13th Apr 2014
lord Hanuman and Lord Rama

Mahavir Jayanti – birth of Lord Hanumana

The festival of Mahavir (Hanumana) Jayanti Hanuman Jayanti is an important festival for Hindus. Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated on the full moon day (poornima) of the Hindu lunar month of Chaitra. On...

27th Mar 2014
Lanka dahan by Hanuman

Quiz on the Ramayana

Ramayana Quiz The Ramayana has been written many times. First instance of this was written by Sage Valmiki who was initially a robber. Later, he chronicled the life events of...

21st Mar 2014
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An intriguing story on Lok Sabha 2014 , Varanasi and Social Media pulse

Lok Sabha elections 2014 The battle of titans at Varanasi As Indian political scenario is hotting up, and there is lots of buzz on social media. A TV channel was...

12th Mar 2014
Parshuram avatar of Lord Vishnu

Parshuram Jayanti

Parshuram Jayanti festival and Akshay Tritiya Parshuram, the sixth incarnation of Vishnu is the epitome of valour and devotion  towards parents. Once his father, Jamadagni got angry with his wife...

10th Mar 2014
Bhima and Hanumana

A tale of two brothers – Bhima and Hanumana

 When Bhima was humbled There is an interesting story from Mahabharata about Bhima and Hanumana. This may sound strange but Bhima and Lord Hanumana can be termed as brothers, as...

16th Feb 2014
Hanuman touching Mainak mountain

The Ramayana story in pictures – Sunder kand(5)

Sunder Kand from The Ramayana Sunder Kand is the story of Hanuman finding Sita. The most important character for this chapter is of Hanuman’s. Sunder Kand After Jambvant praised and...

When Lord Rama got angry

Lord Rama – The Maryadapurushottam Lord Rama, the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu, is normally associated with peace, calmness and patience, but there are instances where this incarnation of Lord...

25th Dec 2013
Krishna watches as Arjuna targets fish

Draupadi Swayamvara

Draupadi Swayamvara Draupadi was the beautiful girl of King Drupad. When she attained youth, Drupad wanted her wedding to happen. Thus, Draupadi swayamvara ( the ceremony of choosing a groom)...

25th Dec 2013
Ganesha and Lord Shiva

Seven interesting stories of Lord Ganesha (Indian mythology)

Lord Ganesha He is the son of Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva, has the blessing that his worship should be performed before all gods. Following are some of the unknown...

10th Sep 2013
Kamdhenu , Jamdagni

The complete story of Parshurama avatar – Vishnu dashavatara

 Parshurama Avatar ( Dashavatara of Lord Vishnu) Parshurama is the sixth incarnation (one of the dashavatara) of Lord Vsihnu. He is said to be one of the chiranjeevis. Chiranjeevi means one...

25th Aug 2013
Vamana Avatara - Dashavatara

The complete story of Vamana avatar ( Vishnu Dashavatara)

Vamana Avatar (Fifth incarnation of Dashavatara) Vishnu decided to be born as Aditi and Kashyap’s son. The son was a dwarf. This was the Vamana avatara (dwarf incarnation) of Vishnu...

01st Jun 2013
Sankat Mochan mandir

Sankat Mochan temple (mandir)

Sankat Mochan Temple The Sankat Mochan mandir is situated in the holy city of Varanasi. The legend is that this temple was established by Tulsidas, the great poet, who wrote...

10th Apr 2013
Narsingh avatar

The complete story of Narsingh avatar – Vishnu dashavatara

 Narsingh Avatar – fifth Vishnu Dashavatara The fifth of incarnation of Vishnu dashavatara is Narsingh avatar (half man-half lion). There was a demon king Hiranyakashyap who did severe penance of...

06th Mar 2013
Mahavir temple at night, Patna

Mahavir mandir (temple) at Patna

Mahavir Mandir One of the most famous Hanuman temple in country. The unique fact is that this temple houses two statues of Hanuman, one is believed to protect the good...

07th Sep 2012
Lord Rama

51 facts – The Ramayana

Interesting facts from the Ramayana The Ramayana, the most read epic in Hindu mythology contains some very ineteresting facts, known and unknown. The ramayana is not only the story of Rama, but this...

23rd Sep 2010
Parshurama sleeping in Karna's lap

Seven little known facts about Karna from the Mahabharata

Karna – the most virtuous warrior from Mahabharata 1.Curses on Karna One afternoon Parashurama requested Karna to bring a pillow to sleep on under a tree shade. Karna instead offered...

14th Apr 2014
Hanuman-five-mukhi

Seven unknown facts of Lord Hanumana

Lord Hanumana Lord Hanumana is famous for his devotion towards Lord Rama. He helped him tremendously in getting back Sita from the clutches of Ravana, the demon king. His famous...

10th Apr 2014
Rama and Sita wedding

Sita swayamvara

Sita Swayamvara King Janak was the ruler of the kingdom of Videha. Its capital city was Mithila. Janak was not only a brave king, but was also very well-versed in...

01st Apr 2014
Ram Navmi

Ram Navmi festival

Festival of Ram Navmi Ram Navmi, is a Hindu festival celebrating birth of Lord Ram. Lord Ram is believed to be seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Shri Ram Navmi is...

25th Mar 2014
Arjuna receiving Pashupata

Arjuna and Kirata

 Arjuna and Kirata There is a humbling story about Arjuna, the world’s greatest archer, and how was he made to understand that being greatest archer did not mean he was...

15th Mar 2014
Prithviraj and Sanyogita

Seven famous Swayamvaras

Famous Swayamvaras A swayamvara is the process of choosing a bridegroom by a bride. This event had been the most important event in the life of a girl and there...

25th Feb 2014
true meaning of Shivlinga

The meaning and importance of Shivlinga

What is Shivlinga? Lord Shiva is worshipped in the form of linga from ancient times. Lord Shiva is one of the trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh and even considered...

25th Feb 2014
Sudarshan Chakra chasing Durvasa

Ambarish and Durvasa – when the hunter became hunted

Lord Durvasa is known for his curses. But there were times, when he was helpless before the power of a humble of follower of Lord Vishnu. One such instance was...

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