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Babruvahana
INTRODUCTION :Babruvahana is a character in the Mahabharata. He was the son of Arjuna and Chitrangada. Babruvahana was lived with his grandfather and also ruled the kingdom of Manipura with his grandfather. He recognized Arjuna as his father only at a later stage in his life. Once when Arjuna went to Manipura in search of the sacrificial horse of the Aswamedha, Babruvahana had captured the horse and killed arjuna without knowing that he was his father. But later he obtained a gem from his step mother uloopi and through that Arjuna’s life was restored. Babruvahana was praised for h..
Shukra
INTRODUCTION :Shukra is the planet Venus, one of the Navagrahas. He is also the god of Friday as per the Hindu calendar. He is also known as Shukracharya, and is the guru for Asuras. He is mentioned as the son of Sage Bhrigu, and Kavyamata. And his wife is Jayanti, and their daughter is Devayani. Velleeswarar Temple, Mangadu is a famous temple for worshipping Lord Shukra. It is situated near poonamallee, Chennai. Agneeswarar Temple situated at Kanjanur, near kumbakonam is also a famous temple for worshipping Lord Shukra. As per the great epic Mahabharata, Shukracharya ..
Shanidev
INTRODUCTION :Shanidev refers to the planet Saturn, and is one of the important Navagraha in Hinduism. He is the god for Saturday as per Hindu calendar. Shani is also a referred in the Puranas and in vedic texts, and his mount is crow. He is the God of Justice in Hindu religion and will give favorable or unfavorable results to all, depending upon on our good and bad karma. He is the son of Lord Surya and goddess Chaya. His wives are Manda and Neela Devi. His sons are Maandhi and Kuligan. The name of Shani is mentioned in ancient vedic texts an..
Rahu and Ketu
INTRODUCTION :Rahu and ketu are the powerful grahas as per hinduism. Rahu and ketu both are snake deities, who are responsible for causing eclipses of the sun and the moon, and they are also considered as the supreme among serpents. Rahu and Ketu are interlinked with each other. Rahu and ketu are mentioned in the ancient puranas and in various divine texts.  Once, the gods and the demons churned the Milk Ocean to get the Amrita, the immortal drink from the ocean. Rahu was available at that time and sat along with demi gods and drank the Amrita. He was watched by the..
Pradyumna
INTRODUCTION : Pradyumna was the son of Lord Krishna and Rukmini. Pradyumna was an incarnation of Kamadeva, the god of love. LIFE : Pradyumna was born in Dvaraka during dwapara yuga. Once, Kamdev was burnt by Shiva when he disturbed Lord Shiva's meditation. Later Lord Shiva blessed his wife Rati and told that in his next birth Kamdev will be born as the son of Lord Krishna and Rati will marry him. According to the boon, he was born to Lord Krishna and Mata Rumani. But when he was a child, he was kidnapped by the demon Sambara and he was thrown into the se..
Bharata
INTRODUCTION : Bharata is the brother of Lord Rama as per the great epic Ramayana. Bharata was a great person who followed the path of dharma throughout in his life. According to the epics, Bharata is considered to be the incarnation of Shanka,   a divine emblem of Lord Vishnu. LIFE :Bharata was born to the king of Ayodhya, Dasharatha and his second wife, Queen Kaikeyi. He was married to Mandavi, and had two sons - Taksha and Pushkala. During the period of Rama’s exile, he served as the king of Ayodhya. After knowing the reaso..
Mangala
INTRODUCTION : Mangala is the name for the red planet mars, according to hindu mythology. He is the warrior god and also contains the features of Lord Murugan. According to some ancient texts, he is believed to be the son of Bhumi Devi and Lord Vishnu. Whereas in other texts, it is stated that he was born from Shiva's power. He is also mentioned in the rig veda and also in many ancient texts. Mangala is the god of Tuesday as per the Hindu calendar.  Mangala is one among the Navagrahas. His appearance is red colour, with weapons in his hand. And his rig..
Budha Graha
INTRODUCTION : Budha graha is the planet Mercury.  Budha, is also a Hindu deity, and is one among the Navagrahas. He is called by various names such as Soumya, Rauhineya and Tunga. He is the god of Wednesday as per the hindu calendar. Budha is the famous navagraha and also the son of Lord Chandra and Tara (wife of Brahaspati, Jupiter planet). His wife name was Ila, and they had a son, known as Pururavas, who was the first king of the Lunar dynasty. Budha is the great devotee of Lord Vishnu, and contains the features of Vishnu. He looks ve..
Brihaspati
INTRODUCTION : Brihaspati is the planet jupiter, and one among the navagrahas. According to ancient texts, Brihaspati is a guru for Lord Indra, at Swarka loka.  He is the god for Thursday, according to hindu calendar. His name is mentioned in Rigveda and also in several ancient texts. His wife name is Tara and his son is Rishi Bharadvaja. His famous temple is situated in Jaipur, known as Brihaspati dham. Another famous Apatsahayesvarar temple is situated in Alangudi,Thiruvarur District,Tamil nadu. It is considered as a famous temple for Guru Brihispati and w..
Pranavananda Saraswathi
INTRODUCTION : Pranavananda Saraswati (1908–1982) was the founder of the Divine Life Society in Malaysia. His birth name was N.Ponniah. LIFE : Ponniah was born in the year 1908 in Sri Lanka. His parents were strong followers of Hindu faith, and worshipers of hindu gods. He has served as a disciple to Yogaswami, who showed him the spiritual path. Initially he worked in some places, and afterwards he undertook his first pilgrimage to India in 1948, and had darshan and blessings of Bhagawan Ramana Maharshi and Sri Aurobindo. He also met Ramadas, Paramaha..
Sage Valmiki
INTRODUCTION :Sage Valmiki is celebrated as the author of the great hindu epic Ramayana. He was born during Treta Yuga. Ramayana, contained the details of various incidents occurred during the life of Lord Rama. The Ramayana tells the story of Rama, king of Ayodhya, about his birth, marriage life, life in forest, fight with ravana and killing him and rescue of Mata Sita, through the help of Lord Hanuman and Lord Sugriva. It is also believed that Valmiki also lived during the period of Rama. Rama met Valmiki and Valmiki gave shelter to Sita in his ashram and..
Sage Purusundi
INTRODUCTION :Purusundi was an ancient sage who lived during the Treta Yuga. His birth name was Vipradhan and he was a hunter, before attaining the status of the divine sage. LIFE : Hunter Vipradhan was used to hunt the animals and through that he had earned for his livelihood. Once, there occurred a severe drought in his place, he suffered from poverty, and hence started doing robbery. Once he tried to take the belongings of a great rishi Sree Mukkala Munivar, and due to his kind approach and through his advice, he stopped doing sinful acts, and he had started doing severe penance on Lord V..
Rishi Jamadagni
INTRODUCTION :Jamadagni  is one of the Saptarishis, and he is the father of Lord Parashurama, the avatar of Lord Vishnu. Jamadagni had five children and his wife was Mata Renuka Devi, and after her death, she is worshiped as an incarnation of Goddess parvati, in various names and in various temples, like Yellamma in Karnataka, Manchalamma in Mantralayam,   Andhra Pradesh. Rishi Jamadagni was well versed in handling weapons and he is a master in all kinds of art, and also well versed in vedic texts, puranas and other sacred hindu texts. His ancestor was..
Ashtavakra
INTRODUCTION : Ashtavakra is an ancient sage in Hinduism. He was born as a physically handicapped person. He was mentioned and regarded as a popular sage in the epics and puranas. His grandfather was the great sage “ARUNI”. And Sage Aruni was a great scholar, and also a teaching professional of vedas and other ancient texts. Ashtavakra was married to Suprabha, a pious lady. Ashtavakra was also the author of the divine text Astavakra Gita, and it is based on spiritual concepts. The details about him were found in the great epics Ramayana and the Mahabharata and a..
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