Story of King Pradyumna, Ila Devi

King Pradyumna / Ila Devi: Vaivaswata Manu’s son Vishshta performed a Yagna to secure a son under the supervision of Sage Mitra Varuna but due to a mistake of the ‘Hota’of the Yagna, a daughter was conceived to the Queen instead of a son. But the Mantrik powers of the Sage, the daughter was converted […]

Story of Ganesha and Agastya Maharshi

Lord Ganapathi

What is the story of Ganesha and Agastya Maharshi? The story about Lord Ganesha and Agasthya Muni revolves around the Kaveri River (Cauvery)… Here is the full story of Ganesha and Agasthya Muni…. To celebrate the auspicious wedding of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati all the gods and goddess gathered at Mount Kailas, the Himalayas. […]

Ubhaya Saptami

Ubhaya Saptami is a vrat dedicated to Lord Surya (Bhagawan Surya Deva). It is observed on both Saptami tithis of Shukla Paksha and Krishna paksha of each month in a year. In some places, it is observed only in Paush Month. In Magh Month, Surya Bhagawan is worshipped with the name of ‘Varundev’. In Phalgun […]

Trilochan Ashtami 2015 (Trilochana Ashtami Vrat)

Trilochan Ashtami (Trilochana Ashtami, Trilochanashtami) is an auspicious day dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. In 2015, Trilochan Ashtami date is May 26. It is also observed as Kamya Trilochan Puja in Bengal. Trilochanashtami is observed on Jyeshta Shukla Ashtami, eighth day in bright half of Jyeshta month. Shivling Puja, Shiva Parvati Puja, or […]

Religious Significance of Yamuna River

What is the religious significance of Yamuna River? Why Yamuna River is considered an important river as per Hindu Dharma? Yami, the goddess of the river Yamuna, is the sister of Yama, god of death, and the daughter of Surya, the Sun god, and his wife Saranyu. Yamuna, referred to respectfully as Yamunaji, holds a […]

Story: Kartikeya’s birth, Origin of Lord Skanda

Story of Kartikeya's birth

The story of the birth of Kartikeya is explained here. Lord Kartikeya is also known as Skanda, Shanmukha, Subramanya Swamy, Dandayudhapani, Lord Murugan, etc… The story of the birth of Kartikeya is mentioned in the Shiva Purana…. The story goes like this… As Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati moved on from Himavanth’s Palace to Kailash […]

Mohini Puja, Worshipping the Female Avatar of Lord Vishnu

Throughout Indian culture, Mohini- the only female avatar of Lord Vishnu is worshipped.  This particular Lord is primarily worshipped in Western India by the Hindu devotees and pilgrims. There are shrines that are dedicated to Mohini in various parts of western India and rest of India. The local legends treat this particular Lord as a […]

Story of Sage Vishwamitra and Lord Indra

Many years ago, there was a terrible drought. There was no food to be had. The sage Vishvamitra had come to the banks of the river Goutami Ganga with his disciples. Vishvamitra’s wife, children and disciples were all hungry. The sage therefore sent his disciples out to look for food. They searched everywhere, but could […]

Antarvedi Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple, Andhra Pradesh

Antarvedi Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh

Antarvedi Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple is one of the famous historical temples in Andhra Pradesh. It is located near the coast of Bay of Bengal and on the banks of Vasistha River in East Godavari district. The temple is mentioned in many Puranas, ithihaas, and other religious scriptures. In Treta Yuga, after killing Ravana, Lord […]

Story of Nahusha (Chandra Vamsha King)

Story of Nahusha, legend of King Nahusha. King Nahusha is also associated with Ashoka Sundari, daughter of Lord Shiva and Parvati, and the sister of Lord Ganesha. Nahusha who was also in the lineage of Pururava had the distinction of peforming ninety nine Ashwamedha Yagnas and was nearly qualified to become Indra who should have […]

Significance of Puruhutika Temple, Pithapuram Shakti Peetham

Pithapuram Puruhutika

Puruhutika Devi temple is located in Pithapuram village in the district of East Godavari in Andhra Pradesh in South India. It is situated in the outskirts of Kakinada city. Locally, the goddess is known as Pithapuram Puruhutika, Puruhuta, Puruhutamba, Puruhutika or Puruhuthika. It is regarded as one of the 18 Shakti peethas. According to the […]

Ainavilli Vinayaka Temple, East Godavari (AP)

Ainavilli Vighneswara Temple

Ainavilli Vinayaka Temple is one of the famous Ganesha Temples in Andhra Pradesh and South India. Ainavilli Vighneshwara Swamy Temple is located at Ainavilli village in East Godavari district. Ainavilli Temple Located at… Ainavilli is located at a distance of 72 Km from Kakinada (Via Yanam, Amalapuram and Mukteswaram), 55 Km from Rajahmundry (Via Ravulapalem, […]

Divasi Amavasy 2015, Divasi Gauri Puja on Ashada Amavasya in Karnataka

Divasi Amavasya is observed on Amavasya in Ashada masa in some places of Karnataka. Divasi Gauri Puja is the main ritual to observe on this No Moon day. In 2015, Divasi Amavasya date is August 14. Diwasi Amavasy begins in the evening on August 13 and ends in the midnight on 14 August. Divasi Gowri Puja is […]

Jamai Sashthi, 24 May 2015

24 May 2015 is Jamai Sashthi in Bengal. Jamai Sashthi is a festival dedicated to son-in-laws. Son-in-laws are welcomed to their mother-in-law’s house and offered special recipes, new clothes and other home appliances. Jamai Sasthi is one of the most awaited festival among Bengalis. Lavish arrangements are made and the occasion is celebrated with great pomp. A […]

Gauri Vrat 2015, Gouri Vrat in Gujarati Ashad Maas

Gauri Vrat or Gouri Puja, Molakat Vrat, an auspicious austerity dedicated to Goddess Gowri, is observed for 5 days in Ashad Maas as per Gujarati calendar. In 2015, Gauri Vrat begins on July 27 and ends on July 31. It is mainly observed in Gujarat and Gujarati influenced regions of Maharashtra. Gouri Vrat starts on Devsayani […]

Jayaparvati Vrat 2015, Jaya Parvati Vrat dates in Gujarati Ashad Maas

Jaya Parvati Vrat

Jayaparvati Vrat is observed in Ashada Maas by married women in Gujarat and some Western India parts. In 2015, Jaya Parvati Vrat starts on July 29 and ends on August 3rd with Jayaparvati vrat Jagran. Jagran ends at early morning on August 3rd. Jayaparvati Vrat Jagran date is August 2nd. Young girls also perform Jayaparvati vrat to […]