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…

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

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…

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…

A Desert-Shrine With Temples Submerged under Sand Dunes; Seen Once in 12 years!

Talakadu (Talakad) of Mysore, Karnataka, India is the place we are speaking about. Situated on the banks of River Cauvery, Talakad is a rare combination of desert and river. Talakad is famous for its sand dunes and has decades-old temples submerged under dunes, and a village nearby, Malangi. The shrine houses around 30 temples temples, which remain submerged under sand…

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…

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…

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…