Why did Shukracharya, teach Kacha, his arch rival’s son?

Kacha was the son of Guru of Devtas ( Brahspati ), he was sent to Shukracharya to learn Sanjivani Vidya. He went and requested Shukracharya...

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...

What is correct number of Hindu Gods ?

Do you really believe in 33 crore ( 330 millions ) Hindu gods ?  where is this information mentioned, about the number of Gods ? What are type...

What are the various school of thoughts in Hinduism ?

Indian Philosophy or Hindu Philosophy is generally classified into 6 orthodox schools (astika) and 3 heterodox (nastika) schools. The basic difference between the two branches...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...