Who are Maruta ( मारुत् ) and how were they born ?

This story is mentioned in Valmiki Ramayan - Balakanda - chapter 46 , after the defeat of Asura's in Devasura battle, the Diti went...

Story of Vindhya mountain and rishi Agastya

Vindhya (विन्ध्यः) is a range of mountain which separates north India from the south; it is one of the seven Kulaparvatas ( कुलपर्वत ) The Vayu Purana (45.88)...

महाभारत के पर्व

  No. of Parva Parva Name (पर्व) Sub Parva (उप-पर्व ) Content 1 Adi Parva (आदिपर्व ) अनुक्रमणिका पर्व पर्वसंग्रह पर्व पौष्य पर्व पौलोम पर्व आस्तीक...

What is Panchatantra (पञ्चतन्त्र ) ?

Panchatantra (पञ्चतन्त्र ) is an ancient Indian Sanskrit text of interrelated animal fables. It was written by Vishnusharma ( विष्णु शर्मा ) Book is divided...

What is Panchadasi ( पंचदशी ) ?

Panchadasi ( पंचदशी ) is a Sanskrit text on Advaita Vedanta written by Vidyaranya (विद्यारण्य), previously known as Madhavacharya (माधवाचार्य) Panchdasi as the name suggest...

What is Narayaneeyam (नारायणीयम्) ?

Narayaneeyam (नारायणीयम्)  is a Sanskrit text, comprising of summarized poetic form of the Bhagavata Purana. It was composed by Narayana Bhattathiri, (1560–1666 AD) one of...

What is Vishnu Sahasranāma (विष्णुसहस्रनाम) ?

Vishnu Sahasranāma( विष्णुसहस्रनाम ), is a Sanskrit hymn which contains a list of 1,000 names of Vishnu, one of the main deities in Hinduism.  In...

Satyanarayan Katha (सत्यनारायण व्रत कथा) – origin & purpose

The Satyanarayan Puja is a religious worship of the Hindu god Vishnu. Satya means “truth” and narayana means, “The highest being” so Satyanarayan means “The highest being...

How the Lord Shiva got his bow called “पिनाक” ?

There are many stories surrounding this claim. In Mahabharata shantiparva chapter 289 verse 18, it is mentioned आनतेनाथ शूलेन पाणिनामिततेजसा। पिनाकमिति चोवाच शूलमुग्रायुधः प्रभुः।। The Lord Shiva...

Do we take rebirth after death and pass through the cycle of 8.4 million...

One has to think logical, before he can understand the answer to this question. What is soul ( Atman ) ? नान्योऽतोऽस्ति द्रष्टा, नान्योऽतोऽस्ति श्रोता, नान्योऽतोऽस्ति...