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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 …

300 BCE Indian Ivory Statue found in Pompeii, Italy
Indian ivory statue of a female found in ruins of ancient Pompeii, Italy and mistaken as ‘Goddess Lakshmi Idol‘. This statuette is estimated to be from pre-mauryan period (before 300 BCE) and during that time, India had trading …

Pre Islamic Goddesses Al-Lat, Al-Uzza, Manat
In the Qur’an, Al-Lat is mentioned along with al-‘Uzzá and Manāt in Sura 53:19–23. The tribe of ʿād of Iram of the Pillars is also mentioned in Sura 89:5–8, and archaeological evidence from Iram shows copious inscriptions devoted to her …