Subhash Kak traces the course of the Ganga – from its descent from heaven to the rituals and traditions still associated with it in India today.
In Part VI: The Indian Aesthetic in an Age of War, Subhash Kak discusses how the Indian way, with its focus on transcendence can help modern society find a harmony of body and soul. A story from the Puranas serves as an apt metaphor.
In Part V: Krishna’s Dance, Subhash Kak explains how the stories of Krishna, the Mahabharata and the Ramayana, reflect a harmony between materiality and spirit.
In Part IV: Churning of the Ocean, Subhash Kak explains the story of the churning of the ocean and its spiritual symbolism.
In Part III: Temples and Gods, Subhash Kak explains how ancient Hindu temples were designed to reflect the cosmos. The representation of the cosmos simultaneously at the level of the universe and the individual, was meant to facilitate the devotee’s spiritual transformation.
In Part II: General Equivalences, Subhash Kak looks at the astronomical codes reflected in Vedic art and rituals.
In this six-part series, Subhash Kak shows how traditional Indian art is not only aesthetically sublime, but is a reflection of the cosmos and indeed of the Divine itself.