Category: Hindu Scripture

The Origin of the Universe-the Vedic Version of Creation

The origin of the universe is vividly narrated in Hindu scriptures. Every 311 trillion years God generates countless universes from His skinpores by His exhalation. After 311 trillion years all these universes are sucked back into the body of Maha-vishnu, when He inhales. Because the Supreme sees, we can...

Bhagavad Gita Summary

The Bhagavad Gita is a 700-verse Hindu scripture that is a part of the Mahabharata. According to the Hindu theologists, this scripture (BG) is an extraordinary articulation of the fundamental truth of Vedanta. Here, I’ve tried to summarize the 18 chapters of the Bhagavad Gita. Arjuna Vishad Yoga (Arjuna’s...

Gayatri Mantra – Meaning and Significance

The Gayatri Mantra is the greatest mantra of the Vedas. It is the perfect Vedic mantra for Paramatman meditation. The seer of this mantra is sage Vishwamitra and the deity is Savita or Brahma, the creator of the world.  Sage Vishwamitra was the first to realize the meaning of...

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...

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...

4 Important Lessons We Can Learn From The Bhagavad Gita

The storehouse of spiritual lessons The advices or suggestions prescribed in the Bhagavad Gita are applicable for all men of all times. Bhagavad Gita is the storehouse of all types of spiritual lessons. It is an unprecedented co-ordination of Jnanayoga (means of wisdom), Karmayoga (meansof action) and Bhaktiyoga (means...

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...