5 fascinating places of pilgrimage in the North-East
5 fascinating places of pilgrimage in the North-East

Sonia Sumitra Thakar The north-eastern part of our beautiful country, is a well-known tourist’s paradise with its gorgeous landscapes: lush green mountains, sparkling waters and breathtaking views. It offers the perfect mix of fun, entertainment, sight-...

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Must-Visit Devi Temples of North India
Must-Visit Devi Temples of North India

Sonia Sumitra Thakar India abounds in temples dedicated to Divinity in the form of Shakti – the feminine power. The northern part of the country is replete with shrines in such picturesque locales amidst natural beauty that will not only gratify one’s spiritua...

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Significance of a Ringing a Bell in the Hindu Tradition
Significance of a Ringing a Bell in the Hindu Tradition

Deepthi K There are various temples, big and small, dedicated to various gods and goddesses across the country. Almost all of them have a bell at their entrance, which devotees usually ring when they enter the temp...

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Why There Are Hardly Any Brahma Temples
Why There Are Hardly Any Brahma Temples

Deepthi K Word count: 952 Lord Brahma is referred to as the creator in the Trinity along with Lord Vishnu, the preserver and Lord Shiva,...

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The 10 Tallest Shivalingams in India
The 10 Tallest Shivalingams in India

Sonia Sumitra Thakar A shivalingam is an abstract representation of Lord Shiva. It is worshipped in Shiva Temples all around the world. A shivalingam, oft conceptualised as a pillar with no beginning and no end, is...

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Why Goddess Durga Sits on a Lion
Why Goddess Durga Sits on a Lion

Aarti Natarajan Sharma Goddess Durga is one of the principal forms of Shakti, the Ultimate Divine Power. The word Durga in Sanskrit literally means ‘fort or a place that is secure and protected.’ She is worshipped in m...

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Shiva Puran: Different Samhitas
Shiva Puran: Different Samhitas

Deepthi K Shiva Puran highlights the greatness and glory of Lord Shiva along with his consort Parvati. Lord Shiva is depicted as The Destroyer, among the trinity.  It is said that the original manuscript encompasse...

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The Immortals of Hinduism--Parshuram
The Immortals of Hinduism--Parshuram

Smitha Rajan In Hinduism, Moksha, the escape from the cycle of birth and death, is seen as the final goal. But Hindu mythology also has several individuals who have been gifted and cursed alike with immortality. Incidentally, all of them are men....

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Vishnu Sahasranama and its Benefits
Vishnu Sahasranama and its Benefits

Deepthi K Vishnu Sahasranama is a series of Sanskrit hymns that list out the 1,000 names of Lord Vishnu, the preserver or protector among the Trinity. The word Sahasranama<...

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Hindu  Gods that Preside over the Seven Days of the Week
Hindu Gods that Preside over the Seven Days of the Week

Sonia Sumitra Thakar  The ancient scriptures tell us that there are approximately 3 crore Hindu gods and goddesses. And though there are so many deities, they are all manifestations of one Supreme Being known as Brahma...

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