Idagunji Ganapati Temple (Mhatobar Vinayaka Devaru)

Idagunji Ganapathi Temple

Idagunji Ganapati Temple at Honnavara (Mhatobar Vinayaka Devaru) is a popular Ganesha Temple in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka. It is one of the six famous Ganesha temples on the west Coast of India, which is also popularly called the ‘Ganesha Coast’. Idagunji Ganapathi temple is an ancient temple with a history of more than […]

Uchira Vaneswarar Temple & Thurai Kattum Vallalar Temple, Tiruvila Nagar, Nagapattinam

Sri Uchira Vaneswarar Temple, Thurai Kattum Vallalar temple is located in the village named Tiruvila Nagar in the district of Nagapattinam, in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India. The main deities of this temple are Uchira Vaneswarar-Thurai Kattum Vallalar Vajravaneswarar (Lord Shiva) and his consort is Veyuru Tholi Ammai. The holy tree of […]

History of Biraja Temple, Jajpur (Sthala Puranam)

Here is the history of Jajpur Biraja Temple (Sthala Puranam). No historical record is available about the pristine glory of the great mother goddess Biraja before the great epic the Mahābhārata was written. There is a reference to Virajāh-Tīrtha in the Vanaparva of the Mahābhārata in chapter 85. Moreover the said epic reiterates that the […]

Tiruchanoor Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple

Tiruchanoor Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple is one of the famous temples that are located around Tirumala Tirupati. It is the second most visited temple after the Main temple in Tirupati. Tiruchanoor, also known as Alamelumangapuram, is about 5 km from Tirupati. The temple of Sri Padmavathi Devi, the consort of Lord Sri Venkateswara is situated […]

Antarvedi Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple, Andhra Pradesh

Antarvedi Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh

Antarvedi Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple is one of the famous historical temples in Andhra Pradesh. It is located near the coast of Bay of Bengal and on the banks of Vasistha River in East Godavari district. The temple is mentioned in many Puranas, ithihaas, and other religious scriptures. In Treta Yuga, after killing Ravana, Lord […]

Kashi Vishwanath Temple | Varanasi Jyothirlinga Temple

Kashi Vishwanath temple (Varanasi Jyothirlinga Temple) is the most revered Hindu temple in the world. Located along the river banks of Ganga in Uttar Pradesh, every corner of Varanasi city exhibits the spiritual and cultural extravaganza. The Presiding Deity in this temple is Lord Vishwanath (the Protector of the Universe). Kashi Vishwanath is consecrated here […]

Laat Bhairav Temple, Varanasi (Kapal Bhairav Temple)

Laat Bhairon Temple in Varanasi

Laat Bhairav Temple in Varanasi (Kapal Bhairav Temple) is one of the oldest temples in the ancient city of religion, culture and heritage of India. The temple is located at Alaipur, in the outskirts of Varanasi city. Kapal Bhairava (in Puranas, Laat Bhairava is mentioned as Kapal Bhairava) is one of the fierce manifestations of […]

Shravana Pournami at Arasavalli Temple

Arsavalli Suryanarayana Swamy Temple

Shravana Pournami, Rakhi Pournami, marks the jubilant celebration at Arasavalli Suryanarayana Swamy Temple. At Arasavalli Temple, Shravana Pournami is celebrated in grand manner. In 2020, Shravana Pournami date is August 3. Special pujas like Vishesha Archana is performed on this day to Lord Suryanarayana Swamy. A new sacred thread (Yagnopavitham) is worn by Lord Surya. […]

Kripali Kund at Naina Devi Temple

Kripali Kund is an auspicious place at Naina Devi Temple. There is an interesting story associated with Kripali Kund of Naina Devi. When Devi defeated the demon Mahishasur, she took out both his eyes and threw them on the back side of Naina Devi hills. Both eyes fell on different places where two wells originated […]

Arbuda Devi Temple at Mount Abu, Rajasthan

The Arbuda Devi Temple is one of the Shakti Peethas found in India. It is located in the Sirohi district of Rajasthan. It is situated about 3 km to the north west of Mount Abu which is the only hill station of Rajasthan. The Adhar Devi or the Arbuda Devi Temple can be reached by […]

Penchalakona Temple (Penusila Narasimha Swamy Temple at Penchalakona) in Nellore

Penusila Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple is one of the famous temples of Lord Narasimha Swamy in Andhra Pradesh. It is located in Penchalakona village of Rapur mandal in Nellore district, Andhra Pradesh. This is a very ancient sacred place (pilgrim centre). Lord Narasimha manifested Himself here as a huge of rock in “Yoga mudra” (in […]

Kamakhya Temple, Guwahati in Assam: Kamakhya Shakti Peetha

Kamakhya Temple Guwahati Assam

Kamakhaya Temple is located in the Nilachal Hill, town of Tilla, in western part of the district of Guwahati, in the state of Assam, in India. In Bengali language, the goddess is known as Maa Tara. It is one of the Astadasha Shakti peethas situated in the North-eastern region of India. The primary deity of […]

Salangpur Hanumanji Temple, Gujarat

Salangpur Hanumanji temple is considered as an ancient and a sacred temple. It is constructed by Sadguru Sri Gopalanand Swamy of Swami Narayan Mission. The deity of Lord Hanuman was installed in the year 1905. The Hanuman deity in this temple is considered as very powerful, and by worshipping him in this temple, would cleanse […]

Ramnath Shiv Ghela Temple, Surat | Live Crabs offered to Lord Shiva

The Ramnath Shiv Ghela Temple is situated in a village in Surat, Gujarat, and in this temple, during the auspicious day of Makar Sankranti, live crabs would be offered by the devotees to Lord Shiva, as a part of their prayers. According to legend, this holy temple was built by Lord Ram himself, and he […]

History of Eklingji Temple, Udaipur

The Glorious narrative of Shri Eklingji tells us that Shri Eklingaji has been in existence since Sat yuga. In that age Indra , the King of Goddess Nandini worshiped Eklingaji. In the Treta age, the  Kamdhenu came running to Shri Eklingji as she was afraid of Vishwamitra. She Prayed to Eklingji and the armies of […]

King Indradyumna and Puri Jagannath Temple

Puri Jagannath Temple

In Satya Yuga there was a king named Indradyumna. He was a very powerful king as Indra himself. He was handsome, honest and truthful, learned in the shastras and the Vedas, and skilled in the use of weapons. His radiance put the sun to shame. Indradyumna was devoted to Vishnu. He once decided that he […]

Dharmapuri Yama Dharmaraja Temple, Lord Yama Temple in Telangana

Lord Yama Dharmaraja temple in Dharmapuri Narsimhawa swamy abode is one of the famous temples of Yamadharmaraju, the God of death in Hinduism. Dharmapuri is a small town in Karimnagar district of Andhra Pradesh and a great pilgrimage at which Lord Yoga Narasimha swamy temple located. The temple is built about 1,500 years ago and […]

Famous Shani Temples | Temples dedicated to Lord Sani

Here is the list of famous Shani temples in India. Among all, Shanishingnapur Temple in Maharashtra, Tirunallar Shani temple in Tamil Nadu, Mandapalli Shani temple in Andhra Pradesh are most popular temples dedicated to Lord Shani. It is to note that regular Saturday (Shanivaar), Shani Trayodasi, Shani Amavasya or Shani Jayanti are the best or […]

Sringeri Mutt and Adi Shankaracharya

In the north-west of the State of Mysore, nestling in the beautiful foot-hills of the Western Ghats, surrounded by virgin forests, lies the village of Sringeri and here Sankara established his first Mutt. The river Tunga-a branch of the river Tungabhadra-runs through the valley closely touching the walls of the temple; and its pure and […]

Shankaracharya Peethas: Puri, Dwarka, Badrinath & Sringeri

Shankaracharya

Jagadguru Sri Adi Sankaracharya had established four peethams in different places at four directions of india , apart from the fifth peetham which he established for himself at Kanchipuram ! Here are the details of the peethams… 1) Poorvamnaya Shri Govardhan Peetham (Rigveda- Eastern Monastry) Located At Jagannath Puri, Orissa. The First Shankaracharya of Puri […]