Story of Manikundala

The story of Manikundala is explained in Brahma Purana. Named as ‘Gautama and Manikundala’ the topic explains about the trader called Manikundala. There was a city named Bhouvana. In that city there lived a brahmana named Goutama. The brahmana had a vaishya (trader and agriculture caste) friend named Manikundala. Goutama’s mother gave him a lot […]

Lord Sri Ram’s Life & Journey: in brief

Lord Rama

Ram’s personal life and his journey is one of the best examples of perfect adherence to dharma even though he had to face many harsh tests of life plus his good and bad time. He depicted as the perfect human and the ideal man. It is to be highly noted that for the sake of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]