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Significance of Chitragupta Temple at Kanchipuram

Who is Chitragupta? The Chitragupta temple is located in Kanchipuram. It is a unique temple as it is dedicated to Chitragupta, the assistant of Yama, the God of Death. Hindu mythology says that Chitragupta took birth from a painting drawn by Lord Shiva. He was given the […]

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7 Reasons to Celebrate Maha Shivaratri

Maha Shivaratri is a very important festival in India that is dedicated to the worship of Lord Shiva. There are seven reasons behind the celebration of Maha Shivaratri. Fight Between Lord Brahma and Lord Shiva Once there was a big fight between Lord Shiva and Brahma over […]

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Legends of Maha Shivaratri

Maha Shivaratri – Shiva’s favorite day One legend that explains the origins of Shivaratri concerns Lord Shiva and Parvati. When creation was completed, Parvati asked Lord Shiva which day he liked the most. The Lord replied that it was the 13th night of the new moon, in […]

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Om Rudraya Namah Mantra

Lord Rudra Rudra is an aspect of Lord Shiva, one of the supreme Gods of the Hindu pantheon. He is also regarded as an incarnation of Shiva and also as Shiva himself in another name. The Rudra Shiva is one among the Trimurthis, the divine trinity of […]

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Om Shri Ganeshaya Namah Mantra Meaning

Greatness of Lord Ganesha Ganesha is the divine son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. He is hailed as a remover of obstacles and a harbinger of success, and is both loved and venerated. He is a unique God with an elephant face, but also has a […]

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Om Kleem Krishnaya Namaha

Krishna, the Great God Krishna is a sacred Avatar of Lord Vishnu, the supreme God of protection and sustenance. He is regarded as his 9thincarnation and also perhaps, as his greatest. Krishna played many great roles in life and stood as a symbol of love, mercy, knowledge, […]

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Mahamaham & Masi Maham in Thirukkoshtiyur

The famous Mahamaham festival that takes place once in 12 years is linked closely with the town of Kumbakonam and the sacred tank located there. However, there are legends that associate this occasion with another holy place, Thirukkoshtiyur, situated in the Sivaganga district of Tamil Nadu. Once, […]

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Family Deity Worship on Panguni Uthiram

Family Deities Family deities occupy a pride of place in the divine realm of our people. They hold an essential position in the Indian religious domain too. Family deity worship has a long tradition in our country and is undertaken by the people with faith and enthusiasm. […]

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The Meaning, Benefits, and Method of Chanting Hanuman Beej Mantra

Lord Hanuman Hanuman is a unique God of the Hindu pantheon. Also known as Anjaneya or Maruti, he is an ardent devotee of Lord Rama, the important incarnation of Lord Vishnu. It is said that Rama always dwells in the heart of Hanuman, who is, hence, often […]

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8 Powerful Durga Mantras that can help transform your life

Goddess Durga Durga is the universal mother Goddess. She is the supreme feminine divinity Adi-Parashakthi herself. Durga literally means ‘a fort’ and her name stands for ‘the one who is invincible’. She is the embodiment of all shakthis, the great powers and remains the prime female deity […]

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What is Thila Homa?

Thila Homa (Fire Prayer) is a powerful Vedic ritual performed to alleviate the adverse effects of Pitru dosha or the curse of our dead ancestors who have not been appeased. It is performed with ‘Til’ (sesame seeds). The homa can help us to resolve all problems caused […]

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Importance of Sun worship on Ratha Saptami

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Importance of Sun Sun is an extremely powerful heavenly body which is the head of the solar family, of which our earth is also a member. The Sun is a self-luminary body which remains as the source of light and energy to all the planets including mother […]

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