Lord Shiva Family

Lord Shiva is usually called the god of prosperity. He easily frees his devotees from various problematic situations in life. He is Devadideva. According to Vedanta he is Maha Ishvar. In the Svetasvatara Upanishad, he is described as the Supreme Brahman. Goddess Parvati, the daughter of Himavan, practised severe...

What Does Om Symbol Mean?

Hindu theology says that Om (Aum̐) is the primeval sound from which the entire universe was created. Om (Aum̐) symbol denotes the Para (supreme) Brahman. Actually Om (Aum̐) is called ‘Sabda Brahman’ or ‘Nada Brahman’. But as we know God is threefold in nature, same is the case for...

Shivling-A Devotional Representation of Lord Shiva

According to Shiva Purana, “The distinctive sign through which it is possible to recognize the nature of someone is called a ling”. What is not visible yet can be identified by one thing-that is a ling. A Shivling is a symbol and devotional representation of Lord Shiva. It is...

Time History Analysis

Do you know why time exists? Have you ever thought of ‘time history analysis’? Time is the impersonal aspect of God – Brahman. The reason time exists is because it has always existed. There is no better answer to the question, why do time exist? than time has always...

Jessoreshwari Kali Temple-A Famous Shakti Peeth

Jessoreshwari Kali Temple is a famous Shakti Peeth in Bangladesh. This Shakti Peeth is located in Ishwaripur village of Shyamnagar upazila, Satkhira. The name Jessoreshwari means “Goddess of Jessore”. It is a holy place of pilgrimage for Hindu devotees. Jessoreshwari Kali Temple is a very important place for the...

Worship of Trees in Hinduism

Trees are major processors of solar energy which is vital for our existence, and they yield flowers, fruit, wood and medicine. So, worship of trees in Hinduism is a matter of gratitude. The importance of all the elements of nature, including trees, has also been discussed in the Hindu...

Chaitra Navratri-A Grand Hindu Festival

Chaitra Navratri (Sanskrit: नवरात्री) is a grand Hindu festival. Navratri festival is also called Nauratri, Navarathri, Navaratra, Navratan, Nauratan etc. Generally, Navratri is celebrated for nine days by worshipping nine incarnations of goddess Durga (Divine Mother). Navratri is celebrated four times a year. These celebrations are–Paush Navratri or Magh...