Vatsyayana | Author of Kamasutra

Vatsyayana was a great scholar and a philosopher who is believed to have been lived during the 6th century AD. He has written the famous text Kamasutra, in order to make proper understanding of the human love. He has written mainly the text in order to clarify the doubts of the humans, and to get […]

King Shalivahana

Shalivahana was a great emperor, and it is believed, that he must have ruled almost the entire India, before few thousands of years. The period he ruled the kingdom was known as “THE SHALIVAHANA ERA”. He has written lot of poems, and he is a great scholar, and an expert in all kinds of arts. […]

King Vikukshi

Vikukshi is a King of the Ishvaku dynasty. He is the son of Ishvaku and the father of Kakustha. He was the ancestor of Lord Rama, and he ruled the kingdom of Ayodhya in a well-versed manner. He provided shelters for the travellers, and opened annadana choultries throughout the country, for the benefit of the […]

Ancient Kings & Queens

Ancient kings are queens are considered as sacred and worshipful human beings. Some kings were considered as the divine incarnations of the god, and they ruled their kingdom in a prospective manner and they patiently listened to the difficulties of the people, and provided proper solutions for their sufferings. They ruled the country in the […]

Dashavatara of Lord Vishnu | Vishnu’s Ten incarnations

Dashavatara of Lord Vishnu

Among the avatars of Vishnu, the ten best known are collectively called as the Dasavatara. According to the vernacular language the term means “ten avatars”. In the Garuda Purana (1.86.10″11), this list is proudly included.  In the Satya Yuga (Ages in the time cycle described within Hinduism or the first of the four Yugas), the […]

Three Highly Auspicious Plants as per Padma Purana

What are the three plants that are highly auspicious as per the Padma Purana. Padma Purana explains the significance of these three plants in an elaborated way. Rudraksha Tree Once, while describing about the importance of Rudraksha to the sages, Vyasa said— One who wears a Rudraksha rosary is supreme among all human beings. The mere […]

King Bahuka

Bahuka was a noble king of the Ikshvaku dynasty, and the ruler of Ayodhya Kingdom, and he was the son of King Vrika. He was a kind-hearted king, and due to some misconception, he was driven out from his own country by the tribes, and took shelter in the forest and got divine knowledge and […]

King Priyavrata | Maharaja Priyavrata

King Priyavrata was an ancient king who ruled almost the entire India before few thousands of years, and he ruled his kingdom in a well-versed manner. He was mastered in all kinds of arts and was a capable person in handling powerful weapons during the battle field. Priyavrata was a great devotee of Lord Vishnu, […]

Rohitashva (Lohithashva) | Son of Harishchandra

Lohithashva also called as Rohitashva, was an Ishvaku prince, and his father was Harishchandra, and he was crowned as the king of Ayodhya by his father, Harichandra after he attained old age. Rohitashva was a noble king of Ayodhya, and the Rohtas district in Bihar was named after him, and his importance was still spoken […]

King Nimi | Son of Ikshvaku

Nimi is considered as the king of Mithila and he was the son of Ishvaku, and after his rule, several other kings were ruled the Kingdom of Mithila, and among them, the noble king Janaka also ruled Mithila, who was the father of Sita and the father-in-law of Lord Rama. Once Nimi performed Yagna and […]

King Ikshvaku | Son of Manu, Founder of Ikshvaku dynasty

According to Hindu Mythology, Ikshvaku was the son of Manu, and he was the first king of the Ikshvaku / Suryavansha dynasty. He was mentioned in various Puranas and in Hindu texts. Ikshvaku’s sons were Vikukshi and Nimi. Nimi was the founder of the Kingdom of the Videhas. Rama was the descendant of King Ikshvaku, […]

Lokas in Hinduism | 14 Lokas in Puranas

According to Hindu Religion, the entire universe contains 7 upper and 7 lower worlds and it is created and controlled by Lord Vishnu. The details about the 14 worlds are mentioned in ancient Vedas, Puranas and in many other sacred texts. According to legend, the humans would reach the respective lokas based on their past […]

Sagara’s Vrittantha, Story of King Sagara

Trishanku’s son was Harishchandra and from Harishchandra was descended a king named Bahu. Bahu devoted too much time to pleasurable pursuits. The upshot of this was that the defence of the kingdom was not properly taken care of. Enemy kings seized this opportunity to attack Bahu’s kingdom. They drove Bahu out and Bahu went off […]

Srinivasa Kalyanam Story | Srinivasa Padmavathi Kalyanam

Venkateshwara Kalyanotsavam Tirumala Tirupati

The fascinating story behind the marriage of Lord Sri Venkatewara (Lord Srinivasa / Balaji) with Goddess Padmavathi is elaborated here. The rishis headed by Kasyapa began to perform a sacrifice on the banks of the Gangas. Sage Narada visited them and asked them why they were performing the sacrifice and who would be pleased by […]

Importance of Lord Shiva’s Trishula

Lord Shiva Trishula

Importance of Lord Shiva’s Trishula, why Shiva holds Trishula, Trident in his hand? What is the importance of Trishula of Lord Shiva? Lord Shiva called as ‘Destroyer’ (Mahadev) has the power to remove evil with his Trishul. Trishul sometimes symbolises – iccha, kriya and gnana. Trident represents the power to destroy evil and ignorance. Trishul […]

Ekalavya | Epitome of Autodidacticism (Self Learning of Archery)

Ekalavya is a noble person who was mentioned in the great epic Mahabharata,and he was the adopted son of a tribal king. Ekalavya wants to learn archery from Guru Dhrona, but he was not taught, since he was born in a lower caste. Ekalavya used to worship Dhrona from his mind, and had self-studied the […]

Parashurama Avatar – Purpose of Vishnu’s incarnation of Parashurama

parashurama

Sri Parashurama Avatara is the sixth Avatara of Lord Vishnu. The story of Parashurama Avatara is also mentioned in Padma Purana’s Uttara Khanda. Once, goddess Parvati expressed her desire to know about all the incarnations of Lord Vishnu. Continuing with the various incarnations of Lord Vishnu, Lord Mahadeva told Parvati — Describing Lord Vishnu’s incarnation as Parshurama, […]

Andhakasura’s Story

Andhakasura’s Story is mentioned in Matsya Purana and many other Scriptures. The story of Andhakasura Vadha and Chandika Devi 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 created a boy of muscular […]

Bhurishravas | Prince of Bahlika

Bhurishravas was a prince in the kingdom of Bahlika and he was a noble character in Mahabharatha. Bhurishravas was the grandson of the great King Sri Bahlika, who was the incarnation of Sri Bhakta Prahalada. Bhurishravas father was Somadatta, who was also a noble king and the son of Bahlika. The Bhor Saidan village named […]

Nalakuvara

Nalakuvara was mentioned in Hindu and Buddhist texts along with his brother Manigriva. He was the son of the Yaksha king Lord Kubera, and the consort of celestial dancer Rambha. He is considered as the god of Desire, and lives in Alakapuri. According to the Bhagavata Purana, Nalakuvara and his brother Manigriva were cursed by […]