Panchamukha Hanuman | Origin of Panchamukha Anjaneya Swamy

Panchamukha Hanuman

Panchamukha Hanuman or Lord Panchamukha Anjaneyaswamy is the Lord Hanuman who appears with five faces. The origin and the legend of Panchamukha Hanuman are given here in this article. The origin of Sri Panchamukha Anjaneya can be traced to a story in the Ramayana. During the Ramayana war (the war between Lord Rama and Ravana), […]

Significance of Panchamukha Hanuman

Panchamukha Hanuman

Significance of Panchamukha Hanuman, Mahatmya of Panchamukha Hanuman is explained here. Panchamukha Hanuman (Lord Panchamukha Anjaneyaswamy) is the Lord Hanuman who appears with five faces. The origin of Sri Panchamukha Anjaneya can be traced to a story in the Ramayana. During the Ramayana war (the war between Lord Rama and Ravana), Ravana sought the help […]

Navavatara of Hanuman | 9 incarnations of Lord Hanuman

Navavatara Hanuman

Navavatara of Hanuman are the 9 incarnations of Lord Hanuman. ‘Avatara’ is a form in which the Lord blesses his devotee. Anjaneya Swamy blessed his devotees in nine various forms. Navavatara of Hanuman begins with Prasanna Anjaneya Swamy and ends with Vanarakara Hanuman. Here is the nine incarnations (forms) of Hanuman  1. Prasanna Anjaneya Swamy […]

Lord Sri Ram, Ideal Management Guru

Lord Sri Ram is known as Maryada Purushottam and the most ideal man on the earth. But, similar to Lord Krishna Lord Sri Ram is also considered as the Management Guru. The ideal characteristics of management in Rama explain the modern management techniques in an elaborated way. The most preferred five management strategies – credit, […]

DakshaYagnaharamurti, Shiva as destroyer of Daksha Yagna

DakshaYagnaharamurti is the form of Lord Shiva, in which he spoils the Yagnya performed by Daksha to insult him and abuse him. This episode is mentioned in one of the epics where Lord Shiva is about to marry Goddess Shakti. In this incident Lord Shiva takes the form of Daksha Yagnaharamurti, rather the form of Veerabhadra, which is […]

Katyayani, Goddess Katyayani Navdurga

katyayani

Katyayani is the sixth aspect of Navdurga Goddesses worshipped during Navratri puja. Goddess katyayani is worshipped on the sixth day in Durga Navratri pooja. Katyayani Navdurga puja 2019 date is October 4 in Ashwin Navratri and on April 11 as part of Vasant Navratri 2019. The legend of Goddess Katyayani Mata: Katyayani was born as […]

Skandamata | Goddess Skandamata Navdurga

Skanda Mata

Skanda mata is the fifth phase of Navdurga, nine Goddesses worshipped during Durga Navaratri. Skandamata is worshipped on the fifth day during Durga pooja. In 2019, Skanda mata puja date is October 3 in Sharad Navratri and April 10 in Vasant Chaitra Navratri. Goddess Skanda mata is the mother of Lord Skanda or Subrahmanya, also […]

Skandamata Navdurga, Dhyana Mantra & Spiritual importance

Skanda Mata

Skandamata is the fifth aspect of Navdurga Goddesses worshipped during Saran Navratri Durga pooja. Skanda mata puja 2019 date is October 3 in Sharad Navratri & April 10 in Chaitra Navratri. Spiritual importance of Skanda mata Navadurga pooja: Skanda mata is the fifth form of among nine tremendous aspects of Durga worshipped during Saran Navratra. […]

Kushmanda Navdurga | Dhyana Mantra & Spiritual importance

Kushmanda

Kushmanda Navdurga is the fourth aspect of Navadurga Goddesses worshipped during Durga Navratri pooja. In 2019, Maa Kushmanda pooja date is October 2 in Sharad Navratri and on April 9 in Vasant Navratri. Spiritual importance of Maa Kushmanda: Kushmanda Devi is worshipped on the fourth day of Navratra pooja. On this day, Yogis or other […]

Chandraghanta | Goddess Chandraganta Navdurga

Chandraghanta

Chandraghanta Mata (Chandraganta) is the third Goddess among the Navadurga, nine aspects of Mother Goddess worshipped during Durga Navaratri. Maa Chandraghanta is worshipped on the third day (Maha Tritiya) during Sharad Navaratra. In 2019, Chandraghanta pooja date is October 1 in Maha Navratri (Shardiya Navratri) and April 8 in Chaitra Vasantha Navaratri. Appearance and Iconography of […]

Chandraghanta Navadurga | Dhyana Mantra & Spiritual importance

Chandraghanta is the third aspect of Navadurga Goddesses worshipped during Navratra Durga pooja. In 2019, Chandraghanta pooja (Maha Tritiya) date is October 1 in Sharad Navratri and April 8 in Vasant Chaitra Navratri. Chandraghanta Devi – Spiritual importance: During Durga Navaratra pooja, Chandraghanta puja has a great importance. On the third day of Maha Navratra, […]

Brahmacharini Navdurga, Apperance & Dhyana Mantra

Brahmacharini Mata is the second among Navadurga Goddess, nine Mother deities worshipped during Durga Navratri. Goddess Brahmacharini is worshipped on second day during Navaratri. Brahmacharini Maa Pooja 2019 date is September 30. In Vasant navratri 2019, Brahmacharini Maa was worshipped on april 7. Appearance and Iconography of Brahmacharini: Brahmacharini mata, the second manifestation of Navdurga […]

Brahmacharini | Goddess Bramhacharini Navdurga

brahmacharini

Brahmacharini is the second Goddess of nine Durgas – Navadurga Goddesses. Brahmacharini is one who performs penance. As per the Hindusim, Veda, Tattva and Tapa are three synonyms for the word Brahma. Bramhacharini mata is worshipped on the second day during Durga Puja in Durga Navratri. In 2019, Brahmacharini Puja date is September 30 in Sharad […]

Shailaputri | Goddess Shailputri Navdurga

shailaputri

Goddess Shailaputri is the first Navadurga Mata among the nine Goddesses worshipped during Durga Navratra festival. Maa Sailaputri is worshipped on the first day or on the Kalash Sthapana or Ghatshtapana day. In Chaitra Navratri, Shailaputri Puja date is April 6. In 2019, Shailaputri puja date in Durga Navaratra festival is September 29. Shailaputri Devi […]

Shailputri Navdurga, Apperance & Dhyana Mantra

shailaputri

Goddess Shailputri is the first among the nine Navadurga Goddesses. Shailputri mata is worshipped on the first day during Durga Navratri Pooja. In 2019, Maa Shailaputri Puja date September 29 in Ashwin Navratri and April 6 in Chaitra Navratri. The Goddess is worshipped on Kalash Sthapana or Ghatsthapana day. Appearance and Iconography of Maa Shailaputri: […]

Origin of Gods – How Gods are originated?

33 crore gods in Hinduism

What is the Origin of Gods and How Gods are originated? Puranas mentioned many legends about the origin of Gods. Here is a legend / story from the Padma Purana… The story goes like this… Bhisma requested Sage Pulastya to explain how different entities like the deities came into being. Pulastya replied – Having failed […]

Chandeshwara Anugrahamurthi, Lord Shiva who saved Chandeshwara

Shiva Jalabhishekam

Chandeshwara Anugrahamurthi is the form of Lord Shiva, where he saves one of his devotees called Chandeshwara. In the epics, it has been often evident that Lord Shiva has saved various devotees who had shown an extraordinary dedication towards him. One of them was Markendeya, who is a child devotee. Lord Shiva had saved the […]

Ashtamurthi Shiva – Eight Murtis of Lord Shiva

Shiva Jalabhishekam

Ashtamurthi Shiva – Eight Murtis of Lord Shiva, what are the eight-fold manifestations of Lord Shiva? In the Linga Purana, Lord Nandikeshvara  elaborates  largely the nature of the Astamurti to Sanatkumara and adds details regarding a typical shaiva tradition. The eight murthi’s are Sarva, Bhava, Pashupati, Ishana, Bhima, Rudra, Mahadeva and Ugra. The details and […]

Lingodbhavamurti, Lord Shiva’s iconic form

Lingodbhavamurti form of Lord Shiva

Lingodbhavamurti is an iconic representation of Lord Shiva. It can be said that this is the basis of Shiva Linga Worship. It is being worshipped as the central deity in all the Shaivite temples. According to the Legend, there exists a story which depicts the origin of Linga. This Story is found in the epics […]

Ravana Anugrahamurthi | Lord Shiva who blessed demon Ravanasura

Lord Shiva

Ravanaanugrahamurthi is none other Lord Shiva himself. This name says that he showered his grace on the demon king Ravana in the epic Ramayana. Ravana is one of the profound devotees of Lord Shiva. It is said that demon Ravana is the foremost devotee to Lord Shiva ever in the history. He is the only […]