Durga Puja, Autumn and Many Emotions

As “Xarodi raani tumar henu naam…” (I heard…you are the queen of Autumn- a Song by Bhupen Hazarika) plays through my earphone, my mind slowly drifts back to the days of Durga Puja spent in Nagaon, my hometown in Assam. The ‘Xewali‘ (night Jasmine) must be swaying in the breeze by now, the mystic ‘dhak‘ (musical instrument) beats, and the camphor emanated air engulfs us … Continue reading Durga Puja, Autumn and Many Emotions

Is God an embodiment of Nature?

Many people in the early modern period were upholding what had become a tradition of using classical thought as a vehicle for evaluating religious phenomenon (theology). If it hadn’t been for certain scholars, then the idea of materialistic god would have lost its way. This ideology attributes a god to a being of ‘motion and rest’ which is not the same as attributing God to living bodies. … Continue reading Is God an embodiment of Nature?