Hinduism believes in the existence of one Supreme God ‘Paramatma’ but though God is one, He manifests himself in innumerable forms and is both the Reality and the Unreality, the Seen and the Unseen, The Manifest and the Unmanifest, The Purusha (Divine entity) and the Prakriti (Nature, Divine Energy). HeRead More →

Ganesh : Introduction Vakratundamahakayasuryakotisamaprabha, nirvighnamkuru me deva sarvakaryeshusarvada. Praise be the lord God, having a twisted face, a huge body with the luster of crores of suns, I pray to thee, please remove all the obstacles always from all my works. Ganapati is one of the most popular Hindu deities.Read More →

Contents ·           Introduction ·           Origin of Dattatreya ·           Birth of Dattatreya ·           Legend ·           Appearance of Dattatreya ·           Significance of Symbols ·           24 Gurus of Dattatreya ·           Books on Dattatreya ·           Temples of Dattatreya ·           Datta Jayanthi ·           Shloka ·           Conclusion Introduction The core of Hinduism lies in the principleRead More →

Contents ·         Introduction ·         In Greek and Roman Tradition ·         Etymology ·         Iconography ·         Birth and Family ·         Agni and Kartikeya ·         Agni Nakshatra or Kruttika Nakshatra ·         In Vedic Traditions ·         Forms of Agni ·         In The Upanishads ·         In the Puranas ·         Agni Purana ·         In the RamayanaRead More →

Content ·         Introduction ·         Legends of the Vamanavtar ·         Iconography of Vamanavtar ·         Temples ·         Worship ·         Symbolism Introduction Vaman, the dwarf is the fifth incarnation of Vishnu and it took place in Tretayuga, the second Yuga. He appeared in the form of a dwarf brahmin, without any special anthropomorphicRead More →

Contents Introduction Ramayan Valmiki Ramayan Ramcharitmanas Ram in classical Sanskrut Literature Legends of Ram Avatar Birth Childhood Marriage Kaikeyi’s Demand and Ram’s Vanvaas Bharat’s Visit Read More →

Content ·         Introduction ·         Legends of the Parshuramavtar ·         Parshuram in the Ramayan ·         Parshuram in the Mahabharat ·         Iconography of ParshuramAvtar ·         Temples ·         Worship ·         Symbolism Introduction The sixth incarnation of Vishnu was a personality born to destroy not one or two evil forces or demons but aRead More →

Contents Introduction Legends of KrishnAvatar (Life) Birth Putanavadh Childhood Kaliyamardan Youth Govardhandharna Kamsavadh Dwaraka Marriage Nirvan Krishn in Mahabharat Bhagvadgita Iconography of KrishnAvtar Temples Vrindavan Puri Worship Janmashtami The most famous Avatar Balram and Krishn Introduction The Blue god Krishn is the eighth and probably the most famous incarnation ofRead More →

Contents Introduction The Kalki Avatar Iconography Temples Symbolism References Introduction Kalki is the tenth and future incarnation of Vishnu. It is predicted in various puranas and other texts that Vishnu will incarnate himself as Kalki at the end of Kali Yuga. Kalki is predicted as the destroyer of ‘Mlechhas’ TheRead More →

Content Introduction The Buddha Avatar Iconography Introduction Gautam Buddha, the founder of Buddhism is revered as the ninth incarnation of Vishnu. The great ascetic is a preacher who opened the doors of ‘Dharma’ to the common people. He showed to the world the way of ‘Ahimsa’ (non-violence). The Buddha AvatarRead More →

Contents Introduction Legends of the Narsimhavtar Iconography of Narsimhavtar Temples Worship Symbolism Introduction The fourth incarnation of Vishnu is Narsimh – the half man, half lion form. He took this form to free the world from the clutches of the demon king Hiranyakashipu. सिंहस्य कृत्वा वदनं मुरारि: सदा करालं चRead More →

Content ·         Introduction ·         Legends of the Varahavtar ·         Iconography of Varah ·         Temples ·         Worship ·         Symbolism   Introduction Being the protector of this earth, Vishnu saves it from calamities and demons. Though there is no destruction of Asuras in his first two Avatars. But he took his thirdRead More →

KURMAVTAR ·         Introduction ·         Legends of the Kurmavtar ·         Legend of Mohini ·         Iconography of Kurmavtar ·         Temples Introduction Vishnu protects the universe in many ways. In his second incarnation, he seems to be a firm support to preserve the lost things of value e.g. Amrut (nectar). Though he incarnatedRead More →

Introduction Vishnu is the protector and preserver of the universe. He is the upholder of the moral order and hence known as the most prevalent god of the Hindu Trinity. Vishnu stands for the cohesive force representing consistency of existence.  He incarnates himself to destroy evil forces and restore dharmRead More →