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 celebrated with immense joy and enthusiasm […]

Quiz on the Ramayana

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 healed Lakshman. 2.  Meghnaad was performing yagna 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 story of Sampati

 Jatayu and Sampati We all have heard of Jatayu. Jatayu is famously known in the Ramayana as he lost his life while saving Sita. But his lesser known brother, proved to more important as he helped in tracing exactly where Sita was. This brother was Sampati. The tale of two brothers Daksha and Panchajani had sixty […]

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 […]

Ramayana facts

Ramayana is one of the most riveting epics from India. This story of Lord Rama has been told and retold in several languages from ancient India and is still relevant. The Ramayana is not only the story of Rama, but this is also a story of other people. For instance, Lakshman, Bharat and Hanuman. We […]

The legend and significance of Rahu and Ketu

The legend and significance of Rahu and Ketu According to legend, during the Samudra manthan, Dhanvantari came out with a pot of Amrit and immediately there was a mad scramble for it among the Devatas and Asuras. Seeing this, Lord Vishnu took the form of Mohini (a beautiful dancer) and offered her services in distributing […]