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What is the history of Padmanabhaswamy temple?

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Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24

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Shri Anantha Padmanabhaswamy temple is located in the East fort at Pazhavangadi of Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. This is the temple of Lord Shri Vishnu which is an ancient structure that was even visited by Balarama, according to Srimad Bhagavatam. This temple also has references in Epics and Puranas like Skanda Purana and Padma Purana. According to the ancient scriptures, it was believed to be built over 5000 years ago but has no perfect pieces of evidence. There is a holy tank called Padma Theerdham meaning lotus spring near the temple.This temple has recently got very famous for its hidden treasures with ... Read More

Why Kamakhya Temple of Guwahati is mysterious and remains completely closed for 4 days in a year?

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Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24


The famous pilgrimage spot, Kamakhya temple is situated on Nilachal hill in Guwahati, Assam. This temple was built centuries ago and is one of the most powerful among the 18 Shakti Peethams.Besides the main deity Kamakhya, few more avatars of Kali such as Dhumavati, Matangi, Bagola, Tara, Kamala, Bhairavi, Chinnamasta, Bhuvaneshwari and Tripura Sundari Devi shrines are located in the same compound.Celebrating WomanhoodThere is no sculpture of Parvathi Devi or Shakti in the sanctum, like in other Shakti Peethams or Devi temples. In a corner of a cave inside the temple, an image of a yoni or the female genitalia ... Read More

Where is Karni Mata Temple situated? What is the amazing fact behind the temple?

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Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24


Karni Mata Temple is situated at Deshnoke, which is nearly from 30km of Bikaner, Rajasthan. Karni Mata is the goddess who is the center of reverence in this temple. This temple is very famous for its unusual resident rodents which are in a huge number.Karni Mata temple has nearly 25, 000 rats that live there. It was believed that these rats are holy and the leftovers of the food which is nibbled by these rats, is consumed by the devotees considering it a high honor. These holy rats are called as Kabbas which are revered by many devotees from around ... Read More

Who built the golden temple and what are some interesting facts about it?

Shanmukh Pasumarthy
Updated on 04-May-2022 11:53:28


The golden temple which is also called "Darbar Sahib” or “Harmandar Sahib", and is one of the oldest worship places for the Indian Sikh community. It is located in Amritsar, Punjab. It is one of the prominent heritage sites in India.This temple was built by fifth Sikh Guru, Guru Arjan in 1588. Here are some of the interesting facts about the Golden temple.The entire temple is made up of marble but plated with real Gold. In the 19th century, 100 kg of gold was applied to the inverted lotus-shaped dome and decorative marble was added to the structure.The temple is ... Read More

What is the significance of Great Living Chola Temples?

Rashmi Iyer
Updated on 27-Jun-2020 14:39:15


The Pallavas, the Cholas, and the Pandyas are considered to be the most significant dynasties of the Early Medieval period in Tamil Nadu. The Pallavas and Cholas have made some exorbitant contribution to Dravida style (other two popular forms being Nagara and Vesara) of temple architecture.The Great Living Chola temples are still considered magnificent marvels of architecture and important centers of worship attracting thousands of pilgrims to its footsteps. From intricately carved gopurams to huge complexes, these temples were not just places of worship but also center for educational and cultural activities.Brihadishvara Temple − Built during the reign of Raja ... Read More

Where do Jains go for pilgrimage?

Rashmi Iyer
Updated on 27-Jun-2020 14:46:51


Jainism is one of the oldest religions in India. Its references are traced back to the Harappan Civilization with reference to the nude torso found during the excavations. Vrishabdeva is the first Tirthankara in Jain religion and the 24th is Varadamana Mahavira. This is one of the first religions that gave the concepts of complete non-violence and total vegetarianism.Sects of JainismThe two main sects in the Jain religion are Shvetambara and Digambara. It is the Shvetambara sect which generally forms the part of the mainstream society. The Jains have contributed in trade, art,  and architecture, philosophy and mathematics throughout the ... Read More

What is the best time to visit Tirupathi?

Rashmi Iyer
Updated on 11-May-2022 07:18:14


Tirupathi is world famous Vaishnava pilgrimage center in the state of Andhra Pradesh. It is one of the richest temples in India and the world with various legends and myths associated with it based on Lord Vishnu. Millions of tourists visit Tirupathi to take Darshana of Sri Venkateswara Swami here annually and the temple pulls about lakh devotees every day irrespective of any day in the year. If you are a tourist, there are two options to visit Tirupathi for a pleasant Darshana:The ideal time to visit TirupathiThe ideal time to visit Tirupathi is between the months of November to ... Read More

What is the significance of Hampi Monuments?

Rashmi Iyer
Updated on 10-May-2022 07:21:49


Located near the banks of River Tungabhadra, Hampi is an ancient village that has remained important for its variety of religious and secular structures. In the epic Ramayana, it is identified as Kishkinda. Hampi remained in central importance in the medieval times as the second capital of the Vijayanagara Empire.Virupaksha TempleFor the Vijayanagar kings, Virupaksha was the family God and their crest was the Boar or Varaha. It is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and was constructed during the reign of Vijayanagara ruler Krishna Deva Raya II. It remains an important center of pilgrimage in the site of Hampi ... Read More