Category: Hindu Mythology

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 (lotus flower) in Hinduism. Photo credit:DesktopBackground.org Durga Puja and Padma Durga Puja is...

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....

Shivalinga – A Devotional Representation of Lord Shiva

A Powerful Symbol According 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...