Story of Chandika Devi & Andhakasura

Matsya Purana tells the story of Chandika Devi and Andhakasura (the origin of Chandika Devi). The story of Chandika Devi and Andhakasura Vadha 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 […]

Tulsi is the Holiest Tree, said by Lord Shiva

tulsi plant

Tulsi is the Holiest Tree, said by Lord Shiva.. this sentence is mentioned in the Padma Purana. Once Kartikeya asked Lord Shiva about the holiest tree, which was capable of giving salvation. Lord Shiva replied The Tulsi plant is supreme among all the vegetations. She is very dear to lord Vishnu and fulfills all the desires […]

Story of King Vishal (Surya Vamsha King)

The story of King Vishal, a King of Surya Vamsha (Solar dynasty) is explained here. King Vishal of Vidisha Kingdom was blessed with an extraordinarily pretty Princess named Vaishali. The King announced a ‘Swayamvara’ or bride’s choice for marriage and many eligible Princes attended the function. One Prince named Aveekshith or the one who was […]

Raivata Manvantara, Fifth Manvantara

Raivata Manvantara is the fifth Manvantara in Hindu timeline. What is the importance of Raivata Manvantara? The fifth manvantar was called Raivat–named after Raivat Manu, who had ten sons as well–Varuna, Tatvadarshi, chitiman, Havyap, Kavi, Mukt, Nirutsuk, Satva, Vimoh and Prakashak, Bhutraja and Prakriti were the two prominent deities of this manvantar and the names […]

Story of King Vidurath (Surya Vamsha King)

King Vidurath was a Surya Vamsha king. King Vidurath discovered a huge cavity of Earth in a forest in his Kingdom. A Muni in the forest informed that there was a demon of Patala called Kujrumbha made several such cavities in the forest through which the demon entered and killed the passers by including animals. The Muni however cautioned […]

Poush Maas 2014-2015 in Gujarati Calendar

Poush month or Poush maas is the third month in traditional Gujarati calendar followed in Gujarat. Poush maas 2014-2015 starts on December 22, 2014 and ends on January 20, 2015. Same calendar is followed in Karnataka, Maharashtra, and Andhra Pradesh. Poush maas is considered as inauspicious month for some kinds of Hindu rituals like marriages, grah […]

Poush Mahina 2014-2015 in Marathi Calendar

Poush mahina or Poush month is the tenth month in traditional Marathi calendar followed in Maharashtra and Goa. In 2014-2015, Poush mahina starts on December 22, 2014 and ends on January 20, 2015. Same calendar is followed in Gujarat, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh. Poush maas is considered as inauspicious month for some kinds of Hindu rituals […]

Pushya Maasa 2014-15 in Kannada Calendar

Pushya Maasa or Pushya month is the tenth month in traditional Kannada calendar followed in Karnataka. In 2014-15, Pushya maasa begins on December 22, 2014 and ends on January 20, 2015. Same calendar is followed in Maharashtra, Goa, Gujarat, and Andhra Pradesh. Pushya maasa is considered as inauspicious month for some kinds of Hindu rituals like […]

Somvati Amavasya, 22 December 2014

22 December 2014 is Somvati Amavasya, Amasomvar Vrata. It is auspicious to perform Shiva Puja and many other pujas mentioned in the Scriptures. Somvati Amavasya is observed on the No Moon which falls on Somavar (Monday). 22 December 2014 Somvati Amavasya is Poush Amavasya in North Indian Hindi calendars. It is Margashirsha Amavasya in Telugu, Kannada, Marathi […]

Somvati Amavasya, Amavas on Somavar: Importance & spiritual significance

Somvati Amavasya, Amavas which falls on Somvar (Monday), is considered as auspicious day for Hindu devotees. Significance of Somvati Amavasya – Somvati Amavas Mahatmya: The importance and significance of Somvati Amavasya is narrated by Bhishma to Dharma Raj in the Mahabharat. Devotees believe that taking a holy dip in sacred rivers such as Ganga, Yamuna, Godavari, […]

Somvati Amavasya Sankalp Mantra, Sankalpa Mantram to chant on Somavathi Amavasya

Somvati Amavasya is the most auspicious Amavasya day to worship Lord Vishnu, Lord Shiva, and Pitru Devatas or dead ancestors. Somavathi Amavasya, also known as Ama Somvar Vrata, was observed by King Yudhistira to get noble successors for his dynasty. Sankalpa Mantra for Somvati Amavasya puja is the most auspicious prayer to chant which is […]

Somvati Amavasya Story, Vrat Katha, Legend

The story, vrat katha of Somvati Amavasya is associated with the daughter of a moneylender and a washerwoman… The story goes like this…. Once upon a time, a moneylender lived in a village with his wife, seven sons and a daughter. All of his sons got married but the daughter was yet not married. A […]

Amavasya, 21|22 December 2014

21|22 December 2014 is Amavasya. Amavasya, No Moon day in December 2014 is Paush Amavasya in North Indian Hindi calendars & Margashirsha Amavasya as per Telugu, Kannada, Marathi, and Gujarati calendars. It falls in Margazhi masam in Tamil calendar & Dhanu masam in Malayalam calendar. Amavasya December 2014 begins at 9.15 AM on 21 December […]

Effects of Shani in 1st House (Saturn Ascendant)

Effects of Shani in 1st House (Saturn Ascendant) or Saturn in Lagna Position, What are the Positive effects, negative effects of having Shani in Lagna? Benefic or Positive effects of Saturn in 1st house When Saturn, Venus is in House No. 1 it will control the earnings of the native. If the Saturn is benefic […]

Shraddha on Various Nakshatrams: Merits, Benefits|Fruits

What are the benefits of performing Shraddha on particular Nakshatrams? “Shraddha on Various Nakshatrams: Merits, Benefits|Fruits” explains the results of performing Shraddha on each Nakshatram…. Apart from Pitru Paksha (Mahalaya Paksha), Aadi Amavasai – Amavasai in Aadi Month in Tamil calendar, Karkadika Vavu in Malayalam Calendar, and every Amavasya are the auspicious days for performing […]

Vishakha Nakshatra stotram

Vishakha nakshatra stotram is a daily prayer for Visakha nakshatra natives to chant. VIshakha, also known as Visakam nakshatra or Visaakham Nakshatra, is the 16th of 27 nakshatrams in Hindu astrology. Reciting this daily stotram (Nitya Parayana stotra) gives happiness, self confidence, and wealth for the natives of Visakha nakshatra. The natives of each padam […]