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Significance of Gods, Goddesses on Lotus Flowers
Padma or Lotus Flower is revered with the gods Vishnu, Brahma, Kubera, and the goddesses Lakshmi, Saraswati, Bala, Gayatri etc. This is also considered as seed flower, from which the creator god Brahma was born. But, only the second Brahma …

Puri Jagannath is Lord Narasimha
Lord Jagannath in Puri is Narasimha, Lord Vishnu’s avatar who killed Hiranyakasipu. Tradition in Puri says that even before the appearance of Jagannatha as wood logs in sea, Narasimha was residing in Nilachala beside Kalpa Bata as Adi Narasimha. Lord …

Temples where Men are NOT Allowed in India
There are about 8 Hindu temples (Attukal Bhagavathy, Chakkulathukavu, Brahma Temple, Kanyakumari, Kamrup Kamakhya, Muzaffarpur, Trimbakeshwar) in India which does not allow Men to enter either on all days or during special occassions. While women re-entered the Haji Ali Dargah …

Ixora God engraved by Europeans is Lord Siva
Lord Siva was depicted as Ixora God or Mahadev in engravings done during late 16th century by Europeans who visited Indian subcontinent. Theodorus de Bry (1528 – 27 March 1598) published his book Grand Voyages around 1590 CE, which has …

Consanguineous Relationship discussed in Yama Yami Story
Rig Veda [10.10] has a conversation where Consanguineous Relationship and invention of night, first death are discussed by Yama and his twin sister Yami. Yama and Yami were children of Vivasvat (an aspect of Surya, the Sun God) and Saranyu …

Concept of Time in Vedas
Concept of Time in Vedas is described clearly with its nature, but modern science is yet to understand it. Atharva Veda described about the time in Kand 19, Sooktas 53 and 54. Atharva Veda [53-1] : Kaala or the Time …

Qutub Minar was Dhruv Sthambh or Vishnu Dhwaj
Qutub Minar in Delhi was actually Dhruv Sthambh or Vishnu Dhwaj that existed even before the times of King Vikramaditya and had arabic scripts and motifs retro-installed by Qutb-ud-din Aibak between 1191 – 1210 AD, followed by his successors Iltutmish, …

Ravanahatha brought from Lanka to India by Hanuman
Ravanahatha (ravanhatta, rawanhattha, ravanastron, ravana hastha veena) is an ancient bowed violin invented in Lanka (present day Sri Lanka) by its ruler Ravana during Ramayana era. It is made of a cut coconut shell that is covered with …

Multiple Gods in Hinduism, Polytheism or Monotheism ?
Common notion about Hinduism is that there are multiple gods and infact there can be millions of them. But in reality, there is only ONE god and rest are not gods but dieties (devas or demi-gods). The word Deva means, …

Ancient Egyptian God ANUBIS, similar to Kalabhairava
Anubis (/əˈnuːbəs/) is ancient Egyptian God, who is wolf-headed and accompanied by Dogs. He is the God of Death and associated with mummification and the afterlife in ancient Egyptian religion. Anubis was depicted in black, a color that symbolized both …