Swetharka Mula Ganapathi, Ganesh idol with Calotropis Roots

Swetharka Moola Ganesha idol

Swetharka Mula Ganapathi is the Ganesh idol made on the Calotropis Roots or the self originated Ganesh deity from the Calotropis roots. In fact we are unaware of the name of Swetarkamoola Ganapathy.  Ganesha has many forms and such forms are not visible in any other God. Ganapathy has 64 forms of which 32 forms […]

Ayyanar | Lord Aiyanar | Sastha | Saththan – Guardian Deity

Ayyanar, Aiyanar, Sastha or Saththan is a Hindu deity worshipped widely in South India and Sri Lanka. His worship is prevalent among Tamils, Malayalis and Sinhalese. Early history suggests that Ayyanar have also been worshipped in South east Asian countries in the past. He is mainly worshiped as one of the guardian deities of Tamil […]

Goddess Vinayaki, Ganeshani – the Feminine form of Lord Ganesh

Goddess Vinayaki or Ganeshani, (Gajanani, Ganeshari or Vigneshwari), is the feminine form of Lord Ganesha. Goddess Vinayaki is the idol worshipped in Tamil Nadu. Goddess Vinayaki or Ganeshani is considered as a form of Shakti rather a Yogini Devata. Appearance of Goddess Vinayaki: While the Ganapati appears with elephant head and human body, Vinayaki appears […]

Yoga Dakshinamurthi

Yoga Dakshinamurthy

Yoga dakshinamurthi is the form of Lord Shiva. Dakshinamurthi means ‘one who is facing south’  and Yoga is the art of being healthy in both physical and spiritual norms. It is believed that this form is the personification of Lord Shiva, where he represents knowledge, understanding and ultimate awareness. He is worshipped as the Lord […]

Lakshmi Ganapati | The fortunate Ganesha

Lakshmi Ganapati

Lakshmi Ganapati is the twelfth form of the 32 forms of Lord Ganapati. Lord Ganesha is one of the most popular Hindu God worshipped in India and is believed to be the remover of all obstacles in the lives of his devotees. In this form Lord Ganesha sits flanked by his consorts Siddhi and Buddhi […]

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 […]

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 […]

Goddess Akhilandeshwari

Goddess Akilandeshwari, Goddess Akilandeshwari Devi. Significance of Goddess Akilandeshwari Mata, Akhilandeshwari Mata and the importance. Maa Akhilandeshwari. Goddess Akhilandeshwari is one among them and is one of the forms of the Hindu goddess parvati. Goddess Parvati has other forms too such as meenakshi, kamakshi, and vishalakshmi. The name of this deity Akhilandeshwari is quite different and popular […]

Pradyumna, Son of Lord Krishna

Pradyumna, Son of Lord Krishna.. Role of Pradyumna in Mahabharata, Kurukshetra war.. Pradyumna was born to Rukmini and Krishna and the son looked exactly like Krishna. When he was hardly ten days old, Demon Sambara kidnapped the child not knowing that he was the son of Krishna threw him in the Sea as a huge […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Origin of Mohini Avataram, Story of Mohini incarnation’s birth

Origin of Mohini Avataram: Story of Mohini incarnation’s birth. Why Mohini Avatara of Lord Vishnu was originated? What is the story of Mohini Avataram? According to the Hindu religious scholars and pundits, the only female avatar of Lord Vishnu is named as Mohini. This name is derived from the verb root known as moha which […]

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 […]

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 […]