Ghetu Puja-A Folk Celebration of Bengal

Ghetu Puja or Ghantakarna Puja is an annual puja and festival dedicated to Ghetu Thakur, one of the folk deities of Bengal. In the folk culture of Bengal, Ghetu or Ghantakarna is worshipped in connection with the month of Falgun to prevent contagious skin diseases (scabies) that appear in...

Happy Shivratri

ॐ’Happy Shivratri’ is a sacred greeting said on the occasion of Shivratri or Maha Shivratri. It is very popular among the devotees of Hindu Shaivite or Shaiva sect. What is this Shivratri or Maha Shivratri? Why is it so important? What stories or legends are associated with this festival?...

Vijaya Ekadashi-The Ekadashi of Victory

Vijaya Ekadashi occurs on the eleventh day of Krishna Paksha (the dark fortnight) of the month of Falgun (February-March). ‘Vijaya’ means ‘victory’. The significance of this Ekadashi vrat is inherent in its name. The story of Krishna Paksha’s ‘Vijaya’ Ekadashi vrat in the month of Falgun is described in...

Santoshi Maa-The Goddess of Satisfaction

Goddess Santoshi or Santoshi Maa is a folk deity of Hinduism. She is called the goddess of satisfaction. She is also an incarnation of the Mother Goddess. Especially women in northern India and Nepal worship Santoshi Maa. They believe that the goddess is satisfied when her devotee observes a...

What is a myth?

A myth usually denotes a fantasy made up by humans. Now a days God and religions, by many people are considered myths. But God and religion, as far as anyone knows, have always been part of human existence, so to denounce God and religion as myths is without basis....

Top 12 Evil Suppression Krishna Leela Stories

Krishna, the eighth Avatar of Lord Vishnu, peformed many miracles or leelas in order to suppress the evil doers of the material world. Here, I would like to present top 12 evil suppression Krishna Leela (divine play) stories in brief. Recommended:10 Avatars of Lord Vishnu Sorry, your browser does...

Jaya Ekadashi-Story and Significance

卐 Jaya Ekadashi is also known as Bhishma Ekadashi or Bhaimi Ekadashi. This day is considered very auspicious for the devotees of Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva. This Ekadashi falls in the month of Magh. Worshipping Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu on this day helps in eliminating grief and...