Where Flame Lit with Coconut Water!

We are speaking about a small village called Agrahaaram in the Anantapur District of Andhra Pradesh. Its a village that has its history dating back to pre-15th Century. The village is famous for its Nrusimha Swamy hill temple, which has unique and stunning facts surrounding it. The villagers perform a annual day-festival called Madugu Bhajana (A Worship of Utmost Devotion), as an…

A Temple of Sweating Idol !

Did you ever hear about Kadiri (or Khadri), a famous pilgrimage in the Anantapur District District, Andhra Pradesh? You would feel like, if you read this article. The main deity of the temple is Lord Nrusimha, called as Ashta Bahu Sri Nrusimha. The main deity idol in the temple is so unique that it sweats like human after the…

Where, the Idol’s color keeps changing!

Thirunallur Temple or Kalyanasundar Temple in Kumbakonam, Thanjavur District, Tamilnadu, India is a pilgrimage that has an unique Shiv Ling (the idol of Lord Shiva).The temple houses a unique Shiv Ling (the main deity) that keeps changing in colors, five times during the day, and some say, it changes for every 2 hoursand 24 minutes. 

A Temple of Gradually-Growing Idol

Did you ever heard of a growing idol? Then you must know about Yaganti (originally Neganti) shrine in Kurnool District of Andhra Pradesh, India. The famous Yaganti cave and hill temple has with Umamaheswara as its main deity and also a maginificent Nandi idol, in front of ‘Garbhagruha’ as in all Lord Shiva temples usually. The interesting part of this…

A Place Where Eagle Guards God’s Jewelry

Sabarimala Temple of Kerala, India is one Indian temple that is unique of its kind in various aspects. Thousands of devotees throng to this temple on the auspicious ‘Makara Sankranti’ season, which usually falls in the month of January. The temple is opened only during this season and various miracles take place during this period, following the ‘Makara…

A Shrine with Holy Flames burning since immemorial

What you read in the headline is true. We are speaking about the Jwala or Jwalamukhi temple in the the lower Himalayas in Jawalamukhi town of the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, India. Revered as one of the significant Shaktipeethas, this temple is considered as one of the most ancient temples besides the famous Vaishno Devi temple. The uniqueness here…

Sahasralinga- A Shrine That has River with Thousand Shivlingas

Sahasralinga, in the Sisri Taluk of Uttara Kannada, Karnataka, is a definite place to visit for the pilgrim travelers. The shrine is actually famous because of the River Shalmali that flows there. As the name suggests, the shrine has Sahasra (Thousand) Linga (Shiva Ling), but, not in a single temple. Interestingly,  shivlingas are spread across the bank and also…

Vindhyavasini- A Unique Shaktipeeth of its Kind

Vindhyavasini Temple is located in a place called Vindhyachal, a place near to Mirzapur District of Uttar Pradesh, India, on the banks of River Ganges. The main deity, Vindhyavasini, derives her name from the place Vindhyachal, referred as the place (hill) the goddess resides in. The history of this temple dates back to Dwaparayuga, during the time of…

Pushpagiri: A Hari-Hara Kshetram, Centuries-old History and a Unique Sreechakra

Pushpagiri, a small village in Cuddapah District of Andhra Pradesh, India, is one of the significant shrines in South India, with the history dating back to pre-vedic times. Pushpagiri (Pushpa=Flower and Giri=Hill), once called Kampalle, derived its name from an act by Lord Garuda, the vehicle-god of Lord Vishnu. To save his mother from his stepmother Kadhru,…

Lepakshi-A Temple of Hanging Pillar!

Lepakshi Temple, located in Hindupur mandal of Anantapur District, Andhra Pradesh, is an architectural beauty created by the Vijayangara Kingdom during the 1336–1646 period. This temple of Lord Veerabhadra is the most mysterious temple with 70 massive pillars, with ‘one of them, stunningly, hanging’. This pillar doesn’t touch the ground and hangs from the top…