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 … Read more

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. … Read more

The festival of Teej

Teej festival Teej is a widely celebrated festival across India. People celebrate this festival in dedication to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. This festival is celebrated for marital bliss, well-being of spouse and children and purification of own body and soul. This festival is celebrated usually in the month of July-August, so it is also … Read more

Deoghar, Baidyanath dham and Shravan festival

The Shravan festival The festival of Shravan or Kanwar festival is the most auspicious one for lord Shiva devotees. During this month, devotees from various parts of Bihar and Jharkhand observe strict rituals. They carry holy water of Ganges (Gangajal) from Sultanganj to Deoghar for Lord Shiva. Pic. – Baidyanath Dham Mandir This month normally … Read more

Sati and Shakti peeths

Shiva and Sati

Sati Shakti Peeths – Indian Mythology Sati and Shakti Peeths have a significant importance in Indian Mythology. Sati is one of the gods of indian mythology and there is a story behind the origin of Shakti peeths. Please read on for details on this interesting mythological indian story about Sati. There was a king named Daksha, … Read more

Jyotirlinga Somnath temple

Somnath Mandir - Jyotirlinga

Somnath Mandir (temple) Somnath is the foremost of 12 jyotirlinga located in Prabhas patan in Saurashtra in Gujrat. In this temple there is a small cave in which a lamp burns continuously.  Pic. Somnath in Gujrat Legend Moon God Chandra being vary of his beauty was cursed by his father in law Daksha to wane. When he begged forgiveness Daksha said only Lord Shiva … Read more