What is the difference between Purusha and Brahman?

No, there is nothing called Purusha ( Jiva ). Upanishads says that Brahman (Atman) alone is real and exists. Purusha is a false association seen...

What are shanti mantra’s and when should they recited?

Shanti Mantras or “Peace Mantras” are Hindu prayers for peace  from the Vedas. Shanti Mantras are found in Upanishads, where they are invoked in the...

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)...

Manvantara or age of a Manu

Manvantara or age of a Manu,is a period of time measurement. Each Manvantara is created and ruled by a specific Manu, who in turn is...

Nasadiya Sukta ( Hymn of Creation )

The Nasadiya Sukta also known as the ‘Hymn of Creation’, is the 129th hymn of the 10th Mandala of the Rigveda (10:129). It is...

Difference between mantra, suktam, shloka, stotra and stuti ?

Mantra ( मंत्र) –  is a sacred utterance, a syllable orgroup of words believed to have psychological and spiritual powers. Example – Gayatri Mantra , Om...

Do Vedas talk about rebirth or reincarnation?

Brihadaranyaka Upanishad says about the rebirth. The text is contained within the Shatapatha Brahmana, which is itself a part of the Shukla Yajur Veda. It...

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...

Yajnavalkya (याज्ञवल्क्य)

Yajnavalkya (याज्ञवल्क्य) is a vedic sage of Hinduism Yajnavalkya is credited to be the one who coined the word Advaita (non-dual) one of the important...

Sri Shiva Panchakshara Stotram ( श्रीशिवपञ्चाक्षरस्तोत्रम् )

It was composed by Adi Sankaracharaya नागेन्द्रहाराय विलोचनाय भस्माङ्गरागाय महेश्वराय । नित्याय शुद्धाय दिगम्बराय तस्मै नकाराय नमः शिवाय ॥ १ ॥ The great shiva Who has the King of...