Category: Hindu God and Goddess

12 Traditional Forms of Adishakti

Who is Adishakti? Adishakti or Divine Mother is considered as the Supreme Being in Hindu Shaktism. She is also called Adi parashakti, Paramashakti, Mahashakti, Mahagouri, Mahadevi, Mahalakshmi etc. The stories of her different forms are described in Hindu Puranas. Of these, twelve forms of Adishakti are closely connected with...

Shivalinga – A Devotional Representation of Lord Shiva

A Powerful Symbol According to Shiva Purana, “The distinctive sign through which it is possible to recognize the nature of someone is called a linga”What is not visible yet can be identified by one thing – that is a Linga. A Shivalinga is a symbol and devotional representation of...

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...

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...

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-...

Sheetla Mata – A Popular Goddess in Ancient Bengal

Sheetla Mata Sheetla 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 Sheetla to take away the sufferings of the world people. Sheetla Mata was a very popular goddess of...