What is Lord Ganesh birth story

What is Lord Ganesh birth story

What is Lord Ganesh birth story Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu, Lord Shiva, Sri Parvati Devi and Lord Ganesha blessings to you and your family! Lord Ganesha born as the son of Sri Parvati Devi  Lord Ganesha birth as per Skanda Purana As per Skanda Purana (it is considered as a 'Tamasa Purana'), Sri Parvati got Lord Ganesha out of her body’s mud. But here we should understand the correct and real meaning of this story and we must not take the story as it is, as it gives a wrong image of Sri Parvati Devi.   As per Skanda Purana, when Sri Parvati Devi made the rachana / creation of Lord Ganesha out of her body’s clay, does it mean that she had lot of clay / mud on her body? How that much of clay / mud can come to her body?  These are the few questions which appears mind in the mind of today's liberals. Let us go little back: When Sri...
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How to avoid going to Hell (Naraka)

How to avoid going to Hell (Naraka)

How to avoid going to Hell (Naraka) Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Welcome to #BhagavanBhakthi website / blog. Bhagavan Lord Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! In this website / blog, you will always learn about #Hinduism #Sanskrit language. Also subscribe to my YouTube channel #BhagavanBhakthi to view videos about #Hinduism #Sanskrit language. Maitreya, once asked Maharshi Parashara that "How to avoid going to Yamaloka after death".  For this, Maharshi Parashara said to Maitreya, that once Nakula (one of the Pancha Pandavas) had asked his great grandfather Bhishma the same question.  On this Bhishma had said that, he had a brahmana friend called Kalinga and he had learnt the way to avoid going to yamaloka by praying Bhagavan Vishnu from a Jatismara rishi. (Jatismara are the people who can easily remember about their earlier lives. Here jati - means earlier lives and smara - smarana or remembering.) (Thus the meaning of jatismara is someone who can easily remember about his / her earlier...
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What is Satya Harishchandra, Vishwamitra, Vashishtha full story

What is Satya Harishchandra, Vishwamitra, Vashishtha full story

What is Satya Harishchandra, Vishwamitra, Vashishtha full story Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! In Treta Yuga, there was a king named Harishchandra.  Once he was hunting in the Mahabaahu forest when suddenly, he heard loud cries of a woman- 'Save me! Save me!' It was followed by the cries of many women.  Hearing those cries, King Harishchandra shouted loudly- 'Don't be afraid' and he immediately dashed in the direction of the cries.  The cries however were an illusion created by Vighnaraja, the lord of the obstacles (Ganesha).  At that time when King Harishchandra heard those cries, sage Vishwamitra was observing severe penance in the forest.  In order to test Harishchandra's virtuosity, Vighnaraja entered his body.  As soon as Vighnaraja entered Harishchandra's body, Harishchandra lost his temper and began to abuse Vishwamitra, which enraged him. His anger destroyed all the knowledge, he had acquired due to his severe penance.  Seeing the angry of Vishwamitra, King Harishchandra began to shiver.  With...
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What causes greed & how to deal it in Hinduism (Durjaya story)

What causes greed & how to deal it in Hinduism (Durjaya story)

What causes greed & how to deal it in Hinduism (Durjaya story) Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! Let's understand this with an example from our Hindu Puranas: During satya yuga, there lived a king named Suprateeka. Although he had two queens, yet none of them bore any son to him.  One day, Suprateeka went to meet sage Durvasa, who had his hermitage at the foothills of chitrakuta mountain and engaged himself in the service of Durvasa. The sage blessed the king and prophesized that he would become a proud father of a mighty son named Durjaya.  Durvasa's prophesy came true and Suprateeka's eldest queen-Vidyutprabha gave birth to a son. The child was named Durjaya. In course of time Durjaya grew up to become a worthy successor of Suprateeka.  Suprateeka decided to spend rest of his life in the service of Bhagavan, so he went to Chitrakuta mountain to do penance. Mean while, Durjaya being an ambitious king expanded...
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What is Parashuram story (Parashuram killing Kartavirya Arjuna)

What is Parashuram story (Parashuram killing Kartavirya Arjuna)

What is Parashuram story (Parashuram killing Kartavirya Arjuna) Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! There was a king named Gadhi. His daughter was named Satyavati. Satyavati was married to the sage Richika. Richika arranged for a spectacular sacrifice. Some rice pudding was obtained from the yajna and Richika gave it to his wife Satyavati. He said, Split this rice pudding into two halves. Eat half yourself and give the remaining half to your mother. Here, let me divide it. This is your half and that is your mother’s. We are brahmanas. So we will have a son who will display the traits of a brahmana. Your father is a kshatriya and your mother will have a son who will behave like a kshatriya. Saying this, Richika went off to meditate in the forest. But mother and daughter managed to mix up their halves. In the course of his meditations, Richika realized that Satyavati was going to give...
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Why should we read, hear Hindu Purana stories

Why should we read, hear Hindu Purana stories

Why should we read, hear Hindu Purana stories Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! The sage Sanatakumara (one among the Sanata Kumaras - all the sanata Kumaras' age will always remain at 5 years until the end of the Maha Kalpa) was Sri Chatur Mukha Brahma Deva’s Manasa putra (child born from the mind). Once Sanatakumara had gone to visit Sri Yama Deva, the god of death. While Sanatakumara and Sri Yama Deva were conversing with eachother, a shining vimana / aeroplane brought a man towards Sri Yama Deva who immediately stood up to honour the guest. Sri Yama Deva worshipped him and said, "I am honoured. I hope you had no problems on the way. The vimana / aeroplane will take you to Sri Chatur Mukha Brahma Deva’s residence in Brahmaloka". After this guest had left, another shining vimana / aeroplane brought another guest who was also worshipped in similar fashion by Sri Yama Deva. Sanatakumara...
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How Parvati became Gauri (Killing of Shumbh and Nishumbh)

How Parvati became Gauri (Killing of Shumbh and Nishumbh)

How Parvati became Gauri (Killing of Shumbh and Nishumbh) Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Lord Shiva and Sri Parvati Devi blessings to you and your family! There were two asuras (demons) named Shumbha and Nishumbha. They meditated a lot and pleased Sri Brahma Deva.  Sri Brahma Deva thereupon gave them the boon that they could not be killed by males.  Having obtained the boon, the two demons started to oppress the world. They drove the Demigods out of heaven and the Demigods went to Sri Brahma Deva, so that a solution might be found to the problem. Sri Brahma Deva went to Lord Shiva. You have to help the Demigods, he told to Lord Shiva. I have given Shumbha and Nishumbha the boon that they cannot be killed by males. Find a way so that a female is born out of Parvati Devi’s body. She will kill Shumbha and Nishumbha. I will try, replied Lord Shiva. When Shiva next met Parvati Devi, he addressed her...
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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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What are 18 Puranas names (with basic meaning)

What are 18 Puranas names (with basic meaning)

What are 18 Puranas names (with basic meaning) Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Welcome to #BhagavanBhakthi website / blog. Bhagavan Lord Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! In this website / blog, you will always learn about #Hinduism #Sanskrit language. Also subscribe to my YouTube channel #BhagavanBhakthi to view videos about #Hinduism #Sanskrit language. Rishi Lomaharshana gave to other Rishis / sages a list of the eighteen Puranas names. In the beginning, there was only one Purana. Bhagavan Sri Veda Vyasa Ji (he is an avatar of Bhagavan Sri Maha Vishnu) divided this original Purana (Mahapurana) into eighteen Puranas.  This was done as the people of Kali yuga will be less knowledgeable and will not be able to understand the greatness of our itihasa / history which was given in a single Mahapurana. The GREAT and DIVINE SANATANA DHARMA PURANAS Thus the single Mahapurana was divided into 18 Puranas. The 18 Puranas have four lakh shlokas all together. First let us know the names...
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What would happen if someone kills cow in Hinduism (Brahmadatta and his brothers story)

What would happen if someone kills cow in Hinduism (Brahmadatta and his brothers story)

What would happen if someone kills cow in Hinduism (Brahmadatta and his brothers story) Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! Let us understand this from a great story from our great Hindu Puranas (Divine texts): There used to be a Rishi / sage named Koushika. Koushika had seven sons namely Svasripa, Krodhana, Himsra, Pishuna, Kavi, Vagadushta and Pitrivarti.  These sons all became disciples of the great Rishi / sage Garga. After Koushika died, there was a terrible drought on earth. Famine raged and people went hungry.  Rishi Garga had asked his disciples to tend to his cattle and the seven brothers had taken the cattle to the forest, so that they might browse on the grass that grew there. The brothers suffered so much from hunger, that they decided to slay one of the cows and eat it. "Killing a cow would be a sin," remarked the youngest. "If we have to kill the cow, let us at...
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