• Sri Thallapaka Annamacharya, Thallapaka Sri Thallapaka Annamacharya, Thallapaka

    The 600th Annamacharya Jayanthi celebrations were completed in Rajampet on 22nd May 2008. The Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy unveiled the 108 feet statue of Sri Thallapaka Annamacharya located on Tirupati-Kadapa bypass road in Rajampet on May 22nd.

  • Ganesha Chaturthi Puja Vidhi Ganesha Chaturthi Puja Vidhi

    Lord Ganesha is worshipped with all sixteen rituals along with chanting of Puranik Mantras during Ganesha Chaturthi Puja which is also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi Puja. Worshipping Gods and Goddesses with all 16 rituals is known as Shodashopachara Puja.

  • Sri Krishna Janmashtami Sri Krishna Janmashtami

    Janmashtami, the birthday of Lord Krishna is celebrated with great devotion and enthusiasm in India in the month of July or August. According to the Hindu calendar this religious festival is celebrated on the Ashtami of Krishna Paksh or the 8th day of the dark fortnight in the month of Bhadon.

  • Instructions on how to write Raama Naamam or Likhita Japa Instructions on how to write Raama Naamam or Likhita Japa

    "Ra" is the agni beejam and "Ma" is the amrita beejam. "Ra" indicates the destroyer of ignorance in humans while "Ma" indicates the praana vaayu being nourished. Hence, the great composer, Thyagaraja Swami, a huge devotee of Lord Ram, often stressed on these beejams in his compositions.

  • Story Behind Sri Rama Navami Story Behind Sri Rama Navami

    Rama is the in-dweller in every body. He is the Source of Bliss (Atma-Rama) in every individual. His blessing, surging from that inner spring, confers peace and bliss. He is the very embodiment of Dharma, of all the codes of morality that hold mankind together in love and unity

  • significance ugadi / Gudipadawa significance ugadi / Gudipadawa

    The term Ugadi has its origin in the Sanskrit word Yugadi, that means starting of a new Yuga or period. This traditional festival is usually celebrated in the second half of March or in early April. People from all over Karnataka celebrate this festival with much enthusiasm and gaiety.The significance of Ugadi stems from mythological times when Lord Brahma, the creator of the universe, began a series of wonderful creations, including that of the earth and all the life forms that live in it. The festival of Ugadi is celebrated to acknowledge that very day on which Lord Brahma started with the task.

  • Mauni Amavasya Mauni Amavasya

    According to North Indian calendar, Mauni Amavasya comes in the Magha month and also known as Maghi Amavasya. This Amavasya is also known as Mauna Amavasya and Mauni Amavas

  • Shani Trayodashi Shani Trayodashi

    Shani Trayodashi is the Trayodashi which falls on a Saturday known as Shani Trayodasi, Shani Jayanti or Shani Pradosham. Shani Jayanti Festival Puja Vidhi, Vrat Katha, Mantra Japa and Yagna Puja

  • Masik Kalashtami Masik Kalashtami

    Kalashtami, which is also known as Kala Ashtami, is observed every month during Ashtami Tithi of Krishna Paksha. Devotees of Lord Bhairav keep fast and worship Him on all Kalashtami days in the year.

  • Kuja - Manglik - Mangal Dosha Effect and Remedies Kuja - Manglik - Mangal Dosha Effect and Remedies

    A simple survey shows that as many as 90% of the people in the Universe will be under the influence of Kuja Dosha. Every one of us, at one time or the other, will hear about Kuja. The word is more prominently heard when horoscopes of the bride and bridegroom are studied before their marriage.

  • Vaikunta Ekadasi Vaikunta Ekadasi

    Vaikunta Ekadasi is an important festival dedicated to Bhagvan Srihari Vishnu in the Tamil month of Margazhi (December-January). Vaikunda Ekadesi festival is of great significance at the Tirupati Balaji Temple, Srirangam Sri Ranganatha Temple and at the Bhadrachalam Temple. In Kerala, it is known as Swarga Vathil Ekadashi.

  • How to fast on Ekadhasi? How to fast on Ekadhasi?

    Ekadasi Fasting is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is observed on the 11th day of waning and waxing phase of moon in a traditional Hindu calendar. This is one of the most popular Vrat observed in Hinduism. How to observe Ekadashi was narrated to Arjuna by Lord Krishna and is found in the Bhavisyottara Purana.

  • History of Diwali History of Diwali

    The most famous legend behind the celebrations of Diwali is about the prince of Ayodhya Nagri - Lord Shri Ram. The king of Lanka, Ravana, kidnapped Ram's wife - Sita from the jungle, where they were staying as per the instructions of King Dashratha, father of Lord Ram.The traces and clues to the history of Diwali are embedded in different interesting and fascinating legends of Hindu mythology that are corroborated by various ancient religious scriptures, such as the Puranas

  • JAPALI Theertham Thirumala JAPALI Theertham Thirumala

    The Hanuman Temple at JAPALI Theertham Thirumala , is one of the least known and most worthy places of visit in Tirumala. Japali Aanjaneeya swamy temple, which is located in Tirumala 7 kms from Sree Venkateswara swamy (Lord Balaji) temple. The spot is on the way to Akasa Ganga from Tirumala. From road we have to walk nearly 1 km inside the forest.

  • Who is Govindaraja, and how is he related to Venkateshwara? Who is Govindaraja, and how is he related to Venkateshwara?

    Sri Govindaraja Swami is considered to be the elder brother of Lord Balaji and His temple is one among the most important temples in Tirupati.Sri Govindaraja Swami temple has an imposing gopuram that can be visible even from a distance.

  • Siddha Mangala Stotra - A Miraculous Stotra to fulfil Desires Siddha Mangala Stotra - A Miraculous Stotra to fulfil Desires

    There is a specific procedure for parayana of this stotra, for fulfilling a particular wish. This stotra has to be recited for 40 days, daily in the morning after holy bath, one has to Recite this stotra for 11 times and offer any fruit as naivedyam.On 40 th day one has do annadana(Donation of food), either at home or at temples or ashrams etc.

  • Debt Removing Prayer of Lord Lakshmi Narasimha Debt Removing Prayer of Lord Lakshmi Narasimha

    This mantra is not a currency printing machine.But it creates a strong energy which attracts luck to you and your endeavors. Imagine the scenario of a boat with out engine or oars.What is the use.You are stuck. This powerful (and fierce) Narasimha stotram will be the oar which helps you sail through the sea of debt to the land of prosperity.

  • Shri Vasavi Kanyaka Parameshwari Shri Vasavi Kanyaka Parameshwari

    Sri Vasavi Kanyaka Parameshwari is the goddess or kula devatha of the Arya Vysya community as mentioned in the Vasavi Puranamulu written in Telugu during the 10th century AD.The most famous temple of this goddess is located at Penugonda,West Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh, India.

  • Olipathi Vishnugraham cave Olipathi Vishnugraham cave

    The beauty and radiance of Vishnu has captivated many and his praise sung from time immemorial. One glance of the lotus eyes – Kamalakshan – is enough to make one His slave for eternity. The truth of this was apparent when we reached the 9th C CE Olipathi Vishnugraham cave after a 45 km drive from Tiruchi on the highway towards Thanjavur.

  • About Ramatheertham About Ramatheertham

    Ramateertham (sometimes spelled as Ramatheertham) is a village panchayat in Nellimarla mandal of Vizianagaram district in Andhra Pradesh in India.It is about 12 kilometers from Vizianagaram city.Lord Rama, one of the popular deities of Hindu Mythology, is the seventh Avatar (form) of Lord Vishnu.

  • Hindu Rituals Hindu Rituals

    Rituals from an important role in the cultural and religious lives of the people of India.Most of the rituals are for personal benefits while some of them are for world peace and for benefits of the whole society and environment also. Hinduism divides life in some stages and each stage is associated with a ritual e.g. birth of a child, marriage, death, etc. It is not compulsory to follow all of them but they are highly recommended.

  • Mythology of Hampi Mythology of Hampi

    Origin of Hampi: The name Hampi is evolved from Pampa, the ancient name of the river Tungabhadra. Also Pampa is the daughter of Bhramha, the Creator God. She was a devoted worshiper of Shiva, the God of Destruction. Impressed by her dedication Shiva offered her a boon and she opted to marry him! The place thus came to be known as Pampakshetra (land of Pampa) and Shiva as Pampapathi (consort of Pampa).

  • Amarnath Cave Story Amarnath Cave Story

    Amarnath is a 150 feet high and 90 feet long cave located nearly 145 km east of Srinagar. Located in a Himalayan glacial valley at a height of approximately 4,000m the cave has four ice formations, which are considered figurines of different Hindu gods

  • Saddula Bathukamma Festival Story and its Significance Saddula Bathukamma Festival Story and its Significance

    Batukamma comes during the latter half of monsoon, much before the onset of winter. The monsoon rains would have brought plenty of water into the ‘cheruvulu’ (fresh water ponds that are a major source of irrigation through out Telangana) and the wild flowers bloom in various vibrant colors all across the uncultivated and barren plains of the region.

  • Vijayadashami Vijayadashami

    Vijayadashami also known as Dussehra or Dasara or Dashain or Tenth day of Navratri or Durgotsav is the day that follows the nine days of Navaratri. Yogi and mystic, Sadhguru, looks at how this day can bring success and victory into our life.

  • Dasara (Vijaya Dasami) Dasara (Vijaya Dasami)

    One of the most important festivals of India, which is celebrated in various parts of the country with great enthusiasm, is Dasara. People in different parts celebrate in different ways according to their customs and conventions in the month of October.

  • Sri venkateswara swamy vaibhavam Sri venkateswara swamy vaibhavam

    Sri venkateswara swamy vaibhavam is explained in short manner. Only curd rice is offered for lord venkateswara. who had that curd rice is very lucky. And the unknown facts also given in this article.

  • Spitirual Importance Banana Spitirual Importance Banana

    n some pooja, the leaves are used to serve "prashad". Just as leaves of bel tree are customarily offered to Lord Siva, it is believed that offering of the leaves of banana pleases Lord Ganesa. Banana as a fruit is offered to Lord Vishnu and Laksmi.

  • Why do we say shaanti thrice? Why do we say shaanti thrice?

    Shaanti, meaning "peace", is a natural state of being. Disturbances are created either by others or us. For example, peace already exists in a place until someone makes noise.

  • Hindu Customs and Traditions Hindu Customs and Traditions

    Customs and traditions have always been an important part of every religion and culture. Human civilization is incomplete without them.As Hinduism is the oldest religion on the earth, there are a lot of Hindu customs and traditions observed in India. Some customs are so important for the people that sometimes, they sacrifice their lives for them

  • General Guidelines for Puja General Guidelines for Puja

    The power of prayer is well known over centuries and in all different religious beliefs. According to Buddhism, the world in which we live and all that happens to us is a result of our past actions. Past harmful actions create unhappy results and skillful actions create happy results. One way to purify obstacles we experience due to our past harmful action is through prayers and pujas. A puja is a special ceremony in which prayers are offered to the Buddhas to request their blessings or invoke their help.

  • One Thousand Names of Lord Vishnu (Sahasranamavali) One Thousand Names of Lord Vishnu (Sahasranamavali)

    According to Hindu folklore, Lord Vishnu is considered to be the Supreme God of the existence. The folklore talks about two aspects of Lord Vishnu. Lord Vishnu has got 1000 Names, which is compiled as Vishnu Sahasranamam, out of these 1000 Names, each name has a meaning and a Story attached to it.

  • Why is Ghee Preferred to Oil for Puja Lamp? Why is Ghee Preferred to Oil for Puja Lamp?

    Worship of a deity is a subject of faith for all of us. We build a temple room in our house and decorate it well. We also keep the images or idols of the deities we like and perform daily puja (ritualistic worship).We purchase the articles of puja according to our capacity.

  • Nava Mani (The Nine Vedic Pearls Described in Brihat Samhita) Nava Mani (The Nine Vedic Pearls Described in Brihat Samhita)

    The Nine Pearls, sometimes known as the Nava Moti (or nine gems, or “mani”), are a group of sacred gemstones described in the Vedic text known as the Garuda Purana. Enumerated as the Oyster Pearl, Conch Pearl, Cobra Pearl, Boar Pearl, Elephant Pearl, Bamboo Pearl, Whale Pearl, Fish Pearl, and Cloud Pearl, these gems were later documented in the treatise Brihat-Samhita (“The Great Compilation”) of Varahamihira, the Indian mathematician.

  • Undavalli Caves Undavalli Caves

    Undavalli Caves lies in the Undavalli village in the Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh. From the city of Vijayawada the caves are located at the distance of 8 km and 32 km from Guntur.These caves were carved out of solid sandstone on a hillside in the 4th to 5th centuries A.D.

  • Hindu Symbols Hindu Symbols

    Trishul,Bindi,Kalash,Yantra,The saffron-colored flag, Rudraksha Bead,Lotus,Shankha (Conch Shell),Dharmachakra,Lamp,Banyan Tree,Nandi,Shri,Ganesha,Kamandalu, Cow,Sudarshan As Hinduism is the oldest religion on the earth, it has more numbers of symbols than other religions. Each Hindu symbol has a different meaning and is used on different occasions. Hinduism symbols are also used as body tattoos in the Western countries as well as in India.

  • Seven unknown facts about Lord Shiva Seven unknown facts about Lord Shiva

    Har har Mahadev. Lord Shiva, the god of destruction has got softer sides of him also. Here are few stories, which will definitely be of interest to you.

  • Lord Rama Lord Rama

    Ram is the 7th incarnation of Vishnu and the central figure of the Ramayana (Ramayan) epic. The Ramayan is the very soul of India. It is a complete guide to God-realization,

  • Pitru Paksha Pitru Paksha

    In this article we will see both the reasons for celebrating pitru pakshas or shraddhs, from ancient perspective as well in context of its relevance and significance in modern day society. In the ancient texts, pitrus or pitras refer to ancestors and paksha means a particular time.

  • Why Should We Visit Temple to Worship? Why Should We Visit Temple to Worship?

    There are thousands of temples all over India in different size, shape and locations but not all of them are considered to be built the Vedic way. Generally, a temple should be located at a place where earth's magnetic wave path passes through densely.

  • How to Worship Right Trunk Ganesh Idols How to Worship Right Trunk Ganesh Idols

    Well, it’s true that right trunked ganesha idols are not perfect for gifting or home. But, that does not mean, you have to completely avoid buying right trunked idols. If you are prepared to perform the required rituals, you can even keep this idol in your pooja room.

  • Ganesh Idols in Puja Room Ganesh Idols in Puja Room

    There are many such things you need to know before keeping Ganesh idols in your home. If you don’t follow these traditions and customs, you are probably inviting bad luck to your home.

  • Hindu marriage-secrets behind the tradition Hindu marriage-secrets behind the tradition

    Hindu traditions are ancient and eternal too. But we the Indians fail to recognize our rich traditions while the foreigners are trying to learn about our traditions. Unless somebody else tells about our rich traditional treasure, we don’t even believe in it.

  • Importance of Diparadhana Importance of Diparadhana

    In almost every Indian home lighting lamp-Deepam-Deeparadhana is done, some people lit lamps in front of god (devudi Gudi), some people lit lamps in front of Tulasi, in some houses people lit lamps-Deepam-Deeparadhana at dawn, in some houses people lit lamps-Deepam-Deeparadhana in dawn and dusk and few people lit lamps-Deepam-Deeparadhana (Akhanda Deepam).

  • Sri Veerabrahmendra Swami Kalagnanam Highlights Sri Veerabrahmendra Swami Kalagnanam Highlights

    Sri Pothuluri Veera Brahmendra Swamy a Hindu mystic, born in 1610 in Kadapa district of Andra Pradesh state in India. He is the author of Kaalagnaana, a collection of predictions about future or prophecies, a Telugu text that predicts the arrival of Kalki in the form of Sri Veerabhoga Vasantaraaya.

  • Why only Coconut and Banana are offered in the temples ? Why only Coconut and Banana are offered in the temples ?

    Coconut and Banana are the only two fruits which are considered to be the Sacred fruits. All other fruits are tainted fruits ( partially eaten fruits), meaning other fruits have seeds and which have the capacity to reproduce !

  • Onam Onam

    Onam, the annual harvest festival is an occassion of great joy. Celebrated mainly in the Indian state of Kerala, the Onam celebrations range from four days to ten days, and centre around worshipping, music, dances, sports, boat races and of course...delicious foods. The festival originates from various legends and traditional beliefs. Here we bring you a brief history of the Onam festival. Read it and know how the festival got its roots. To share with anyone this informative article on the history of Onam, just click here. Wish you a happy festive time!

  • Rakhi Festival Rakhi Festival

    The chaste bond of love between a brother and a sister is one of the deepest and noblest of human emotions. 'Raksha Bandhan' or 'Rakhi' is a special occasion to celebrate this emotional bonding by tying a holy thread around the wrist. This thread, which pulsates with sisterly love and sublime sentiments, is rightly called the ?Rakhi?. It means 'a bond of protection', and Raksha Bandhan signifies that the strong must protect the weak from all that?s evil.

  • Importance of Shravana Maasam Importance of Shravana Maasam

    Shravana Maasam is a very special month for newly married woman . This month comes usually in the month of August. Full moon day occurring with the Shravana star is known as Shravana Masam. Every day of this month is very auspicious.

  • The meaning and importance of Shivlinga The meaning and importance of Shivlinga

    Lord Shiva is worshipped in the form of linga from ancient times. Lord Shiva is one of the trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh and even considered to be supreme lord. He has been worshipped by various devtas (gods) in Hindu mythology and by Vishnu Dashavatara's. But why in the form of Linga?

  • The mysterious Love story of Apsara Urvashi no one knows! The mysterious Love story of Apsara Urvashi no one knows!

    Apsaras or the dancers from heaven are known for being sent down to Earth to distract rishis, munis, saints and sadhus involved in intense meditation or (tapasya). This was their major part of job - look gorgeous and amuse noble saints. But did you know there was one celestial nymph (again apsara) who had fallen in love?

  • Seven little known facts from the Mahabharata Seven little known facts from the Mahabharata

    In Indian mythology, we find mention of stories which are not only interesting, but also serve a message/ purpose. Mahabharata is one such epic, where we find these types of topics in abundance. Here are seven captivating stories from the epic Mahabharata from Indian mythology.

  • Know About Pushkaram (The River Festival) Know About Pushkaram (The River Festival)

    Pushkara or Pushkarams is a popular Hindu ritual and festival which is held along 12 rivers. A Pushakaram along a particular takes place once in 12 years when Jupitar (Brishaspati) enters a particular zodiac.

  • The ten incarnations of Vishnu The ten incarnations of Vishnu

    Hindus believe that God descends into earth's consciousness from time to time to restore order and destroy confusion and disorder caused by the evil forces. Know more about this important concept of Hinduism from here.

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