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  • 10 Reasons Why You Should Start Worshiping Lord Shiva

    Lord Shiva is one of the holy trinity, in Hindu term, one of the Trimurti, and is identified as the universal function of destruction. He is associated with Kailash where he abodes; with Parvati, his consort; Ganesha and Kartikeya, his divine sons; Nandi, his vehicle. There used to be a time when Shaivism was the […]

  • Significance of Asthi Visarjan – Immersing ashes of dead in holy rivers

    Hindus cremate the dead bodies by burning them. The remnant of the dead bodies is in the form of ashes, which Hindus immerse in holy rivers like the Ganga.The process is called as Asthi Visarjan. The meaning of Asthi is the left over bone or some collected ashes of dead people and Visarjan is to […]

  • Interesting story on how Anjaneya came to be known as Lord Hanuman

    The God of creation, Lord Brahma is believed to live in a beautiful divine palace in his heavenly abode. A very beautiful Palace, even deities cannot stop the admiration about it and frequently visited the palace. Among them was a beautiful apsara named Anjana. Seeing at the devotion and services of Anjani, Brahma decided to […]

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    An Explanation to different Symbols of the Trinity of Hindu Deities

    Worship and rituals are given utmost importance in Hindu Dharma. Every deity in the Trinity panel has a unique aspect portrayed by the idiosyncratic symbol they are seen with. These symbols might be the weapon they carry, their attire, or any other thing like a book or a flower. The symbolism of Brahma, Vishnu and […]

  • Why Does Shiva Purana Suggest Half-Parikrama of Shivling?

    As per Hindu Dharma, the Holy Trinity or the ‘Trimurti’ consists of the three chief Gods, Brahma, Vishnu, and Maheshwar. Maheshwar is the other name for Lord Shiva. The creator of the Universe and the master of Moksha is also addressed as Bholenath and Mahadev by his devotees. Shiva is Anadi (without a beginning) and […]

  • The difference between “Om Namah Shivaya” and “Om Shivaya Namah”

    ‘Om Namah Shivaya’ and ‘Om Shivaya Namah’ are mantras dedicated to Mahadeva, Lord Shiva. Although it appears and considered that there’s not much difference in ‘Om Namah Shivaya’ and ‘Om Shivaya Namah’, there’s a slight difference in their meanings. Normally, ‘Namah’ is used after the God’s name, especially when want to refer them directly. For […]

  • Somnath Temple – The first Jyotirlinga temple of Lord Shiva

    Somnath temple is a proof that the power of reconstruction shall always be greater than the power of destruction. Located in Gir Somnath district of Gujarat, India, Somnath temple is the first of the 12 jyotirlingas. The temple has undergone many reconstructions as it got destroyed several times, the one that is standing today was […]

  • Jatashankar – Natural cave temple symbolic of the hair of Lord Shiva

    The Jatashankar, the natural cave has stalactite, an icicle-shaped formation hanging inside from the ceiling, with waters dripping from it continuously and people revering it as 108 natural lingams. Jatashankar is 2 km short of the beautiful cantonment area of Pachmarhi in Madhya Pradesh. It is a surprise visit for many people who seek respite […]

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    19 Famous Saints of Shaivism You Should Know

    An ancient sect of Hindu dharma that goes back to at least 3000 years, Shaivism took its shape mainly in the southern India though it had found its adherents in the early Vedic works of Svetavatara Upanishad. There were great devotees who took Shaivism with devotion and meritorious religious compositions. They were the ones who […]

  • The Significance of Nandi (the bull) in Lord Shiva Temples

    Lord Shiva rides on Nandi, the bull. It means that Nandi is the vehicle of Lord Shiva. According to Hindu dharma, Nandi is considered to hold truth and righteousness. The Background of Vahanas in Hindu dharma In Hindu dharma, every Hindu god has his/her own Vahana, which is the Sanskrit root for the word “Wagon”. […]

  • The Eternal Connection Between Lord Shiva And Cannabis

    For centuries, Cannabis, in some form or the other, has been consumed in India. As per the Vedic scriptures, cannabis (marijuana) is considered to be one of the five most sacred plants. It is also deemed to be a rich source of happiness, liberation, and compassion. According to the Atharva Veda – The fourth book […]

  • Shiva temples to visit on Sharvan

    10 Most Popular Shiva Temples to visit on Shravan

    Shravan is the fifth month of Hindu Calendar during which the Nakshatra Sharvan rules the stars on full moon night. The auspicious month is dedicated in the name of the maker and the destroyer, Lord Shiva. Worshipping him and performing certain rituals during this time of the month is said to bring heaps of fortune. […]