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 […]

Rudra | Aspect of Lord Shiva

Lord Shiva Trishula

Rudra is an aspect of Lord Shiva, and his name was mentioned in Rigveda for several times.He is also associated with the wind god Vayu, and he is praised as the king of the Lords, and he destroys the entire universe through his supreme powers during the time of deluge. Sri Rudram is a popular […]

Mother Goddesses – Parvati, Lakshmi & Saraswati (Tridevi, Trishakti, Trimata)

Mother goddesses like Parvati, Lakshmi and Saraswati have gained much popularity among the Hindus, since ancient times. People consider them similar to their own mother, and paid great respects to them. Among the Tridevis, Ma Parvati had gained more popularity than others, and lot of temples are also dedicated to her. She is called by […]

Lord Yajna | Yajneshwara | Bhagvan Yajna

Lord Vishnumurti

Lord Yajna is the god of Yagnas, and he is also known as Yajneshwara, and he is an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, as mentioned in the Bhagavata Purana. He has incarnated as Lord Indra during the previous yugas, and his parents were Rushi and Aguthi. Ruci was one of the mind born sons of Lord […]

Matrikas | Saptamatrikas, Ashtamatrikas

Matrikas are the mother goddesses who are always found together in the temples. Matrikas are the various forms of Ma Shakti Devi, and they are emerged from various deities and they are the consorts of Lord Indra, Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva. The Matrikas are usually worshipped in seven forms, but in some […]

Bholenath | Shiva as Lord of Simplicity and Simple People

Bholenath is a form of Lord Shiva, and in this form he appears in a calm manner with a simple look, and he contains a smiling face, and he is easily approachable by anyone. He gives his blessings to his devotees just by simply reciting his name. He would be very much pleased if we […]

Vedavati | Spirit of Sita Mata, Goddess Lakshmi’s incarnation

As per ancient legend, Vedavati is an incarnation of Ma Bhudevi, and after her death, she has taken birth as Sita Devi, the pious and chaste consort of Lord Rama, and she is a worshipful mother goddess. Vedavati is the daughter of sage Kushadhvaja, and the granddaughter of Brihaspati, the holy Deva Guru. Since her […]

Kiratamurti, Lord Shiva as Hunter (Shiva Presented Pashupathastra to Arjuna)

Kiratamurti is the form of Lord Shiva where he appears as the hunter in the epic of Mahabharata. The cause behind this form of Kiratamurthi is to present Arjuna the most powerful weapon called Pashupatastra. Lord Shiva grants this weapon to Arjuna, because of the fact that Arjuna needs to accumulate the strength of divine […]

Mahadevi | The Supreme Goddess

Mahadevi means “The Great Goddess”, or the Supreme Goddess,and Mahadevi is a form of Ma Shakti Devi, and her famous temple is situated in Kerala, which is popularly known as Mamanikkunnu Sri Mahadevi Temple. In this aspect, she is considered as a goddess who contains more powers than that of the Trimurtis like Shiva, Vishnu […]

Upulvan | Guardian Deity in Sri Lanka

Lord Upulvan is worshipped as a guardian deity in Sri Lanka, and he is also considered to be the protector of Sri Lanka from evil forces, and also he guards the holy texts of Buddhism. Upalvan contains blue coloured body, and he appears similar to Lord Buddha. He is considered as an incarnation of Lord […]

Brahma is our Mother | Brahmadeva is our Maa

Lord Brahma is the creator god, and he is the father and mother of all the living beings in the world. He has created even the demigods like Yama, Varuna and Vayu, and he is doing his creation work for several millions of years. He is putting the fate on our heads, and he is […]

Madhusudana | Lord Vishnu as destroyer of demon Madhu

Madhusudana is one of the names of Lord Vishnu, and the name is mentioned in the Vishnu sahasranama, a famous stotra of Lord Vishnu, which contains his 1000 names. Lord Vishnu is called as Madusudana since he destroyed the powerful demon Madhu. Once two powerful demons named as Madhu and Kaitabha were born from the […]

Jumadi | Mata Dhumavathi worshipped by Buta Kola cult in Tulunadu, Karnataka

Jumadi,is a form of Ma Dhumavathi, and she is worshipped by certain sects of people in the coastal districts of Karnataka. Jumadi is an aspect of Ma Shakti Devi,and she made her abode in the Tulunadu region in order to bless the people belonging to that region. Ancient kings were worshipped her with great bhakti, […]

Kankalamurthi (Gangalamurti): Lord Shiva wearing Skulls, Bones

Shiva Jalabhishekam

Gangalamurti (Kankalamurthi), is the form of Lord Shiva. As the Lord Shiva is known as the destroyer, his immense power to destroy the unrest and evil forces in the human race is highlighted in this form Lord Shiva. He is not only known as the destructor of the evil forces in the human race, but […]

Jaya, Vijaya | Gatekeepers of Vaikunta

As per ancient puranas, Jaya and Vijaya are the two divine gatekeepers of Vaikunta, the divine abode of Lord Vishnu. Due to the curse, they were born in the earth as enemies of Lord Vishnu, and killed by their master Vishnu, and finally reached their place and serving the Lord again in the Vaikunta as […]

Kamadahana Murthy | Lord Shiva who burnt Kamadeva into Ashes

Once, Ma Shakti Devi was born as Dakshayini, to Lord Daksha. She got married with Lord Shiva and their marriage was not accepted by Daksha, due to the peculiar characteristics of Lord Shiva, like wandering in the burial grounds, living in the company of ghosts etc. Once Lord Daksha conducted a Yagna, and excluding his […]

Kala Samhara Murthy | Lord Shiva as Destroyer of Kala (Yama Dharmaraja)

Kala Samhara Murthi, is a form of Lord Shiva. Since Lord Shiva had killed Yama, he is known as Kala Samhara Murthi. Lord Yama is the death god, and once when the life of Markandeya had ended, he sent his divine attendants to take away his life. But they could not do that, since the […]

Ekapada Murthy | Ekapada Shiva | One Footed Aspect of Lord Shiva

Ekapada Murthy is one of the forms of Lord Shiva. In this form, Lord Shiva would be having only one leg which denotes that Shiva is holding the entire universe, through his single leg.The idol of this form of Lord Shiva is found in some temples of Odisha, and also in some ancient Shiva temples […]

Tripurantaka | Shiva as Destroyer of three Magical Cities

Lord Shiva is also known as Tripurantaka since he destroyed the three magical cities of the demons. The three demon princes named Taarakaaksha, Kamalaaksha and Vidyunmaali, performed severe penance on Lord Brahma and due to that, Lord Brahma had gifted three magical cities which would float in the sky. Lord Brahma had also granted boon […]