Independence Day, 15 August

15th August is a glorious day in Indian history. This day in 1947 India got Independence. India was colonised by British Empire for more than 200 years, and after a prolonged struggle for freedom, India got Independence on 15 August, 1947. This has come at a price, as India was divided into two parts, Hindu […]

Birth of Hiranyakashyap and Hiranyaksha and curse of Jaya and Vijaya

The curse on Jaya and Vijaya There is a curse behind the birth of Hiranyakashyap and Hiranyaksha. Jaya and Vijaya were the gatekeepers of Vishnu. Once they diasllowed sanath kumaras from meeting Vishnu. Sanath Kumaras cursed them to become mortals. Vishnu provided them some relief. Later Vishnu took four avatars to relieve them of their […]

The story of Baidyanath Jyotirlinga at Deoghar

 Baidyanath Jyotirlinga and Deoghar The ninth incarnation of Shiva was as Baidyanath at Deoghar in Bihar. This Jyotirlinga was established by the demon King Ravana. A devotee who worships this Jyotirlinga gets all of his wishes fulfilled. Because of this, it ia also known as Kamanalinga. Devotees carry the holy water of the Ganges from […]

Pictures of Shri Krishna exploits

Shri Krishna and his exploits His teacher – Sandipani. Sage Sandipani taught Balrama and Shri Krishna. Shri Krishna and Balrama took education under sage Sandipani. There is famous story how he paid his gurudakshina to his teacher. Kansa tried hard to kill the Bal Krihsna and employed various demons. First was Pootna, who visited Nand […]

Eid-ul-fitr festival

Festival of Eid-ul-Fitr The Eid ul-fitr festival is the most important muslim festival. It was originated by the Islamic prophet Muhammad. This is observed on the first of the month of Shawwal and marks end of the holy month of Ramadan in which the believers undergo a period of fasting. The Legend behind this festival According to certain belief, these festivals were […]

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. […]