Brahma Hatya Dosham | Brahmahathi Dosham | Brahma Hatya Paathakam

Brahmahathi Dosham (Brahma Hatya Dosham, Brahma Hatya Paathakam)  is one among the several kinds of Doshams like Naga Dosham, Navagraha Dosham and Pitru Dosham. Among the various Doshams, Brahmahathi Dosham is considered as very severe Dosham, and it would create lot of problems to the person who suffers from this Dosham. In general Brahmahathi Dosham […]

Bhishma | Bhishma Janam Katha | Birth Story of Bhishma

In the epic Mahabharata, Bhishma was well known for his pledge of Celibacy. He was the eighth son of Kuru King Shantanu and the goddess Ganga. Bhishma was blessed with wish-long life and was related to both the Pandava and the Kaurava. He was an unparalleled archer and warrior of his time. He also handed […]

Story: Garuda and Maninaga

You have already been told about the great snake (naga) Ananta. Ananta had a son named Maninaga. Garuda was the enemy of the snakes and the snakes were all afraid of Garuda. Maninaga began to pray to Shiva. Having pleased Shiva, he obtained the boon that Garuda would be able to do him no harm. […]

Story: Rukmini and Krishna, Why Krishna kidnaps Rukmini?

rukmini krishna story

The story of Rukmini and Krishna tell us why Krishna kidnaps Rukmini and the relationship between Rukmini Devi and Lord Sri Krishna… Maharshi Parashara narrated the story of Devi Rukmini’s abduction by Krishna. Both of them were fond of each other and desired to wed together. But, Rukmi the brother of Rukmini hated Krishna and was […]

Ganesha & Durva Grass: Why Lord Ganesha is worshipped with Durvas?

Ganapathi and Durva grass

Ganesha & Durva Grass: Why Lord Ganesha is worshipped with Durvas? What is the relation between Ganesha and Durva grass blades? Why Durva glass blades are offered to Lord Ganesha? There is a story associated with worshipping Ganesha with Durvas.. Once upon a time, there used to be a demon called ‘Analasura’. He had the […]

Story of Krishna Avatar – Why & How Maha Vishnu incarnated as Sri Krishna

Sri Krishna Avatara is one of the Avatara of Lord Vishnu. The story of Krishna Avatara is also mentioned in Padma Purana. 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 — Vasudev was the descendant of Yadu. His father was […]

Sweetness of our Puranas

Ashtadasha Puranas 18 Maha Puranas

Sweetness of our Puranas… Reading the Holy Puranas is like tasting the divine nectar directly from the heaven. Though Rishi Sri Vedavyasa has written 18 Puranas, but most of the people prefer to read the Puranas like Shiva Purana, Vishnu Purana, Bhagavata Purana, Garuda Purana, Devi Bhagavata Purana, Skanda Purana and Sri Ganesha Purana. Once […]

Holy Vehicle of Parvati Mata

As per ancient legend, once Ma Parvati left Kailash after getting the permission from Lord Shiva, and she reached the Holy Mountain Himalayas, and started performing penance on Lord Shiva, in order to increase her spiritual powers. During that time, a hungry lion visited the place of Ma Parvati, and first it thought of killing […]

Story of King Vidurath (Surya Vamsha King)

King Vidurath was a Surya Vamsha king. King Vidurath discovered a huge cavity of Earth in a forest in his Kingdom. A Muni in the forest informed that there was a demon of Patala called Kujrumbha made several such cavities in the forest through which the demon entered and killed the passers by including animals. The Muni however cautioned […]

Jalakreeda | Playing in Water | Jalakreeda in Puranas

In simple words, Jalakreeda means, bathing in the water by playing with others and it may be with our wives, friends or with small children, in order to express our joy, in front of others. Jalakreeda was done by the ancient kings, along with their consorts. In the Treta Yuga, the great King KartaviryaArjuna used […]

Mata Savitri | Sati Savitri

The king of Madra Kingdom, Asvapati, lives with his consort Malavi. He prayed to sun god for having a child. Due to the blessings of Lord Surya, a girl child was born, and she was named as Savitri. Savitri looks very beautiful and after attaining the marriage age, she went on a pilgrimage in search […]

Yudhishthira | Dharmaraja of Pandavas

Yudhishthira was the son of Kunti Devi and was the AMSA (features) of Lord Yama Dharma. He was the eldest son among all the pandavas. After his departure from the earth, he went to heaven. IMPORTANCE Yudhishthira was a great person who contains pure sense of mind. He always tries to win a person’s heart […]

Sri Brahma Deva Mahatmyam

In the Holy text, Sri Brahma Deva Mahatmyam, which was written by his four mind born sons, the great SanatKumaras, Lord Brahma is described as Adipurusha, the first and foremost god. In this text, Lord Brahma is described as the creator god and he has got powers even to protect and destruct the entire universe. […]

King Kuru | Ancestor of Pandavas, Kauravas

King Kuru is the ancestor of the Pandavas, and the Kauravas. King Kuru had married with a pious lady and they had six children. He ruled the ancient kingdom of Hastinapur successfully. His name was mentioned in the Mahabharata. He contains good valour and he was an expert in handling powerful weapons during the war. […]

Vijaya in Mahabharata | Wife of Sahadeva

As per the great epic Mahabharata, Vijaya was the daughter of the Madra king Dyutimata and she was the wife of Sahadeva. Their son was Suhotra. After the end of the Kurukshetra War, when Sahadeva was appointed as the king of Madra Kingdom, Vijaya and Suhotra lived along with him. Vijaya was a chaste, pious […]

Yaudheya | Son of Yudhishtira, Devika

Yaudheya was the son of Yudhishtira and Devika. He was the grandson of Govasena, who was the king of Sivi Kingdom. After the death of his grandfather in the Kurukshetra war, Yaudheya had become the king of the Sivi Kingdom. Similar to his father Yudhishthira, he contains very good qualities, and moved with his half-brothers, […]

4 Fantastic Stories from Skanda Purana

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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 […]

7 Wonderful Stories from Vishnu Purana

Ananta Sayana Vishnu

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 […]

3 Marvelous Stories from Ganesha Purana

Lord Vinayaka is considered as the first god in Hinduism. Among the Holy texts of Hinduism, Sri Vinayaka Purana is considered to be an auspicious one. Vinayaka Purana covers about the details of Lord Vinayaka about his birth and his wonderful plays. Apart from that, some wonderful stories are also mentioned in the Purana, and […]

3 Beautiful Stories from Shiva Purana

Puranas are ancient devotional texts, written by the great sage Veda Vyasa, and it covers the importance of various deities like Vinayaka, Muruga, Shiva and Parvati. In the eighteen Puranas, various devotional stories are also covered. It was written in Sanskrit, and later it was translated in many Indian languages, and Puranas help us to […]