Hinduism is a dharmic religion where importance is given to personal dharma. And keeping one's words and promises, that is, observing truthfulness is considered as one of the best dharmas. Even truth is considered God Himself:
सत्यं बरह्म तपः सत्यं सत्यं सृजति च परजाः
सत्येन धार्यते लॊकः सवर्गं सत्येन गच्छति [MB - 12.183.1]
Truth is ...
Raja Harishchandra was renowned for his justice and being religious. He had two unique qualities,first- he kept his word and never went back on what he uttered as a promise and second he never uttered a lie in his life.
The Story of Raja Harishchandra
once Vishwamitra(a great sage) approached Harishchandra and informed him of a promise made by the king ...
The point is, just because two or more Hindus did sell their wives in past does not imply that their acts were in accordance with the doctrines of Hinduism.
Similarly, a couple of Hindu kings building up temples with erotic and bestial sculptures on their walls do not imply(in the same way) that that act was in accord with Hindu Shastras or that that was ...
The Vighnaraja you mentioned is Ganesha or Ganapati himself . Actually Ganesha is also called by these two names 1) Vighnaraja and 2) Vighnaharta .
This Vighnaraja is Ganesha himself and that is is mentioned in - Skanda Purana Book 2 -Vol. 11 - Kashi Kanda- Chapter 57 - "Manifestation of Dhundi Vinayaka and Fifty Six Vinayakas "
This is Skanda ...
As per the chapter Harishchandra of Brahma Purana
"How can I obtain a son?" asked Harishchandra.
"Go to the banks of the Goutami Ganga," advised the sages.
So this Ganga was not Bhagirathi Ganga but Goutami Ganga.
If Ganga was already there then why Bhagirath brought Ganga again?
As per Bala Kanda of Valmiki Ramayana, Lord Shri Rama ruled for 11,...