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 performing of obeisance called Abhishekam performed for the temple every day, even after the priests performing the custom wipe it clean with the cloth. Continue reading “A Temple of Sweating Idol !”

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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 Jyoti’ at the east of Sabarimala Hill, which is very popular. The history says Continue reading “A Place Where Eagle Guards God’s Jewelry”

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 is that ‘flame’ in the cave, which can be seen, represents the goddess, instead of an idol. Interestingly,  Continue reading “A Shrine with Holy Flames burning since immemorial”

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 the birth of Lord Krishna. After killing seven sons born to Devaki-Vasudev, who were jailed, the demon king Kamsa is waiting for the birth of Sri Krishna, to kill him to protect self. When Devaki-Vasudev gave birth to Lord Krishna as their eighth child in the jail, on the other side in another place, Nanda-Yashoda also gave birth to a female child, who was later replaced with the male child. Continue reading “Vindhyavasini- A Unique Shaktipeeth of its Kind”

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 ceiling, leaving a noticeable space, through which, one can even pass a kerchief-like cloth/ any material of similar size. Continue reading “Lepakshi-A Temple of Hanging Pillar!”

An All-Granite Temple That Doesn’t Cast a Shadow

The Brihadeshwara Temple of Tamilnadu State, India is one of the tallest temples of the world, and has unique features. Listed under the UNESCO Heritage Sites, this 1000-yr-old temple’s history dates back to the period of Kingdom of Cholas, during the Rajaraja Chola-1, who built this magnificient structure. The interesting part of the temple is that it doesn’t cast a shadow during any part of the day, even when the Sun is at its peak. This is one unique feature of this temple apart from many others. Continue reading “An All-Granite Temple That Doesn’t Cast a Shadow”

Jharni Nrusimha- A Journey through Waters Inside a Cave

Lord Nrusimha (Lord Vishnu’s fourth incarnation) is one god, whose temples always give some adventurous and amazing experience. One such temple of the Lord is Narasimha Jharni/ Bidar Nrusmiha Swamy Temple. located at Bidar, Karnataka, around 4 km away from the Bidar city. This temple visit will be an unforgettable experience for the devotees. Continue reading “Jharni Nrusimha- A Journey through Waters Inside a Cave”