Navavatara of Hanuman | 9 incarnations of Lord Hanuman

Navavatara Hanuman

Navavatara of Hanuman are the 9 incarnations of Lord Hanuman. ‘Avatara’ is a form in which the Lord blesses his devotee. Anjaneya Swamy blessed his devotees in nine various forms. Navavatara of Hanuman begins with Prasanna Anjaneya Swamy and ends with Vanarakara Hanuman. Here is the nine incarnations (forms) of Hanuman  1. Prasanna Anjaneya Swamy […]

Asitanga Bhairava Mantra

Asitanga Bhairava is the first of Ashtabhairava Murthi, eight manifestations of Lord Bhairava. Asitanga Bhairava: He appears in golden hue, carries four weapons namely trishula, damaru, pasha and khadga (sword) and rides on a Swan. Sri Asithaanga Bhairava appears with His consort Brahmi and Vahana – Swan (nnam) and in the direction towards the East. The […]

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 […]

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 […]

Nara-Narayana | Lord Vishnu’s Avatar

Nara Narayana is an Avatar of Lord Vishnu. The Lord’s abode is Badrinath. It is to be noted that Nara-Narayana is a Hindu deity pair. The preserver-Lord Vishnu on earths, the twin-brother incarnation is Nara-Narayana. The Swaminarayan Temple located in Ahmedabad has the primary deity the twin form of NarNarayan Dev. The Lord Vishnu is […]

21 Avataras of Lord Vishnu

lord-vishnu's 24 avataras

In the Bhagavata Purana, innumerable avatars of Vishnu are mentioned. Among them forty avatars are specific. In the first book, listed numerically are the Twenty-two avatars of Vishnu. They are as follows: Four Kumaras are the four Sons of god Brahma. Varaha is the Lord who battled with Hiranyaksa and lifted the earth out of […]

108 Forms of Lord Shiva | Maheshvara Murtis

Here is the list of 108 Forms of Lord Shiva (Maheshvara Murthis). As per Shaiva Siddhantha, there are 108 forms of Lord Shiva which are called Maheshwara Murthis. This list of 108 forms includes the anthropomorphic forms (iconic forms) and not the avataras (incarnations). These Maheshvara Murtis are secondary forms to the primary ones like Shivalingam. […]

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 […]

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. Katyayani Navdurga puja 2018 date is October 15 in Ashwin Navratri and on March 23 as part of Vasant Navratri 2018. 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 […]

Skandamata | Goddess Skandamata Navdurga

Skanda Mata

Skanda mata is the fifth phase of Navdurga, nine Goddesses worshipped during Durga Navaratri. Skandamata is worshipped on the fifth day during Durga pooja. In 2018, Skanda mata puja date is October 14. Goddess Skanda mata is the mother of Lord Skanda or Subrahmanya, also worshipped as Lord Shanmukha, Kumara, Kartikeya or Murugan. Lord Skanda […]

Skandamata Navdurga, Dhyana Mantra & Spiritual importance

Skanda Mata

Skandamata is the fifth aspect of Navdurga Goddesses worshipped during Saran Navratri Durga pooja. Skanda mata puja 2018 date is October 14 in Sharad Navratri & March 22 in Chaitra Navratri. Spiritual importance of Skanda mata Navadurga pooja: Skanda mata is the fifth form of among nine tremendous aspects of Durga worshipped during Saran Navratra. On […]

Lalita | Goddess Lalitha Tripura Sundari Devi

lalita lalitha tripura sundari

Goddess Lalita or Lalitha Tripura Sundari devi and the red Goddess, is one of the most powerful manifestations of Goddess Shakti. Goddess Shakti incarnated as Lalita to demolish the demon called Bhandasura. Bhandasura was a demon formed from the ashes of Manmadha or Kama deva, the God of Love and seduction. Legend of Lalita avatara: […]

Chandraghanta | Goddess Chandraganta Navdurga

Chandraghanta

Chandraghanta Mata (Chandraganta) is the third Goddess among the Navadurga, nine aspects of Mother Goddess worshipped during Durga Navaratri. Maa Chandraghanta is worshipped on the third day (Maha Tritiya) during Sharad Navaratra. In 2018, Chandraghanta pooja date is October 12 in Maha Navratri (Shardiya Navratri) and March 20 in Chaitra Vasantha Navaratri. Appearance and Iconography of […]

Chandraghanta Navadurga | Dhyana Mantra & Spiritual importance

Chandraghanta is the third aspect of Navadurga Goddesses worshipped during Navratra Durga pooja. In 2018, Chandraghanta pooja (Maha Tritiya) date is October 12. Chandraghanta Devi – Spiritual importance: During Durga Navaratra pooja, Chandraghanta puja has a great importance. On the third day of Maha Navratra, Yogis mind stays at Manipura Chakra. Chandraghanta represents Manipura Chakra […]

Brahmacharini | Goddess Bramhacharini Navdurga

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Brahmacharini is the second Goddess of nine Durgas – Navadurga Goddesses. Brahmacharini is one who performs penance. As per the Hindusim, Veda, Tattva and Tapa are three synonyms for the word Brahma. Bramhacharini mata is worshipped on the second day during Durga Puja in Durga Navratri. In 2018, Brahmacharini Puja date is October 11 in Sharad […]

Brahmacharini Navdurga, Apperance & Dhyana Mantra

Brahmacharini Mata is the second among Navadurga Goddess, nine Mother deities worshipped during Durga Navratri. Goddess Brahmacharini is worshipped on second day during Navaratri. Brahmacharini Maa Pooja 2018 date is October 11. In Vasant navratri 2018, Brahmacharini Maa was worshipped on March 19. Appearance and Iconography of Brahmacharini: Brahmacharini mata, the second manifestation of Navdurga […]

Shailaputri | Goddess Shailputri Navdurga

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Goddess Shailaputri is the first Navadurga Mata among the nine Goddesses worshipped during Durga Navratra festival. Maa Sailaputri is worshipped on the first day or on the Kalash Sthapana or Ghatshtapana day. In Chaitra Navratri, Shailaputri Puja date is March 18. In 2018, Shailaputri puja date in Durga Navaratra festival is October 10. Shailaputri Devi – […]

Shailputri Navdurga, Apperance & Dhyana Mantra

shailaputri

Goddess Shailputri is the first among the nine Navadurga Goddesses. Shailputri mata is worshipped on the first day during Durga Navratri Pooja. In 2018, Maa Shailaputri Puja date October 10 in Ashwin Navratri. The Goddess is worshipped on Kalash Sthapana or Ghatsthapana day. Appearance and Iconography of Maa Shailaputri: Goddess Shailaputri has a half moon […]

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 […]