The day when Parshuram crossed roads with Rama


Parshuram was the sixth Avatar of Vishnu. Parshuram’s father was a sage Jamadagni. Rishi Jamadagni was known for his temper. Parshuram was a devotee of Lord Shiva and on receiving a weapon (Parshu) from Lord Shiva as a boon, the name Parshuram was given to him. Parshuram was famous for his prowess as a fighter. … Read more

Tihar | Deepavali| Diwali 2019


The festival of Tihar also widely known as Diwali or Deepavali is one of the most celebrated festivals across India, Nepal and around the world. This auspicious festival is celebrated to mark the spiritual triumph of light over darkness or knowledge over ignorance. Light is a metaphor for knowledge and consciousness, so this festival is … Read more

The Curious case of Narakashura 


As discussed, the festival of Deepavali or Tihar has many different historical events and stories co-relating to this beautiful festival. The return of Rama to Ayodhya is the one, but there are three more such pre-historical events that jibe to the killing of Narakashura.  The one account mentioned in Kalika Purana, states that Narakasura was … Read more