Devotional Articles

Manik Prabhu
INTRODUCTION :Manik Prabhu was a Hindu saint and guru.  He is also regarded as an incarnation of Lord Dattatreya. Shri Manik Prabhu composed several songs in various languages. He has interacted with the great saints like Shri Sai Baba, Shri Swami Samarth and Shri Bramhachaitanya on matters related to spirituality. LIFE : Manik Prabhu was born in a Brahmin family, on 1817 at Bidar district of Karnataka. It is believed that Lord Dattatreya has appeared to his parents in their dream, and told that he himself would take birth as their son on Datta Jayanti. Prabhu l..
Nam Dev
INTRODUCTION :Namdev Maharaj (1270–1350), also known as Nam Dev,  was a great poet and saint from Maharashtra. His writings were also recognized by Sikhism. Namdev is a sincere devotee of lord Vitthal. LIFE :Namdev was born due to the devotion of his parents on Lord Vitthal, and their prayers were answered by the god. He was born at their old age. He got married and had one son. Namdev is considered as a holy man by other religious people also. It is believed that Namdev died at the age of eighty and at Pandharpur. He entirely devoted his life towards spread..
Narasimha Saraswathi
INTRODUCTION:Narasimha Saraswati (1378−1459) was an Indian saint and considered to be an avatar of Lord Dattatreya. His birth name was Narahari. His life history was written by Sri Saraswathi Gangadhar in his book Shri GuruCharitra. LIFE :Narasimha Saraswati was born in a Brahmin family in Maharashtra. Narasimha Saraswati was able to speak only during his Upanayanam (Thread ceremony). He started reciting the Vedas only after his Upanayanam. At a younger age itself, he was well versed in vedas and sacred texts of Hinduism. He went on a pilgrimage to Kashi at the age of ei..
Lord Viswakarma
INTRODUCTION : Viswakarma is the deity with creative power. According to the vedas, he is considered to be the divine architect of the entire universe. Viswakarma created five main Rishis for maintaining PEACE in the entire UNIVERSE. 1. Sanaga 2. Sanathana 3. Ahabhuna 4. Prathna 5. Suparna IMPORTANCE :Viswakarma is the creator of the chariots and weapons of the gods. He created the Vajrayudha for Lord Indra. Viswakarma is worshiped by all the Hindu people. The Viswakarma Puja is celebrated in all parts of Nepal and India on the month of Septem..
Lord Vamana
INTRODUCTION : Vamana was born to Aditi and Kashyapa, the great Rishi couples, and he was an avatar of Lord Vishnu. Lord Vishnu was incarnated as Vamana in Treta Yuga, in order to keep the position of Lord Indra in power as the Ruler of Heavens, and to maintain the other devas in their power at their Swarkaloka, and to send King Mahabali to Pathala Loka. IMPORTANCE : According to Hindu texts, once the great king Mahabali, who is also the grandson of Bhakt Prahalad was performed a ceremony in order to gain more power, and also to become the king of heavens. Lord Vishnu appears a..
Lord Varaha
INTRODUCTION: Varaha is the avatar of Lord Vishnu who takes the form of a boar to rescue goddess earth from the ocean. Earth god, BhuDevi was thrown into the ocean by the demon king Hiranyaksha, who was the brother of Hiranyakasipu. Lord Vishnu fought with Hiranyaksha, and destroyed him. This is a very important avatar, since Lord Vishnu has safeguarded the earth, by bringing it from the ocean, thereby restoring her place in the universe. He has taken this avatar in the first yuga, that is in SATYA YUGA also known as KRITA YUGA. IMPORTANCE : Varaha..
Lord Rama
INTRODUCTION :Lord Rama is an important god in Hinduism. He was born in Treta Yuga. He was the king of Ayodhya, and ruled several thousands of years along with his brothers in a proper manner. LIFE Rama was born in the month Chaitrai (March–April), which is celebrated in India as Ram Navami. Rama was born to Kaushalya and Dasharatha in Ayodhya. His brothers were Lakshmana, Bharata, and Shatrughna. He was married to Sita. He suffered several hardships in his life. Once he went to forest, through the plan made by his step m..
Lord Parashurama
 INTRODUCTION :Parashurama was the avatar of Lord Vishnu. He is known to be the most sincere devotee of Lord Shiva. He has controlled the power of Kshatriya, who began to abuse their power, and cause problems to the ordinary people and tortured them. LIFE :According to Hindu legends, Parashurama was the son of sage Jamadagni and his wife Renuka, and his birthplace is believed to be in Uttar Pradesh. They had a celestial wish fulfilling cow. A king named Kartaviryajuna had stolen their cow. When Parashurama learns about this crime, he fought and kills t..
Lord Narasimha
INTRODUCTION :Narasimha is an avatar of Lord Vishnu, who incarnates in order to protect Dharma, and to protect the earth and heaven from the Demon King Hiranyakashipu, and for saving the child devotee Bhakt Prahalad, from the clutches of Hiranyakasipu. IMPORTANCE :During Krita Yuga, there was a demon king known as Hiranyakasipu who has got various boons from Lord Brahma through his severe penance, and has become a more powerful demon king, and he has ordered the devas, demons, and other living beings in the earth and heaven to worship him. All the living beings, were s..
Lord Matsya
INTRODUCTION : Matsya is the fish avatar of Lord Vishnu. This avatar is mentioned in Vedic texts, puranas, bhagavatam and in the great epic Mahabharatha. Once when Manu, who was the son of Lord Brahma, and also one of his first and foremost creation, was performing religious rituals on the banks of the Cherivi River, Andhra Pradesh. At that time a little fish asked for its protection. When Manu places the fish in the small bottle, it grows rapidly in size and again he put the fish into a tank, and then to the holy Ganges River, and finally to the ocean. The grea..
Lord Kurma
INTRODUCTION :Kurma is the great Avatar of Lord Vishnu. Kurma appears at the time of Churning of the ocean. He appears in the form of a divine tortoise. The Kurma avatar appears in Ancient Vedic texts, and he is a popular avatar among the vaishnavites. Once, sage Durvasa cursed the Devas (demi gods) to lose their powers because they did not respect him. In order to regain their power, the demi gods decided to churn the cosmic ocean of milk to get the divine drink (AMIRTHA). For churning the ocean of milk, they have used Mount Mandara, Serpent Vasu..
Kabir Das
INTRODUCTION :Kabir Das (1440–1518) was a poet and saint, whose writings, influenced Hinduism's Bhakti movement. His writings were found in Guru Granth Sahib. He was born on Varanasi. Kabir was raised by a Muslim family. Kabir was the disciple of the Saint Swami Ramananda in Varanasi. Kabir never married and led a bachelor’s life. Kabir's family is believed to have lived in Varanasi.  Famous works 1. Kabir Bijak  2. Kabir Parachai  3. Sakhi Granth  4. Adi Granth  5. Kabir Granthawali  He has written lot of..
Gautama Buddha
INTRODUCTION :Siddhartha (480-563BC) also called as Gautama Buddha, was a monk, teacher and religious leader and he was the founder of Buddhism. He is believed to have lived in India. Gautama is the main person in Buddhism. Gautama was born into the Shakya clan. It is believed that, Gautama was born in Nepal, and lived in Kapilavastu. According to Buddhist tradition, he obtained his enlightenment in Bodh Gaya, gave his first lecture in Sarnath, and died in Kushinagar,Uttar Pradesh. LIFE : Gautama was born to a Hindu&..
Atri
INTRODUCTION : Atri is a Vedic sage, who has composed several hymns in praise of Lord Agni, Lord Indra and other Vedic deities of Hinduism. Atri is one of the Saptarishi and was mentioned as a great rishi in the Rigveda. IMPORTANCE :Some portions in Rigveda are attributed to him. The importance of Atri is mentioned in the Puranas and in the great epics Ramayana and the Mahabharata. Atri was married to Anasuya Devi. Lord Dattatreya was their son.  His wife Anasuya, was considered as one among the seven female pativiratas...
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