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  • The Legends Lord Dattatreya – Manifestation in two different versions

    Everybody praises and worships the legends and divinity of the Trinity. The three divine, Lord Bramha, Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva who looks after the creation, maintenance and transitions of the world, thus, they are believed to be the greatest. However, Lord Dattatreya is one, who is believed to be the incarnation of all of […]

  • Pancha Bhoota Stalam – 5 Shiva temples for Five Elements

    All over India, numbers of temples constitute pilgrimage clusters. These divine places hold centuries and millenniums of beliefs. Such is the belief and the legends behind the Pancha Bhoota shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva. Hindus regard Lord Shiva as one of the greatest gods, hence, the name Mahadeva. Also, he is the god responsible for […]

  • 9 Most famous aspects of Lord Shiva that are known yet

    Though Shiva is believed to ‘Nirakar’ in Hindu dharma, there are several forms and aspects of Lord Shiva that everyone is accustomed to worldwide. Here is the list of most famous aspects of lord Shiva: 1. Panchanana Shiva At some of the temples, Shiva is portrayed as having five faces. Each of these faces are […]

  • Kalantaka, an aspect of Shiva as the Conqueror of Time and Death

    Lord Shiva, the supreme power, is worshipped in different forms, and Kalantaka is one of them. Kalantaka, the ender of time and death, is an aspect of Lord Shiva which Lord Yama has personified itself. Worshipped more in the southern part of India, Shiva is often depicted as dancing on death. He is seen killing Yama […]

  • Lad Khan Temple – One of the oldest Shiva Temples in Aihole, Karnataka

    Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Lad Khan Temple is the most ancient Hindu temple located at Aihole in the state of Karnataka, India. Built during the 5th century in the times of Chalukya dynasty, the temple is located around Durga temple, Aihole. The name of the temple comes from Lad Khan who had turned the temple […]

  • 10 Qualities of Lord Shiva that made him different from everyone else

    Shiva is the Lord of the Lords. He is the Auspicious one (Shiva), The terrific one (Rudra), Lord of the Dance (Nataraja), Lord of the universe (Vishwanatha), He is the Destroyer and the Transformer. He is limitless, transcendent, unchanging, formless and also the one without beginning or without end. Qualities of Lord Shiva ‘Shiva’ means […]

  • 10 Facts that suggests Taj Mahal was built on a Shiva Temple

    An ivory-white marble mausoleum on the south bank of the Yamuna river in the Indian city of Agra where around 8 million people visit every year and at times there are over 50 thousand people visiting on a single day is non-other than one of the seven wonders of the world, The Taj Mahal. People […]

  • An introduction to Lord Shiva – The timeless God of the Universe

    The Transcendent God – Shiva (शिव as his name is pronounced in Sanskrit) is the timeless God of the universe. He alone exists as an existence itself, even before the creation of our world and can be understood as the ultimate transcendence and the supreme being. A Personal God This Supreme Being wants to become […]

  • This Shiva Temple in Darjeeling connects both Hindus and Buddhists

    One of the highly revered temples in Darjeeling, Mahakal Mandir is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Among the locals, it is known as “Holy Hill”, and is only a few minutes of walk from Chowrasta. The temple is located at the top of the highest ridge of the town. The most interesting fact about the temple […]

  • 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. According to Padma Purana, 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 […]

  • 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. […]