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Pinnavasal Swamigal and Aandavan Pichai

Pinnavasal Swamigal and Aandavan Pichai

Pinnavasal Swamigal Maha Samadhi is on the banks of the Phalguni river in Pinnavasal and was a follower of Sadasiva Brahmendra whom he considered as his Manasika Guru. Andavan pitchai was a woman who was born in 1899 and shed her mortal coil in 1990, ...
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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 ...
Banaras

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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
India

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 ...
Dehradun

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

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. ...
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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 ...
India

Temple for Cancer MoonSign Karkata Eswara Shiva Temple

Temple for Cancer MoonSign Karkata Eswara Shiva Temple

This is the only perfect temple for Karkata Rashi or Cancer Moon sign where Scorpion worshipped Lord Shiva who is known as Karkateshwaran ( Lord of Crabs) situated in dense forest with medicinal herbs and 9 wells of which water is used to prepare medi ...
India

Darasuram Shiva Temple UNESCO Heritage temple

Darasuram Shiva Temple UNESCO Heritage temple

Darasuram Shiva Temple near Thanjavur is the ancient Shiva temple with massive form of Shiva Linga and is on the UNESCO Heritage temple which is well preserved. There is a huge Nandi idol in the courtyard while entering the temple and has shrines for ...
India

Lord Ganesh with Human Face at Kootanur Shiva Temple in Kumbakonam

Lord Ganesh with Human Face at Kootanur Shiva Temple in Kumbakonam

The only temple in the world where Lord Ganesh seen with Human Face at Kootanur Shiva Temple in Kumbakonam. Visitors visit this temple at Kootanur as it is famous for its Sarawathi temple built by the poet Ottakoothar which existed much before the Sar ...
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Thirunedunkalam Shiva Temple in Trichy

Thirunedunkalam Shiva Temple in Trichy

Thirunedunkalam Shiva Temple in Trichy is spread over 2 acres and is a chola period temple with two vimanas over the sanctum sanctorum which cannot be seen in any other temple . The Shiva Linga is a self manifested one and the utsava idol doesn't have ...
India

Architectural wonder of Kanchipuram at Kailasanathar Temple

Architectural wonder of Kanchipuram at Kailasanathar Temple

One can have Darshan of Lord Shiva in the form of Linga rupa in this temple, as Shodasha Linga with 16 stripes which is very rare to see. The one who want to do parikrama of Lord has to enter the small passage which is called the door of death and com ...
India

Swarna Akarshana Bhairava One who attracts wealth

Swarna Akarshana Bhairava One who attracts wealth

The Shrine Swarna Akarshana Bhairava is the one who attracts Gold (wealth) is supposed to have been built by sage Agastya and the Suns rays falls on the Shiva Linga during the 5,6,7th of the Tamil Month of Chitrai ( Around last week of April). Devotee ...
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Remote Shiva Temples requiring immediate attention 2

Remote Shiva Temples requiring immediate attention 2

Spectacular but not that popular Shiva Temples but one should visit these remote Shiva Temples which require immediate attention. The Athur Shiva Temple near chennai is 1000 years old and was visited by Kanchi Mahaswamigal who performed many pujas to ...
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Tirusulam Shiva Temple in Trisoolam Chennai

Tirusulam Shiva Temple in Trisoolam Chennai

Tirusulam Temple got its name by the weapon of god Shiva Trisulam. Once upon a time Brahma was having 5 heads became very proud, and to bring down his ego Shiva cut his fifth head with the trident trisulam as a result of which Bhrama prayed to Shiva f ...
Chennai

Tiruvidaimarudhur Shiva Temple for Brahma Hatya Dosha Nivarthi at Kumbakonam

Tiruvidaimarudhur Shiva Temple for Brahma Hatya Dosha Nivarthi at Kumbakonam

This is one of the only two temples which has Nakshatra Lingas. For each of the 27 stars, there is a seperate Shivalinga. People of that Nakshatra perform pujas or light lamps to that Shiva Linga. It is also one of the greatest Shiva temples known as ...
India

Unique Agora Veerabhadrar Temple Hanumanthapuram in Chennai

Unique Agora Veerabhadrar Temple Hanumanthapuram in Chennai

One of the ferocious aspect of Lord Shiva is Lord Agora Veerabhadrar who owns a temple in Hanumanthpuram attracting huge crowds on Full moon and new moon days. The Lord stands majestically 7 feet tall and is offered Betel leaf garlands. People sufferi ...
Chennai

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