Sabarimala pilgrims Help Desk at Kochi Airport

A help desk has been set up at the International Airport here to provide all help to pilgrims who travel by flights from various overseas and domestic destinations to offer worship at the famous hill shrine of Lord Ayyappa at Sabarimala in Kerala. The help desk, set up jointly by Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB), which […]

Why are women not allowed in Sabrimala Ayyappa Temple?

Sabarimala Ayyappa Swamy

Sabrimala Ayyappa Temple is known to be an all male gathering for it restricts the entry of women between the age of 10 and 50. Not many women above the age of 50 can undertake the rigorous climb of the Sabrimala and hence you will not find many women at the Sabrimala Ayyapa Temple. Lord Ayyappa is […]

Lakshmi Tirupatamma Temple, Penuganchiprolu near Vijayawada

Sri Lakshmi Tirupatamma Temple is located at Penuganchiprolu village in Krishna District, in the state of Andhra Pradesh. The nearest town from Vijayawada is Jaggayyapet. This particular temple is situated 20 km north of Nandigama and about 20 km east of Jaggayyapeta, on the Hyderabad-Vijayawada road. A river with spiritual vitality named Muniyeru is passing through […]

Contact Details of Swayambhu Swetharkamula Ganapathi Temple, Kazipet

Contact Details of Swayambhu Swetharkamula Ganapathi Temple, Kazipet – Address of Ganapathi Temple of Kazipet are given here… Swetharka Mula Ganapathi Temple is one of the famousGanesha Temples in Andhra Pradesh, after Kanipakam Varasiddhi Vinayaka Temple. Devotees believe worshipping Swetharkamoola Ganapathi is highly meritorious. Kazipet Ganapathi Temple was constructed with the financial assistance of the devotee desires have been […]

Mrityunjaya Homam

Lord Shiva Mrityunjaya Homam

Mrityunjaya Homam is performed to achieve victory over death. This Homa will safeguard you from all dangers and bless you with a long life. Lord Shiva is the chief deity of this powerful Homa. This Homa can be performed on any auspicious day. Benefits of Mrityunjaya Homam  Performing Mrityunjaya Homa will protect you from all […]

Story: Origin of Guptakashi, History

What is the story behind the origin of Guptakashi? What are the legends mentioned in Puranas about Guptakashi near Kedarnath in Uttarakhand? As per the Hindu Scriptures, Guptakashi is one of the Sapta Kashis, Seven prominent Temples or holy places dedicated to Lord Shiva. The legend holds that subsequent to the Kurukshetra war of the […]

Story: Garuda and Maninaga

You have already been told about the great snake (naga) Ananta. Ananta had a son named Maninaga. Garuda was the enemy of the snakes and the snakes were all afraid of Garuda. Maninaga began to pray to Shiva. Having pleased Shiva, he obtained the boon that Garuda would be able to do him no harm. […]

Prsnigarbha, Lord Vishnu who created the planet Dhruvaloka

Among the many Avatars of Lord Vishnu, Prsnigarbha is one of the significant Avatar who largely appeared just before Lord Dhruva. According to the Hindu religious scholars and pundits, he successfully created the planet called as Dhruvaloka for the perfect habitation of Dhruva. As per the local legends, many ancient text mentions that Lord Vishnu […]

Some facts about Nara-Narayana

According to the Hindu religious scholars and pundits, the name “Nara-Narayana” is derive from the Sanskrit terms and it can be broken into Nara and Narayana. As per the meaning of the language, Nara largely means human and on the other hand Narayana refers to the deity of the same name. According to the Monier-Williams […]

Photos: Kanakamahalakshmi Temple, Vizag (Visakhapatnam)

Kanakamahalakshmi Temple Vizag 7 no-watermark

Here are the photos of Kanakamahalakshmi Temple, Vizag (Visakhapatnam) in Andhra Pradesh. Kanakamahalakshmi Temple is one of the famous temples in the state. Margashira Masa Utsavam, Margashira Lakshmivara Vratham, Varalakshmi Vratham in Shravana Masam, Shukravara Lakshmi Pooja, Pushpayagam, Rathotsavam, etc.. are the famous festivals held at the temple. Scroll down for the image gallery..  

Margasira Maasa Utsavam 2014 at Kanakamahalakshmi Temple in Vizag

Vizag Kanaka Mahalakshmi

Margasira Masam utsavam in 2014 at Kanakamahalakshmi temple, Vizag dates -November 27, December 4, December 11, December 18 and December 25. Celebrations and rituals are celebrated throughout the month of Margasiram at the temple. Festivities begin in the morning with panchamruta abhishekam to Goddess Kanaka Mahalakshmi and Sahasranama kumkuma puja. After that, Ksheerabhishekam (abhishekam with milk) […]

Story – Kanakamahalakshmi Temple, Vizag | Sthala Puranam

Kanakamahalakshmi Temple Vizag 5 no-watermark

Here is the story of Kanakamahalakshmi Temple, Vizag (Sthala Puranam).. There is no information on Sthalapuranam of the temple. It is believed that Sri Kanaka Maha Lakshmi Ammavaru is the family deity of the then ‘Rajas of Visakhapatnam’. The place where the idol was found is called ‘Burujupeta’ since it was near ‘Buruju’ or the ‘Fort’ […]

Sri Gnanaprasunambika Devi (Goddess Jnana Prasunambika)

Sri Gnanaprasunambika Devi

Sri Gnanaprasunambika Devi is the consort of Sri Kalahastishwara Swamy (Lord Shiva of Srikalahasti Temple). She is one of the manifestations of Goddess Parvati. Here is the complete story of the origin and the birth of Sri Gnanaprasunambika Devi… Lord Shiva initiated Goddes Parvathi with Sacred Panchakshari mantra and asked her to perform Japa with […]

Lord Dhanvantari, the god of Ayurvedic Medicine

Lord Dhanvatari

Dhanvantari is an Avatar of Vishnu as per the Hindu tradition. He is also affiliated as Deva. He appears as the physician of the gods (devas) in the Puranas and Vedas. He is largely considered as the god of Ayurvedic medicine. It is to be remembered that it is common practice for seeking Dhanvantri’s blessings […]

Origin of Bhagavata (Srimad Bhagavatham)

Sri Vyasa was meditating on the sacred banks of the Sarasvati. His heart was in a disturbed condition. He had no satisfaction and peace. He reflected within himself, “I have observed strict Brahmacharya. I have paid due regard to the study of the Vedas, to the worship of preceptors and sacred fires. I have obeyed […]

Is Manusmriti relevant today?

See, Manusmriti was written by a king called Manu. He was a very wise king. A few lines in the Manusmritiwhich talk about how women should always be protected or a little bit about caste system (referring to the prescribed nature and professions belonging to the four social classes of Hindu society); these have been misinterpreted. I would […]