Few know, but Kolkata was once home to a thriving Greek community, whose ties with Bengal go back 2,000 years. Discover the fascinating story of the Greek legacy in Kolkata
Tucked away in the mountains of Jammu is an unusual treasure from an ancient past – a temple complex with a distinctly Greek influence. Who built the Krimchi shrines and how far back does their story go?
The earliest known inscription dedicated to the worship of Vasudeva or Vishnu was erected by a Greek, who became a Hindu and a staunch Vaishnavite around 100 BCE.
Worshipped as the god of ‘Auspicious Starts’ and
‘Remover of Obstacles’, idols of Hindu god Ganesha adorn homes, offices
and even cars. But which is the oldest dateable sculpture of Ganesha in India?