INTRODUCTION Modheshwari Devi is an incarnation of Mata Parvati. She is the main deity of the Modh community of Gujarat. Once there lived a fierce demon Karnat who disturbed the Brahmins and all other caste of people while doing their daily prayers and also disturbed the demi gods in the heaven. Due to that, all the demiRead More →

INTRODUCTION Mahalasa Devi is a holy divine goddess. She is worshipped in two different forms. In one form, she is worshipped as Mohini, the female avatar of Lord Vishnu and is called as Mahalasa Narayani. Mahalasa Devi is also worshipped as the consort of Lord Khandoba, an incarnation of Lord Shiva, and is considered as an incarnationRead More →

INTRODUCTION Sankarankovil is a place where the famous Sankara Narayanan temple is located. In order to make the devotees of Vishnu and Shiva to realize that both of these gods are one and the same, Lord Shiva and Vishnu were appeared in this place as Sankaranarayanar. It was built by the great PandiyanRead More →

INTRODUCTION Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswamy Temple is located at Narayanavanam, in Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh. The Temple is dedicated to Lord Kalyana Venkateswara, an aspect of Lord Vishnu. The temple is situated near puttur. According to legend, it is believed that Lord Venkateswara married Padmavati at this place and then went to Tirumala. Narayanavanam was then ruled by the great KingRead More →

INTRODUCTION During the Krita Yuga, in the Brahma Lok, among the several devas, there lived a noble deva, whose name is SANGUKARNAR. His main job is to come to the earth and pluck the fragrant flowers, and take it to the Brahma Loka, and give it to Lord Brahma DevRead More →

GAJANANA INTRODUCTION Gajanana refers to Lord Vinayaka, since he contains an elephant head. He also got this name, since he killed the dreaded demon Gajamukhasura. As per legend, it is believed that Lord Vinayaka was born out of the powers of Ma Shakti Devi. Once he served as Gananatha, theRead More →

KAURAVYA IN MAHABHARATA INTRODUCTION Kauravya was the father of Ulupi and the grandfather of Aravan. His wife was Vishvahini. He is the god of snakes and resides at the Naga Loka, which is situated below the earth. Ulupi was the Naga Princess, and when she was bathing in the River along with herRead More →

SINDOOR HANUMAN INTRODUCTION Sindoor is a type of holy mark in Hinduism, similar to sacred ash and sandal paste. It appears in orange and red colour and it would be mostly applied by Hindu married women on their foreheads, and they used to apply this paste, in order to show themselves as marriedRead More →

MAYASURA- THE DEMON ARCHITECT INTRODUCTION Mayasura is a demon architect, and he was mentioned in the Ramayana and Mahabharata. He is the son of Rishi Kashyapa and Diti. He was married with a pious and a chaste lady Hema, and he had four children, and Mandhodhari is his daughter, whoRead More →

MITRA INTRODUCTION Mitra is a chief deity who was mentioned in the Rigveda, and he is considered as the god of faithfulness, honesty, friendship, contracts and meetings. He is considered as one among the Adityas, and he is the son of Rishi Kashyapa and Aditi. He also gets his share ofRead More →

PUSHPADANTA INTRODUCTION Pushpadanta was considered as one of the Lord Shiva’s chief divine attendants. He attained the position after performing severe penance on Lord Shiva. Once he served as a temple priest at a Shiva temple in North India. Suddenly, he heard the voice of the divine from the mainRead More →

RAHU-KETU LOKA INTRODUCTION Rahu and Ketu are considered as Navagrahas, and they are mentioned as demonic deities in the Hindu Texts. Once, Svarbanu, son of Viprajith and Simhika took the form of a Deva and drank the divine nectar along with the Devas, at the time of the churning of theRead More →

NIRUTI LOKA INTRODUCTION Niruti is one among the Ashta Dikpalakas such as Kubera, Yama, Indra, Varuna, Ishana, Agni and Vayu. Niruti Deva is also considered as a female aspect of Ma Shakti Devi, but in most of the texts he is mentioned as a male deity, and he is theRead More →

SHUKRA LOKA INTRODUCTION Shukra Loka is the abode of Lord Shukracharya, and he is the god of Friday, which is also considered as an auspicious day for buying gold and other valuable articles. He is the guru for the demons, and he is the planet Venus, who is one of the popularRead More →

BRIHASPATI LOKA INTRODUCTION Brihaspati is one among the Navagrahas, and he is also a Guru for the Devas. He is also known as Planet Jupiter. He guided Lord Indra and other demi gods, and taught Vedic subjects to them. His father was Rishi Angarisa, and his consort is Ma Tara, and hisRead More →

BUDHA LOKA INTRODUCTION Budha graha is one among the Navagrahas, and he is the planet Mercury. He is mentioned in various Puranas and in Vedas. Budha is the son of Lord Chandra and Ma Tara. His consort is Ila, and his son is Pururavas, and he resides in the Budha Loka.Read More →

ANGARAKA LOKA INTRODUCTION Angaraka also known as Mangala, and Mars, is the red planet, and he is the god of war, and he is considered as an aspect of Lord Muruga. In one legend, he was mentioned as the son of Lord Varaha and Ma Bhudevi, whereas in another legend, he isRead More →

KAN DRISHTI VINAYAGAR INTRODUCTION Kan Drishti Vinayagar is a popular form of Lord Vinayagar. He is mainly worshipped by the people to safeguard from the evil eyes of others, and also to remove black magic problems and enemy related problems etc. Lord Vinayaka is the remover of obstacles and wouldRead More →

SANGUKARNAR INTRODUCTION During the Krita Yuga, in the Brahma Lok, among the several devas, there lived a noble deva, whose name is SANGUKARNAR. His main job is to come to the earth and pluck the fragrant flowers, and take it to the Brahma Loka, and give it to Lord BrahmaRead More →