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  • The Noah’s Ark story is similar to the Story in Matsya Purana of Lord Vishnu

    Translated as ‘fish’ from Sanskrit, Matsya is the first avatar of Lord Vishnu. The representation is that of a four-armed figure with the upper torso of a man, and the lower of a fish. In Hindu texts like Satapatha Brahmana, there are mentions of “the great flood”, which can be considered to be parallel to […]

  • Sri Muktinath Temple – The temple of Liberation for Hindus and Buddhists

    Located at an altitude of 3,710m at the foot of Thorong La Pass in Mustang, Muktinath is a holy place among the Hindus as well as the Buddhists. Hindus call the place Mukti Kshetra, from where people are liberated or obtain moksha. Among the Sri Vaishnava sect, the temple is regarded as 106th among the […]

  • Chennakesava Temple in Belur is a masterpiece of Hoysala times

    Chennakesava is a masterpiece of the Hoysala times. The monument was built in order to celebrate the auspicious victory in 1117A.D. It was built by the Hoysala king in Belur himself but wanted a style that was foreign to the land. This is evident because if we see the other temples that were commissioned by […]

  • Temple With Mysterious Musical Pillars – Sri Vijaya Vittala Temple

    The temple is located in the historical town of Hampi, Karnataka, and is dedicated to Lord Vitthala. Situated at the end of the ruined Vittala Bazaar, tourists can reach this beautiful temple from all parts of Hampi. This temple is historical in a sense that the construction dates back to 15th century, and was built […]

  • Shiva Vishnu

    Is Lord Shiva really easier to please than Lord Vishnu?

    To know which of the Hindu Lord was easily pleased let us look at the disciples. The best example of a Shaivite Brahmin is Ravana, and that of a Vaishnavite Brahmin is Sudama. Ravana had it all – a golden city, huge army, and incredible power. Sudama had nothing (initially), his God had deprived him […]

  • Everything you should know about 1500-Year-Old Changu Narayan temple

    Located 12km east of Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, Changu Narayan temple is the oldest temple in Nepali history. The temple is also known as just ‘Changu’ or ‘Dolagiri’ and is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The temple gathers important histories and religious values. Here’s everything you need to know about it: The legend There are […]