Ganga: The River of Heaven

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.

Art, Cosmology and the Divine | Part VI

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.

Art, Cosmology and the Divine | Part V

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.

Art, Cosmology and the Divine | Part III

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.