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 Vimana is called as Ashtakshara Vimana since it organized as the form of the 8 lettered Ashtakshara Mantra. ...

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 surroundings and produces a lot of spiritual vibrations. Mantras chanted near the tree are said to be bring manifold effects, if they ...

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 Chath Puja (Sun god worship) rituals which include fasting and praying to the sun while standing in the water. A huge crowd gathe ...

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. During the Hindu months of Magha to Falgun, a huge fair is held at the temple premises. This temple is also revered by the Sikhs, bec ...

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. This temple is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas in India and 1 out of the 4 situated in Maharashtra. Mahashivaratri is best time to visit t ...

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 into two and then joins after crossing the Omkareshwar hill. This is the place where Adi Sankara met his Guru. ...

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 places of lord Shiva) and famous for the childless couples as their wishes get fulfilled here. This is the place where Lord 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 spring from which continuous water droplets are seen as doing Abhishekam to the Lord. The cave temple sits on banks of a seasonal ...

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 Hanuman Temple, Kanchipuram. ...

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. ...

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 perform charitable acts of a similar kind to make our lives and other lives more meaningful. ...

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 Nakshatra) and when Jupiter is in the constellation of Leo. Thousands of Hindu devotees come to Kumbakonam where there are 20 thee ...

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 inside a Dam in Kumbakonam was built by the engineer and mason as Sri Anjaneya came into their dream and asked to build a temple for ...

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 Temple same day every year. This year it falls on May 9th 2016,Monday in Rohini Nakshtra which is considered to be the most auspic ...

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. The Mutt derives its name from Upanishad Brahmayogin or Upanishad Brahmendral or Sri Ramachandrandra Saraswathi. Sri Upanishad Bra ...

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 evenings. Treating rivers as Gods and Goddesses has been a very ancient way to promote environment conservation and prevent polluti ...

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 the devotees of the Lord. The Shiva Linga is self manifested one and more than 1000 years old with the temple depicting paintings ...

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 stay for hours in Samadhi and his body was still and his eyes would be closed or open but never blink even if somebody tried to o ...

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