Maa Katyayani

The sixth manifestation of Goddess Durga worshipped on Navratri Shasti is ‘Katyayani’. The goddess is known as Katyayani because she was born to Sage Katyayan. The sixth manifestation of Goddess Durga worshipped on Navratri Shasti is ‘Katyayani’. The goddess is known as Katyayani because she was born to Sage Katyayan. The appearance of Goddess Katyayani … Read more

माँ कात्यायनी

माँ का नाम कात्यायनी कैसे पड़ा इसकी भी एक कथा है- कत नामक एक प्रसिद्ध महर्षि थे। उनके पुत्र ऋषि कात्य हुए। इन्हीं कात्य के गोत्र में विश्वप्रसिद्ध महर्षि कात्यायन उत्पन्न हुए थे। इन्होंने भगवती पराम्बा की उपासना करते हुए बहुत वर्षों तक बड़ी कठिन तपस्या की थी। उनकी इच्छा थी माँ भगवती उनके घर … Read more

Maa Skandmata

Maa Skandmata

The fifth manifestation of the goddess Durga was named Skandamata. As she is mother of Lord Skand (Kartikeya), she is called as Skandmata. The Goddess in this form has a fair or golden complexion. She sits on a lion and has four hands. She carries lotus in two of Her hands and has Lord Skanda … Read more

Maa Kushmanda

Kushmanda Devi - worshipped on fourth day of Navratri

Maa Kushmanda is the fourth manifestation of Goddess Durga. On the fourth day of Navratri Pooja, worship of Devi is performed giving her whole reverence. She nurtures the entire universe with her divine and gentle smile that revered her with name ‘Kushmanda’. Describing Maa Kushmanda She is depicted as seated on a lion, and possesses … Read more

माँ कूष्मांडा

Maa Kushmanda

भगवती माँ दुर्गा जी के चौथे स्वरुप का नाम कूष्मांडा है। देवी कूष्माण्डा अपनी मन्द मुस्कान से अण्ड अर्थात ब्रह्माण्ड को उत्पन्न करने के कारण इन्हें कूष्माण्डा देवी के नाम से जाना जाता है। मां कूष्मांडा वही हैं जो पूरे ब्रह्मांड को खुद निंयत्रित करती हैं। यह तब से हैं जब पूरी द‍ुनिया पर अंधकार का … Read more

माँ चंद्रघंटा – Maa Chandraghanta Story in Hindi

माँ दुर्गा की 9 शक्तियों की तीसरी स्वरूपा भगवती चंद्रघंटा की पूजा नवरात्र के तीसरे दिन की जाती है. माता के माथे पर घंटे आकार का अर्धचन्द्र है, जिस कारण इन्हें चन्द्रघंटा कहा जाता है. इनका रूप परम शांतिदायक और कल्याणकारी है. माता का शरीर स्वर्ण के समान उज्जवल है. इनका वाहन सिंह है और इनके … Read more

Durga Saptashati mantras

Devi Mantras or shloka are known as Siddhi Mantra (the one with perfection). Each and every mantra is full of energy and power of Devi. Mantras of Devi, when chanted with genuine devotion, give positive results. These mantras ward off all troubles & blesses with success. All mantras are disclosed by the Almighty, through the Intelligence, experience of the divinely illuminated sages.

Maa Shailputri

Maa Shailputri

The first form of mother Durga among the nine is Shailputri. She has a half moon in her forehead; she is mounted on the bullock and holds a lance in her hand. She is known as Shailputri, because she has incarnated from Himalaya, the Emperor of mountains. Mounting a bullock the mother has a lance in … Read more

माँ शैलपुत्री

Shailputri - Durga goddess first form - Navaratri

भगवती माँ दुर्गा अपने पहले स्वरुप में शैलपुत्री के नाम से जानी जाती हैं ! पर्वतराज हिमालय के यहाँ पुत्री के रूप में उत्पन्न होने के कारण इनका शैलपुत्री नाम पड़ा था! वृषभ – स्थिता इन माता जी के दाहिने हाथ में त्रिशूल और बाएं हाथ में कमल पुष्प सुशोभित हैं ! यही नव दुर्गों … Read more

The Navratri Quiz

Welcome to the Navratri Quiz. Do you know Rama offered his eye to Devi Durga. One form of Durga rides a donkey. There is more. If you know the answers, you can submit this through comments section. Happy Quizzing! Devi herself has manifested herself before Rama and Lakhshman and said that she was happy with … Read more

Lord Nataraja

The artistic form of Lord Shiva is Lord Nataraja. This is an interesting story which tells how Lord Nataraja has manifested. He originated near the town of Chidambaram at the confluence of two rivers, Vellar and Cooleron.

The Origin of Lord Shiva

According to Hindu mythology, Lord Shiva is one of the three supreme gods. There is an interesting story behind the of appearance of Lord Shiva. One day, Brahma and Vishnu were arguing which among them is more powerful. At the same time, a massive, fiery pillar appeared. The roots and branches of the tree extended … Read more

Lord Krishna facts

Shri Krishna is most famous and perhaps the most written about among the incarnations of Lord Vishnu. His stories are magical, inspiring and humane. He alone accounted for Pandava’s victory in Mahabharata war. Please read on for some interesting and unknown facts about him.

The story of Devi Sita

Devi Sita, consort of Lord Rama was known for her dedication, self sacrifice, courage and purity. She is one of the main characters of Ramayana- a famous Hindu epic.She was a adopted daughter of King Janak of Mithila and Queen Sunanya. She was considered as an incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi. Sita’s Birth Sita was found … Read more

Lord Kartikeya stories

Lord Kartikeya, the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, is known by different names – Lord Swaminatha, Lord Murugan, Skand and more. His brother is Lord Ganesha. There is an interesting story of a competition between two brothers, Lord Ganesha and Lord Kartikeya and how Lord Kartikeya subsequently chose to live in Tamil region. … Read more

Navdurga

Navdurga

Brief description of Nine forms of Maa Durga. These forms are worshipped during Nine days of Navratri.

Bal Kand story in pictures

In Indian mythology, there are two major epics. The Ramayana, and the Mahabharat. In Treta yuga, the story of Rama and his wife Sita, is the main story around which the Ramayana is written. This epic was written by Sage Valmiki, who himself was a robber, but later mended his ways to become a sage. … Read more

मां स्कंदमाता

नवरात्र के पांचवे दिन मां स्कंदमाता की पूजा होती है। मां का सुंदर रूप कुछ इस प्रकार है- देवी स्कंदमाता कमल के पुष्प पर विराजित अभय मुद्रा में होती हैं। मां का रूप बहुत निराला है, उनके रूप में एक अजब प्रकार का तेज होता है। पौराणिक तथ्यों के अनुसार स्कंदमाता ही हिमालय की पुत्री पार्वती … Read more

माँ ब्रह्मचारिणी

ब्रह्मचारिणी मां दुर्गा का दूसरा रूप ब्रह्मचारिणी जिसका दिव्य स्वरूप व्यक्ति के भीतर सात्विक वृत्तियों के अभिवर्दन को प्रेरित करता है। मां ब्रह्मचारिणी को सभी विधाओं का ज्ञाता माना जाता है। मां के इस रूप की आराधना से मनचाहे फल की प्राप्ति होती है। तप, त्याग, वैराग्य, सदाचार व संयम जैसे गुणों वृद्धि होती है। … Read more