The Char Dham Yatra Significance

The Char Dham Yatra Significance The Char Dham Yatra is a pilgrimage done by Hindus visiting four of the most sacred sites in Hinduism: Badrinath in the North Rameswaram in the South Dwarka in the West Jagannath Puri in the East It is of major significance as it symbolises the four yugas (ages) of Hinduism, as well as the four …

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Is Buddha A Vishnu Avatar?

Is Buddha A Vishnu Avatar? Regular readers will know that we have been writing about Lord Vishnu’s incarnations, known as Dashavatar, by dedicating a separate written piece to each one. You can read about them here. There is a lot of debate and controversy over who was Vishnu’s 9th avatar. Some oppose the idea that it was Buddha, as he himself …

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Vishwakarma, God of Architecture

Vishwakarma God of Architecture Vishwakarma, god of architecture and engineering according to Hinduism was one of the very early manifestations to appear of the supreme God, Prarbrahman. True to his name, which translates to English as “All-accomplishing maker of all” he is thought to have been the architect that designed the universe. As written in the Mahabharata: The lord of the …

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Shri Durga Aarti – Jai Ambe Gauri Lyrics

Shri Durga Aarti – Jai Ambe Gauri Lyrics Shri Durga Aarti – Jai Ambe Gauri Lyrics. This is the aarti, or hymn, that is dedicated to goddess Durga, the supreme goddess of Shaktism and Hinduism. The Devi Gita, declares her to be the greatest Goddess. Thus, she is considered the supreme goddess and primary deity in Shaktism, occupying a place …

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Why Is Holi Celebrated?

Why Is Holi Celebrated? Holi, the Hindu festival of colours has been growing increasingly popular amongst Asians and non-Asians alike, all around the world. But why is Holi celebrated? And how is it celebrated? Why Holi Is Celebrated Holi starts with a bonfire night, on the evening before Holi itself. This goes back to the story of Vishnu’s Narasimha avatar. Narasimha …

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The Origin Of Murugan – The Boy Wonder

The Origin Of Murugan Murugan, also known by the name Kartikeya, is the son of Shiva and Parvati and brother of Ganesh. It’s not an easy job to explain the origin of Murugan, because each and every source you look at has a different tale or a different version of events. Murugan is referred to as the son of Indra …

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Achyutam Keshavam Bhajan Lyrics

Achyutam Keshavam Bhajan Lyrics Achyutam Keshavam Bhajan Video Achyutam Keshavam Bhajan Lyrics In Hindi & Translation in English The first couple of verses are repeated throughout this bhajan: “Achyutam Keshavam Krishna Damodaram Rama Naraynam Janaki Vallabham” These are some of the many different names for Shri Krishna and Lord Vishnu. Reciting these names over and over increases your closeness and devotion to Vishnu. …

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Shri Krishna Leela Stories – Vishnu’s 8th Avatar

Shri Krishna Leela Stories – Vishnu’s 8th Avatar There is no way to fit the entirety of all the Shri Krishna Leela Stories into one single article. There is just so much to cover, so much to say, so much to learn from Lord Krishna’s time on Earth. From birth in Mathura, to upbringing in Gokul and Vrindavan, to establishing his …

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The Story Of Ardhanarishvara

The Story Of Ardhanarishvara The story of Ardhanarishvara is the representation of Shiva & his consort Parvati, combined as a single entity, showing how male and female are inseparable. Ardhanarishvara Imagery Ardhanarishvara, as a composite of Shiva and Parvati is usually shown as a single entity, split down the middle, with the right half being Shiva and the left half …

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