BRAHMA GRANTHI INTRODUCTION The knot in the sacred thread is called as Brahma-Granthi. Granthi refers to a knot. This Brahma-Granthi contains a set of three knots each representing Lord Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwara. Shiva would be usually depicted in the pictures as wearing the Servant Vasuki as the sacred thread. Even we can see in theRead More →

THIRUMANGALYAM INTRODUCTION Thirumangalyam is the Holy Thread, which is used to wear by the married ladies, and it acts as a symbol of showing their respects to their loving consorts.  Thirumangalyam contains sanctity since even the idol of the goddesses would be decorated with this holy Thirumangalyam on their neck. ThirumangalyamRead More →

KALACHAKRA INTRODUCTION Kala Chakra also called as Time Wheel is a concept which is mentioned in the holy texts of Hinduism. It means the changing situations in the world and also in our life, and in simple terms Kala Chakra means passage of time. And this Kala Chakra is functioning withRead More →

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 →

INTRODUCTION Airavata is a white elephant and the vehicle of Lord Indra. His consort is ‘Abhramu’. Airavata is believed to be the son of the great rishi Kashyapa and his consort Kadru. He has also mentioned in several epics like Ramayana, Mahabharatha, and in Jain texts. Airavata is considered as the king among the elephants. He contains great powers, andRead 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 →