MATRIKAS INTRODUCTION Matrikas are the mother goddesses who are always found together in the temples. Matrikas are the various forms of Ma Shakti Devi, and they are emerged from various deities and they are the consorts of Lord Indra, Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva. The Matrikas are usually worshipped in seven forms,Read More →

UKRA KUMARA PANDIYAN INTRODUCTION Ukra Kumara Pandiyan was the son of Lord Sundareswarar, and Mata Meenakshi. He was also known as Ukkira Peru Vazhuti. Lord Sundareswarar and Mata Meenakshi are the forms of Lord Shiva and Parvati and their son Ukkira Kumara Pandiyan is a form of Lord Muruga. MaRead More →

VEHICLE OF LORD DAKSHA BHAGAVAN AND NIRUDI DEVATA INTRODUCTION For most of the divine personalities, their usual vehicles would be either animals or birds like Garuda, Nandi, Peacock and Mouse. But rarely humans also serve as vehicle to the divine personalities, like Nirudi Devata and Lord Daksha Bhagavan. Both ofRead More →

FIRST VAHANAM OF LORD MURUGA INTRODUCTION Prior to having peacock as his Vehicle, Goat is believed to be the First Vahanam of Lord Muruga. Lord Muruga was born from the third eye spark of Lord Shiva, in order to kill the powerful demon Surapadma. In order to prove his powers, Lord Muruga playfully foughtRead More →

VAIKUNTHA CHATURMURTI INTRODUCTION Vaikuntha Chaturmurti is a powerful aspect of Lord Vishnu, who contains four heads, and he is worshipped by the Hindus in Kashmir in the temples of Lord Vishnu. This form is considered to be the supreme manifestation of Lord Vishnu. He contains a human head, a lion head, aRead 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 →

NALLATHANGAL INTRODUCTION Nallathangal history is based on the  sufferings faced by Nallathangal in her life and she is popularly worshipped by the people of Tamil Nadu. It is believed that she is still living in her temple and blessing her devotees. She had committed suicide by falling into the well along with herRead 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 →

LINGODBHAVA INTRODUCTION Lingodbhava is a form of Lord Shiva, and we can see him in this form in some Shiva temples. The idol represents the emergence of Lord Shiva from the Shiva Linga, and he is popularly worshipped by the devotees in this form. Lingodbhava was praised by the Nayanmar saints, andRead 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 →

MA POLERAMMA INTRODUCTION Poleramma is the Village guardian goddess, and she is mostly worshipped by the people in Andhra Pradesh. Poleramma is an incarnation of Ma Shakti Devi, and she is worshipped since ancient times. As per legend, she was born in a village at Andhra Pradesh in a pious Telugu family, and her brotherRead 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 →

LORD BHAUMIA INTRODUCTION Lord Bhaumia is believed to be the earth god, and he is considered to be the brother of Ma Bhudevi, and he is worshipped as a village guardian deity in some parts of Punjab and Rajasthan. Most of the people in Rajasthan would do special pujas to him, before constructing/purchasingRead More →

WIVES OF LORD KRISHNA INTRODUCTION Lord Krishna is our divine saviour, and he lived in the previous Dwapara Yuga. His main wives are: Rukmani Satyabhama Jambavati Kalindi Bhadra Mitravinda Satya Lakshmana Among these eight principle wives, Ma Rukmani is considered as the chief wife. Apart from these wives, it isRead More →

PERIYA THIRUVADI AND SIRIYA THIRUVADI INTRODUCTION Thiruvadi means the one who serves as a humble servant to the great almighty. Periya Thiruvadi refers to Lord Garuda, since he is occupying the position of Vahana to Lord Vishnu, and he lives in the Vaikunta along with Lord Vishnu and Mata LakshmiRead More →

CHILDHOOD PLAYS OF LORD HANUMAN INTRODUCTION Lord Hanuman is the best avatar of Lord Shiva, and he is an obedient servant of Lord Rama. Though he remained as a humble servant of Lord Rama, Lord Rama didn’t treat him as his slave, but treated him as his dear friend, and consideredRead More →