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Who was Kartavirya Arjuna ? Why Parashurama killed Kartavirya Arjuna ?

Kartavirya Arjuna Kartavirya Arjuna (कार्तवीर्य अर्जुन), also known as Sahasrabahu (सहस्त्रबाहु) was a king of an Haihayas kingdom (हैहयवंश)...

Who was Parashurama ? Why did he kill his mother?

Lord Parashurama is the sixth incarnation of Vishnu. Lord Parashurama was born in Treta Yuga on the day of Vaishakh Shukla...

How this Mundaka Upanishad passed on ?

The teaching mentioned in Mundaka Upanishad are first told by Lord Brahma to Atharvan (अथर्वा ), than Atharvan told rishi Angir (अङ्गिरः)...

What is Dharma ?

The eight ways of Dharma is explained by Rishi Saunaka (शौनक) to Yudhishthira , it is mentioned in Mahabharata Vana Parva chapter 2...

How many sons did Dhritarashtra have?

As mentioned by Veda Vyasa himself to Dhritarashtra, in Mahabharata Vana Parva 9.21 चिराय तव पुत्राणां शतमेकश्च भारत ।पाण्डोः...

Who were the characters of Mahabharata? Who were their Father...

Abhimanyu (अभिमन्यु ) - son of Arjuna and Subhadra. His son was King Parikshit (परीक्षित) Arjuna - son of Kunti...

What is the source and meaning of “Om Purnamadah Purnamidam”?

Om Purnamadah Purnamidam (पूर्णमदः पूर्णमिदं) Om Purnamadah Purnamidam verse is found in Brihadaranyaka Upanishad 5.1.1

How this word “Putr” was derived ?

As mentioned in Mahabharata Adi Parva chapter 74 verse 39, When Shakuntala went to King Dushyanta he said this statement towards him.

What is Brahmahatya ? What does scriptures say about Brahmahatya ?

Brahmahatya (ब्रह्महत्या) Brahmahatya means "the act of killing a brahmin". A brahmin is considered as most supreme being and...

What is Vichara ? How should one perform Vichara ?

Vichara (Self-Inquiry) Vichara, Self-Inquiry or Atma-Vichara is reflection and contemplation upon the meaning of Vedantic statements, which leads the...

Who had Agneyastra in Mahabharata ?

Agneyastra (आग्नेय अस्त्र) Agneyastra (आग्नेय अस्त्र) - It is weapon belong to Agni, god of Fire. The weapon emitted...

What is Aparokshanubhuti ?

Aparokshanubhuti (अपरोक्षानुभूतिः) is a famous work attributed to Adi Shankara. It is a popular introductory work that expounds Advaita Vedanta philosophy.

What are Shanti Mantra and when are they recited?

Shanti Mantra or Peace Mantra Shanti Mantra or “Peace Mantra” are Hindu prayers for peace from the Vedas, where...

Who are eleven Rudras ? How they were born ?

Who are Rudras ? In Brihadaranyaka Upanishad 3.9.4 , Rishi Sakalya (शाकल्य ) ask to the...

What are Upaveda ?

Upaveda (उपवेदः) Upaveda -  The term Upaveda refers to applied knowledge or a subject derived from each Veda.

Who was Rishi Animandavya (अणिमाण्डव्य)

Rishi Animandavya ( अणिमाण्डव्य ) Once there was a famous Brahmin named Mandavya (माण्डव्य). He did Tapas (penance) for...

Difference between Mantra, Suktam, Shloka, Stotram and Stuti ?

Mantra (मंत्र)   is a sacred utterance, a syllable or group of words believed to have psychological and spiritual...

What is a Manvantara (मन्वन्तर) ?

Manvantara (मन्वन्तर) Manvantara or age of a Manu (मनु), is a period of time measurement.

What is the source and meaning of Gayatri Mantra ?

Source of Gayatri Mantra (गायत्री मन्त्र) The Gayatri (गायत्री) Mantra, also known as the Savitri (सवित्री ) Mantra, is...

Does a soul who attains Moksha, it reincarnate in next cycle...

Does a soul who attains Moksha, takes Rebirth ? If a soul liberated,  than there is no rebirth in...

What is Purusha Suktam ?

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

Who was Rishi Yajnavalkya ?

Rishi Yajnavalkya (याज्ञवल्क्य) Yajnavalkya is a vedic sage of Hinduism Yajnavalkya is credited to be the...
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