INTRODUCTION : Surya is the sun god, and he is called by various names such as Aditya, Bhanu,Ravi, and Marthanda. He was the son of Kashyapa and Aditi. IMPORTANCE :Surya has been worshipped since ancient periods. His worship is mentioned in vedas, uphanishads,puranas and also in other ancient texts. His worship is mainly found in northern parts of India in states such as Gujarat, Bihar, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Odisha. Major festivals related to Lord Surya include Makar Sankranti, Ratha Sapthami and Kumbh Mela. Surya is residing at..
INTRODUCTION :Varuna is a Hindu deity related with the seas. He is found in the Vedic literature of Hinduism. He is the god of sea and rain. He is under the control of Lord Indra. He receives the instructions given by Lord Indra, and will do according to his favour. In the Hindu Puranas, Varuna is the god of oceans,and his vehicle is a Makara(Sea creature), and his weapon is a rope loop. He is regarded as the guardian deity of the western direction. He is also regarded as the father of the great sage Vasishta. IMPORTANCE :..
INTRODUCTION :Kubera is the Lord of Wealth and the king of Yakshas as per Hinduism. He is the son of Vishrava and Illavida. His wife name is Bhadra. And his children are Nalakuvara and Manibhadra. He is regarded as the protector of the entire world. IMPORTANCE :Kubera was known to be as one of the powerful god as per Puranas. Previously he was the ruler of Lanka, and afterwards when he was defeated by Ravana in treta Yuga, he left Lanka and settled in Alakapuri and he is the king of that region. Kubera was praised in the Buddhism and Jainism texts. K..
INTRODUCTION :Indra is a Vedic deity in Hinduism, and the king of the heaven. He is the son of Kashyapa and Aditi. He was mentioned in Rig veda, and described him as a most efficient warrior, and a learned scholar who contains valuable powers, and having the capacity to fight with asuras. He is guided by his guru “BRAHASPATI”. IMPORTANCE: His wife’s name was Indrani. He rides an elephant called Iravatha, and having son and daughter, called as Jayantha and Jayanthi. He is the god of the heavens and rains. He has got a great name in killing V..
INTRODUCTION : Garuda is a powerful bird. He is the vehicle of god Vishnu, and contains all the good features, and serves Lord Vishnu in a pleasing manner in vaikunta. He always stood in front of Lord Vishnu with bowed hands. He always chants the glory of Lord Vishnu, and wilfully carries Lord Vishnu in his shoulders. His parents are Kashyapa and Vinata. His brother is Aruna, a charioteer of Lord Surya. And his wife name is Unnati. IMPORTANCE :Garuda is the king of birds and an ardent devotee of Lord Vishnu. He freed his mother from the clutches of his step..
INTRODUCTION :Chandra is one of the nine planets in Hinduism. He was also called as Soma and Indu. He was the son of Atri and Anusuya. Chandra literally means the "Moon". Chandra is described as a beautiful person. According to Hindu mythology, Chandra is the father of Budha (planet Mercury). Chandra is the basis of Somvaar,that is Monday as per the Hindu calendar. In Hindu mythology, there are numerous stories associating with Lord Chandra. From the union of Chandra and Tara, Lord Budha (planet Mercury) was born. Lord Chandra married Dak..
INTRODUCTION : Yama or Yama Dharma raja is the god of death. He is the son of Surya and Saranyu. His sisters are Yamuna, tapti and Bhadra, and his brother is Lord Shani Dev. By the divine grace of Lord Shiva, he became the ruler of the departed souls, and is called as the "Lord of the Pitrus". IMPORTANCE :Lord Yamadev who was also called as dharma raja or dharma prabhu will take our souls to his place, and do his justice as per our Karmic deeds, and it is believed that persons who has done good karma will be sent to heaven, and persons who has done ba..
INTRODUCTION : Kulasekhara Alvar was one among the twelve alvars. He was a great saint and a famous poet from south India. According to hindu tradition, it is believed that he was born during 3075 BC. But some scholars claim that he was born during 9th century AD. Kulasekhara Alvar has written famous poems in praise of Lord Vishnu such as Perumal Tirumozhi and Mukundamala. LIFE :Kulashekhara Alvar was a Chera king. It is believed, that he was born on the banks of Periyar River. His entire family was devoted to the worship of Lord Vishnu. According to a..
INTRODUCTION : Kambar (1180-1250 AD) was a Tamil poet and the author of Kamba Ramayanam. LIFE :Kambar was brought up by a farmer in Tamil Nadu. He was honored by the Great Chola King with the title Kavi Chakravarty. He was a great scholar, and was an expert in tamil and Sanskrit languages. SPIRITUAL WORKS : 1. Kamba Ramayanam 2. Saraswati Anthati 3. Sadagopar Anthathi 4. Silaiezhupathu 5. Thirukkai Vazakkam 6. Erezhupathu 7. Kangai Puranam IMPORTANCE : Kambar has written the kamba ramayanam in a simplified manner. It contains almost all the deta..
INTRODUCTION : Kambar (1180-1250 AD) was a Tamil poet and the author of Kamba Ramayanam. LIFE :Kambar was brought up by a farmer in Tamil Nadu. He was honoured by the Great Chola King with the title Kavi Chakravarty. He was a great scholar, and was an expert in tamil and Sanskrit languages. SPIRITUAL WORKS : 1. Kamba Ramayanam 2. Saraswati Anthati 3. Sadagopar Anthathi 4. Silaiezhupathu 5. Thirukkai Vazakkam 6. Erezhupathu 7. Kangai Puranam IMPORTANCE : Kambar has written the kamba ramayanam in a simplified manner. It contains almost all the det..
INTRODUCTION :Kannappa was a great devotee of Lord Shiva. He was born on 3102 BC in Andhra Pradesh. He is considered as one of the 63 Nayanmars. It is believed that the great warrior Arjuna took birth as Kannappa. LIFE :Kannappa Nayanar is also known as Kannappan, was born in a hunter family, in Andhra Pradesh. His wife's name was Neela, and his birth name was Dinna. Kannappa was a staunch devotee of Lord Shiva of SriKalahasti. Being a hunter, he worshipped in his own way. He also offered Lord Shiva the animal which he hunts. But Lo..
NTRODUCTION : Kalangi Nathar was a great siddhar from Benaras. And he was the guru of the great siddhar Bhogar. Kalangi Nathar and Bogar were maintained cordial relationship between each other. Both of them were deeply involved in spiritual path. Kalangi Nathar, took care of his disciple bogar, and taught him about yoga,meditation and siddha. Kalangi Nathar was the great siddhar who occupied an important role in the development of his disciple Bogar. IMPORTANCE :He is also called as Kanjamalai Siddhar. He was the disciple of Thirumoolar. There is a temple f..
INTRODUCTION : Bhishma was the main character in Mahabharatha, and he was well known for observing celibacy throughout his life. He was the son of Shantanu and goddess Ganga. His birth name was Devavratha, and he lived in the dwapara yuga. His other names are as follows:- 1. Devavrata 2. Gangaputra 3. Shantanava 4. Pitamaha 5. Mahamahima Once King Shantanu saw Ganga Devi (River Ganges) and wanted her to marry him. They married, and she later gave birth to seven sons. But she drowned all the seven childs. When Ganga was about to drown the eighth son, Sh..
INTRODUCTION : Bheema was an important character in Mahabharatha. He played a major role in the Kurukshetra battle field, and helped his brothers, the pandavas towards winning in the battle. He was the son of Kunti devi and the wind god, Vayu Bhagavan. IMPORTANCE : He has got great powers when he went to naga lok. He drank the divine drink in nagalok, and got the power of thousands of elephants. He was also married to Draupathi, and again married Idumbi, a demoness and through her, “GHATOTKACHA” was born. Similar to his father, ghatotkacha was a powerful person and possessed magic powers. He..