Guru Nanak Jayanti (Gurpurab)
Guru Nanak Jayanti or Gurpurab, is the most auspicious festival of Sikh community in India. Nanakpanthi hindus and other followers of Guru Nanak's philosophy also celebrate this festival. This festival is celebrated on Kartik Poornima, which is a very auspicious … Continue reading →
Legend behind Govardhan Puja
'Govardhan' is a small hillock situated at 'Braj', near Mathura. As per Vishnu Purana, people of Gokul used to worship and offer prayer to Lord Indra for the rains because they believed that it was he who sent rains for their welfare. Shri … Continue reading →
The interesting story of Ekadashi vrata and its importance
The Ekadashi day is the most purifying of all days and observing fast on this day takes away all the sins. There is an interesting story behind the origin of Ekadashi narrates about the importance of Ekadashi. It is said that eating grains … Continue reading →
The Chhath festivalChhath - worship of Sun
Chhath is a festival of reverence to the solar deity, the only festival in the world where devotees offer salutations to the setting and rising Sun. The word Chhath denotes the number six and thus the name itself serves as a reminder of this … Continue reading →
The festival of Kartik Poornima (Purnima)
Though Kartik Poornima is not treated as a full-fledged festival, there are enough mythological stories which suggest that this is a very important day in hindu religion.
Both moon days of the month Kartik, (full moon and no moon) are auspicious. Many … Continue reading →
The festival of Chitragupta puja
Every year, a day after diwali, Kayastha's all over the world Chitragupta puja. This festival is also known as Dawaat puja. It is believed that byy doing this puja, devotees will be benefited as Chitragupta god keeps the record of good and evil deeds of every … Continue reading →
The GangesThe story of Ganga coming to earth is long but interesting, I will try to keep this as short as possible without losing the plot. In World mythology, there are many stories related to rivers, but the story around Ganga or The Ganges is very fascinating.As … Continue reading →
Dashavatar is ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu. In Indian mythology, Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh (Shiv) are symbols of creator, saviour and destroyer. Whenever there is a decline of religion and a rise of irreligion, Vishnu incarnates himself to protect the good, to destroy the wicked, … Continue reading →
Jwalamukhi Temple - Sati Shakti PeethJwalamukhi is one among the 52 shakti peeth in India. This is 30 kms from kangra and 56 kms from Dharamshala. There is no idol, the eternal and shinning blue flame emanating from a rock sanctum is worshipped as manifestation of goddess, which … Continue reading →
Navratri - worship of Maa Durga
Navratri is nine days of worship done to thank Goddess Durga. Whole of Iindia celebrates this festival. The festival of Navratri is celebrated twice in India. Once in the Hindi month of Chaitra which is the month of March-April. Secondly, in the month … Continue reading →
Arjuna, the gifted archer of his times, has struggled and humbled few times. Being a good disciple, he had the liking of his Guru and Lord Krishna, which provided him invaluable edge. Presented here are some of the lesser knows stories of Arjuna.Arjuna’s son sacrificed himself before … Continue reading →
Lord Shiva as a servant of Poet Vidyapati in form of Ugna
Do you know that Lord Shiva once served Poet Vidyapati as a servant. Incredible, but true, Lord Shiva indeed decided to become the servant of a famous poet. Such is the power of Bhakti. Read on for the full story.
Ugna came to Vidyapati to … Continue reading →
The story of Narakasura
Narakasura, was the son of Bhumi devi. Bhumi devi ensured her son’s long life through a boon from Lord Vishnu.
The Boon from Brahma
He acquired immense power from a blessing given by Lord Brahma after a severe penance. Armed with the boon and with help of another demon … Continue reading →
Lord Vishnu - The Murari
Lord Vishnu is also known as Murari. There is an interesting story behind this because as usual, he came to the rescue of Devtas when they were deeply troubled by someone. Lets read this article to find out why he is called Murari.
Sage Kashyap had an ambitious son
Many … Continue reading →
Maa Siddhidatri is the ninth manifestation of Durga and is worshipped on the ninth day of Ashwin’s month Shuklapaksha.She is represented with four arms sitting on lotus flower. Her arms hold Gada (bludgeon), Chakra, Shankh (scallop shell) and lotus flower. Her appearance glows in … Continue reading →