Kakabhushundi | Rishi Kakbhushundi Katha

Kakabhushundi is a rishi and his details are mentioned in ancient Hindu texts.The great saint Sri Tulsidas was mentioned about him in his famous text Ramcharitmanas. Due to the curse ofRishiLomasa, he has transformed into a crow, and decided to live the rest of his life in that form itself. Through Rishi Lomasa, he has […]

Rishyasringa | Sage Rishyashringa

Rishyasringa was a boy born with the horns of a deer and his father was the Vibhandak Rishi, and his mother was Urvashi, a celestial woman. According to legend, his father Vibhandak Rishi was attracted with Urvasi, who was sent by Lord Indra in order to disturb his penance. And after having an affair with […]

Physical Appearance of Divine Saints and Holy Avatars

Lord Hayagriva giving Vedas to BrahmaLord Hayagriva giving Vedas to Brahma

God is creating people with different faces, different behaviour and different appearance. Some may look very handsome, and some may look very ugly. In general, we should not like or dislike the people according to their appearance, and we must like only their kind soul. Many kind hearted people’s appearance might look very ugly, and […]

How can Rishis lose control and curse if they are enlightened

Why has Indian mythology given forms to all energies. Are all the mythological stories true? How can Rishis lose control and curse if they are enlightened? The universe is full of names and forms. The moment you give a name, form also comes with it. And many of these forms were cognized in the subtle. […]

Rishi Garga | Maharshi Garga

Rishi Garga was one of the most ancient sage and also a great contributor to the field of Ayurveda, and also an expert in astrology. He was the Author of Garga Samhita and Garga Hora which contains the details of astrology. LIFE Garga was the son of the great rishi Bharadwaja and Suseela. Garga also […]

Saubhari Rishi | Story of Saubhari Muni

Saubhari was an ancient rishi and he is believed to be the son of Rishi Kanwa, who brought up Shakunthala at his Ashram. Once when Saubhari Rishi was doing meditation inside the Holy River Yamuna, he has seen the sexual union of some fishes. Due to that, he also wanted to enjoy physical pleasures with […]

Madhvacharya Jayanti 2020

Madhvacharya Jayanti is the birth anniversary of Sri Madhvacharya, who is also known as Purna Prajna and Ananda Tirtha. In 2020, Madhvacharya Jayanti date is October 26. Popularly known as the ‘Dvaita Siddhanta Kartha’, who proposed and spread dualism, Dvaita school of Hindu philosophy, Madhvacharya was an important philosopher during Bhakti Movement. Sri Madhvacharya was […]

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 […]

Akritavrana | Sage Shanta’s Son, Follower of Parashurama

Akritavrana was a great sage who lived in the Treta Yuga. He is considered as a friend and a close companion to Lord Parasurama. Akritavrana was a childhood friend of Lord Parasurama, and he was very affectionate to him, and stayed along with him throughout his life. Though he didn’t participated in the battles along […]

Rishi Asita | Kaladevala | Kanhasiri | Siri Kanha

Asita was one of the famous disciples of Sri Veda Vyasa. He was born in the Dwapara Yuga in the present day Varanasi, to a pious Hindu family. At his young age, he spent his life by playing gambling, and enjoyed all sorts of material comforts in his life. In course of time, he lost […]

A brief history of Abhinavagupta

Abhinavagupta, born and lived between c. 950 and 1020 AD in India was the great philosopher and literacy critic. He was considered as the pivotal person in the Hindu histories of Scholastic philosophy, aesthetic theory and tantra. Abhinavagupta elaborated and gave many notable writings particularly on Pratyabhijna Philosophical theology. This was augmented by him for […]

Kindama Rishi | Sage who cursed King Pandu

As per the great epic Mahabharata, Kindama was a rishi who lived in the dense forests. Kindama was a very holy sage and he lived in his hermitage along with his consort. Though he was an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva, and got great meditative powers through his penance, he was interested in enjoying physical comforts, and […]

Ruchi Muni (Sage Ruchi)

Sage Ruchi was an ancient rishi, and he lived during the Treta Yuga. He was mentioned in ancient texts and in Vedas, and he was considered as a holy rishi, who had fully controlled his senses and performed meditation on the Trimurtis. He used to live in the forest at his ashram, and also had […]

Rishi Dalabhya in Mahabharata

Dalabhya is an ancient Vedic Rishi and he is mentioned in Upanishads, Puranas and in other holy texts. He appears before the Pandavas during the Mahabharata war, and received blessings from the great Lord Krishna. His descendants contain the Dalabhya gotra and they are living in some parts of North India.During his period, he used […]

Rishi Galava | Disciple of Vishwamitra Maharshi

Galavawas a powerful rishi and he lived during the previous Dwapara Yuga. He was the disciple of Vishwamitra Maharishi. Galava was highly praised for his guru bhakti. After studying the Vedic subjects from Vishwamitra, Galava had brought a peculiar kind of white horse, by praying to Lord Garuda. On seeing his guru bhakti, Vishwamitra had […]

Rishi Kalava

Rishi Kalava is an ardent devotee of Lord Vishnu, and he was considered as an ancient and a holy sage, who showed great respect, love and affection on all the living beings in the earth. Even the Rabbits and squirrels would be surrounded at his Ashram, and he would give fruits and greens as food […]

Kabir Jayanti 2020

Kabir Jayanti is an auspicious day for Kabir Panth devotees, those who are the followers of Sant Kabirdas. In 2020, Kabir Jayanti date is June 5. Kabir Jayanti is observed on Jyeshta Purnima, Full Moon day in Jyeshta Month as per Hindu calendar. The followers of Sant Kabirdas take out big procession on this day […]

Philosophy of Sri Adi Sankaracharya

Shankaracharya

Sri Adi Sankara wrote Bhashyas or commentaries on the Brahma Sutras, the Upanishads and the Gita. The Bhashya on the Brahma Sutras is called Sareerik Bhasya. Sankara wrote commentaries on Sanat Sujatiya and Sahasranama Adhyaya. It is usually said, “For learning logic and metaphysics, go to Sankara’s commentaries; for gaining practical knowledge, which unfolds and […]

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 […]