The legend of Narada muni or Sage Narada

Narada Muni Narada muni is the person who is almost available everywhere in mythological texts. Who is he exactly and what is his role? He is the son of Lord Brahma and great devotee of Lord Vishnu. Sage Narada had blessings that he could show up anywhere, anytime and anyplace. He used these blessings and … Read more

108 names of Lord Shiva

Neelkantha

Lord Shiva, one of the holy trinity of gods, is believed to play the role of the destroyer to this universe. He is father of Lord Kartikeya and Lord Ganesha and is married to Goddess Parvati. There are various names of lord Shiva with Mahadeva being the most famous. He is also called Neelkanth after … Read more

The festival of Mahashivaratri

Lord Shiiva and Devi Parvati

Mahashivaratri festival Lord Shiva, the god of destruction from the trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh is worshipped on this festival. This day falls in the month of falgun, fourteenth day of krishna paksha, as per the hindi calendar. How puja is performed? On this day,devotees visit the Shiva temples in their area. They bath … Read more

The story and boon of Tripurasura

Shiva destroying Tripurasura

Tripurasura – The three sons of Tarakasura Tripurasura were three sons of  Tarakasura. There names were Vidyunmali, Tarakaksha and Viryavana. Tarakasura was killed by Devtas and he instructed his family to ensure that his death was avenged. The boon of Lord Brahma With the advise of Shuracharya, the three sons started doing severe penance. Eventually, Lord … Read more

Clever Ganesha and Narada’s mango – Indian mythology

Ganesha, Kartikeya and Narada Once, Narada took a mango to Lord Shiva and Parvati where the two sons of Lord were also present. He presented the mango to Parvati  and said that this mango is special and requested her  to accept the mango. Parvati intended to distribute the fruit between her two sons, Ganesha and Kartikeya equally, but sage … Read more

Lord Vishnu’s eleventh avatar

Bhasmasura and Mohini

 Lord Vishnu’s eleventh avatar The dashavatara’s for Lord Vishnu are widely written and discussed, but there is one more aspect of Lord Vishnu, which has helped the gods. Perhaps, this is the reason, this aspect is not treated as an incarnation, because the dashavatars have helped human beings and this particular aspect has helped gods … Read more

Clever Ganesha and Sage Gautam

Ganesha – The Rescuer When Bhagiratha brought Ganga from Lord Shiva’s hair, some part of Ganga remained with him. Parvati, being the consort of Shiva, didn’t like this. Parvati resolved that a way had to be found to remove Ganga from Shiva’s hair. She tried persuasion, but Shiva refused to listen.  There was a drought … Read more

Kedarnath – Jyotirlinga

Kedarnath Temple

Kedarnath temple One of the holiest Hindu temples dedicated to the Lord Shiva and is located on the near Mandakini river. Here, Shiva lingam is pyramid shaped and hence is unique among Shiva temples. Pandavas are believed to have built this temple. Due to harsh weather conditions, the temple is open only between the end of April (Akshay tritya) to Kartik Purnima (the autumn … Read more