Kashyapa Rishi | Sage Kashyap

Kashyapa is an ancient sage of Hinduism. He was one among the Saptarishis. His name is mentioned in various Puranas, Vedas, Upanishads and in ancient texts. He was the son of Sage Marichi. Brahmins belonging to Kashyapa gotra were the descendents of Sage Kashyapa. According to ancient Puranas, Kashyapa marries thirteen daughters of Daksha: 1. […]

Budha Loka | Budha Graha | Planet Mercury

Budhagraha is one among the Navagrahas, and he is the planet Mercury. He is mentioned in various Puranas and in Vedas. Budha is the son of Lord Chandra and Ma Tara. His consort is Ila, and his son is Pururavas, and he resides in the Budha Loka. He is an ardent devotee of Lord Vishnu, […]

Story of Narasimha Avatar – Why Lord Vishnu incarnated as Narasimha Swamy

Lord Narasimha Swamy killing Hiranyakashipu

Narasimha Avatara is the fourth Avatara of Lord Vishnu. The story of Narasimha Avatara is also mentioned in Padma Purana’s Uttara Khanda. Once, goddess Parvati expressed her desire to know about all the incarnations of Lord Vishnu. Continuing with the various incarnations of Lord Vishnu, Lord Mahadeva told Parvati — Sage Kashyapa had two mighty sons from Diti — […]

Bhishma Pitamaha Jayanti 2021

Bhishma Jayanti is the birth anniversary of Bhishma Pitamah, Kuruvruddha Maharaj of Mahabharata. In 2021, Bhishma Pitamaha Jayanti date is February 6. Bhishma Pitamaha Jayanti is observed on Krishna Paksha Navami in Magh Month as per North Indian Hindi calendar. It coincides with Poush Maas Krishna Navami. Bhishma, also known as Devavrata or Bhishma Pitamah, […]

What happens after death, Garuda Purana Quotes

In the Garuda Purana, there is a very frightening description of what happens after death, but you say death is like a beautiful deep sleep. Please throw some light on this. A devotees asked this question during a Satsang of Guruji Sri Sri Ravishankar. Sri Sri giving explanation in his own words… Yes, we will […]

Putra Ganapati Vratam in 2021

Putra Ganapati Vratam is an auspicious vrata to be observed by married couple for children. Putra Ganapati Vrata is a main ritual in Andhra Pradesh & Telangana. Childless couple perform the vrata for children. The deity to worship on the day is as the name suggests, Putra Ganapati, Lord Ganapathi. Also called as Lord Ganesh, […]

Kama Dahanam 2021

Kama Dahanam is an auspicious ritual performed a day prior to Holi festival in South Indian states – Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu. In 2021, Kamadahanam during Holi festival date is March 27. Kamadahanam Time on 27 March 2021 – 6.25 PM onwards.. Kamadahanam is associated with the legend of Kama deva (the […]

What are the Vedas?

What are the Vedas? The Sanskrit verbal root of Veda can be interpreted variously, but the purport is finally one. Veda means knowledge. Any knowledge you accept is Veda, for the teachings of the Vedas are the original knowledge. In the conditioned state, our knowledge is subjected to many deficiencies. The difference between a conditioned […]

Madhva Navami 2021 | MadhvaNavami Puja

Madhva Navami or Madhwa Navami is observed on Magha Shukla Navami, the ninth day in Magha month (January – February). In 2021, Madhva Navami date is February 20. This festival is celebrated as the day on which Madhvacharya entered into Badarikashrama. On this day, it is believed that Madhvacharya started his ‘Prayana (journey) to Badrinath […]

Tila Padma Vrata

Tila Padma Vrata is an auspicious austerity observed in Magha Masam as per Telugu Panchangam. In 2021, Tila Padma Vrata date is February 23, Tuesday. Tila Padma Vratam is performed on Shukla Paksha Ekadashi in Magha Masam (Magh Shukla Ekadashi in Hindi Calendars). Lord Vishnu along with Goddess Lakshmi are worshipped with ‘Tila’ (Til – […]

Puranas are stories of Fiction? How do I find God & Why should I believe?

Are Puranas stories of Fiction? Is God present? All these Puranas look like stories of fiction to me. How do I find God? How do I believe his presence, and why should I believe? To the above question posed by a devotee in his Satsang, Sri Sri Ravishankar Guruji replied in his own words at Art of Living… […]

Ranga Panchami 2021 | Rangapanchami, Shimga in 2021

Holi is also celebrated as Ranga Panchami or Rang Panchami or Shimga in Maharashtra, Konkan regions, some Northern Karnataka districts, and some parts of Madhya Pradesh. In 2021, Ranga Panchami date is April 2. Holi date is March 28|29. Ranga Panchami falls on the fifth day after Holi Purnima or on Falgun Krishna Panchami. Rang […]

Symbolism of Five-Headed Cobra

5-headed snake in Kukke Temple

What is the symbolism of Five-headed cobra in Hinduism? In Hindu scriptures and in religious pictures, we see the reference of Five-headed cobra, what it signifies? Do Five-headed cobra really exists? For this doubt in his Satsang, Sri Sri Ravishankar Guruji of Art of Living, explaining it his own words…. If you look at the […]

Amavasya March 2021 date | Time of Amavasai

Amavasya or No Moon day in March 2021 is Phalguna Amavasya & Magha Amavasya in calendars followed in North Indian calendars & Amavasyant calendars respectively. Amavasya date in March 2021 is March 13, Saturday. Amavasya March 2021 Timings Amavasai on March 12 begins at 3.02 PM and ends at 3.50 PM on 13th March. This […]

Shukravar Vrat Katha in Hindi | शुक्रवार व्रत कथा

शुक्रवार के दिन मां संतोषी का व्रत-पूजन किया जाता है, जिसकी कथा इस प्रकार से है- एक बुढिय़ा थी, उसके सात बेटे थे. 6 कमाने वाले थे जबकि एक निक्कमा था. बुढिय़ा छहो बेटों की रसोई बनाती, भोजन कराती और उनसे जो कुछ झूठन बचती वह सातवें को दे देती. एक दिन वह पत्नी से […]

Sadashiva | Lord Shiva in Absolute Form

Sadashiva is the supreme Lord of Shaivism. Sadashiva is the absolute, and he cannot be destroyed by anyone in this universe. Lord Sadashiva appears in the form of blessing posture, and he looks very handsome and contains a bright and charming face. Sadashiva contains five heads, with ten hands, and he is the supreme form […]

Pothigai Hills | Agasthiyar Mountain | Sacred Mountain in Tamil Nadu

The Pothigai Hills also called as Agasthiyar Mountain, is a famous mountain, and the height of the hill is more than 6000 feet, and this sacred mountain is situated in the border of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. This is the favourite mountain of Rishi Agasthiyar, and he had meditated in this mountain for several thousands […]

Hindu shlokas to open Georgetown Council in Delaware for the 1st time in 230 years

Town Council of Georgetown (Delaware), reportedly for the first time since its establishment in 1791, will start its day with Hindu mantras on January 27, containing verses from world’s oldest extant scripture. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed will deliver the invocation from ancient Sanskrit scriptures remotely before Georgetown Town Council. After Sanskrit delivery, he then […]

Angaraka Loka | Abode of Mangala | Planet Mars, the Red Planet

Angaraka also known as Mangala, and Mars, is the red planet, and he is the god of war, and he is considered as an aspect of Lord Muruga. In one legend, he was mentioned as the son of Lord Varaha and Ma Bhudevi, whereas in another legend, he is believed to have been born from […]

Use Entire energy for Spreading Spiritual Significance of Gods & Goddesses

Daily we are using our energy for useless purposes like talking and quarreling with our family members, singing film songs and interacting with our friends and neighbours. For doing all these sort of things, we are wasting lot of energy. But still we are not stopping the habit, and we are continuously doing the same […]