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 as Hari (हरि)?

In the fourth Manvantara when  Tamasa Manu  (तामस मनु) was the Manu, during that Manvantara Supreme God took incarnation as "Hari", and...

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 as Narayan (नारायण) ?

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

What are directions as per Hinduism and their Dikpala (दिक्पाल​) ?

What are directions as per Hinduism and their Dikpala (दिक्पाल​) ? Dikpala is mentioned as deity who dominate certain...

What is Venkatesa Suprabhatam (श्रीवेङ्कटेशसुप्रभातम्) & Who has written it?

What is Venkatesa Suprabhatam ? Venkatesa Suprabhatam(श्रीवेङ्कटेशसुप्रभातम्) is a collection of Sanskrit hymns or verses recited early morning to...

What is the difference between Devi Mahatmyam, Durga Saptashati, Chandi Patha and Durga...

Devi Mahatmyam (देवीमाहात्म्यम्) is a religious text describing about goddess Durga. It is part of the Markandya Purana (मार्कण्डेय पुराण), it start from...
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