Teej festival – festival of swings

Teej festival is observed with much funfair by women of North India. Teej is mainly celebrated in Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Delhi NCR. There are three types of Teej festival celebrated by woman during sawan Month. Hariyali  Teej, Kajari Teej, Hartalika Teej

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…

Sanjeevani Booti – The only magical Plant (Booti) curing any woe

Sanjeevi is the name of the mountain with auspicious and medicinal plants on it. In Hinduism this mountain is said to be very sacred. Lord Hanuman brought this mountain with the medicinal plants from Dronagiri to cure Lakshman who had fainted in the war. It is mentioned in Ramayana that during the war between Rama and Ravana, Inderjit sent a powerful…

A mermaid – JalPari

JalPari is a Hindi word formed by two Hindi words ‘jal’ means water and ‘pari’ means fairy. Jalpari is also known as Mermaid in English. A mermaid (Jalpari) is a legendary aquatic creature with the upper body of a female human and the tail of a fish. The word mermaid-Jalpari is a compound of the Old English sea, and a…

The Shradh – Vedic technology to Serve afterdeath

As per Hinduism , the body is destructible but soul is eternal. It can neither be created nor can be destroyed. in Bhagwat Gita Lord Krishna clearly states, “The soul is unborn, eternal, ever existing and primeval”. As per Hindu mythology, afterdeath zone called Pitr loka that is exists between earth and heaven. All the…

What is Palm Reading? – An ancient mystic art to Know Past, Present & Future

Palm Reading, also called Palmistry or Chiromancy, is an analysis of a person’s palm lines and hands to foretell the future and personalities.Palm Reading is the divination method to see your characteristics, talents, health and fortunes by observing your hand’s lines and thickness. Palm reading, more technically known as chiromancy, is the art of telling…

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…

Lohri – The bonfire festival

Dear All Readers Wish you all a very sweet and Prosperous Lohri, May this new Year brings so many happiness in your Life 🙂 The Lohri is an extremely popular Punjabi agricultural winter festival celebrated throughout Punjab and in Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi and Jammu.The harvest festival of Punjab and Haryana is also referred as…

What is the Significance of Tilak?

In Hinduism people wear tilak on their forehead. There is variety in tilak it could be sandal paste or chandan tilak, it could be kumkum that is made of red turmeric powder. Its a believe that a woman should put a kukum tilak on her forehead as that is for her husband’s long life. There is also…

The Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad Gita is an ancient Indian text that became an important work of Hindu tradition in terms of both literature and philosophy.

Yoga – a physical, mental, and spiritual practice or discipline

Yoga is a physical, mental, and spiritual practice or discipline, that aims to transform body and mind. Yoga is a 5000 year old Indian body of knowledge. Though many think of yoga only as a physical exercise where people twist, turn, stretch, and breathe in the most complex ways, these are actually only the most superficial aspect of this…

The Vakratunda Mahakaya Shlok Mantra

“Vakra-Tunndda Maha-Kaaya Surya-Kotti Samaprabha Nirvighnam Kuru Me Deva Sarva-Kaaryeshu Sarvadaa” “वक्रतुण्ड महाकाय सुर्यकोटि समप्रभ निर्विघ्नं कुरु मे देव सर्वकार्येषु सर्वदा”

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…

Mantra For Getting Slim & To Be Beautful

ॐ रति रति महारति कामदेव की दुहाई संसार की सुन्दरी भुवन मोहिनी अनंगप्रिया मेरे शरीर मे आवे अंग अंग सुधारे जो न सुधारे तो कामदेव पर वज्र पड़े ॥ “Om Rati Rati Maharati Kaamdev Ki Duhai Sansar Ki Sundari Bhuvan Mohini Anangpriya Mere Sharir Me Aave Ang Ang Sudhare Jo Na Sudhare To Kaamdev Par…

The Mantra to stop enemies

Mantra  Om Va Va Va Ha Ha Gha Th Th ll मंत्र ॐ वं वं वं हं हं घां  ठं ठं ll This mantra has to be recited 1000 times either on a Sunday or a Tuesday. This is a mantra to gain success in court cases. The Sadhana should be commenced on a Saturday….

The Mantra for trouble free journey

Mantra Gachh gautam shighr tvn grameshu ch l Ashan vasan chaiv tambul tatra kalpay ll मंत्र गछ गौतम शीघ्र त्वं ग्रामेषु नगरेषु च l अशनं वसनं चैव ताम्बूलं तत्र कल्पय ll this mantra has to recited 108 times to make travel trouble free and peaceful.

The Super Powerful Mantra for Mental Growth

मंत्र  ॐ भूर्भुव: स्व: तत्सवितुर्वरेण्यं l भर्गो देवस्य धीमहि धियो यो नः प्रचोदयात् श्रीं श्रीं श्रीं ॥ Mantra Om Bhur Bhuvah Swaha Tat savitur varenyam l Bhargo devasya dheemahi Dhiyo yo nah prachodayat Shreem Shreem Shreem ll

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 Marriage Mantra – Powerful Mantra to solve married Life Problems

Om Hreem Yogini Yogini Yogeswari Yoga Bhayankari Sakala Sthavara Jangamasya Mukha Hrudayam Mama Vasam Akarsha Akarshaya Namaha: Benefit of the Mantra Japa: Delay in marriage Happy Married Life Infertility (Problem in conceiving a baby) Avoid Divorce There is another Powerful mantra to solve married life problems: This Mantra has to be recited 108 times early…

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…

Mala – a string of 108 prayer beads

A mala is a string of 108 beads with one bead as the summit or head bead called a ‘sumeru.’ Malas are used as a tool to help the mind focus on meditation, or count mantras in sets of 108 repetitions. A Japa mala is a set of prayer beads. It is used for keeping count while reciting, chanting,…

Panch Tatva – The Five Elements

Human being is Gods wonderful creation. To provide peace and prosperity God has created nature. Human body is made up of (panch tatva) five elements like – Water, Air, Fire, Earth and Space. When panch tatva are in balance then it provides happiness, success, prosperity, peace etc. The chakra of universe revolves in Panch Tatva….

The Shaligram Sila

Shaligram Sila is worshipped worldwide in mostly all Vaisnava Sampradaya(cult) and hindu Devotees Home. Shaligram stone found in ‘Gandaki River’ is lord vishnu himself. There are different types or forms of lord vishnu Shaligram sila which is identified according to specific representation mention in religious scripts. Shaligram is identified by Chakra and with form of…

Makar Sankranti – A harvest festival

On January 14 every year, we celebrate Makar Sankranti. It is the only Indian festival celebrated on a fixed calendric day of the solar calendar. All other Indian festivals are celebrated as per the lunar calendar, which make their days of celebration on the solar calendar vary every year. Makara Sankrantiis a Hindu festival celebrated in almost all…

Sri Rudrashtakam – stotra on Lord Shiva

नमामीशमीशान निर्वाणरूपं विभुं व्यापकं ब्रह्मवेदस्वरूपम् । निजं निर्गुणं निर्विकल्पं निरीहं चिदाकाशमाकाशवासं भजेऽहम् ॥१॥ निराकारमोङ्करमूलं तुरीयं गिराज्ञानगोतीतमीशं गिरीशम् । करालं महाकालकालं कृपालं गुणागारसंसारपारं नतोऽहम् ॥२॥ तुषाराद्रिसंकाशगौरं गभिरं मनोभूतकोटिप्रभाश्री शरीरम् । स्फुरन्मौलिकल्लोलिनी चारुगङ्गा लसद्भालबालेन्दु कण्ठे भुजङ्गा ॥३॥ चलत्कुण्डलं भ्रूसुनेत्रं विशालं प्रसन्नाननं नीलकण्ठं दयालम् । मृगाधीशचर्माम्बरं मुण्डमालं प्रियं शङ्करं सर्वनाथं भजामि ॥४॥ प्रचण्डं प्रकृष्टं प्रगल्भं परेशं अखण्डं अजं…

Benifits of Chanting Aum ॐ

Benifits of Chanting Aum ॐ  The ॐ chanting removes toxin from your body. It gives you better immunity and self-healing power. It improves your concentration and helps you focus on your target. The ॐ chanting improves your voice and gives a strength to vocal cord and muscles during old age. Om Mantra has a cardiovascular benefit too which keeps blood pressure…

Kamavasayita Siddhi

Kamavasayita Siddhi –The highest Siddhi. This one contains most of the others. You can do anything anywhere. Attaining any of the primary Siddhis is rare. Only highly advanced, dedicated practitioners get these

The Power of Meditation – Mantra Siddhi

Siddhis are spiritual, paranormal, supernatural, or otherwise magical powers, abilities, and attainments that are the products of spiritual advancement through sadhana  (spiritual practices), such as meditation and yoga.

Laghima Siddhi

Laghima: Laghima-siddhi – The ability to make one’s body lighter than air and fly at will.He can make his body as light as cotton or feather. Vayustambhanam is done through this Siddhi. In Jalastambhanam also the power is exercised to a very small degree. The body is rendered light by Plavini Pranayama. The Yogi produces…

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);…

Lord Krishna who Have 16000 wives

In Vedic civilization, if a girl is touched by a man then nobody will marry that girl. It is believed that Krishna had 16 108 wives. In reality, the 16 100 ‘wives’ were captives of Narkasura. Krishna killed the asura the captive women desired to be with Krishna. Hence they were brought to Dwarka. Krishna…

The Writer’s Building, Kolkata

Kolkata was the major center of power during the British rule in India. To accommodate junior writers and clerks, the British Government built writer’s building as the official residence. It is located on the center of the city, BBD Square, Kolkata. It is currently used by the Government of West Bengal as the secretariat of…

The Rigveda – oldest existing script in Indian Mythology

The Rigveda is the oldest existing script in Indian Mythology. Rigveda is the basis of all other Vedas and it contains of a vast variety of Ode, some of which date back to almost 2000 B.C. The Rig Veda is the oldest book in Sanskrit or any other Indo-European language in the world The Vedas are a…

The Ayurveda – the oldest healing science

Ayurveda Considered by many scholars to be the oldest healing science, Ayurveda is a holistic approach to health that is designed to help people live long, healthy, and well balanced lives. The term Ayurveda is taken from the Sanskrit words ayus, meaning life or lifespan, and veda, meaning knowledge. It has been practiced in India…

Jai Baba Amarnath

Amarnath is located at 145 km east of Srinagar in Kashmir. Amarnath is an ice Siva-linga that changes size with all the seasons of the year and also as the moon waxes and wanes, it becomes bigger and smaller. On the full moon day, the Lord Shiva linga is about 6 ft high. Amarnath is…

The Trimurti

The “Trimurti” is a concept in Hinduism “in which the cosmic functions of creation, maintenance, and destruction are personified by the forms of Brahma the creator, Vishnu the maintainer or preserver and Shiva the destroyer or transformer.”These three gods have been called  the “Great Trinity”, often addressed as “Brahma-Vishnu-Mahesh.”

Raavan – the 10-headed king of the demons

     According to Hindu mythology, Lanka, the kingdom of Raavan was made of gold. Today it is known as Sri Lanka. Raavana, in Hinduism, the 10-headed king of the demons (rakshasas). His abduction of Sita and eventual defeat by her husband Rama are the central incidents of the popular epic the Ramayana. Raavana ruled in the…

Jai Shri Ram

The Ramayana is one the world’s most loved tales in India, according to Indian Mythology. Rama wasthe son of Dasharatha, who is the King of Ayodhya and has three wives and four sons, Rama, Lakshmana, Bharata and Shatrughana. Rama is the ideal and perfect son, and grows up with his brothers. When he comes of age,…

Durga Maa – The power of the Supreme

Durga Maa (Mother) Durga symbolizes the power of the Supreme.Durga – the goddess of power and strength, is perhaps the most important goddess of the Hindus.Maa Durga Goddess Durga is considered the Mother of the Universe. रक्षांसि यत्रोग्रविषाश्च नागा यत्रारयो दस्युबलानि यत्र | दावानलो यत्र तथाब्धिमध्ये तत्र स्थिता त्वं परिपासि विश्वम् ||

The Viswanath Temple

The Viswanath Temple is the most important and ancient holy shrine in this region. Of the many temples in Uttarakhand, the temple of Lord Vishwanath is dedicated to Lors Shiva, the presiding deity of this temple, is worshipped all day here. Every evening, visitors are greeted by the sound of bells, and the chanting of mantras…

The Great Tower Temples of Kullu Valley, Himachal Pradesh, India

The Great Tower Temples of Kullu Valley, Himachal Pradesh, India are dedicated to “Shringa Rishi” who is the chief deity of Banjar valley, Kullu District, Himchal Pradesh. The temple of Shringa Rishi is situated at village Bagi.This tower temple of Chaini is the tallest standing structure of its kind in the entire Western Himalayas.This tower…

The YAGYA – means sacrifice, prayer

YAGYA is the word taken from YAJAN. It means prayer. There are many types of prayers for different purposes. YAGYA means sacrifice, prayer, worship and total surrender to God for the achievement of desired results.This desired result may be good education, financial gain, development of business, good health, freedomfrom bondage etc.Yagna is the other name…

The Jatayu – A Hindu Half-god who has the form of a vulture

Jatayu , in Hindu mythology, is the son of Aruna and nephew of Garuda. A demi-god who has the form of a vulture, he tries to rescue Sita from Ravana when Ravana is on his way to Lanka after kidnapping Sita. Jatayu fought valiantly with Ravana, but as Jatayu was very old Ravana soon got…

The Rahu and Ketu

In Vedic astrology Rahu and Ketu are known as two invisible planets and they are strong enemies of the Sun and the Moon. Rahu and Ketu are actually the astronomical points in the sky respectively called the north and south lunar nodes. The places of intersection where the Moon`s path meet the Sun`s path is…

Lord Yama or Yamraj – The God of Death

Death is one truth that no one can deny. After death there is a belief of heaven and hell. As per Puranas, those who do good work in life go to heaven and those who do sins, reach hell. But how does the soul goes to Yamraj in Yamlok? This part has been mentioned in…

An Apsara – a female spirit of the clouds and waters

Apsara is the most beatiful,charming and supernatural celestial female being in the Heaven,among the Devlok(Gods) and Rambha is the queen of all Apsaras. Rambha is super talented and symbol of a ideal mismerising dancer.She is also expert in music and love-making.Apsaras entertain the demi-gods by their magical singing and dancing.The king of gods,Indra requested her…

The Mantra , Yantra , Tantra

Mantra is the sound-form of God-form and is often used synonymously to Devata. It is the means/basis for both Yantra and Tantra. Yantra is basically a contrivance, charged with the power of a mantra. It could be a geometric shape as in case of devata yantra or just any instrument as in case of an…

Abhimanyu – greatest warriors of the second generation

Abhimanyu is one of the greatest warriors of the second generation in the Mahābharata and a legendary figure. He was the son of Arjuna and Subhadrā and the nephew of Lord Krishna and was the incarnation of Varchas, the son of Soma . He was the husband of the Matsya kingdom’s princess, Uttara, and the father…

Lohri – The Harvest Festival of North India

Lohri is an extremely popular Punjabi agricultural winter festival celebrated throughout Punjab and in Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi and Jammu.The harvest festival of Punjab and Haryana is also referred as the bonfire festival. Huge bonfires are lit to thanks the God for abundant crops.It is celebrated on 13th of January during the month of Paush or Magh,…

The chhath puja

Chhath is the Hindu festival celebrated each year by the people very eagerly. This is very antique festival of the Hindu religion which is dedicated to the God of energy, also known as Surya or Surya Shashti. People celebrate this festival to offer thanks to the Lord Surya for blessing the life on the earth…

Jamula Temple -sacred by the Gaddi tribes.

The ancient Jamula temple in the village of Malana is considered sacred by the Gaddi tribes. One of the most important sightseeing spots in Malana, the temple is now the court for resolving disputes in the village. It may be slightly difficult to reach Malana as the village is located in the uphill area of…

Kusha grass

Kusha grass is a special type of grass which is used in Hindu rituals for purificatory process. This grass is wore as the ring in the ring finger of the person who is performing the rituals. There are legends as well as scientific explorations on this grass. Read on to know more about Kusha grass.

Om ang angaarkaay namah

    ॐ अंग अंगारकाय नमः In Vedic astrology Mangala is considered a malefic of the first order. He rules over the signs Mesha (Aries) and Vrishchika (Scorpio), is exalted in Makara (Capricorn) and has his fall in Karka (Cancer). The Sun, Moon and Jupiter are all considered friendly to him, while he is hostile…

The Renukaji temple

The Renuka Lake or Temple (672 m) is regarded as the embodiment of Renukaji, the wife of the sage Jamadagini and the mother of Parshurama – one of the ten `Avatars` of Lord Vishnu. Shaped like the profile of a woman, the lake has the circumference of 2.5 km and is the largest in Himachal.