An Indian Shrine Where Demon-King Ravana Worshipped!

In the Indian Hindu mythology, demons, despite of their demonic qualities, also hold significance in the history. One among such is demon-king Ravana, who is considered as the most talented and powerful in all aspects, and even there are many stories where Gods praised Ravana for his knowledge. However, his act toward kidnapping Goddess Sita, among other bad deeds in Ramayana, made Ravana bad. He is always respected for his knowledge and vedic texts also have slokas written by Ravana, one being Rudram. Continue reading “An Indian Shrine Where Demon-King Ravana Worshipped!”

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The Only Brahma Temple Considered as the ‘King of Temples’

Brahma, Vishnu and Maheswara are considered as the ‘Trumiurthis’ (Trio) responsible for the operations (Birth, Life and Death) of the entire universe. Of the three, we have large number of temples for Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva. But, we rarely hear about the temples for Lord Brahma. The only shrine that is considered as the only Brahma temple in the world is ‘Pushkar’, Rajasthan, India. The temple’s history dates to pre-vedic period, back to more than 2000 years. The name Pushkar was derived from the words Push (Flower) and Kar (Hand), and is considered the place where the petals of the Lotus flower (the weapon of Lord Brahma) fell on ground, Continue reading “The Only Brahma Temple Considered as the ‘King of Temples’”

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 offering to the main deity in the hill temple. The interesting part of this festival is that the devotees lit deepam (holy flame) with coconut water! Continue reading “Where Flame Lit with Coconut Water!”

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 !”

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.  Continue reading “Where, the Idol’s color keeps changing!”

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”

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”