Purana

Why did Daksha Prajapati curse Narada Muni ?

Daksha Prajapati curse to Narada Muni When Prajapati Daksha decided to increase the earth population, so he...

Dialogue between Narada and Daksha’s sons Haryashvas

Who are Haryashva (हर्यश्व) ? Haryashva (हर्यश्व) refers to the sons of Daksha and his wife Asikni.

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

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

Gajendra Moksha

Gajendra Moksha Gajendra Moksha (गजेन्द्रमोक्षः) is a Puranic legend mentioned in the 8th Skandha of the Bhagavata Purana. In...

What is Skanda Purana ?

Skanda Purana (स्कन्दपुराण) Skanda Purana is the largest Mahapurana, among eighteen Hindu religious texts. The text contains over 81,000...

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

Birth of Budha  Once Chandra (चन्द्रमा) visited the house of Brihaspati (बृहस्पति) the Guru...

How was Mahishasura born ?

Birth of Mahishasura (महिषासुर) Regarding the birth of Mahishasura, there seems two different versions. Srimad...

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...

What was the previous birth of Mata Sita ?

Vedavati (वेदवती) It is mentioned in Valmiki Ramayana, Uttara kanda, Sarga 17 , When Rishi Augusta (अगस्त्य)...

Shiva Mahapurana

Shiva Mahapurana Shiva Mahapurana,  is a Saiva Purana which describes legends and ritual of Lord Shiva. ...

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

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

Why Shiva is called Pashupati ?

Why Shiva is called Pashupati (पशुपतिः) ? As mentioned in Mahabharata, Drona Parva chapter 202 verse 123 , this...

What was previous birth of Vritrasura (वृत्रासुर)?

King Chitraketu, previous birth of Vritrasura It is mentioned in Bhagavata Purana- Sixth Skanda- chapter 14-17, when King Parikshit (परीक्षित)...

Why did Lord Vishnu need Rishi Dadhichi’s bones to kill Vritrasura?

Why did Lord Vishnu need Rishi Dadhichi's bones to kill Vritrasura? When Vritrasura (वृत्रासुर ) was not defeated by the...

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)

Difference between Devi Bhagavatam and Devi Mahatmyam ?

Devi Bhagavatam (देवी भागवत) Devi Bhagavatam is also called as Devi Bhagavata Mahapurana (देवी भागवतपुराण) is a Sanskrit text...

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...

What are the different avatars of Lord Vishnu ?

Dashavatara (दशावतार) Dashavatara refers to the ten primary avatars of Vishnu, the Hindu god of preservation. Vishnu is said...

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

Goddess Saraswati Goddess Saraswati is daughter of Brahma. Goddess Saraswati was born from the body of Brahma similar to...

Who were Jaya & Vijaya ?

Jaya & Vijaya - Gatekeeper of Lord Vishnu Jaya & Vijaya were two gatekeepers at Vishnu Loka, who...
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