Sri Lalithambigai Temple, Putrajaya, Malaysia

Putrajaya, the seat of Malaysia government, will have its first Hindu temple in the near future. Reports suggest that the required approval has been granted and after groundbreaking ceremonies in March, construction of the about 17,000 square feet two-storey structure of this about RM 12 million Sri Lalithambikai Alayam Temple on a one-acre plot was […]

Religious History of Annavaram Temple

Annavaram Satyanarayana Swamy Temple

According to the Puranas, the presiding deity of the place blesses the devotees with AninaVaram (Wanted Boon) the place is called Annavaram. Sthala Puranam (Religious History) of Annavaram Temple… The hillock by the side of the village is considered to be very sacred. Meru, the Lord of the hills, and his consort Menaka did great […]

Bhagamandala Bhagandeshwara Temple, Kodagu

bhagamandala Bhaganandeshwara Temple

Bhagamandala is an important pilgrimage destination in Kodagu. Kodagu is a district of Karnataka state. Bhagamandala is situated on the river named “kaveri” in its upstream side where kaveri joined by two tributaries, the “kannike” and “sujyoti”. Bhagamandala is also called as a river combining of three rivers. It is called as a Triveni sangama in […]

Sri Veerabadra Swamy temple, Rayachoti in Kadapa

Rayachoti Veerabhadraswamy Temple

Sri Veerabadrar temple is located in Rayachoti, in the district of Kadapa, in the state of Andhra Pradesh. The presiding deity of this temple is Veerabadra and procession deity is Kalyana Veerabadra Swamy plus the Mother Goddesses is Badrakali. The holy spring is the Mandavya Theertham and the holy tree is Bilwa. The temple is […]

Bagnath Temple in Bageshwar, Uttarakhand

The Bagnath Temple in Uttarakhand is located in Bageshwar at the confluence of the rivers Sarayu and Gomti and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. This temple attracts thousands of devotees during the fairs of Uttarayani and Shivratri. It is believed that the Nilaparvat which is situated between the rivers Saryu and Gomti is inhabitated by […]

$4.5 million Indian Cultural Center opens in New Jersey

A $4.5 million Indian Cultural Center has opened in Evesham Township in New Jersey (USA), said to be the first of its kind in the region. A project of Indian Temple Association Cultural Center and about 25 years in the making, Griha Pravesh Pooja (religious housewarming) to bless this two-storey 20,577 square foot multipurpose building […]

Worldwide Hindus perturbed over damage to ancient Malaysia Hindu temple

Worldwide Hindus are upset over the reported damage to 8th century Hindu temple remnants in Malaysia. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that it was shocking, saddening and tragic to learn about the damage caused to rich archaeological remains of Lembah Bujang in Kedah state. These Hindu temple […]

Why Worship in Temples is necessary?

Why Worship in Temples is necessary? Do we need to worship the Lord in temples? What is the main reason behind worshipping in temples? Here is an explanation on it… God permeates the entire universe, but skeptics ask for a proof about His existence. He cannot be seen by us but He witnesses all our acts. An […]

Hindu Temple in Prestigious Smith College (Women’s College) in USA

Smith College (SC) in Northampton (Massachusetts), among the largest women’s colleges in USA, reportedly houses a “Hindu Mandir”. This Hindu Mandir (temple), part of the Helen Hills Hills Chapel of SC; equipped with images, incense, and religious texts; “is a place for Hindu worship and prayer”. Applauding SC for provision of dedicated space for Hindu […]

Parashakti Temple in Michigan, USA

Parashakti Temple Michigan, USA

Goddess Parashakti Ammal is the Eternal Mother as per Hindu Dharma. Parashakti Temple in Michigan is an abode to the divine Mother. The Parashakthi Temple, also known as the Eternal Mother Temple was built in 1999 and the inaugural pooja took place in October 1999. The temple has several deities and the murthy pratishtas have been […]