Lord Shiva’s blue throat

The Neelkantha Lord Shiva is also known by the name of “Nilakaṇtha”, which literally means the blue-throated. Once Goddess Parvati learnt that Lord Shiva had swallowed poison, he rushed to hold his neck, so that the poison would not travel neck downwards. That’s how his neck became a deep blue.   Lord Shiva story

Guru poornima is also known as Vyasa Poornima – Why?

Vyasa Poornima Vedvyasa – It is said that Vyasa have been born on Guru Poornima day, but also to have started writing the Brahma Sutras on ashadha sudha padyami, which ends on this day. This great sage also wrote Mahabharata. This was the day, when Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa – author of the Mahabharata – was born to sage Parashara …

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Jai Maa Durga

मां दुर्गा

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। …

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Radha – was she for real?

The reason for above question is that there is no mention of Radha in scriptures. Neither Mahabharata, Nor Shrimad Bhagwat mention this. This fact is too important to missed by greats like Ved Vyasa. Probably, this was included by Jayadev and became famous from there. The whole story can be found here.