Agastya rishi

Agastya: The Conqueror of Nature

Agastya Rishi was a very renowned sage in Hinduism. From conquering mountains to draining the seas, Agastya Rishi had immense power over nature. This was due to his highly elevated spiritual state that he had achieved due to rigorous penance and devotion. Family Father: Mitra and Varuna Mother: Urvashi Brother: Vashishta Wife: Lopamudra Son: Dridhasyu …

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An image with several Hindu gods

Ultimate Guide to the Many Gods of Hinduism

There are up to 33 million gods in Hinduism. From a multi-headed creator god, to a destroyer with a third eye, to an elephant-headed deity, Hinduism is full of unique gods and deities. Each of them has their own backstory and their own attributes. Read this post for an introductory guide to the Hindu pantheon and its most significant gods.

Yuyutsu

Yuyutsu: The Kaurava Who Fought for the Pandavas

From all of Dhritarashtra’s wicked sons, one of them was righteous. His name was Yuyutsu, the son of Dhritarashtra and a Vaishya woman. He was the only Kaurava who fought for the Pandavas in the Mahabharata War. He was also one of the only survivors of the war.

Krishna, Balarama, and the Yadavas fighting each other with sticks

Samba: The Boy who Ended a Dynasty

Samba was the son of Krishna. From birthing an iron rod to kidnapping Duryodhana’s daughter, Samba’s life was full of adventure and inadvertently caused the Yadava destruction.

Anshuman

Previous Read: Sagara Anshuman was a famous king from the Suryavansha dynasty. He ruled Kosala kingdom and had his capital as Ayodhya. He was the son of Asamanjas and the grandson of the renowned King Sagara. Family Father: Asamanjas Son: Dilipa I Background and Birth King Sagara married Keshini and Sumati. Keshini gave birth to …

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Shiva shooting an arrow at the three cities of the Tripurasuras

Tripurasura: Asuras of the Three Cities

Previous Read: Tarakasura Tripurasura refers to a trio of three asura brothers that were collectively known as Tripurasura. The individual names of the brothers are Tarakaksha, Vidyunmali, and Kamalaksha. They were the sons of Tarakasura and after he was killed by Kartikeya, they built three cities and attacked the devas. In the end, they were …

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