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.
"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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sri Someswara Janardhana Swamy Devastanam is located on the banks of River Godavari at Gunupidi near Bhimavaram of West Godavari district. It is one of the famous Pancharama Kshetras in Andhra Pradesh. This place is well known for the temple 'Somarama' which is considered as one of the Five Pancharama temples.
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.
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.
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.
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,
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.
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.
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.
Treta Yuga (the second Yuga), and Dwapar Yuga (the third Yuga) having huge gap of time in between them (millions of years). Still to the surprise of many, there were 15 such characters in Indian history who have been a part of both Ramayan and Mahabharat.
Ksheeraramam is one of the most important Shiva temples in coastal Andhra Pradesh and is one of the five Pancharama temples in the state along with Draksharamam, Bhimaramam at Samalkot, Kumararamam at Kotipalli and Amararamam at Amaravathi.
The Kumara Rama Bhimeswara Swamy temple is a sacred Saivite shrine and is one of the five Pancharama shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Lord Kartikeya is a Hindu god, the son of Shiva and Parvati, and is a much revered deity especially in South India.
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.
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
Worshipping Lord Venkateshwara, also known as Lord Balaji, has been described in many ancient texts and by many scholars as the only way to attain salvation in Kalyug. The Lord here is extremely popular among the pilgrims and it is deep rooted belief that one's desires will be fulfilled after worshipping the Lord here. Lord Venkateswara is the richest God in the world and the temple is visited by thousands of pilgrims and the attendance exceeds hundreds of thousands during the Brahmotsavams and other festive occasions. The Lord here is addressed by many names and the temple is considered extremely holy.
The Bhimeswara swamy temple is a sacred Saivite shrine and is one of the five Pancharama shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Sri Krishna Temple in Udupi (also known as Sri Krishna Matha ? a place where priests and monks can stay to worship and study) is a popular Hindu temple in India devoted to Lord Krishna. Historical records suggest that it was established 700-odd years ago by Sri Madhavacharya and became a well-known place of pilgrimage, attracting millions of devotees from all over India. Udupi (town) is situated approx. 100 kms from the city of Mangalore in Karnataka.
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