Virat Purusha

The elemental force of creation.

Read Purusha Sukta here

Vyasa Guha

The cave in Mana, near Badrinath, where Vyasa dictated the Mahabharata to Ganesha.

The scene shows the background image of this website.


Barbarika, the son of Bhima and Hidimbi, asked the serpent king Vasuki to give Vijayasaha mystical powers.



The end (anta) of the Veda. One of the six Darshanas. Badarayana is considered to be the founder. Badarayana is Vyasa.



The philosophy of ‚architecture in harmony with the cosmos‘ set out in Vastushastra.

The deity, the protector of the house, is vastoshpati.

Vamsa Charitra

History of the dynasties and their heroes.


Vridhasaman (father) and Prithudevi (mother) the royal couple of Karusha, were the parents of Dantavakra.

Vedic Cosmology


A demon who kidnapped Sita. He was the Gandharva Tumburu, cursed by Kubera, the curse would end as soon as Rama pushed him into a hole in the ground and buried him in it. Rama released him from his curse.

Vasavi Shakti

A Weapon that Karna received from Indra.

Karna’s protection (kavacha) was his golden armor and earrings. He was born with both of them.

Indra (Arjuna’s father) knew that he could not be killed and thought about how he could take it away from him. Surya (Karna’s father) appeared to Karna in a dream, revealed Indra’s plan to him and advised him not to give up either.

But Karna was ready for it. Surya advised him to get his best weapon, Vasavi Shakti, from Indra as a replacement. When Indra appeared in the form of a wise man and asked Karna for kavacha and earrings, he tore them both from his body and ears and handed them over to the supplicant. Then he asked for Vasavi Shakti, which the sage gave him, with the remark that he could only use it once.