History of the deities of the Puri temple

The deities of the Puri temple are generally known as the Trimurti (trinity) and also as Chaturdhamurti, stated in Chap-3. Some scholars think that originally there was only image of Jagannatha as the object of worship called Nilamadhava and when Nila Madhava disappeared, king Indradyumna fabricated the body of Jagannatha out of a log of wood that was More...

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By hinduismnow On Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Nishkalank Mahadev Temple, Koliyak

Nishkalank Mahadev Temple in Koliyak, Bhavnagar, Gujarat is full of wonders and awe. This temple is buried inside the sea. On a heavy tide day, all that can be seen are the flag and a pillar. It is beyond ones comprehension More...

By hinduismnow On Sunday, February 26th, 2017

Rama Namaa – It’s impact on the ethos of India

Rama – the name and the character behind it has influenced the ethos of Indian civilization over many millennia in various ways. The facets of Rama are so diverse that one can spend multiple lifetimes merely More...

By hinduismnow On Sunday, February 19th, 2017

Madhvacharya – Third Incarnation of Vayu

Sathish Selvakumar The divine assuming the human form, though rare, is a possibility that is alive in Sanatana Hindu Dharma. Vayu (the Wind God) has incarnated thrice so far on planet earth. Hanuman, Bheeshma and More...

By hinduismnow On Friday, February 17th, 2017

Maha Shivaratri 2017: Legends associated with the biggest night of Lord Shiva

Maha Shivaratri is just about a week away. The holiest night associated with Lord Shiva, ushers in a festive spirit with a deep spiritual significance. A number of legends are associated with Maha Shivaratri dedicated More...

By hinduismnow On Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

The Story of Dakshinamurthy Swamigal

By – Arti Agarwal This is the story of a great saint called Dakshinamurthy Swamigal, a Paramahamsa who always lived a life of freedom and a very highly evolved enlightened being from the southern part of India More...

By hinduismnow On Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Shiva Lingams in these temples of South India represent the FIVE elements of nature

The Shiva Linga is a symbol the formless power. The Linga is a physical manifestation of the Supreme Being, who is also referred to as Lord Shiva – the god, who is often associated with destruction. Interestingly, More...

By hinduismnow On Monday, February 13th, 2017

Kali – The lord of Time

Some one told me once: ‘Just like you need a lawyer to fight your case in a court, you need a priest to argue your case with God.’ My humble reply was: ‘But, you don’t need a mediator when you argue with More...

By hinduismnow On Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

Why Mahadeva cuts Ganesha’s Head ?

Ganesha embodies and symbolizes spontaneous completion celebration! Just seeing Him, one will be joyful. He is embodiment of joy, with big belly, nicely sitting and nicely enjoying food. His very form shows that More...

By hinduismnow On Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

Venkateshwara – The Lord of Anahata Chakra

Venkateshwara is the lord of the Anahata chakra or the heart center. This center is blocked by attention need and is unblocked by unconditional love and compassion. Venkateshwara holds the chakra in his upper right More...