Aditi, the mother of Devas, observed a fast for 12 years on Makara Sankranti. As a result, she bore 12 sons who illuminated the three worlds.
Gautama Buddha delivered his first sermon in Benaras, Sarnath to a group of monks during the month of Ashadha (full moon day).
Once upon a time, there lived a pious potter who was extremely dear to lord Shiva. He had made his profession a service to the Shaivites.
Around 2300 years ago, King Sudhodhana ruled the kingdom of Kapilavastu. Queen Mahamaya dreamt of a white elephant carrying a shining white lotus in its trunk.
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Ruling over the hilly regions of Sethi, Meiporul Nayanar was invincible in battle. Alongside, he was adept in the Agamas or (shaivite scriptures).
Ilayankudi Mara Nayanar is known for his hospitable nature. He saw Shaivites as lord Shiva himself. His real name is Maranar.
In South India, there was a tribal leader named Nagan. His son Thinnan, at the age of 16 itself, had mastered all weaponry.
Sundaramoorthy Nayanar visited many pilgrimages and blessed the common people. On reaching Adigai Veerattanam, he refused to place his foot on the land.
The lord went in the disguise of a Brahmin and knocked Paravayar’s door. But, due to her extreme rage, Paravayar failed to recognize the lord and shunned his proposal.