The festival of Kartik Poornima (Kartik Purnima)

The festival of Kartik Poornima (Purnima) Though Kartik Poornima is not treated as a full-fledged festival, there are enough mythological stories which suggest that this is a very important day in hindu religion. Both moon days of the month Kartik, (full moon and no moon) are auspicious. Many will not comprehend Kartik Amavasya, as it … Read more

Mallikarjun Jyotirlinga – Lord Shiva’s temple

Srisailam Bhramaramba Mallikarjuna swamy temple

The Jyotirlinga of Mallikarjun : Lord Shiva Temple at Srisailam Mallikarjun at Srisailam is one among the twelve Jyotirlinga, situated at Srisailam in Andhra Pradesh.  Mallikarjuna is an ancient temple of Lord Shiva that is architecturally and sculpturally rich. Story behind Mallikarjun Temple Once, Shiva and Parvati decided to find suitable brides for their sons, Ganesha and … Read more

Jyotirlinga : Somnath ( Temple of Lord Shiva )

Somnath Mandir at Night

Somnath : Foremost of the twelve Jyotirlinga First among the twelve jyotirlinga, located at Prabhas Patan in Saurashtra – Gujrat.  Somnath means,  ‘The protector of Moon God’.  Somnath temple was destroyed many times by Islamic kings and rulers and recently was rebuilt in November 1947, by Sardar Vallabhbhai Patael. Legend : According to Skanda Puran, … Read more

Lord Kartikeya stories

Lord Kartikeya, the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, is known by different names – Lord Swaminatha, Lord Murugan, Skand and more. His brother is Lord Ganesha. There is an interesting story of a competition between two brothers, Lord Ganesha and Lord Kartikeya and how Lord Kartikeya subsequently chose to live in Tamil region. … Read more

Seven little known facts about Arjuna

Drona providing knowledge of Brahmastra to Arjuna

Arjuna, the gifted archer of his times, has struggled and humbled few times. Being a good disciple, he had the liking of his Guru and Lord Krishna, which provided him invaluable edge. Presented here are some of the lesser knows stories of Arjuna. Arjuna’s son sacrificed himself before Kurukshetra war Iravan, was the son of … Read more