Is Aamir’s PK Anti-Hindu Movie? PK denigrates Hinduism?

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Is Aamir’s PK Anti-Hindu Movie? PK denigrates Hinduism? Aamir Khan’s PK is a recently released Bollywood movie which has captured the attention of many Hindu groups and Hindus as it is accused of portraying Hindu beliefs in bad light.. Commercially, PK may become a blockbuster but the movie has shown the Sanatan Dharma in a […]

Goddess Lakshmi birth story (Lakshmi Janma Vrittantha)

Goddess Lakshmi birth story - Lakshmi Janma Vrittantha

What is Goddess Lakshmi birth story (Lakshmi Janma Vrittantha)? Here is the story behind the birth of Goddess Lakshmi (Mahalakshmi) as mentioned in the Padma Purana.. The story goes like this.. When Bhisma expressed his desire to know about the manifestation of goddess Lakshmi.. Pulastya replied – Once, after being defeated by the demons, the […]

108 Sacred Names of Surya Deva in Brahma Purana

Brahma once recounted to the sages the one hundred and eight sacred names of Surya. The Brahma Purana lists these names and we reproduce them in nine groups of twelve names each. 1. Surya, Archana, Bhagavana, Tvashta, Pusha, Arka, Savita, Ravi, Gabhastimana, Aja, Kala, Mrityu. 2. Dhata, Prabhakara, Prithivi, Jala, Teja, Akasha, Vayu, Parayana, Soma, […]

Importance of Amla Tree for Ekadashi Vrata

Amla Tree

Importance of Amla Tree for Ekadashi Vrata. Amla is a very nutritious fruit and great religious significance has been attached to it. Amla fruit is very dear to Lord Vishnu and its use on the auspicious day of Ekadashi brings unmatched virtue. A person who regularly eats amla enjoys a long life. The following tale adequately […]

Kubera Katha, Story: How Kubera became God of Wealth?

Lord Kubera

Kubera was the eldest son of the sage Vishrava. Vishrava had two wives. The fist wife give birth to Kubera. The second wife was a rakshasa (demon) woman and gave birth to Ravana, Kumbhakarna and Vibhishana. Kubera used to rule in Lanka and his relations with his cousins were extremely good. But Ravana’s mother did […]

Story of Demon Namuchi & Mangalagiri Panakala Narasimha Swamy

Here is the story of demon Namuchi and Mangalagiri Panakala Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy. The Lord that has established himself on the hill is in the form of Narasimha (man-lion) which Lord Vishnu assumed to kill Hiranyakasipu, a rakshasa father of Prahlada, a great devotee. He is also called as Sudarsana Narasimhaswamy. The legend says that […]

Ganesha and Snake: What does the Snake around Ganesha’s stomach represent?

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Ganesha and Snake: What does the Snake around Ganesha’s stomach represent? What is the significance of the snake around Ganesha’s stomach? Here is the full story about this.. The fourth day of Bhadrapada Shukla Paksha of the Hindu calendar comes in the month of August or September. It was noted as the Ganesh Chaturthi. The […]

Sankranthi Muggulu for 2015, Pongal Kolam Rangoli Designs

Sankranthi or Pongal is the biggest festival in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Karntaka. Here you can find some rangoli designs for Sankranthi 2015 or Pongal 2015. Muggulu or Kolam or Rangoli designs are the popular attractions for the four-day festival. Rangoli designs are known as Muggulu in Telugu and kolam in Tamil. Here are […]

Makara Sankranti Muggulu, Pongal Rangoli Designs

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Pongal is a season of Rangoli (Muggulu). Women enthusistically perform the Rangoli thing. Even they participate in Rangoli competitions. Rangoli is known as Muggu in Telugu and Kolam in Tamil. Makara Sankranthi 2015 dates – Bhogi, Sankranthi, Kanuma & Mukkanuma 2015 dates Here are some Rangoli designs photos or images or pictures: few of these […]

International Day of Yoga – June 21

Hindus have welcomed United Nations (UN) General Assembly Resolution of proclaiming June 21 as International Day of Yoga. It received overwhelming support, with more than 170 co-sponsor member states. The representative of Sao Tome and Principe also underlined that yoga would not only promote health, but supported clarity of vision and action. That clarity could […]

Hindus urge global corporations to help conserve Hindu world heritage sites

Hindus have commended Panasonic Corporation for donating LED projectors to illuminate Prambanan Temple Compounds World Heritage Site in Indonesia. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, applauding Panasonic in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, stressed that other multi-national corporations should come forward to shoulder the burden of the upkeep, safeguarding and conservation of world Hindu heritage […]

Vaikunta Ekadashi, Vaikunta Dwadashi & New Year Arrangements at TTD Temples

Vaikunta Ekadashi, Vaikunta Dwadashi & New Year Arrangements at TTD Temples were reviewed by TTD Executive Officer Dr D Sambasiva Rao on 19 December 2014. Later in his maiden conference with media persons he enlisted the arrangements which are under way for the mega fete. Some excerpts: 1. Darshan to VIPs will be from 1.45 […]

Traimasika Metlotsavam at Tirumala Temple

The three day Traimasika metlotsavam will be from January 3 to January 5 and will be observed under the aegis of Dasa sahitya project. According to the project special officer Sri Anandateerthacharyulu said that around 3000 Bhajan troupes will be taking part in the METLOTSAVAM which will be inaugurated by HH Sri satyatma teertha swamiji. […]

Dhanurmasa Adhyayanotsavams in Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam

Dhanurmasa Adhyayanotsavams in Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam are celebrated in December – January. In 2014-2015, the 25-day annual religious fete of ‘Adhyayanotsavams’ will commence from Sunday, December 21 at Sri Venkateswara Swamy temple and will conclude with ‘Tanniramudu’ festival on 14th January 2015. Vedic pundits will recite 4,000 ‘Pasurams’ from ‘Alwar Divya prabandham’ inside the hill […]

Story of Chandika Devi & Andhakasura

Matsya Purana tells the story of Chandika Devi and Andhakasura (the origin of Chandika Devi). The story of Chandika Devi and Andhakasura Vadha goes like this… Originally a darling boy of Devi Parvati, Andhakasura bacame a menace to the Universe. In a playful mood, she closed Shiva’s eyes and the perspiration on the latter’s forehead […]

Tulsi is the Holiest Tree, said by Lord Shiva

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Tulsi is the Holiest Tree, said by Lord Shiva.. this sentence is mentioned in the Padma Purana. Once Kartikeya asked Lord Shiva about the holiest tree, which was capable of giving salvation. Lord Shiva replied The Tulsi plant is supreme among all the vegetations. She is very dear to lord Vishnu and fulfills all the desires […]