Parashara Maharshi

Parashara was a Maharshi and the author of many ancient sacred Hindu texts. He was the author of Vishnu Purana. His grandfather was Vashishta, father was Sakti Maharishi, and his son was Vyasa. Parashara while travelling on the banks of river Yamuna was attracted by the beauty of fisherman’s daughter, Satyavathi, and he united with […]

Ashtavakra, Author of Ashtavakra Gita

Ashtavakra is an ancient sage in Hinduism. He was born as a physically handicapped person.He was mentioned and regarded as a popular sage in the epics and Puranas. His grandfather was the great sage “ARUNI”. And Sage Aruni was a great scholar, and also a teaching professional of vedas and other ancient texts. Ashtavakra was […]

Chyavana (Rishi Chyavana), Creator of Chyawanprash

Chyavana was an ancient rishi in Hinduism. He was the son of Rishi Bhrigu, and it is believed that he was the creator of the Ayurdedic medicine known as chyawanprash, through the guidance of Ashwin Kumaras. He was a powerful rishi and contains sufficient powers enough to oppose Lord Indra, and helped the Ashvin kumaras […]

Upamanyu (Maharshi Upamanyu)

The life of the great Sage Upamanyu was told by Vaayudeva in Shiva Maha Purana. Upamanyu was a devotee of Lord Shiva and made severe penance and obtained Ksheera Ramalingeswara in his childhood. Upamanyu is the son of Ugradanta and was very poor and instead of giving him milk,his mother used to give the child, […]

Marichi Maharshi | Son of Brahma

Rishi Marichi was the son of Lord Brahma, and he is one among the Saptarishis. He is the father of Rishi Kashyapa. Marichi, followed the path of Dharma and was greatly respected by the demi gods, devas and asuras for his great meditative power. Along with Rishi Kashyapa, he had many children. Mata Dharmavrata was his noble wife. Once Dharmavrata […]

Madhvacharya Jayanti 2019

Madhvacharya Jayanti is the birth anniversary of Sri Madhvacharya, who is also known as Purna Prajna and Ananda Tirtha. In 2019, Madhvacharya Jayanti date is October 8. 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 […]

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 […]

Kabir Jayanti 2019

Kabir Jayanti is an auspicious day for Kabir Panth devotees, those who are the followers of Sant Kabirdas. In 2019, Kabir Jayanti date is June 17. 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Maharishi Parashara Jayanti

Maharishi Parashara Jayanti is the first appearance day of Parashara Maharshi, who was a Maharishi and the author of many ancients Hindu texts. In 2019, Maharishi Parashara Jayanti date is May 5. According to ancients texts, Maharishi Parashara was born or first appeared on Shukla Paksha Pratipada in Vaishakh Month of North Indian Hindi calendars […]

Dev Damodar Tithi 2019

Dev Damodar Tithi is the death anniversary of Damodaradev, a Vaishnava saint from Ratnapitha, Hajo, Kamrup (Assam). In 2019, Dev Damodar Tithi date is May 5. 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 2019

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 2019, Markandeya Jayanti date is February 8. Markandeya Jayanti falls on Shukla Paksha Chaturthi in Magha Month as per Hindu calendar. Markandeya Rishi was born in […]

Sage Vriddha Gautama: Son of Gautama Maharshi

The sage Goutama had a son named Vriddhagoutama. Vriddhagoutama was also a sage. But he was very ugly. Besides, he had no nose; had never had one since he had been born. He was so ashamed of this deformity that he could not bear to join the other children of the sages in studying the […]

Kashyapa Rishi Jayanti

Kashyapa is one of the Saptarishis, Seven famed Sages in Hinduism. Kashyapa Rishi Jayanti is observed on Krishna Paksha Panchami in Jyeshta Month as per North Indian Hindi calendar. In 2017, Kashyapa Rishi Jayanti date is May 16. Kashyapa was one of the seven ancient sages (rishi) considered as Saptarishis in Rigveda, numerous Sanskrit texts […]

Vashishta Jayanti | Maharshi Vasistha Jayanthi

Vashishta Jayanti is the birth anniversary of Maharshi Vashishta. In 2018, Vashishta Jayanti date is April 24. 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 […]

Sant Eknath (Sri Eknath Maharaj)

Sant Eknath was one of the most prominent Marathi Saint who was also a scholar and a great poet famous for his inspiring Eknathi Bhagavatha. Eknath was born in 1533 in Paithan in Maharashtra in a Brahmin family. He was the grandson of Sant Bhanudas who had brought the image of Panduranga from Vijayanagar to […]