Importance of number 108

When we see number of beads in vara mala/vrata mala, number of names of God and Goddess, I always wondered there should be some prominence for 108 which I do not know. Why do we give so much importance to 108 in Hinduism? Why 108 is so sacred for Hindus? …

Guru Purnima!

      Today it’s 3rd July – Guru Purnima!. Guru Purnima is celebrated in honor of great sage Vyasa’s birthday. He was the ancient saint who wrote 18 Puranas, the Mahabharata, and the Srimad Bhagavata and compiled the four Vedas. Hence, Guru Purnima is also known as a Vyasa …