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 →

BHIKSHATANA INTRODUCTION Bhikshatana is a form of Lord Shiva who appears in the form of a beggar with a begging bowl in his hand. Bhikshatana appears in nude form, and he looks very bright, shines like the glittering sun, and he is followed by his devotees. Bhikshatana wanders in the entireRead More →

SWAMINARAYAN SAMPRADAYA INTRODUCTION The Swaminarayan Sampradaya is an ancient Hindu tradition and it was founded during the year 1801 by Sahajanand Swami, who is popularly known as Swaminarayan, a form of Lord Krishna. Due to the grace of the holy saint and divine avatar Swaminarayan, lot of Swami Narayan temples were constructed by his followers inRead More →

HARBUNJI INTRODUCTION In the Villages of Rajasthan, people used to worship village deities similar to their family deity. Irrespective of their castes, beliefs and communities they are giving good respect to these deities and consider them as their ancestors, since most of the village deities have sacrificed their lives forRead More →

MEHA JI MANGLIA INTRODUCTION Mehoji(14th century AD) also called as Meha Ji Manglia is the village god of Rajasthan.  His father was the king of Bapini region. Mehoji Mangalia, was born in the year 1332 AD in Bapini village in Jodhpur district at Rajasthan. Mehoji was married to a pious and a chaste good looking divine lady. Mehoji isRead More →

VEER FATTA JI INTRODUCTION Veer Fatta ji was born in Jalore village in Rajasthan, and he is believed to be the ruler of Jalore village in Rajasthan. He was a sincere devotee of Ma Kali, and used to worship her in the temples. He showed great love and affection onRead More →

BABA PITHALDEV MAHARAJ INTRODUCTION Pithaldev Ji Maharaj, also called as Baba is a village god in Rajasthan. Baba Pithaldev is also worshiped as the Kula Deva and Ishta Deva in some districts in Rajasthan. His various other names are Baba Prithviraj and Prithvi Singh. It is believed that he took birth at a villageRead More →