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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 …

Nirjala Ekadasi Significance, Dry Fasting Benefits
Nirjala Ekadasi is the most important and significant Ekadasis out of all twenty four Ekadasis in a year. Nirjala means without water and this dry fasting is observed without water or any type of food. Staunch Devotees observe this dry …

Mumbai (Bombay) Ancient Name was Kshaharatapuri
Mumbai and its nearby area, Nala Sopara were reclaimed by Sage Parasurama from Sea. Present 7 islands of Mumbai were called Kshaharatapuri around 1st century BCE, as it was ruled by Kshaharata kings or western Satraps. Nala Sopara, was ancient …

Dwivida, Vanara from Ramayana – Killed by Balarama
Dwivida, Vanara who survived from Ramayana era was killed by Balarama as mentioned in Bhagavata and Vishnu puranas. He, along with Mainda were son of devas Aswini brothers. Both brothers participated in the coronation of Sugriva (Valmiki Ramayana 4.26.34). Dwivida …

Atheism originated as Charvaka or Barhaspatya sutras in Vedas
Athesim or Irreligion in ancient hinduism (dharma) was proposed by Brihaspati, the guru of devas. Vedas included this path of materialism as one of the ways of life. When vedas were segregated by Vyasa, these principals known as Bārhaspatya-sūtras…

Lord Rama Lineage, Family Tree till 1634 BCE
Lord Rama was born in the 81st generation of Ikshvaku Dynasty of Surya Vamsam or Solar Dynasty. This lineage continued for another 64 generations until 1634 BCE, where the last king Sumitra was killed by Chanakya’s contemporary Mahapadma Nanda. Brihadbala, …

World’s First Suicide Squad lead by Susarma in Mahabharata
Susarma (Susharma / सुशर्मा) was king of Trigarta, who vowed to to either die or kill Arjuna as part of a larger plan by Duryodhana to capture Yudhishthira alive in Kurukshetra war. For this, he formed a suicide squad on …

12 Types of Children in Ancient India
In Ancient India, 12 types of children were considered to be legal heir of his father. All of them need not be biological children of their legal father. Manu Smriti and other dharma sastras describe 12 different ways a child …