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Shanidev – The son of Lord Surya

” Om nilanjana samabhasam | Ravi putram yamagrajam ||

Cahaya martanda samhubhutam | Tama namami Shanescharam||”

Meaning
I bow to Lord Shani, who is black in colour and son of Sun and born to Chaya and brother of Yama , who moves very slowly.
Shani is is a son of Lord Surya. He is generally depicted in dark complexion, clothed in black. Shri Shani Mahatmya describes the story of Shani’s life. Shani Maharaj is a great devotee of Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu. In Sanskrit Shani is called Sanischara, which means, “slow mover”. Shani spends 2.5 years (Dhaiya) in each rashi. When we add the 2.5 years in previous and 2.5 years in next rashi together, the time period of 7.5 years is called Saadesaati, and the person faces challenging time during the period.

Almighty mantra for mental peace.

In the Vedic literature Lord Krishna is described as the ultimate source of all knowledge; hence, He is also the most reliable source of knowledge and the greatest well wisher of all the living entities.The whole the disciplic succession begins from Him. There are many incarnations of Lord Krishna. Each one is scheduled and forecast within the Vedas themselves, and manifest within this material world in order to teach by example the path to spiritual emancipation.

Hare krishna hare krishna, krishna krishna hare hare

Hare rama hare rama , rama rama hare hare

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It is believed that Vishnu is the second god in the Hindu Trimurti.

Vishnu is one of the most important gods in the Hindu deity and, along with Brahma and Shiva. Vishnu’s role is to protect humans and to restore order to the world. His presence is found in every object and force in creation, and some Hindus recognize him as the divine being from which all things come.

Vishnu appears in a number of Hindu texts, including the Rig-Veda, the Mahabharata, and the Ramayana. Vishnu was married to Lakshmi (the goddess of good fortune), Sarawati (the goddess of wisdom) and Ganga (the goddess who is the personification of the River Ganges). However, unable to live with the quarrels between his three wives, Vishnu eventually sent Ganga to Shiva and Sarawati to Brahma. In some accounts, another wife of Vishnu’s is Bhumi-Devi (goddess of the Earth). He is considered to live in the city of Vaikuntha on Mt. Meru, where everything is made of shining gold and fabulous jewels and where there are lakes resplendent with lotus flowers.

Vishnu has 10 main incarnations, known as the Dashavatara: Rama, Krishna, Buddha, Vamana, Narasimha, Varaha, Kurma, Matsya, Parashurama, and Kalki. Vishnu is usually shown as dark-complexioned, a distinguishing feature also of several of his incarnations.


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The Kuber – God of all the treasures of this universe

Kuber is the god of wealth and the god’s treasurer. He is also called the god of savage beings. Lord Kubera not only distributes, but also maintains and guards all the treasures of this universe. Hence, he is also known as guardian of wealth. He is the son of Vishrava and Illavida. Kubera is married to Kauberi and they have four children. Three sons are called Nalakubara, Manigriva, Mayuraja and a daughter called Meenakshi. Devi Kauberi is also known as Yakshi, Bhadra and Charvi.

The God Sun – Maker of the Day

Budh Dev/ God

Jai Shani Dev

Bakreswar temple

Bakreswar is famous for its Bakreswar temple which is dedicated to Lord Bakranath (Shiva) and Goddess Kali. The temple is believed to be erected at the spot where the forehead and brows of Goddess Sathi fell. The main temple of Bakreswar is surrounded by many small shrines which are dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Bakreswar is also known for its eight hot springs which has varying temperatures. The hottest of these springs is called Agnikund and it has a temperature of about 93.33° C. It is believed that the water of these springs have healing properties.

Temple of Goddess Ugratara

The “Temple of  Ugratara” is situated in village Mahishi , It has a great archeological, historical and religious values. The temple is of ancient times and is a main center of “Tantra Meditation” too due to its speciality of forming an equilateral with “Chandi Temple” of Biratpur and “Katyayani Temple” of Dhamara Ghat near Nepal Border. Thus this temple is an immense source of power and draws devotees from far and wide not only from India but also from adjoining countries like Nepal, Bhutan, China and Tibbet. According to one, 500 BC Maharshi Vashishtha did a deep meditation of “UgraTara” in china and after that Devi Tara agreed to live with him as a teenage girl so he can worship in presence of her but she kept a condition that if anybody would talk evil of them, she will disappear. Maharshi Vashishtha agreed upon this and came with her to the forests of then “Mahishmati” now “Mahishi” and started worshipping her.

Churdhar Hills – Residence of Lord Shirgul Maharaj

Churdhar is a famous Religious Place of Sirmaur and Shimla District of Himachal. TheTemple of Lord Shirgul Maharaj is situated at the Churdhar Peak (About 11969 feet Height). Maximum area of Churdhar is covered with Forests. Churdhar Hills Forest have been covered with the Snow for 6 months in year. Lord Shirgul Maharaj Temple Churdhar is about 12 K.M. from Sarahan, 20 K.M. from Nohradhar on foot.

The Kinner Kailash – At the height of 6500 meters

The Kinnaur Kailash ( known as Kinner Kailash) is a mountain in the Kinnaur district of the Indian state Himachal Pradesh. The Kinnaur Kailash has a height of 6500 meters and is considered as sacred by both Hindu and Buddhist . This mountain is sometimes confused with the Mount Kailash in Tibet. ‘Kinner Kailash’ is considered winter residence of Lord Shiva. It is said that Lord Shiva conduct a meeting of all Devi-Devtas on Kinner Kailash Top in  month of January. The Trekking to Kinner Kailash Starts from July end to August. On the time of Janmashtmi 10 days special arrangement are made for food and shelter on the top.

Pitru Dosh

Pitru Dosh is affliction arises due to not getting Nirvana to soul of departed forefathers. It mainly occurs when dead forefathers and ancestors did not get peace or salvation (Moksha) at the time of departing their souls. In Hindu mythology, it is believed that if anyone in the family do not offer water and food to their dead ancestors, in shradh. It is believed that soul of your ancestors or departed forefathers earnestly search for Moskha, if their death was unnatural or occurred at their early age. Due to premature death, their souls do not get Nirvana and wander on earth aimlessly.

Protected: The Kala Jadu – Black magic used to destroy the one’s life

Gangotri – The source of River Ganga

Gangotri is the source of Ganga as Bhagirathi river.

Gangotri
Location :  Uttar Pradesh 
Altitude :  3042 mts. 
Climate :  Summer – Cool during the day and cold at night.
Winter – Snow-bound. Touching sub-zero 
Best Season :  April to November

Gangotri is at an altitude of 3048 meters above sea level. It is on the northernmost part of the state of Uttar Pradesh and is very near the Indo-Tibetan border. It is approximately 300 km from Dehradun, 250 km from Rishikesh and 105 km from Uttarkashi. The summers are relatively cool and winters are freezing cold, with rains in the months of May and June. For the devotees and tourists, the gates of the temple are open only in the months of May to November.

Kalpeshwar – Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva

Kalpeshwar is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located at an elevation of 2,200 m in the picturesque Urgam valley in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand state in India.This tree is believed to fulfill all the wishes of a person. There is a cave temple situated at height of 2134 mtr and Shiva is worshiped here in his matted hair form. Kalpeshwar is surrounded by dense woods and also terraced fields that lie in the Urgam valley.

It is the fifth temple of the Panch Kedars (five temples of Lord Shiva) and is the only temple out of five that is accessible throughout the year.At Kalpeshwarm, the matted hair or Jata of lord Shiva are the object of worship and because of this, Lord Shiva, is also called Jatadhari and Jateshwar.

Lord Bhairav- an incarnation of Lord Shiva

Lord Bhairav or Bhairon is an incarnation  of Lord Shiva. In astrology Lord Bhairav is the Lord of star Planet Rahu. Not only Hindus but also devotees from Jain and Islam religion worship Dev Bhairav. Dev Bhairav is also known as “Ashtabhairav” in Indian scriptures. “Ashta” is a Sanskrit word which means eight. This God is having eight different names as follows Asitang, Sanhar, Ruru, Kal, Krodh, Tamrachood, Chandrachood, Mahabhairav.

Shani Dev – the son of Sun and shade

Shani Dev is the son of Surya (Sun) and Chhaya (shade)., it is also referred as chayyaputra. Shani Dev is one of the most popular deities that the Hindus pray to ward off evil and remove obstacles.

ॐ ऐं हीं श्रीं श्नैश्चराय नमः ||

Lord Indra – Indian god of rain

Lord Indra, the Indian god of rain, is believed to be the leader of all the Devas. He is the son of Aditi and sage Kashayapa. His capital city is Amravati, in the heavens. He possesses an elephant known as Iyravata and a divine cow named Kamadhenu. This cow is capable of yielding anything desired by the seekers and hence Indra is very rich.

Indra is the principal deity of the Rig Veda. Most of the hymns in this primary text of Hinduism are addressed to him. Indra, is all powerful and supreme among gods. He is the lord of the skies, of thunder and rain.
Story goes that his mother Aditi knew he would never perish and so when she sensed some danger to herself, she decided to abandon the child, knowing full well that he would survive wherever he went. But Indra refused to go and followed his mother. He chanced to drink some the juice of the soma plant (intoxicant) and so gained even greater strength. Then when the demon Vrtra advanced towards his house, Aditi tried to hide Indra, but Indra plunged into a full fledge battle. Vrtra blocked rivers and so caused great sorrow to the followers of Indra. This battle is recorded as one of the most famous ones in Hindu mythology. Though Indra is said to have sought the blessings and support of Lord Vishnu, his victory over Vrtra made him a legend even in his times.

Shiva Tandava – A vigorous dance

Shiva’s Tandava is described as a vigorous dance that is the source of the cycle of creation, preservation and dissolution.Shiva Tandava Stotram is a stotra, hymn of praise in the Hindu tradition that describes Shiva’s power and beauty.It is believed that Lord Shiva is the king of all dancers. He was an expert in the thandava style of dancing.

“Shiva Tandava”

Jatatavee gala jjala pravaha pavitha sthale,
Gale avalabhya lambithaam bhujanga thunga malikaam,
Dama ddama dama ddama ninnadava damarvayam,
Chakara chanda thandavam thanothu na shiva shivam.

Jata kataha sambhramabrama nillimpa nirjari,
Vilola veechi vallari viraja mana moordhani,
Dhaga dhaga daga jjwala lalata patta pavake,
Kishora Chandra shekare rathi prathi kshanam mama.

Dara darendra nandini vilasa bhandhu bhandura,
Sphuradigantha santhathi pramodha mana manase,
Krupa kadaksha dhorani niruddha durdharapadi,
Kwachi digambare mano vinodhamethu vasthuni.

Jada bhujanga pingala sphurath phana mani prabha,
Kadamba kumkuma drava praliptha digwadhu mukhe,
Madhandha sindhura sphurathwagu utthariya medhure,
Mano vinodhamadhbutham bibarthu bhootha bharthari.

Sahasra lochana prabhoothyasesha lekha shekhara,
Prasoona dhooli dhorani vidhu sarangri peedabhu,
Bhujangaraja Malaya nibhadha jada jhootaka,
Sriyai chiraya jayatham chakora bandhu shekhara.

Lalata chathwara jwaladhanam jaya sphulingabha,
Nipeetha pancha sayagam saman nilimpanayakam,
Sudha mayookha lekhaya virajamana shekharam,
Maha kapali sampade, siro jadalamasthu na.

Karala bhala pattika dhagadhaga jjwala,
Ddhanam jayahuthi krutha prachanda pancha sayage ,
Dharadharendra nandhini kuchagra chithrapathraka,
Prakalpanaika shilpini, trilochane rather mama.

Naveena megha mandali nirudha durdharath sphurath,
Kahoo niseedhi neethama prabhandha bandha kandhara,
Nilimpa nirjari darsthanothu kruthi sindhura,
Kala nidhana bandhura sriyam jagat durandhara.

Prafulla neela pankaja prapancha kalima prabha,
Valambhi kanda kanthali ruchi prabandha kandharam,
Smarschidham puraschidham bhavaschidham makhachidham,
Gajachidandakachidham tham anthakachidham bhaje.

Agarva sarva mangalaa kalaa kadamba manjari,
Rasa pravaha madhuri vijrumbha mana madhu vrtham,
Suranthakam, paranthakam, bhavanthakam, makhandakam,
Gajandhakandhakandakam thamanthakanthakam bhaje.

Jayathwadhabra vibramadbujaamga maswasath,
Vinirgamath, kramasphurath, karala bhala havya vat,
Dhimi dhimi dhimi dhwanan mrudanga thunga mangala,
Dhwani karma pravarthitha prachanda thandawa shiva.

Drusha dwichi thra thalpayor bhujanga moukthika srajo,
Garishta rathna loshtayo suhrudhwi paksha pakshayo,
Trunara vinda chakshusho praja mahee mahendrayo,
Samapravarthika kadha sadashivam bhajamyaham.

Kada nilampa nirjaree nikunja kotare vasan,
Vimuktha durmathee sada sirasthanjaleem vahan,
Vilola lola lochano lalama bhala lagnaka,
Shivethi manthamucharan kada sukhee bhavamyaham.

Imam hi nithya meva muktha muthamothamam sthavam,
Padan, smaran broovan naro vishudhimethi santhatham,
Hare Gurou subhakthimasu yathi nanyadha gatheem,
Vimohinam hi dehinaam sushakarasya chithanam.

Poojavasana samaye dasa vakhra geetham,
Ya shambhu poojana param padthi pradhoshe,
Thasya sthiraam radha gajendra thuranga yuktham,
Lakshmeem sadaiva sumukheem pradadathi shambu.

Ithi Ravana krutham,
Shiva thandava stotram,
Sampoornam

Krishna – the Supreme Personality of Godhead

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Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, is an historical person who appeared on this earth in India 5,000 years ago.The great exponent of the Bhagavad Gita, Krishna is the ninth and the most powerful incarnation of Vishnu, the Godhead of the Hindu Trinity of deities.

Mahunag Temple – Built in 1664

Mahunag Temple is located in the midst of the famous Naldehra Golf Course, at a distance of 25 km from Karsog in Mandi District, Himachal Pradesh.The Mahu Nag Fair is held in the Mandi District of Himachal Pradesh in the month of April. It is an event where religious fervor combined with gaiety makes for wonderful combination.Karsog is a small town situated in the lap of Himalayas, near Shimla, at a height of 1,404 metres. It is in the Karsog Mandal subdivision of Mandi district in Himachal Pradesh in India. It lies in the Pir Panjal range of Himalayas bordering Shimla District.Built in 1664 by Raja Shyam Sen, this Mahunag Temple at the Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh  houses for the Lord Karna. Locally known as Lord Mahunag, Lord Karna is worshipped to bless the devotees live happily at each circumstances of living. the adorers to this temple develop into the crowd of the people at the Sunday.
The history speaks out saying that Lord Karna to cut off the wrinkles of tensions blesses to his devotees get won their family annoyance. Also, this temple is reliable to attract the people to view of the Karsog Valley on one side and the Northern Himalayas on the other.

Jai Shri Ram


The prince  of Ayodhya, Lord Rama is the supreme god in Hinduism. Lord Rama, the most perfect avatar of God is at once the ideal son, the ideal husband, and the ideal king. Lord Rama is considered Maryada Purushottam. 

“Om Kleem Namo Bhagavathey Raamachandraaya sakalajana vashyakaraaya Swaaha!!”
Benefit: Regular chanting brings overall success and attraction to the person chanting it

Vedic Mantra to get answers in your dream

मंत्र

काली देवी नमस्तुभ्यं सर्वकामार्थी साधिके

मम सिद्धमसिद्धिम वा स्वप्ने सर्व प्रदर्शय ll

Kaali devi namastubhyam sarvakaamarthi sadhike

 mama siddhmasiddhim wa swapne sarv pradarshya ll

this mantra has to be repeated 351 times daily for a total period of 21 days. After the period of 21 days

The Rudraksha

Rudraksha word is related to Hindu Religion. Rudraksha tree and seed both are calledRudraksha. Rudraksha fruit Rudraksha is a natural seed of the blue fruit of the evergreen tree Elaeocarpus ganitrus, also simply known as the Rudraksha tree,A rudraksha is the seed of the Eliocarpus ganitrus tree and plays an important role in a spiritual seeker’s life. Rudraksha Beads have different types of benefits and powers. Rudraksha Bead originated from tears of Lord Shiva. Rudraksha is considered as incarnation of Bhagwan Shiva. The person who wearsRudraksha possess always good health. Rudrakshas wearer gets different types of benefits depending upon the Rudrakshas faces.

The Peace Prayer

ॐ सर्वे भवन्तु सुखिनः।

सर्वे सन्तु निरामयाः।

सर्वे भद्राणि पश्यन्तु।

मा कश्चित् दुःख भाग्भवेत्॥

ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥

Meaning:

May all be prosperous and happy

May all be free from illness,May all see what is spiritually uplifting

May no one suffer,Om peace, peace, peace

The Guru (Teacher) stotram

गुरुर्ब्रह्मा गुरुर्विष्णुर्गुरुर्देवो महेश्वरः ।

साक्षात परं ब्रह्म तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥

GururBrahmaa GururVisnu Gururdevo Maheshvarah |

Guru sakshat parahma Brahma tasmai Shri Gurave Namah ||1||

Meaning:

The Guru (dispellar of darkness) is Brahma (the creator); the Guru is Vishnu (the sustainer); the Gurudeva is Maheswara (the destroyer); the Guru is Verily the Para-Brahman (ultimate consciousness); Salutations to that Guru.

The Shiva Tandava -as the destroyer of the universe.

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Lord Shiva is also known as Nataraj, the Dancing God. This divine art form is performed by Lord Shiva and his divine consort Goddess Parvati. The dance performed by Lord Shiva is known as Tandava. Shiva’s Tandava is a vigorous dance that is the source of the cycle of creation, preservation and dissolution. Tandava depicts his violent nature as the destroyer of the universe.shiva

According to scholars, ‘Characteristics of the Tandava Dance’ have been described in the fourth chapter of Bharat Muni’s Nata Shastra, which is referred to as fifth Veda and an expression of Lord Shiva’s eternal dance – Tandava. It says that Shiva’s Tandava is embellished with 108 karanas and the 32 anghaharas – the composite parts of the dance. Bharat Muni further says that Lord Shiva conceived the dance, as he was very much fond of dancing every evening. Shiva further mentioned that 108 karnas included in tandava could be employed in the course of dance, fight, and personal combats and in other special movements like strolling.

The Night of Lord Shiva – Mahashivaratri

Mahashivaratri Festival or the ‘The Night of Shiva’ is celebrated with devotion and religious fervor in honor of Lord Shiva, one of the deities of Hindu Trinity. Shivaratri falls on the moonless 14th night of the new moon in the Hindu month of Phalgun, which corresponds to the month of February – March in English Calendar. Celebrating the festival of Shivaratri devotees observe day and night fast and perform ritual worship of Shiva Lingam to appease Lord Shiva.  lordshiva

There are various interesting legends related to the festival of Maha Shivaratri. According to one of the most popular legends, Shivaratri marks the wedding day of Lord Shiva and Parvati. Some believe that it was on the auspicious night of Shivaratri that Lord Shiva performed the ‘Tandava’, the dance of the primal creation, preservation and destruction. Another popular Shivratri legend stated in Linga Purana states that it was on Shivaratri that Lord Shiva manifested himself in the form of a Linga. Hence the day is considered to be extremely auspicious by Shiva devotees and they celebrate it as Mahashivaratri – the grand night of Shiva.
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Various traditions and customs related to Shivaratri Festival are dutifully followed by the worshippers of Lord Shiva. Devotees observe strict fast in honor of Shiva, though many go on a diet of fruits and milk some do not consume even a drop of water. Devotees strongly believe that sincere worship of Lord Shiva on the auspicious day of Shivaratri, absolves a person of sins and liberates him from the cycle of birth and death. Shivaratri is considered especially auspicious for women. While married women pray for the well being of their husbands unmarried women pray for a husband like Lord Shiva, who is regarded as the ideal husband.

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The Shiva Linga

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The legend of Shiva Linga or Lingodbhavamurthy is deeply related to Mahashivaratri. The legend narrates the story of vain search by Brahma and Vishnu to discover the Aadi (beginning) and the Antha (end) of Lord Shiva. The legend thus proves the supremacy of Lord Mahadeva over other Hindu Gods and explains why the lingam is believed to be one of the most potent emblems in Hindu ideals. The story is stated in the three of the puranas – the Kurma Purana, the Vayu Purana and Shiva Purana

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According to Puranas, once the other two of the triads of Hindu Gods, Brahma and Vishnu were fighting over each other’s prowess. Horrified at the intensity of the battle, the other gods asked Shiva to intervene. To make them realize the futility of their fight, Lord Shiva assumed the form of a flaming Linga in between Brahma and Vishnu and challenged both of them by asking them to measure the gigantic Linga (phallic symbol of Lord Shiva). Awestruck by its magnitude, Brahma and Vishnu decided to find one end each to establish supremacy over the other. Lord Brahma took the form of a swan and went upwards while Lord Vishnu assumed the form of Varaha – a boar and went into the earth towards nether land. Both searched for thousands of miles but neither could find the end. Shivling

On his journey upward, Brahma came across Ketaki flower. Exhausted and bewildered with his search to find the uppermost limit of fiery column, Brahma made Ketaki assent to lie that he had seen the top of the column where the flower had previously resided. Accompanied by his accomplice, Brahma confronted Vishnu and asserted that he had indeed discovered the origin of the cosmic column.

At this point, the central part of the pillar split open and Shiva revealed himself in his full glory. Overawed, both Brahma and Vishnu bowed before him accepted lord Shiva’s supremacy. Lord Shiva also explained to Brahma and Vishnu that both of them were born out of him and that the three were then separated out into three different aspects of divinity. shivling

However, Lord Shiva was angry with Brahma for making a false claim. The Lord cursed Brahma that no one would ever pray to him. (This legend explains why there is hardly any Brahma temple of significance in India.) Lord Shiva also punished the Ketaki flower for testifying falsely and banned her from being used as an offering for any worship.

Since it was on the 14th day in the dark fortnight of the month of Phalguna that Shiva first manifested himself in the form of a Linga, the day is extremely auspicious and is celebrated as Mahashivaratri – the grand night of Shiva. To celebrate the occasion, devotees of Lord Shiva fast during the day and pray to the Lord throughout the night. It is said that worshipping of Lord Shiva on Shivaratri bestows one with happiness and prosperity.

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River Ganga – India’s National River

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Ganga

Shiva-Rishikesh

The origin of river Ganges lies at the height of 13,800 feet in the mountain ranges of Himalayas, in Tehri Garhwal, near Gangotri. It begins high in the Himalayas as a pair of head streams. It begins in an ice cave in the mountains about 10,300 feet above sea level. Gangotri is known as the place of origin of the revered Ganges river, known as Ganga in India it is also consider one of the holy place in chota char dham . The holiest of the Indian rivers, is the longest river in India and the greatest waterway in India. The river has been declared as India’s National River. Ganges is the source of sustainment of life in the great Indian plains and it is at Gangotri that the journey of Ganga begins. River Ganges gets water from the melting snow of Nanda devi, Gurla, Mandhata, Dhaulagiri, Gesaisthan, Kanchenjunga and Mount Everest. Many small and big rivers merge with the Ganges in the Himalayan region. The Ganges river flows through Bangladesh, but the greater part of it flows through India. The river flows across the northern corner of India. The Ganges flows across India and Bangladesh until it empties out into the Bay of Bengal. The great river provides water to many places, and many places rely on it.

There are many versions of stories regarding the origin of Ganges. In another story the sage Valmiki of Ramayana, Ganges was the daughter of ‘Himalaya’ and ‘Maina’. The deities abducted her and took her to heaven and from then onwards, ‘Ganga’ started living inside the ‘Karmandala’ (a spout shaped vessel). According to Kritivas Ramayana the deities had taken ‘Ganga’ to Lord Shiva to get her married with him. When ‘Maina’ did not find her in the house, she cursed to attain the form of water.

The Sanatan Dharma

Code of God

Kumbh derives its name from the immortal Pot of Nectar, which the Demigods (Devtas) and Demons (Asuras) fought over, described in ancient Vedic scriptures known as the Puranas. It is these Vedic literatures that have stood the test of time, out of which the tradition has evolved into the one that the world now knows as The Kumbh Mela

The Sadhu (also known as yogi and sanyasi), is a Hindu ascetic who has renounced caste, social position, money and authority, and occupies a special place in Hindu society. As one who seeks the Universal Soul in order to be absorbed in it, the Sadhu is set apart from the orthodox priesthood as renunciation is considered superior to the rituals of the priests.

Earth’s Greatest Men feast – Mahakumbh

Mahakumbh

Earth’s Greatest Men feast – Mahakumbh

Kumbh derives its name from the immortal Pot of Nectar, which the Demigods (Devtas) and Demons (Asuras) fought over, described in ancient Vedic scriptures known as the Puranas. It is these Vedic literature’s that have stood the test of time, out of which the tradition has evolved into the one that the world now knows as The Kumbh Mela

The search of Secret India