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 […]

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 […]

Nritya Ganapati: The Dancing Ganesha

Nritya Ganapati

Nritya Ganapati is the fifteenth 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 the Lord appears in golden hue complexion in dancing posture on […]

Mohini Avatar: Lord Vishnu’s Female incarnation

Mohini is an affiliation or avatar of Vishnu. The weapon in Her hands are known as Mohini-astra that is used for seduction and Sudarshana Chakra. Her consort is Lord Shiva. According to the Hindu religious scholars and pundits, among avatar of the Hindu god Lord Vishnu, Mohini is the only female avatar of 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 […]

Dattatreya Avatara (3rd Dattavatara)

Dattatreya Avatara is the third of Lord Dattatreya’s 16 incarnations. Bhagwan Shri Hari appeared before Atri as a boy on the Kartik Vadya Dwitiya, Mrugashirsha Nakshatra, Friday at sun-rise on the first muhurta. Dattatreya looked bluish as Indranil in colour. His face was pleasant as the moon, his four hands possessed shankha, chakra, gada and padma. Vibhuti was […]

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 […]

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 […]

Shrikrishna Shyama Kamalanayana Avatara of Dattatreya

Shrikrishna Shyama Kamalanayana Avatara is the last of Dattatreya’s 16 incarnations. Shri Datta’s Shrikrishna Shyama Kamalanayana Avatara was first appeared on Kartik Shuddha Dwadashi, Wednesday, Revati Nakshatra at sunrise. Shri Datta had different Avatars as Yogiraj, Atrivarad etc. and advised his devotees with Gnana, bhakti, vairagya, eight fold yoga sadhana etc. Bhagwan Shri Datta was lying on the bed […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Some facts about Nara-Narayana

According to the Hindu religious scholars and pundits, the name “Nara-Narayana” is derive from the Sanskrit terms and it can be broken into Nara and Narayana. As per the meaning of the language, Nara largely means human and on the other hand Narayana refers to the deity of the same name. According to the Monier-Williams […]

Who is Shani Bhagawan

lord shani

The popular mantra of Lord Shani Dev is Om Sham Shanaishcharaye Namah. The Lord’s consort is Nīladēvī. The mount used by him is Raven, Vulture and Crow.  Shani is one of the Jyotiṣa or Navagraha. In Hindu astrology, the nine primary celestial beings is this particular Lord. In the planet Saturn, Shani is embodied. He […]

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 […]

Origin of Gods – How Gods are originated?

33 crore gods in Hinduism

What is the Origin of Gods and How Gods are originated? Puranas mentioned many legends about the origin of Gods. Here is a legend / story from the Padma Purana… The story goes like this… Bhisma requested Sage Pulastya to explain how different entities like the deities came into being. Pulastya replied – Having failed […]

Goddess Dakshayani’s self immolation in Daksha Yagna

Daksha Prajapati, the father of Dakshayani Sati lost all his knowledge which he acquired through his penance and the worship of Supreme Goddess who incarnated as his daughter, Daksha started disrespecting and was hating Lord Shiva and the Goddess. Maharishi Dadhichi then came to Daksha one day and asked him to accept Lord Shiva as […]

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. In 2018, Mahagauri Puja date is October 17. During Vasant Navratri Maha Gauri Puja date is March 25. Apperance or iconography of Mahagauri Navdurga: Mahagauri is extremely fair in her body complexion. Hence she is […]