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Good, Bad Dreams & Results in Agni Purana
Types and number of days taken to experience results, methods to nullify effects of bad dreams explained in Agni Purana as narrated by Pushkara to Parasurama. Agni Purana is said to have about 16000 slokas, but only 11457 are available …

Vaikunta Ekadasi, Fasting & Avoiding Grains
Vaikunta Ekadasi is the Sukla paksha Ekadasi that occurs during the Dhanur month (when Sun transits Sagittarius or Dhanus Rasi) according to the Vedic Panchangam (Almanac). This corresponds to mid December – mid January in English calendar. Margasirsha sukla paksha …

Planets Dimensions, Distances & Effects in Bhagavatam
Bhagavata Purana, composed around 1800 BCE describes in detail, Stars, planets in our solar system, Sun, their dimensions, distances between them, climatic and karmic effects of their movement. sa eṣa bhagavān ādi-puruṣa eva sākṣān nārāyaṇo lokānāṁ svastaya ātmānaṁ trayīmayaṁ karma-viśuddhi-nimittaṁ …

Yogas & Muhurtas for Travel described in Garuda Purana
In Garuda Purana, Vishnu reveals to Siva, Yogas & Muhurtas, good or bad lunar and week days as per Vedic Astrology when travel should be avoided or undertaken for better prospects. Lord Vishnu told Shiva : ‘Various Yoginis (goddesses) …

Physiognomy Palmistry and Body Reading in Garuda Purana
Physiognomy Palmistry and other related sciences originated in Ancient India and then travelled to Iran, Rome and Europe. In Garuda Purana, composed by Sage Veda Vyas and his disciples about 5000 years ago, Lord Vishnu reveals few details about lines …

Retelling Ramayana through Padma Purana
Retelling Ramayana through versions from Padma Purana, Rama using Siva’s bow Ajagavam to cross sea, legend of KakaBhushundi, Ramayana occured 11 times in multiple kalpas and yugas with different outputs Padma Purana, with around 55,000 verses is the 3rd largest …

Asoka Sundari, daughter of Siva & Parvati in Padma Purana
Aśoka Sundarī), also spelt as Ashoka Sundari is mentioned as daughter of Lord Siva and Goddess Parvati in Padma Purana. After both her sons Ganesh and Shanmukha grewup and left Kailasa, parvati was feeling loneliness and immense grief. Once she …

Sea Monster in Ramayana & Bhagavatam
Sea Monster is Ramayana is Surasa, who tries to block path of Hanuman during his travel to Lanka. Also, Bhagavata Purana mentions Sea Monsters along with their living places, sizes etc. In Sanskrit ‘Makara‘ means ‘sea dragon…

Real Story of Ahalya in Ramayana, not turned into Stone !
Many translations and interpretations of Valmiki Ramayana, try to suggest that Sage Gowthama has cursed his wife Ahalya for adultery with Indra and turned her into stone. Later after many years, Lord Rama’s feet touched her and turned her back …

Narakasura killed by Vishnu, not Krishna or Satyabhama
Vishnu Purana and Bhagavatam mention Narakasura or Naraka as the asura son of the earth goddess Bhudevi (Bhumi) and Varaha (third avatar of Vishnu). He established the kingdom of Pragjyotisha (modern Assam) after overthrowing the last of the Danava king …