What are Lord Shiva avatars names (ekadasha rudras, bilva leaf)

What are Lord Shiva avatars names (ekadasha rudras, bilva leaf)

What are Lord Shiva avatars names (ekadasha rudras, bilva leaf) Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Lord Shiva blessings to you and your family! Dear friends, let us now learn various information related to Lord Shiva one by one: Lord Shiva has been worshipped since unknown time now. Lord Shiva's worship is prevailing in Hindu Sanatana Dharma since time immemorial perhaps.  There are various historical and puranic references are present to the worship of Lord Shiva. We can find several divine personalities having worshiped Lord Shiva on different occasions for various reasons. Bhagavan Sri Maha Vishnu in his various avatars also worshiped Lord Shiva for Loka Kalyana (welfare of the ordinary people), Loka reetya (to teach how and why to worship Lord Shiva). Now let us know the more and very important information about Lord Shiva as per our Hindu Sanatana Dharma. First of all, let us know: Who is Lord Shiva? Lord Shiva was born as the son of Sri Brahma Deva. (Brahma is a padavi / rank. Among all...
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Why worshipping God in Hinduism is important

Why worshipping God in Hinduism is important

Why worshipping God in Hinduism is important Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! In Hinduism, worshipping is an act of devotion and especially directed to Bhagavan Sri Vishnu, Devatas, Rishis, Elders etc. A sense of devotion or Bhakti is generally invoked when worshipping Bhagavan Sri Vishnu, Devatas, Rishis, Elders etc. Worshipping is not limited to any particular place, and it will often incorporate personal devotion with or without music, dance and poetry.  In India / Hinduism usually one will worship in Devalaya (Divine temples) or at home to achieve some specific end or to integrate the body, mind and spirit. The main aim of worshipping is to live a pure life in order to help the performer reincarnate into a higher being. Bhagavan Sri Krishna giving importance on the significance for sincerity, purity of mind and devotion in worship, says in Chapter 9, Shloka #26 of Bhagavad Gita as below: पत्रं पुष्पं फलं तोयं यो...
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What is Lord Vamana and Bali story

What is Lord Vamana and Bali story

What is Lord Vamana and Bali story Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! There was a demon named Bali (pronounce this name is Bali and not as Baali) who was descended from Hiranyakashipu vamsham / family. Extremely strong, he defeated the Devatagans / demigods and drove them out of svargalokam.  The mathru / mother of all the Devatagans / demigods was Sri Aditi Devi and Sri Aditi Devi was never wanted that her sons should suffer at the hands of rakshasas / demons.  Sri Aditi Devi therefore began to pray to Bhagavan Sri Maha Vishnu, so that she might have a powerful son who would provide a befitting reply to the rakshasas / demons, particularly to Bali Chakravarti.  For a thousand years the great Sri Aditi Devi meditated.  Bhagavan Sri Maha Vishnu was pleased at her prayers and appeared before Sri Aditi Devi.  "What boon do you wish for?" Bhagavan Sri Maha Vishnu asked.  "The rakshasas (demons) are oppressing...
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Which flowers Lord Shiva does not accept

Which flowers Lord Shiva does not accept

Which flowers Lord Shiva does not accept Namaste friends, how are your doing today? Lord Shiva blessings to you and your family! Rishi Romaharshana while reciting the Shiva Purana told the assembled Rishis / sages, "It is very easy to please Lord Shiva. But Lord Shiva must never be worshipped with a ketaki or a champaka flower". "Why, what is wrong with these flowers?" asked the assembled Rishis / sages. Sri Sita Devi and the Ketaki Flower Bhagavan Sri Rama’s father Dasharatha asked Bhagavan Sri Rama to spend fourteen years in the forest. So, Bhagavan Sri Rama went to the forest with his brother Lakshmana and his wife Sri Sita Devi. The three of them started to live on the banks of the river Phalgu. News reached the forest that Dasharatha had died in their absence and a shraaddha (funeral ceremony) had to performed for the dead Raja / king. Bhagavan Sri Rama sent Lakshmana to a nearby village to get the necessary ingredients. Time passed and Lakshmana did...
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Who discovered earth is oval (round)

Who discovered earth is oval (round)

Who discovered earth is oval (round) Hinduism's original name is Sanatana Dharma. May be one of the first person who said that earth was round was Galileo. But was he the first person to show or any other European or in matter any other non-Bharatiya (non-Indian)? Some say that, Ferdinand Magellan (with Antonio Pigafetta) had already sailed around the world, before Galileo became significant in the next century. Galileo said the earth was round, and also some say that all educated Europeans of the time knew that the earth was round and had known it from the time of Aristotle and Aristarchus of Samos, they had known and accepted it for almost 2000 years before itself. Some say, only the uneducated thought the world was flat, if they considered the shape at all. Some say that the Greeks knew it was round, as did others in history prior to Galileo. Some say it was to the world and the Church, whether the earth was round or flat....
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What is Pundalik and Lord Vitthal story | Why do we need to serve our parents | Pandarpur story

What is Pundalik and Lord Vitthal story | Why do we need to serve our parents | Pandarpur story

What is Pundalik and Lord Vitthal story | Why do we need to serve our parents | Pandarpur story Namaste friends, how are your doing today? Bhagavan Sri Krishna / Vitthal blessings to you and your family! Every person by birth becomes rini (debtor) for parents — without whom the very existence on this earth would not have been possible, devatas — for all the panchabutas, rains, nature etc. and rishis — for giving us puranas, shastras etc. Of these, the rinam (debt) of parents cannot be paid back easily and is virtually impossible. Hence one needs to at least do seva (serve) to them, listen and adhere to their words and give them a lot of respect. This is the least one can do to them. Our puranas also show that one can attain moksha just by doing seva (serving) to parents. Once upon a time, there used to live a great Bhakta of Sri Krishna. He had a wife, who deserved to be his...
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How merciful is Lord Vishnu (Krishna) | What is Garuda, Maninaga story

How merciful is Lord Vishnu (Krishna) | What is Garuda, Maninaga story

How merciful is Lord Vishnu (Krishna) | What is Garuda, Maninaga story Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! Ananta Naaga (or Aadi Shesha Naaga) had a putram (son) named Maninaga. Garuda Raja was the shatru (enemy) of the Sarpa Jaati (snake family) and the sarpas (snakes) were all had bhayam (afraid) of Garuda. Maninaga once done a tapasya to Lord Shiva.  Having pleased Lord Shiva, Maninaga obtained the ashirvadam (blessings) that Garuda would not be able to do any haani (harm) to Maninaga.  Armed with this ashirvadam (blessings), Maninaga started to do paryaatanam (moving around) around with full of swatantram (freedom) and did not run away even when faced with Garuda. Garuda found this to be atyanta vichitram (very strange). Although he could not make hatyam (kill) of Maninaga, he captured him and kept him imprisoned in his own gruham (house). Lord Shiva had a compassion named Nandi.  Nandi told Lord Shiva, "Lord, what has happened to Maninaga?...
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What is Panchangam (Almanac) basic information

What is Panchangam (Almanac) basic information

What is Panchangam (Almanac) basic information Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! A Panchāngam, in Sanskrit is pronounced as पञ्चाङ्गम् is a Hindu Sanatana Dharma divine calendar and an almanac. This Hindu Panchāngam follows we established units of Hindu timeframe, and presents unique tithis / dates and their calculations in correct mathematical way. In India, a Panchāngam is pronounced in different ways like in Hindi it is called as Panchangam, in Kannada it is called as Panchangam, in Telugu is called as Panchangamu, etc. Pachangams are mainly used in Jyotisha shastra (Astrology). Panchangam timings varies through out India because of the time variations. This is because in Assam the Sunrise time may be different and in Gujarat Sunrise timings may be different. Similarly in all parts of India. But this time difference is minute. First of all let us all understand the meaning of the word ‘panchangam’: Panchangam - Pancha = five, angam = parts.  Panchangam, as...
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What are Lord Surya Deva names and family background

What are Lord Surya Deva names and family background

What are Lord Surya Deva names and family background Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu and Lord Surya Deva blessings to you and your family! Lord Surya was married to Samajna (or Sharanya), Vishvakarma’s putri (daughter).  They had two sons. The first son was Vaivasvata Manu and the second son was Yama or Shraddhadeva, the god of death.  Yama had a twin sister named Yamuna (Yamuna river). The Suryadeva's tejas (brightness) was so strong that Samajna could not bear to look at her pati (husband). Through her powers, she created an image from her own body that looked exactly like her. This image was called Chhaya (shadow). Samajna told Chhaya, I cannot bear the tejas (brightness) of my pati (husband). I am going off to my pita's gruha (home). You stay here, pretend to be Samajna and look after my children. Under no circumstances tell anyone, certainly not my pati (husband), that you are not Samajna. I will do as you have asked...
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What is Shami (Banni) tree importance & significance

What is Shami (Banni) tree importance & significance

What is Shami (Banni) tree importance & significance Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! There used to be a great Rishi called Rishi Jarva and his wife Sumedara. This couple had a very beautiful putri / daughter called shamika. When this putri / daughter attains the age of marriage, both Rishi Jarva and Sumedara made marriage with a person called Mandara. This Mandara was the son of Dhaumya Rishi and a student of Koushika Maharshi. Once this the newly married couple Mandaara and Shamika went for a walk in a vanam / forest. While walking in the vanam / forest both Mandara and Shamika saw a Rishi called Rishi Bhrusudi with unlimited number of Elephants’ trunks on his face and they both Mandara and Shamika started laughing. Seeing this Rishi Bhrusudi asked the reason for their laughing. But they both Mandara and Shamika instead of saying the reason they insulted the Rishi by laughing continuously. In-turn the...
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