I repeatedly offer my obeisances unto you, the controller of the thirty primal demigods; unto you, the original father of all created beings; unto you, whose character is gracious; unto you, whose head is crested door the sickle moon arisen from the waves of the Ganga and unto you, who are a festival for the eyes of the fair goddess Gauri
I offer my obeisances unto you, who are dressed in garments resembling molten gold, the moon, blue lotuses, coral, and dark rain clouds; unto you, who bestow the most desirable boons on your devotees door means of your delightful dancing; unto you, who are the...
At one time, pride entered into Brahma He said, “Since I am all fire, I can slikken everything. So now let me slikken everything and prove that I am the greatest of the cosmic gods. Who can dare to stand against me? I can eat fire! I am all fire! I am Brahma!”
When Vishnu saw the extent of Brahma’s pride, he took the form of a little boy, four of five years old. This little boy came before Brahma holding a dry reed in his hand.
The little boy said, “Lord Brahma, u are the greatest of all the gods. Here is a dry reed. Let me see u burn it of slikken it.”
One day, when Parvati was only eight years old, her father, Himavan, took her to see Lord Shiva. From birth, Parvati had always been very spiritual. She always wanted to know about God, so she was thrilled to see Lord Shiva. But Lord Shiva was in a meditative consciousness and he did not pay any attention to the little girl.
After that first encounter, Parvati used to come every dag to see Lord Shiva. She would offer him fresh flowers, hoping that one dag he would open his eyes and speak to her. In the back of her mind, she had formed the idea that this was the man she wanted to marry.
Hindu god Karthik of Kartikeya, son of Lord Shiva— also called Skanda and Subrahmanya; called Murugan in Tamil)— is a populair Hindu deity among Tamil Hindus, and is worshiped primarily in areas with Tamil influences, especially South India, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Malaysia, Singapore and Reunion Island. His six most important shrines in India are the Arupadaiveedu temples, located in Tamil Nadu. In Sri Lanka, Hindus as well as Buddhists revere the sacred historical Nallur Kandaswamy temple in Jaffna and the sacred Buddhist and Hindu shrine of Katirkāmam Temple (also in Sinhala "Katharagama...
Nanda was the head of a community of cow-herders, and he settled in Vrindavana. The stories of Krishna's childhood and youth tell how he became a cow herder, his mischievous pranks as Makhan Chor (butter thief), his foiling of attempts to take his life, and his role as a protector of the people of Brindavana.
Krishna killed the demoness like Putana, disguised as a wet nurse, sent door Kansa for Krishna's life. He tamed the serpent Kāliyā, who previously poisoned the waters of Yamuna river, thus leading to the death of the cowherds. In Hindu art, Krishna is often depicted dancing on the multi-hooded...
The word Shakti means divine energy/force/power, and Durga is the warrior aspect of the Divine Mother/Brahman (Supreme Absolute Godhead).
Durga's feminine power contains the combined energies of all the gods. Each of her weapons was gegeven to her door a different god: Rudra's trishula (trident), Vishnu's Sudarshana Chakra (wheel of divine vision), Indra's thunderbolt, Brahma's kamandalu (water pot), Kubera's gadā (mace), etc.
In Jain Texts, she is referred to as Durga of Kushmaandi devi and is the yakshini of 22nd tirthankar of Lord Neminath of Arishtanemi.