Month: June 2020

Lesser Known Facts about Lord Shiva’s Vahana

Lord Shiva’s Incarnation While entering in a Shiva temple we usually catch sight of a sculpture of a bull. We know him as Nandi. He is Lord Shiva’s Vahana (vehicle). But many of us do not know that Nandi himself is the incarnation of Lord Shiva. Photo credit:facebook Gatekeeper...

Shiva Tandava Stotram and Its Miraculous Benefits

What is Shiva Tandava Stotram? Shiva Tandava Stotram is one of the important Shiva mantras. The stotram was written by Ravana, an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva. It was also chanted first by Ravana himself. Shaivites or Shiva devotees in the world strongly believe in the miraculous benefits of...

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...