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 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...

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...

Does a soul who attains Moksha, it reincarnate in next cycle of creation?

If a soul liberated,  than there is no rebirth in next cycle of creation.   As Lord Krishna himself said in Bhagavat Gita ch. 9 Verse 21  अव्यक्तोऽक्षर...

Pitru Paksha (पितृ पक्ष)

Pitru Paksha (पितृ पक्ष) is a 16–lunar day period in Hindu calendar when Hindus pay homage to their ancestors. Pitru Paksha is considered by Hindus...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...