Ruchi Pritam 


Ruchi is a History and Law Graduate from Delhi University with an MBA from Madras University. She is a Bank-empaneled lawyer and has taught at several MBA institutions as a visiting faculty. She has always had a fascination for Indian art, temples and culture that has led her to travel and write on the various architectural wonders of India. She believes that making one connect with the ancient roots through an understanding of heritage brings one closer to others. After all, humans are one big family.
 
 
Articles

The Ancient Barabar Caves near Gaya

Travelogue | Posted On: 19 Sep 2019

The Mauryan era Barabar Caves of the Ajivika sect are perhaps the oldest man-made caves in India.

The Majestic Vaikunth Perumal temple: Kanchipuram (Part 3)

Travelogue | Posted On: 21 Aug 2019

The magnificent ancient Vishnu temple from the rich Pallava heritage is a sight to behold.

Varadaraja Perumal Temple – Kanchipuram (Part 2)

Travelogue | Posted On: 12 Jul 2019

A temple where Lord Vishnu’s manifestation as Athi Varadar rises from his Anant Saras after every 40 years to bless his devotees.

Kailashnatha temple – Crowning glory of Pallavas: Kanchipuram (Part 1)

Travelogue | Posted On: 19 Jun 2019

The exquisite Kailashnatha temple became the template for temple architecture with magnificent sculptures in south India and beyond.

Rajgir – The first kingdom at the dawn of history

Travelogue | Posted On: 24 May 2019

Rajgir was the capital of the ancient Magadha Empire and the spiritual birthplace of Buddhism & Jainism.

Recent excavation of ancient temple - Mahabalipuram Part III

Travelogue | Posted On: 23 Apr 2019

Recently discovered temple complex provides intriguing proof of temple construction dating back more than 2000 years in Mahabalipuram.

Nalanda – The greatest university of its time

Travelogue | Posted On: 01 Apr 2019

The ruins of ancient Nalanda university take us back to a long forgotten era that was symbolic of free thinking and intellectual excellence.

Ayutthaya – The Thai Capital of Rama Kings

Travelogue | Posted On: 25 Feb 2019

Ayutthaya was the seat of power in Thailand for centuries and the ruins of its temples are a reminder of the Indic influence in this region.

The Golden Era of Indic Civilisation – Angkor (Part 4)

Travelogue | Posted On: 02 Feb 2019

The temples of Angkor are a standing testimony of the Indic influences not only in religion and iconography but also in script and language.

River of a 1000 Lingas – Angkor (Part 3)

Travelogue | Posted On: 02 Jan 2019

Ancient Angkor Hindu temples located at the foot of Kulen mountains helped sanctify river water as it passed over the carvings of a thousand lingas.

Angkor Thom - Great ancient city: Angkor (Part 2)

Travelogue | Posted On: 18 Dec 2018

The Devas and Asuras from the Samudra Manthan and huge four-faced 'smiles of Angkor' lead us to the magnificent enclosure of the Royal city of Angkor Thom.

Angkor Wat – The largest Hindu Temple (Part–1)

Travelogue | Posted On: 15 Nov 2018

The incomparable and majestic depiction of Mount Meru with Lord Vishnu as the main deity makes Angkor Wat an otherworldly temple complex.

Udayagiri-Khandagiri Caves – Syncretism of Indic religions

Travelogue | Posted On: 23 Oct 2018

The harmonious co-existence of different Indic faiths depicted on the Udayagiri-Khandagiri Caves is a sight to behold.

Bhubaneshwar – The temple city par excellence

Travelogue | Posted On: 26 Sep 2018

The magnificent sandstone temples with its brilliant workmanship showcase the perfection achieved by Kalinga architects.

Poetry in stone – Mahabalipuram Part II

Travelogue | Posted On: 29 Aug 2018

The magnificence of the various monuments and temples at Mahabalipuram have to be seen to be believed.

The Magnificent Shore Temple and Rathas at Mahabalipuram - Part I

Travelogue | Posted On: 01 Aug 2018

The 1400-year-old Shore temple and Panch Rathas showcase masterful stonework that leaves the visitor spellbound.

Konark Temple – Chariot of the Sun God

Travelogue | Posted On: 26 Jun 2018

The Sun Temple at Konark is the pinnacle of architectural perfection as a chariot of the Sun God.

Footsteps of Ram at Rameshwaram

Travelogue | Posted On: 22 May 2018

The Ramanathaswamy Temple will transport you back in time to live through the dramatic events that occurred in the lives of Ram, Sita, and Lakshman.

Thiruvannamalai - Shiva’s primordial form and Ramana Maharshi's spiritual energy

Travelogue | Posted On: 20 Apr 2018

The place where Lord Shiva manifested as a pillar of light and Ramana Maharshi attained samadhi.

Somnath Temple - Rising Phoenix

Travelogue | Posted On: 15 Mar 2018

Somnath is a veritable treasure trove of pilgrimage locations, all clustered around the famous Jyotirlinga temple.

On the Ramayana trail - Kishkindha at Hampi

Travelogue | Posted On: 06 Feb 2018

The hilly, boulder-filled terrain of Kishkindha, home to numerous temples, caves and ashrams associated with the events in Ramayana, leaves one with a feeling of timelessness.

An epic in stone - Hazara Rama Temple

Travelogue | Posted On: 09 Jan 2018

A great walk through the epic of Ramayana etched in stone in the temple of Hazara Rama.

Splendours of Hampi - Virupaksha Temple

Travelogue | Posted On: 15 Dec 2017

A look at the magnificent architecture and cultural relevance of the famed Virupaksha temple.

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