Brahma Vaivarta Purana

The Brahma Vaivarta Purana is written in Sanskrit and it is also considered as a main purana and it contains the details about Radha and Krishna, their attachment, bondage and their divine love and affection. This Purana mentions that Lord Krishna is the Chief god, and he controls the other gods such as Brahma, Shiva, […]

Bhavishya Purana

The Bhavishya Purana is one of the eighteen sacred puranas, which was written in Sanskritby the great sage Sri Veda Vyasa, who is also an amsha of Lord Vishnu. Worshipping Sri Vyasa Bhagavan is similar to worshipping Lord Vishnu, since both of them are considered as one and the same. Bhavishya Purana contains the details […]

Brahmanda Purana

The Brahmanda Purana is a holy purana, and it is considered as one among the eighteen sacred puranas, and this purana is also believed to be the work of Sri Veda Vyasa. In Brahmanda Purana, the holy features of Lord Brahma were mentioned, about his various creations in the universe, and about his creations of […]

Markandeya Purana

The Markandeya Purana is a holy Purana and it was written by the great sage Sri Veda Vyasa in Sanskrit, and it is considered as one of the best text among the eighteen puranas. Maharishi Markandeya is still living in this world by doing penance in the Himalayas, and he looks like a young boy, […]

Garuda Purana

Garuda Purana is one of the Puranas, and it is known as Garuda Purana,since this purana is based on the dialogue between Lord Garuda and Lord Vishnu about human life.It was narrated by Garuda to Rishi Kashyapa, and it was written in a good manner by Sage Vedavyasa during the previous Dwapara Yuga. Garuda Purana […]

Shiva Purana

The Shiva Purana is one of the eighteen Puranas, and it is considered as an important Sanskrit text in Hinduism, which was written by the great sage Sri Veda Vyasa, with the help of his disciple Romaharshana, and it tells about the importance of Lord Shiva and about Mata Parvati. By reading Shiva Purana, we […]

Vishnu Purana

The Vishnu Purana is one of the eighteen Mahapuranas, and it is considered as a holy text of Hinduism. It contains the details of Lord Vishnu, his avatars and about his famous devotees like Narada, Prahalada, Thumburu and Dhruva. According to Vishnu Purana, Lord Vishnu is considered as the main god and all the other […]

Skanda Purana

The Skanda Purana is one of the eighteen Puranas, and it contains the details of Lord Skanda, who is the son of Lord Shiva and Mata Parvati. The text is considered as very holy by the Kaumara sects of people, who worship Lord Muruga as their chief god. This text describes his war with the […]

Ganesha Purana

The Ganesha Purana is a Sanskrit text that describes the features of Lord Ganesha, who is also known as Vinayaka, Ganapathi and by various other names. It is an important Purana,and it includes the miracles performed by Lord Ganesha. This famous text was written by Vyasa, who is also known as Veda Vyasa, and he […]

Puranas | Ashtadasha Puranas | 18 Puranas | MahaPuranas

The word Puranas covers a wide range of topics and it is mainly composed in Sanskrit, but also in Tamil and other Indian languages, and these are focused the major Hindu deities such as Vishnu, Shiva and Devi and narrates their importance. There are 18 Puranas and have been important in the Hindu culture. All […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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