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 to be supreme lord. He has been worshipped by various devtas (gods) in Hindu mythology and by Vishnu Dashavatara’s. But why in the form of […]

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 of Ambarisha. The full story goes as: Ambarisha was a king and he was deeply into following Lord Vishnu. He and his queen used to […]

The Ramayana story in pictures – Sunder kand (5) – Hanuman

Sunder Kand from The Ramayana (Hanuman) 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 advised Hanuman, he started his journey to Lanka.  Mainak came forward to offer some rest, but he declined.  On his way, first came Sursa. She […]

The legend of Narada muni or Sage Narada

Narada Muni Narada muni is the person who is almost available everywhere in mythological texts. Who is he exactly and what is his role? He is the son of Lord Brahma and great devotee of Lord Vishnu. Sage Narada had blessings that he could show up anywhere, anytime and anyplace. He used these blessings and […]