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...

The avataras of Manu, or manvantara

The avataras of Manu, or manvantara-avataras, are listed as follows in Srimad-Bhagavatam (8.1.5,13): (1) Yajna, (2) Vibhu, (3) Satyasena, (4) Hari, (5) Vaikuntha, (6)...

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...

Adityahridayam (आदित्यहृदयम्)

Adityahridayam (आदित्यहृदयम्) is a devotional hymn dedicated to Āditya or Sūrya (the Sun God) found in the Yuddha Kānda (6.105) of Vālmīki's Rāmāyana. It...

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...

Makar Sankranti (मकर-सङ्क्रान्ति)

  Sankramanam (सङ्क्रमणम्) means movement – transmigration. Makara (मकर) means the zodiac Capricorn. The movement of the Sun from one zodiac to the other zodiac...

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...

What according to Hinduism, is the purpose of life?

Before we seek answer to this question, consider these scenario's : Suppose if I am born as pygmy in Africa and I was unaware...

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 differentiate between between bad deed (paap) and good deed (punya) ?

This question has been assigned to a wrong category, if this question is asked to Vedanta followers. Than the answer is that there is...