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 […]

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 […]

Grandma Stories

Grandma stories are very famous among the young children. With their vast experience, the old grandmother would tell wonderful bhakti stories about Bhakta Prahalada, Dhruva and Markandeya, to their grandchildren and also to their friends, mostly during weekends, in the evenings by having a cup of coffee or tea with some snacks, but at this […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Story – Manifestation of Ganesha, Kartikeya

Here is the story of Manifestation of Ganesha, Kartikeya (Ganesha birth story and Kartikeya’s birth story) is explained as per the Brahma Purana. Once, before taking her bath, goddess Parvati anointed unguent on her body and while removing it created a human form from the accumulated dross. The head of this human form resembled an elephant. […]

Story of Lord Brahma’s Fifth Head

Here is the Story of Lord Brahma’s Fifth Head.. Why Lord Brahma’s fifth head got cut? How Brahma’s fifth head got cut? The interesting story explains the reason behind why Brahma is called ‘Chaturmukha Brahma’… Years ago, there was a war between the gods and the demons and the gods lost. The gods came to […]

Story of Mani Malla (Demons – Malla, Mani)

Story of Mani Malla, Demons – Malla, Mani. Why a battle/war between Lord Shiva and Mani Malla brothers happened? Long ago there lived two powerful demons named Mani and Malla. They had acquired power through penance, and had become very proud. Mani and Malla were brothers, and both had gathered a large army of demons. They […]

Kubera Katha, Story: How Kubera became God of Wealth?

Kubera was the eldest son of the sage Vishrava. Vishrava had two wives. The fist wife give birth to Kubera. The second wife was a rakshasa (demon) woman and gave birth to Ravana, Kumbhakarna and Vibhishana. Kubera used to rule in Lanka and his relations with his cousins were extremely good. But Ravana’s mother did […]

Puranas are stories of Fiction? How do I find God & Why should I believe?

Are Puranas stories of Fiction? Is God present? All these Puranas look like stories of fiction to me. How do I find God? How do I believe his presence, and why should I believe? To the above question posed by a devotee in his Satsang, Sri Sri Ravishankar Guruji replied in his own words at Art of Living… […]

Divine Love Stories

Instead of reading ordinary love stories from books and by watching of love stories in Cinemas and TV Serials, we can read about the love stories of the popular divine characters like Rama, Krishna, Venkateswara, Nala and Dhamayanti, Indra and Indrani, Satyavan and Savitri, Sakunthala and Dushyanta. By reading the love stories of these pious […]

Story of Varudhini and Pravarakhya

Story of Varudhini and Pravarakhya. What is the story of Varudhini and Pravarakhya. The legend of Varudhini, Pravarakhya. Love story of Varudhini, Pravarakhya. The births of King Swarochi and Manu Swarochisha had an interesting background. A learned Brahmana youth called Pravarakhya on the banks of River Varuna observed the required rituals regularly and worshipped guests. […]

Trishanku (King Trishanku & Vishwamitra)

King Trishanku is one the famous Kings mentioned in Puranas and other Hindu Scriptures. Most of the times, Trishanku is connected with the story of Trishanku Swarga. From Dridashva was descended a king named Trayaruni. Trayaruni was a righteous king and followed all the religious dictates. But Trayarun’s son Satyavrata was quite the opposite and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]