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Rudrashtakam (रुद्राष्टकम्) from Ram Charitmanas

Rudrashtakam (रुद्राष्टकम्) is a Sanskrit composition in devotion of Lord Shiva. The devotional hymn "Rudrashtakam" appears in the Uttara...

नासदीय सूक्त – अन्वय , हिन्दी अर्थ​सहित​

नासदीय सूक्त - अन्वय , हिन्दी अर्थ​सहित​ नासदासीन्नो सदासीत् त​दानीं नासीद्रजो नो व्योमा परो...

What was previous birth of Vritrasura (वृत्रासुर)?

It is mentioned in Bhagavata Purana- Sixth Skanda- chapter 14-17, when King Parikshit (परीक्षित) asked Sukhdev (शुकदेव) - Why Vritrasura (वृत्रासुर) after being...

Why did Lord Vishnu need Rishi Dadhichi’s bones to kill Vritrasura?

When Vritrasura (वृत्रासुर ) was not defeated by the existing weapons, so devata went to Lord Vishnu for suggestion as what can kill...

How rishi Dadhichi got name as Ashvashira (अश्वशिर) ?

Ashvashira (अश्वशिर) is another name of Rishi Dadhichi (दधीचि). Rishi Dadhichi is a knower of self knowledge (ब्रह्म विद्या)...

What is Narayana Kavacha & who thought it to Indra?

Narayana Kavacham (नारायण कवच) is a prayer to Lord Vishnu mentioned in Bhagavata Purana, sixth skanda-chapter 8.  It is also known as...

What are the name of sons born from Draupadi (द्रौपदी )?

As mentioned in Mahabharata Adi Parva (आदिपर्व) chapter 220 verse 79-85, also referred as Harnaharana Parva (हरणाहरणपर्व) Name of...

Who was rishi Brihadashva (बृहदश्व)

Brihadashva (बृहदश्व) — is a rishi mentioned in Mahabharata Vana Parva chapter 52. Brihadashva went to the forest Kamyaka (काम्यकवन )...

Story of marriage of Rishi Agastya(अगस्त्य) and Lopamudra(लोपामुद्रा)

This story is mentioned in Mahabharata Vana Parva - chapter 95-99, that section is called as Theerthayatra Parva (तीर्थयात्रापर्व​)

What basis the sequence of Radha-Krishna (राधा-कृष्ण) is arrived?

As per Sanskrit grammar, there is sutra in द्वन्द्व समास (Copulative Compound) The Sanskrit sutra called as अल्पाच्तरम् 2.2.34- means...

How Veda Vyas (वेद व्यास) got his name ?

It is mentioned in Mahabharata Adi Parva chapter 63 verse 87-88 : पादापसारिणं धर्मं स तु विद्वान्युगे युगे।आयुः शक्तिं...

Story of Nala-Damayanti (नल-दमयन्ती)

Nala-Damayanti (नल-दमयन्ती) story is mentioned in the Vana Parva (वन पर्व​) under Nalopakhyana Parva ( नलोपाख्यान पर्व​) of the Mahabharata.   After the Arjun...

Rishi Aṇimāṇḍavya (अणिमाण्डव्य)

1. How he got the name Aṇimāṇḍavya ( अणिमाण्डव्य ) Once there was a famous Brahmin named Māṇḍavya. He did Tapas (penance) for many years standing...

Difference between mantra, suktam, shloka, stotra and stuti ?

Mantra ( मंत्र) –  is a sacred utterance, a syllable orgroup of words believed to have psychological and spiritual powers. Example – Gayatri Mantra , Om...

What is the source of Gayatri Mantra (गायत्री मन्त्र)?

The Gāyatrī (गायत्री) Mantra, also known as the Sāvitri (सवित्री ) Mantra, is a mantra from the Rig Veda (Mandala 3.62.10), dedicated...

What does Om (ॐ) signify?

Om ( ॐ )  is a symbol represtenting Atman (soul) or Brahman (ultimate reality).  It is often found at the beginning and the end of...

What are Shanti Mantra (शान्ति मंत्र) and when are they recited?

Shanti Mantra or “Peace Mantra” are Hindu prayers for peace  from the Vedas. Shanti Mantras are found in Upanishads, where they are invoked in the...

Do Vedas talk about rebirth or reincarnation?

Brihadaranyaka Upanishad says about the rebirth. The text is contained within the Shatapatha Brahmana, which is itself a part of the Shukla Yajur Veda. It...

What is a Manvantara (मन्वन्तर) ?

Manvantara (मन्वन्तर) or age of a Manu (मनु), is a period of time measurement. Each Manvantara is created and ruled by a specific Manu, who...

Who was Rishi Yajnavalkya (याज्ञवल्क्य)?

Yajnavalkya (याज्ञवल्क्य) is a vedic sage of Hinduism Yajnavalkya is credited to be the one who coined the word Advaita (non-dual) one of the important...

Purusha Suktam ( पुरुषसूक्तम् )

Purusha sukta (पुरुषसूक्तम्) is hymn mentioned in Rigveda 10.90, dedicated to the Purusha, the "Cosmic Being". This Sukta is...

How rishi Dadhichi got name as Ashvashira (अश्वशिर) ?

Ashvashira (अश्वशिर) is another name of Rishi Dadhichi (दधीचि). Rishi Dadhichi is a knower of self knowledge (ब्रह्म विद्या)...
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