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7 Unbelievably Tall Hindu Temples That You Must Visit

Hindu temples play a crucial role in our religious culture and there are some amazing temples in India, which have great architecture and are a part of the nation’s history. On that note, let us have a look at the 7 tallest Hindu temples –   1. Sri...

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20 Awesome Books on Hindu Gods by Foreign Authors

Hindu mythology and contemporary Hindu scholars have provided us with a lot of information about our Gods and Goddesses over the years. However, Hinduism exists outside India too and it has influenced numerous foreign scholars and researchers to come out with books about our beloved Gods. Here are...

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9th day of Navratri: Dedicated to Maa Siddhidatri

Jai Mata Di! The ninth manifestation of Goddess Durga is Siddhidatri, worshipped on the ninth day of Navaratri. Maa Siddhidatri has supernatural healing powers. This Goddess is admired to offer all types of Siddhi (perfection) to her devotees and thus recognized as ‘Siddhidatri’. She is always in a heavenly,...

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6th day of Navratri: Dedicated to Goddess Katyayani

The sixth manifestation of Goddess Durga worshipped on Navratri Shasti is ‘Katyayani’. The goddess is known as Katyayani because she was born to Sage Katyayan. According to a legend, there was a sage named Kat. His son “Katyayana” observed a hard penance and long austerities to receive the...

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4th day of Navaratri: Dedicated to Goddess Kushmanda

Kushmanda, the fourth manifestation of Goddess Durga, is worshipped on the Navratri Chaturthi. She is considered to be the creator of the universe. Her name comprises of “Ku-shm-anda” meaning “the cosmic egg.” The fourth day of Navratra also marks the beginning of worshipping MahaLaxmi. Legend says that Lord...

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Lord Jagannath's Dashavatar Sloka

Lord Krishna and Lord Jagannath, forms of Lord Vishnu love listening to Dashavataram sloka. Their pooja is considered complete with these pious verses from Geeta Govind. Here’s Lord Jagannath’s Dashavatar Sloka. Dashavatar Sloka from Geeta Govind composed by the 13th century poet Jaydev   pralaya-payodhijale Keshava dhrtavAnasi vedam...

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Story About Puri Jagannath's Param Bhakt Hanuman

ll Jai Jagannath ll ll Hanuman ji ki Jai ll   Story of Lord Hanuman at Jagannath temple, Puri, Orissa This is a short story about Puri Jagannath’s Param Bhakt Hanuman. Pavanputra Hanuman and Lord Jagannath share a very divine relation i.e. the relation of a bhakta and the lord. Seek Lord’s blessings during Rath...

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Lord Jagannath's Sleep Secret

Jai Jagannath! This is a short story of Shri Jagannath Swamy of Puri, that not many have heard of. This is the story of Lord Jagannath’s sleep secret and it goes like this. Once it so happened that when Lord Jagannath’s chief attendant went to his room for...

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About Puri Jagannath darshan in Alarnath before Rath Yatra

The world famous Car festival or Rath Yatra of Puri Jagannath is set to begin on 10th of July, 2013 and will continue till the 18th, followed by Suna Bhesa festival on the 19th (for Rath Yatra events click here) . There are frenzied preparations and pilgrims thronging...

About Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra 2013 Dates

Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra will be held this year from the 10th of  July, 2013 to the 18th. This will be followed by the famous Suna Bhesa festival of Lord Jagannath of Puri. Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra dates are as follow: Srigundicha            ...

Guru Nanak Jayanti

Today is Guru Nanak Jayanti or Guru Purab. This day commemorates the celebration of the birthday of the founder of the Sikhism or Sikh faith “Guru Nanak Dev”, who was born in 1469. A.D. He was born in the village of Talwandi located in Lahore, Pakistan. On this day, Sikhs...

Dhanteras: the day of wealth and prosperity

  Dhanteras is celebrated as the first day of the three day festival of Diwali and is also known as “Dhanvatri Triodashi” or Dhantrayodashi”. The word “Dhanteras” comprises of two words, “Dhan” meaning wealth and “Teras” means the thirteenth day and hence it is celebrated on the thirteenth luner day...

Rama Ekadashi

Today is Rama Ekadashi or Rambha Ekadashi, which usually falls during the waning phase of the moon in the Kartik month. The importance of this Ekadashi was explained by Lord Krishna to Yudhistra and is mentioned in the Brahmavaivatra Purana. This day is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and...

3rd day of Navratri : Dedicated to Devi Chandraghanta

The third manifestation of Goddess Durga is Devi Chandraghanta. She has a ‘Chandra’ or half moon on her forehead in the shape of a ‘Ghanta’ or bell and therefore is addressed as ‘Chandraghanta’. She personifies peace, serenity and prosperity in life of her devotees. The goddess has a...

2nd day of Navratri: Dedicated to Goddess Bharmacharini

Jai Mata Di! The manifestation of Goddess Durga worshipped on the second day of MahaNavratri is Goddess Bharmacharini. Brahma means “tapa” or penance and Charini means observer, thus it is name of the one who observes penance. She is the form of Durga which execute devout austerity. This...

Maha Durga Navratri

Jai Mata Di! Navratri is a Sanskrit word which is a made of two words “Nav” and “Ratri” meaning 9 nights. There are three Navratris celebrated during the year. But the Navratri celebrated with lots of gusto throughout the country is Sharada or Sharad Navratri which is observed...