Sri Rama’s war with Lava & Kusha

Sri Rama’s war with Lava & Kusha is an important incident in Ramayana. The story of Rama – Lava Kusha battle is mentioned in Padma Purana’s Pathala Khanda.. Sri Rama requested sage Agastya to tell about the means by which he could become liberated from the sins of killing brahmins. Sage Agastya advised him to […]

Story of Rama Avatar – Why Lord Vishnu incarnated as Sri Rama

Sri Rama Avatara is the seventh Avatara of Lord Vishnu. The story of Rama Avatara is also mentioned in Padma Purana’s Uttara Khanda. Once, goddess Parvati expressed her desire to know about all the incarnations of Lord Vishnu. Continuing with the various incarnations of Lord Vishnu, Lord Mahadeva told Parvati — Describing about Sri Rama’s incarnation Lord Mahadeva […]

Boons to Demons by Gods

We would have read in the ancient puranas, about the penance of Demons on Lord Brahma, and getting great boons after finishing their penance. But most of the demons have utilized their powers obtained through their boons only for destructive purposes. After getting great powers, through their powerful boons, they began to capture the divine […]

Nachiketa | Nachiketas | Nachiketan

Nachiketa was the son of the sage Vajashravasa and was very spiritual in nature similar to that of his father. He has got cleared his doubts with the god of Death, Yama. Nachiketa is noted for his deep interest in devotion to god and was interested to attain the path of moksha. He is also […]

Kalachakra | Wheel of Time in Hinduism (Wheel of History)

Kala Chakra also called as The Wheel of Time or The Wheel of History is a concept which is mentioned in the holy texts of Hinduism. It means the changing situations in the world and also in our life, and in simple terms Kala Chakra means passage of time. And this Kalachakra is functioning with […]

King Nahusha | Son-in-Law of Lord Shiva and Parvati Mata

Nahusha was a king of the Chandra dynasty and he was the son of King Ayu, and Queen Viraja. Nahusha was born due to the blessings of Lord Dattatreya, and he was the consort of Mata Ashokasundari, who is popularly known as Bala Tripura Sundari, and she is the daughter of Lord Shiva and Mata […]

Nalayani | Rishi Maudgalya’s Wife

Nalayani was the consort of Rishi Maudgalya, and she was considered as a holy, pious and a chaste woman. Once, her husband Maudgalya wanted to test her, and through his spiritual powers, he had become a leper. Even after that, Nalayani served him honestly and used to eat the remaining food of her husband. Even […]

Story of Harishchandra and Varuna Yagna

In the Ikshvaku dynasty there ruled a king named Harishchandra. Harishchandra had no son. One day two sages named Narada and Parvata came to visit Harishchandra and told him that he would go to hell if he did not have a son. “How can I obtain a son?” asked Harishchandra. “Go to the banks of […]

Story of Vamana Avatar | Purpose of Lord Vishnu’s Vamana Avatara

Bali vamana story

Vamana Avatara is the fifth Avatara of Lord Vishnu. The story of Vamana Avatara is also mentioned in Padma Purana’s Uttara Khanda. Vamana is a form of Lord Vishnu who had appeared as a dwarf Brahmin (Brahmin child – Brahmin Brahmachari). Once, goddess Parvati expressed her desire to know about all the incarnations of Lord Vishnu. Continuing […]

How Krishna’s son Aniruddha married Usha, daughter of demon Banasura?

How Krishna’s son Aniruddha married Usha, daughter of demon Banasura? Here is the story of Marriage of Aniruddha (Lord Krishna’s son) and Usha (daughter of Banasura, a demon) and it is mentioned in Padma Purana’s Uttara Khanda. Lord Mahadeva continued with the divine tales of Sri Krishna — O Parvati! Sri Krishna had a son […]

Hells in Vishnu Purana | Types of Naraka Lokas

Beneath the earth and water are situated the hells into which, the sinners are thrown. Raurav, Sukar, Rodha, Tal, Vishsan, Mahajwal, Taptakumbh, Lavan, Vilohit, Rudhiramabh, Vaitarni, Krimish, Krimibhojan, Asipatravana, Krishna, Lalabhaksha, Darun, Puyuvah, Pap, Vahnijwal, Adhahshira, Sandansh, Kalsutra, Tamas, Avichi, Swabhojan, Apratishthit and Aprachi are the main hells. These are all under the domain of […]

Birth of Jamadagni & Vishwamitra

The story of Birth of Jamadagni & Vishwamitra is mentioned in Vishnu Purana. Jamadagni is the father of Parashurama.. Pururava had six sons- Ayu, Amavasu, Vishwavasu, Shrutayu, Shatayu and Ayutayu. Amavasu had a son Bhima and Bhima in turn had a son Kanchan. Jahnu was the son of Kanchan’s son, Suhotra. At the time of […]

How Lord Vishnu protected Prahlada from Hiranyakashipu

How Lord Vishnu protected Prahlada from Hiranyakashipu? Lord Vishnu countered all the 18 attempts Hiranyakashipu had made to kill Prahlada and protected him from his father. This story is mentioned in Vishnu Purana’s 13th chapter. Hearing the news of Kritya’s failure to kill Prahlada, killing of teachers and their subsequent revival as effected by Prahlada, […]

Story of Sage Vishwamitra and Lord Indra

Many years ago, there was a terrible drought. There was no food to be had. The sage Vishvamitra had come to the banks of the river Goutami Ganga with his disciples. Vishvamitra’s wife, children and disciples were all hungry. The sage therefore sent his disciples out to look for food. They searched everywhere, but could […]

Role of Ganapathi in Marriage of Valli Devasena

How Ganapathi helped his brother marry Valli, a tribal princess? Here is the story of Sri Valli Devasena and the role of Ganesha in their marriage… Subramanya first married Devasena the daughter of Indra. Subrahmanya later during his travels in south fell in love with Valli who was a tribal princess. Though Valli loved Lord Subrahmanya she […]

Nether Worlds as per Vishnu Purana

Story of Nether Worlds as per Vishnu Purana. Vishnu Purana explains about Nether Worlds in its Chapter Five. Earth’s total height is 70,000 Yojans. In her depth, are situated seven nether worlds with a depth of 10,000 Yojans each respectively. Names of these seven nether worlds are Atal, Vital, Nital, Gamastiman, Mahatal, Sutal and Patal. […]

Story of Chandika Devi & Andhakasura

Matsya Purana tells the story of Chandika Devi and Andhakasura (the origin of Chandika Devi). The story of Chandika Devi and Andhakasura Vadha 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 […]

Goddess Lakshmi birth story (Lakshmi Janma Vrittantha)

Goddess Lakshmi birth story - Lakshmi Janma Vrittantha

What is Goddess Lakshmi birth story (Lakshmi Janma Vrittantha)? Here is the story behind the birth of Goddess Lakshmi (Mahalakshmi) as mentioned in the Padma Purana.. The story goes like this.. When Bhisma expressed his desire to know about the manifestation of goddess Lakshmi.. Pulastya replied – Once, after being defeated by the demons, the […]

Indraprastha, the Holiest City mentioned in Puranas

The story related to the holiest city – Indraprastha is mentioned in Padma Purana’s Uttara Khanda. The sages enquired from Suta about the holiest city situated on the banks of river Yamuna. Suta narrated the tale which Sage Saubhari had once told Yudhisthira — Once, Narada and Parvat were travelling through an aerial route, while […]