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

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

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

Legends associated with Durga Puja (Navratri)

Lord Rama

Legends of Navratri (Durga Puja) Durga Puja or Navratri is an integral part of the Hindu culture in India. Celebrated in between September to November throughout the country, this Puja is considered to be one of the most complex and difficult puja out of all the Hindu ceremonies. It is a nine days long affair … Read more

Maa Kushmanda

Kushmanda Devi - worshipped on fourth day of Navratri

Maa Kushmanda is the fourth manifestation of Goddess Durga. On the fourth day of Navratri Pooja, worship of Devi is performed giving her whole reverence. She nurtures the entire universe with her divine and gentle smile that revered her with name ‘Kushmanda’. Describing Maa Kushmanda She is depicted as seated on a lion, and possesses … Read more

Maa Shailputri

Maa Shailputri

The first form of mother Durga among the nine is Shailputri. She has a half moon in her forehead; she is mounted on the bullock and holds a lance in her hand. She is known as Shailputri, because she has incarnated from Himalaya, the Emperor of mountains. Mounting a bullock the mother has a lance in … Read more