ANNEXURE ON VISHNU SAHASRANAMA

Shuklaambara dharam Vishnum Shashivarnam Chaturbhujam, Prasanna Vadanam Dhyaayet Sarva Vighnopashantaye/ Laabhastheshaam Jayastheshaam Kruthasthesham Paraajahayah, Eshamindiravashyamo Hridayastho Janaardanah/ Viniyogah: Om Asya Shri Vishnu Sahasranaama Stotra Maha Mantrasya Brahma Rishi Vishnurdevata Anushthup chhandah Sarva Kaamaavaapyatrtha Jape Viniyogah. (In this Vishnu Sahasranaama Stotra,… Continue Reading

Birth of Viswamitra, cause of his rivalry with Vasishtha and his curse to Saraswati

Pursuant to Indra’s boon to Himalaya’s son to Raktashringa [See the reference of the ‘Origin of Nagara’ afore-mentioned] that Chamatkarpuri would be donated to Vidwan Brahmanas, the Township banished one of the Brahmanas called Chanda Sharma because of difference of… Continue Reading

Most Significant ‘Siva Kshetras’ as identified by Maha Deva

Devi Parvati’s query as which were the most significant Siva Kshetras, Maha Deva Himself announced the following sixty eight ones along with the details of corresponding Siva’s names: Kasi (Vishwanath), Prayag (Maheswar), Naimisharanya (Deva Deva), Gaya Prapitamaha (Brahma), Kurukshetra (Sthanu),… Continue Reading

Narmada’s Origin, significant events ascribed to the River and her Mahatmya

In the Reva Khand of Skanda Purana, Sage Suta enlightened a Congregation of Rishis about a query of Yudhishthar (of Pandavas) to Maharshi Markandeya about the origin of River Narmada. Several Holy Persons and Brahmanas approached King Pururava to let… Continue Reading