Devamba | Wife of Virochana, Mother of Mahabali

Devamba was the wife of Virochana, who was the son of Prahlada, and her son was Mahabali. The couples were peacefully lived for a few years, and after some time, Lord Indra and other demigods, demanded the life of Virochana and due to that, Virochana had sacrificed his life, and left his physical body and […]

Devi, Wife of Prahlada

We all know about Bhakta Prahlada, his bhakti on Lord Vishnu, death of his father Hiranyakashipu by Narasimha and becoming the king of the big kingdom. Bhakta Prahlad is believed to have ruled almost the entire India, and also he even ruled in some countries outside the India also. Due to his sincere devotion on […]

Chintrangada, Wife of Arjuna

Chitrangada is the Princess of Manipura, and the daughter of king Chitravahana and she was one of the consorts of Arjuna. Once Arjuna visited the kingdom of Manipura, and fell in love with Chitrangada, due to her braveness and kindness. He visited king Chitravahana, and expressed his desire to marry his beautiful daughter Chitrangada, and […]

Ulupi, Arjuna’s Wife

Ulupi is the daughter of Kauravya, the king of Nagas, and the consort of Arjuna. She was mentioned in the Mahabharata, Vishnu Purana and Bhagavata Purana. Ulupi was married to Arjuna when he was in exile, and they had a pious son Aravan. She also brought up Babruvahana, son of Arjuna and Chitrangada. She showed […]

Story of Hiranyaksha, brother of Hiranyakashipu

Formerly Siva, the emperor of the gods, kind to his devotees came to Kasi from Kailasa accompanied by Parvati, the daughter of the mountain and his Ganas because he was desirous of sporting there. He built his capital there. Once he went to the mountain Mandara to see its excellent grandeur. While sporting on the […]

‘Chaturvyuhas’ of Lord Vishnu (Four Aspects of Manifestation)

According to the Pancharatra or the Bhagavata, that largely preaches the cult of Vishnu-Narayana. This particular cult has put forward the theory that Vishnu who is considered as the Supreme Lord has four aspects of manifestation. They are the supreme which means the Para, the emanation which means the Vyutha, the incarnation which means the […]

Pippalada Katha: Story of Pippalada (Atharva Veda Guru – Maharashi Dadhichi’s son)

‘Pippalada Katha’ is the story of Pippalada (Atharva Veda Guru and Maharashi Dadhichi’s son). Many years ago, there used to be a sage named Dadhici. His wife was Lopamudra. Dadhichi’s hermitage was right next to the holy river Ganga. Lopamudra’s sister Gabhastini also used to live in the hermitage. Such was the sage Dadhichi’s powers […]

King Indradyumna and Puri Jagannath Temple

Puri Jagannath Temple

In Satya Yuga there was a king named Indradyumna. He was a very powerful king as Indra himself. He was handsome, honest and truthful, learned in the shastras and the Vedas, and skilled in the use of weapons. His radiance put the sun to shame. Indradyumna was devoted to Vishnu. He once decided that he […]

Story: Kartikeya’s birth, Origin of Lord Skanda

Story of Kartikeya's birth

The story of the birth of Kartikeya is explained here. Lord Kartikeya is also known as Skanda, Shanmukha, Subramanya Swamy, Dandayudhapani, Lord Murugan, etc… The story of the birth of Kartikeya is mentioned in the Shiva Purana…. The story goes like this… As Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati moved on from Himavanth’s Palace to Kailash […]

Rukmanga Katha, Story of King Rukmanga (Ekadashi Vrat Story)

Rukmanga Katha: Story of King Rukmanga, Ekadashi Vrat Story. Ekadashi legend is also associated with King Rukmanga of Surya Vamsha. Story of Rukmanga, Ekadashi. As ‘Ekadashi’ or the eleventh day of any month is stated to be a special day for worship of Vishnu, observance of of ‘Upavas’ (Fasting), Puja and Vrata are stated to […]

Story of Rukmini Harana (Marriage of Rukmini, Sri Krishna)

Krishna Rukmini wedding

Rukmini Harana is an event which celebrates the marriage between Madanmohan and Rukmini. It is a grand festival at Puri Jagannath Temple. It falls during Nirjala Ekadashi day (Jyeshta Shukla Ekadashi). Story of Rukmini Harana Rukmini longs to wed Krishna. The princess of Vidharbha, she might well be free to do so, only her brother […]

War of Kalayavana & Jarasandha against Krishna | How Krishna cleverly killed Kalayavana

Story of Kalayavana tells us how Lord Krishna defeated Kalayavana with his cleverness. Kalayavana Katha 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 about Sri Krishna’s cleverness and how he […]

Branches of Yajurveda

Branches of Yajurveda are explained in Vishnu Purana. Chapter Five of Part three in Vishnu Purana explains about the branches of Yajurveda. A disciple of Veda Vyasa named Vaishampayan created twenty-seven branches of Yajurveda and taught them to his disciples. He had a disciple Yagyavalkya who was the son of Brahmarat. At that time, all […]

Story of Lord Shiva’s Atmalingam and Ravana

Story of Lord Shiva’s Atmalingam and Ravana tells us how Lord Ganesha has played the spoil sport to prevent Ravana becoming more powerful.. Once Ravana by his musical skill pleased Lord Shiva, Blessing him Lord Shiva gave a Shiva Linga (Athma Linga)and asked Ravana to take it Sri Lanka and preserve it there. He told […]

Origin of Mohini Avataram, Story of Mohini incarnation’s birth

Origin of Mohini Avataram: Story of Mohini incarnation’s birth. Why Mohini Avatara of Lord Vishnu was originated? What is the story of Mohini Avataram? According to the Hindu religious scholars and pundits, the only female avatar of Lord Vishnu is named as Mohini. This name is derived from the verb root known as moha which […]

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: 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 […]

Efficacy of Sri Narayana Kavacham

Lord Vishnu cosmic sleep

Efficacy of Sri Narayana Kavacham – what is the efficacy of Sri Narayana Kavacham? Mantras-special chants in which are embedded the secrets of God’s real from are an effective medium of worship. Recited with sincerity and devotion, they help us to achieve perfect Communion with the Creator. They are also potent antidotes to nullify the […]

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 […]