Maa Bhavani | Amba Bhavani | Tuljabhavani | Durga Bhavani | Jagdamba

Durga Mata

Bhavani also known as Tulaja, Amba and Jagadamba is an incarnation of Mata Parvati. She is also worshipped in North India as Mata Durga. Once she killed the demon Matanga who created lot of problems to the people in the earth and also troubled the gods in the heaven.Due to the worship of the gods […]

Bhairavamurti, Shiva as Lord Bhairava

Bhairavamurti is considered as Lord Shiva in some ethics and considered as the power of Lord Shiva in others. However, the word Bhairava means the Anger form of Lord Shiva or the ultimate power of Lord Shiva. The Bhairavamurthi is considered as the most ferocious Gods in Hinduism, according to the Beliefs of Shaivism. The […]

Forgotten Deities in Hinduism

In Hinduism, we are worshipping large number of gods and goddesses. Apart from the main gods and goddesses, we are worshipping the demigods, and demigoddesses, guardian gods, saints, rishis and their wives etc. In ancient times, people used to worship the Vedic deities such as Pushan, Akash raj, Lord Indra, Varuna, Brahma,Vayu, Surya, Agni, Yama […]

Dakshina Prajapatya | Daughter of Daksha Prajapati

Dakshina Prajapatya, also known as Khyati, was one of the daughters of Lord Daksha, a great Prajapati and the mind born son of Lord Brahma. She was born before several lakhs of years ago, and she had contributed some texts in the Rig Veda (10.107). She lived a very long life, and after her death, […]

Nookambika Devi | Nookalamma Thalli

Mata Nookambika is a famous village deity who is having her popular shrine in Anakapalle at Andhra Pradesh. The main deity of the temple is Mata Nookambika. Sri Appalaraju, a great Shakti devotee built the temple for Mata Nookambika approximately before 450+ years. During Ugadi, thousands of devotees throughout Andhra Pradesh would visit the temple […]

Sindoor and Hanuman

Sindoor is a type of holy mark in Hinduism, similar to sacred ash and sandal paste. It appears in orange and red colour and it would be mostly applied by Hindu married women on their foreheads, and they used to apply this paste, in order to show themselves as married women in front of others.Widows […]

Sukhasana Murti – Lord Shiva as a Yogi

Sukhasanamurti is one of the forms of Lord Shiva, in which he is referred to a Yogi. In this form, Lord Shiva poses a posture, in which he is performing Yoga in a manner he relaxes himself and does the meditation. ‘Sukha’ refers to the pleasing state of mind and body. ‘Asana’ refers to the […]

Pratyangira Devi | Goddess Prathyangira Mata

Pratyangira Devi is one of the most powerful Goddess who is also known as Narasimhika. She is in the form of half human and half lion. It is said that when Pratyangira Devi shakes her Lion’s mane, she throws the stars into disarray. The beeja akshara of this Goddess is the word “Ksham”. In the […]

Lord Narasimha Swamy, Half-lion|Man incarnation of Lord Vishnu

Lord Narasimha Swamy is an important Avatar of Lord Vishnu. This particular avatar is generally placed at the 4th of the 10 primary avatars of Vishnu. The consorts are Lakshmi and Narasimhi. The weapon used by this Lord is Chakra and Mace. It is to be noted that Narasimha is addressed as Nrusimha. The name […]

Haryardhamurti (Sankaranarayana): Lord Shiva who is represented with Vishnu

Haryardhamurti Sankaranarayana Lord Shiva with Vishnu

Haryardhamurti is one of forms in which Lord Shiva is represented along with other deities. In this form, he is represented along with none other than Lord Vishnu. The right side of the body has Lord Shiva and the left side has Lord Vishnu. This form is called as ‘Sankaranarayana’, where Sankara meaning Shiva and […]

Bala Murugan

In most of the pictures of Lord Muruga, his child form would be displayed. The child form of Murugan is called as Bala Murugan, and he has done lot of good activities during his childhood itself, like killing the powerful demons like Surapadman, protected the devas and he had shown his Viswaroopa darshan (true form) […]

Bala Prahalada

Bala Prahalada is the child form of Bhakta Prahalada, and in most of the pictures, he would be portrayed as a child devotee. Bala Prahalada is worshipped in Narasimha temples, and in a few temples, Prahalada is worshipped similar to Lord Narasimha, and from this practice, we can know that both Lord Vishnu and Bala […]

Bhramari Devi | ‘Goddess of Black Bees’ mentioned in Devi Bhagavata Purana

Bhramari is an incarnation of Mata Parvati. Bhramari is known as the Goddess of bees. She is mentioned in the Devi Mahatmya. The Devi Bhagavata Purana mentions her greatness shown to the living beings of the entire universe and describes her supreme powers. Once there lived a powerful demon known as Arunasura. He didn’t like […]

Bala Hanuman | Child Form of Lord Hanuman

Lord Hanuman had born in this earth during the Treta Yuga in order to serve Lord Rama, and to spread the importance of maintaining Bhakti on the almighty amongst the people. Though he contains the features of Lord Shiva, he is featured as a great Vaishnavite, and he is also considered as one of the […]

Significance of Navagrahas | Nine Celestial bodies of Universe

Navagrahas are the nine celestial demigods of the universe. Human life is based on the functioning of the Navagrahas, and it is based on the planetary positions of our horoscope, also known as birth chart. If the planetary positions are favorable as per our horoscope, our life would become easier, or if it is unfavorable, […]

Siddhidatri, Goddess Siddhidatri Navadurga

Siddhidatri

Siddhidatri is the ninth and the last form of Navadurga Goddesses. She is worshipped on the last day, Mahanavami, of Durga Navratri. In Chaitra Navratri, Siddhidhatri Puja date is April 21. In 2021, Siddhidhatri Puja date in Durga Navaratra festival is October 15. Siddhidatri Mata gives her devotees all types of occult energies, which are […]

Mahagauri | Goddess Maha Gowri Navadurga

Mahagauri

Mahagauri, also spelt as Maha Gowri, is the eighth manifestation or aspect of Navadurga. Maha Gauri is worshipped on Durgashtami or Mahashtami, the eighth day during Durga Navratri. During Chaitra Navratri, 8th day of Navratri 2021 is on 20 April & 14 October in Ashwin Navratri. Mahagauri Maa is always considered as eight year old […]

Mahagauri Navdurga, Appearance & Dhyana Mantram

Mahagauri is the eighth form of Navadurga. She is worshipped on the eighth day or Durga Ashtami day during Navaratri. During Chaitra Navratri, 8th day of Navratri 2021 is on 20 April & 14 October in Ashwin Navratri. Apperance or iconography of Mahagauri Navdurga: Mahagauri is extremely fair in her body complexion. Hence she is […]

Kalaratri | Goddess Kaalratri Navadurga

kalaratri

Kalaratri, also called as Kaalratri Navadurga, is the seventh aspect of Navdurga. Goddess Kalaratri is the Shakti worshipped on seventh day during Durga Navaratri. In 2021, Kalaratri pooja date (Durga Saptami / Maha Saptami) is October 13. Mother Kaldatri destroys the demons, devils, daanava, daitya, asura and all other wicked. All bhoota, pretha, pisacha will […]

Story: Origin of Katyayani Mata

The story of the origin of the Avatar or Incarnation of Devi Shree Katyayani. Goddess Katyayani Mata is one of the manifestations of Goddess Parvathi Devi. Noting from prevalent records (Shri Durga Sapthashathi) our ancestors narrate the details of Avatar of Shree Katyayani thus:- The demon King Mahishasura after intense penance (Tapas) of years received […]