Category: Hindu Mythology

What is a myth?

A myth usually denotes a fantasy made up by humans. Now a days God and religions, by many people are considered myths. But God and religion, as far as anyone knows, have always been part of human existence, so to denounce God and religion as myths is without basis....

Top 12 Evil Suppression Krishna Leela Stories

Krishna, the eighth Avatar of Lord Vishnu, peformed many miracles or leelas in order to suppress the evil doers of the material world. Here, I would like to present top 12 evil suppression Krishna Leela (divine play) stories in brief. Recommended:10 Avatars of Lord Vishnu Sorry, your browser does...

Saptapadi-7 Steps with Vows in Hindu Marriage

Marriage means the holy union of two minds as well as the union of two families. Many rituals are followed in Hindu marriage. Hindu marriage ceremony includes Patipatra, Pankhil, Ashirvad, Aiburo Bhat, Dadhi Mangal, Gaye Halud, Shankha Kangkan, Jal Sai, Bar Baran, Satpak, Shubhadrishti, Mala Badal, Kanya Sampradan, Anjali,...

Navagunjara-A Variant of Lord Krishna’s Omniscient Form

Navagunjara is a creature described in the story of the Mahabharata. It is an animal composed of nine different animals. Photo credit:Behance It is basically a form of Lord Vishnu. While the Pandavas were in Vanaprastha, Lord Vishnu appeared before Arjuna as Navagunjara. Story of Navagunjara While in Vanaprastha,...

Significance of Padma in Hinduism

Padma (lotus flower) plays a very significant role in Hinduism. This flower symbolizes rebirth, purity, strength, spirituality, and enlightenment. It is also the symbol that transcends both religion and time. Let’s know the significance of padma in Hinduism. Photo credit:DesktopBackground.org Durga Puja and Padma Durga Puja is the most...

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....