Differences between Ramayana and RamCharitManas Mythology 

11 Differences between Ramayana and RamCharitManas you must know

Ramayana and RamCharitManas are great Indian Epics which tell us the Journey of Rama, Lord Vishnu’s incarnate on Earth. However, there are many differences between Ramayana and RamCharitManas. We are looking at some the important differences. 1. Ramayana was written by sage Valmiki in Treta Yuga in the Sanskrit language.  Sage Valmiki was a contemporary of Lord Ram. RamCharitManas was written by great Awadhi poet Goswami Tulsidas in Kaliyuga in Awadhi language. Tulsidas lived in the 15th century AD (1511-1623). 2. The word Ramayana is made of two words –…

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Lepakshi Temple Mythology Travel 

What is the mystery behind the hanging pillar of Lepakshi temple?

Lepakshi is a culturally, historically and archaeologically significant village in Andhra Pradesh. The village in the Anantapur District is the location of various shrines dedicated to  Lord Shiva, Vishnu, and Veerabhadra which were built during the king Vijayanagara’s period (1336–1646). Lepakshi is one the best places to visit from Bangalore city. It is located approximately 120 km north of Bangalore. Let’s know what is the mystery behind the hanging pillars of Lepakshi temple? The village is also regarded as the place where Jatayu fell down after being injured by Ravana. Jatayu…

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Mountain Lord Hanuman airliftedLord Hanuman airlifted History Mythology 

What happened to the mountain Lord Hanuman airlifted to Srilanka?  

Lord Rama along with his vanara army was fighting the battle with Ravana. In the battle, Meghanada, son of Ravana hurled a deadly weapon at Lakshmana and he fainted and fell down on the ground. Lakshmana was severely injured and about to die, he could only be cured with Sanjeevani booti which is found in mount Dronagiri (Mahodaya) in the Himalayas. Sanjeevani is a magical herb which has the power to cure serious nervous system problems.  It was believed that Sanjeevani herb could be used to prepare various medicines and these…

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visa temples Mythology Travel Trending 

Facing visa problems? Visit these visa temples

Many of us want to go abroad for travel, business or study. However, getting a visa for the country you want to visit is not easy. It has become more difficult to get USA visa after Donald Trump became president. On top of that, some visa process requires lottery selection and it completely depends on your luck whether your visa will be approved? We always turn to God for help in case of any problems. Did you know there are temples which are known for granting visa? These visa temples…

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Karni mata temple History Mythology Travel 

Why rats are worshipped in Karni Mata Temple

Karni Mata Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Karni Mata. The Temple is located at Deshnoke, Rajasthan. You can reach the temple from Bikaner, it is approximately 30 KM from Bikaner. The Rats are worshipped here and hence it is also known as the Temple of Rats. Karni Mata was a Hindu warrior sage who is supposed to live more than 150 years. She was born in October 1387 and she is said to be disappeared in March 1538. Her death could not be confirmed. She was also referred…

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Jatayu Nature Park Mythology Travel 

Jatayu Nature Park: The place where Jatayu took last breath

Jatayu has been described in Ramayana as a bird who tried to rescue Sita when Ravana was abducting her. Despite being very old Jatayu fought very bravely with Ravana but could not stop him and fell on the earth while fighting. Lord Rama and Lakshmana found injured and dying Jatayu in their search for Sita, he informs them of the fight between him and Ravana and tells them that Ravana had gone towards South. According to the legend, it is believed that Jatayu fell on the rocks in Rameshwaram, India…

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wash away your good deeds Mythology 

#DidYouKnow – This River in UP can wash away your good deeds (Punya)

Yes, you heard it right. This river can wash away your good deeds and does exactly opposite to holy river Ganges which is believed to wash away your sins. The Karmanasa River does exactly what its name suggests.  The word Karmanasa is made up of two words Karma and Nasa (destroy) which means to destroy the Karma or religious merits. The Karmanasa River is a tributary of the Ganges. It originates in Kaimur district of Bihar and flows through the Indian states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. Along the boundary between…

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oldest Lord Brahma temple Mythology 

Which is the oldest Lord Brahma temple in the world?

Pushkar is a holy town in the Ajmer district in Rajasthan which is famous for the oldest Lord Brahma temple. You can reach here from Ajmer which is situated at a distance of 10 km. The nearest airport is at Jaipur which is situated at distance of 150 kilometers. Pushkar is a pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Sikhs. The city has many temples. Most of the temples and ghats in Pushkar are from the 18th century and later. Many temples were destroyed during Muslim invasions in the area and…

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Dashavatara Mythology 

Dashavatara – 10 Avatars of Lord Vishnu on Earth

Lord Vishnu is one of the principal deities of Hinduism and one of the “preserver” in the Hindu trinity (Trimurti) that includes Brahma and Shiva. Lord Vishnu takes various avatars as “the preserver, protector” whenever the world is threatened with evil, chaos, and destructive forces. His most notable avatars include Lord Rama in the Ramayana and Lord Krishna in the Mahabharata. He is also known as Narayana, Jagannath, Vasudeva, Vithoba, and Hari. Dashavatara refers to the ten primary avatars of Lord Vishnu who is said to descend in form of…

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Lord Jagannath temple Mythology 

#DidYouKnow – Lord Jagannath temple (Kanpur) can predict Rain?

Since ancient times farmers have used various means to predict the scale of rainfall to take their agriculture decisions. Did you ever think that a temple can predict Monsoon? You can call it a superstition or a belief that many farmers gather at the Lord Jagannath temple to know about rainfall predictions. This temple seems to be a boon for the farmers!! Lord Jagannath temple which is also known as Rain temple is located at Bhitargaon Behata in Ghatampur area of the district Kanpur. It is believed that Water droplets…

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