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Koodal Azhaghar Vishnu Temple in Madurai

Koodal Azhaghar Vishnu Temple in Madurai

Koodal Azhagar temple is a Vishnu temple is located in the heart of the temple city of Madurai, just 2-3 kms from the Meenakshi Temple where Lord Vishnu is seen in sitting, standing and reclining positions. The temple has 3 tiered gopuram and the Vima ...
Tamilnadu

Mystic Ankola or Alinjal tree at Somanahalli near Dharmapuri Tamil Nadu

Mystic Ankola or Alinjal tree at Somanahalli near Dharmapuri Tamil Nadu

One of the sacred tree found earlier inside of several temples due to its mystical properties is the Holy Ankola or Alinjal tree at Somanahalli about which Sri Adi Sankara mentioned in his Sivananda Lahiri (Sloka 61). It grows only in very unique surr ...
Tamilnadu

Holy Ghats of Benaras Varanasi on river Ganga

Holy Ghats of Benaras Varanasi on river Ganga

Benaras is situated on the banks of holy river Ganga and has 87 Ghats which are used for bathing in river,various religious ceremonies and even cremation rituals. The Ganga festival is one of the most important festivals celebrated here along with the ...
Shiva

Aundha Nagnath Jyothirlinga in Maharashtra

Aundha Nagnath Jyothirlinga in Maharashtra

Aundha Nagnath is an Ancient Shiva Temple in Maharashtra which is one of the 12 Jyothirlinga Temple built by Yudhister(Eldest of Pandavas) while on their Vanvas(forest journey) for 14 years. Mahashivtrati and Dussehra are the major festivals here. Dur ...
Maharashtra

Kunkeshwar Shiva temple built by a Muslim sailor

Kunkeshwar Shiva temple built by a Muslim sailor

A holy pilgrimage place for Lord Shiva is located in Kunkeshwar of Maharashtra, also known as Konkan Kashi because of its spiritual significance was built by a Muslim sailor. The idol is made of white stone which is a self manifested jyothirlinga. Thi ...
Maharashtra

Omkareshwar Jyothir Linga Where Adi Sankara met his Guru

Omkareshwar Jyothir Linga Where Adi Sankara met his Guru

Omkareshwar temple is one of the 12 holy Jyothir Lingas of Lord Shiva located in Madhyapradesh on the island called Mandhata or Shivapuri and when seen from above takes the shape of the Hindu holy word "Om" formed by the Narmada river which branches i ...
Madhyapradesh

Kirateshwar Mahadev Shiva Temple in Sikkim

Kirateshwar Mahadev Shiva Temple in Sikkim

The Kirateshwar Mahadev Temple is located near river Rangit in Legship with a foot bridge that connects the temple to the main road of Western Sikkim. The diety is self manifested one and a visit to this place is equal to a visit to Chaardham (4 holy ...
Shiva

Cave temple Tapkeshwar in Dehradun

Cave temple Tapkeshwar in Dehradun

The Tapekshwar cave temple is the sacred pilgrimage place for Hindu devotees and is one of the oldest temples dedicated to Lord Shiva in the whole of Uttarakhand. The main Shivalinga is situated inside a cave and the ceiling of the cave has a natural ...
Shiva

Gangaikondan Mandapam Hanuman Temple in Kanchipuram

Gangaikondan Mandapam Hanuman Temple in Kanchipuram

The Sacred Ganga river water used in Hanuman Temple of Kanchipuram was brought and stored by the King Rajendra Cholan when he conquered north India. The water is used to perform pujas in Hanuman Temple hence the got the name as Gangaikondan Mandapam ...
Kanchipuram

Chants and Mantras for Rain

Chants and Mantras for Rain

The Prayers chants incantations of Mantras are used to propitiate the deities for Rain with pure faith and belief from our forefathers. A special puja to Purasha mirugam known as Spinyx-the statue head is of a Lion and body of a man, is done in Tiruvadavur temple for abundance of rains. ...
Karnataka

32 charitable acts Kamakshi Temple in Kanchipuram

This is the only temple in Kanchipuram where Goddess Kamakshi did 32 acts of charity for the poor people to make their lives more meaningful during her penance. It can also be viewed in Puranas. The symbolic meaning is that the entire humanity should ...
Devi

Maha maham Kumbakonam Kumbha Mela of TamilNadu

Maha maham Kumbakonam Kumbha Mela of TamilNadu

Mahamaham is a Hindu Kumba Mela festival celebrated every 12 years in a temple-town called Kumbakonam in Tamil Nadu, India during the full moon of the Tamil month of Thai (February-March) when the conjunction of the moon with the lunar asterism (Maha ...
Festivals

Hanuman Temple inside a Dam in Kumbhakonam

Hanuman Temple inside a Dam in Kumbhakonam

It is more than two hundred years that Lord Sri Hanuman is protecting this two thousand years old bridge and the dam.Every year before the water is released for cultivation of paddy to the delta, poojas are conducted in this temple. Hanuman Temple ins ...
Tamilnadu

Akshaya Tritiya Festival

Akshaya Tritiya Festival

Akshaya Tritiya falls on third day of Shukla paksha of the bright-half of the lunar month of Vaisakha and is one of the four most important days of Hindus is celebrated along with Chandanotsavam or Nijarupa Darshanam of Lord Narasimha in Simhachalam ...
Akshaya Tritiya

Upanishad Brahmendra Mutt and Maha Samadhi Temple in Kanchipuram

Upanishad Brahmendra Mutt and Maha Samadhi Temple in Kanchipuram

Upanishad Bramhan Mutt and Samadhi Temple at Sarva Teertham Kanchipuram is the place where Sri Lalitha Sahasranama was taught to sage Agastya by Lord Hayagriva and is a must to visit place as it is with full of treasure and great place of meditation. ...
Gurus

MelaKaveri Temple for Goddess Kaveri Kumbakonam

MelaKaveri Temple for Goddess Kaveri Kumbakonam

This is the only shrine for Goddess Kaveri Ambal (Kaveri river) with Sri Kasiviswanathaswami temple at Melakaveri town in Kumbakonam,Tamilnadu. An Aarti is performed to Cauvery the same way as performed to Ganga Mata at Haridwar and Rishikesh in the e ...
Tamilnadu

Seven Sacred Temples of Lord Shiva in Kumbakonam

Seven Sacred Temples of Lord Shiva in Kumbakonam

One of the 7 sacred temples of Lord Shiva known as Sapta Stanam where devotees offer their pujas for Pitru Dosh removal and the Lord is known as Pushpavaneshwarar in the Shiva temple where the Nandhi slightly moved to the left on the request of one of ...
Shiva

Mouna Swamigal of Kumbakonam TamilNadu

Mouna Swamigal of Kumbakonam TamilNadu

One of the great saints is Sri Mouna Guru Swamigal of Kumbakonam, TamilNadu whose Mahasamadhi attracts numerous devotees even today. The Paramcharya of Kanchi, in his book Deivathin Kural (Volume 3) has talked a lot about this saint. Swamigal used to ...
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