Gayatri Mantra – Meaning and Significance

The Gayatri Mantra is the greatest mantra of the Vedas. It is the perfect Vedic mantra for Paramatman meditation. The seer of this mantra is sage Vishwamitra and the deity is Savita or Brahma, the creator of the world.  Sage Vishwamitra was the first to realize the meaning of...

Meditation – A Source of Knowledge

By meditating on God’s name, God from within, as Paramatma, inspires you with knowledge. Krishna says: To those who are constantly devoted to serving Me with love, I give the understanding by which they can come to Me. To show them special mercy, I, dwelling in their hearts, destroy...

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,...

Which Zodiac Signs are Always Blessed?

Each Rashi or zodiac sign has its own importance and it gives unique characteristics to an individual born in it.  Some are born in Virgo and some are born in Cancer. Some are born in Capricorn and some are born in Aries. There are 12 Rashi or zodiac signs...

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...

As Many Faiths, So Many Paths

The world we live in is a wonderful creation of the Almighty. People of different religions, castes, clans and faiths live on this planet. This materialistic world is plagued by many natural and man-made problems. In particular, the inter-conflict of different races, religions, castes, clans or beliefs is increasing....

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...