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  • Ghati Sri Subramanya Temple, Doddaballapur, Karnataka Ghati Sri Subramanya Temple, Doddaballapur, Karnataka

    Ghati Sri Subramanya Temple is a standout amongst the most prominent sanctuaries among the hundreds that are scattered in and around Bangalore. Individuals run in thousands to this sanctuary and the directing divinity, Sri Subramanya, is especially famous with the Tamilian populace of Karnataka.

  • Ganesha Chaturthi Puja Vidhi Ganesha Chaturthi Puja Vidhi

    Lord Ganesha is worshipped with all sixteen rituals along with chanting of Puranik Mantras during Ganesha Chaturthi Puja which is also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi Puja. Worshipping Gods and Goddesses with all 16 rituals is known as Shodashopachara Puja.

  • Sri Krishna Janmashtami Sri Krishna Janmashtami

    Janmashtami, the birthday of Lord Krishna is celebrated with great devotion and enthusiasm in India in the month of July or August. According to the Hindu calendar this religious festival is celebrated on the Ashtami of Krishna Paksh or the 8th day of the dark fortnight in the month of Bhadon.

  • Sri Jogulamba Devi Temple, Alampur Sri Jogulamba Devi Temple, Alampur

    The word "Jogulamba" is derived from "Joginula Amma" (Mother of Joginis). Jogini (also called as Yogini) means a female person, who has given up all the earthly attachments. Jogini also has another meaning which implies a dancer (female) whose life is dedicated to God. Hence, the goddess is also known as Yogulamba or Yogamba.According to Hindu mythology, "Oordhva Danta Pankthi" (upper jaw with tooth) of Devi fell here and the place formed as a Sakthi Peetham.

  • Maa Biraja Devi Temple, Jajpur, Odisha Maa Biraja Devi Temple, Jajpur, Odisha

    The Birja Devi Temple, Jajpur was consecrated as Dakshayanis navel part fallen here. The presiding deity of Jajpur Asta dasha shakti peetha is Goddess Girija Devi. Goddess Girija Devi is also worshiped with various names such as Goddess Birija Devi, Goddess Virija. The temple of Sri Girija Devi is a very small construction when we compare it to Puri Jagannath Temple or Lingraja Temple of bhubaneshwar. Nobody knows the exact time of the Girija Devi temples construction. But it was renovated in the 13th Century. Jajpur is also called as Baithangi Theertha or Birija Kshetram or Oddyana Peetha (an Oddiyana is an ornament worn by a woman around her navel).

  • Instructions on how to write Raama Naamam or Likhita Japa Instructions on how to write Raama Naamam or Likhita Japa

    "Ra" is the agni beejam and "Ma" is the amrita beejam. "Ra" indicates the destroyer of ignorance in humans while "Ma" indicates the praana vaayu being nourished. Hence, the great composer, Thyagaraja Swami, a huge devotee of Lord Ram, often stressed on these beejams in his compositions.

  • Story Behind Sri Rama Navami Story Behind Sri Rama Navami

    Rama is the in-dweller in every body. He is the Source of Bliss (Atma-Rama) in every individual. His blessing, surging from that inner spring, confers peace and bliss. He is the very embodiment of Dharma, of all the codes of morality that hold mankind together in love and unity

  • significance ugadi / Gudipadawa significance ugadi / Gudipadawa

    The term Ugadi has its origin in the Sanskrit word Yugadi, that means starting of a new Yuga or period. This traditional festival is usually celebrated in the second half of March or in early April. People from all over Karnataka celebrate this festival with much enthusiasm and gaiety.The significance of Ugadi stems from mythological times when Lord Brahma, the creator of the universe, began a series of wonderful creations, including that of the earth and all the life forms that live in it. The festival of Ugadi is celebrated to acknowledge that very day on which Lord Brahma started with the task.

  • Pancha Sabhai Sthalams / Sthalangal Pancha Sabhai Sthalams / Sthalangal

    Pancha Sabhai Sthalangal refers to the temples of Lord Nataraja, a form of Lord Shiva where he performed the Cosmic Dance. Pancha indicates Five, Sabhai means hall and Stala means place. All these temples are located in Tamil Nadu, India.

  • Maisigandi Maisamma Temple Kadthal,  Mahabubnagar, Telangana Maisigandi Maisamma Temple Kadthal, Mahabubnagar, Telangana

    Maisigandi maisamma temple Kadthal is located in Amangal mandal, Maisigandi Village . Maisigandi is a small village in the Srisailam Hyderabad highway. The temple of Maisamma (local name for Goddess Mahakali) comes before Maisigandi village. It is a robust developing temple of Mahakaali, it is also a must see temple, resembles the cultural and mythological feelings of local Banjara people.

  • Arulmigu Jambukeswarar Akhilandeswari Temple, Thiruvanaikaval, Trichy, Tamilnadu Arulmigu Jambukeswarar Akhilandeswari Temple, Thiruvanaikaval, Trichy, Tamilnadu

    The temple is one of the Panchabhoota Sthalams (signifying the 5 natural elements) and the sanctum of Lord Jambukeshwara has an underground water stream. And one can see water (neer) coming out of that stream, Hence this temple is also reverred as 'Appu Sthalam' and the ShivaLingam here is called as 'Appu Linga'. The Presiding Deity is Devi Akilandeswari Amman. Akhilandeshwari means 'Ruler of the Universe' (Akilam – Universe, Aanda – Ruler, Eswari – Goddess).

  • Sri Kalahasteeswara Temple, Srikalahasti, Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh Sri Kalahasteeswara Temple, Srikalahasti, Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh

    Srikalahasti Temple is situated in Chittoor district of the state of Andhra Pradesh. In South India, it occupies a place of eminence among the holy Siva kshetras. The temple is called as Dakshina Kailasam located on the banks of the river Swarnamukhi. The architecture of Srikalahasti Temple-Chitoor is extraordinary, it has three massive Gopurams which are breathtaking. Another striking feature of the temple is its huge Mantapam with hundred pillars.

  • Pancha Bhoota Stalas Pancha Bhoota Stalas

    Pancha Bhoota Stalam or Pancha Bhoota Stala refers to the five Shiva temples, dedicated to Shiva, the most powerful Hindu god among the thirimurthis and also the most mercyful among them, each representing the manifestation of the five prime elements of nature- land, water, air, sky, fire.

  • Shri Peringottukara Devasthanam, Kerala Shri Peringottukara Devasthanam, Kerala

    Lord Vishnumaya or Kuttichathan is akin to Sastha, Muruka or Vigneswara but this Sivanandana (The Child of Siva) is worshiped not in common but by a special kind of devotees who need extra ordinary result. ?Vishnumaya is easily pleased and humans? are the words of Devotees. Let us look into the glory of Peringottukara Kuttichathan Vishnumaya. On his way for the divine hunt Lord Siva happens to see Koolivaka, a tribal woman. She was a devotee of Goddess Parvathy.

  • Mauni Amavasya Mauni Amavasya

    According to North Indian calendar, Mauni Amavasya comes in the Magha month and also known as Maghi Amavasya. This Amavasya is also known as Mauna Amavasya and Mauni Amavas

  • Shani Trayodashi Shani Trayodashi

    Shani Trayodashi is the Trayodashi which falls on a Saturday known as Shani Trayodasi, Shani Jayanti or Shani Pradosham. Shani Jayanti Festival Puja Vidhi, Vrat Katha, Mantra Japa and Yagna Puja

  • Sri Lakshmi Tirupatamma Devasthanam, Penuganchiprolu, Andhra Pradesh Sri Lakshmi Tirupatamma Devasthanam, Penuganchiprolu, Andhra Pradesh

    Sri Lakshmi Tirupatamma temple that was built as far back as in the seventeenth century is attracting streams of devotees round the year and is one of the very famous temples in the Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh, whose phenomenal growth started from the date of her immolation(agnipravesham). Each year lakhs of devotees from all over Andhra Pradesh visit the temple seeking Sri Lakshmi Tirupatamma talli(mother/goddess) blessings during tirunallu (Ritual celebrated during the months of March and April).

  • Shri Akkanna Madanna Mahankali Mandiram, Hyderabad, Telangana Shri Akkanna Madanna Mahankali Mandiram, Hyderabad, Telangana

    Akkanna Madanna Temple is located in Shalibanda, Hyderabad. The presiding deity in this temple is Lord Mahankali. It is popular during the festival of Bonalu that is celebrated in the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. The temple is known for the Ghatam procession during Bonalu.

  • Masik Kalashtami Masik Kalashtami

    Kalashtami, which is also known as Kala Ashtami, is observed every month during Ashtami Tithi of Krishna Paksha. Devotees of Lord Bhairav keep fast and worship Him on all Kalashtami days in the year.

  • Sri Subrahmanyeswara Swamy Vari Devasthanam, Mopidevi, Andhra Pradesh Sri Subrahmanyeswara Swamy Vari Devasthanam, Mopidevi, Andhra Pradesh

    Natives suffering from Sarpa dosha, Rahu, Ketu dosha and Anapathya dosha, if they worship Lord Subrahmanyeswar at Mopidevi will definitely nullify the negative affects according to texts. The Mopidevi temple is situated at a distance of nearly 70 kms from Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh. It is well connected by flights and trains from many parts of the country.

  • Sri Balaji Temple, Chilkur, Hyderabad Sri Balaji Temple, Chilkur, Hyderabad

    Chilkur Balaji Temple is located at Chilkur in Moinabad mandal in the Ranga Reddy district, Andhra Pradesh, India. One of the famous temples in Andhra Pradesh, the Balaji Temple is believed by many that those who visit the temple will get their desires fulfilled. Unlike any other temple, there will be no hundi in the temples. This is one of the few temples in India which does not accept monetary donations.

  • Kuja - Manglik - Mangal Dosha Effect and Remedies Kuja - Manglik - Mangal Dosha Effect and Remedies

    A simple survey shows that as many as 90% of the people in the Universe will be under the influence of Kuja Dosha. Every one of us, at one time or the other, will hear about Kuja. The word is more prominently heard when horoscopes of the bride and bridegroom are studied before their marriage.

  • Peruvudaiyaar or RajaRajeshwara Temple, Thanjavur Peruvudaiyaar or RajaRajeshwara Temple, Thanjavur

    The Brihadeeswarar Temple was built to display the emperor's vision of his power and his relationship to the universal order. On the 275th day of his 25th regal year (1010 A.D) Raja Raja Chola handed over a gold-plated kalasam (copper pot or finial) for the final consecration to crown the vimana. Located in the nerve centre of the Chola empire, the temple attracted musicians, scholars, craftsman and merchants. Most notably, it served as a platform for the dancers who excelled in the traditional dance form of Bharatha Natyam. The Cholas were ousted by the Pandyas.

  • Shri Badari Nath Mandir, Badrinath, Uttarakhand Shri Badari Nath Mandir, Badrinath, Uttarakhand

    Badrinath, a Hindu holy town is situated in the Chamoli district in Uttarakhand. In 2006, around 6,00,000 pilgrims visited this place compared to only 90,676 pilgrims in 1961. This place has found its mention in the scriptures and legends for many years now. Its importance as a holy place has been imbibed in us since childhood. The name Badrinath was derived from Badri meaning 'berries' and Nath meaning 'Lord'

  • Akshardham Temple, New Delhi Akshardham Temple, New Delhi

    One of the most popular and amazing tourist attractions in the Indian nation is Akshardham temple. Each element of Akshardham echoes with spirituality ?the Mandir, the Exhibitions and even the Gardens. The Akshardham mandir has over two hundred murtis, representing many of the spiritual stalwarts over many millennia. The spiritual premise of Akshardham is that each soul is potentially divine. Whether we are serving the family, the country our neighbors or all living beings the world over, each service can help one move towards divinity. Each prayer is a call towards improving oneself and moving closer to God.

  • 18 Shakti Peethas / Asta Dasa Shakti Peethas 18 Shakti Peethas / Asta Dasa Shakti Peethas

    Astadasha Shakthi Peetas Lord Brahma performed a yagna to please Shakti and Shiva. Goddess Shakti emerged, separating from Shiva and helped Brahma in the creation of the universe. Brahma decided to give Shakti back to Shiva. As such, Brahma's son Daksha performed several yagnas to obtain Shakti as his daughter in the form of Sati.

  • Rishikesh - The Brahmteertha Rishikesh - The Brahmteertha

    The town of Rishikesh lies in the foothills of the Himalayas of the Garhwal region. It is the gateway to the upper Garhwal region and the starting point for the Char Dham pilgrimage (Gangotri, Yamunotri, Badrinath and Kedarnath) and an ideal destination not only for pilgrims but also for the people who are interested in adventure, medtation, yoga and other aspects of Hinduism.

  • Sri Saneeswara Bhagavaan Sri Saneeswara Bhagavaan

    Shani dev seated on a vulture, dark-colour. Saturn has a strong presence, around face, big powerful eyes, & double chin. His moustache makes him terrified. He has four hands. One of his hand he holds a sword, in the other trident. In his third hand he holds club and the fourth hand he holds the reins of the vulture. Well armed with weapons, Saturn should be mediated on as smiling granting fearlessness.

  • Guru Dattatreya Kshetra, Ganagapur, Karnataka Guru Dattatreya Kshetra, Ganagapur, Karnataka

    Shree kshetra Ganagapur is a holy place of Lord Dattatreya and the place is very important "Darshaneeya kshetra". The place is connected to "Sri Nrusimha Saraswathy Swamy" who is the second incarnation of Lord Dattatreya. Importance of this kshetra was explained by ShreeGuru which can be seen in “Shree Gurucharitra”. This Nirguna Mutt is adorned with the Nirguna Padukas.

  • Navagaraha Sthala or Temple Navagaraha Sthala or Temple

    Navagraha Suriyan (Sun), Chandran (Moon), Chevvai (Mars), Budha (Mercury), Guru (jupiter), Sukra (Venus), Sani (Saturn), Rahu (north Node) and Ketu (South Node) are called Navagraha.

  • Sri Dharbaranyeswara Swamy Temple, Thirunallar Sri Dharbaranyeswara Swamy Temple, Thirunallar

    Thirunallar is the holy place of Lord Sani Bhagawan. The Thirunallar temple is a Shiva Temple (Lord Shiva is known as Dharbaranyeshwarar here) but the main glory of the temple if Lord Shaniswara. This is the only temple in the world where Lord Shani lost his power to Lord Shiva in order to save his devotee Nala from Saturn’s curses. This belief is carried over even today and thousands of people visit this temple to get relief from misfortunes inflicted by Saturn.

  • Vaikunta Ekadasi Vaikunta Ekadasi

    Vaikunta Ekadasi is an important festival dedicated to Bhagvan Srihari Vishnu in the Tamil month of Margazhi (December-January). Vaikunda Ekadesi festival is of great significance at the Tirupati Balaji Temple, Srirangam Sri Ranganatha Temple and at the Bhadrachalam Temple. In Kerala, it is known as Swarga Vathil Ekadashi.

  • Shree Krishna Temple, Udupi, Karnataka Shree Krishna Temple, Udupi, Karnataka

    Udupi is one of the holiest towns in the country and is one of the seven 'Mukthi Sthalams' in the state of Karnataka. Sri Madhavacharya, The great Hindu saint and proponent of the 'Dwaitha' school of philosophy has consecrated the statue of Lord Sri Krishna here. Incidentally, Udupi is also the birthplace of this great saint.

  • How to fast on Ekadhasi? How to fast on Ekadhasi?

    Ekadasi Fasting is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is observed on the 11th day of waning and waxing phase of moon in a traditional Hindu calendar. This is one of the most popular Vrat observed in Hinduism. How to observe Ekadashi was narrated to Arjuna by Lord Krishna and is found in the Bhavisyottara Purana.

  • Sri Venkateswara Swamy Vari Devasthanam, Dwaraka Tirumala Sri Venkateswara Swamy Vari Devasthanam, Dwaraka Tirumala

    Dwaraka Tirumala temple is dedicated to Lord Venkateswara. The temple is very popular in these parts of the country and is often referred to as 'Chinna Tirupathi' in local parlance, which translates to mini Tirupathi. The name Dwaraka is from the legend of the great saint 'Dwaraka', who is said to have found the Swayambhu idol of the Lord here after a rigorous penance.

  • Vishnu Prayag Vishnu Prayag

    Formed by the confluences of the impetuous Vishnu Ganga (known, after this point, as the Alaknanda) and the Dhauliganga rivers, Vishnu Prayag, 1,372 mts. has an ancient temple here by a pool called Vishukund. It is said that the sage Narada worshipped Vishnu at this sanctified spot, and the Lord, pleased with his austerities, had given him his blessings. Visitors are find the Kagbhusandi lake bewitching with its emerald green depths giving it a still surface, while on the banks, blossoms evoke the colours of nature in all her glory. The lake can be approached from either Bhundar village near Ghangaria or from Vishnu Prayag.

  • Lord Ayyappa Lord Ayyappa

    Lord Ayyappan or simply Ayyappa (also spelled as Ayappa) is a popular Hindu deity worshiped mainly in South India. Ayyaappa is believed to be born out of the union between Lord Shiva and the mythical enchantress Mohini, who is regarded as an avatar of Lord Vishnu. Therefore, Ayyappa is also known as 'Hariharan Puthiran' or 'Hariharputhra,' which literally means the son of both 'Hari' or Vishnu and 'Haran' or Shiva.

  • Jwalamukhi Temple (Jwalaji) Himachal Pradesh Jwalamukhi Temple (Jwalaji) Himachal Pradesh

    Jwalamukhi is famous temple Temple, 30km south of Kangra valley of the goddess Jwalamukhi with flaming mouth. In this temple there is a copper pipe through which natural gas comes out and the priest of the temple lights this. This flame is worshiped as a manifestation of the goddess Jwalamukhi. The nine flames have been named after goddesses - Mahakali, Unpurna, Chandi, Hinglaj, Bindhya Basni, Maha Lakshmi, Saraswati, Ambika and Anji Devi, continuously burning without any fuel, or assistance,may be seen erupting from a rock-side.

  • History of Diwali History of Diwali

    The most famous legend behind the celebrations of Diwali is about the prince of Ayodhya Nagri - Lord Shri Ram. The king of Lanka, Ravana, kidnapped Ram's wife - Sita from the jungle, where they were staying as per the instructions of King Dashratha, father of Lord Ram.The traces and clues to the history of Diwali are embedded in different interesting and fascinating legends of Hindu mythology that are corroborated by various ancient religious scriptures, such as the Puranas

  • Sri Govindaraja swamy Temple Sri Govindaraja swamy Temple

    Sri Govindaraja Swamy Temple is one of the substantial sub temples associated with Sri Venkateswara Swamy Tirupati.Sri Govindaraja Swamy is the elder brother of Swamy Venkateswara, who accomplished the ever-magnificent marriage between Venkateswara Swamy and Padmavathi Ammavaru. The Govindaraja Swamy was the caretaker of massive wealth being obtained from king Kubera for conducting the marriage. He efficiently utilized this wealth to conduct one of the most glorious marriages in the history.

  • JAPALI Theertham Thirumala JAPALI Theertham Thirumala

    The Hanuman Temple at JAPALI Theertham Thirumala , is one of the least known and most worthy places of visit in Tirumala. Japali Aanjaneeya swamy temple, which is located in Tirumala 7 kms from Sree Venkateswara swamy (Lord Balaji) temple. The spot is on the way to Akasa Ganga from Tirumala. From road we have to walk nearly 1 km inside the forest.

  • Who is Govindaraja, and how is he related to Venkateshwara? Who is Govindaraja, and how is he related to Venkateshwara?

    Sri Govindaraja Swami is considered to be the elder brother of Lord Balaji and His temple is one among the most important temples in Tirupati.Sri Govindaraja Swami temple has an imposing gopuram that can be visible even from a distance.

  • Nand Prayag Nand Prayag

    Hindu devotees take a dip at the sacred confluence Nandprayag before entering Nandprayag temple to perform pooja (worship). The mesmerizing beauty of two sister rivers meeting at the confluence will remain in your mind all your life. One fierce sister meeting another placid sister and both calming down to flow together offers an enchanting view.

  • Sri Rama Temple, Triprayar Sri Rama Temple, Triprayar

    It is at the very heart of the region's cultural legacy. The place earned its name probably from the belief that the river on whose banks the temple is beautifully located, once used to surround the temple on three sides and hence the name Thirupuriyar which became Triprayar.

  • Shrinathji Mandir, Nathdwara Shrinathji Mandir, Nathdwara

    Nathdwara literally means 'the Gate of the Lord'. The city is located on the banks of the Banas River and is home to one of the most popular pilgrimage destinations in the country ? the temple of Shrinathji, dedicated to Lord Krishna. The temple has a rich cultural and historical legacy as it is associated with many legends of the Lord. The temple attracts pilgrims from all across the globe and is one of the wealthiest temples in the country.

  • Karan Prayag Karan Prayag

    Karnaprayag is a third or the middle one of the Panch Prayag in Dev Bhoomi Uttarakhand. It is believed by many to be the place where Karn of the Mahabharata, was to have worshipped the Sun God. It is the ancient temple, devoted to Uma and Karn.

  • Rudraprayag Rudraprayag

    Rudraprayag lies at the confluence of two rivers Alkananda and Mandakini. It is said that Narad was blessed by Lord Shiva in this place and appeared in Rudra avatar. It is one of the Panch Prayags or five confluences of Alaknanda River. Rudraprayag is blessed with nature's bounty, the climate of which depends upon the height of the region.

  • Kalighat Kali Temple, Kolkata Kalighat Kali Temple, Kolkata

    Kalighat is regarded as one of the 52 Shakti Peethams of India, where the various parts of Sati's body are said to have fallen, in the course of Shiva's Rudra Tandava. Kalighat represents the site where the toes of the right foot of Shakti or Sati fell. It is a very famous place and a pilgrimage for Shakta (Shiva and Durga/Kali/Shakti worshippers) followers within the Hindu religion.

  • Shree Somnath Mahadev Mandir, Veraval, Gir Somnath, Gujarat Shree Somnath Mahadev Mandir, Veraval, Gir Somnath, Gujarat

    Somnath temple is one of the most important temples in the country and is considered Aadi or the first of the twelve 'Jyothirlingas'. The Sivalinga here is Swayambhu or Natural formation. Somnath temple was referred to in many ancient texts and is one of the richest temples of those times.

  • Sri Mavullamma Ammavari Devasthanam Sri Mavullamma Ammavari Devasthanam

    Sri Jaganmatha Mavullamma Ammavari Temple is in the town of Bhimavaram. There are many speculations regarding the origin of powerful goddess Shri Mavullama ammavaru. Among them, there is a belief which considers ‘Rayakudhuru’ near by place of Veeravasaram to be the birth place of the goddess.

  • Sri Nettikanti Anjaneya Swamy Vari Devasthanam, Kasapuram Sri Nettikanti Anjaneya Swamy Vari Devasthanam, Kasapuram

    In the rule of Sri Krishna Devaraya to the Vijayanagaram Kingdom his Guru Sri Vyasarayaluvaru went on tour to attain religious austerities. While he was on tour, he stayed at Village called 'Silpagiri' now called as 'Chippagiri' Lord Sri Anjaneya Swamy appeared before Sri Vyasaraya in his dream and advised him to consecrate his idol at place,

  • Dev Prayag Dev Prayag

    Devprayag is a town in Pauri Garhwal district in the state of Uttarakhand, India, And is one of the Panch Prayag (five confluences) of Alaknanda River. Other than Sangam and Raghunath Ji Temple in Devprayag, one can visit nearby sacred places like Dand Naggaraj (Lord of Snakes) temple and Chandrabadni temple.

  • Siddha Mangala Stotra - A Miraculous Stotra to fulfil Desires Siddha Mangala Stotra - A Miraculous Stotra to fulfil Desires

    There is a specific procedure for parayana of this stotra, for fulfilling a particular wish. This stotra has to be recited for 40 days, daily in the morning after holy bath, one has to Recite this stotra for 11 times and offer any fruit as naivedyam.On 40 th day one has do annadana(Donation of food), either at home or at temples or ashrams etc.

  • Debt Removing Prayer of Lord Lakshmi Narasimha Debt Removing Prayer of Lord Lakshmi Narasimha

    This mantra is not a currency printing machine.But it creates a strong energy which attracts luck to you and your endeavors. Imagine the scenario of a boat with out engine or oars.What is the use.You are stuck. This powerful (and fierce) Narasimha stotram will be the oar which helps you sail through the sea of debt to the land of prosperity.

  • Shri Vasavi Kanyaka Parameshwari Shri Vasavi Kanyaka Parameshwari

    Sri Vasavi Kanyaka Parameshwari is the goddess or kula devatha of the Arya Vysya community as mentioned in the Vasavi Puranamulu written in Telugu during the 10th century AD.The most famous temple of this goddess is located at Penugonda,West Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh, India.

  • Sri Kaleshwara Mukteswara Swamy Temple, Karimnagar, Telangana Sri Kaleshwara Mukteswara Swamy Temple, Karimnagar, Telangana

    Kaleshwaram is the site of the famous Shiva temple called "Kaleswara muktheswara swamy", which is on the border of theIndian states of Telangana and Maharashtra.Kaleswaram is located exactly at the merging point of the River Pranahita (tributary of Godavari) and the Godavari River.

  • Olipathi Vishnugraham cave Olipathi Vishnugraham cave

    The beauty and radiance of Vishnu has captivated many and his praise sung from time immemorial. One glance of the lotus eyes – Kamalakshan – is enough to make one His slave for eternity. The truth of this was apparent when we reached the 9th C CE Olipathi Vishnugraham cave after a 45 km drive from Tiruchi on the highway towards Thanjavur.

  • Sree Bhadrakali Devasthanam, Warangal Sree Bhadrakali Devasthanam, Warangal

    The Bhadrakali temple is an ancient temple, located between Hanumakonda and Warangal, dedicated to Goddess Bhadrakali. The Goddess is known as the 'Supreme Mother Goddess'. The temple has a rich cultural history and is built in the Chalukyan style of architecture.

  • About Ramatheertham About Ramatheertham

    Ramateertham (sometimes spelled as Ramatheertham) is a village panchayat in Nellimarla mandal of Vizianagaram district in Andhra Pradesh in India.It is about 12 kilometers from Vizianagaram city.Lord Rama, one of the popular deities of Hindu Mythology, is the seventh Avatar (form) of Lord Vishnu.

  • Hindu Rituals Hindu Rituals

    Rituals from an important role in the cultural and religious lives of the people of India.Most of the rituals are for personal benefits while some of them are for world peace and for benefits of the whole society and environment also. Hinduism divides life in some stages and each stage is associated with a ritual e.g. birth of a child, marriage, death, etc. It is not compulsory to follow all of them but they are highly recommended.

  • Virupaksha Temple, Hampi Virupaksha Temple, Hampi

    The Virupaksha Temple in Hampi, Karnataka is noted for its architecture and has been listed among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.Virupaksha Temple has been, for centuries, considered the most sacred of the temples at Hampi. This temple is situated on the southern bank of the Tungabhadra, immediately to the north of the Hemakuta hill. The temple complex lies within a long rectangular enclosure.

  • Mythology of Hampi Mythology of Hampi

    Origin of Hampi: The name Hampi is evolved from Pampa, the ancient name of the river Tungabhadra. Also Pampa is the daughter of Bhramha, the Creator God. She was a devoted worshiper of Shiva, the God of Destruction. Impressed by her dedication Shiva offered her a boon and she opted to marry him! The place thus came to be known as Pampakshetra (land of Pampa) and Shiva as Pampapathi (consort of Pampa).

  • Amarnath Cave Story Amarnath Cave Story

    Amarnath is a 150 feet high and 90 feet long cave located nearly 145 km east of Srinagar. Located in a Himalayan glacial valley at a height of approximately 4,000m the cave has four ice formations, which are considered figurines of different Hindu gods

  • Saddula Bathukamma Festival Story and its Significance Saddula Bathukamma Festival Story and its Significance

    Batukamma comes during the latter half of monsoon, much before the onset of winter. The monsoon rains would have brought plenty of water into the ‘cheruvulu’ (fresh water ponds that are a major source of irrigation through out Telangana) and the wild flowers bloom in various vibrant colors all across the uncultivated and barren plains of the region.

  • Vijayadashami Vijayadashami

    Vijayadashami also known as Dussehra or Dasara or Dashain or Tenth day of Navratri or Durgotsav is the day that follows the nine days of Navaratri. Yogi and mystic, Sadhguru, looks at how this day can bring success and victory into our life.

  • Dasara (Vijaya Dasami) Dasara (Vijaya Dasami)

    One of the most important festivals of India, which is celebrated in various parts of the country with great enthusiasm, is Dasara. People in different parts celebrate in different ways according to their customs and conventions in the month of October.

  • Sri venkateswara swamy vaibhavam Sri venkateswara swamy vaibhavam

    Sri venkateswara swamy vaibhavam is explained in short manner. Only curd rice is offered for lord venkateswara. who had that curd rice is very lucky. And the unknown facts also given in this article.

  • Spitirual Importance Banana Spitirual Importance Banana

    n some pooja, the leaves are used to serve "prashad". Just as leaves of bel tree are customarily offered to Lord Siva, it is believed that offering of the leaves of banana pleases Lord Ganesa. Banana as a fruit is offered to Lord Vishnu and Laksmi.

  • Kamakhya Temple, Assam Kamakhya Temple, Assam

    The Kamakhya Temple in Assam is one of the most venerated Shakti shrines in India, and is regarded as one of the Shakti Peethams associated with the legend of Shiva and Daksha Yagna.

  • Why do we say shaanti thrice? Why do we say shaanti thrice?

    Shaanti, meaning "peace", is a natural state of being. Disturbances are created either by others or us. For example, peace already exists in a place until someone makes noise.

  • Muktheeswarar or Thilatharpanapuri or Adhi Vinayakar Temple Muktheeswarar or Thilatharpanapuri or Adhi Vinayakar Temple

    Swarnavalli sametha Mukthiswarar temple is located at Thilatharpanapuri 2.6kms from Koothanur. Koothanoor is near Poonthottam which is on Mayavaram ? Tiruvarur Road. The nearest railway station is at Poonthottam. The main deities here are Swarnavalli Thayar and Mukthiswarar. The name Thilatharpanapuri comes from two words thil meaning Gingely and tharpana is the Hindu ritual of performing pithru karmas (ritual of paying tribute to ancestors) to ones ancestors. It is also known as Sethalapathy.

  • Hindu Customs and Traditions Hindu Customs and Traditions

    Customs and traditions have always been an important part of every religion and culture. Human civilization is incomplete without them.As Hinduism is the oldest religion on the earth, there are a lot of Hindu customs and traditions observed in India. Some customs are so important for the people that sometimes, they sacrifice their lives for them

  • General Guidelines for Puja General Guidelines for Puja

    The power of prayer is well known over centuries and in all different religious beliefs. According to Buddhism, the world in which we live and all that happens to us is a result of our past actions. Past harmful actions create unhappy results and skillful actions create happy results. One way to purify obstacles we experience due to our past harmful action is through prayers and pujas. A puja is a special ceremony in which prayers are offered to the Buddhas to request their blessings or invoke their help.

  • One Thousand Names of Lord Vishnu (Sahasranamavali) One Thousand Names of Lord Vishnu (Sahasranamavali)

    According to Hindu folklore, Lord Vishnu is considered to be the Supreme God of the existence. The folklore talks about two aspects of Lord Vishnu. Lord Vishnu has got 1000 Names, which is compiled as Vishnu Sahasranamam, out of these 1000 Names, each name has a meaning and a Story attached to it.

  • Sri Talupulamma Ammavari Devasthanam, Lova, Tuni Sri Talupulamma Ammavari Devasthanam, Lova, Tuni

    The inception of Ammavaru is "SWAYAMBHU" according to the recitals, the great Agasthyamuni performed meditation at the hills, had the fruits and drinking water and titled to hills as DARAKONDA and TEEGAKONDA respectively. There is un-interrupted flow of water through DARAKONDA ever since, its inception.

  • Shri Bhimashankar Temple, Bhorgiri, Pune, Maharashtra Shri Bhimashankar Temple, Bhorgiri, Pune, Maharashtra

    Bhimashankar is an ancient shrine situated in the Sahyadri hills in the state of Maharashtra. It is one of the well known Jyotirlinga, amongst the twelve jyotirlingas situated all over India. Bhimashankar is located in the village of Bhorgiri 50 km north west of Khed, near Pune. It is located 125 km away from Pune in the ghat region of the Sahyadri hills.

  • Why is Ghee Preferred to Oil for Puja Lamp? Why is Ghee Preferred to Oil for Puja Lamp?

    Worship of a deity is a subject of faith for all of us. We build a temple room in our house and decorate it well. We also keep the images or idols of the deities we like and perform daily puja (ritualistic worship).We purchase the articles of puja according to our capacity.

  • Nava Mani (The Nine Vedic Pearls Described in Brihat Samhita) Nava Mani (The Nine Vedic Pearls Described in Brihat Samhita)

    The Nine Pearls, sometimes known as the Nava Moti (or nine gems, or “mani”), are a group of sacred gemstones described in the Vedic text known as the Garuda Purana. Enumerated as the Oyster Pearl, Conch Pearl, Cobra Pearl, Boar Pearl, Elephant Pearl, Bamboo Pearl, Whale Pearl, Fish Pearl, and Cloud Pearl, these gems were later documented in the treatise Brihat-Samhita (“The Great Compilation”) of Varahamihira, the Indian mathematician.

  • Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple in Nellore Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple in Nellore

    Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple is located on the banks of Penna River at Nellore in Andhra Pradesh. This temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu in the divine form of Sri Ranganathaswamy. This temple is also known as Talpagiri Ranganathaswamy or Ranganayakulu temple.The Ranganathaswamy temple’s close to 100 feet Gali Gopuram is the iconic structure of Nellore.

  • Varadaraja Perumal Kanchipuram Varadaraja Perumal Kanchipuram

    Varadharaja Perumal Temple or Hastagiri or Attiyuran is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu located in the holy city of Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India. It is one of the Divya Desams, the 108 temples of Vishnu believed to have been visited by the 12 poet saints, or Alwars. It is located in a suburb of Kanchipuram known as the Vishnu Kanchi that is a home for many famous Vishnu temples.

  • Kamakshi Amman Temple,Kanchipuram, Tamilnadu Kamakshi Amman Temple,Kanchipuram, Tamilnadu

    The Kamakshi Temple is a famous Hindu temple dedicated to Kamakshi, one of the forms of the goddess Parvati. It is located in the historic city of Kanchipuram, near Chennai, India and is popularly associated with Sankaracharya, one of the greatest Hindu gurus. The Meenakshi Temple in Madurai, the Akilandeswari temple in Thiruvanaikaval near Tiruchirappalli and this Kamakshi are the important centers of worship of Parvati as the mother goddess, in the state of Tamil Nadu. The temple was most probably built by the Pallava kings, whose capital was Kanchipuram, around 6 C.E.

  • Undavalli Caves Undavalli Caves

    Undavalli Caves lies in the Undavalli village in the Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh. From the city of Vijayawada the caves are located at the distance of 8 km and 32 km from Guntur.These caves were carved out of solid sandstone on a hillside in the 4th to 5th centuries A.D.

  • Meenakshi Amman Temple, Madurai, Tamilnadu Meenakshi Amman Temple, Madurai, Tamilnadu

    Meenakshi Amman Temple (also called: Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple, Tiru-aalavaai and Meenakshi Amman Kovil) is a historic Hindu temple located on the southern bank of the Vaigai River in the temple city of Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India. It is dedicated to Parvati, known as Meenakshi, and her consort, Shiva, here named Sundareswarar.

  • Hindu Symbols Hindu Symbols

    Trishul,Bindi,Kalash,Yantra,The saffron-colored flag, Rudraksha Bead,Lotus,Shankha (Conch Shell),Dharmachakra,Lamp,Banyan Tree,Nandi,Shri,Ganesha,Kamandalu, Cow,Sudarshan As Hinduism is the oldest religion on the earth, it has more numbers of symbols than other religions. Each Hindu symbol has a different meaning and is used on different occasions. Hinduism symbols are also used as body tattoos in the Western countries as well as in India.

  • Seven unknown facts about Lord Shiva Seven unknown facts about Lord Shiva

    Har har Mahadev. Lord Shiva, the god of destruction has got softer sides of him also. Here are few stories, which will definitely be of interest to you.

  • Lord Rama Lord Rama

    Ram is the 7th incarnation of Vishnu and the central figure of the Ramayana (Ramayan) epic. The Ramayan is the very soul of India. It is a complete guide to God-realization,

  • Ashok Vatika Ashok Vatika

    Ashok Vatika was a garden in Lanka, the Kingdom of demon king, Ravana, as mentioned in the Vishnu Purana and Hindu epic, Ramayana of Valmiki, and all subsequent versions including the Ramacharitamanas written by Tulsidas, where it finds mention in the Sundar Kand. The Vatika has garden houses around it, built by Vishwakarma himself.

  • Pitru Paksha Pitru Paksha

    In this article we will see both the reasons for celebrating pitru pakshas or shraddhs, from ancient perspective as well in context of its relevance and significance in modern day society. In the ancient texts, pitrus or pitras refer to ancestors and paksha means a particular time.

  • Shri Vighnahar Ganapati Temple,Ozar, Pune, Maharashtra Shri Vighnahar Ganapati Temple,Ozar, Pune, Maharashtra

    The temple is one of the Ashtavinayaka, the eight revered shrines of Ganeshain Maharashtra, India. The Ganesha form worshipped here is called Vigneshwara (spelt also as Vigneshvar(a), Vigneshwar : "Lord of obstacles") or Vignahar (spelt also as Vignahara, "Remover of obstacles") and is associated with the legend of Ganesha defeating Vignasura, the demon of obstacles

  • Panch Prayag or Five Confluences Panch Prayag or Five Confluences

    Panch Prayag means "Five Confluences". It refers to the five confluences which takes place at Vishnu Prayag, NandaPrayag, KarnPrayag, Rudraprayag and Devprayag respectively to form river Ganga. Ganga, the most sacred of Indian rivers, is worshipped as the life-giving goddess, which brings salvation to this land.

  • Why Should We Visit Temple to Worship? Why Should We Visit Temple to Worship?

    There are thousands of temples all over India in different size, shape and locations but not all of them are considered to be built the Vedic way. Generally, a temple should be located at a place where earth's magnetic wave path passes through densely.

  • Shri Varada Vinayak Temple, Mahad, Raigad District, Maharashtra Shri Varada Vinayak Temple, Mahad, Raigad District, Maharashtra

    Situated in a quite village named Mahad on the konkan coast of Maharashtra, the Varada Vinayak temple is one of the Ashta Vinayak shrines dedicated to Lord Ganesha and devotees revere the Lord here as the giver of peace and prosperity to those that worship him with a sincere heart.

  • Shri Ballaleshwar Temple, Pali, Raigad District, Maharashtra Shri Ballaleshwar Temple, Pali, Raigad District, Maharashtra

    Situated against the beautiful backdrop of Sarasgad fort and Amba River in the district of Raigad, around 140 kilometers from Mumbai is the temple of Ballaleshwar dedicated to Lord Ganesha and is one of the Ashta Vinayak shrines in Maharashtra.

  • Siddhivinayak Temple, Siddhatek, Pune, Maharashtra Siddhivinayak Temple, Siddhatek, Pune, Maharashtra

    The Siddhivinayak Temple of Siddhatek is a Hindu temple dedicated to Ganesha, the elephant-headed god of wisdom. The temple is one of the Ashtavinayaka, the eight revered shrines of Ganesha in the Indian state of Maharashtra and the only Ashtavinayaka shrine in Ahmednagar district.

  • Shri Moreshwar Mandir, Morgaon, Pune, Maharashtra Shri Moreshwar Mandir, Morgaon, Pune, Maharashtra

    Shri Moreshwar Mandir is a Hindu temple (mandir) dedicated to Ganesha, the elephant-headed god of wisdom. It is located in Morgaon in Pune District, about 80 kilometres (50 mi) away from Pune city in the Indian state of Maharashtra. The temple is the starting and ending point of a pilgrimage of eight revered Ganesha temples called Ashtavinayaka.

  • Ashtavinayak Temples Ashtavinayak Temples

    Ashtavinayaka means eight Ganeshas refers to a pilgrimage to the 8 Ganesha temples in Maharashtra state. The Ashtavinayaka yatra covers the eight ancient holy temples of Lord Ganesha, situated in Ahmednagar,Raigad and around Pune district.

  • Sri Veera Venkata Satyanarayana Swamy Vari Devasthanam, Annavaram Sri Veera Venkata Satyanarayana Swamy Vari Devasthanam, Annavaram

    The most distinctive feature of Annavaram is the shrine to Lord Veera Venkata Satyanarayana Swamy situated upon the Ratnagiri Hills. The land is considered to belong to both Lord Sri Veera Venkata Satyanarayana Swami Temple and Goddess Anantalaxmi Satyavathi Ammavaru. Annavaram is one of the most famous Holy Shrines in India and enjoying second place after Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh

  • How to Worship Right Trunk Ganesh Idols How to Worship Right Trunk Ganesh Idols

    Well, it’s true that right trunked ganesha idols are not perfect for gifting or home. But, that does not mean, you have to completely avoid buying right trunked idols. If you are prepared to perform the required rituals, you can even keep this idol in your pooja room.

  • Ganesh Idols in Puja Room Ganesh Idols in Puja Room

    There are many such things you need to know before keeping Ganesh idols in your home. If you don’t follow these traditions and customs, you are probably inviting bad luck to your home.

  • Hindu marriage-secrets behind the tradition Hindu marriage-secrets behind the tradition

    Hindu traditions are ancient and eternal too. But we the Indians fail to recognize our rich traditions while the foreigners are trying to learn about our traditions. Unless somebody else tells about our rich traditional treasure, we don’t even believe in it.

  • Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple, Ahobilam Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple, Ahobilam

    Ahobilam also known as Ahobalam is located in the Allagadda mandal of Kurnool district in Andhra Pradesh, India. It is located at a distance of 70 km from Nandyal and about 150 km from Kurnool, the district headquarters. There are two temple houses, lower Ahobilam and upper Ahobilam.

  • Importance of Diparadhana Importance of Diparadhana

    In almost every Indian home lighting lamp-Deepam-Deeparadhana is done, some people lit lamps in front of god (devudi Gudi), some people lit lamps in front of Tulasi, in some houses people lit lamps-Deepam-Deeparadhana at dawn, in some houses people lit lamps-Deepam-Deeparadhana in dawn and dusk and few people lit lamps-Deepam-Deeparadhana (Akhanda Deepam).

  • Sri Veerabrahmendra Swami Kalagnanam Highlights Sri Veerabrahmendra Swami Kalagnanam Highlights

    Sri Pothuluri Veera Brahmendra Swamy a Hindu mystic, born in 1610 in Kadapa district of Andra Pradesh state in India. He is the author of Kaalagnaana, a collection of predictions about future or prophecies, a Telugu text that predicts the arrival of Kalki in the form of Sri Veerabhoga Vasantaraaya.

  • Arulmigu Ramanatha Swami Temple, Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu Arulmigu Ramanatha Swami Temple, Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu

    The Ramanatha swamy temple at Rameswaram is an extremely important Shiva temple and a major pilgrimage center in the country. The temple is the southernmost of the twelve ?jyothirlinga? shrines of Lord Shiva. Situated off the sethu coast of Tamil Nadu on an island, the temple is considered very holy and is compared to the Kasi Vishwanath temple.

  • Karmanghat Hanuman Temple, Hyderabad Karmanghat Hanuman Temple, Hyderabad

    The Karmanghat Hanuman Temple is a very popular temple located at Karmanghat, on the way to Sagar road. This temple, dedicated to the Pawan Putra Hanuman, the greatest devotee of Lord Shri Ram is one of the oldest temples in the state capital, Hyderabad.

  • Lord Hanuman Lord Hanuman

    Hanuman is a Hindu god and an ardent devotee of Rama. He is a central character in the Hindu epic Ramayana and its various versions. He is also mentioned in several other texts, including Mahabharata, the various Puranas and some Jain texts. A vanara, Hanuman participated in Rama's war against the demon king Ravana. Several texts also present him as an incarnation of Lord Shiva. He is the son of Anjana and Kesari, and is also described as the son of Vayu, who according to several stories, played a role in his birth.

  • Brahma Temple, Pushkar, Rajasthan Brahma Temple, Pushkar, Rajasthan

    The only Brahma temple in the world One of the five sacred dhams for Hindus, Pushkar is the only place in the world with a temple dedicated to Brahma, as only a few of them remain since most of them were destroyed by Aurangzeb. The temple is situated close to the Pushkar Lake and is believed to be 2000 years old. The temple is mainly built of marble and stone slabs and stands on a high plinth. It has a distinct red pinnacle and a hamsa bird motif. There is a silver turtle set on the floor facing the Girbha-griha, leading up to the deity.

  • Lord Brahma Lord Brahma

    Brahma is the deva (god) of creation in Hinduism. However, in most texts, his creative activity depends on the presence and power of a higher god.

  • Trilinga Desam or Trilinga Kshetras or Trilinga Temples Trilinga Desam or Trilinga Kshetras or Trilinga Temples

    The Etymology of Telugu is thought to have been derived from trilinga as in Trilinga Desa, "the country of the three lingas" and as per the Mythology, The Lord Shiva has been descended as Shivalingam on three sacred mountains.

  • Chennakesava Swamy Temple, Markapuram Chennakesava Swamy Temple, Markapuram

    Chennakesava Swamy Temple located in Markapuram of Prakasam district is a famous temple of Lord Sri Maha Vishnu. The presiding deity in this temple is Sri Maha Vishnu in the divine form of Chennakesava Swamy and is seen with His consort Goddess Sri Mahalakshmi. The Lord is called Kesava because He killed a demon called Kesi.

  • The Lords Own Country, Dwarka The Lords Own Country, Dwarka

    Dwarka, a city that was known as Dwarawati in Sanskrit literature is one of the seven most ancient cities of India. This city was the abode of Lord Sri Krishna. It is the only place considered both as one of the ?char dham? (four principal holy places), as well as one of the ?sapta puris? (seven holy cities) in our religious texts.

  • Why only Coconut and Banana are offered in the temples ? Why only Coconut and Banana are offered in the temples ?

    Coconut and Banana are the only two fruits which are considered to be the Sacred fruits. All other fruits are tainted fruits ( partially eaten fruits), meaning other fruits have seeds and which have the capacity to reproduce !

  • Nageshwar Jyotirlinga,Jamnagar, Gujarat Nageshwar Jyotirlinga,Jamnagar, Gujarat

    Nageshwar Jyotirlinga is an important temple of Lord Shiva near Dwarka. Here, Lord Krishna Himself used to worship and perform Rudrabhishekam. The Rudra Samhita sloka refers to Nageshwar with the phrase Daarukaavane Naagesham. This shloka is also the source about the controversy of the location of this temple.

  • Sri Durga Malleswara Swamy Varla Devastanams, Vijayawada Sri Durga Malleswara Swamy Varla Devastanams, Vijayawada

    Goddess Kanaka Durga self-manifested(Swayambhu)on a hillock known as Indrakeeladri on the left bank of the river Krishna at Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh in South India. The shrine also called Sri Durga Malleswara Swami Temple dates back to the 8th century. The temple is said to have been constructed during the rule of Mogalaya ruler Thanisha. According to the Sthalapuranam,Thanisha with the assistance of his ministers Akkanna and Madanna managed the temple from Kondapalli.

  • Simhachalam Temple Simhachalam Temple

    Simhadri or Simhachalam is a Hindu temple located in the Visakhapatnam City suburb of Simhachalam in Andhra Pradesh, South India. It is dedicated to Narasimha (the man-lion), an incarnation (avatar) of Vishnu. The architectural style of the central shrine is Kalinga architecture.

  • Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

    Shree Padmanabhaswamy Temple is located in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India . The temple is built in Dravidian style of architecture associated with the temples located in the neighboring state of Tamil Nadu, featuring high walls and a 16th-century Gopuram. While the Moolasthanam of the temple is the Ananthapuram Temple in Kasargod, architecturally to some extent, the temple is a replica of the Adikesava Perumal temple located in Kanyakumari District. It is the richest Hindu temple in the world. In fact, in terms of precious metals and precious stones, it is by far the wealthiest institution and place of worship of any kind in the recorded history of the world.

  • Onam Onam

    Onam, the annual harvest festival is an occassion of great joy. Celebrated mainly in the Indian state of Kerala, the Onam celebrations range from four days to ten days, and centre around worshipping, music, dances, sports, boat races and of course...delicious foods. The festival originates from various legends and traditional beliefs. Here we bring you a brief history of the Onam festival. Read it and know how the festival got its roots. To share with anyone this informative article on the history of Onam, just click here. Wish you a happy festive time!

  • Rakhi Festival Rakhi Festival

    The chaste bond of love between a brother and a sister is one of the deepest and noblest of human emotions. 'Raksha Bandhan' or 'Rakhi' is a special occasion to celebrate this emotional bonding by tying a holy thread around the wrist. This thread, which pulsates with sisterly love and sublime sentiments, is rightly called the ?Rakhi?. It means 'a bond of protection', and Raksha Bandhan signifies that the strong must protect the weak from all that?s evil.

  • Goddess Sri Maha Lakshmi Goddess Sri Maha Lakshmi

    Lakshmi is the Goddess of wealth and prosperity, both material and spiritual. The word ''Lakshmi'' is derived from the Sanskrit word Laksme, meaning "goal." Lakshmi, therefore, represents the goal of life, which includes worldly as well as spiritual prosperity. In Hindu mythology, Goddess Lakshmi, also called Shri, is the divine spouse of Lord Vishnu and provides Him with wealth for the maintenance and preservation of the creation.

  • Importance of Shravana Maasam Importance of Shravana Maasam

    Shravana Maasam is a very special month for newly married woman . This month comes usually in the month of August. Full moon day occurring with the Shravana star is known as Shravana Masam. Every day of this month is very auspicious.

  • Mahadevar Temple, Ettumanoor, Kottayam, Kerala Mahadevar Temple, Ettumanoor, Kottayam, Kerala

    Ettumanoor Mahadevar temple is one of the oldest, most popular and wealthiest of Shiva temples in the state of Kerala. The temple has rich a cultural legacy and is renowned the world over for its exquisite murals notable of which is the 'Pradosha Nritham' or the dance of the Lord (Shiva).

  • Sri Krishna Temple, Ambalapuzha, Kerala Sri Krishna Temple, Ambalapuzha, Kerala

    Ambalapuzha Sri Krishna temple enjoys an important place in the culture and history of the state of Kerala. It ranks alongside Guruvayoor and Trichambaram Krishna temples in terms of religious significance and attracts hundreds of thousands of devotees each year.

  • Shri Kashi Vishwanath Mandir, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh Shri Kashi Vishwanath Mandir, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

    The Temple of Kasi Vishwanath is perhaps the most popular temple in the country and is renowned the world over. The temple is in the holy town of Benares or Varanasi on the banks of the sacred River Ganges. The temple forms part of the twelve "Jyothirlinga" Shrine framework of temples dedicated to Lord Shiva and the Siva Linga here is said to be the first "Jyothirlinga".

  • Bhimeswara Swamy Temple, Draksharamam,East Godavari, Andhra Pradesh Bhimeswara Swamy Temple, Draksharamam,East Godavari, Andhra Pradesh

    Draksharamam is an ancient temple and is known as Dakshina Kasi or Benares of the south. The temple is one of the five "Pancharama" Kstetras and also known as Trilinga Desa from its combination with Srisailam and Srikalahasti. This one of those rare shrines where equal importance is given to both the Lord and the Goddess.

  • Amareswara Swamy, Amaravathi, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh Amareswara Swamy, Amaravathi, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh

    Amaravati is one of the most important Shiva temples in the south and forms part of the "Pancharama" Framework of Shiva Temples. It is a very ancient temple and is also a major Buddhist center. Devotees can perform Abhisheka to the Lord Themselves here.

  • Pancharama Kshetras Pancharama Kshetras

    The Pancharama Kshetras or the Pancharamas are five ancient Hindu temples of Lord Shiva situated in Andhra Pradesh. The Sivalingas at these temples are made from a single Sivalinga.

  • Lord Ganesha Lord Ganesha

    Ganapathy is the leader of the Ganas ie, the leader of groups, tribes, race, army, escorts, and hence Lord Siva's first son is described as the supreme leader (Vinayaka). He is also known as Vigneswara - Lord of all obstacles. These names clearly show that He is a master of all Circumstances.

  • Sree Maha Ganapathy Temple, Kottarakkara, Kerala Sree Maha Ganapathy Temple, Kottarakkara, Kerala

    The place that we now call Maha Ganapathy temple is actually Kizhakkekara Siva Temple. The main deity is none other than Lord Siva himself Siva facing eastward. In fact Ganapathy is only a minor deity here. But the temple today is famous as a Ganapathy temple rather than a Siva temple

  • Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Shri Swaminarayan Mandir

    BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Toronto is a Hindu temple in Toronto, Ontario, opened on July 22, 2007 by Pramukh Swami Maharaj, the spiritual leader of BAPS. Also in attendance at the ceremony were Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper with Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty

  • Kapaleeswarar Temple, Mylapore Kapaleeswarar Temple, Mylapore

    Kapaleeswarar temple is a Hindu temple located in Mylapore, Chennai, India. The original 7th century Shiva temple was built by the Pallavas and located on the shore but it was destroyed by the Portuguese and was re-built as a church 300 years later.

  • Lingaraja Temple Lingaraja Temple

    The Lingaraja Temple is one of the most famous temple in Orissa. It is one of the best and splendid architectural excellence which the artists had attained during 11th century. This temple is also known as the Bhubaneswar temple.

  • Nava Nandi Darshan Nava Nandi Darshan

    Nava nandi Tour - Get details of nava nandi tour or nine temples of Lord Shiva and tour package operators which you can start from 6 in the morning

  • Mahanandiswara Swamy Temple Mahanandiswara Swamy Temple

    Mahanandi is a village located east of the Nallamala Hills near Nandyal, Kurnool District, Andhra Pradesh, India. It is a picturesque village surrounded by thick forests. Within 15 km of Mahanandi, there are nine Nandi shrines known as Nava nandulu

  • Kukke Shree Subrahmanya Temple Kukke Shree Subrahmanya Temple

    Kukke Subrahmanya is on the bank of river Dhara. According to Hindu Mythology Lord Kumaraswamy came to this place after killing the demon rulers Taraka, Shoorapadmasura and others in a war; and the Lord washed his Shakthi Ayudha (a battle-ax of the type of a bayonet) in this river. From this onwards the river is famous as Kumaradhara.

  • Lord Kartikeya Lord Kartikeya

    Lord Kartikeya is a Hindu god, the son of Shiva and Parvati, and is a much revered deity especially in South India.

  • Sri Swayambu Varasidhi Vinayaka Swamy Vari Devasthanam Sri Swayambu Varasidhi Vinayaka Swamy Vari Devasthanam

    Kanipakam is a small village on the bank of Bahuda River. Kani" means wetland and "Pakam" means flow of water into wetland. According to the legend of the temple there were three brothers and each one had a handicap. Viz., Dumb, Deaf and Blind. They were earning out their livelihood by cultivating a small piece of land.

  • The meaning and importance of Shivlinga The meaning and importance of Shivlinga

    Lord Shiva is worshipped in the form of linga from ancient times. Lord Shiva is one of the trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh and even considered to be supreme lord. He has been worshipped by various devtas (gods) in Hindu mythology and by Vishnu Dashavatara's. But why in the form of Linga?

  • The mysterious Love story of Apsara Urvashi no one knows! The mysterious Love story of Apsara Urvashi no one knows!

    Apsaras or the dancers from heaven are known for being sent down to Earth to distract rishis, munis, saints and sadhus involved in intense meditation or (tapasya). This was their major part of job - look gorgeous and amuse noble saints. But did you know there was one celestial nymph (again apsara) who had fallen in love?

  • Seven little known facts from the Mahabharata Seven little known facts from the Mahabharata

    In Indian mythology, we find mention of stories which are not only interesting, but also serve a message/ purpose. Mahabharata is one such epic, where we find these types of topics in abundance. Here are seven captivating stories from the epic Mahabharata from Indian mythology.

  • Pashupatinath Temple, Nepal Pashupatinath Temple, Nepal

    The Pashupatinath Temple is a famous, sacred Hindu temple dedicated to Pashupatinath is located on the banks of the Bagmati River 5 kilometres north-east of Kathmandu Valley in the eastern city of Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal.

  • Know About Pushkaram (The River Festival) Know About Pushkaram (The River Festival)

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  • Lord Shiva Lord Shiva

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