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Meaning & Significance of Maha Shivaratri
Maha Shivaratri is an annual festival dedicated to the god Siva and is celebrated mainly at midnight. Siva Purana, Skanda Purana, Linga Purana and Padma Purana narrate stories about how on this day, Siva drank poisonous negativity to protect the …

13th Jyotirlinga, Mukti-Gupteshwar in Australia
Apart from the 12 Jyotirlingas in India, 13th Jyotirlinga is the last icon of the current cycle of creation and destruction and has been placed at Minto, Australia. It was necessary for the icon to be consecrated in the southern …

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 …

Somnath to Antarctica, straight line without land
Somnath Temple to Antarctica, a straight line can be drawn with no land in between. This was inscribed on a pillar (Baan Stambha) atleast since 7th century CE, which proves that Indians knew about South Pole much ahead of others.…

Hinglaj Mata Mandir in Balochistan, Pakistan
Hinglaj Mata Mandir is a famous ‘shakti peetha’ of Goddess Sati. The cave temple is situated on the Hingol River Banks in Hinglaj, a town on the Makran coast in the Lasbela district of Balochistan, Pakistan, and is the …

Holi Festival Significance – Scientific & Spiritual
Holi Festival Significance in Puranas, usage of natural gulaal color from Palaash flowers, advantage of spraying water producing negative ions good for skin and mental health. Holi (होली or Holī) is a colorful festival celebrated just before the commencement of …

Sanskrit Alphabets origin from Maheswara Sutras
Maheswara Sutra is the most ancient known Sanskrit alphabet sequence. This alphabet sequence is at the same time a powerful Mantra and the vibrations of its sound has healing powers. Sanskrit Language, which the Puranas describe as the Language of …

Kalpa Vigraha Oldest Hindu Idol of Lord Siva (26450 BC)
Around 1959-60, a heavy chest containing the idol was reportedly given to CIA officials for safekeeping at Lo Monthang (called “Mustang” in CIA files) by a Tibetan monk accompanied by Khampa bodyguards. The monk apparently related to the CIA officials …