Diploma Course on Hindu Temple Administration and Indian Culture Soon

Towards preserving and promoting Hindu culture and tradition, Tirupati’s deemed University Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha (RSVP) has announced a one-year diploma course in temple administration and culture.

The University Vice-Chancellor Prof V Muralidhara Sarma made an official announcement in this regard on December 14, 2017.

According to Prof. Sharma, the course will a combination of legal and ritualistic procedures related to temples.

The course offers a detailed understanding of temple administration and a thorough knowledge of temple Agamas and legal procedures. Continue reading “Diploma Course on Hindu Temple Administration and Indian Culture Soon”

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Hinglaj Temple- A Hindu Temple Protected by Muslims For Centuries

Situated on the banks of Hingol River in Hinglaj, a town in the Lasbela District of Balochistan, Pakistan, is a famous Hindu cave temple, Hinglaj Temple, which is highly-esteemed equally, for Muslim and Hindu Community. This shrine is considered one of the primary ‘Shaktipeethas’, which were formed as a result of the disintegration of body parts from the corpse of Goddess Sati, the wife of Lord Siva (as per a Hindu legend).  Continue reading “Hinglaj Temple- A Hindu Temple Protected by Muslims For Centuries”

Ages-old Idols Recovered From Centuries-old Temple in Tamilnadu

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                     Recovered idols at Cuddalore temple. (Source: Express)

In its recent operation, the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments (HR&CE) Department of recovered 26 panchaloha idols of various gods from a 300-year-old temple in the Cuddalore district of Tamilnadu State.

The operation, which was undertaken despite the locale’s resistance, was part of government’s plan to move ages-old idols, lying in unsafe conditions, to bigger temples in order to protect them from idol smugglers. Continue reading “Ages-old Idols Recovered From Centuries-old Temple in Tamilnadu”

Pakistan SC Angry About Missing Idols in Hindu Temple

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                                                  Katas Raj Temple (Source: Wikimedia)

In a move supporting Hindu temple in Pakistan, the Pakistani Supreme Court (SC) recently raised a serious concern over missing of main idols of Hindu gods in the world-famous Katas Raj temple located in country’s Punjab Province.

Pakistan’s SC raised the issue as part of its hearing over drying up of the ages-old sacred pool in the temple because of ground water depletion due to cement factories operating in the area.

Terming this as the province administration’s deep negligence towards the world Hindu community, SC asked, “What impression of Pakistan would they have if they do not find idols in the temple?” Continue reading “Pakistan SC Angry About Missing Idols in Hindu Temple”

Photos That Best Describe the World’s Oldest City- Varanasi or Kashi

Narrow Streets, Holy Cows, Vedic Chants, Hara Hara Mahadev Recitings, Temple Bells, Crowded Ganga Ghats, Tourists, Boating in Ganges, are among few interesting aspects of Kashi or Varanasi, the world’s oldest city regarded as the most loving place for the supreme Lord Shiva.

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                     Hara Hara Mahaadev, the only recitation all around in Varanasi

Continue reading “Photos That Best Describe the World’s Oldest City- Varanasi or Kashi”

Indian Temples of Musical Pillars

Its known that the Indian temples are rich in history and architecture.

Be it pillars, stone carvings, among others, the Indian temple architecture is most spoken about and especially, the South Indian temples built during the Vijayanagar Empire hold high significance when it comes to art and architecture.

Among many others, one such significant aspect of South Indian temple architecture is ‘Musical Pillars’. The first name that strikes one’s mind in this matter is Sri Vittala Temple in Hampi, Karnataka State of South India. Continue reading “Indian Temples of Musical Pillars”

Katas Raj- One of the significant Hindu Shrines of Pakistan

Katas Raj site in the Chakwal District of Punjab Province, Pakistan is considered as one of the most significant Hindu shrines of Pakistan. The site, housing a group of temples with Lord Shiva as main deity, has its history dating back to the pre-vedic times, around 615-960 CE. Notably, the shrine (called Dwaitavana according to the epic Mahabharata) is famous for its history of housing Pandavas of Mahabharata during their exile for almost 12 years. Continue reading “Katas Raj- One of the significant Hindu Shrines of Pakistan”