The month of Aashadam has a unique significance in Hindu Culture. It is considered as the season where auspicious events such as marriage, housewarming ceremonies, upanayanam, and other such events are not performed. It is popularly called Sunya Masam – which means, the season without any Muhurtham According to Hindu Calendar Aashadam comes in the 4th month of the year and usually begins in the month of June and ends in the month of July.…

Sri Panduranga is revered as the holy avatar of Lord Vishnu and Krishna is one of the prominent deities in the states of Maharastra and Karnataka. The verses of Pandurangashtakam emphasize the divinity and the character of Lord Panduranga and his bestowing nature upon devotees One surprising aspect of Pandurangashtakam lyrics is that the verses in each stanza explain both the divine appearance of the Lord as well as his merciful nature making the readers…

Bhishma Ekadashi marks an important event of Mahabharata. It is the Ekadashi that comes in the Maga season, Shukhla Paksha of Uttrayana. As the Ekadashi that came after Bhishma left his body on Ashtami tithi, it is known as “Bhishma Ekadashi”. Who Is Bhishma? and Why He is Regarded as the Most Powerful Character of Mahabharata Lord Bhishma was the supreme commander of the Kauravas at the time of the Kurukshetra war. He is Born…

108 Govinda namalu are the 108 devotional names of Lord of the Seven Hills, Sri Venkateshwara who recites in Tirumala Tirupathi. Lord Srinivasa is also called Govinda or Balaji. Lord Govinda is believed as the incarnation of the Holy God Vishnu and is revered as the Kali Yuga Deyvam. These 108 Govinda Namalu or Govinda Namavali gives a glimpse of the nature of Lord Govinda and his auspicious acts. How to Learn and Recite Govinda…

Among several mantras to please Lord Shiva Shiva Raksha Stotra is one among them. it is a powerful mantra that seeks Lord Shiva to bestow his protection upon devotees. It was believed that Lord Vishnu taught this mantra to Sage Yagna Valkya in his dream The uniqueness of Shiva Raksha Mantra is that each stanza describes the appearance of Lord Shiva and praises the divinity of his body parts and seeks him to offer his…

Shiva- The Omnipresent, the universal God, the simplest form, the down-to-earth Divinity; whose presence is in everything you point at. Since Ancient times, God Shiva has been worshipped in innumerous ways, where a devotee might go above and beyond his/her capability to achieve a materialistic wish or embrace idealism. Whatever might be their wish, people continue to find different ways to please Lord Shiva in their life journey. So, How can we Please this almighty…

Sri Sudarashana Ashtakam is a divine stotram dedicated to Lord Sudarshana one of the mighty deities of Hinduism. Lord Sudarshana is represented in the form of a spiral disc with serrated edges held by God Vishnu in one of his hands. Known to be one of the popular Ashtakam to remove illness and negative energy – Sudarshana Ashtakam explains the glory of Lord Sudarshana and his bestowing nature on Devotees. Composed by Swami Desikan who…

Sudarshana Maha Mantra is a powerful and ancient mantra dedicated to Lord Sudarshana whose manifestation is represented as a Chakra(disc) carried by God Vishnu. Chanting the Sudarshana Maha mantra helps relives bad luck, removes negative thoughts, and brings prosperity and wellness to a devotee’s life About Sudarshana Chakra In Sanskrit, the word Sudarshan means the one that shows the auspicious path. (Su = Good or Auspicious and Darshan = path) Sudarshana is considered the mighty…

Rathasapthami also called as Rathasaptami is a festival devoted to Sun God Lord Surya Bhagavan. It falls on the Magha season Shukla Paksha (Bright Half of a month) on Saptami Thidi (7th Day). It is one of the important festivals that mostly comes in January Month of Every Year. Surya Bhagavan on Ratasaptami Why Is RathaSaptami Celebrated? Lord Surya Bhagavan is one of the prominent deities in Hindu culture. It is believed that on this…

When I was a kid my grandfather used to tell me to pray Lord Nandi before I offer my salutations to God Shiva. My grandfather use to see through the horns of Lord Nandeeshwara and chant something through the ears and gently rub the back of the Nandi statue and then also allow me to do the same. I never questioned why we need to do this or didn’t even know the significance of Lord…