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 […]

Sage Cikanti

Cikanti was an ancient sage who lived before thousand years ago. He was a staunch devotee of Lord Muruga, and he lived in a small Ashram at Srilanka near Kathirkamam Murugan Temple. Daily morning, he used to worship Lord Murugain the temple, and then only he used to have his breakfast. Once while he was […]

Sage Ruru | Ruru Maharshi

Sage Ruru was mentioned in Mahabharata. He was the son of Pramati and Ghritachi, one of the beautiful and good natured Apsaras in the Indra Loka. Ruru’s consort was Pramadvara, and his son was Sunaka. Sage Ruru was mentioned in the Rig Veda, and he has also contributed some portions of texts in the Rig […]

Rishi Shamika

Shamika was a great sage, and he was mentioned in the epic Mahabharata. Once, king Parikshit went for hunting in the forest, and after he becomes tired, he found an Ashram nearby the forest, and he went inside the Ashram, and saw Rishi Shamika, who was deeply meditating in his Ashram. Due to thirst, he […]

Kabir Jayanti 2022

Kabir Jayanti is an auspicious day for Kabir Panth devotees, those who are the followers of Sant Kabirdas. In 2022, Kabir Jayanti date is June 14. 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 […]

Vagambhrini | Rishika Vak Ambhrni | Composer of Devi Suktam

Vak Ambhrni was the mighty daughter of Rishi Ambhrina. She is also known as Vagambhrini, who is a famous female rishi, and her details are widely mentioned in the Rig Veda. She also contributed some portions of texts in the Rig Veda and in the Sama Veda (10.125). She wrote various mantras, which is still […]

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 […]

Basaveshwara, Basavanna (Bhakti Bhandari Basavanna): Founder of Lingayath sect

Basaveshwara, also known as Basavanna was a renowned saint of Karnataka born in a Brahmin family in 1134 A D at Bagewadi in Bijapur District of Karnataka. He is believed to be an incarnation of Nandi who was Lord Shiva’s vehicle. He spread social awareness through his poetry known as Vachanaas. Even though he was […]

Dev Damodar Tithi 2022

Dev Damodar Tithi is the death anniversary of Damodaradev, a Vaishnava saint from Ratnapitha, Hajo, Kamrup (Assam). In 2022, Dev Damodar Tithi date is May 1. Dev Damodar Tithi falls on Shukla Paksha Pratipada in Vaishakh Month as per North Indian calendar. It is the first day following Vaishakh Amavasya. Damodrdev was contemporary of Sankardeva […]

Vashishta Jayanti | Maharshi Vasistha Jayanthi

Vashishta Jayanti is the birth anniversary of Maharshi Vashishta. In 2022, Vashishta Jayanti date is May 10. It is observed on Shukla Paksha Navami in Vaishakh Month as per Hindu calendar. Vashistha is a revered Vedic sage in Hinduism. He is one of the Saptarishis (seven great Rishis) of Sanatana Dharma. Vashistha is credited as […]

Maharishi Parashara Jayanti 2022

Maharishi Parashara Jayanti is the first appearance day of Parashara Maharshi, who was a Maharishi and the author of many ancients Hindu texts. In 2022, Maharishi Parashara Jayanti date is May 1. According to ancients texts, Maharishi Parashara was born or first appeared on Shukla Paksha Pratipada in Vaishakh Month of North Indian Hindi calendars […]

Rishis & Rishi Pathnis | Sages & Wives of Sages in Hinduism

Rishis also called as sages are the holy creations of Lord Brahma. They are considered as the powerful sons of Lord Brahma. They are the special creations born in this earth, in order to introduce the Vedas, Holy texts, Shastras, Yagnas and other rituals for the well-being of the people in the earth. Rishis performed […]

Koundinya Rishi | Originator of Koundinya Gothra

Brahmins who have Koundinya Gothra are considered as descendants of Koundinya Maharishi. And people belonging to Koundinya Gothra are found in North as well as in South India, and are living all over the world. Ancient Brahmin kings who contain Koundinya gothra ruled in major parts of India. Rishi Koundinya is mentioned in various Puranas […]

Shabari Jayanti

Shabari Jayanti is the birth anniversary of Shabari Mata. Shabari Mata is an ardent devotee of Sri Rama. She attained Moksha by worshipping Lord Sri Ramachandra throughout her life. In 2022, Shabari Jayanti date is February 23. It falls on Krishna Paksha Saptami in Falgun Month as per North Indian Hindi calendars while it coincides […]

Markandeya Katha | Story of Markandeya Maharshi

Markandeya Katha, Story of Markandeya Maharshi is explained here.. Many years ago, a great destruction (Pralaya) took place. The earth was shrouded in darkness and nothing could be seen. There was neither sun nor moon. Lightning and thunder crushed mountains and trees. There were showers of meteors. Lakes and rivers dried up. The entire earth […]

Markandeya Jayanti 2022

Bhakta Markandeya Rishi

Markandeya Jayanti (Bhakta Markandeya Jayanti / Markandeya Rushi Jayanti) is an auspicious day to worship Markandeya, who is the great devotee of Lord Shiva and a great Sage. In 2022, Markandeya Jayanti date is February 3. Markandeya Jayanti falls on Shukla Paksha Chaturthi in Magha Month as per Hindu calendar. Markandeya Rishi was born in […]

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 […]

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 […]

Madhvacharya Jayanti 2021

Madhvacharya Jayanti is the birth anniversary of Sri Madhvacharya, who is also known as Purna Prajna and Ananda Tirtha. In 2021, Madhvacharya Jayanti date is October 15. 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 […]