God Stories

INTRODUCTION: Annapurna is an aspect of Ma Shakti Devi, and she is the one who provides food to all the living beings in this world. Annapurnashtakam is a Stotram written in praise of Ma Annapurna by the great Advaita scholar Sri Adishankaracharya.The contents contained in the holy Annapurnashtakam are as follows:Hey, Ma Annapurneswariyou are the supreme Goddess of Kasi,and through your kindness,you makes the people happy,and gives boons and provides food, cloth and shelter to all,and also removes the miseries and sorrows from their life.Hey, Ma Annapurneswari,you are the holy goddess of ..
INTRODUCTION: Sri Ganesha Ashtakam was written by the great Saint Sri Adi Shankaracharya in praise of Lord Vinayaka. Lord Vinayaka is the obstacle remover, and he is considered to be the first god. By reciting this Stotra regularly, we would get all kinds of prosperity in our lives, and we would get the full grace of Lord Ganesha.The contents contained in the Ganesha Ashtakam are as follows:My humble Salutations to the elephant God who contains very beautiful, and he can be compared to thousand Manmadas, with regard to his beauty, and he is the leader of Ganas, has only one tusk, con..
INTRODUCTION : The Shakti Peethas are the popular shrines and pilgrimage centres of Ma Shakti Devi, and totally there are 51 Shakti Peethas as mentioned in our Puranas, and in other holy texts.Most of the Shakti Peethas are located in India, but few Shakti Peethas are located in some foreign countries also.As per ancient legend, once Lord Daksha, son of Lord Brahma, had performed a yagna, and for that, he didn’t invite his son-in-law, Lord Shiva, since he didn’t like the peculiar features of Lord Shiva, like dancing with the ghosts in the burial grounds and wearing the skeleton of the dea..
INTRODUCTION : Lord Surya resides in the Surya Mandala also called as Surya Loka, and he is called by various names such as Aditya, Bhaskara and Ravi. Surya worship is popular in North India, and most of the North Indian women belonging to Hinduism would perform special puja to Lord Surya during sundays. Lord Surya is the son of Rishi Kashyapa and Mata Aditi, and his consorts are Sharanyu and Chaya. He is the father of Lord Yama, Yamuna and Lord Shani Dev. He is also the guru of Lord Hanuman. He is an ancient god, and he is most popularly worshipped in ancient period, and his worship was ..
INTRODUCTION :Shani refers to the planet Saturn, and he is also classified as one among the Nine planets, also called as Navagrahas. Shani is considered as a judgement god, and his greatness is mentioned in the Puranas, and he used to give correct judgement to the human beings as per their karmic deeds. He is the son of Lord Surya and Ma Chaya, and his consorts are Neelima and Manda, and his sons were Gulika and Kuligna. He resides in the Shani Mandalam, which is very bigger than the size of the earth, and he discharges his duties in an excellent manner.Lord Narada had visited the Shani Mandal..
INTRODUCTION : Prahalada contains very good divine qualities, which we must have to observe in this today’s world. Before his birth itself, from the womb of his mother Kayadu, he cultivated the Bhakti on Lord Vishnu, since Rishi Narada used to tell bhakti stories on Lord Vishnu to his mother. After his birth, when he was learning his studies about the ways to become a successive king, he ignored that, and began to preach Vishnu Bhakti among his fellow students, and encouraged them to develop bhakti on Lord Vishnu, and by the way he changed the minds of the students, and made them into pur..
INTRODUCTION : Guru Raghavendra is a famous Hindu saint, and he is the universal guru, who blesses all of his devotees, irrespective of their caste, creed and religion. His Samadhi shrine is situated at Mantralayam, and every year the day in which he entered into Samadhi is celebrated as an Aradhana for three days in Mantralayam, and also in all other Raghavendra Mutts situated throughout India. During the time of Aradhana days, lot of devotees from all parts of India would visit the holy Mantralayam in order to get the glimpse of the Holy Guru. During those three days, Aradhana for ..
INTRODUCTION : The Sachyee Mata Temple is located in Osian, Rajasthan. This temple is believed to have been constructed by King Upendran during the 10th century AD. Ma Sachyee is also known as Shri Osiya Mataji, and she is classified as one of the seven forms of Ma Shakti Devi, and she is also considered to be an aspect of Ma Shakti Devi. In this temple, ancient idols, and paintings of various deities are available. As per ancient legend, Goddess Sachi is also known as Indrani, and she is the consort of Lord Indra.Annual festival during Navaratri would be celebrated in a grand manner at t..
INTRODUCTION : Saraneshwar Mahadev Temple is an ancient famous Shiva temple, and it is located in Rajasthan. Lord Saraneshwara is the Kula deva for many ancient kings in Rajasthan, and still he is the Kula Deva for some community people in Rajasthan. Major renovation works were done to this temple during the16th century. A big Hanuman Idol welcomes us to the temple, and it is located in the outside of the temple. Along with the main Shiva Linga, hundreds of Shiva Lingas are found inside the temple. Few temple elephants also can be found nearby the entrance of the temple, and it warml..
INTRODUCTION : Vaikunta is the abode of Lord Vishnu who is considered as one of the chief deities in Hinduism. He is living in the Vaikunta along with his consort Ma Lakshmi, and Lord Garuda is his divine vehicle. Great Rishis like Narada and Tumburu would frequently visit Vaikunta, and would sing in praise of Lord Vishnu. It is very far away from the earth, and we cannot see it in our ordinary eyes. In Vaikunta, only blessed souls can live and worship Lord Vishnu and Ma Lakshmi. Though we cannot visit Vaikunta in this birth, at least by visiting the holy Tirumala hills and worshippi..
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