Quiz on the Ramayana

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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 Rama, who is an incarnation of Vishnu, which is called Shrimad Valmiki Ramayana.1. __________was the vaidya(doctor) who … Continue reading

Parshuram Jayanti

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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 Renuka and ordered Parshuram to murder her. Parshuram obeyed him and killed his mother. Contented … Continue reading

When Lord Rama got angry

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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 Vishnu has been angered. At one hand, these present a message that though above mentioned virtues … Continue reading

Draupadi Swayamvara

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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) was organised with great fanfare. When this ceremony happened, Pandavas were supposed to be dead in the … Continue reading

Sankat Mochan temple (mandir)

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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 Ramcharitramanas.This temple is dedicated to Lord Hanuman, whose other name is Sankar Mochak, which means reliever of … Continue reading

Mahavir mandir (temple) at Patna

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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 souls (paritranay sudhunay) and the other to eliminate the bad ones ( Vinashayati cha dushkritam).Historically, this … Continue reading

51 facts – The Ramayana

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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 is also a story of other people also. For instance, Laxman, Bharat and Hanuman. We can't forget … Continue reading

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 the Shastras and Vedas.  His daughter was Sita who grew up to be a girl of unparalleled beauty and charm and possessed the greatest of … Continue reading

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 celebrated on ninth day(navmi) of chaitra month of hindu lunar year, in waxing moon (shukla paksha). This festival is … Continue reading