Vedic Yajna or Homa- An Inseparable Part of Hinduism

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 per a source, almost...

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...

Shitala Mata – A Popular Goddess of Ancient Bengal

Shitala Mata is a form of Mahamaya, the Divine Mother. She abates the irritation of our disease( fever, pox etc.) in this form. Adishakti Bhagwati assumes the form of Shitala to take away the sufferings of the world people. Shitala Mata was a very popular goddess of ancient Bengal....

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,...

Buddham Saranam Gacchami

Bhagawan Buddha (Siddhartha Gautama), the founder of Buddhism and ninth avatar (incarntion) of Hindu god,Vishnu are worshipped directly or indirectly by the devotees of both religions on this planet. I always await his divine grace of darshan (an opportunity to see a holy person or an image of a...