Swayambhuva Manvantara (First Manvantara)

Swayambhuva Manvantara was the first manvantara, named after Swayambhuva Manu. Yamya was the prominent deity of this manvantara. Marichi and other six prominent sages were the Saptarishis of this manvantara. Swayambhuva Manu had ten sons – Aghnigha, Agnibahu, Vibhu, Savan, Jyotishman, Dyutiman, Havya, Medha, Medhatithi and Vasu. Each manvantara is ruled over by a Manu. […]

Ashwamedha Yagya by Sri Rama

The story of Ashwamedha Yagya by Sri Rama is also mentioned in Padma Purana’s Pathala Khanda. Sri Rama requested sage Agastya to tell about the means by which he could become liberated from the sins of killing brahmins. Sage Agastya advised him to perform Ashwamedha Yagya. He also described the rituals of performing Ashwamedha Yagya — […]

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 […]

Ganesha & Mooshika: How did Mouse became the vehicle of Lord Ganesha?

Ganesha Mooshika Ganpathi Mouse vehicle

Ganesha & Mooshika: How did Mouse became the vehicle of Lord Ganesha? What is the story behind the mouse becoming the vehicle of Lord Ganesha? In the royal meeting of God Indra there was a Gandharva named Krouncha. He was a good singer. One day he laughed at one sage. With anger the sage cursed […]

Story of Ganesha and Agastya Maharshi

Lord Ganapathi

What is the story of Ganesha and Agastya Maharshi? The story about Lord Ganesha and Agasthya Muni revolves around the Kaveri River (Cauvery)… Here is the full story of Ganesha and Agasthya Muni…. To celebrate the auspicious wedding of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati all the gods and goddess gathered at Mount Kailas, the Himalayas. […]

Story: Gautama Maharshi & Godavari River, Why Godavari is known as Gautami Ganga?

Story: Gautama Maharshi & Godavari River, Why Godavari is known as Gautami Ganga? What is the reason behind calling Godavari River as Gautami Ganga? Part of the water of the Ganga that got stuck in Shiva’s hair was brought down to earth by Bhagiratha. The remaining part was brought down by the sage Gautama. Parvati […]

Tulsi is the Holiest Tree, said by Lord Shiva

tulsi plant

Tulsi is the Holiest Tree, said by Lord Shiva.. this sentence is mentioned in the Padma Purana. Once Kartikeya asked Lord Shiva about the holiest tree, which was capable of giving salvation. Lord Shiva replied The Tulsi plant is supreme among all the vegetations. She is very dear to lord Vishnu and fulfills all the desires […]

Story of King Pradyumna, Ila Devi

King Pradyumna / Ila Devi: Vaivaswata Manu’s son Vishshta performed a Yagna to secure a son under the supervision of Sage Mitra Varuna but due to a mistake of the ‘Hota’of the Yagna, a daughter was conceived to the Queen instead of a son. But the Mantrik powers of the Sage, the daughter was converted […]

Story of Manikundala

The story of Manikundala is explained in Brahma Purana. Named as ‘Gautama and Manikundala’ the topic explains about the trader called Manikundala. There was a city named Bhouvana. In that city there lived a brahmana named Goutama. The brahmana had a vaishya (trader and agriculture caste) friend named Manikundala. Goutama’s mother gave him a lot […]

Lord Sri Ram’s Life & Journey: in brief

Lord Rama

Ram’s personal life and his journey is one of the best examples of perfect adherence to dharma even though he had to face many harsh tests of life plus his good and bad time. He depicted as the perfect human and the ideal man. It is to be highly noted that for the sake of […]

Story of Rama Avatar – Why Lord Vishnu incarnated as Sri Rama

Sri Rama Avatara is the seventh Avatara of Lord Vishnu. The story of Rama 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 about Sri Rama’s incarnation Lord Mahadeva […]

Lord Vishnu incarnated as Sri Rama to eliminate Ravana

Lord Vishnu was incarnated as Sri Rama to eliminate Ravana. This story is mentioned in Padma Purana’s Pathala Khanda. People of Ayodhya lived peacefully during Sri Rama’s reign until one fateful day when they were struck by a bad news–Sri Rama had abandoned Sita after a Washerman leveled an unfair charge against her character. Such […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Kartaveeryarjuna, King of Haihaya Vamsha (Sahasra Arjuna)

Kartaveeryarjuna sahasra arjuna

Kartaveeryarjuna, who is Kartaveeryarjuna? Why he is also known as Sahasra Arjuna? Importance of Kartaveeryarjuna in Hindu Scriptures.. Kartaveeryarjuna in the Haihaya Vamsha from the lineage of Yadu was an illustrious and powerful Chakravarti who pleased Indra and obtained thousand mighty hands. The origin of Haihava Vamsha was interesting: Once Surya Deva’s son Revanta rode on the […]

Vaikunta: Lord Vishnu’s abode

Vaikunta: Lord Vishnu’s abode. Vaikunta Lokam is the abode of Lord Vishnu where he stays with Lakshmi on Ocean. Vaikunta Loka in Scriptures, Vaikunta Mahatmya. Lord Vishnu is largely described as having four-armed, holding a lotus, mace, shankha (conch) and chakra (discus) and the divine blue colour of water-filled clouds. This description is given in […]

Dashavatara of Lord Vishnu | Vishnu’s Ten incarnations

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 […]

Story of Muchukunda Maharshi

Story of Muchukunda Maharshi – how King Muchukunda of Ikshwaku dynasty became Muchukunda Maharshi? Here is the story…. Muchukunda who too belonged to the ancestry of King Ikshwaku was the able Commander of the Army of Devas in a series of battles with Daityas for long time completely disregarding his family and personal health. Indra […]

Geography of World as per Brahma Purana

Brahma Purana explains the Geography of World. As per Brahma Purana, Geography of World is divided into seven regions (Dvipas).. Having heard accounts of the solar and lunar dynasties, the sages requested Romaharshana. “Tell us a little about the geography of the world. What does the earth look like? What are its limits?” Romaharshana obliged […]