Category: Hindu God and Goddess

Worship of Adishakti-Enlightening the Entire Life

“Energy can be transformed (changed from one form to another), but in can neither be created nor destroyed.” Hinduism does not deny this truth. Sanatan Hindus worship Shakti (energy) in the form of Great Goddess or Divine Mother. In other words, Sanatan Hindus’ worship of Adishakti or Shakti means...

Rama Navami-The Appearance Day of an Avatar

The appearance of Lord Rama, the seventh Avatar (Incarnation) of Lord Vishnu, is observed as the festival of Rama Navami. The festival falls on the 9th day of the bright fortnight of the month of Chaitra (March-April), which is the spring season in the Indian sub-continent. It is one...

Saraswati- The Goddess of Knowledge, Arts and Crafts

Saraswati Puja Saraswati Puja is undoubtedly one of the most popular Hindu religious festivals. It is celebrated with great fervor and gaiety in devotees’ temples, homes, clubs or educational institutions to worship the goddess of knowledge, arts and crafts namely Devi Sarswati. This day is also celebrated as Vasaant...

Katyayani Message from Magura

According to Sanatan Hindu scriptures Rishi (sage) Katyayan prayed to Devi Bhagavati and wished Her to be born as his daughter. He did a hard penance for this. Meanwhile, Mahishashura, the king of Asuras (demons), occupied the Heaven and overthrew the gods from their abode. Then Brahma, Vishnu and...

Happy Vijaya

We’ve just celebrated the biggest festival of Bengali Hindu community named Sharadia (Autumnal) Durga Puja. This year four day long Durgotsav (the festival of Durga Puja) included different rituals as usual. But the last ritual of the festival named `Vijaya’ is being celebrated still now. The devotees are wishing...

Mahishasura Mardini-A Popular Radio Program

Auspicious Occasion of Mahalaya. It was mid 197os and I was a primary school going boy. I can recollect that I along with my other members of my family awaited the Mahishasura Mardini, a popular and one of the most-listened-to radio programs, aired on (AIR) All India Radio ahead...