What is the significance of the month of Shravana or Sawan ?

Shravana month is dedicated to worshipping Lord Shiva. Sawan or Shravana is the fifth month of the Hindu solar...

What is Vidura Niti ? Where it is mentioned ?

What is Vidura Niti (विदुर निति) ? Vidura Niti, is a dialogue between Vidura and King Dhritarashtra, which...

What is a Hindu Calendar and its months ?

A Hindu calendar also called as Panchang (पञ्चाङ्ग), meaning having five parts (पञ्च + अङ्ग) Panchang is based on...

What is Guru Purnima ? Why it is celebrated ?

What is Guru Purnima ? Why it is celebrated ? Guru Purnima will be celebrated on the 24th...

Why Vishnu is called Hari ?

Why Vishnu is called Hari (हरि)? In the fourth Manvantara when  Tamasa Manu  (तामस मनु) was the Manu, during...

What is the origin and significance of Ratha Yatra ?

Ratha Yatra (रथ यात्रा) is a Hindu festival associated with Lord Jagannath held at Puri, Odisha.  The festival commemorates...

How Dhanushkodi got its name ?

The original word was Dhanush Koti (धनुष्कोटि) कोटिः  means the curved end of a bow It...

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 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...

Why Vishnu is called Narayan ?

Why Vishnu is called Narayan (नारायण) ? It is mentioned in  Manu Smriti (मनुस्मृति) 1.10 आपो नारा...
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