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Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Krishna Janmashtami, also known simply as Janmashtami or Gokulashtami, is an annual Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Krishna, the eigh...

Why tortoise placed in between Nandi and Lord Shiva?
Tortoise in Shiva Temples has a symbolic significance to inspire the devotees in their spiritual practice. It is said that some of the cursed b...

Jamadagna Muni (one of the Saptarishis) & Goddess Renuka
A descendant of sage Bhrigu, Jamadagni literally meaning consuming fire, was born to sage Richika and Satyavati, daughter of Kshatriya king Gaadh...

Upanapandavas : Five sons of Draupadi
Draupadi bore the Pandavas five sons. These sons are together called Upapandavas. The Upapandavas were born when the Pandavas were in vanavas ...

Kanchipuram Varadar
Athi Varadharaja is one among the 4 Brahma Kararchita Varadaja moorthies , carved out of Athi Tree by Vishwakarma in Kritha Yuga. This moorthi wa...

Cosmic Dance of Lord Shiva
We always wonder as to how existence came into being! Is the whole of the universe made of energy particles that abide by the rules of matter and ener...

Why Shivlinga must never be worshiped with Haldi?
Bholenath is known for living a minimalist life and thus likes to be revered in the simplest way. He need not be worshiped by offering rich foods and ...

The making of Rama Natakam How Arunachala Kavi came up with his immortal ...
In the world of Carnatic Music, the Rama Natakam of Arunachala Kavi (1711-1779) is special. Simple in language and high in emotional content,...

Lord Brahma & his four faces
Brahma created Shatarupa(literally śata-rūpā, she of a hundred beautiful forms), he was immediately infatuated and pursued her wherever she went....

Vibhuti & Sindur
Vibhuti and Sindur, (or holy ash and kumkum) is found in just about every Hindu household around the world. Men apply what is called a tilak and women...

5 Shiva Mantras & Hymns for Pleasing Shiva
Lord Shiva is known as the Lord of Lords and even other Hindu Gods try to plead Lord Shiva with mantras. Lord Shiva is worshiped in two forms –...

Benefits of Observing Fast on Maha Shivratri:
Vrat is considered as the most important fast for the devotees of Lord Shiva. Shiva Purana states that if a devotee obeys Shivaratri fast with ho...

Significance of Magha Purnima
Magha Purnima is a full moon day which falls in the month of Magha. The famous Kumbh Mela and the Magha Mela which takes place at Triveni Sangam ...

Maha Shivratri Facts
Maha Shivratri, which literally translates to "great night of Shiva" is a Hindu festival largely celebrated in India as well as in Nepal. The fes...

Goddess Kali
Kali is the Hindu goddess (or Devi) of death, time, and doomsday and is often associated with sexuality and violence but is also considered a strong m...

How Were The Trishul And Sudarshana Chakra Created
The trishul and the Sudarshan Chakra are two of the most powerful Hindu mythology. While the Trishul is Lord Shiva’s main weapon, the Sudars...

Story of how Vishnu's Sudarshana Chakra
This is the story of how Vishnu’s Sudarshana Chakra came into existence. The asuras, or demons, were extremely bad. They always tortured the ...

Legend behind the origin of Saligramam
If you ever happened to have a look inside a Vaishnavite's Pooja room, you might have had a glimpse of a black stone called Saligramam being worshippe...

MYTH AND FACTS about SALIGRAMA
“Saaligraama” (Shaligram/Salagramam), also called ‘Salagrama’ is a sacred stone preserved in many Hindu households as an object of worshi...

Holy festival on full moon day : Dipki Purnima
Kartika Poornima is the holy festival for Hindus on the full moon day of the first month of the year according to the Hindu calendar, Kartika. I...

Tulasi Kalyanam
We attend many marriages in our lives but none like this one. This marriage is one that is believed to have happened eons ago and is celebrated to thi...

Story behind Shiva’s tandava
Shiva is the third god in the Hindu triumvirate. The triumvirate consists of three gods who are responsible for the creation, upkeep and destruction o...

Lord Shiva : Snake around his neck
When we see a photograph of Lord Shiva, the first thing that anyone notices is the snake around his neck. The name of the snake is Vasuki and the...

Hinduism in China: A forgotten history!Hinduism in China: A forgotten history!
Hinduism has no attested presence in modern mainland China, but archaeological evidence suggests presence of Hinduism in different provinces of mediev...

Why is Gaurihar puja performed prior to the marriage?
1.Gaurihar puja – The promise of giving the daughter’s hand in marriage (Vagdan/Vanhnishchay) Origin and meaning The word...

4,000 kgs of turmeric used to create Durga Puja pandal in Kolkata
The pandal was thrown open to public on Friday, i.e the 'tritiya' or the third day of Navratri. Apart from the idol, the cooking bowl made for the dec...

Saddula Bathukamma: Its time to give a Big Hug to Bathukamma
Finally we have only one day for bathukamma festive. I hope everybody enjoyed these 9 days participating actively in Bathukamma and also Dandiya. ...

Hair Cut on New Moon Day (Amavasyaa)
Astrologers believe that during the first 12 hours of the new moon, anything begun will not be as successful due to the close proximity to the sun. ...

Nine Beliefs of Hinduism
Our beliefs determine our thoughts and attitudes about life, which in turn direct our actions. By our actions, we create our destiny. Beliefs about sa...

Another Wife of AGNI "SVADHA DEVI"
Hi Guys in Previous article we got an idea of S...

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