SRI RAGHAVENDRA SWAMY MUTT, NANJANGUD INTRODUCTION Sri Raghavendra Swamy Mutt, Nanjangud is an important Mutt of Guru Raghavendra Swamy and it is situated in Nanjangud, Mysore. The main idol of Sri Guru Raghavendra was found at Srirangapatna in River Cauvery and it was installed in the Nanjangud Mutt by SriRead More →

WELCOMING MATA LAKSHMI TO OUR HOME INTRODUCTION Everyone belongs to Hinduism, would be keeping their gates open especially during Friday evenings, in order to welcome the divine mother Mata Lakshmi Devi to their homes. This system is prevailed since ancient times, and during the ancient periods, people would decorate theirRead More →

HOLY MARKS OF HINDUS In general, Hindus used to apply the holy marks in their foreheads. They are applying it as a part of expressing their bhakti on the almighty, and to show their strong faith and belief in Hinduism. Mostly Hindus used to apply the sacred ash (VIBUTI) inRead More →

ANCIENT TEMPLE INSCRIPTIONS INTRODUCTION Ancient temple inscriptions are found in most of the ancient temple walls, and also the inscriptions would be carved out in stones also. And they would give the correct picture about the details of the temple history like the name of the builder, construction date and theRead More →

SALAGRAMA INTRODUCTION Salagrama or Shaligram refers to a type of shell used in South Asia as the divine power of                        Lord Vishnu and worshipped by the devotees of Lord Vishnu.  Shaligrams are usually available in the holy rivers such as the Gandaki River in Nepal. It is considered as a sacred object, and Vishnu devoteesRead More →

THIRUVOD INTRODUCTION Thiruvod is a part of a certain type of palm tree found in the islands of the Seychelles, Africa, and the object Thiruvod would be mostly found in the hands of the Hindu Saints. This is called as Cocodimer in English. It is the world’s largest seed, which contains halfRead More →

DWAJASTHAMBAM AND BALI PEETAM INTRODUCTION A Dwajasthambham also called as kodi maram is a flagstaff, which is found in most of the Hindu temples. When we enter into the temple we can find the Bali Peetam situated near the Dwajasthambham. The word Bali means “Sacrifice”. Unfortunately, the meaning has been misunderstood and people usedRead More →

GARBHAGRIHA INTRODUCTION Garbhagriha is the main Sanctum of the chief deity of the temple.  Although the term is related mainly with Hindu temples, it is also associated with Jain and Buddhist temples. The room has a single entrance, without any windows. It is usually constructed in a spacious manner, in order to be seen by theRead More →

INTRODUCTION Tarpanam is a type of Vedic practice and it is an offering made to the divine deities by chanting divine mantras. Tilatarpanam means offering made by a person to his deceased father / mother and to the Pitrus (Departed souls of our ancestors) using water and sesame seeds during the annual death ceremony or onRead More →

INTRODUCTION Nidhivan Temple in Vrindavan, is situated near Mathura, and it believed that even today, in this temple, daily night Lord Krishna is visiting here, and dancing with Mata Radha and with other Gopikas, who are in the form of trees, would be changed into Gopikas, once Lord Krishna arrivesRead More →

INTRODUCTION Muthu Sattanathar is a form of Lord Shiva and he is the incarnation of Sri Kalabhairava. His famous temple is situated in Sirkazhi, Tamil Nadu. And apart from the shrine of Sri Sattanathar, Lord Shiva is worshipped as Thoniappar and Mata Parvati is worshipped as Periyanayaki in this temple.Read More →

INTRODUCTION The Katas Raj Temples   is a complex of several Hindu temples and contains a holy tank named Katas which is considered as sacred by the Hindus, and it is believed that by drinking the water in the holy tank would cure all kinds of diseases and removes our sins. The temple complex is situatedRead More →

INTRODUCTION Markandeya was the son of Rishi Mrikandu, and was born with very good features. Similar to his father, he used to worship Lord Shiva at the Ashram and perform pujas and abhishekhams to the Shiva Lingam. According to legend, when he was nearing to lose his life by LordRead More →

INTRODUCTION Gnayiru Sun god temple also known as Sri Pushparatheswarar temple is situated at the Gnayiru village and it is considered as one of the sacred navagraha temples located at Chennai and dedicated to Lord Surya Bhagawan and the main deity is Lord Shiva, who is known as Lord Pushparatheswarar.Read More →

INTRODUCTION The relationship between a bhakta and the bhagavan is that of a mother and a child. In this picture itself, we can see that Lord Narasimha is gently holding Bhakt prahalad in his hands. God expects only a true devotion from his devotees, and he didn’t expect any richRead More →

INTRODUCTION Pisharadi (1550-1621) was born in Trikkandiyur, Kerala, and he was a great writer, reader, astrologer and an ardent devotee of Lord Guruvayurappan. He also helped his student Sri Narayana Bhattathiri towards composing the devotional poem Sri Narayaneeyam. WORKS Pravesaka Karanottama Uparagakriyakrama Sphutanirnaya Chayastaka Uparagavimsati Rasigolasphutaniti Venvarohavyakhya Horasaroccaya Pisharadi played a vital role in bringing upRead More →

INTRODUCTION Markandeya was the son of Rishi Mrikandu, and was born with very good features. Similar to his father, he used to worship Lord Shiva at the Ashram and perform pujas and abhishekhams to the Shiva Lingam. According to legend, when he was nearing to lose his life by LordRead More →

INTRODUCTION Vedavati was the holy mother of the great Madhwacharya, whose birth name was Vasudeva, and her consort name was Naddantillaya. The couples were lived at a village in Karnataka. She was a noble woman and got great attachment on her son Vasudeva. The parents were performed Upanayana to VasudevaRead More →