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 […]

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 […]

Hindu Demigods

DemiGods are created for a specific purpose such as undertaking certain tasks, and also doing goodness to the humans. Among the demigods, Lord Indra is considered as the chief. He is giving various instructions to the other demigods, and they are doing it properly. He is also controlling the 33 crores of devas, and helps […]

Chamundeshwari Mata (Maa Chamundi)

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Chamundi also called as Chamundeshwari and Kali is our Divine Mother Durga and contains great powers. Since she destroyed the two demons, Chanda and Munda, she was called as Chamundi.And since she destroyed the demon Mahishasura, she is also called as “MAHISHASURAMARDHINI”. Chamundi Mata is also one of the Yoginis, and she is worshipped all […]

Vithoba | Lord Vittala

Pandharpur Vitthala

Lord Vithoba, is a Hindu god mostly worshipped by the people of Maharashtra. He is the incarnation of Lord Krishna. Vithoba is often depicted as a smiling handsome young man by keeping his two arms on his hip, and appears with his consort Mata Rukmini. Pandharpur Vittal Rukmini Mandir is the main temple for Lord […]

Bhadra | Mata Bhadra | Goddess of the Hunt

Goddess Bhadra is considered as the goddess of the hunt. She got married with Lord Kubera and become his queen. Her children are Nalakuvara and Manibhadra. She is also the daughter of Lord Suryadev and Goddess Chaya Mata and the sister of Shani Bhagwan. It is believed that Mata Bhadra had consumed the Blue Halahala […]

Bagalamukhi Mahatmya | Bagalamukhi Mahavidya Upasana

“Bagalamukhi” Devi is one of the mahavidyas, and she clears the confusion in the minds of her devotees and gives great spiritual power. The Devi has 108 names and she is generally known as Pitambari Mata and worshipped by the people in North India, and the goddess complexion is golden colour. Her vehicle is Bagula […]

Chowdeshwari Mata | Chowdeshwari Devi

Sri Chowdeshwari Devi is an incarnation of Mata Parvati. Her other names are Banashankari and Soodambika. She is the Kula Devi of the Devanga sect of people. According to ancient Puranas, Sage Devala,was the chief of the Devanga community. He contains the features of Lord Shiva and was born in the earth in order to […]

Svaha | Swaha | Wife of Agnideva | Goddess of Yagna

“Svaha” is the goddess of giving the benefits to the doers of ritual sacrifices through fire. She only passes the sacred mantras of the gods to the respective divine gods in the heaven. She is the wife of Lord Agni Dev. She is mentioned in Rigveda and also in ancient Hindu texts. For conducting fire […]

Varahi Mahatmya | Varahi Avatarams | Varahi Temples | Varahi Puja

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Varahi Deviis one among the seven mother goddesses in the Hindu religion. With the head of a boar, Varahi is the female aspect of Varaha, an avatar of Lord Vishnu. Varahi is worshipped by the Hindus throughout India and by the Buddhist people in a different name. Her origin was found in ancient vedas and […]

Vaastu Bhagawan | God of Structures in Hinduism

The God of structures, popularly known as – Vaastu Bhagawan, provides safety, protection, peacefulness, happiness and prosperity to devotees, if the Vaastu principles are properly followed by the devotees in their building, and if the Vaastu Bhagawan is worshipped properly. He contains the features of the Trimurtis and the Tridevis and contains great super natural […]

Significance of Kali standing on top of Shiva

Significance of Kali standing on top of Shiva. What is the significance of Goddess Kali standing on Lord Shiva. Why Kali keeps foot on Lord Shiva. Kali is symbolic of enormous transformative energy; energy of destruction. When that stood on the Shiva Tattva, it became Bhadrakali, which means, the energy which only brings benevolent results. The […]

Somaskanda Murti, Lord Shiva with Parvati & Murugan (Skanda / Subramanya)

Somaskandhamurti is one the forms of Lord Shiva, depicted in one of the Puranas relating to the Lord Vishnu. Here the word ‘Soma’ is referred to Lord Shiva and ‘Skandha’ is refrerred to another child God. It has been described in various occasions in the epics that Lord Vishnu had worshipped Lord Shiva, such as […]

Uma Maheshwara, Combined form of Lord Shiva & Parvati

Umamaheshwara Lord Shiva Parvati

Lord Uma Maheshwara is the combined form of Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva. Goddess Parvati is referred as Uma, where as Lord Shiva is referred as Maheshwara. The word Uma means Light and the Goddess of Mountains in Sanskrit. The word Maheshwara means the Lord Shiva himself, or the Lord of higher order. The Bonding […]

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, […]

Ashtalakshmi (Astalaxmi) | Eight aspects of Goddess Lakshmi

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Ashtalakshmi (Astalaxmi) are the eight forms or aspects of Goddess Lakshmi. Ashtalakshmi represent the eight sources of wealth. In some scriptures and stotras, list of Lakshmi aspects is included 12 Lakshmi Goddesses. Ashtalakshmi Puja or worship of Ashtalakshmi is considered as highly meritorious vratam for Hindu women. Adi Lakshmi – Adi Lakshmi is the first form of […]

Annapurna Mata | Goddess Annapoorna Devi

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Goddess Annapurna Devi is one of the supreme manifestations of Goddess Parvati. Annapoorna Devi is the presiding deity of Kasi (Varanasi) Annapurna Mandir. Annapurna Mata is also worshipped during Durga Navaratri puja. Who is Goddess Annapurna Devi – Significance of Annapoorna Mata Incarnation? Goddess Annapurna is one of the aspects of Goddess Parvati. To prove […]

Shashti Devi | Protector of Children

Shashti is a Hindu goddess, and considered as the protector of children. She is also worshipped by the people as “SANTHANA LAKSHMI”. And in Chennai, Besant Nagar, Ashta Lakshmi Temple, a separate shrine is dedicated for Santhana Lakshmi. By worshipping her and doing abhishekham and archanai to her, we will get the blessings of Goddess […]

Akash Raj (Dyaus Pitr) | Sky God, Father Heaven

Sky God called as DyausPitr in Sanskrit is the Vedic deity of Hinduism. He is considered as one among the eight vasus, the divine attendants of Lord Indra. He is also called as “AKASH RAJ”. His vehicle is cow. He is the god of heaven and the god of sky. He controls the clouds in […]

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. […]