Category Archives: Hindu Purana Stories

How Shiva Obtained his name Neelakanta or Vishakantha. The Story of Shiva Drinking Poison/ Halahala

After a while into the churning, Vasuki was unable to get adjusted to the constant churning motion. This made him really sick in the stomach, and he started spewing the venom mildly at first. The poison was minimal initially, but as the churning progressed, Vasuki could not hold the poison or the haalahala within him […]

Samudra Manthanam Story From Vishnu Purana & Shiv Purana

Samudra Manthan story is one of the most well-known stories documented in Vishnu Purana. Also known as Ksheera Sagara Manthan or Amrit Manthan, the story also explains many concepts like why Lord Shiva is known as Neelakanta, the birth of goddess Lakshmi, the origins of Rahu and Ketu and so on. Few scholars draw parallels […]