Category: Hindu God and Goddess

Top 10 Information about God Kartikeya

God Kartikeya or Kartik is the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. He has many more names like Skanda, Murugan, Subrahmanya, Guha, Pabki, Mahasen, Shanmukh, Kumar, Kumaresh, Gangay, Bishakh, Kukkutdhbhaj, Naigmey etc. Let’s know top10 information about him. Birth of God Kartikeya God Kartikeya or Kartik was born...

Freedom from Cruelty

ॐ Upon entering the mystical path of Śaivadharma “freedom from cruelty” out of all theprinciples to be observed by the yogin is quintessential. The Divine does not exactly punish the individual in the human sense but rather the individual is punishing himself because he has done wrong by going...

Devi Durga – The Vedic Mother Goddess

Devi Durga is usually considered as a Puranic Goddess. But many theologists and Hindu devotees do not think so. They think Her as a Vedic Goddess. They also think that She is the female form of Param Brahma. Photo credit:Pinterest.com According to them, the forms of Devi Durga, the...

Saptamatrika-Seven Mother Goddesses in Durga Saptashati

In Hindu Shaktism, some special forms of Adishakti are collectively called Matrika. As they are seven in number, they are also called Saptamatrika. They are: Brahmani, Vaishnavi, Maheshvari, Indrani, Kaumari, Varahi and Chamunda. However, according to some, the forms of Matrika are eight in number and they are known...

Why does Lord Shiva Wear Tiger Skin?

Lord Shiva’s dress is quite unique. He is often depicted wearing a tiger skin as a garment. Besides, the meditative image of Lord Shiva on the tiger skin or the standing image of him with a tiger skin wrapped around his body is very familiar to the Shiva devotees....

Ashtalakshmi-8 Forms of Goddess Lakshmi

What are the Eight Forms of Goddess Lakshmi? Ashtalakshmi or ‘Eight Lakshmis’ are the eight special classical forms of Lakshmi, the goddess of Hindu wealth. They are the eight sources of wealth and symbolize the various powers of Goddess Lakshmi. Photo credit:Hindu Cosmos Ashtalakshmi or ‘Eight Lakshmis’ are also...

12 Traditional Forms of Adishakti

Who is Adishakti? Adishakti or Divine Mother is considered as the Supreme Being in Hindu Shaktism. She is also called Adiparashakti, Paramashakti, Mahashakti, Mahagouri, Mahadevi, Mahalakshmi etc. The stories of her different forms are described in Hindu Puranas. Of these, twelve forms of Adishakti are closely connected with Bengali...