INTRODUCTIONShivashtakam is the popular poem, which praises the glory of Lord Shiva. It is believed that this poem was written by Sri Adishankara. It is highly recommended for the devotees, that they must take bath before going to the Shiva Temple, and must wear clean clothes, and should take pure milk of cow, in order to bath the holy Shivalingam in the temple. They also must carry with them fruits, flowers and flower garlands, and they must contain a pure heart, in order to get the blessings of L..
INTRODUCTIONSri Sanaischarashtakam was written in praise of Lord Shani by the great King Dasaratha, father of Lord Rama.Shani is a slow moving planet, and he is called as Saturn, and he is the chief planet among all the nine planets. He is the son of Surya and Chaya and he contains the features of Lord Shiva, and similar to the guardian god, “MUNEESWARAN, he has also got the title “EASWARAN” through the grace of Lord Shiva. He relieves us from various diseases, and would add sweetness in our lives through our sincere bhakti on him, and also based on the horoscope of his devotees.He appea..
INTRODUCTIONSankashti Chaturthi, also called as Sankatahara Chaturthi, is an auspicious festival day, and it would be celebrated once in a month in praise of Lord Vinayaka. This famous festival is celebrated for more than 2000 years, in order to remove the obstacles in our life.During this festival, the devotees must have to observe fasting, and must prepare Mothakams and Vadai, in order to offer it to Lord Vinayaka. After the performance of the puja, we have to close our puja room for some time, with the belief that the first god Vinayaka would consume some of the holy Prasad items fondly off..
INTRODUCTIONValli is a goddess and the consort of Lord Muruga. Valli was born as the daughter of Lord Vishnu in her previous birth with the name Sundaravalli. She was the adopted daughter of Nambi Rajan, the tribal leader of the Mountain kingdom. She was a sincere devotee of Lord Muruga from her childhood itself. Valli used to pray to Muruga with great devotion, and wants him to be her consort. Once, while she was protecting the crops from the birds, she met Lord Murugan in the form of a hunter, an old man, and finally revealed his true form.After some time, Lord Muruga has transformed in..
INTRODUCTIONAccording to the great epic Mahabharata, Upapandavas are the five sons who were born to Queen Draupadi from the Pandavas. During the Kurukshetra war, they fought bravely on the side of the Pandavas, but they were killed by Ashwathama, during the time of their sleep on the last day night of the war. Prativindhya was born to Yudhishthira and Draupadi. Shatanika was born to Nakula and Draupadi. Sutasoma was born to Bhima and Draupadi. Shrutsena was born to Sahadeva and Draupadi. Shrutakarma was born to Arjuna and Draupadi. All the five s..
INTRODUCTIONSiddhi and Buddhi are considered as the two consorts of Lord Ganesha. There are believed to have been created by Lord Brahma for the specific purpose of marrying them to Lord Ganesha. According to ancient puranas, Once Lord Ganesha wants to get married a girl containing the qualities of his mother Parvati Devi. Since no matching girl was found similar to Parvati, Lord Brahma decided to create two holy girls, in order to get them married to Lord Ganesha.Brahma used his entire powers, and created two lovely girls and named them as Siddhi who gives enlightenment and Buddhi who gives c..
INTRODUCTIONRevanta or Raivata is the son of Lord Surya, and his wife Saranyu. Revanta is chief of the Guhyakas in the Himalayas. His Images are found in various temples and mostly worshipped by some sects of north Indians since ancient times. He is similar to yakshas and was worshipped for getting strength in mind and body. Being the son of Lord Surya, he is capable of giving good health and blesses us for a happy and prosperous life. His images are found in ancient Surya and Vishnu temples. There is an ancient temple dedicated to him in Madhya pradesh, and he is worshipped as the main deity ..
INTRODUCTIONMayindan is considered as one of the chief warriors in the Vanara Army, and he was controlled by the Vanara king Sugriva. He participated in the war held between Rama and Ravana, and fought bravely and killed lot of demons, and he was high praised by Sugriva for his valour. When Vibishana wanted to take refuge with Rama, it was the great Mayinda who talked to Rama in favour of Vibhishana along with Hanuman, and asked Rama to give shelter to Vibishana, and he considered Vibhishana as a pious and holy demon.Among the several Vanaras, it was Mayinda who looked calm and acted in a righ..
INTRODUCTIONSaranyu is also known as Sanjana and Sandhya is a mother goddess and the daughter of the divine architect, Lord Viswakarma. Saranyu and her sister Chaya are the consorts of Lord Surya Bhagavan.Children of Mata Saranyu:RevantaAshvin KumarasYama YamunaSaranyu was mentioned in the ancient Rigveda and was considered as a noble goddess, who showers her grace on to her devotees along with her consort Lord Surya Bhagavan.Once, she couldn’t bear the heat of Sun god, and hence she created Mata Chaya through her shadow, and went to the earth and performed penance. Initially, Lord Surya ..
INTRODUCTIONGoddess Renuka is worshipped as Yellamma in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu. She is also worshipped as Manchalamman in Mantralayam. Goddess Renuka is the incarnation of Mata Parvati and is our affectionate mother Goddess and her name and type of worship changes from place to place.According to the Legends, Renuka was the wife of Sage Jamadagni, and since he had suspected her of infidelity, he asked Parashurama to remove her head. Lord Parashurama agreed to his father’s wish, and removed his mother head. And Lord Parashurama asked his father to give him a boon ..