Madurai Meeanakshi Temple, Madurai

According to Hindu legend, Shiva came down to earth in the form of Sundareswarar to marry Meenakshi, an incarnation of [Parvati].The temple is the geographic and ritual center of the ancient city of Madurai. The temple walls, streets and finally the city walls (ancient) were built around the temple in concentric squares. Ancient Tamil classics mention that the temple was the center of the city Read More…

Shri Jagannath Temple – Puri

Jagannath Temple is one of the most renowned as well as the biggest temples of Orissa. Established in the 12th century, the temple is dedicated to Lord Jagannath (Lord Krishna), Lord of the Universe. The credit for laying the foundation of the Jagannath temple of Puri goes to Raja Ananta Varman Chodaganga Dev. The temple is located at a distance of 60 km from Bhubaneswar, on the coaRead More…

Sri Veera Venkata Satyanarayana Swamy Temple, Annavaram

Sri Ram Sahitha Veera Venkata Satynarayana Swamy temple is located Annavaram, a village situated on the banks of river Pampa in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh. The meaning of Anna-varam is as follows. “Anna” means whatever you say or you desire and “varam” means boon, hence whatever you desire will be given as boon by the deity. The most distinctive feature of Annavaram is the shrine to Read More…

Ancient Someshwara Temple – Bengaluru – Karnataka

Talking of Older Temples in Bangalore, you cannot  miss the Someshwara Temple which is one the oldest temples of Bangalore. Built during the 12th and 13th Centuries by the Hoyasalas(Cholas), this is the oldest temple in Halasuru(Ulsoor). This temple is one of the most striking examples of ancient Indian architecture and a mixture of Hoyasala, Vijaynagar and chola architectures. There are largRead More…

SRI SAMPATH VINAYAKA SWAMY TEMPLE – VISAKHAPATNAM

The famed Sri Sampath Vinayaka swamy Temple in the busy Asilmetta area is among the most popular temples of Vizag. Scores of devotees believe that praying at the Sri Sampath Vinayaka Swamy Temple will bring them luck and remove all the obstacles on the path of success.You will find a temple of Lord Vinayaka in every nook and corner of Vizag. This is done chiefly to ward off possible Vastu Dosha toRead More…

Surya Narayana Swamy temple, Arasavalli,

This is a shrine of the Sun in a well preserved state. The temple dates back to the 7th century and a Kalinga king is said to have constructed it. The image of worship is a 5 ft tall one of black granite holding lotus buds – flanked by Usha and Chhaya. Padmapani is the name of this Sun God – padma stands for wisdom usha and chhaya stand for eternity. This shrine is located near Srikakulam in Read More…

Ghati Subramanya Devastanam, SS Ghati

Ghati Subramanya is one of the popular pilgrim centers located near Doddaballapur of Bangalore Rural district. Ghati Subrahmanya is located about 60 Kms from Bangalore.The temple here is dedicated to Lord Subramanya and Lord Lakshmi Narasimha. It is believed that the idol of Shri subrahmanya is self originated. The uniqueness of the temple is, Sri Subrahmanya is facing east and Sri Lakshmi NarasimRead More…

Sri Kalika Durga Parameswari Devastanam, Vidyaranyapura, Bangalore

The Gopura (gateway tower) clicked below belongs to Sri Kalika Durga Parameshwari temple near Vidyaranyapura.  Specialty of this tower is the sheer height, it is 108 feet tall. This temple is very famous for the various kind of special pooja’s are offered to goddess Durga.Within this temple premises, you can find 9 different avatars of this goddess. Also, you can find many more idols includRead More…

Bull temple, Bangalore, Karnataka

The Bull temple of Bangalore is dedicated to Nandi Bull, the vahana (vehicle) of Lord Shiva. Situated in Basavanagudi, this temple has been built in the Dravidian style of architecture. Kempe Gowda, the founder of Bangalore, got the Bull temple built during his time. This temple counts amongst the oldest temples of the city and draws devotees from all over the country. Read on to know more about tRead More…

Ayyappan temple, Sabarimalai

Lord Ayyappa is considered as one of the famous deity worshipped in kerala. In recent times, not only in kerala, devotees from all around world started building temples and worshipping Ayyappa. The fact is that, Ayyappa is believed to be the one god who protects his devotees from miseries and suffering in “Kali Yuga”. Ayyappa is also knows as Dharmasasta, Manikandan, Bhutanathan, Pandala Raja,Read More…