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...

Who were Jaya & Vijaya ?

Jaya & Vijaya were two gatekeepers at vishnulok & who were born in mirtyulok (earth) after being cursed by four kumaras rishi's ( sanaka, sanatana, sanandana...

क्षपणक​ – कथा ( story of Jain monks of digambar sect)

This is a story from Panchtantra  ( पञ्चतन्त्र ) , the story is called as क्षपणक – कथा ( story of  Jain monks of digambar sect) कुदृष्टं कुपरिज्ञातं...

What is Atman (आत्मा) ? How can one see it or touch it ?

  In the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad verse 3.7.23, it is mentioned   नान्योऽतोऽस्ति द्रष्टा, नान्योऽतोऽस्ति श्रोता, नान्योऽतोऽस्ति मन्ता, नान्योऽतोऽस्ति विज्ञात, एष त आत्मान्तर्याम्यमृतः, अतोऽन्यदार्तम्;   "He cannot be seen, but...

What is the difference between Vedas, Upanishads and Puranas?

We have to first understand the difference between Shruti & Smriti ? Shruti(श्रुति) means that which has been heard or communicated by a tradition with...

What is the relation between Brahma & Saraswati? How is Brahma the father of...

There is a conversation between Rishi Maitreya & Vidura in Srimad Bhagavata Purana 3.12.28 वाचं दुहितरं तन्वीं स्वयम्भूर्हरतीं मनः । “Oh Vidura, we have heard that...

Avatar of Lord Vishnu

Dashavatara ( दशावतार ) refers to the ten primary avatars of Vishnu, the Hindu god of preservation. Vishnu is said to descend in form...

Who was the narrator of Mahabharata, Puranas & many Hindu texts?

Ugrashrava ( उग्रश्रवा ) or Maharsi Sūta ( श्री सूत जी ) was the narrator of several Puranas, including Mahābhārata, Bhagavata Purana, Harivamsa and Padma...

पंच महायज्ञ

मानव जीवन का उद्देश्य धर्म, अर्थ, काम व मोक्ष की प्राप्ति है। इन चारों की प्राप्ति तभी संभव है, जब वैदिक विधान से पंच...

Why is it so hard to see or experience the Atman ( आत्मा) ?

First we have to understand, What is Atman ? In the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad verse 3.7.23, it is mentioned नान्योऽतोऽस्ति द्रष्टा, नान्योऽतोऽस्ति श्रोता, नान्योऽतोऽस्ति मन्ता, नान्योऽतोऽस्ति विज्ञात,...