About Ancient

From a Dharma perspective, "ancient" refers to times and teachings dating back to the origins of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism. It encompasses mythological eras and early historical periods, like the Vedic age in Hinduism and the time of the historical Buddha. This term conveys timeless wisdom and eternal principles that have been revered for millennia, transcending mere historical markers to embody sacred, enduring truths that continue to guide contemporary spiritual practices.
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The Ancient Town of Panauti and its Heritage

Panauti is one of the oldest towns in situated at the confluence of the two rivers Punyamata and Rosi. Legend has it that a third invisible river also meets with the two rivers, making it a Triveni (a scared place where three rivers meet). Many believe Panauti was named after the Punyamata river. Moreover, Panauti has been called by different names throughout like Punyawati, Punyamatinagar, Panchal desh, Punanti and Palaati. The Town The .

The Patronage of Buddhism and Jainism by Ancient Indian Dynasties

Different dynasties, such as the Maurya, Satavahanas, Western Satraps, and Kushans, supported and by building large architectural such as and cave complexes during their reign. The Maurya dynasty, which existed in , was known for patronizing both Jainism and Buddhism, as well as supporting the of large cave complexes, stupas, and other architectural monuments. These structures were used by monastic orders during the rainy season. After the decline of the .

Origin of Yoga and its connection with Buddhism

Nowadays, you can find classes in nearly every city, and there are numerous online platforms that facilitate practicing yoga at home. Yoga involves a combination of physical postures and breath , which can be either static or flowing, slow or fast. Historical origins of Yoga It is essential to understand the core and purpose of yoga and its historical origins. This offers valuable insights into the cultural context during which the lived and .
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The Spiritual Athlete’s Path to Enlightenment

Throughout this world, there are many mysterious and amazing feats that can be found. People are capable of doing most incredible things that we have never deemed possible. Only by truly believing in ourselves can we accomplish what were thought as impossible goals. Marathon of In Mount Hiei of , there can be found a small group of who live in a and can accomplish many remarkable challenges. This mountain had .
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The Tibetan Lung-gom-pa runners

is an esoteric skill in that is believed to enable practitioners to run for extended periods of without tiring. This technique is similar to those used by Kaihōgyō in and practitioners of Shugendō. Like so much about , Lung-gom-pa running remains something of an enigma. through physical endurance Lung-gom-pa, also known as " marathon runners," is a form of spiritual training within Tibetan . This practice involves intensive spiritual training, .

The Sheshnaryan Temple & Rigzin Drubte Ghatshal Monastery

In the same complex, close to the the Sheshnarayan is the oldest in , Rigzin Drubte Ghatshal Monastery. It is a great example of and cultural pluralism in . A , a and a prophetic vision Lord is one of the principal deities of . He is part of the holy that consists of three , the creator, , the god of destruction and Vishnu who is responsible .

Ram Mandir and the legend of Battisputali

There were scupltures of fairies placed inside the inner walls of Ram Mandir which led to the place being called Battisputali (32 fairies with butterfly wings). There is an enthralling story behind the fairies installed here. The epic Ramayana written by Valmiki has captivated people from all over the world for centuries. is believed to be the seventh incarnation of Lord . He is worshipped by from all over .
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The Tales of Padmapani Lokeshwar, Sankata and the Mahankal Bhairava

Narendra Deva along with the priest, Bandudatta and a local farmer, Lalit travelled all the way to Assam, to bring Lokeshwar to but since they faced a lot of "sankat" (dangers) along the way, the priest Bandudatta summoned Sankata, the "deity who removes dangers". In , stories about and have existed from the beginning of and they were an important part of everyday life. They elaborated everything from .
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Itum Bahal and the Legend of the Demon Guru Mapa

There are innumerable in where are passed on from one generation to the next. The presence of many , , and Bahals ( courtyards) made as one of the centers of since the ancient . Some of the breathtaking and majestic sites are still fully functioning, while others are remnants of the ancient city’s glorious past. Itum Bahal (Shree Bhaskar Deva Sanskarit Kesh Krit .

The Holy Sites and Vibrant Tales in Dang

The Pandeshwor Mahadev is thought to have been established by Pandavas during their exile. There’s also an interesting local legend regarding the inside the temple and Saaj tree attached to the temple. When we travel through the Valley, which lies between the Mahabharat Range in the north and the Churia Range in the south, we travel back in , into the exciting tales of , , and queens. There .