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  • Things you should know about Saptarishis and their contributions to the world

    Saptarishis are the seven greatest sages of the Vedic realm. They have attained a semi-immortal status, that of an exceedingly long lifespan due to their yogic power and by the power of their penance. The seven holy sages were assigned to be present through the four great ages, to guide the human race. These seven […]

  • 7 Interesting Curses in Hindu Puranas You Probably Don’t Know

    If you’ve seen some of the old, “dramatic” Bollywood movies, then you might have heard this dialogue quite often: “I CURSE YOU”, and as the storylines thicken, the curse actually does affect the person and his/her fate. In Hindu epics, there have been some interesting Shraaps (Curse) that have been addressed to gods and mortals that […]

  • How Lord Indra’s Body Covered With Vaginas Later Became Eyes

    We all are well aware of the fact that Lord Indra is known to be the Lord with thousand eyes or the thousand-eyed god but not many of us know the story behind the same. The story of Lord Indra, Sage Gautama, and his wife Ahalya. Story behind Lord Indra developing a thousand eyes on […]

  • Story of Valmiki – How sage Narada Helped a Dacoit to be a Maharshi

    Valmiki is known mostly from the great epic of Hindus called “Ramayana”, the life story of Lord Rama. He is also believed to be the author of Yoga Vasistha, a text that elaborates on a range of philosophical issues. It is believed Valmiki existed in Tetra Yuga and envisioned the life of Lord Rama as […]

  • Dhanvantari – The physician of the Devas and the god of Ayurveda

    Known as a physician of the Devas, Dhanvantari is a celebrated figure amongst the practitioners of Ayurveda. They celebrate Dhanvantari’s birthday on Dhanteras every year too. In Sanatana-dharma, praying to Dhanvantari is supposed to bring sound health for worshippers. There are many instances and references to Dhanvantars in the history, all belonging to different eras […]