Shivalinga – A Devotional Representation of Lord Shiva

#A Powerful SymbolAccording to Shiva Purana, “The distinctive sign through which it is possible to recognize the nature of someone is called a linga”What is not visible yet can be identified by one thing – that is a Linga. A Shivalinga is a symbol and devotional representation of Lord...

Lesser Known Facts about Lord Shiva’s Mount

Lord Shiva’s Incarnation While entering in a Shiva temple we usually catch sight of a sculpture of a bull. We know him as Nandi. He is the mount of Lord Shiva. But many of us do not know that Nandi himself is the incarnation of Lord Shiva. Gatekeeper of...

Shiva Tandava Stotram and Its Miraculous Benefits

Shiva Tandava Stotram is one of the important Shiva mantras. The stotram was written by Ravana, an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva. It was also chanted first by Ravana himself. Shaivites or Shiva devotees in the world strongly believe in the miraculous benefits of Shiva Tandava Stotram. Legend behind...

Mysterious Mount Kailash – The Sacred Abode of Lord Shiva

Mount Kailash, Lord Shiva’s sacred abode, is located in Tibet. In Hinduism and Buddhism, Kailash is believed to be the physical incarnation of Mount Meru. Mount Kailash is also known as the stairway to heaven. Almost 7000 people have abled to climb 8848 metre high Everest. But no one...

Vedic Gods -The Most Important Gods in Hinduism

The Vedas are associated with the deities or gods and goddesses. The Vedic sages have highlighted the greatness of these deities through various hymns. In the Vedic age, the method of worship was Yajna or Homa-based. The practice of worshiping idols was not a tradition then. The sages used...

Vedic Yajna or Homa- An Inseparable Part of Hinduism

Agni (fire) plays an auspicious role in Hindu rituals, ceremony or festivals. In fact, Agni is worshipped as a powerful deity in Hinduism since Vedic period of this religion. Most of the Vedic religious or social activities were performed giving importance on Agni Deva. As per a source, almost...

10-Avatars of Lord Vishnu

One of the characteristics of Hinduism is the belief in Avatar (incarnation). Avatar literally means to descend or descend from above. In fact, Avatar in Hinduism refers to the incarnation of a deity in human or animal form to counteract some particular evil in the world. Dashavatar or 10- Avatars...