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Hinduism is one of the world’s oldest religions,The architecture of Hindu temples has evolved ever since resulting in a great variety of styles. They are usually dedicated to one primary Hindu deity and feature a murti (sacred image) of the deity. Although it is not mandatory for a Hindu to visit a Hindu temple regularly, they play a vital role in Hindu society and culture.

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The Hanging Pillar of Lepakshi Temple The beautiful 16th century Veerabhadra temple, also known as Lepakshi temple, is located in the small historical village of Lepakshi in the Anantapur District of Andhra Pradesh, India, about 15 km east of Hindupur and approximately 120 km north of Bangalore. Built in the typical style of Vijayanagara architecture, the temple features many exquisite...
Thrikodithanam Mahavishnu Temple-Atma Nirvana
Mystical Facts of Thrikodithanam Mahavishnu Temple Thrikodithanam Mahavishnu Temple is one of the five ancient 'Pancha-Pandava' temples in Kerala and is specially associated with Sahadeva, youngest of the five Pandava princes. This temple is also counted among the 108 Temples & Celestial Abodes of Vishnu, which make a Vaishnavite`s pilgrimage itinerary, in India. View from across the pond Earliest references to...
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Kesavan – the Elephant Devotee of Krishna Today is Guruvayur Ekadasi, one of the holiest days in the Hindu calendar, especially in Kerala, more particularly in Guruvayur Sree Krishna Temple. Apart from that, this is the day when the famous elephant Gajarajan Guruvayur Kesavan died -- on Dec 2, 1976 (the Ekadasi day that year). I am not very sure...
Chakkulathukavu Temple- Atma Nirvana
Mystical Facts of Chakkulathukavu Temple Chakkulathukavu is a Hindu temple, dedicated to goddess Durga. The temple is located in Neerattupuram, Thalavady panchayat, Alappuzha District, Kerala and is one of the most popular temples in the state. Bhagawathi is one of the most popular deities in the area. Pilgrims from all over South India visit and worship the Devi.The temple was less...
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Facts about Chettikulangara Devi Temple Chettikulangara Sree Bhagavathi temple is one of the most renowned Hindu temples in Kerala. One important aspect of the Chettikulangara Sree Bhagavathi temple is that the deity appears as Maha Saraswathi in the morning, as Maha Lakshmi at noon and Sri Durga or Bhadrakali in the evening. The temple has 13 'Karas', or territories. The temple...
Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple Atma Nirvana
Mystical Facts of Mannarasala Temple Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple is a very ancient and internationally known centre of pilgrimage for the devotees of serpent gods (Nagaraja). The famous Nagaraja temple 'Mannarasala' is nestled in a forest glade, like most snake temples. The Mannarasala Temple has over 30,000 images of snakes along the paths and among the trees, and is the...
Thiruvanvandoor Temple-Atmanirvana
Mystical Facts of Thiruvanvandoor Krishna Temple The Thiruvanvandoor Krishna Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Vishnu and located in Thiruvanvandoor, Alappuzha District. Constructed in the Kerala style of architecture, the temple is glorified in the Divya Prabandha, the early medieval Tamil canon of the Azhwar saints from the 6th–9th centuries AD. It is one of the 108 Divyadesam dedicated to Krishna,...
Thirichittattu Temple Chengannur-Atmanirvana
Mystical Facts of Thiruchittattu Temple The Mahavishnu Temple at Thiruchittattu , Chengannur is one of the five Vishnu temples associated with the five Pandava Brothers. Built by the eldest brother, Yudhisthira, it is also the first temple devotees should visit when on parikrama to the five Pandava Temples. The earliest references to this temple appear in the poems and...
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Nishkalank Mahadev’s temple - A Shiva Temple Middle Of Arabian Sea Koliyak, Bhavnagar. Nishkalank Mahadev temple is located in koliyak village at Bhavnagar District of Gujarat. The temple is full of wonders and awe. This temple is buried inside the sea. On a heavy tide day, all that can be seen are the flag and a pillar. It is beyond...