Shankha – The Sacred Conch


The Shankha is a conch shell of ritual and religious importance in Hinduism. It is the shell of a large predatory sea snail, Turbinella pyrum found in the Indian Ocean. In Hindu mythology, the Shankha is a sacred emblem of the preserver Lord Vishnu. It is used as a trumpet in Hindu rituals, and in

Satyanarayan Puja (North Indian Style)


SATYANARAYAN PUJA (NORTH INDIAN STYLE) – Satyanarayan Puja is performed to appease Lord Vishnu or Narayana, the preserver of this whole creation. Satyanarayan Puja is an effective and simple ritual for the current age. Satyanarayan Bhagwan is considered to be a calm and benevolent avatar of Lord Vishnu. As per Skanda Purana, Lord Vishnu taught

Tribal hunter burns Arjuna’s ego


Arjuna, the third son of Kunti, was considered to be the best archer of his times. Through hard-work and dedication he built quite a reputation for himself. At some point this admiration and fame got to his head. He considered himself as the best archer and his ego only amplified by the praises of Bheeshma,