12 February 2018

The Story of Bhakta Markandeya - The One Who Conquered Death

On the auspicious occasion of Maha Sivaratri, here is a wonderful story of Bhakta Markandeya who could conquer death with his tremendous and unaltered faith in Lord Siva. Later he grew up into Markandeya Mahamuni (sage) and wrote 'Nadi Grandham' on palm leaves which are believed to be still preserved in the Markandeya Math in Puri, Odisha.

28 January 2018

Hindus belief and perception of Grahan / eclipses

In the Hindu mythological story of Samudra Manthan, you can know how the two asuras Rahu and Ketu take revenge on Surya (Sun) and Chandra (Moon) by engulfing them from time to time. And thus cause the grahan i.e eclipse of Sun and Moon.

23 December 2017

Uttarayana Punyakalam - 2018 - It's importance and significance in Hinduism

The word 'Uttarayana' is a compound word formed of two words 'Uttara' and 'ayana'. 'Uttara' means Northward and 'ayana' means travel / movement. Uttarayana means the northward movement.

01 December 2017

Suprabhata Darshan Details of Tirumala Sri Venkateswara Swamy

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There are various Sevas and Seva Darshans of Lord Venkateswara Swamy of Tirumala. Suprabhata Seva is the wake up pooja of Sri Venkateswara Swamy. It starts with the divine chanting of 'Kausalya Supraja Rama Poorva Sandhya Pravartate'  at Bangaru Vakili in front of the main deity.

14 November 2017

Akbar Birbal Stories - The Innocent Punishment

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Maheshdas, popularly known as Birbal earned name and fame as a minister in Akbar's court. Mughal Emperor Akbar was too fond of posing strange questions to his courtiers and provoked them for getting amusing replies. Birbal was the one who always used to win the heart of Akbar with his witty and wise replies. There are many stories on his wits and wisdom. Following is the story of  'The Innocent Punishment':

12 November 2017

DIY: Easy to make Bathukamma for school children

Bathukamma is one of the state festivals of Telangana. The festival is celebrated during Dussehra. The entire state is decorated with beautiful and colorful bathukammas. The festival starts from Mahalaya Amavasya day and ends on Durgaashtami day. In many school across the state, school children take active part in the festival and make Bathukammas as a part of their school activity. Here is a simple and easy way of doing Bathukamma for children's activity.