Vatsyayana | Author of Kamasutra

Vatsyayana was a great scholar and a philosopher who is believed to have been lived during the 6th century AD. He has written the famous text Kamasutra, in order to make proper understanding of the human love. He has written mainly the text in order to clarify the doubts of the humans, and to get […]

Rohitashva (Lohithashva) | Son of Harishchandra

Lohithashva also called as Rohitashva, was an Ishvaku prince, and his father was Harishchandra, and he was crowned as the king of Ayodhya by his father, Harichandra after he attained old age. Rohitashva was a noble king of Ayodhya, and the Rohtas district in Bihar was named after him, and his importance was still spoken […]

Three Highly Auspicious Plants as per Padma Purana

Tulsi Amla Trees - Tulsi Vivah

What are the three plants that are highly auspicious as per the Padma Purana. Padma Purana explains the significance of these three plants in an elaborated way. Rudraksha Tree Once, while describing about the importance of Rudraksha to the sages, Vyasa said— One who wears a Rudraksha rosary is supreme among all human beings. The mere […]

Sarama Devashuni

Sarama Devashuni is considered as the Mother of the Dogs, cows and all other animals, and she is the attendant and friend of Lord Indra. She is mentioned in Rig Veda (10.108) and in other holy texts of Hinduism. She has contributed some portions of Rig Veda, which is still useful for the Vedic scholars. […]

Pain Suffered by Divine Avatars

Pain is a common activity which we can see in everybody’s life. At some time or other, everybody has to face some pain either in their body or in their mind or both. Pain can be occurred due to injuries or due to some defects in our body. Small children would get injured while playing […]

Yami Vaivasvati | Daughter of Surya, Sister of Yama

Yami Vaivasvati has contributed certain parts of Rig Veda (10.10), and she is believed to have been born before several thousand years ago. Yami Vaivasvati is the daughter of Vivasvan, also called as Lord Surya. Yami is the sister of Lord Yama, and she has later become the holy River goddess Yamuna, and she originates […]

King Ikshvaku | Son of Manu, Founder of Ikshvaku dynasty

According to Hindu Mythology, Ikshvaku was the son of Manu, and he was the first king of the Ikshvaku / Suryavansha dynasty. He was mentioned in various Puranas and in Hindu texts. Ikshvaku’s sons were Vikukshi and Nimi. Nimi was the founder of the Kingdom of the Videhas. Rama was the descendant of King Ikshvaku, […]

Sagara’s Vrittantha, Story of King Sagara

Trishanku’s son was Harishchandra and from Harishchandra was descended a king named Bahu. Bahu devoted too much time to pleasurable pursuits. The upshot of this was that the defence of the kingdom was not properly taken care of. Enemy kings seized this opportunity to attack Bahu’s kingdom. They drove Bahu out and Bahu went off […]

Andhakasura’s Story

Andhakasura’s Story is mentioned in Matsya Purana and many other Scriptures. The story of Andhakasura Vadha and Chandika Devi goes like this… Originally a darling boy of Devi Parvati, Andhakasura bacame a menace to the Universe. In a playful mood, she closed Shiva’s eyes and the perspiration on the latter’s forehead created a boy of muscular […]

War between Kartavirya Arjuna & Ravana

Kartavirya Arjuna was an ancient king who lived in the Treta Yuga and ruled the ancient city of Mahishmati, which is the present day Madhya Pradesh. Kartavirya was the son of Kritavirya. He has got thousand hands and an ardent devotee of Lord Dattatreya. Kartavirya Arjuna ruled his city for a long period of time […]

Katvanga | Story of King Katvanga

Several thousands of years back, there lived a great king and his name was Katvanga. He was well versed in all kinds of arts and was very good in handling deadly weapons during the battles. Due to that, once when there was a war between the demigods and the demons, the demigods approached Katvanga and […]

Prithu | Story of King Prithu

Prithu is a great king who was mentioned in Vedic texts. He is considered as an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, and he is the son of Vena. From the name of Prithu, the earth goddess had obtained her name as Prithvi. Prithu requested the earth goddess, Prithvi, to give proper vegetation in the earth. But […]

Kubalashva’s Katha: Story of King Kubalashva

Kubalashva was one of the kings descended from Kakutstha. Kubalashva’s father was named Vrihadashva. After Vrihadashva had ruled for many years, he desired to retire to the forest. He therefore prepared to hand over the kingdom to his son Kubalashva. But learning of King Vrihadashva’s resolve, a sage named Utanka came to meet the king. […]

Yayati Katha, Story of King Yayati

Yayati Katha, Story of King Yayati is explained here.. In the lunar dynasty, there was born a powerful king named Nahusha. He married Viraja and they had six sons named Yati, Yajati, Samyati, Ayati, Yati, and Suyati. Yati became a hermit. So although Yayati was not the eldest, he was crowned king after Nahusha. Yayati […]

Akashavani | Divine Voice from Sky

We would have read in the Puranas and in other holy texts that sometimes, people would hear the divine voice from the sky and it would give them a warning message, and also would give a chance to the bad ones to correct their bad habits. According to Srimad Bhagavatham, once when King Kamsa was […]

9 Important Teachings of Prahlada

Narasimha Swamy in Puranas, Vedas

Bhakta Prahalada is considered as anardent devotee of Lord Vishnu, and he is praised for his great bhakti similar to Narada, Dhuruva and other Bhagavathas. He was born in the Krita Yuga also known as Satya Yuga to the demon king, HiranyaKashipu, and later his father was killed by Lord Narasimha, and he was crowned […]

Story of King Muchukunda’s & Lord Vishnu’s Shivalinga

Lord Indra had to face a very hard battle against the powerful demons. With the assistance of King Muchukunda, so he was successful in winning the battle. Therefore, Indira wished to present a gift to Muchukunda as a token of his humble gratitude to the emperor, and wholeheartedly asked what he personally wanted. The King […]

Banasura | Banasura Vrittantha | Banasura Katha

Banasura was a thousand-armed Asura king, and the son of Bali, and the great grand-son of Bhakta Prahlada. Banasura is believed to have ruled the present-day Assam. Banasura, a great demon king, once ruled over a large kingdom. He was a brave and a courageous ruler who never got afraid of any one. Even the […]

Importance of Surya Puja (Surya Bhagavan’s worship)

Surya Puja

What is the importance of Surya Puja (Surya Bhagavan’s worship)? Here is the detailed explanation about the significance of Surya Pujan… Once, while describing about the importance of Surya’s worship to Vaishampayan, Sage Vyasa narrated the following tale – There lived a king named Bhadreshwar. He ruled over Madhyadesh. Once his left hand was infected […]

Suryavansh | Story of Suryavansh | Lineage of Suryavansh

The story of Suryavansh is mentioned in Vishnu Purana. This story begins with King Sagar.. King Sagar had two queens, Sumati, the daughter of Kashyapa and Keshini, the daughter of Vidarbha’s king. Keshini had a son Asmanjas whereas Sumati had sixty thousand sons. Anshuman was the son of Asmanjas. Asmanjas was very whimsical since his childhood. […]