Origin of Demons – How were demons originated? (Asuras, Rakshasas)

What is the Origin of Demons – How were demons originated? (Asuras, Rakshasas)? Puranas mentioned many legends about the origin of demons. Here is a legend / story from the Padma Purana… The story goes like this… Bhisma requested Sage Pulastya to explain how different entities like the demons came into being. Pulastya replied – Having […]

Origin of Gods – How Gods are originated?

33 crore gods in Hinduism

What is the Origin of Gods and How Gods are originated? Puranas mentioned many legends about the origin of Gods. Here is a legend / story from the Padma Purana… The story goes like this… Bhisma requested Sage Pulastya to explain how different entities like the deities came into being. Pulastya replied – Having failed […]

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 […]

References of Lord Narasimha in Puranas, Vedas

Narasimha Swamy in Puranas, Vedas

Lord Narasimha is known popularly known as the ‘Great Protector’.  Narasimha is a significant avatar of the Hindu god Vishnu. He is one of Hinduism’s most famous deities. He is been worshiped by Hindu devotees over a millennium throughout India and abroad. There is strong evidence for these in the temples that are largely dedicated […]

Hindu Puranas, List of 18 Main Puranams

Puranas are the very important sacred texts of Hinduism. There are 18 main puranas. 1. Vishnu Puranam 2. Narada Puranam 3. Srimad Bhagavata Puranam 4. Garuda Puranam / Suparna Puranam 5. Padma Puranam 6. Varaha Puranam 7. Brahma Puranam 8. Brahmanda Puranam 9. Brahma Vaivarta Puranam 10. Markandeya Puranam 11. Bhavishya Puranam 12. Vamana Puranam […]

List of 18 Upa-Puranas

There are 18 Hindu Upa-Puranas. Here is the list of 18 Upapuranas mentioned in various Mahapuranas.. Sanat kumara Puranam Narasimha Puranam Brihannaradiya Puranam Sivarahasya Puranam Durvasa Puranam Kapila Puranam Vamana Puranam Bhargava Puranam Varuna Puranam Kalika Puranam Samba Puranam Nandi Puranam Surya Puranam Parasara Puranam Vasishtha Puranam Devi Bhagavatam Ganesa Puranam Hamsa Puranam