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  • Get to know Why Ganga flows through Lord Shiva’s Hair

    Relieving from our sins and taking us on the journey to attain Moksha, Ganga has been a mythologically important figure in Indian culture. With its origins from Himalaya, Ganga is considered as a sacred river in the country. Worshipped as goddess Ganga by people following Hinduism across India, the holy river has a history which […]

  • The Real-Life Science You Need to Know behind Shanmukha – The son of Shiva

    According to legends, there used to live a demon by the name of Tarakasura who had enslaved the Devas. After pleasing Brahma, he had received a boon that he can only be destroyed by a power equal to Shiva, and not even Shiva himself. He thought that that way he had outsmarted Gods and that […]

  • 10 Interesting facts and Importance of Ramanathaswamy Temple

    Ramanathaswamy Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to the god Shiva. It is located on Rameshwaram, at the eastern side of the Pamban Island, in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. The temple is a holy site of immense importance for Hindus that attracts millions of pilgrims and massive devotees every year, especially during the festival of Maha Shivratri. 1. […]

  • Shiva Tandava Stotram and its meaning – Written by Ravana

    Shiva Tandava Stotram is written by Ravana. He is a scholar in Navavyakarana (the 9 types of Sanskrit grammar). Shiv Tandava Stotram is one of his many works. Shiva Tandava Stotram describes how Lord Shiva’s hair moves, how the water of river Ganga splashes when he performs a Tandava dance, how his drums sound as […]

  • Things you need to know about Shiva Loka – The cosmos we live in

    Creation ends at the point of Maha-Pralaya when manifestation is withdrawn back into the Great Void. This is when Shiva begins his Shiva-Tandav, his famous cosmic dance. From his dance, the destructive energies are released and activated that dismantles all of the creation. For thousands of years, Lord Shiva has been worshipped for across the […]

  • The most powerful weapons of Lord Shiva

    Mahadeva literally means “Highest of all gods”. He is the Supreme God in Shaivism sect of Hinduism. He is the Supreme God without any starting or end. Shiva is also known as Maheshvar, “the great Lord”, Mahadeva, the great God, Shambhu, Hara, Pinakadhrik, “bearer of the Pinaka” and Mrityunjaya, “conqueror of death”. He is the spouse of Shakti. He also is represented by Mahakala […]

  • The 1008 Names of Lord Shiva – Shiva Sahasranama

    All of the 1008 names of Lord Shiva can be found in the Shiva Purana – Kotirudra Samhita (Book IV – Chapter 35, 1-133) and in the Book 13 (Anushasana Parva) of the Mahabharata. Sahasranama Stotra, a hymn eulogizing Shiva by recounting his one thousand names. The 1008 Names of Lord Shiva Shiva; Hara; Mrida; […]

  • Interesting Stories Behind Goddess Kali’s tongue

    Goddess Kali’s tongue is a symbol of power. There are two different interesting stories about Kali’s tongue. Rakta-bija and Goddess Kali In Devi Mahatmya, Kali unfurls her tongue in her role as the ultimate deliverer called upon to salvage a situation that seems hopelessly out of control. She is summoned by Durga herself to destroy the […]

  • Shiva's androgynous form

    Lord Shiva’s Androgynous Figure – Ardhanarishvara

    Lord Shiva is known for his unusual and idiosyncratic avatars but there are certain forms which make him the auspicious one ever. As far as his forms are concerned, his most powerful form, found in most of the temples in India and Nepal is Ardhanarishvara, Shiva’s androgynous form. This iconographic figure consists of half male […]

  • Lord Shiva’s Union with Mohini, Lord Vishnu’s only female avatar

    Hindu dharma is that one religion which holds unbound reincarnation, especially when God Vishnu is concerned. The protector and conserver of the universe, God Vishnu is prominent for his various avatar which is very significant in Hindu Epics and Stories. As far as Vishnu’s reincarnation is concerned, the most unusual avatar would the seductive and […]

  • Marriage of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati

    Five Stories To Tell Your Kids About Lord Shiva

    There are abundant stories related to the Supreme, powerful God Lord Shiva. Known as the destroyer, Shiva is also the Lord of mercy and compassion who can remove ignorance, evil and grant wisdom. With that, his stories can be relevant tell kids. Here we have collected few of interesting stories: The birth of Lord Shiva […]

  • The Meaning Behind Every Symbols of Lord Shiva

    Symbolism has found its way since the start of the Vedic following. As one of the holy trinity, Shiva has many symbols that are associated with him. Whenever we find these elements, we immediately think of the Lord himself. Here are the symbols of Lord Shiva: Body smeared with ashes This symbol has higher meaning […]