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  • Reason Why Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha Are Worshiped Together

    Although Diwali is celebrated as the return of Shri Ram to Ayodhya, Goddess Laksmi and Lord Ganesha are welcomed into every household on this auspicious day. Goddess Lakshmi is the Goddess of wealth and prosperity while Lord Ganesha is considered the God of intelligence. People worship these two deities to welcome wealth along with intelligence. […]

  • The Spiritual Significance of Celebrating Diwali or Deepavali

    Diwali is here once again, and we are all getting into the celebration mood. If you ask your guru, or look up religious books or even check the internet, you will find so many stories connected with this amazing festival of lights. It is said, Lord Rama took about  21 days after defeating Ravana, so it […]

  • 10 Unsolved mysteries of India that you won’t believe

    We are in the modern times now. We have left most of the superstitions behind and used science to analyze and accept things. Logic has prevailed the mere superstitions, and we don’t accept things just because we have to accept it. But there are mysteries that have left people baffled to find the reasons behind. […]

  • Why is Diwali of North India different to Deepawali of South India?

    Deepawali or Diwali is the most celebrated and the brightest of all Hindu festivals in India. The grand festival usually occurs in late October or early November of the English calendar and falls on the 15th day of Kartik of Hindu calendar. Hence, the exact Diwali date varies every year. It is the festival of […]

  • The Legend Behind the Dhanteras and Naraka Chaturdashi

    Dhanteras, also known as “Dhanatrayodashi” or “Dhanvantari Trayodashi” falls in the month of Kartik on the 13th day of the dark fortnight. Dhanteras is the first day of the Indian Diwali and Nepalese Tihar Festival. This festival of wealth is celebrated two days before the festival of lights, Diwali. ‘Dhan’ literally, means wealth and ‘Tera’ […]

  • The Story that links Kedarnath of India and Pashupatinath of Nepal

    Pashupatinath is the guardian spirit and the holiest of all Shiva shrines in Nepal. Pashupatinath Temple is One Part of among one of Dwadash Jyotirlinga of Kedarnath Jyotirlinga Temple. In Chapter 11, titled as ‘Pashupatinath Linga’, of “Koti Rudra Samhita” in Shiva Purana, Pashupatinath has been described as: नयपालाख्यां तु प्रसिद्धायां महितले । लिङ्ग पशुपतिशाख्यं […]

  • An introduction to Lord Shiva – The timeless God of the Universe

    The Transcendent God – Shiva (शिव as his name is pronounced in Sanskrit) is the timeless God of the universe. He alone exists as an existence itself, even before the creation of our world and can be understood as the ultimate transcendence and the supreme being. A Personal God This Supreme Being wants to become […]

  • God and Soul, Atma and Paramatma according to Hindu Dharma

    There are many names of God in Hindu Dharma: Brahman, Isvara, Paramatman, Supreme Self, Bhagavan, Parabrahman, Shiva, Vishnu, Yaksha etc. The soul, on the other hand, is known as Atman or self or individual self. The supreme self and the self are two eternal entities of creation. Both are enjoyers. But one is the supreme […]

  • 10 Movies based on Hindu Epics and Gods

    All across the world, Indian culture is widely known for its richness and its diversity of its deep culture. Its history dates back to the earliest times of human civilization. Hence, India has been the nation of spiritualism for ages and this has naturally influenced the India cinema. If not many there are a few […]

  • The distance between Sun and Earth mentioned in Hanuman Chalisa

    The shape of Earth’s orbit around the sun is not a circle and is slightly elliptical. Therefore, according to modern astronomy and science, the distance between the Earth and the Sun varies throughout the year. The nearest point in the earth’s orbit is known as Periapsis (Perihelion) at which the Earth’s orbit around the Sun, […]

  • This Shiva Temple in Darjeeling connects both Hindus and Buddhists

    One of the highly revered temples in Darjeeling, Mahakal Mandir is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Among the locals, it is known as “Holy Hill”, and is only a few minutes of walk from Chowrasta. The temple is located at the top of the highest ridge of the town. The most interesting fact about the temple […]

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