Tag: vishnu

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...

Mysterious Mount Kailash – The Sacred Abode of Lord Shiva

Mount Kailash, Lord Shiva’s sacred abode, is located in Tibet. In Hinduism and Buddhism, Kailash is believed to be the physical incarnation of Mount Meru. Mount Kailash is also known as the stairway to heaven. Almost 7000 people have abled to climb 8848 metre high Everest. But no one...

Vedic Gods and Goddesses in Hinduism

Worship of Vedic Gods and Goddesses The Vedas are associated with the deities or gods and goddesses. The Vedic sages have highlighted the greatness of these deities through various hymns. In the Vedic age, the method of worship was Yajna or Homa-based. The practice of worshiping idols was not...

Vedic Yajna or Homa- An Inseparable Part of Hinduism

Auspicious Role of Agni Agni (fire) plays an auspicious role in Hindu rituals, ceremony or festivals. In fact, Agni is worshipped as a powerful deity in Hinduism since Vedic period of this religion. Most of the Vedic religious or social activities were performed giving importance on Agni Deva. As...

10-Avatars of Lord Vishnu

Avatar 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-...

Mahamrityunjaya Shiva Mantra and Its Healing Power

Mahamrityunjaya Mantra 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...

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...