How is It Important to Know One’s Real Self?

Know ThyselfIt’s of utmost importance to know oneself, because only by knowing one’s real self can one escape the inherent miseries of living in the material world. The suffering of the material body only ever relates to the body and mind. As long as we identify with the body...

Sai Baba-Life and Blessings

Shirdi Sai Baba (1835 – October 15, 1918) was an Indian religious leader, yogi and fakir. Fans from both Hindu and Muslim communities called him a saint. Hindu devotees considered him the incarnation of Dattatreya. According to many devotees, he was Sadguru, Sufi Pir or Qutb. Although his fame...

Top 10 Spiritual Gurus of Bengal

Guru Kripahi KevalamA guru is the guide of the spiritual world.He/She holds a prominent place in Indian religions, including Hinduism, and in neo-religious movements. In all these religions, the companionship of the guru is considered essential for attaining enlightenment. An ideal guru is very necessary to receive God. Throughout...

Tarapith-A Famous Pilgrimage Site

Tarapith is a small temple town near Rampurhat town in Birbhum district, West Bengal, India. The town is famous for its Tara Temple and the temple-adjacent crematorium. According to Hindu belief, this temple and crematorium are sacred places of pilgrimage. This temple is said to be one of the...

Shattila Ekadashi Vrat-Story and Significance

In Hinduism, Ekadashi is a day of fasting.  It occurs on the eleventh day of every lunar fortnight. So there are two Ekadashi days in a month and twenty-four Ekadashi days in each calendar year.  However, in the lunar leap year, two additional Ekadashi days occur. The importance of...

Srimad Devi Bhagavatam-Devi Bhagavata Purana

Srimad Devi Bhagavatam or Devi Bhagavata Purana is a Hindu Purana written in Sanskrit. Hindu Shakta devotees consider this Purana to be Mahapurana (main Purana). However, Devi Bhagavata Purana is an important Purana for all communities. Devi Bhagavata Purana is composed of a total of twelve Skandhas (divisions) and...

Saptapadi-7 Steps with Vows in Hindu Marriage

Marriage means the holy union of two minds as well as the union of two families. Many rituals are followed in Hindu marriage. Hindu marriage ceremony includes Patipatra, Pankhil, Ashirvad, Aiburo Bhat, Dadhi Mangal, Gaye Halud, Shankha Kangkan, Jal Sai, Bar Baran, Satpak, Shubhadrishti, Mala Badal, Kanya Sampradan, Anjali,...