Who is Witch in Indian Folk fares?

डायन भारतीय परिप्रेक्ष्य में विशेषकर आदिवासी लोककथा में ऐसी स्त्री को कहते हैं जो जादू-टोना कर के दूसरों में बीमारी, मौत, अकाल लाना या कई और अनैतिक कार्य करती है।

The top most Haunted places in Delhi.

भूत बांगला एक प्रेतवाधित घर या घोस्टहाउस एक घर या अन्य इमारत है जिसे अक्सर मृतक की असंतुष्ट आत्माओं द्वारा बसाया जाता है, जो पूर्व निवासी हो सकते थे या संपत्ति से परिचित थे।

Saidpur Temple – Islamabad, Pakistan

Saidpur Village situated on the slopes of Margalla Hills in Islamabad is one of the oldest villages of Pakistan. More than five hundred years old Saidpur Village is known for its heritage, history and folklore. These days the village is serving as one of the favorite picnic place in Islamabad for both local and foreign…

The Bhagavad Gita – World’s greatest religious and spiritual scriptures from India.

न हि कश्चित्क्षणमपि जातु तिष्ठत्यकर्मकृत्‌ । कार्यते ह्यवशः कर्म सर्वः प्रकृतिजैर्गुणैः॥3.5॥

भावार्थ :
निःसंदेह कोई भी मनुष्य किसी भी काल में क्षणमात्र भी बिना कर्म किए नहीं रहता क्योंकि सारा मनुष्य समुदाय प्रकृति जनित गुणों द्वारा परवश हुआ कर्म करने के लिए बाध्य किया जाता है ।

Jain Teerth – Sonagiri, M. P

This sacred place is popular among devotees & ascetic saints to practice for self discipline, austerity and to attain Nirvana (Salvation) since the time of Bhagwan Chandraprabhu (The 8th Teerthankar), Five & half Crores of ascetic saints have achived salvation (Moksha or Nirvana) from here.The Samavsharan of Bhagwan Chandraprabhu came here for 17 times. Nang,…

Gokarna Mahadev Temple, Kathmandu

(गोकर्ण महादेव मन्दिर) Gokarna Mahadev Temple, Kathmandu Gokarna Mahadev Temple, believed to be built in 1582 rests on the banks of the holy Bagmati river in the Newari village of Gokarna.

Kailashnath Mahadev – The world world’s tallest Lord Shiva statue.

Kailashnath Mahadev Statue claimed to be the world world’s tallest Lord Shiva statue (143 ft) is situated just 20 Kms from Kathmandu Valley in Sanga, the border of Bhaktapur and Kavrepalanchok districts in Nepal. The statue is built by Mr Kamal Jain. Shiva statue (143 feet) complex at Sanga, located 20-km east of Kathmandu, is…

Ravana – The 10-headed king of the demons.

Ravana, in Hinduism, the 10-headed king of the demons. According to Hindu mythology Ravana was born to a great sage Vishrava and his wife, princess Kaikesi. He was born in the Devagana, as his grandfather, the sage Pulastya, was one of the ten Prajapatis or mind-born sons of Brahma and one of the Saptarishi or…

Haridwar – Gateway to Moksha

Haridwar is city in Haridwar district of Uttarakhand state in India. Haridwar is place where the river Ganges enters in plain areas north India after flowing 250 kms from its origin Gaumukh (Gangotri Glacier). Haridwar is the place where people from across the India visit for pilgrimage and to take a holy dip into the…

The Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Kathmandu,Nepal

Taleju Bell The Bhaktapur Durbar Square is located in the current town of Bhaktapur, also known as Bhadgoan,which lies 13 km east of Kathmandu. The Vatsala Durga Temple is located Bhaktapur Durbar Square. It was built in 1672 by King Jagat Prakash Malla while the Taleju Bell which is in front of the temple was…

Manimahesh Kailash Yatra – Holy Dip 2016

The lake, of glacial origin, is in the upper reaches of the Ghoi nala, which is tributary of Budhil river, a tributary of the Ravi River in Himachal Pradesh. However, the lake is the source of a tributary of the Budhil River, known as Manimahesh Ganga. Manimahesh Kailash also known as Chamba Kailash, which stands…

Statue of God – The sadhu

India is the Land of Gods, and we see and serve to god in the form of sadhu…. The Sadhu usually wears on his forehead the three lines of the god’s trident drawn in ash or sandalwood paste whi… Source: Statue of God – The sadhu

Kamakhya Devi – The goddess of tantriks and fertility

Shakti Peethas are the “Holy  places of cosmic power”. These  shrines  are  consecrated  to the Gddess Sati,the first incarnation of Goddess,Parvati. Maa Kamakhya is a shakti of Shiva and she is a goddess of tantra. All tantric in this world devotee her. She gave him power of Tantra and meditation. She is Adhi Vidhya and…

Word for Word Meaning of the Gayatri Mantra

ॐ   भूर्भुवः   स्वः तत्सवितुर्वरेण्यं । भर्गो देवस्य धीमहि धियो यो नः प्रचोदयात् ॥ Word for Word Meaning of the Gayatri Mantra Aum = Brahma ; bhoor = embodiment of vital spiritual energy(pran) ; bhuwah = destroyer of sufferings ; swaha = embodiment of happiness ; tat = that ; savitur = bright like sun ;…

Jageshwar Temple- The 8th Jyotirling among the Twelve

Jageshwar temple is located at an altitude of 1870 meters. Jageshwar is the 8th Jyotirling among the Twelve and has great religious value. Jageshwar is a Hindu pilgrimage town in Almora District, dedicated to Lord Shiva, located 36 km northeast of Almora and around 101 Kms away from Nainital in Kumaon Region of Uttarakhand Uttranchal….

Sanskrit Shlokas- Our legendary property

अलसस्य कुतो विद्या, अविद्यस्य कुतो धनम् | अधनस्य कुतो मित्रम्, अमित्रस्य कुतः सुखम् || अर्थात् : आलसी को विद्या कहाँ मूर्ख को धन कहाँ निर्धन को मित्र कहाँ और अमित्र को सुख कहाँ |

Mahendragiri Hills – A legendary mountain where Parshuram did penance.

The 5,000 feet high Mahendragiri hills, situated in the middle of Eastern Ghats in the Paralakhemundi sub-division of Gajapati district is 175 km from Berhampur. It is situated amongst the Eastern Ghats at an elevation of 1,501 meters (4,925 ft). The Mahendra mountain is associated with east direction which clearly says that it is none…

June 21, अंतर्राष्ट्रीय योग दिवस-International Yoga Day

Yoga has its origin thousands of years ago in India. Yoga is a mind and body practice with historical origins in ancient Indian philosophy. Like other meditative movement practices used for health purposes, various styles of yoga typically combine physical postures, breathing techniques, and meditation or relaxation. Yoga has become very popular not only in India but also in many other parts of the world.

Are you ready for a supernatural journey-Charm Dham yatra

Uttarakhand is known as Dev Bhoomi (Land of Gods), as it is the land of great pilgrimages, sacred temples and places, which attracts millions of pilgrims and spiritual seekers to get enlightenment.  “Char” means “Four” and “Dham” means “Abode”. Charm Dham, the four holy abodes, are believed to be the abodes of Hindu gods and…

Kedarnath Temple, Uttarakhand

Kedarnath Temple The present temple, built in 8th century A.D. by Adi Shankaracharya, stands adjacent to the site of an earlier temple built by the Pandavas. Kedarnath is one of the most sacred pilgrimages of Lord Shiva situated in Rudraprayag district of Garhwal region in Uttarakhand. Kedarnath is one of the Char Dham in Uttarakhand…

Badrinath Temple – situated between the two mountains Nar and Narayan

Badrinath is a holy town situated between the two mountains Nar and Narayan. in Chamoli district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. The main entrance gate of Badrinath temple is known as “Singhdwar”. The temple is approx 50 feet tall with a small cupola on top, covered with a gold gilt roof. The Badrinath temple…

शिव तांडव स्तोत्रम् – Shiv Tandav Stotram

शिव तांडव स्तोत्रम् ||सार्थशिवताण्डवस्तोत्रम् || ||श्रीगणेशाय नमः || जटा टवी गलज्जल प्रवाह पावितस्थले, गलेवलम्ब्य लम्बितां भुजङ्ग तुङ्ग मालिकाम् | डमड्डमड्डमड्डमन्निनाद वड्डमर्वयं, चकार चण्डताण्डवं तनोतु नः शिवः शिवम् ||१|| जटा कटा हसंभ्रम भ्रमन्निलिम्प निर्झरी, विलो लवी चिवल्लरी विराजमान मूर्धनि | धगद् धगद् धगज्ज्वलल् ललाट पट्ट पावके किशोर चन्द्र शेखरे रतिः प्रतिक्षणं मम ||२||   धरा धरेन्द्र…

Jai Shri Sankat Mochan – Jakhoo Temple, Shimla

Jakhoo Temple is an ancient temple in Shimla, dedicated to Hindu deity, Hanuman. This temple is very easily approachable and  is one of the most sought after site to be visited not only by the devotees  and pilgrims but also by the tourists of all age groups visiting Shimla, the Hill capital of  Himachal Pradesh….

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.

Know what history tells about Diwali- Festival of Lamps

There are so many festivals celebrated in India. India is a country of festivals where almost all festivals are celebrated with great love and peace. People greet each other on these days and share love and blessings. The festivals are made to free up the person from the busy life and for fun. Diwali is great festival of Hindus it is celebrate with great love in all over the country. it is the festival of light. People say that we celebrate Diwali because on that day god ram return from lanka and the people of ayodhya welcomed him by lightning small lamps so as honor to lord Ram and also to conquer darkness we celebrate this festival. Diwali is the symbol of the victory of the forces of good over evil.

The devoted Sadhu purveyors

The Sanskrit word ‘Sadhu’ is translated into English by the word ‘mendicant’ and very rarely with another word ‘Sage’. But ‘Sadhu’ is differently meant in the revealed scriptures like Srimad Bhagwat Geeta or Srimad Bhagbatam. In the ‘Bhagwat Geeta’ the qualification of a ‘Sadhu’ is based on one’s faithfulness in the transcendental service of the Personality of Godhead. One who is firmly fixed up in the devotional service and nothing more-is called a ‘Sadhu’ and Mahatma in terms of Bhagwat Geeta. Even if a man is apt to some vicious habits which a ‘Sadhu’ must not have as part of his personal qualification, is accepted also as a ‘Sadhu’ for the only qualification of his staunch faithfulness in the service of the Personality of Godhead. Bhagwat Geeta has not nullified all the above mentioned primary twenty six qualifications of a ‘Sadhu’ by the statement-‘even if a man is accustomed to vicious habits.’ The idea is explained in the following shloka in which it is said that such well-settled devotee shall soon be well-qualified with all the pious qualifications of a ‘Sadhu’. But because one has become faithfully fixed up in the service of the Lord-the seed of all godly qualifications is sowed therein and the resultant fortification will come in vogue, without delay. And therefore the primary qualification of a ‘Sadhu’ is that he must be an unflinching devotee of the Lord.

Philosopher India – A Step Towards Myth Discovery

Philosopher India is a collection of mysterious myths, especially one belonging to Indian religious or cultural tradition.Mythology can refer either to the collected myths of a group of people their body of stories which they tell to explain nature, history, and customs or to the study of such myths.

The Midbrain Stimulation

The midbrain, is a small region of the brain that serves as a relay center for visual, auditory, and motor system information. Mid brain is the part of brain which has got special command over both hemisphere of brain located highest side of brain stream. Mid brain is the part of brain which has got…

Jai Mahadev

Mahadev, popularly known as Shiv, is a major Hindu god, and one aspect of Trimurti(Brahma, Vishnu & Mahesh).

Shri Naina Devi Temple

Shri Naina Devi Temple is located on an altitude of 1177 meters in Distt. Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh. Several mythological stories are associated with the establishment of the temple.According to a legend, Goddess Sati burnt herself alive in Yagna, which distressed Lord Shiva. He picked the corpse of Sati on her shoulder and started his Taandav…

Maa Chamunda Devi

The mythology of Maa Chamunda Devi has been chronicled in “Durga Sapt-Shati’.The Chamunda Devi Temple is located  in the District Kangra,  Himachal Pradesh a North Indian State. It stands on the banks of the famous Baan Ganga River, the temple is housed with extremely sacred idol of Chamunda Devi, and as such the idol is wrapped…

The Kalaram temple

The Kalaram temple is an old Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Rama in the Panchavati area of Nashik City in Maharashtra, India.The temple derives its name from the statue of Lord Rama that is black in colour. The literal translation of Kalaram means black Rama. The sanctum sanctorum also houses the statues of goddess Sita…

Swami Vivekananda

Swami Vivekananda Vivekananda was born Narendranath Datta at his ancestral home at  Gourmohan Mukherjee Street in Calcutta, the capital of British India, on 12 January 1863 during the Makar Sankranti festival. He belonged to a traditional Bengali Kayastha family and was one of nine siblings.His father, Vishwanath Datta, was an attorney at the Calcutta High…

Solar Eclipse 2015, 20th March 2015(Friday)

A total solar eclipse will occur on Friday March 20, 2015. solar eclipse is a type of eclipse that occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, and the Moon fully or partially blocks (“occults”) the Sun. 20th March 2015 (Friday)

Puri Ratha Yatra – The Chariot Festival

Ratha Yatra or the Chariot Festival is a Hindu festival associated with the god Jagannath held at Puri in the state of Odisha, India. This annual festival is celebrated on Ashad Shukla Dwitiya. The Puri Rath Yatra is world famous and attracts more than one million pilgrims every year, not only from India but also…

Nirjala Ekadashi

Nirjala Ekadashi falls in the month of Jyestha in the Shukla paksha (June), therefore it is also called “Jyeshtha Shukla Ekadashi” . Nirjala Ekadashi is the most important and significant Ekadashis out of all twenty four Ekadashis in a year. Nirjala means without water and Nirjala Ekadashi fasting is observed without water and any type of…

Hanuman Jayanti

Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated on full moon day during Chaitra month. Hanuman, who is also known as Vanara God, was born on this day and Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated to commemorate the birth of Hanuman.  The event is celebrated on the 15th day of the Shukla Paksha, during the month of Chaitra (the Chaitra Pournimaa).April 4…

Amavasya – The new Moon Night

The Hindu Indian calendar follows the lunar month and Amavasya, the new moon night, falls at the beginning of new lunar month which lasts for about 30 days. It is significant day as many rituals are performed only on Amavasya Tithi. Amavasya falling on weekday Monday is known as Somvati Amavasya and Amavasya falling on…

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…

The Iron Age – Kaliyug

The KaliYug (Iron Age) The Yug Cycle tells us that we are now living in the Kali Yug. according to Indian Myths the age of darkness, when morality and mental capabilities reach their lowest point in the end of Yug cycle. The Great  Indian epic, Mahabharata describes the Kali Yuga as the period when the…

Shri Narada Muni

Shri Narada Muni The Srimad-Bhagavatam describes how Narada Muni attained the audience of God and thus became renowned in the Vedic tradition. The story begins with his previous two lifetimes. During the first, his name was Upabarhana, a Gandharva, or singer from a heavenly planet. Upabarhana’s beautiful voice and handsome features made him attractive to…

The Aghori – ascetic Shaiva sadhus

The Aghori  are ascetic Shaiva sadhus. The practice of “Aghori” cannibalism and human sacrifices are mostly related to tantrik rites of the worshipers of the Mother goddess in any of the worship form – MahaKali, Dhurga Maa, Kamakhya Devi. or Chammunda. The life of an Aghori Sadhu is not easy, to become like them one…

Shri Mata Vaishno Devi

Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine is one of the most religious & oldest Hindu pilgrimage destination in India located in the state of Jammu & Kashmir. The Holy Cave of the Mother Vaishno is situated at an altitude of 5200 feet on the holy “Trikuta Hills”. The Maa Vaishno Devi’s abode is in 100 feet…

Gayatri Mantra – Om Bhur Bhuva Swaha

ॐ भूर्भुवः स्वः तत्सवितुर्वरेण्यं । भर्गो देवस्य धीमहि धियो यो नः प्रचोदयात् English Meaning Om Bhuur-Bhuvah Svah Tat-Savitur-Varennyam | Bhargo Devasya Dhiimahi Dhiyo Yo Nah Pracodayaat ||

Apah Suktam – imparts us with vigour and strength

Apah – water आपो हि ष्ठा मयोभुवस्था न ऊर्जे दधातन । महे रणाथ चक्षसे ॥१ Aapo Hi Sstthaa Mayo-Bhuvasthaa Na Uurje Dadhaatana | Mahe Rannaatha Cakssase ||1|| Meaning: O Water, because of your presence, the Atmosphere is so refreshing, and imparts us with vigor and strength. We revere you who gladdens us by your Pure…

The Seven Sages

The Seven Sages There are several great saints and sages or rishis in Sage Mythology. Out of the manysages, the Sapta rishis or Seven sages hold special status.The Indian mythology is enigmatic but has always found references with real world objects and places. India is a country of Yoga gurus, great Indian sages & saints and…

Chant for Hanuman Darshan

ॐ हनुमान पहलवान , वर्ष बारहा का जवान| हाथ में लड्डू, मुख में पान| आओ आओ बाबा हनुमान| न आओ तो दुहाई महादेव गौरा -पार्वती की| शब्द साँचा| पिण्ड काँचा| फुरो मन्त्र इश्वरो वाचा||

Budh Dev/ God

ॐ ऐं स्त्रीं श्रीं बुधाय नमः ||   

Jai Shani Dev

” Om nilanjana samabhasam | Ravi putram yamagrajam || Cahaya martanda samhubhutam | Tama namami Shanescharam||”

Temples In India

Lord Shiva – the powerful and fascinating deity of the Hindu Trinity, who represents death and dissolution.Indian temples by state have numerous gods and goddesses worshiped by peoples all over India.

Kailash Manasarovar – physical beauty and thrilling nature

Kailash Manasarovar Yatra is known for its religious value, cultural significance, physical beauty and thrilling nature.A journey, that is both outwards and inwards. Located in the Himalayan mountain ranges of the remote Southwestern corner of Tibet, Kailash is not just one of the highest parts of the world and the source of four mighty rivers…

Kartik Swami temple – Dedicated to the elder son of Lord Shiva, Kartikeya

Kartik Swami temple is located near Kanak Chauri village on Rudraprayag – Pokhari route in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand A mild 3k trek from Kanak Chauri village takes you to the stunning beauty of Kartik Swami temple.Kartik Swami temple is dedicated to the elder son of Lord Shiva, Kartikeya, who offered his bones as testimony of his devotion…

Sri Hemkunt Sahib Ji – Situated at a height of over 15,000 feet

Sri Hemkunt Sahib Ji – Situated at a height of over 15,000 feet above the sea level  Sri Hemkunt Sahib Ji Situated at a height of over 15,000 feet above the sea level in the Himalayan ranges of northern India, Sri Hemkunt Sahib has emerged as a popular center of Sikh Pilgrimage which is visited by thousands…

Rudranath Temple – One of the Panch Kedars

Rudranath Temple The Rudranath temple is believed to be established by the Pandavas, the heroes of the Hindu epic Mahabharata.One of the Panch Kedars in the lap of the Himalaya, Rudranath is the temple where Rudra, the angry incarnation of Lord Shiva is worshipped with complete devotion. It is the place where during the days of the…