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...

Why does Lord Shiva Wear Tiger Skin?

Lord Shiva’s dress is quite unique. He is often depicted wearing a tiger skin as a garment. Besides, the meditative image of Lord Shiva on the tiger skin or the standing image of him with a tiger skin wrapped around his body is very familiar to the Shiva devotees....

24 Verses from Bhagavad Gita You Must Know

The Bhagavad Gita or Srimadbhagavad Gita or Gita is a 700-verse scripture. As it is a book of seven hundred verses, it is also called Saptashati. It is a part of the Mahabharata. However, the Gita has the status of a separate scripture and a separate Upanishad. Photo credit:bhagavad-gita.us...

Top 10 Information about the Significance of Conch Shell in Hinduism

Conch shell or Shankha or Shankh is one of the auspicious things of traditional India. It is an inseparable part of Hinduism and almost all the rituals of this religion. Photo credit: thehealthsite.com I’ll present top ten information about the significance of conch shell in Hinduism through a set...

Ashtalakshmi-8 Forms of Goddess Lakshmi

What are the Eight Forms of Goddess Lakshmi? Ashtalakshmi or ‘Eight Lakshmis’ are the eight special classical forms of Lakshmi, the goddess of Hindu wealth. They are the eight sources of wealth and symbolize the various powers of Goddess Lakshmi. Photo credit:Hindu Cosmos Ashtalakshmi or ‘Eight Lakshmis’ are also...

Six Goswamis of Vrindavana

Who were Six Goswamis of Vrindavana? The six Goswamis of Vrindavana were a group of spiritual gurus (teachers) and Sanskrit scholars belonged to Gaudiya Vaishnava sect of Vedic religion. They were Sanatana Goswami, Rupa Goswami, Raghunatha Dasa Goswami, Gopal Bhatta Goswami, Raghunatha Bhatta Goswami and Jiva Goswami. Photo credit:medium.com...