Child Deities in Hinduism

Child deities would be easily attached into the hearts of the people, since their looks and styles would please our souls. In some pictures of Lord Shiva, we can see his child form. Lord Shiva is worshipped as Bala Brahmeswara Swamy in Alampur, Telangana, and he appears in child form, and lot of devotees would […]

Kushmanda Navdurga | Dhyana Mantra & Spiritual importance

Kushmanda

Kushmanda Navdurga is the fourth aspect of Navadurga Goddesses worshipped during Durga Navratri pooja. In Chaitra Navratri, Kushmanda Puja date is March 28. In 2020, Kushmanda Puja date in Durga Navaratra festival is October 20. Spiritual importance of Maa Kushmanda: Kushmanda Devi is worshipped on the fourth day of Navratra pooja. On this day, Yogis […]

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 2020 date is October 18. In Vasant navratri 2020, Brahmacharini Maa is worshipped on March 26. Appearance and Iconography of Brahmacharini: Brahmacharini mata, the second manifestation of Navdurga […]

Shailaputri | Goddess Shailputri Navdurga

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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 March 25. In 2020, Shailaputri puja date in Durga Navaratra festival is October 17. Shailaputri Devi […]

Vasuki | Serpent God, brother of Mata Manasa Devi

Vasuki is considered as the king of serpent as per Hinduism and Buddhism texts. He contains the divine gem on his head, and the divine gem gives more attractiveness to his body. Vasuki is the brother of Mata Manasa Devi, a famous snake goddess, mostly worshipped by the North Indian people, and in Tamil Nadu, […]

Dhata | Story of Dhata

According to ancient Hindu texts, Dhata is one of the Adityas. He is the son of Aditi and Kashyapa. He is the god of health, wealth and the giver of peacefulness to us. He can be worshipped by chanting his name “OM SRI DHATA DEVAYA NAMAHA”, and can be worshipped along with Mata Lakshmi Devi, […]

Godavari Mata | River Godavari

According to Shiva Purana, sage Gautama, who is the son of Lord Brahma, had performed severe meditation for Lord Varuna on the Mountain Brahmagiri since there was severe drought in that area. Lord Varuna, the great ocean god, and the reliever of sins of the people, had appeared before Gautama and asked him to pray […]

Miracle of Lord Narasimha | Story of Kumudha, Iyengar girl from Tamil Nadu

Kumudha (18th century) was a noble girl and she was born in an Iyengar family at Arakonam, Tamil Nadu. She and her family were ardent devotees of Lord Narasimha. She used to visit the Narasimha Temple at Sholingur during Saturdays along with her family, and occasionally she alone would visit the temple. Kumudha had finished […]

Maandi & Kuligan | Sons of Shani Bhagawan

Maandi and Kuligan are the sons of Lord Shani Bhagavan. Their idols are found along with Lord Shani and his two consorts in Ramanathaswami Temple at Thirunaraiyur, Tamil Nadu. Maandi and Kuligan were born from the powers of Lord Shani Dev, and they are associated mainly with south Indian astrology, especially in Kerala. It is […]

Miracle of Shani Bhagawan

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Vinayak Reddy was a great devotee of Lord Saneeswara and he was born in the year 1945 in Cuddapah at Andhra Pradesh. He belonged to a wealthy Reddy family, and his father was doing garment trading business at his own store. Vinayak was a good person and after finishing his studies, he joined along with […]

Dashamahavidya Jayanti 2020-2021

Dasamahavidya

Dasamahavidya Jayanti are the Jayanti days of Dasamahavidya Goddesses – Mahatara, Matangi, Bagalamukhi, Chinnamastika, Dhumavati, Mahakali, Bhuvaneshwari, Kamala, Tripurabhairavi & Lalita. Mahakali: Goddess Mahakali is the most superior of the ten aspects of Mahavidya. She blesses the Sadhak with everything he needs to lead a pleasant life in this world. Read more about Goddess Mahakali. […]

Kamadeva (Manmatha) | God of Human Love, Desire

Kamadeva is also called as Manmatha, is the god of loveand appears with his consort Rati Devi, who was the daughter of Lord Daksha Bhagawan. Kamadeva was created by Lord Brahma in order to introduce love among the people, and also for the creation of people.He and his consort reside in the Indra Loka, also […]

Gangavisarjana murti, Lord Shiva who descended Ganga River from his hair

Ganggavisarjanamurti is the Lord Shiva himself, known for releasing Goddess River Ganga from his matted hairs. He is also known as Gangadhara Murthi for bearing Ganga on his head. The Sanskrit word ‘Visarjana’ means to release. Lord Shiva is known for his unique nature, for being only the God who bears Ganga in two ways. […]

Chandrasekhara (Chandramouleshwara Swamy): Lord Shiva wearing Moon on his head

Lord Shiva as Chandrashekhara

Chandrasekhara is one of the forms of Lord Shiva, in which he is referred to the one wearing moon on his head front. It is being referred in many Slokas, Puranas and Pujas related to Lord Shiva. The term ‘Chandra’ is referred to Moon and ‘Sekhara’ is referred to Lord Shiva. While there are many […]

Shachi Devi | Consort of Lord Indra

Shachi Devi also called as Indrani is the consort of the heaven king Lord Indra, and is the goddess of beauty. She is the daughter of the Demon Puloman. She is one among the seven mother goddesses. Shachi Devi is described as a beautiful worshipful goddess and contains pleasing manners. She is the mother of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Vignesha Anugrahamurthi, Lord Shiva who saved Ganesha & named him Ganapathi

Vignesha Anugrahamurthi - Shiva with Ganesha

Vigneshaanugrahamurthi is the form of Lord Shiva. He was entitled this name when he saved his own son and named him as Ganapati, by making him the leader of all the Ganas. According to the legend, in Kailash, when Goddess Parvati prepared a toy from the material used for bathing, and imparted life to it, […]

Sadanrityamurti, Lord Shiva as the Master of Dance

Lord Shiva is also called as Sadanrityamurti, as he is the master of Dance and will be in the form of Dancing divine. ‘Nritya’ meaning Dance and ‘Sada’ meaning always, Lord Shiva is also known as origin of the Dances. He is also called as ‘Nataraja’, where ‘Natya’ means Dance. In the epics, it is […]