Panchamukha Hanuman | Origin of Panchamukha Anjaneya Swamy

Panchamukha Hanuman

Panchamukha Hanuman or Lord Panchamukha Anjaneyaswamy is the Lord Hanuman who appears with five faces. The origin and the legend of Panchamukha Hanuman are given here in this article. The origin of Sri Panchamukha Anjaneya can be traced to a story in the Ramayana. During the Ramayana war (the war between Lord Rama and Ravana), […]

Aspects|Forms of Lord Narasimha

Narasimha Swamy at ISKCON Temple

There are many ferocious forms and aspects of Lord Narashima. In the several forms, the most significant three forms are Ghora-narasimha, Ugra-narasimha and Chanda-narasimha. The other important ferocious forms and aspects of Lord Narashima are as follows. Panchamukha-Hanuman-narasimha is the one who largely appears as one of Sri Hanuman’s five faces. The Lord representing the […]

Somaskanda Murti, Lord Shiva with Parvati & Murugan (Skanda / Subramanya)

Somaskandhamurti is one the forms of Lord Shiva, depicted in one of the Puranas relating to the Lord Vishnu. Here the word ‘Soma’ is referred to Lord Shiva and ‘Skandha’ is refrerred to another child God. It has been described in various occasions in the epics that Lord Vishnu had worshipped Lord Shiva, such as […]

Ekapada Trimurthi, Lord Shiva’s One-footed aspect

Ekapada Trimurthi

Trimurthi is the trinity of three deities Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva. Ekapada Trimurthi is the form of Lord Shiva where he is described along with Lord Brahma and Lord Vishnu forming the trinity. In Ekapada Trimurthi aspect, the central leg of Shiva is more visible than other two smaller legs of Vishnu and […]

Lord Veerabhadra Swamy

Lord Veerabhadra Swamy

Lord Veerabhadra is said to be a creation of Lord Shiva. It is believed that the personification of Lord Shiva’s power is none other than Veerabhadra. Even Lord Vishnu is not the match for Veerabhadra in the war field. Such is the power of Lord Shiva, according to the epics. In the same way, when […]

Purva Phalguni Nakshatra Stotram | Poorva Phalguni Nakshatra or Pooram Nakshatra stotra

Purva Phalguni nakshatra stotram or Poorva Phalguni nakshatra stotra is a daily prayer for nakshatra natives to chant. Purva Phalguni, also known as Pooram nakshatra or Pubba Nakshatra, is the 11th of 27 nakshatrams in Hindu astrology. Reciting this stotram daily gives pleasure, personality development, happiness, and wealth for the natives of Purva Phalguni nakshatra. […]

Purva Phalguni Nakshatra | Pubba Nakshatram Astrology Predictions

Purva Phalguni nakshatra or Poorva Falguni nakshatram, also known as Pubba nakshatram, is 11th nakshatram among 27 birth star constellations. Purva phalguni nakshatra belongs to Simha Rasi or Leo zodiac. If you are born in Purva Phalguni / Pubba Nakshtra or birth star constellation, your horoscope indicates the following personality and characteristics. Physical Features: As […]

Child Birth in Purva Phalguni Nakshatra (Pooram, Pubba)

What is the effect of child birth in Purva Phalguni Nakshatra (Pooram, Pubba)? Is Purva Phalguni Nakshatram good for child birth? The impact of baby birth on Purva Phalguni Nakshatra’s 1st Pada (Quarter), 2nd Pada, 3rd Pada and 4th Pada?.. Here is the detailed analysis on the effects of Child birth in Purva Phalguni Nakshatra…. The birth of […]

Srivari Padukalu Ooregimpu Utsavam for Tiruchanur Brahmotsavam

Srivari Padukalu Ooregimpu Utsavam for Tiruchanur Brahmotsavam on 24 November 2014, Monday.. As an age old tradition, a set of golden foot wear-Srivari Padukalu of Lord Sri Venkateswara Swamy have been brought on a procession to the temple from Pasupu Mandapam. Goddess Padmavathi Devi will wear this “Srivari Padukalu” while taking a ride on Garuda […]

Padmavathi Ammavaru as ‘Utla Krishna’ on Sarvabhoopala Vahanam

Padmavathi Ammavaru as ‘Utla Krishna’ on Sarvabhoopala Vahanam as a part of Tiruchanur Brahmotsavam on 24 November 2014, Monday. Goddess Padmavathi Devi dressed up as “Utla Krishna” went around the four-mada streets of the temple town on the ‘Sarva Bhoopala Vahanam’ on Monday morning. The attire of Goddess resembled Lord Krishna, with flute in one […]

Annavaram Sri Satyanarayana Swamy Vari Kalyanam

Satyanarayana swamy kalyanam is the major event celebrated in Annavaram Sri Rama Satyanaranaya swamy temple in Andhra Pradesh. The celestial wedding of Goddess Rama and Lord Veera Venkata Satyanarayana swamy is observed for 6 days in Vaisakh month (May) beginning from Vaisakha Suddha Ekadashi. The celebrations continue till Vaisakha bahula Padyami. In 2015, Annavaram Satyanarayana […]

Vasavi Jayanti 2015, Vasavi Kanyaka Parameshwari Jayanthi

Vasavi Jayanti or Vasavi Kanyaka Parameshwari Jayanthi is the birth anniversary or first appearance day of Goddess Vasavi, also known as Goddess Vasavi Kanyaka Parameswari. In 2015, Vasavi Jayanti date is April 28. Vasavi Jayanti is observed on Vaishakha Shukla Dasami, tenth day in bright fortnight in Vaisakh month. Goddess Vasavi Matha, also known as […]

Padmavathi Karthika Brahmotsavam 2014 | Tiruchanur Padmavati Ammavari Karteeka Brahmotsavalu

Padmavathi Ammavari karthika Brahmotsavam are held during Kartika masam in Tiruchanur temple dedicated to Goddess padmavati. In 2014, Padmavati Devi Kartika brahmotsavam starts on November 19 and ends on November 28. Brahmotsavam begins with Ankurarpana and Dwajarohanam and ends with Chakra Snanam and Dwajavarohanam. Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Karthika Brahmotsavam Schedule 2014 Date Morning / Evening Vahana […]

Daily Puja at Kadampuzha Devi Temple

Daily Puja at Kadampuzha Devi Temple – There are two main daily rituals at the Kadampuzha Devi Temple, Kerala. Poomoodal (covering the deity under a heap of freshly picked flowers) is the highest puja done in the temple. The Poomoodal offering is being done between 0900-1100 after which the temple will be closed after morning […]

Stories of Kadampuzha Devi Temple

Here are the Stories of Kadampuzha Devi Temple, Kerala. The legends surrounding the Kadampuzha Devi are related to Arjuna, one of the heroes of the epic Mahabharata. Arjuna fought with god Siva during the Kirata incarnation (he was accompanied by Devi Parvathy during her Vanadurga incarnation). A demon named Mukasura took the form of a […]

Panchang, 7 December 2014 | Hindu Calendar

Panchang of 7 December 2014 displays Tithi of 7 December 2014, Nakshatra, Yoga, Moonrise Time, Auspicious Time, Inauspicious Timings of 7 December 2014 Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:59 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 17:37Chandrodayam (Moonrise)18:38 Chandrastama (Moonset)07:21Today’s PanchangamPaksha (Fortnight) Krishna PakshaTithi (Lunar Day) Pratipada – 18:02Nakshatra Mrigashirsha – 24:27*Yoga Sadhya – 16:02Karana Taitila – 30:17* Today’s PanchangPurnimanta Month PaushAmavasyanta Month […]