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 […]

Chelmsford in England to have Hindu temple soon

A non-profit Chelmsford Hindu Society has been formed to establish a Hindu temple in Chelmsford (East of England). This proposed temple will organize various rituals, puja and cultural programs; besides being a meeting place for the Hindu community. Starting with a temporary location, the Society plans have its own permanent place for the temple in […]

Sharabha or Sharabheshwara Swamy, Avatar of Lord Shiva

Lord Sharabha

Lord Sharabha is an avatar of Lord Shiva, who incarnated in the most powerful form than a lion to pacify Lord Narasimha Swamy. Lord Sharabha appeared like a huge bird with wings and strong beak. Sharabha Jayanthi falls in Vaisakha mass. Sharabha JAyanthi is an auspicious occasion for shaivaites. Legend of Sharabha Avatar of Lord […]

What is Shiva Tattva? How to dissolve in Shiva Tattva?

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What is Shiva Tattva? How to dissolve in Shiva Tattva? What is definition of Shiva Tattva and how to learn or understand Shiva Tattva? You ask what is the Shiva Tattva. I tell you, what is it that is not (encompassed or contained by) the Shiva Tattva? We are all immersed in the Shiva Tattva. […]