About Kanike

Kanike or कनिका in Hindi, literally translates as a granule. It is usually a tiny gift, made of paper, left to please the gods. Its origins go back over 2000 years. The practice of leaving a Kanike may have stemmed from Jainism, although it is mainly associated with Hinduism, especially lesser Gods, such as Chelamma, the scorpion Goddess.
The goddess Saraswati

Hindu goddesses – The cosmic powers of the Vedas

Devī is the Sanskrit word for 'goddess'; the masculine form is deva. and deva mean 'heavenly, divine, anything of excellence', and are also gender-specific terms for a deity in . The concept and reverence for goddesses appears in the Vedas, which were composed around the 3rd millennium BCE. Goddesses such as , , , , , and have continued to be revered in the modern era. The medieval era Puranas witness a major .