Category: Hindu God and Goddess

Goddess Saraswati-Origin, Story and Significance

Saraswati is the Hindu goddess of knowledge, music, art, intellect and learning. The following information about Goddess Saraswati and her origin, story and significance is found in various Hindu religious texts. She is one of the trinity goddesses, Saraswati-Lakshmi-Parvati. These three goddesses are the consorts of Brahma, Vishnu and...

Ashtavinayaka-8 Temples of Lord Ganesha

Ashtavinayaka literally means “eight Ganeshas”. Ganesha or Ganesh also known as Vinayaka, is a Hindu deity of unity, prosperity and learning and removing obstacles. As per Hindu mythology, he is the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. He is worshiped under many other names like Ganapati, Sumukha, Ekadanta,...

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....