Category: Hindu Scripture

Lesser Known Facts about Lord Shiva’s Mount

Lord Shiva’s Incarnation While entering in a Shiva temple we usually catch sight of a sculpture of a bull. We know him as Nandi. He is the mount of Lord Shiva. But many of us do not know that Nandi himself is the incarnation of Lord Shiva. Gatekeeper of...

Shiva Tandava Stotram and Its Miraculous Benefits

Shiva Tandava Stotram is one of the important Shiva mantras. The stotram was written by Ravana, an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva. It was also chanted first by Ravana himself. Shaivites or Shiva devotees in the world strongly believe in the miraculous benefits of Shiva Tandava Stotram. Legend behind...

10-Avatars of Lord Vishnu

One of the characteristics of Hinduism is the belief in Avatar (incarnation). Avatar literally means to descend or descend from above. In fact, Avatar in Hinduism refers to the incarnation of a deity in human or animal form to counteract some particular evil in the world. Dashavatar or 10- Avatars...

Mahamrityunjaya Shiva Mantra and Its Healing Power

Mahamrityunjaya mantra is actually the most powerful mantra of Lord Shiva. It is possible to conquer death by chanting this mantra. This truth is mentioned in the Rig Veda. It bestows longevity, wards off calamities and prevents untimely death. It also removes fears of bad omen. This eternal mantra is also...

The Secret behind the Enmity between Arjuna and Karna

Everything in this materialistic world is predestined. Only Almighty knows what will happen next. He is the only foreseer of one’s future. A destined term of life is also mentioned in Atharva Veda (Chapter 5.30). We know that Arjuna and Karna in the Mahabharata were enemies of each other...

Astanga Yoga-A Great Contribution of Maharshi Patanjali

‘Yoga’ generally means connection. But in the case of spirituality, the meaning of yoga is more deeply rooted. It is the connection of Paramatma with Jivatma. It is a way for every human being to live in complete freedom without fear and to lead a life in complete happiness,...

Spiritual War in Scripture

Indian mythological stories or Hindu mythological stories cannot be thought without warfare. Most of these wars or battles were driven with the purpose of good triumphing over evil. The major Hindu gods and goddesses including Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva and Divine Mother were involved in major mythological wars in their...