Story of Vasusena and Importance of donating food and water

This story is mentioned in Skanda Purana, Nagar Khand, chapter 141 ( स्कन्दपुराणम्, नागरखण्डः, अध्यायः 141) In Ancient times, there...
Who was Pururava (पुरुरवा), the first Chandravanshi King ?

Who was Pururava (पुरुरवा), the first Chandravanshi King ?

Birth of Budha  Once Chandra (चन्द्रमा) visited the house of Brihaspati (बृहस्पति) the Guru...
Satyanarayan Katha (सत्यनारायण व्रत कथा)

Satyanarayan Katha – Origin & Significance

Satyanarayan Puja Satyanarayan Puja is a religious worship of the Hindu god Vishnu. Satya means “truth” and narayana means, “The highest...
Skanda Purana (स्कन्दपुराण)

What is Skanda Purana ?

Skanda Purana (स्कन्दपुराण) Skanda Purana is the largest Mahapurana, among eighteen Hindu religious texts. The text contains over 81,000...
What is the meaning of word 'Apsara'? What are names of the Apsaras?

What is the meaning of word ‘Apsara’? What are names of the Apsaras?

Apsara "अप्सराः" is derived from अप्सरस्  formed using अप् + सृ (dhatu) + असुन् (suffix) अप्सरस्  -...
Jyotirlinga (ज्योतिर्लिंग)

What are twelve Jyotirlinga and which scripture are they mentioned?

Jyotirlinga (ज्योतिर्लिंग) The twelve Jyotirlinga are mentioned in Shiva Purana - Shatarudra Samhita, chapter 42  (शिव पुराण -शतरुद्र संहिता, अध्याय 42)
Goddess Saraswati

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

Goddess Saraswati Goddess Saraswati is daughter of Brahma. Goddess Saraswati was born from the body of Brahma similar to...
Why Shiva is called Pashupati (पशुपतिः) ?

Why Shiva is called Pashupati ?

Why Shiva is called Pashupati (पशुपतिः) ? As mentioned in Mahabharata, Drona Parva chapter 202 verse 123 , this...
Jaya & Vijaya - Gatekeeper of Lord Vishnu

Who were Jaya & Vijaya ?

Jaya & Vijaya - Gatekeeper of Lord Vishnu Jaya & Vijaya were two gatekeepers at Vishnu Loka, who...
Donations should be performed from Honestly earned money

Where it is mentioned that donation should be performed from hard and honest money...

Donations should be performed from honestly earned money In Shiva Mahapurana, Uma-Samhita, chapter 14,...
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