Origin of Venkateswara Swamy Idol in Tirumala

Brahmanda Purana and Varaha Purana establishes timeline of Sri Venkateswara Swamy at Tirumala hills since the start of creation on earth. After Varaha (in the form of Elamotherium) rescured land from water, he asked Garuda to bring … Read more

Chanakya’s death on a Garbage Pile

Chanakya was born to Chani and Chaneswari in a village named ChaNaka during late 15th century BCE. This ChaNaka village was in Golla Vishaya (golla region) of South India. Multiple sources including Hemachandra who wrote Parishishta-Parvan, mention … Read more

Japanese Goddess Kichijoten is Maha Lakshmi

Kisshōten (吉祥天, Auspicious Heavens), also known as Kichijōten, Kisshoutennyo (吉祥天女), Kudokuten (功徳天) is a Japanese female deity of fortune adapted via Buddhism from the Vedic goddess Lakshmi. She is regarded as wife of Vishnu or sister of … Read more

Japan was called Aniloddhita during Ramayana era

In Valmiki Ramayana, Sugreeva orders Vanara leader Vinata to go towards east direction and search for Seetha. Vinata is allowed to take 100,000 vanaras with him in this search operation. The reference point for directions specified by … Read more