SRI MAHAKALAR TEMPLE,MARANERI INTRODUCTION Sri Mahakala also called as Mahakalar, is one of the Divine Attendants of Lord Shiva. He is considered as an AMSHA of Sri Dharma Shasta, who had later incarnated as Swamy Ayyappan, a famous deity in Kerala. There is a famous temple for Mahakala which isRead More →

TANDAVA VINAYAKA TEMPLE, AYANAVARAM INTRODUCTION There is a small temple for Lord Vinayaka which is located in Ayanavaram, Chennai, near Joint Office Bus Stop. Though this is a small temple, but the deity present here is very powerful. Long back, at the present place of this temple, Lord Vinayaka hadRead More →

RAVISHWARAR TEMPLE INTRODUCTION Ravishwarar Temple is a famous Shiva temple built during Chola’s period. It is located at Murthy Iyengar Street, Vyasarpadi. Vyasarpadi is situated nearby Perambur. Here lord Shiva is worshipped as Ravishwarar. Ravi is another name of Lord Surya, and since Lord Surya worshipped Lord Shiva at this temple, the chief deity is called asRead More →

VELLORE DHANVANTRI TEMPLE INTRODUCTION Sri Dhanvantri Bhagavan Temple is situated in a village of Wallajapet of Vellore District of Tamil Nadu. The temple is administered by Sri Dhanvantri Arogya Peedam, and the temple is more than 500 years old. The other shrines of the temple are Lord Vinayaka, Mahishasuramardhini, VaastuRead More →

POTHIGAI HILLS INTRODUCTION The Pothigai Hills also called as Agasthiyar Mountain, is a famous mountain, and the height of the hill is more than 6000 feet, and this sacred mountain is situated in the border of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. This is the favourite mountain of Rishi Agasthiyar, and he had meditated in this mountain forRead More →

SUGRIVA TEMPLE AT RAMESWARAM INTRODUCTION The Sugriva temple is a small temple situated in Rameswaram, and it is dedicated to Sugriva, who was the king of Vanaras, and he prosperously ruled Kishkinta for many years. Since he has helped Lord Rama to build the Ram Sethu Bridge, this holy templeRead More →

LAKHSMI NARAYANA TEMPLE, DELHI INTRODUCTION The Laxminarayana Temple, also called as Birla Mandir is situated in Delhi, India. Laxminarayan is a form of Lord Vishnu, and he is the protector of the entire universe, who dwells in this temple along with his consort Ma Lakshmi. This temple was constructed by the big businessman Birla, and few more shrinesRead More →

BHOMIAJI MAHARAJ TEMPLE, RAJASTHAN INTRODUCTION Lord Bhomiaji is an ancient god and he is worshipped by the village people in Rajasthan as the protector of land, and also as the protector of cows. There is an ancient temple of lord Bhomiaji, and it is located in Jodhpur in Rajasthan. This temple wasRead More →

RAGHAVENDRA SWAMY MUTT AT BICHALE INTRODUCTION There is a Raghavendra Swamy Mutt at Bichale, which is located a few kilometres away from Mantralayam, and it is a sacred place for the devotees of Guru Raghavendra Swamy, since Guru Raghavendra lived in this holy place for a few years along withRead More →

SARANESHWAR TEMPLE INTRODUCTION Saraneshwar Mahadev Temple is an ancient famous Shiva temple, and it is located in Rajasthan. Lord Saraneshwara is the Kula deva for many ancient kings in Rajasthan, and still he is the Kula Deva for some community people in Rajasthan. Major renovation works were done to this temple duringRead More →

SACHYEE MATA TEMPLE INTRODUCTION The Sachyee Mata Temple is located in Osian, Rajasthan. This temple is believed to have been constructed by King Upendran during the 10th century AD. Ma Sachyee is also known as Shri Osiya Mataji, and she is classified as one of the seven forms of Ma Shakti Devi, andRead More →

TEMPLES IN THE FORESTS INTRODUCTION Still now lot of temples are there in thick dense forests. Some ancient Shiva and Kalabhairava temples are situated in forests and some of them are in a dilapidated state, and urgent action must be taken by the devotees and the philanthropists in order toRead More →

SANGAMESWARAR TEMPLE INTRODUCTION Sangameswarar temple is situated in Erode district, Tamil Nadu, and it is a famous temple of Lord Shiva, similar to Angalamman Temple situated at Keerakara Veedi, Erode. Lord Shiva in this temple is worshipped as Sangameswarar and Ma Parvati is worshipped as Vedanayaki Amman and she is also called as Sangameswari. ThisRead More →

PALLIYARAI INTRODUCTION Palliyarai is similar to the main shrine of the deities of the Hindu temples, with regard to its sanctity. It is the resting place of the deities, and the place is considered as very sacred by the Hindus. In most of the Hindu temples, after the last puja, duringRead More →

PATHINETTAMPADI INTRODUCTION Pathinettampadi are the 18 divine steps of the popular Sabarimala temple which is situated at Kerala. These steps were previously made out of precious granite stones, and in the year 1985, it was coated with metals like gold and silver. Sabarimala pilgrims must climb up on these holy steps, by carrying theRead More →

KALLAZHAGAR TEMPLE INTRODUCTION Kallazhagar Temple in situated in Alagar Koyil, Tamil Nadu, and it is a Vishnu Temple. This temple was mentioned in the Divya Prabandha, the collection of divine poems written by the Alwar saints. It is also one among the 108 Divyadesam of Lord Vishnu and he is worshiped as Kallazhagar and Mata Lakshmi is worshippedRead More →

MOUNT GOVARDHANA INTRODUCTION Govardhana Hill also called as Govardhana Giri is an auspicious mountain, and it is located a few kilometres away from Vrindavan, the birth place of Lord Krishna. Govardhan Hill contains the features of Lord Krishna, and it is believed that still Lord Krishna visits this holy mountain, and staysRead More →

RAM JANMABHOOMI INTRODUCTION Ram Janmabhoomi is the Holy place, which is believed to be the birth place of Lord Rama, an avatar of Lord Vishnu.  As per the great epic Ramayana, Rama’s birthplace is located on the banks of the Holy Sarayu River in the city of Ayodhya. Few hundred years back, atRead More →

NAVABRINDAVANA INTRODUCTION Navabrindavana is the Samadhi shrine of                     the nine pious Madhwa saints and it is situated at Anegundi, near Hampi, Karnataka. The names of the holy saints are: Shri Padmanabha Tirtha, Disciple of the Holy Universal Guru Shri Madhvacharya Shri Kavindra Tirtha Shri Vagisha Tirtha Shri Raghuvarya Tirtha Shri Vyasatirtha, an incarnation of Bhakta Prahalada. Shri Sudhindra Tirtha, Guru ofRead More →

BHAKTAVATASALA PERUMAL TEMPLE, THIRUNINDRAVUR INTRODUCTION Sri Bakthavatsala Perumal temple is situated at Thirunindravur, at Chennai, near Avadi, and here Lord Vishnu is worshipped as the main deity. This temple was praised by the Alvars in the famous vaishnavite text, Nalayara Divya Prabandham, a collection of beautiful poems of Bhagavan Vishnu. By seeing theRead More →