Ghanta in Temple | Temple Bell

Ghanta is the other name for ritual bell used in the Hindu religious places and in the homes of Hindu devotees. The ringing of the bell produces the sound of “OM”. ‘Om’ is an eternal, universal sound, the Brahman and it denotes the supreme spirit, also called as almighty. Hindu temples generally have one big […]

Gopuram | Temple Gopuram | Temple Towers

A Gopuram is an entrance tower, and it is located at the entrance of the Hindu temples, and it also forms part of the temples. Kalashams would be found at the top of the Gopuram. The towering structure located towards the centre of the temple is the Vimanam. Temple Gopuram is constructed as per the […]

Temple Vahanas | Vehicles of Processional Deities

Temple Vahanas would be found before the idol of the deities. Lord Nandikeshwara would be seated in a good looking posture, and he would keep on watching the idol of his divine master Lord Shiva, without even blinking his eyes. Similarly Lord Garuda also used to appear before the idol of Lord Vishnu. In Murugan […]

Ancient Temple Inscriptions

Ancient temple inscriptions are found in most of the ancient temple walls, and also the inscriptions would be carved out in stones also. And they would give the correct picture about the details of the temple history like the name of the builder, construction date and the period of completion etc. Generally ancient temples were […]

Dwajasthambam | Bali Peetam

A Dwajasthambam also called as kodimaram is a flagstaff, which is found in most of the Hindu temples. When we enter into the temple we can find the Bali Peetam situated near the Dwajasthambam. The word Bali means “Sacrifice”. Unfortunately, the meaning has been misunderstood and people used to sacrifice the animals inside the temple […]

Garbhagriha | Sanctum Sanctorum of Temple

Garbhagriha is the main Sanctum of the chief deity of the temple. Although the term is related mainly with Hindu temples, it is also associated with Jain and Buddhist temples.The room has a single entrance, without any windows. It is usually constructed in a spacious manner, in order to be seen by the worshippers outside. […]