Ahimsa is the Ancient Indian Principle of Nonviolence

Ahimsa (अहिंसा) is the ancient Indian principle of nonviolence which applies to actions towards all living beings. It is a key virtue in Indian religions like Jainism, Buddhism, Hinduism,…

Samskara are a Basis for the Development of karma Theory

Samskara or Sanskaras (संस्कार) in Indian philosophy and some Indian religions are mental impressions, recollections, or psychological imprints. In Hindu philosophies, Samskaras are a basis for…

Vasishtha Smriti is Attributed to the Ancient Sage Vasishtha

Vasishtha Smriti (वसिष्ठ स्मृति) is one of the oldest and most revered Vedic texts and Vasishtha is one of the Saptarishis (seven…

Vyasa Smriti is Traditionally Attributed to the Sage Vyasa

Vyasa Smriti (व्यास स्मृति) or Vedavyasa Smriti (वेदव्यास स्मृति), is a revered Rishi portrayed in most Hindu traditions. Vyasa is traditionally regarded…

Narada Smriti Holds Significance in the Lives of Humans

Narada Smriti (नारद स्मृति) is a part of the Dharmashastras, written about 2400 years ago in Nepal, in the Newari…

Yajnavalkya Smriti is Traditionally Attributed to the Sage Yajnavalkya

The Yajnavalkya Smriti (याज्ञवल्क्य स्मृति) is one of the many Dharma-related texts of Hinduism composed in Sanskrit. It is dated between the 3rd to 5th-century…

Vishnu Smriti Aims to Contribute to the Overall Well-being

Vishnu Smriti (विष्णु स्मृति) is one of the latest books of the Dharmaśāstra tradition in Hinduism and the only one which does not deal…

Smriti Addresses Issues Related to Morality, and Governance

Smriti (स्मृति), literally “that which is remembered” is a body of Hindu texts usually attributed to an author, traditionally written down,…

Matsya Purana Describes the Creation of the Universe

The Matsya Purana (मत्स्य पुराण) is one of the eighteen major Puranas (Mahapurana) and among the oldest and most preserved in…

Brahmanda Purana is the Narrative of Samudra Manthan

The Brahmanda Purana (ब्रह्माण्डपुराण) is a Sanskrit text and one of the eighteen major Puranas, a genre of Hindu texts. It is listed as the…