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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 …

Vampires in South America described in Ramayana
Blood sucking Vampire legends existed in many cultures like the Mesopotamians, Hebrews, Ancient Greeks, and Romans who had tales of demonic entities and blood-drinking spirits which are considered precursors to modern vampires. Vampires in South America existed since ages. In …

Hanuman travelled to Patala Loka (South America) through a Tunnel !
As per Parasara Samhita, Hanuman travelled through a lotus stem shaped tunnel to Patala Loka (South America) to find his son Matsyavallabha and rescue Rama, Lakshmana by killing Mahiravana During battle between Rama and Ravana, Mahiravana, the maternal uncle of …

King Mahabali went to Patala Loka (South America)
Puranas have defined 7 various lokas and in Bhagavata Purana and Padma Purana, they are called Atala, Vitala, Sutala, Talatala, Mahatala, Rasatala and Patala Loka. Vishnu Purana narrates a story in which Vishnu’s 5th avatar (incarnation), Vamana asked for …