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 […]

Three Highly Auspicious Plants as per Padma Purana

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 […]

Geography of World as per Brahma Purana

Brahma Purana explains the Geography of World. As per Brahma Purana, Geography of World is divided into seven regions (Dvipas).. Having heard accounts of the solar and lunar dynasties, the sages requested Romaharshana. “Tell us a little about the geography of the world. What does the earth look like? What are its limits?” Romaharshana obliged […]

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 […]

Sri Rama’s Coronation as King of Ayodhya | Srirama Pattabhishekam

Sri Rama Pattabhishekam, the story of Rama’s Coronation, is also mentioned in Padma Purana. Describing the coronation of Sri Rama Lord Mahadeva told Parvati–People of Ayodhya rejoiced at the return of Sri Rama. An auspicious day was chosen for his coronation and Sri Rama became the king of Ayodhya amidst the chantings of Vedic mantras. […]

Story: Origin of Guptakashi, History

What is the story behind the origin of Guptakashi? What are the legends mentioned in Puranas about Guptakashi near Kedarnath in Uttarakhand? As per the Hindu Scriptures, Guptakashi is one of the Sapta Kashis, Seven prominent Temples or holy places dedicated to Lord Shiva. The legend holds that subsequent to the Kurukshetra war of the […]

Bharatavarsha, Kraunchdweep, Plakshdweep, Shalmaldweep, Kushdweep, Shakhdweep, Pushkardweep

Bharatavarsha has nine divisions named Indradweep, Kaseru, Tamraparn, Gamastiman, Nagdweep, Soumya, Gandharva, Varun and Yahadweep which is surrounded by the sea and has an expansion of 1000 Yojans. In the eastern part of Bharata, live Kirat whereas in the western part live Yavans. In the mid part of Bharata, live population of Brahmins, Kshatriyas, Vaishyas […]

Bharatavarsha (Akhanda Bharat in Puranas)

Bharatavarsha, Akhanda Bharat in Puranas.. What is Bharatavarsha in Puranas? What was India called during Puranic age? Indian subcontinent in Puranas.. The landmass that is present between Himalayas and the ocean is known as Bharata. It has an expansion of 9,000 Yojans. It is populated by the descendants of Bharata. It has seven native mountains- […]

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 […]

Lord Vishnu incarnated as Sri Rama to eliminate Ravana

Lord Vishnu was incarnated as Sri Rama to eliminate Ravana. This story is mentioned in Padma Purana’s Pathala Khanda. People of Ayodhya lived peacefully during Sri Rama’s reign until one fateful day when they were struck by a bad news–Sri Rama had abandoned Sita after a Washerman leveled an unfair charge against her character. Such […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Story of King Nabhaga

King Nabhaga was refused of material wealth: Vaivaswata’s another son King Nabhaga advised his youngest son Junior Nabhaga to perform a sincere yagna in favour of the Planetary Heads since the junior Nabhaga received a raw deal by his elder brothers in the apportionment of the King’s wealth when the senior Nabhaga proceeded to Vanaprastha. […]

Reference of Nine Planets in Vishnu Purana

The Moon rides a chariot with three wheels. This chariot is hauled by ten horses. During its entire journey, the Moon passes through all the twenty-seven Nakshatras. These horses haul the Moon’s chariot for a complete Kalpa. With his rays, the Sun nourishes the Moon, which loses its strength because of drinking of its ambrosia by […]

Story of Shambuka Vadha by Rama (Rama killing Shambuka)

Lord Rama

What is the Story of Shambuka Vadha by Rama (Rama killing Shambuka)? Padma Purana mentions the story of Shambuka Vadha as a conversation between Bhisma and Pulastya. Shambuka Vadha story goes like this.. After killing the demons king Ravana, Sri Rama returned to Ayodhya. Many sages had arrived there to bless him on the occasion […]

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. […]

Story of Nahusha (Chandra Vamsha King)

Story of Nahusha, legend of King Nahusha. King Nahusha is also associated with Ashoka Sundari, daughter of Lord Shiva and Parvati, and the sister of Lord Ganesha. Nahusha who was also in the lineage of Pururava had the distinction of peforming ninety nine Ashwamedha Yagnas and was nearly qualified to become Indra who should have […]