Draupadi – A role model

Draupadi's saviour - Shri Krishna

A lot has been said about the character of Devi Draupadi and lot of these suggest that she was lesser than a dignified soul. For those, this must be said that she was one of the panchkanyas and remembering here every morning washes away sins of a person. This should be noted that even Devi … Read more

माँ बगलामुखी

माँ बगलामुखी स्तंभन शक्ति की अधिष्ठात्री हैं अर्थात यह अपने भक्तों के भय को दूर करके शत्रुओं और उनके बुरी शक्तियों का नाश करती हैं

Durga Saptashati mantras

Devi Mantras or shloka are known as Siddhi Mantra (the one with perfection). Each and every mantra is full of energy and power of Devi. Mantras of Devi, when chanted with genuine devotion, give positive results. These mantras ward off all troubles & blesses with success. All mantras are disclosed by the Almighty, through the Intelligence, experience of the divinely illuminated sages.

Maa Kalratri

Maa Kalratri

The seventh manifestation of Mother Durga, worshipped on the seventh day of Navratri, is Goddess Kalratri. Devi Kalratri is the seventh aspect of Durga and Worshiped among Navdurga. She is believed to be the most violent Devi among Navdurga. She has dark krishna (black) complexion and her appearance is extremely fearful. Her large red eyes, … Read more

The Navratri Quiz

Welcome to the Navratri Quiz. Do you know Rama offered his eye to Devi Durga. One form of Durga rides a donkey. There is more. If you know the answers, you can submit this through comments section. Happy Quizzing! Devi herself has manifested herself before Rama and Lakhshman and said that she was happy with … Read more

Lord Nataraja

The artistic form of Lord Shiva is Lord Nataraja. This is an interesting story which tells how Lord Nataraja has manifested. He originated near the town of Chidambaram at the confluence of two rivers, Vellar and Cooleron.

The Origin of Lord Shiva

According to Hindu mythology, Lord Shiva is one of the three supreme gods. There is an interesting story behind the of appearance of Lord Shiva. One day, Brahma and Vishnu were arguing which among them is more powerful. At the same time, a massive, fiery pillar appeared. The roots and branches of the tree extended … Read more

Story of Lord Hanumana, Lord Shani and Meghnaad

This is an interesting story involving Lord Hanumana, Lord Shani, Meghnaad and Ravana. This story explains why Lord Shani likes devotees of Lord Hanumana. Birth of Meghnaad When the birth of Meghnaad was approaching, Ravana instructed all the Navagrahas to stay in the 11th house of Meghnaad’s horoscope. By doing this, he wanted to ensure … Read more

Lord Krishna facts

Shri Krishna is most famous and perhaps the most written about among the incarnations of Lord Vishnu. His stories are magical, inspiring and humane. He alone accounted for Pandava’s victory in Mahabharata war. Please read on for some interesting and unknown facts about him.

Draupadi could have fourteen husbands

This story is related to Draupadi’s previous birth. She was an ambitious lady in her previous birth. This led to a situation where she would have ended up with many more husbands.  Draupadi story of her having five husbands Draupadi, the wife of five pandavas,  had an eventful life. She was born when Drupad performed … Read more

मां दुर्गा

Jai Maa Durga

कैलाश पर्वत के ध्यानी की अर्धांगिनी मां सती पार्वती को ही शैलपुत्री‍, ब्रह्मचारिणी, चंद्रघंटा, कूष्मांडा, स्कंदमाता, कात्यायिनी, कालरात्रि, महागौरी, सिद्धिदात्री आदि नामों से जाना जाता है। इसके अलावा भी मां के अनेक नाम हैं जैसे दुर्गा, जगदम्बा, अम्बे, शेरांवाली आदि, लेकिन सबमें सुंदर नाम तो ‘मां’ ही है। पुरातन काल में दुर्गम नामक दैत्य हुआ। … Read more

Draupadi wanted someone else as her husband

Though this is not a verified fact, but Draupadi had a wish to have someone as her husband outside her marriage with Pandavas. The Jambul episode This secret of Draupadi, may be considered to be an important aspect of human thinking and also highlights that no one is immune to wandering thoughts. This is also … Read more

The story of Devi Sita

Devi Sita, consort of Lord Rama was known for her dedication, self sacrifice, courage and purity. She is one of the main characters of Ramayana- a famous Hindu epic.She was a adopted daughter of King Janak of Mithila and Queen Sunanya. She was considered as an incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi. Sita’s Birth Sita was found … Read more

भारत के 12 ज्योतिर्लिंग

Lord Shiva

भगवान शिव की भक्ति का महीना सावन होता है। शिवमहापुराण के अनुसार एकमात्र भगवान शिव ही ऐसे देवता हैं, जो निष्कल व सकल दोनों हैं। यही कारण है कि एकमात्र शिव का पूजन लिंग व मूर्ति दोनों रूपों में किया जाता है। भारत में 12 प्रमुख ज्योतिर्लिंग हैं। इन सभी का अपना महत्व व महिमा … Read more

माँ सिद्धिदात्री

Maa Siddhidatri

माँ दुर्गाजी की नौवीं शक्ति का नाम सिद्धिदात्री हैं। ये सभी प्रकार की सिद्धियों को देने वाली हैं। नवरात्र–पूजन के नौवें दिन इनकी उपासना की जाती है। इस दिन शास्त्रीय विधि–विधान और पूर्ण निष्ठा के साथ साधना करने वाले साधक को सभी सिद्धियों की प्राप्ति हो जाती है। सृष्टि में कुछ भी उसके लिए अगम्य नहीं … Read more

माँ कात्यायनी

माँ का नाम कात्यायनी कैसे पड़ा इसकी भी एक कथा है- कत नामक एक प्रसिद्ध महर्षि थे। उनके पुत्र ऋषि कात्य हुए। इन्हीं कात्य के गोत्र में विश्वप्रसिद्ध महर्षि कात्यायन उत्पन्न हुए थे। इन्होंने भगवती पराम्बा की उपासना करते हुए बहुत वर्षों तक बड़ी कठिन तपस्या की थी। उनकी इच्छा थी माँ भगवती उनके घर … 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

Lord Hanumana facts

Panchmukhi Hanumana

Do you know that despite being a brahmachari, Lord Hanumana had a son? Lord Hanumana is famous for his devotion towards Lord Rama. He helped him tremendously in getting back Sita from the clutches of Ravana, the demon king. His famous exploit was burning the Lanka city. Here are few more facts about him, which … Read more

Eighteen days of Mahabharata war

 Mahabharata war which lasted eighteen days has seen various great warriors in action. On one side, there were five pandavas with Krishna as their guide, another side was full of great warriors, Bhishma, Drona, Karna and many more. In the context of Mahabharata, eighteen is an important number. Duryodhana had 11 akshouhini soldiers and Pandavas had … Read more

The story of Raja Parikshit and snake sacrifice by Janmejaya

 Birth and formative years Parikshit was born to Uttara and Abhimanyu. He was the grandson of Arjuna and he was saved by Lord Krishna in the womb of his mother, when Ashwaththama directed Brahmastra on him. Since the baby had been protected by Vishnu in his form of Krishna, the brahmanas proposed that he should … Read more

Navdurga

Navdurga

Brief description of Nine forms of Maa Durga. These forms are worshipped during Nine days of Navratri.

51 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 … Read more

Bal Kand story in pictures

In Indian mythology, there are two major epics. The Ramayana, and the Mahabharat. In Treta yuga, the story of Rama and his wife Sita, is the main story around which the Ramayana is written. This epic was written by Sage Valmiki, who himself was a robber, but later mended his ways to become a sage. … Read more

माँ कूष्मांडा

Maa Kushmanda

भगवती माँ दुर्गा जी के चौथे स्वरुप का नाम कूष्मांडा है। देवी कूष्माण्डा अपनी मन्द मुस्कान से अण्ड अर्थात ब्रह्माण्ड को उत्पन्न करने के कारण इन्हें कूष्माण्डा देवी के नाम से जाना जाता है। मां कूष्मांडा वही हैं जो पूरे ब्रह्मांड को खुद निंयत्रित करती हैं। यह तब से हैं जब पूरी द‍ुनिया पर अंधकार का … Read more

Bhishma and Parshurama – Two great warriors

Bhishma and Parshurama

The battle between Bhishma and Parshurama Amba’s abduction Bhishma (son of Shantanu and Ganga) was a great archer and a warrior. He is known for his vow of celibacy and skills in the Mahabharata. He had the task of  finding a bride for his half-brother,  Vichitravirya.  He abducted princesses Amba, Ambika and Ambalika of Kashi … Read more

Maa Siddhidatri

Maa Siddhidatri

Maa Siddhidatri is the ninth manifestation of Durga and is worshipped on the ninth day of Navratri. She is represented with four arms sitting on lotus flower. Her arms hold Gada (bludgeon), Chakra, Shankh (scallop shell) and lotus flower. Her appearance glows in red saree. Her vehicle is Lion. The story of  Maa Siddhidatri When … Read more

मां महागौरी

mata-mahagauri

महागौरी को भगवान गणेश की माता के रूप में भी जाना जाता है| नवरात्र के आठवें दिन मां महागौरी की आराधना की जाती है। आज के दिन मां की स्तुति से समस्त पापों का नाश होता है। पौराणिक कथाओं के अनुसार मां ने कठिन तप कर गौरवर्ण प्राप्त किया था। मां की उत्पत्ति के समय … Read more

Ram Navmi

Ram Navmi, is a Hindu festival celebrating birth of Lord Ram. Lord Ram’s birth is celebrated in Rama Navmi festival. 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 … Read more