Dhurbha Grass, Use in Rituals | Darbha, Durva Grass blades in Hindu rituals

Ganapathi and Durva grass

Classification of  Dhurbha  grass  and its use  in rituals. Dhurbha (Desmotachya bipinnata) is a tropical grass considered a sacred material in Vedic scriptures and is said to purify the offerings during such rituals. Traditional tropical grass, Darbha, has been identified as an eco-friendly food preservative. Though I have have been studying about different  Hindu rituals , I was not aware  of […]

Rakhi Pournami Legend: Raksha Bandhan story of Goddess Laxmi and King Bali

Rakhi Pournami festival has various legends in Puranas and other sacred texts. Raksha Bandhan is also associated with the story of Goddess Laxmi and King Bali, who was a great devotee of Lord Sri Maha Vishnu. King Bali performed a sacrifice to take Lord Vishnu along with him to his kingdom. As Lord Vishnu blesses his […]

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 […]

Importance of Annadanam

Annadanam means offering food. It is not limited to human beings alone. Annadanam can be provided to animals and birds also. Nowadays annadanam is being provided in temples also. Food is the basic element of a human being’s life. Without food, we cannot survive in this world. Hence food must be offered in plenty and […]

Ashada Masam importance | Why Ashad month is inauspicious?

What is the importance or significance of Ashada masam? Why Ashad month considered inauspicious? This article gives brief details and information about Ashada masam. Ashada masam or Ashad month, also corresponds and coincides with Aadi Masam or Aadi month in Tamil calendar, is considered as inauspicious in Hindu Astrology. Significance of Ashada Masam in Telugu […]

Hanuman Chalisa gave distance between Sun & Earth (NASA rediscovered it)

Hanuman Chalisa gave distance between Sun & Earth (NASA rediscovered it). Hanuman Chalisa is a 40-verse prayer dedicated to Lord Hanuman. Hanuman Chalisa is believed to have been authored by Tulsidas in the Awadhi language, and is his best known text apart from the Ramcharitmanas. In Hanuman Chalisa, the 18th Chaupai (verse) says… “Yug sahastra […]

Why is Ganesh the first God invoked in all Pujas and rituals

lord ganesh-ganapati deva

Why is Ganesh worshipped first among all Gods? What is the reason behind worshipping Ganesha as Aadideva in all rituals and pujas? Ganesh or Ganapati is worshipped before starting or initiating any puja or ritual as per Hinduism. Lord Ganesh is also called as Vinayaka, Vigneshwara, Vignahantri, Gajanana, Ganadhipa, Gananayaka, Lambodara and Ekadanta. Not only […]

Om, Aum – Significance of Hinduism Symbol

Aum is one of the sacred sounds (pranava) in the great Indian tradition.  But AUM is a sound, word, and symbol that have permeated western culture more extensively than almost any other aspect of the Indian tradition.  It has been parodied on TV and in movies.  Tell someone you are learning to meditate, and often […]

How did Bharat get the name India, An interesting mail from Bhargava Kulkarni

Bharatvarsh (which is now called India) has beget Divine dignitaries  who not only Graced the soils of India with their presence and Divine intelligence, but they also showed and revealed the true path of peace, happiness and the Divine enlightenment for the souls of the world that still is the guideline for the true lovers of […]

Guru Moodami and Shukra Moudyami – Bad Days in Hindu Calendar

Moodami means the darkness in Sanskrit. When the grahas (planets) Brihaspati or Guru (Jupiter) and Shukra (Venus) near the Sun (Surya), the Moodami occurs. The planet which nears the Sun loses its energy and power. The darkness occurs in the time of planetary motion. The two Navagrahas, Brihaspati and Shukra are good and prosperous planets. […]

Lord Hanuman is the Most Popular Hindu God

Who is the most adorable Hindu God for youth? Mighty Lord Hanuman, the deity of strength, tops all the lists with a tremendous lead over all other deities. For an instance, in sponsored links on the internet, Hanuman takes over all other Gods with approximately 27 lakh links, whereas Lord Krishna comes second with 9 […]