The Story of the Mahabaleshwar Lingam and Gokarna
The Story of the Mahabaleshwar Lingam and Gokarna

Sonia Sumitra Thakar While Gokarna is a beautiful little town on the west coast of India known for its idyllic beaches and gorgeous blue waters, it is also a place of pilgrimage being home to the famous Mahabaleshwar Temp...

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Why Lord Ganesha is Worshipped First
Why Lord Ganesha is Worshipped First

Deepthi K Hindus worship several gods and goddesses. However, they always pray to Lord Ganesha first on any occasion. This is because he is believed to be the master of spiritual power and prosperity. He has expertise in 64 art ...

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7 Rama Mantras for a Life-changing Experience
7 Rama Mantras for a Life-changing Experience

Deepthi K Sri Rama is considered to be the seventh avatar of Lord Vishnu who took this incarnation to rid the earth of demons and establish dharma. Lord Rama is considered by Hindus as the embodiment of a perfect human. This is ...

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Kala Bhairava Jayanti Pooj
Kala Bhairava Jayanti Pooj

Deepthi K Hindus consider Kala or Kal Bhairava to be a form of Shiva. It is a fierce manifestation of Lord Shiva. He is always shown accompanied by a dog, who is his vehicle and companion. According to legend, the Tridev (Brahma...

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Ganga Chalisa
Ganga Chalisa

Aarti Natarajan Sharma Word Count: 653 Ganga is worshipped as the holiest of holy rivers in India. People from all across the country come to take a dip in the holy water o...

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Navadurga: Katyayani
Navadurga: Katyayani

Sonia Sumitra Thakar The festival of Navaratri is celebrated across the world with devotion and enthusiasm. On the sixth day of this nine-day long celebration, Durga is worshipped in the form of Devi Katyayani, the warrior godde...

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Navadurga: Kaalratri
Navadurga: Kaalratri

Sonia Sumitra Thakar Durga Pooja, the festival that spans nine days leading up to Dussehra, is widely celebrated as the triumph of good over evil. Each day is dedicated to a specific avatar of the goddess and each has a legend a...

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Day of the Week and Deities
Day of the Week and Deities

Deepthi K According to Hindu mythology, each day of the week is dedicated to a specific god or goddess. Some days are dedicated to more than one deity as well. People believe that chanting the mantras dedicated to a deity nine t...

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Krishna Leelas
Krishna Leelas

Aarti Natarajan Sharma Lord Krishna is one of the most widely worshipped and popular Hindu deities. His example is given as a friend, a mentor and a teacher. He is often portrayed as being a mischievous god and stories...

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Various Forms of Lord Shiva
Various Forms of Lord Shiva

Deepthi K Lord Shiva is one of the three gods in the Hindu Trinity. He is believed to be more powerful than the other two gods, Vishnu and Brahma. Shiva is hailed as The Destroyer. Symbolically, it means one who destroys all imp...

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