Mourvi | Wife of Ghatotkacha

Mourvi was the consort of Ghatotkacha and the mother of Sri Anjanaparvana, and her in-laws were Bhima and Hidimba. During the Kurukshetra War, her son Anjanaparvana was killed by Ashwatthama. Mourvi was a Naga Princess, and she was considered as a chaste, pious and a good natured woman, and she was mentioned in the Mahabharata.She […]

Garuda Purana

Garuda Purana is one of the Puranas, and it is known as Garuda Purana,since this purana is based on the dialogue between Lord Garuda and Lord Vishnu about human life.It was narrated by Garuda to Rishi Kashyapa, and it was written in a good manner by Sage Vedavyasa during the previous Dwapara Yuga. Garuda Purana […]

Shiva Purana

The Shiva Purana is one of the eighteen Puranas, and it is considered as an important Sanskrit text in Hinduism, which was written by the great sage Sri Veda Vyasa, with the help of his disciple Romaharshana, and it tells about the importance of Lord Shiva and about Mata Parvati. By reading Shiva Purana, we […]

Vishnu Purana

The Vishnu Purana is one of the eighteen Mahapuranas, and it is considered as a holy text of Hinduism. It contains the details of Lord Vishnu, his avatars and about his famous devotees like Narada, Prahalada, Thumburu and Dhruva. According to Vishnu Purana, Lord Vishnu is considered as the main god and all the other […]

Skanda Purana

The Skanda Purana is one of the eighteen Puranas, and it contains the details of Lord Skanda, who is the son of Lord Shiva and Mata Parvati. The text is considered as very holy by the Kaumara sects of people, who worship Lord Muruga as their chief god. This text describes his war with the […]

Ganesha Purana

The Ganesha Purana is a Sanskrit text that describes the features of Lord Ganesha, who is also known as Vinayaka, Ganapathi and by various other names. It is an important Purana,and it includes the miracles performed by Lord Ganesha. This famous text was written by Vyasa, who is also known as Veda Vyasa, and he […]

Story of Harishchandra and Varuna Yagna

In the Ikshvaku dynasty there ruled a king named Harishchandra. Harishchandra had no son. One day two sages named Narada and Parvata came to visit Harishchandra and told him that he would go to hell if he did not have a son. “How can I obtain a son?” asked Harishchandra. “Go to the banks of […]

Story of Vamana Avatar | Purpose of Lord Vishnu’s Vamana Avatara

Bali vamana story

Vamana Avatara is the fifth Avatara of Lord Vishnu. The story of Vamana Avatara is also mentioned in Padma Purana’s Uttara Khanda. Vamana is a form of Lord Vishnu who had appeared as a dwarf Brahmin (Brahmin child – Brahmin Brahmachari). Once, goddess Parvati expressed her desire to know about all the incarnations of Lord Vishnu. Continuing […]

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. […]

How Krishna’s son Aniruddha married Usha, daughter of demon Banasura?

How Krishna’s son Aniruddha married Usha, daughter of demon Banasura? Here is the story of Marriage of Aniruddha (Lord Krishna’s son) and Usha (daughter of Banasura, a demon) and it is mentioned in Padma Purana’s Uttara Khanda. Lord Mahadeva continued with the divine tales of Sri Krishna — O Parvati! Sri Krishna had a son […]

Hells in Vishnu Purana | Types of Naraka Lokas

Beneath the earth and water are situated the hells into which, the sinners are thrown. Raurav, Sukar, Rodha, Tal, Vishsan, Mahajwal, Taptakumbh, Lavan, Vilohit, Rudhiramabh, Vaitarni, Krimish, Krimibhojan, Asipatravana, Krishna, Lalabhaksha, Darun, Puyuvah, Pap, Vahnijwal, Adhahshira, Sandansh, Kalsutra, Tamas, Avichi, Swabhojan, Apratishthit and Aprachi are the main hells. These are all under the domain of […]

Birth of Jamadagni & Vishwamitra

The story of Birth of Jamadagni & Vishwamitra is mentioned in Vishnu Purana. Jamadagni is the father of Parashurama.. Pururava had six sons- Ayu, Amavasu, Vishwavasu, Shrutayu, Shatayu and Ayutayu. Amavasu had a son Bhima and Bhima in turn had a son Kanchan. Jahnu was the son of Kanchan’s son, Suhotra. At the time of […]

How Lord Vishnu protected Prahlada from Hiranyakashipu

How Lord Vishnu protected Prahlada from Hiranyakashipu? Lord Vishnu countered all the 18 attempts Hiranyakashipu had made to kill Prahlada and protected him from his father. This story is mentioned in Vishnu Purana’s 13th chapter. Hearing the news of Kritya’s failure to kill Prahlada, killing of teachers and their subsequent revival as effected by Prahlada, […]

Story of Sage Vishwamitra and Lord Indra

Many years ago, there was a terrible drought. There was no food to be had. The sage Vishvamitra had come to the banks of the river Goutami Ganga with his disciples. Vishvamitra’s wife, children and disciples were all hungry. The sage therefore sent his disciples out to look for food. They searched everywhere, but could […]

Role of Ganapathi in Marriage of Valli Devasena

How Ganapathi helped his brother marry Valli, a tribal princess? Here is the story of Sri Valli Devasena and the role of Ganesha in their marriage… Subramanya first married Devasena the daughter of Indra. Subrahmanya later during his travels in south fell in love with Valli who was a tribal princess. Though Valli loved Lord Subrahmanya she […]

Nether Worlds as per Vishnu Purana

Story of Nether Worlds as per Vishnu Purana. Vishnu Purana explains about Nether Worlds in its Chapter Five. Earth’s total height is 70,000 Yojans. In her depth, are situated seven nether worlds with a depth of 10,000 Yojans each respectively. Names of these seven nether worlds are Atal, Vital, Nital, Gamastiman, Mahatal, Sutal and Patal. […]

Story of Chandika Devi & Andhakasura

Matsya Purana tells the story of Chandika Devi and Andhakasura (the origin of Chandika Devi). The story of Chandika Devi and Andhakasura Vadha goes like this… Originally a darling boy of Devi Parvati, Andhakasura bacame a menace to the Universe. In a playful mood, she closed Shiva’s eyes and the perspiration on the latter’s forehead […]

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 […]

Uddhava, Friend of Sri Krishna & Compiler of Uddhava Gita (Hamsa Gita)

Uddhava is the friend of Lord Krishna. He was taught yoga and bhakti directly by Krishna. The discussions made between him, and Krishna is known as Uddhava Gita which is similar to that of Bhagavad Gita. Uddhava was a devotee and a dear friend of Krishna. Uddhava realized the bhakti of gopikas on Lord Krishna […]

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 […]