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Significance of Vasant Panchami

Significance of Vasant Panchami

Introduction Vasant Panchami marks the beginning of spring and end of winter. More importantly, Vasant Panchami refers to the celebration of Goddess Saraswathi, the Divine Goddess of Learning. People celebrate the festival of Saraswathi Pooja. It is also called Shree...

Birth Story of Rama

Birth Story of Rama

Introduction Rama is the seventh incarnation of Vishnu, the Supreme Preserver. The tyrant king of Lanka, Ravana wielded mighty powers and was troubling the Gods and holy saints, creating obstacles while they tried to perform sacred rituals. The Supreme Preserver...

The Story of Ravana

The Story of Ravana

Introduction: Ravana is popularly known as the demon king of Lanka, who plays a significant role in the Hindu epic, the Ramayana. He is also considered an ardent devotee of Shiva. Not many people, though, are aware of the different facets of Ravana. Ravana means the...

The Story of Hiranyakashipu and Prahlada

Introduction The Bhagavata Purana has it that the two demons, Hiranyaksha and his brother Hiranyakashipuwere Vishnu’s gatekeepers –Jaya and Vijaya. The two received a curse from the Four Kumaras. Later, they were born on earth as the demonic brothers. The Hiranyas...

Significance of Guruvayur Ekadashi

Significance of Guruvayur Ekadashi

Introduction Ekadashi is a spiritual day dedicated to the Supreme Preserver, Vishnu. Guruvayur Ekadashi falls in the Shukla Paksha (the waxing phase of the moon) in the Malayalam month of Vrishchika. The state of Kerala celebrates Vrishchika Ekadashi as Guruvayur...

Story of Valmiki

Story of Valmiki

Introduction Maharshi Valmiki is the author of the Hindu epic Ramayana, which nearly contains 24,000 verses. He was born in the Treta Yuga. The Valmiki Ramayana dates from 500 BC to 100 BC. Valmiki is also said to have authored Yoga Vasistha that explains several...

Interesting Facts about Satya Yug

Introduction Time, in general terms, is a cycle of creation and destruction. According to Hinduism, time is endless, and the division of time is into four Yugas - Satya Yuga comprising of 4*43,2000 years, Treta Yuga comprising of 3*43,2000 years, Dvapara Yuga...

The Story of Parshuram

The Story of Parshuram

Introduction Vishnu, the Supreme Preserver and Sustainer of the earth has taken many incarnations to bring justice and peace. Every avatar of Vishnu has been a lesson for humanity, in that good always triumphs over evil. Parshuram was one such avatar and Vishnu’s...

Significance of Vaikuntha Ekadashi

Significance of Vaikuntha Ekadashi

Introduction An auspicious day dedicated to Vishnu, the Supreme Preserver, Vaikuntha Ekadashi is observed in all Vishnu temples across India. The day is extremely auspicious for devotees of Vishnu as they believe that VaikunthaDwaram, the heavenly abode of...

Significance of Karva Chauth

Introduction Karva Chauth is a famous festival celebrated by women across North and Central India. Karva means an earthen lamp, and Chauth means fourth. The festival falls after Poornima (full moon) on the fourth day in the month of Kartik, the harvest season, close...