9th Century Vishnu Temple found in Barikot Ghundai, Pakistan

Italian archaeologists have discovered almost 1200 years old Hindu Temple during excavations in Barikot Ghundai, northwest Pakistan’s Swat district. This discovery was announced on Thursday 19 November 2020 by Fazle Khaliq of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Department of Archaeology. … Read more

Why Siva replaced Ganesha head with Elephant

ganesha elephant head story

Hidden meaning of Parvati creating her son with scurf and grime and Ganesha human head replaced by Siva with elephant head in Puranas Puranam Pancha Lakshanam – A text should have 5 characteristics or Pancha-Lakshana to be … Read more

California, USA was Kapila-Aranya

Rishi Kapila was born to Kardama Prajapati and his wife Devahuti (daughter of Manu). He is mentioned in many Puranas, Ramayana and multiple vedic hymns. There are multiple Kapila rishis over many generations. Narada Purana enumerates two … Read more

How Tirumala Temple survived Islamic Invasion

Many Temples, even in South India were plundered, looted and idols destroyed when Islamic invasion happened. But few temples like Tirumala, Srisailam managed to survive through that period. Srisailam was not easily accessible in those days because … Read more