Veerabhadra Katha | Story of Veerabhadra Swamy

Veerabhadra is an avatar of Lord Shiva. He was created by Lord Shiva in order to teach a lesson for Lord Daksha, who had insulted Lord Shiva and avoided him to invite for the Yagna conducted by him. Sati was the daughter of Daksha. At her younger age, due to the holiness of Lord Shiva, […]

Ma Gundodari | Divine Attendant of Goddess Shakti

As per our ancient Puranas, Ma Gundodari is considered as the holy divine attendant of Ma Shakti Devi. She has been named like that, due to her fat body. We could have seen the images of Ma Gundodari in some temple Gopurams of Ma Shakti Devi, who would be eagerly blowing a form of Shanku […]

Murugan | Kartikeya | Subrahmanya | Skanda | Kumaraswamy

Lord Murugan Subramanya

Lord Muruga, also known as Skanda, Kadamba, Kathirvela, Senthilandava and Karthikeya, and also by various names, is the second son of Lord Shiva and Parvathi. He was born from the third eye spark of Lord Shiva. He was a great warrior in the battle field. He fought with several asuras and defeated them. He was […]

Goddess Lakshmi birth story (Lakshmi Janma Vrittantha)

Goddess Lakshmi birth story - Lakshmi Janma Vrittantha

What is Goddess Lakshmi birth story (Lakshmi Janma Vrittantha)? Here is the story behind the birth of Goddess Lakshmi (Mahalakshmi) as mentioned in the Padma Purana.. The story goes like this.. When Bhisma expressed his desire to know about the manifestation of goddess Lakshmi.. Pulastya replied – Once, after being defeated by the demons, the […]

16 Incarnations of Lord Dattatreya | Shodasha Datta Avataras

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Shodasha Datta Avatara are 16 incarnations of Lord Dattatreya which are believed as the manifestations of Sri Datta before Kaliyuga. As Dattatreya swamy is the eternal wanderer of earth, his divine appearance in front of Maharshis and his beloved devotees are known as his Shodasa avataras. ‘Datta Puranam’, a scripture written by Sri Vasudevananda saraswati […]

Aranya Devi | Maa Vana Devata | Maa Vana Bhagavathy

Ma Aranyani Devi is the forest goddess.She is also called as Vana Devata, and Vana Bhagavathy, and she is considered to be the guardian of the animals living in the forest. She also protects the forest from thieves and from natural calamities like storm, earth quake and floods. Goddess Aranyani, is a form of Ma […]

Bahuchara Mata | Goddess of Fertility, Patroness of the Hijra community

Bahuchara Mata is a Hindu goddess of fertility and considered as the incarnation of Mata Parvati Devi. She is mainly worshipped by the issue-less couples and transgender people of north India. Her main temple is located in Gujarat, India. Bahuchara Mata is shown as a beautiful goddess with four hands. Her vehicle is a rooster. […]

Ashapura Mata

Ashapura Mata is one of the forms of Mata Shakti Devi, and her temple is considered as the main shrine in Gujarat. She is the one who satisfies the necessary needs and wishes of her sincere devotees, and she also removes the diseases and sins of her devotees.She is said to have taken her abode […]

Kamakhya Mahatmya, Significance of Goddess Kamakhya Devi

With more than one crore gods and goddesses, Hinduism is one of the most ancient religions practiced not only in the Hindu dominated country India but across the continents too. Several civilizations have been a witness to the existence of these deities who have been worshipped in various forms over centuries. The goddess has twelve […]

Chinnamastha Mahatmya | Significance of Chinnamasta Mahavidya

Chinnamastha is a Hindu goddess. She is one of the Mahavidyas and a ferocious form of Parvati Devi. Chinnamastha is a goddess of purity and sexual self-control and gives more energy for married people, and bless them to have good children. She also gives immortality after our death. The goddess helps us for self-realization and […]

Jwalini Mata | Consort of Mangala, Planet Mars

Jwalini is the consort of Lord Mangala, the Lord of planet Mars, and the god of Tuesday. He looks red in colour and hence his planet is known as red planet. Lord Mangala contains the features of Lord Muruga, and he is also believed to be an incarnation of Lord Veerabhadra, a noble avatar of […]

Decoration of Deities | Why Decoration of Idols is important in Hindu Dharma?

Decoration of deities is a good task. Similar to decorating ourselves and our children, we must have to decorate the divine deities also, based on our financial status. In most of the Hindu temples, the deities would wear rich costumes, costly necklaces and would be adorned with flowers and flower garlands. Among the gods and […]

Vindhyavasini Maa | Goddess Vindhyavasini Devi

Vindhyavasini is one of the various names of the goddess Durga. She gets the name of Vindhyavasini, since she resides in Vindhyachal. Her temple is located at Vindhyachal, on the banks of river Ganges, in Uttar Pradesh. According to various puranas, it was stated that goddess Durga took the avatar of Vindyavasini in order to […]

Jyeshta Devi | Jyestha Mata | Goddess of Misfortune, Bad Luck

Jyeshta Devi is considered tobe the goddess of bad luck. As per ancient legend, she is the elder sister of Mata Lakshmi Devi, the goddess of wealth. It is believed that Jyeshta Devi dwells with sinners, and she would cause miseries and sorrows in the life of the people. She is also known as Moodevi […]

Siddhidatri, Goddess Siddhidatri Navadurga

Siddhidatri

Siddhidatri is the ninth and the last form of Navadurga Goddesses. She is worshipped on the last day, Mahanavami, of Durga Navratri. In Chaitra Navratri, Siddhidhatri Puja date is April 10. In 2022, Siddhidhatri Puja date in Durga Navaratra festival is October 4. Siddhidatri Mata gives her devotees all types of occult energies, which are […]

Mahagauri | Goddess Maha Gowri Navadurga

Mahagauri

Mahagauri, also spelt as Maha Gowri, is the eighth manifestation or aspect of Navadurga. Maha Gauri is worshipped on Durgashtami or Mahashtami, the eighth day during Durga Navratri. During Chaitra Navratri, 8th day of Navratri 2022 is on 9 April & 3 October in Ashwin Navratri. Mahagauri Maa is always considered as eight year old […]

Jagadhatri (Maa Jagaddhatri)

Jagadhatri is another form of Devi Durga, who is worshipped mostly in West Bengal and Odisha. It is believed that once she controlled the ego of the demigods and told to them that she was the UNIVERSAL GODDESS, and everything was controlled by her, and Goddess took her original divine form as Goddess Jagadhatri sitting […]

Katyayani, Goddess Katyayani Navdurga

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Katyayani is the sixth aspect of Navdurga Goddesses worshipped during Navratri puja. Goddess katyayani is worshipped on the sixth day in Durga Navratri pooja. In Chaitra Navratri, Katyayani Puja date is April 7. In 2022, Katyayani Puja date in Durga Navaratra festival is October 1. The legend of Goddess Katyayani Mata: Katyayani was born as […]

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 […]