History of Malwa Kings since Mahabharata Era

Sage Markandeya narrates the story behind Malava Kings (Malwa) to Yudhishthira, when asked if there has ever been a woman whose devotion matched with Draupadi. Madra king Aswapati, and his wife Malavi had one daughter, Savitri and … Read more

How Camel became Vehicle of Lord Hanuman

Hanuman Temples can be seen with Camel as mount (vehicle) in front of his idol. Ramayana and Parasara Samhita describes multiple instances where Hanuman could fly at wind speed and also cover long distances like flying across … Read more

California, USA was Kapila-Aranya

Rishi Kapila was born to Kardama Prajapati and his wife Devahuti (daughter of Manu). He is mentioned in many Puranas, Ramayana and multiple vedic hymns. There are multiple Kapila rishis over many generations. Narada Purana enumerates two … Read more

Seetha performed Sandhya Vandanam in Ramayana

Women of Vedic and earlier period performed rituals like Sandhya Vandanam, wrote vedic hymns and other scriptures. Valmiki Ramayana has proof that Seetha used to perform daily ritual called ‘Sandhya Vandanam‘. Sundara Kanda of Ramayana describes Hanuman … Read more

Muhurtas described in Ramayana

Muhūrt (मुहूर्त) is a vedic unit of measurement for time. A 24 hour day+night consists of 30 muhurtas. Each Muhurta is about 48 minutes of duration. Each Muhurta is further divided into 30 Kalā ≈ 48 minutes. … Read more

How Tirumala Temple survived Islamic Invasion

Many Temples, even in South India were plundered, looted and idols destroyed when Islamic invasion happened. But few temples like Tirumala, Srisailam managed to survive through that period. Srisailam was not easily accessible in those days because … Read more