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Sthanumalayan: An amalgamation of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva – A rare occurrence!

Sthanumalayan: An amalgamation of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva – A rare occurrence!

This is perhaps the only temple where one can worship the three deities installed in the same sanctum sanctorum with each of them distinctively visible to the devotees.

Buddha Purnima 2017: The legend behind Gautama Buddha's transformation from a prince to a spiritual seeker

Buddha Purnima 2017: The legend behind Gautama Buddha's transformation from a prince to a spiritual seeker

The day celebrating lord Buddha's birth is widely known as Buddha Purnima or Buddha Jayanti across the globe. Prince Siddhartha Gautama transformed into Gautama Buddha and founded Buddhism as a path leading to spiritual enlightenment of the soul.

Buddha Purnima 2017: How to worship the lord on this day!

Buddha Purnima 2017: How to worship the lord on this day!

Buddha Purnima or Buddha Jayanti is the day observed as a celebration of lord Buddha's birth. It is also known as Vaisakha or Vesakha. Gautam Buddha's teachings can be seen as a gateway which helps in making a mere mortal seek enlightenment.

Was Surpanakha actually a woman of wisdom?

Was Surpanakha actually a woman of wisdom?

We have often heard of Surpanakha as a villainous woman – the sister of Ravan, the king of Lanka. She was a fierce looking demoness, who created the illusion of being a beautiful temptress, when she chanced upon Lord Ram and Lakshman in the forest.

Bagalamukhi Goddess—The power of wisdom and knowledge

Bagalamukhi Goddess—The power of wisdom and knowledge

On May 3, 2017, people across the nation celebrated the Bagalamukhi Jayanti which pays obeisance to the goddess of wisdom Bagala. According to many beliefs, Bagalamukhi or Bagala stands for one of the ten mahavidyas (great wisdom goddesses) as per Hinduism.

Rediscovering Hanuman, the evergreen hero

Rediscovering Hanuman, the evergreen hero

Hanuman's saga is, of course, all too well known. Hanuman tales have entertained and educated civilisations for centuries.

Meditation can change your life in a major way! WATCH how beginners can learn it in easy ways

Meditation can change your life in a major way! WATCH how beginners can learn it in easy ways

It is quite essential for each individual to maintain a healthy mind, body and soul. And an easy way to achieve that state happens to be meditation.

Akshaya Tritiya 2017: Things you can do to make this festival more meaningful

Akshaya Tritiya 2017: Things you can do to make this festival more meaningful

Those who can afford can buy gold if they want to and those who can’t can still celebrate the festival.

Akshaya Tritiya 2017: Puja Vidhi, Tithi and Timings

Akshaya Tritiya 2017: Puja Vidhi, Tithi and Timings

In Sanskrit, Akshaya means ‘never diminishing’. Any business venture or a new initiative that commences on this day will multiply manifold and ushers in prosperity.

Why Tirupati Balaji is so powerful

Why Tirupati Balaji is so powerful

The gracious Lord, whose abode atop seven hills in Tirupati region in the state of Andhra Pradesh, is visited by Lakhs of devotees every single day!

Lord Ram and Lakshman’s conversation on 5 intriguing questions of life

Lord Ram and Lakshman’s conversation on 5 intriguing questions of life

Finding Lord Ram alone and relaxed, Lakshman, his devoted younger brother, approaches him with humility and curiosity.

 Worshipping Hanuman helps strengthen faith – Here’s how

Worshipping Hanuman helps strengthen faith – Here’s how

Tuesdays are often dedicated to Anjaneya (son of Anjani). Devotees visit temples to offer their prayers to him and many even observe fast.

We need an 'innernet' along with the internet, says Tibetan spiritual leader Karmapa

We need an 'innernet' along with the internet, says Tibetan spiritual leader Karmapa

The Karmapa, the third-most important Tibetan religious head, is an influential voice in the new generation of thought leaders and spiritual head of one of the major schools of Tibetan Buddhism, which has been working with the notion of interdependence for many centuries.

Why Kunti abandoned her first child Karna?

Why Kunti abandoned her first child Karna?

Karna was raised by Dritharashtra’s childless charioteer Adhiratha and his wife Radha. He was named Radheya after being found in a basket afloat the Ganga River by the couple. 

Does a spiritual aspirant need a Guru?

Does a spiritual aspirant need a Guru?

In this day and age when it is difficult to discern “holiness”, Bapu frankly asked aspirants to assess a saint 360 degree before deciding to surrender to him as a disciple. 

Brahma’s simple 4-point formula for Kaliyuga jeevas to transcend the world

Brahma’s simple 4-point formula for Kaliyuga jeevas to transcend the world

Myanmar was called ‘Brahma Desha’ till the British turned it into Burma as a phonetic mispronunciation.

Yamai Devi: Legend behind the goddess and her temple in Aundh!

Yamai Devi: Legend behind the goddess and her temple in Aundh!

In our country diverse population co-exists in harmony and there are several gods and goddesses worshipped according to Hindi religion. The Yamai Devi Temple situated in Aundh, Maharashtra is seated in a hill complex area.

Happy Easter! Know why it is called the Resurrection Sunday

Happy Easter! Know why it is called the Resurrection Sunday

The resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead is described in the New Testament and the festival marked for the day is called Easter. It is believed to have occurred on the third day of his burial after his crucifixion by the Romans at Calvary c. 30 AD.

Love thy neighbour? It depends

Love thy neighbour? It depends

The study was based on analysis of data collected from 389 religiously diverse adult Americans in a 200-question online survey. Among participants were Protestants, Catholics, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, atheists, agnostics, those with no religion and "others." 

Hanuman Gayatri Mantra for knowledge and success

Hanuman Gayatri Mantra for knowledge and success

Since Mantras have healing effect, chanting this Mnatra with devotion can help you become stronger, successful and wiser.