell you. No one, except a Devil and their servants, is allowed inside. … Continue reading Proto Armageddon | Episode 16: Finding the Relic

Proto Armageddon | Episode 15: Into the Void

Inna felt as if she was being pulled into the void. As she felt the drag she started having flashes of her past. In one of the vision, she saw her younger self standing at the edge of the cliff and looking down nervously. Every time she walks to the edge, looks down and moves a few steps back. She was given a task by … Continue reading Proto Armageddon | Episode 15: Into the Void

Guru Nanak’s Footprints in Baghdad’s Soil

Guru Nanak came to Baghdad with his Muslim associate Bhai Mardana on his return from Mecca and Medina. A hymn, written by the poet and philosopher Bhai Gurdas, part of the holy scriptures of the Sikhs, recounts Guru Nanak’s travels with Mardana, their arrival in Baghdad and lodging outside the city. Baba Nanak Shrine or Sikh Gurdwara in Baghdad, which was rediscovered by Sikh soldiers during World War I and was repaired and rebuilt during World War II by Sikh soldiers again; existed till 2003 in good shape. Continue reading Guru Nanak’s Footprints in Baghdad’s Soil