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Sri Sai Baba Temple, Shiridi

Sri Sai Baba Temple, Shiridi

The Shirdi Saibaba Temple,

located at Shirdi, Maharashtra, India attracts millions of devotees of all religions, castes and creed who come to pay homage to Shri Sai Baba. The temple is a beautiful shrine that was built over the Samadhi of Shri Sai Baba. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 27, 2012 in Maharashtra

 

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Mahabaleshwar

Mahabaleshwar

Mahabaleshwar is also known as the Queen of all Hill Stations. This hill station is situated at an altitude of 1,372m in the heart of Sahyadri Hills in Satara District  in the Indian state of Maharashtra.Its name is derived from a Lord Mahadev temple and three Sanskrit words, Maha (great), Bal (power) and Ishwar (God). Some people also relate the name with mythological past as the name ‘Mahabaleshwar’ means mighty God. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 25, 2012 in Maharashtra

 

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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple is one of the most famous Lord Vishnu Temples in Kerala, South India. Also known as Sree Ananda Padmanabhaswamy Temple, this Mahavishnu Temple is located inside East Fort, in Thiruvananthapuram – the capital city of Kerala, India.

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Posted by on May 6, 2012 in Kerala

 

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Kalka Mandir, Delhi

Kalka Mandir, Delhi

Kalka Mandir, also known as Kalkaji Temple, is a famous Hindu mandir or temple, dedicated to Hindu Goddess Kali. This temple is situated in the southern part of Delhi,India, in Kalkaji, a locality that has derived its name from this famous temple and is located opposite Nehru Place business centre.This domed twelve-sided temple is devoted to Goddess Kalka Devi, a reincarnation of Goddess Durga. The oldest section of the Kalka Ji Mandir dates back to the year 1734. It is said that the Maratha rulers looted the temple in the year 1738, after they were defeated by the Mughals in the battle of Talkatora. Somewhere in the mid-19th century, certain changes and additions were carried out on Kalkaji temple by Raja Kedarnath, the treasurer of Emperor Akbar.

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Posted by on May 5, 2012 in Delhi

 

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Lotus Temple

Lotus Temple

The Bahá’í House of Worship in New Delhi, India, popularly known as the Lotus Temple due to its flowerlike shape, is a Bahá’í House of Worship and also a prominent attraction in Delhi.

This Bahá’í House of Worship of the Indian subcontinent joins six other Bahá’í Houses of Worship around the world: Apia, Western Samoa; Sydney, Australia; Kampala, Uganda; Panama City, Panama; Frankfurt, Germany; Wilmette, USA. Each of these Houses of Worship, while sharing some basic design concepts, has its own distinct cultural identity embodying the principle of unity in diversity.

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Posted by on May 2, 2012 in Delhi

 

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Murudeshwara Temple

Murudeshwara Temple - Murudeshwar, Karnataka

Murudeshwara is a town in the Bhatkal Taluk of Uttara Kannada district in the state of Karnataka, India. “Murudeshwara” is another name of the Hindugod Shiva. Famous for the world’s second-tallest Shiva statue, Murudeshwara beach town lies on the coast of the Arabian Sea and is also famous for the Murudeshwara Temple.

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The legend of Murudeshwar goes back to the age of Ramayana.

Ravana, the asura king of Lanka, wished to have the all powerful Atmalinga of Shiva, so that he can become invincible and immortal by worshipping it. Pleased by his severe penance, Lord Shiva gave him the Atmalinga but warned him not to place it on the ground till he reached his destination.

Upset by the thought that Ravana would become more powerful by worshipping the Atmalinga, the Gods devised a plan to take it away from Ravana. The Gods knew that Ravana being a pious devotee of Lord Shiva was punctual in performing the periodical rites everyday.

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Posted by on April 30, 2012 in Karnataka

 

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Sivaganga Palace

 

Sivaganga Palace also Called as “Gowri Vilasam“, the palace situated in the heart of Sivaganga about 40 km from Madurai, was the seat of many Marava kings. Now,only the dilapidated portions of the Sivagangai palace remain. Built in the architectural style of Thirumalai Nayak’s period and infused with Rajputana arts, Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on April 25, 2012 in Tamil Nadu

 

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Meenakshi Temple

Meenakshi Amman Temple or Tiru-alavai  is a historic Hindu temple located in the south side of river Vaigai in the temple city of Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India. It is dedicated to Parvati who is known as Meenakshi and her consort, Shiva named here as Sundareswarar(beautiful deity). Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on April 25, 2012 in Tamil Nadu

 

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