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Glossary Many proper names are listed under this glossary with the link reference. These include names of places, people, festivals, organisations, and sacred texts. A Adi Shankara – well-known theologian and founder of the advaita school. Also called Adi Shankaracharya. Advaita – non-dualism, the name of the theology equating the soul with God. Advaitin – […]


ART-0523 Rameshwaram: Where Lord Rama Built the Bridge to Lanka

Word document download: ART-0523 Rameshwaram is one of the four holy dhamas (Teachers’ Book, page 72). It is sacred to worshippers of both Shiva and Rama. Rameshwaram is one of the four dhamas or kingdoms of God. This holy place is known for one of the most venerated temples – Shri Ramanathaswamy Temple. This temple […]


ART-0514 Madurai: The Magnificent Meenakshi Temple

Word document download: ART-0514 Madurai is intimately connected to the Shivaite and Shakta traditions (See Teachers’ Pack pages 72, 135, 136). Madurai is the second largest city in the state of Tamil Nadu, and is situated on the banks of the Vaigai River. The Seventeenth Century Meenakshi Temple is in the centre of the town. […]


ART-0511 Kanyakumari

Kanniyakumari: The Southern Most Tip of India This spot is connected to Shiva and Parvati and also Lord Rama. It is relevant to the festival of Mahashivratri, the day when Lord Siva and Parvati were married. Kanniyakumari is located at the southern-most point of India, where the Bay of Bengal, the Indian Ocean and the […]