HOLY MARKS OF HINDUS In general, Hindus used to apply the holy marks in their foreheads. They are applying it as a part of expressing their bhakti on the almighty, and to show their strong faith and belief in Hinduism. Mostly Hindus used to apply the sacred ash (VIBUTI) inRead More →

SALAGRAMA INTRODUCTION Salagrama or Shaligram refers to a type of shell used in South Asia as the divine power of                        Lord Vishnu and worshipped by the devotees of Lord Vishnu.  Shaligrams are usually available in the holy rivers such as the Gandaki River in Nepal. It is considered as a sacred object, and Vishnu devoteesRead More →

THIRUVOD INTRODUCTION Thiruvod is a part of a certain type of palm tree found in the islands of the Seychelles, Africa, and the object Thiruvod would be mostly found in the hands of the Hindu Saints. This is called as Cocodimer in English. It is the world’s largest seed, which contains halfRead More →

Om is made up of three Sanskrit letters, aa, au and ma which, when combined, make the sound Aum or Om. This most important symbol in Hinduism, is chanted in every prayer and invocation to deities. As the symbol of piety, Om is often found at the head of letters,Read More →

Bilva (Aegle marmelos) leaf is an embodiment of Lord Shiva and hence Bilva tree is considered extremely sacred in Hinduism. The tradition of using Bilva leaves in Shiva puja is prevalent all across India. Bilva in Various Languages There are different names for Bilva in different Indian languages and theseRead More →

The extinct mollusks species have left behind their fossilized shells which are now solidified into stones and called Shaligram shilas. In Hindu religion, Shaligram shilas are revered as different parts of Lord Vishnu; a branch of thought also believes Shaligram shilas represent Lord Vishnu’s principal avatar. Salagram shilas are mostlyRead More →

Also known as Karpura, Camphor is another very sacred plant in Hinduism. It is considered to possess immense spiritual as well as medicinal value. The Karpura is also known by sixty other names. It is considered to be a personification of the moon. It is very much popular, especially forRead More →