Mahashivaratri – Interesting story behind this festival

Neelkanth – churning of ocean During the churning of ocean, a pot of poison (halahal) came out of the ocean. This had the potential to destruct the whole universe. Lord Vishnu advised gods to request Lord Shiva to consume the poison. To save the mankind, Lord Shiva drank the poison after requested by gods. Goddess […]

Do you know Idol of Balaji always maintain a temperature of 110 degree F

Yes, this is true. The temple is at a height of about 3000 feet so the climate is normally cold and also every morning at 4; 30 am Abhishekam is done in which the idol is bathed with water, milk as well as other dravayam. After the bath sweat appears in form of fine water particles […]

Do you know Lord Vishnu has 21 incarnations?

Though we know that Lord Vishnu’s has ten incarnations, but few people know that actually there are twenty one incarnations.As per hindu Mythology and puranas, Lord Vishnu has 21 incarnations. These are available in following articles: 21 incarnations of Lord Vishnu – Part 1 21 incarnations of Lord Vishnu- part 2 21 incarnations of Lord Vishnu […]

When the Hunter became hunted – An interesting story of Sage Durvasa

Sage 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 observe […]

Ganesh vandana

श्री गणेश मंत्र ऊँ वक्रतुण्ड़ महाकाय सूर्य कोटि समप्रभ। निर्विघ्नं कुरू मे देव, सर्व कार्येषु सर्वदा।। प्रथम पूजनीय श्री गणेश जी को विनायक, विघ्नेश्वर, गणपति, लंबोदर के नाम से भी जाना जाता हैं। हिन्दू धर्म के अनुसार किसी भी कार्य से पहले गणेश जी की पूजा की जाती है।