सिद्धिदात्री माता कथा

मार्कण्डेय पुराण के अनुसार अणिमा, महिमा, गरिमा, लघिमा, प्राप्ति, प्राकाम्य, ईशित्व और वशित्व- ये आठ सिद्धियां होती हैं। ब्रह्मवैवर्तपुराण के श्रीकृष्ण जन्म खंड में यह संख्या अठारह बताई गई है। इनके नाम इस प्रकार हैं – 1. अणिमा 2. लघिमा 3. प्राप्ति 4. प्राकाम्य 5. महिमा 6. ईशित्व,वाशित्व 7. सर्वकामावसायिता 8. सर्वज्ञत्व 9. दूरश्रवण 10. … Read more

Killing of demons by various forms of Mahagauri

The story of Mahagauri’s incarnation is lile this. The mighty demons Shumbha and Nishumbha had a boon that they could only be killed by a virgin, unmarried form of Devi Parvati. Lord Brahma advises Lord Shiva, who teases Parvati repeatedly for her skin colour. On repeated teasing, Devi Parvati performed strict penance to Brahma so … Read more

Goddess Durga , Shumbha and Nishumbha

Goddess Durga has killed numerous demons including Mahishasura, Shumbha, Nishumbha, Raktabija and others. These all demons were mighty because of boons from Brahma and only supreme deity like Goddess Durga could only kill them. Boon of Shumbha and Nishmubha According to Shrimad Devi Bhagwat Puran, Shumbha and Nishumbha were the two Asura (demons) brothers. They … Read more

Importance of Pitru Paksha and Amavasya

Pitru or Pitri Paksha is an important event for Hindus. In the Lunar month of Ashwin (Krishna Paksha), Pitru Paksha or Pitri Paksha is observed. This is observed in a fortnight where followers of Hindu religion offer food to their ancestors. This includes several pujas, rituals, and charity activities. It is also believed that paying … Read more

Ganga Dusshera

The river Ganges was in heavens and it came to earth because of penance of Bhagirath. This is the reason, Ganga is also called as Bhagirathi. Ganga Dusshera celebrates this event of Maa Ganga coming to Earth from Heavens. Ganga Dussehra takes place on Dashami (10th day) of the waxing moon (Shukla Paksha) of the Hindu calendar month Jyeshtha. The festival celebration … Read more

Story of Monday and Pradosh Katha

According to Hindu mythology each day of the week represents a planet and are named after it. monday moon/ som  somvar white tuesday Mars / mangal mangalwar red wednesday Mercury / budh budhwar green thursday jupiter/ brihaspati brihaspatiwar yellow friday Venus / shukra shukrawar white saturday Saturn / shani shaniwar black sunday Sun / ravi … Read more

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