Articles — Deity

Guru Dattatreya

Oct 17 2018 1 Comment Tags: Dattatreya, Deity

Guru Dattatreya  is a Hindu God who is an incarnation of the Divine Trinity Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. One can say that Guru Dattatreya is - Creation, Preservation, and Destruction, all in ONE. The word Datta means "Given", Datta is called so because the divine trinity have "given" themselves in the form of a son to the sage couple Atri and Anasuya. He is the son of Atri, hence the name "Atreya". In the Natha tradition, Dattatreya is recognized as an Avatar or incarnation of the Lord Shiva and as the Adi-Guru (First Teacher) of the Adi-Nath sampradaya of the Nathas. The creative,...

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Swarna Akarshana Bhairava

Mar 22 2018 0 Comments Tags: Bhairav, Deity, mantra, remedy, Sloka

Swarna Akarshana Bhairava is specifically worshipped for material gains. Mythology has it that the wealth dispensing ability of even lord Kubera and goddess Lakshmi has come under the ambit of Swarna Akarshana Bhairava. The Swarna Akarshana Bhairav also known as Swarnakarshana Bairavar is believed to solve economic problems of devotees.  Swarna Aakarshana Bhairava holds an Akshaya Patra – a bowl that never exhausts of food and other prosperous things needed for a happy life – instead of the traditional skull. It is said that the skull has changed into this prosperous bowl as Lord Bhairava played alchemy to change iron into...

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Shri Naag Strotra in Sanskrit ( श्री नाग स्तोत्र )

May 19 2017 0 Comments Tags: Deity, sanskrit, Shiva, stotram

Shri Naag Stotra is recited in praise of nagas. 'Nagas',a clan with highly developed culture existed in ancient India.As per the proofs of the Indus Valley civilisation of 3000 B.C. the Nagas worshipped the snakes. It must be noted that only a specific category of serpents called 'Naga' is worshiped, and not all the snakes. After the Naga culture got incorporated into Hinduism, the Indo-Aryans themselves accepted many of the snake deities of the Nagas in their pantheon.The prominent Cobra snakes mentioned in the Puranas are Anant, Vasuki, Shesh, Padma, Kanwal, Karkotak, Kalia, Aswatar, Takshak, Sankhpal, Dhritarashtra and Pingal. As per...

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Goddess Mahakali

May 17 2017 0 Comments Tags: Das Mahavidya, Deity, Kali

Goddess Mahakali is the Hindu goddess associated with empowerment, shakti. She is the fierce aspect of the goddess Durga (Parvati). The name Kali comes from kāla, which means black, time, death, lord of death: Shiva. Since Shiva is called Kāla— the eternal time — the name of Kālī, his consort, also means "Time" or "Death" (as in "time has come"). Goddess Kali is regarded as the most fierce and destructive form of Shakti. She has a dark complexion, red eyes and has four arms. In one of Her hands She carries a sword (khadaga) and in another hand She carries...

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