Indian Culture in a new perspective

Hi, I’m a 13-year-old homeschooler. I’m interested in Carnatic classical music. I’m fascinated by Indian epics and other untold stories.


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Hi guys! I’m here with another new series! As you might have figured, this is about the Suryavansh. What is Suryavansh? Suryavansh consists of two words, Surya and Vansh. Surya refers to the sun god, and Vansh means lineage.

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Howdy people! Yes, I chose a new intro today. Today, we are going to get to the nail-biting parts of Suryavansh so, buckle up!

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Hi guys! Today, we are going to read about the descendants of Kakutstha. So, let’s go! Kakutstha’s son, Anena, had a son named Prithu. When Prithu was the King of Kosala, there was famine everywhere.

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Namaste! Today, it is all about the truthful Harishchandra. Have you heard about him? So, let’s go! Harishchandra was an honest, noble, and just king. Once, he was on a hunting expedition. He heard the cries of a woman asking for help.

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Namaste! Today, it is all about King Sagar and his descendants!  King Rohitashva’s great-great-great-great-grandson (Whew!) was Bahu. Bahu had lived a full life, but had no heir.

Ganesha, The Remover of Obstacles

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Hi guys! Today, I’m going to tell you about the elephant-headed god (yes you heard it right) Ganesha. You might have heard about him as the Remover of Obstacles but you might not know how he was born.

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Hi guys! Today I’m going to tell you about Lord Ganesha’s Vahana (mount). You might have heard about Mooshika the mouse as Lord Ganesha’s mount. So let’s go!\

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Namaste guys! Today I’m going to tell you about how Lord Ganesha taught a lesson to the arrogant Kubera. You might have heard about Kubera as the God of Wealth and the King of Yakshas (Nature spirits).

The Carnatic Music Trinity

Shyama Sastri

Shyāma Sāstri (1762 – 1827) was born in a Brahmin family living in Thiruvārur. He received instruction in the Vedas, Astrology and other traditional subjects early on and learned music from his maternal Uncle.

Muthuswamy Dikshitar

Muthuswamy Dikshitar (1775 – 1835) was born to Ramaswamy Dikshitar at Thiruvarur. His father taught him poetry, music, Vedas and astrology.


Thyagaraja (1767 – 1847) was born in Thiruvarur, Thanjavur. He was named Thyagaraja or Thyagabramha, after the presiding deity of the temple.