On the 13th lunar day (Trayodashi Tithi) of Krishna Paksha or Dark Fortnight, Dhanteras, also called Dhanavantri Trayodashi and Dhanatrayodashi, is celebrated in India. People worship ‘wealth’, which enables their lives to progress. According to the Shrisukta, the Earth, Water, Air, Fire, and Sun are… Read More »Why we celebrate Dhanteras?
In our science classes, we used to learn about atoms and molecules. We learnt about several atomic theories, first proposed by John Dalton in 1803. But did you know about Acharya Kanad’s notion of Parmanu proposed before Dalton’s theory? Do you know how his ‘anu’ became… Read More »The Idea of Parmanu- Acharya Kanad
The valley encountered many rivers like Vishwamitra, Iravati, Parushni, Chandrabhaga, Apaga, Devika, Tausi, and Uraddha. However, it was later after the emergence of Hari Parvat that Kashmir formed after the name of ‘Rishi Kashyapa.’ Further, the Nilamat and Rajatarangini Puran states that the first king… Read More »Ancient Unknown Facts about Kashmir
The Kartikswami Temple in the Rudraprayag District of Uttarakhand is a temple dedicated to the eldest son of Lord Shiva. It is the only temple in North India in the name of Lord Kartikeya (God of War and Victory). The temple is present in the… Read More »Kartikswami Temple: Temple of the God of War and Victory
Atman in Sanatan Dharma defines the breathing one. The one true being residing inside every living being present on this planet. Our Upanishads states atman as eternal and supreme creation living beyond the physical world. After a person dies in the real world (Earth), their… Read More »Atman: Is it Soul or the Eternal Self?
Janaeu Dharan is a custom followed by Brahmins and some Kshatriyas in Hinduism. Janaeu is a sacred white thread worn by a Brahman boy after the age of 12. It holds a deeper meaning in the Vedic scriptures. Janaeu Dharan is a practice that follows… Read More »Janaeu Dharan: Amazing Facts and Rituals
Ancient Vedic scriptures depict that rudraksh beads formed by the tears (Aksha) of Lord Shiva (Rudra). Yogi’s, Saints, Sages, and Mystics from India, Nepal, China, and across Asia use rudraksha beads for balancing the mind, emotions and creating the proper environment for meditation and peaceful… Read More »Amazing Significance of Rudraksha
Vishnu Puran said to be written around 1000 BCE ago (at least 3000 years old or maybe much more) that came to be known as the intellectual Vyasa. On the other hand, Charles Darwin proposed the Theory Of Evolution in 1859 ( less than 200… Read More »Vishnu Puran – Theory of Evolution
Raksha Bandhan is an auspicious festival celebrated throughout India. This festival focuses on the pure bond that a brother shares with her sister. There are many mythological and historical tales associated with this festival. Celebrated on Purnima or full moon day in the month of… Read More »Interesting Things about Raksha Bandhan
Lord Krishna is the eighth avatar of Lord Vishnu and is one of the major deities in Sanatan Dharma. A great exponent of the holy book Bhagavad Gita, Shri Krishna is one of the most powerful and charismatic incarnations of Vishnu. He is worshipped and… Read More »10 interesting facts about Lord Krishna