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The Story of Lord Ganesha and the Old Lady
The Story of Lord Ganesha and the Old Lady

There was a village known for the abound love and devotion that the people had for Lord Ganesha. Once Lord Ganesha thought of testing their devotion. He took the form of a child. With a pinch of rice grains and a spoonful of milk, he started going to people and asking them to prepare kheer for him.

He went on going from house to house, people to people, but no body paid a heed to him. In fact, they laughed at him and told that with that much rice and milk, making kheer would not be possible. But Lord Ganesha insisted and everybody thought the child was silly.

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The Story of Lord Vishnu, Narad Muni and The Rich Merchant
The Story of Lord Vishnu, Narad Muni and The Rich Merchant

Narad Muni was the son of Lord Brahma. His devotion for Lord Vishnu is well known among the Hindus, through our scriptures and other old Hindu texts. While Lord Brahma is believed to be the real author of the Vedas, it is Narad Muni who conveys the message of the Vedas to the world.

Narad Muni was a wandering sage, and it is said that saints should stay away from the feelings of hatred, enmity, greed, pride etc. which are believed to take a man to doom. However, many stories prevail in our scriptures which show the sages being a victim of these feelings and then ultimately realizing their mistake only when the God intervenes.

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How Hanuman Led Tulsidas to Lord Rama
How Hanuman Led Tulsidas to Lord Rama

Tulsidas was one of the most popular saint poets not only of Hindi literature but also of the Sanskrit literature. His works gained prominence in the Indian subcontinent through the Bhakti movement. A devotee of Lord Rama, saint Tulsidas used to compose poems in his praise.

However, never has Lord Rama left the love of his devotees unattended. The same happened with Tulsidas as well. His prayers were answered with the help of Lord Hanuman.

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The Story of the Sacred Bull Nandi
The Story of the Sacred Bull Nandi

Lord Shiva, one of the Holy Trinity, is seldom seen without a bull near him, in his old or new depictions. This bull is known as Nandi. Nandi is generally shown sitting with his legs folded, in front of Lord Shiva.

Bulls are believed to be the symbols of sincerity. A bull is honest, brainy and hard-working. Otherwise a peace-lover, a bull can even fight a lion when angry. Probably considering these qualities of a bull in his mind, Lord Shiva made Nandi his mount.

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The Story of Lubdhaka and Lord Shiva
The Story of Lubdhaka and Lord Shiva

Maha Shivratri is one of the most popular festivals celebrated for Lord Shiva. It is said that Lord Shiva is the easiest to please among all the Gods. While many legends are narrated on the day of Shivratri in praise of Lord Shiva, one among these legends is that of Lubdhaka. One of the oldest and popular ones, the story of Lord Shiva and Lubdhaka puts forth, the significance of worshipping Lord Shiva on the night of Shivratri.

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The Story of Lord Rama and the Squirrel
The Story of Lord Rama and the Squirrel

While the entire army of Lord Rama was full of enthusiasm for the fight with the army of Ravana and when the fire of revenge burned in their hearts, the fire also flashed in the heart of a squirrel as well. Most of the members in the army of Lord Rama were monkeys. All of them, standing at the shore of the sea, got instruction to make a bridge so that the sea could be crossed.

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The Story of Lord Krishna and the Fruit Seller
The Story of Lord Krishna and the Fruit Seller

Lord Krishna's stories have always been inspirational. They are not just examples of the prowess of the lord, but also leave the reader feeling the magic of God's grace on his life and his presence everywhere. From the many stories that our scriptures tell about Lord Krishna, the one about Lord Krishna and the fruit seller puts forth the love that the lord had for everyone around him.

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The Story of Shabari: An Example of Selfless True Devotion
The Story of Shabari: An Example of Selfless True Devotion

The legend of Lord Rama, the epic Ramayana tells it all, how generous, kind and brave Lord Ram was. Among all the incarnations of Lord Vishnu on earth, he was probably the most patient and peaceful of all. While Lord Krishna is known for his witty and a sharp mind, Lord Rama was brave yet decent. While Lord Krishna played tricks to overpower the enemy, it was mere righteousness and complete honesty that was the strength of Lord Ram.

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Mahabharata: People You Should Never Tell Your Secrets To
Mahabharata: People You Should Never Tell Your Secrets To

Mahabharata is a source of inspiration for anyone and everyone who is at the crossroads of life. The situations and incidents narrated in the epic are such that everybody can relate to. The largest epic that consists of 100,000 shlokas in its current circulation, offers many more than 100,000 advises. But not everyone can infer the deeper meaning of these shlokas.

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Why Did Duryodhana Go To Heaven?
Why Did Duryodhana Go To Heaven?

The common belief in the Hindu philosophy is that the actions of humans can be divided into two types: good Karma and bad Karma (also called Punya and Paap, respectively). Good Karma is that which is done for the benefit of others and with benevolent intention. On the opposite, the bad Karma or Paap is what causes hurt to others, and is done with a malevolent intention. The intention of the doer plays the most significant role in it; benevolent or malevolent, is rewarded accordingly.

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The Spiritual Importance of Prayagraj
The Spiritual Importance of Prayagraj

Prayagraj is the official name of the Indian city of Allahabad, which is located in Uttar Pradesh. The Kumbh Mela is organised at Prayagraj. It is said that this is one of the most sacred places in the country, a holy place for the Hindus. Have you ever wondered what makes this place so holy?

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Vastu Shastra: Why South East Direction is Considered Inauspicious
Vastu Shastra: Why South East Direction is Considered Inauspicious

The southeast direction of the house is known as the churning zone. It is said that this direction invites jealousy, hatred and other such qualities in the person occupying it. This direction causes anxiety and tension in the individual. It also causes indecision and lack of confidence.

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Vidur Niti: Things That Make You Lucky and Happy
Vidur Niti: Things That Make You Lucky and Happy

Vidura, a character who left for us a number of values and morals to learn from, is remembered till today. A virtuous man, this uncle of the Kauravas and the Pandavas has been an inspiration to all of us and keeps inspiring us through his then given quotes.

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Chanakya Niti: Never Disturb While These People Speak
Chanakya Niti: Never Disturb While These People Speak

Chanakya was a great philosopher, political advisor and economist. He is the author of the world-famous book Arthashastra. In one of his quotes, he has said that there are some people, while who talk, we should never jump in between to make our point.

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Chanakya Niti: Things You Must Do Before Starting Something New
Chanakya Niti: Things You Must Do Before Starting Something New

Chanakya was not just the political advisor of Chandragupta Maurya, he was also a great economist and philosopher as well. A great thinker, he succeeded in most of the ventures he started in his life. A man of ethics, Chanakya never found it hard to switch to being wicked when it came to his enemies.

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Vidur Niti: The One Who Has These 5 Things is Always Happy
Vidur Niti: The One Who Has These 5 Things is Always Happy

Vidur was the uncle of the Pandavas and the Kauravas. Loved by Lord Krishna for his righteousness, Vidur had authored a book named Vidur Niti in which he has spoken about the right and wrong ways of living life.

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Vidur Niti: These People Will Never Find Happiness in Life
Vidur Niti: These People Will Never Find Happiness in Life

Vidura was a significant character in the Mahabharata. He was the brother of Pandu and Dhritrashtra, and thus the uncle of the Kauravas and the Pandavas. He was the only man who had raised his voice against the Kauravas while they tried to humiliate Draupadi in front of the entire gathering in the court of the Kauravas. A man of morals, he was even given a boon by Lord Krishna as a result of his virtues in life.

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Lord Krishna: Five Ways to End Poverty
Lord Krishna: Five Ways to End Poverty

Lord Vishnu has taken many avatars and has helped the humans restore Dharma on earth. His avatar as Lord Krishna has been one of the most inspiring ones. As Lord Krishna in Treta Yuga, he lived an exemplary life and saved the lives of his devotees many times. He is thus, a great source of inspiration for us all.

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When Was the Bhagvat Katha First Recited
When Was the Bhagvat Katha First Recited

There is a tradition of reciting Srimad Bhagvat Katha which goes on for a period of one week, in most of the Hindu houses. Bhagvat Katha is a collection of 18,000 verses in which, the events from the life of Lord Krishna are narrated. It is said that the recitation of Bhagvat Katha helps to get the blessings of Lord Vishnu. It is also said that one attains salvation by reciting or listening to the Bhagvat Katha.

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How Ravana's One Wish Lead to the Making of Baijnath
How Ravana's One Wish Lead to the Making of Baijnath

The story goes back to the times when the demon king Ravana had performed a tough meditation to please Lord Shiva. When after meditating for years, he could not please Lord Shiva, he did not lose hope and thought of another way to please the deity.

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Great Life Lessons from Santa
Great Life Lessons from Santa

The week before Christmas is filled with immense excitement and celebrations. While the preparations for Christmas are in full swing, the day offers a lot more than just the festivities and fun. Christmas Day is significant to remember all the lessons that we learn from the events associated with the day.

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Story of The Birth of Radha
Story of The Birth of Radha

Radha is known all across the world as the beloved of Lord Krishna. As Lord Krishna was the incarnation of Lord Vishnu, Radha is known as the incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi.

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Why Was Shani Dev Cursed By His Wife?
Why Was Shani Dev Cursed By His Wife?

Most people who understand at least a bit of Indian astrology, fear Shani Dev. However, it is partially because of their little knowledge of the Hindu mythology. While it is true that when Shani Dev decides to look at somebody, the person might get destroyed, but the God himself is not a cruel deity.

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Why Do Most Hindu Mantras Begin with Aum?
Why Do Most Hindu Mantras Begin with Aum?

We have often observed that most of the Hindu Mantras begin with an Aum and end with Swaha. What can be the primary reason behind it?

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When Goddess Sita Swallowed Lakshman
When Goddess Sita Swallowed Lakshman

The story goes back to the times when Lord Rama, Goddess Sita, Lakshman along with Lord Hanuman had returned from the exile of fourteen years. When they were leaving for exile from Ayodhya, Goddess Sita had taken a vow that she would pay a visit to the Saryu river and offer prayers at its bank, if they returned home safely. When they had finally reached home safely, Goddess Sita decided to visit the Saryu river.

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Why Lord Krishna Destroyed Kashi
Why Lord Krishna Destroyed Kashi

The story goes back to the Dwapar Yuga when the Magadh King Jarasandh was a tyrannic ruler. He had two daughters, Asti and Prasti. He got both his daughters married to the king of Mathura, Kansa who was also the maternal uncle of Lord Krishna. Kansa was also a dictator, the stories of whose tortures were spread worldwide.

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How Krishna Fulfilled Radha's Last Desire
How Krishna Fulfilled Radha's Last Desire

The world has probably never again seen the love that flourished between the two divine souls, Lord Krishna and Goddess Radha. Lord Vishnu incarnated as Krishna and Goddess Lakshmi as Radha; they set examples not just of true love but of patience and persistence as well.

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The Real Story Why Lanka Got Burnt
The Real Story Why Lanka Got Burnt

We have all heard the story in which Lord Hanuman had once set the entire Lanka on fire. We believe that it was the Ravana and Lord Rama rivalry that made this incident happen. But it is just a part of the whole story behind it.

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Incredible Temples You Must Visit in India
Incredible Temples You Must Visit in India

It is said that India is a land of rich history. Along with the stories of bravery of the ancient kings, the big palaces and temples they constructed added to the beauty of India.

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What Was Krishna’s Role in the Victory of the Pandavas
What Was Krishna’s Role in the Victory of the Pandavas

When the teams for the Mahabharata war were bring decided, Lord Krishna had told both the teams that they had to choose between Krishna and the entire army. When the condition was presented before the Kouravas, they chose the entire army and left Lord Krishna to the Pandavas.

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