St Valentine’s Day

St Valentine’s Day: Story Of Love From Platonic To Modern

Valentine’s Day is back and as usual, it is celebrated as festival of love, romance, friendship, fascination, admiration and passion. Today, it has become the trendiest youth event in the modern world but its origin and traditions date back to time immemorial.

India connection of Valentine’s Day

In India, the system of Ghotul is still been practiced in some parts of southern states. Also, Lord Krishna’s playful romance with Radhika and gopikas stands tells more about romantic life. It tells that romantic life was fairly welcome in the ancient time.

Critical significance

Human being needs nutrition and procreation for survival. Nutrition is needed for self-existence and procreation for continuity of species. And human being crossed physical boundaries in search of nutrition and procreation.

An anonymous scribble reads “A woman in love asked her boyfriend who do you love most and he replied you”. She again asked “Who am I to you and he replied you are my other half”.

Missing half

In the Puranas, Lord Shiva is presented as ‘Arthanareeswara’ that is a fusion of male and female. This figure represents power of creation, maintenance … Read the rest