Peacock feathers, or mor pankh, are regarded as an auspicious symbol in Hindu mythology because of their association with the peacock, a beautiful bird which is also the national bird of India. You may have noticed that many people keep peacock feathers in their homes. It is believed that keeping peacock feathers at home brings good luck and prosperity into the house. The Secret of its Survival The peacock remains the oldest ornamental bird in the world. Have you ever wondered what could be the secret of its survival? You will be surprised to learn the myths surrounding the peacock’s survival. Here are some stories from Hindu mythology which substantiate the symbolism of the peacock and its feathers. Origin of the Peacock It is believed that the mayura, or the peacock, was created from one of the feathers of Garuda (a mythical bird in Hindu mythology and a carrier of Lord Vishnu). It is depicted as a mythical bird which is killing a snake. According to a number of Hindu scriptures, it is a symbol of the cycle of time. The Beautiful Mor-Pankh Believe it or not, peacocks once had dull tail feathers. In a battle between Ravana and Lord Indra, the bird spread its feathers wide open, to allow Indra to hide behind them and thus wage a war. Indeed, it was able to save Indra, in return for...Read More
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Poojas are important events in the lives of Hindu devotees. Even with our fast-paced lives and strict schedules, we try to make time to offer poojas in order to seek God’s blessings and ensure a prosperous life. Ganesh Pooja Lord Ganesh is one of the most important deities in Hinduism and no other pooja can be performed without worshipping him first. However, even an exclusive pooja of Lord Ganesh has many amazing benefits for a devotee’s life. Ganesh Pooja ushers in good health, wealth, prosperity and success. Lakshmi Pooja Maa Lakshmi is one of the key forms of Shakti and is widely revered by her devotees. She is one of the Trimurti goddesses of Hinduism, along with Durga and Saraswati. No wonder, Lakshmi Pooja offers many key benefits for a person’s life. Shanidev Pooja The offering of oil to Swayambhu Shanidev at the holy shrine of Shingnapur is the most powerful remedy for Shani Dosh. Devotees from across the nation visit Shanidev’s temple at Shingnapur to perform tailabhishekam, which also gets rid of bad karmic influences, marital and personal problems, besides eliminating Shani Dosh completely. Parthiv Shivling Pooja Parthiv Shivling Pooja is a special pooja dedicated to Lord Shiva. The Parthiv Shivling is a shivling made of mud/sand. As many as 108 Parthi Shivlings are made on the banks of the holy Ganga river, with abhishek being performed on...Read More
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