Sandhya and Kama (God of Love) – Shiva Puran

[![lord-brahma-hindu-god-of-creation](/images/lord-brahma-hindu- god-of-creation.jpg)]( brahma-hindu-god-of-creation.jpg) Birth of Sandhya and Kama Once Lord Brahma was holding his court when all of a sudden a beauteous female popped out of his heart followed by a young man of incredible handsomeness who had a bow and flower-head arrows in his quiver. The young man asked for some specific duty. The creator, impressed by his beauty told him to romantically charge all the creatures with flower arrows. [Read More]

The Holy Tale Of Sati – Shiva Puran (Part-I)

Lord Brahma carried the grudge against Lord Shiva for rebuking him in his own court before others during the Kama episode. He thought - what did prosaic and ascetic like Lord Shiva know the power of passion and the force of romantic feelings? Lord Shiva must experience it and know, he muttered. So, Lord Brahma urged Kama to work his spell on Lord Shiva with the arrows having flower heads blessed by him, the creator. [Read More]

The Holy Tale of Sati – Shiva Puran (Part-II)

[![shiva-parvati](/images/shiva- parvati.jpg)]( parvati.jpg) Back at Kailasha, in the new marital bliss Lord Shiva once confided to Sati the nine easy ways to propitiate him and gain his grace. Those nine ways of devotion were - Hearing (Kathas related to him and his Puranic wisdom). Singing (Prayers, odes and hymns in his praise). **Remembering ** (His glory, deeds and names). Serving (The noble causes of others taking them as his forms). [Read More]

The Holy Tale Of Sati – Shiva Puran (Part-III)

![Lord Shiva](/images/lord- shiva.jpg) Grudge of Daksha against Lord Shiva Once in an ancient age many sages and spiritual seers converged at Prayaga and decided to perform a grand Yajna. It was attended by celestial lords, divine sages, gods, deities, prajapati etc., besides earth based holy men. Lord Shiva was also present. Sometime later, Daksha arrived. Everyone there rose up to pay respect to Prajapati Daksha. But Lord Shiva ignored his entry and kept sitting. [Read More]

Origin Of Creation

The basic element of manifest and the un-manifest, Power Eternal started the creation in manifested Lord Brahma form. First, water came into existence. By the will of power eternal, Lord Shiva, a divinity got vested in the water and was called “Narayana” (Water borne). Then an egg appeared in the water and out of it came Lord Brahma who split the egg in two halves horizontally. The upper half became celestial world and the lower half the base. [Read More]

Glory of Eternal Uma–7 Manifestations (Part-I)

The eternal force Mahamaya, an eternal part of Lord Shiva. Also known as Ma- Uma or Adi-Shakti, manifested in seven different avatars as Mahamaya, Yogmaya, Mahakali, Mahalaxmi, Gauri, Durga and Yaksharoopa, since the very beginning of creation. Mahakali and Yogmaya Manifestations [![250px-Mahakali](/images/250px- mahakali.jpg)]( mahakali.jpg) At the very beginning of the creation water came into existence by the will of force eternal Lord Shiva. In water, Lord Vishnu vested. A long penance tired him out and he went to deep sleep of yoganidra. [Read More]

Glory of Eternal Uma-7 Manifestations (Part-II)

Gauri (Kaushiki) Tale Once there existed two demon brothers called Shumbha and Nishumbha. They were mighty and very big trouble makers. All the three worlds and their populaces were living under the fear of those two demons. They had let loose a rule of tyranny. The gods and other celestial races had fled to the caves and forests to hide. That made the demon duo more arrogant and cruel. [Read More]

Glory of Eternal Uma-7 Manifestations (Part-III)

[![adi-shakti-tridevi](/images/adi-shakti- tridevi.jpg)]( tridevi.jpg) Shatakshi Durga Tale A great trouble maker demon named Durgama was once the scourge of all the faithful’s, the gods, sages, nobles and peace loving people of the three worlds. Great was his physical power and master of Vedas he had become. He had made a long penance and had asked for Vedas as a boon from propitiated Brahma. He had studied them all and had become all knowing. [Read More]

Story Of Navratri

The story of Navratra is the symbolic message of the fact that however glorious and powerful the evil become, at the end it is the goodness that wins over all of the evil. The story is associated with Maa Durga and Mahisasura, the buffalo headed demon. The story begins from the life of two sons of Danu called Rambha and Karambha who performed austerities to gain extreme power and authority. When their prayers became deeper and austerities became exceptional, the King of the heaven God Indra got perturbed. [Read More]

Song of God – The Bhagavad Gita (Part – I)

The armies of the Pandavas, and the Kauravas stood facing each other on the battlefield. Then suddenly, a chariot drew away from the Pandava side and came between the two armies. A banner displaying the image of a monkey fluttered above it. It was Arjuna. Arjuna looked at the army before him. Then he looked at the army behind him. Brothers, uncles and nephews, ready to fight and kill one another - for what? [Read More]