Story of Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga

Jyotirlinga is the sacred form of Lord Shiva and there are twelve such Jyotirlingas in India. There is a Jyotirlinga on the banks of Narmada river, where Lord Shiva is being worshipped as Omkareshwar. The temple of Omkareshwar is located in Madhya Pradesh. According to the Legend and epics like Shiva Purana and Linga Purana, […]

Chandrasekhara (Chandramouleshwara Swamy): Lord Shiva wearing Moon on his head

Lord Shiva as Chandrashekhara

Chandrasekhara is one of the forms of Lord Shiva, in which he is referred to the one wearing moon on his head front. It is being referred in many Slokas, Puranas and Pujas related to Lord Shiva. The term ‘Chandra’ is referred to Moon and ‘Sekhara’ is referred to Lord Shiva. While there are many […]

Shivaratri Jatara at Vemulawada Rajarajeshwara Swamy Temple

Shivaratri is a major festival at Vemulawada Rajarajeshwara Swamy temple in Karimnagar district of Andhra Pradesh. In 2017, Shivaratri date is February 24 and the Shivratri Jathara will be celebrated on February 23, 24 and February 25. Shivaratri Jatara or a fair is celebrated here in this temple for 3 days, starting on the day before […]

Story of Lord Shiva’s Atmalingam and Ravana

Story of Lord Shiva’s Atmalingam and Ravana tells us how Lord Ganesha has played the spoil sport to prevent Ravana becoming more powerful.. Once Ravana by his musical skill pleased Lord Shiva, Blessing him Lord Shiva gave a Shiva Linga (Athma Linga)and asked Ravana to take it Sri Lanka and preserve it there. He told […]

Significance of Kali standing on top of Shiva

Goddess Kali standing on Lord Shiva

Significance of Kali standing on top of Shiva. What is the significance of Goddess Kali standing on Lord Shiva. Why Kali keeps foot on Lord Shiva. Kali is symbolic of enormous transformative energy; energy of destruction. When that stood on the Shiva Tattva, it became Bhadrakali, which means, the energy which only brings benevolent results. The […]

Sthala Puranam of Srikalahasti Temple: Story of Snake & Elephant Shiva Pooja

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Sthala Puranam of Srikalahasti Temple is associated with the story of Shiva Pooja by a snake and an elephant. In Sanskrit, ‘Kala’ means the snake and the ‘Hasti’ means the elephant. Here is the Sthala Puranam of Srikalahasti Temple.. In Treta yuga a Serpant from Pathala Worshipped the Lord Shiva with precious Stones daily. At […]

Story of Lord Shani (Shani Dev Katha)

Story of Lord Shani (Shani Dev Katha) is explained here. Lord Shani is one of the Navagrahas, nine planet Gods in Hinduism. As regards the birth of Shani, there are different stories. Foremost and accepted is the one in the ancient ‘Skanda Purana’ of ‘Kasi Khanda’ which is as follows. God Soorya was married to […]

New York’s Half Hollow Hills School District unanimously approves Hindu Diwali holiday

Hindus have welcomed reports of Board of Education of Half Hollow Hills Central School District (HHHCSD) of Huntington and Babylon in New York State unanimously adopting Diwali, most popular of their festival, as an official holiday on the 2017-2018 school year calendar. Nearby Syosset Central School District and East Meadow School District recently declared Diwali […]

Why Shiva Blessed Bali: Story of Lord Shiva’s blessings to Mahabali

While describing the first battle among Bali and Indira, one among many versions indicates that Bali was not beheaded; rather the Brahmin Sukracharya carried out the “Mrita Sanjeevani” for reviving non beheaded bodies. There is a belief in the texts like Abhinanda’s Rāmaćharita that Bali was still to achieve Indra’s throne and consequently he was […]