Maisamma | Maisamma Thalli

Maisamma is a Hindu folk goddess. She is mainly worshipped as the affectionate mother goddess, in the villages of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, some parts of Karnataka and Maharashtra. She cures diseases like measles, smallpox, chicken pox, and from deadly virus related diseases. Maisamma is also worshipped as Kula Devi by some village people belonged to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Masoba | Guardian Deity Form of Lord Shiva

Masoba is one of the village deities worshiped by the people of Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Masoba is considered to be the God of Ghosts, Demons and Spirits and his temples are generally found near the burial grounds, and he is said to be an incarnation of Lord Ishana, a form of Lord Shiva.It […]

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 […]

Oladevi | Bibima | Goddess who cures Cholera, Pox, Measles

Oladevi is the mother goddess who relieves the diseases like cholera, poxes and measles of her devotees, and considered as the powerful goddess, and she is widely worshipped by the people of Bangladesh and West Bengal, and she is also worshipped as the Kula Devi and Kaval Devi (Guardian deity) by the people. The goddess […]

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 […]

Khetlaji

Khetlaji is a village deity of Rajasthan. The main Temple of Khetlaji is situated in the village Sonana in Pali district of Rajasthan. The temple festival is held every year during May-June in honour of the great Khetlaji. Khetlaji is considered as the divine AMSHA of Lord Kala Bhairava, and he is the protector of […]

Dasha Mata | Goddess Dasha Maa

There is a popular shrine in Ahmadabad, Gujarat for the divine goddess Dasha Mata, and her vehicle is the divine camel. She is worshipped widely by the Gujaratis and she is considered as our affectionate mother goddess. Mata Ushtravahini Devi is also having the camel as her vehicle, and she is also worshipped by the […]

‘Purusha Mirugam’ | Guardian of Lord Shiva

The Purusha Beast is a great Shiva devotee which contains human face and lion body as mentioned in the Hindu epics. Several centuries ago, he was working with Kubera, and protected the Kubera Forest from destruction. After some time, due to the grace of Lord Shiva, he has become a deity and began to live […]

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 […]

Tumburu (Tumbaru, Tumbara) | Celestial Musician & Singer

In Hindu religious history, Tumburu is the best among singers and is a great musician of Gandharvas. He composed music and songs in the courts of Divine gods. BIRTH AND IMPORTANCE Tumburu is described as the son of sage Kashyapa and his wife Pradha. Tumburu often is described as the best among Gandharvas. He sings […]

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 […]

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, […]

Vishwaroopam of Lord Vishnu | Sri Krishna Vishwaroopa Darshanam

Lord Krishna had taken the Vishwaroopa Darshan during the Dwapara Yuga. He had taken the form, in order to show his presence all around the universe, and to give comfort to the people, and to inform them that he would be readily available before them whenever they need his help. Even though god contains great […]

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), […]

Lord Khandoba | Divine Amsha of Shiva

Khandoba is the amsha of Lord Shiva and contains his features, and he is worshipped mostly by the people of Maharashtra. For most of the people in Maharashtra, especially for the villagers, he is considered as the Kula Deva (family deity). He is the warrior god, who is worshipped by the people, in order to […]