Things To Know Before You Visit Mansarovar

Mansarovar is a Himalayan freshwater lake. This amazing place is full of mysteries. The lake is so sacred to the devotees of different religions. Kailash Parvat or Mount Kailash, near Mansarovar is the center of worship for Hindus, Buddhists, Jains and Sikhs. Let’s find things you should know before...

What is Life?

What is life or the meaning of life? Why are we here in this material world? The meaning of life is to enjoy, and we are here in the material world because we want to enjoy independently from God. The basic illusion that covers the soul in the material...

Top 10 Myths about Akshay Tritiya

Akshay Tritiya is a very significant Hindu festival. The word, ‘Akshay’ means ‘indestructible’, while ‘Tritiya’ means ‘third lunar day’. Also known as ‘Akti’ and ‘Akha Teej’ the festival falls on the Shukla Paksha (Waxing Moon period) Tritiya of the month of Baishakh (late April or early May). According to...

Ashtalakshmi Stotram-Divine Chants of Mahalakshmi

By Krishna Das Ashtalakshmi or ‘Eight Lakshmis’ are the eight special classical forms of Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth. They are the eight sources of wealth and symbolize the various powers of Goddess Lakshmi. Ashtalakshmi or ‘Eight Lakshmis’ are also a group of minor forms of Lakshmi. The...

Rani Rasmoni:The Queen of a Forgotten History

By Krishna Das Can you imagine that at one time Rani Rasmoni owned sixty lakh bighas of land in Kolkata? But in course of time, the family members of Rasmoni had to go to court to demand compensation – it is very sad. In 2004, the Kolkata High Court...

The Incredible Life of Lokenath Baba

Sri Sri Lokenath Baba is one of the greatest mystic saints the world has ever witnessed. He was born on Janmashtami, the birthday of Lord Krishna, on 31 August, 1730 AD (18th Bhadra, 1137 BS) to a Brahmin family in the village of Chakla, 24 Parganas, India, a couple...

12 Jyotirling-The Most Sacred Shivling Temples

‘Jyoti’ means light and ‘Ling’ means mark. So Jyotirling, Jyotirlinga or Jyotirlingam means the ‘Radiant Sign of Lord Shiva’. A Jyotirling is the most sacred or important among varoius types of Shivlings. There are 12 Jyotirling temples at different places of India. As per Hindu mythology, once Lord Brahma...