Madhubani paintings and Indian mythology (in pictures)

Madhubani painting – a folk art form Madhubani painting is a popular folk art form from India. This folk art form is originated in a small town of bihar, India and gained popularity. The subject is often nature, hindu gods and mythological stories. Let u shave a look at some of them.  Ganesha The following […]

Seven great warriors and how they died in mahabharata – in pictures

Death of various great warriors in Mahabharata war   Mahabharata was was fought over for eighteen days. The major part saw the prowess of Bhishma. He was on the verge of decimating pandavas army single-handedly, before Shikhandi came to the rescue of Pandavas. Following is a brief on how the great warriors were neutralized and […]

Seven supreme sacrifices from Indian mythology

Supreme sacrifices from Indian Mythology We come across unparalleled sacrifices in Indian mythology. Here are seven of them which are the most remarkable. The sacrifice of sage Dadhichi Sage Dadhichi has done the ultimate sacrifice of giving his life so that Devas finally got an upper hand over asuras. Because of his sacrifice, Indra got […]

The Ramayana story in pictures – Kishkindha kand (4)

Kishkindha kand from The Ramayana Searching for Sita, Rama and Laxman Shabri’s ashram. Shabri offers fruits which have been tested by her so the Lord does not get a bitter fruit. Shabri advises them to go further southwards to Pampa lake and to Kishkindha where they would get help. On Shabri’s advise, Rama reached Kishkindha while […]

Weapon catalogue – Indian mythology (2)

Weapon catalogue from Indian mythology Following on from earlier article, here various weapons used are narrated here. Name of the weapon Effect and usage Associated with Naga paasha This weapon is a trap made of million snakes. This would bind the target in coils of living venomous snakes. In the Ramayana, it was used against […]

Interesting story of birth of Lord Ganesha and duel with Shiva

Birth of Lord Ganesha The birth of Lord Ganesha birth can be regarded as interesting as any story could be. Ganesha was born unknown to Lord Shiva. Goddess Parvati needed someone to guard the chambers while she was taking bath. It happened in the past that Shiva devotee allowed him access when she did not […]

The story of Shiva curse to Brahma

The curse on Brahma There are very few temples erected exclusively to Brahma in India and abroad. There are myths that explain this strange neglect. They vary but it is generally seen that a god or goddess got angry with Brahma. He cursed Brahma. Shiva’s devotees believe in such specific myth. Following is the story. […]