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 including Sri Venkateshwara swamy, Narasimha, Krishna, Hanuman, Vijaya Durga devi, Kalika Devi, Sharabeshwar etc., Also while exiting this temple you can notice Nataraja idol made of cement. You can also notice sculptures all around the temple depicting various stories of the Goddess and Shiva. Since photography is not allowed inside the temple, I couldn’t click any Read 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 the Bull Temple of Bangalore, India.There is huge idol of Nandi Bull inside the temple, measuring 4.5 m in height and 6.5 m in length. This idol is said to have been carved out of a single rock. The bull also has a small iron plate on its head. As per the tradition, Read 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, and Pamba Vaasan. Ayyappa is worshipped in many forms in different temples, worshipped as a child at Kulathupuzha, worshipped with his consorts Pushpaka and Poorna in Achankovil and meditating form in sabarimala. Ayyappa was born with composite energy of Lord Siva and Lord Vishnu, when Lord Vishnu was taken over mohini form. Lord Vishnu gifted a Read More …

Jaganmohini Kesavaswami temple – Ryali

This temple is located 35 kms from Rajahmundry, situated between the rivers Vashista and Gautami, tributaries of river Godavari. The Devas and Asuras got together to churn the ocean for amirtham which would give them everlasting life. They churned the ocean with Mandramalai & Vaasuki, the snake.  Whent he amirtham appeared, the Asuras greedily grabbed the Amirtham pot and vanished. In order to retrieve the Amirtha kalasam, Lord Vishnu took the form of a dazzling beauty (Mohini Avataram). The Asuras falling for her beauty, entrusted her with the job of distributing the Amirtham. Mohini started serving the Devas first. The Asuras waited their turn in vain. Lord Siva was enamoured by the beauty of the maiden.  As he was following Read More …

Sri Bhadrakali Sametha Veereswara Swamy Devastanam, Muramalla

Sri Bhadrakali Sametha Veereswars swamy temple is located in the village called Muramalla, In east godavari district of andhra pradeshClick Here to visit the temple websiteThe temple is located on the bank of river Godavari. It is one of the Ancient Temples in Andhra Pradesh.The legend Says those who perform puja at his temple, will have their wish fulfilled. How to reachMuramalla village is in the central Delta of river godavari.Nearest Airport is RajahmundryNearest Rail Link is Rajahmundry.There will be APSRTC busses plying to Amalapuram which is nearest town to this temple. the temple is located about 15 kilometers from Amalapuram.

Swayambhu vara sidhi Vighneswara Swamy Devasthanam- Kanipakam

Kanipakam is a small village on the bank of Bahuda River.“Kani” means wetland and “Pakam” means flow of water into wetland. According to the legend of the temple there were three brothers and each one had a handicap. Viz., Dumb, Deaf and Blind. They were earning out their livelihood by cultivating a small piece of land. In olden days water was drawn from the well by way of ‘Piccota System’. As one of them used to irrigate the field through the channels, the other two used to ply on the Piccota. On one such operation they found that the water in the well got dried up and they could no longer continue their job. One of them got into the Read More …

Sri Kanaka Mahalakshmi Temple, VisakhaPatnam

About The TempleAccording to local story, in the year 1912, the Idol of Godess Sri Kanaka Maha Lakshmi Ammavaru was taken out from the well and it was installed at the center of the road i.e., amidst the Municipal lane. The Municipal authorities, for the purpose of widening the road, have shifted the Idol from admidst the road to a corner of the road. During which period i.e., in the year 1917 the dangerous contagious disease `Plauge’ spread over the town and so many deaths occurred in Visakhapatnam village. The people of Visakhapatnam were afraid of the incident and thought the devastation was due to shifting of idol of goddess `Sri Kanaka Maha Lakshmi’ and therefore, re-erected Ammavari Idol to its Read More …