Daityas (Asuras)

The Daityas belong to the family of demons, Khalakeyas and Dhanavas. In general, as per ancient Puranas, Demons are considered as wicked and cruel persons. They used to perform severe penance on Lord Brahma and would get the desired boons, and try to invade the earth and the heaven. And the demigods would pray to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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. […]

Creation as per Rudra Samhita (Srushti)

Siva the consort of Gauri, the sole cause of the origin, sustenance, dissolution of the universe, who has understood the reality, who is the endless renown, who is the support of Maya but is free from its influence, whose form is incomprehensible, who is unsullied and who is perfect knowledge itself. Siva who is prior […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Creation of Humans in Padma Purana

Creation of Humans in Padma Purana – How humans were created by Lord Brahma as per the Padma Purana’s Srishti Khand? On being asked by Bhishma about the origin of the four prominent castes, Sage Pulastya said— Lord Brahma created the Brahmins and the Kshatriyas from his mouth and chest respectively. Similarly, Vaishyas and Shudras […]