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...
Sankashti Chaturthi Dates in 2020

Sankashti Chaturthi Dates in 2020

Introduction Dedicated to Ganesha, the God of Beginnings, Sankashti Chaturthi falls on the fourth day of Krishna Paksha (dark lunar or waning phase of the Moon). People observe this day every month. If this festival falls on a Tuesday, it is called Angarika (burning...