vat savitri vrat katha savitri vrat puja vidhi
Festivals, Mahabharata

Vat Savitri Vrat Katha, Puja Vidhi

Vat Savitri Vrat in North India and Sabitri Brata in Orissa is a fasting observed by married women for the well-being of their husbands and for a happy married life on Amavasya, the new moon day in the Bikram Sambat month of Jyestha. It is also known as Sabitri Uwaans in Western Odisha region or Savitri Amavasya. On this day, women performing the puja observe […]

How did Krishna Die? Krishna Death Story
Hindu Gods, Interesting Hindu Mythology Stories, Mahabharata

How Did Krishna Die? Krishna’s Death Story and Demise of the Yadavas

After the Great War that nearly destroyed humankind and humanity alike, Kurukshetra was silent! The battle had come to an end and the war ground was strewn with bodies of royal and commoners alike. The Pandavas were not rejoicing their win and instead were devastated at the destruction that a single war had caused. Stunned […]

Bhishma Advices Yudhishtira on Overcoming Tragedies in Life - Mahabharata Story
Interesting Hindu Mythology Stories, Mahabharata

Overcoming Tragedies in Life – Bhishma Pitamah’s Life Lesson to Yudhisthira

When Yudhisthira was crowned as a ruler after the great war of Mahabharata had finished, Yudhisthira lost interest in decision-making work of his empire. People would come to his courtyard with some problems but King Yudhisthira would keep on discussing and mourning the loss of so many people in the war. He would start talking to […]

Bhagwan Krishna - Mahabharata, Srimad Bhagavad Gita
Ancient Indian Literature, Mahabharata

Mahabharata’s Significance in Defining Lord Krishna

Bhagwan Krishna’s life presented in Hindu scriptures can be divided into 3 phases – The Earliest life, the Family life and the Public life. In the tenth Skanda ( the tenth book under Srimad Bhagavatam), Vyasa Rishi describes to us the earliest life of Krishna and his homely life, more generally known as his personal life. […]

The Sacrifice of Iravan in Mahabharata - Son of Arjuna
Interesting Hindu Mythology Stories, Mahabharata

The Sacrifice of Iravan in Mahabharata

Iravan, the son of Arjuna, is one of the lesser known characters mentioned in the epic Mahabharata. Nonetheless, he is worshiped by devotees across India. Also known as Iravat/ Iravant, and Aravat, this grandson of Pandu is particularly worshiped in South India, by the Tamil cult of Kuttantavar and the Draupadi cult. Iravan was the […]

Why is Radha worshiped with Lord Krishna instead of Rukmini
Hindu Gods, Interesting Hindu Mythology Stories, Mahabharata

Why is Radha Worshiped with Krishna instead of Rukmini?

In Hinduism, importance is given to one’s action, karma, dharma and its impact rather than on one’s identity. The Trinity – Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva are considered to be superior to the Devas like Indra, because the former have much bigger roles. In Shaktism, Shakti is considered to be superior to the Trinity because she […]

The Story of Karna Death Mahabharata - Karna and Arjun
Interesting Hindu Mythology Stories, Mahabharata

The Story of Karna’s Death in Mahabharata

KARNA is one of the most fascinating characters of Mahabharata, the longest Sanskrit epic written two millennium ago. Besides being an invincible warrior he was known for his generosity. Karna was the son of Kunti from the Sun God. The story is that Kunti, while still very young, had occasion to serve Rishi (sage) Durvasa. […]

Bhima and Hanuman - A Story from Mahabharatha
Interesting Hindu Mythology Stories, Mahabharata

Bhima and Lord Hanuman – A Story from Mahabharatha

After Yudhishtra had lost the game of dice, the five Pandavas and their wife Draupadi were exiled from their kingdom for twelve years by the Kauravas. Krishna understood that the Kauravas would never give the Pandavas their kingdom and that a war was coming. Krishna asked Arjuna to go to Kailash and worship Lord Shiva […]

Maya the grand illusion - heart of hinduism
Mahabharata, Spirituality, Vedic Philosophy

Maya, The Grand Illusion – Heart of Hinduism

In the great epic Mahabharata, when Duryodhana enters the hall of illusion (maya sabha), he loses his way, becomes confused and envious. Seeing his predicament when Draupadi, laughs at him, he becomes uncontrollably angry, feeling insulted, and vows to take revenge against the Pandava clan for their audacity to display their power and wealth to […]