GirjaBandh Hanuman Temple – एक अनोखा मंदिर जहाँ भगवान हनुमान स्त्री रूप में विराजमान है – A Unique Lord Hanuman Temple

GirjaBandh Hanuman Temple – एक अनोखा मंदिर जहाँ भगवान हनुमान स्त्री रूप में विराजमान है – A Unique Lord Hanuman Temple

हमारे देश में हनुमान जी के कई प्रसिद मंदिर हैं लेकिन आज जिस मंदिर की बात करेने जा रहे है वोह थोड़ा अलग है।

शायद अपने इस मंदिर के बारे में जरूर सुना होगा। वैसे तो हनुमान जी बाल ब्रह्मचारी हैं लेकिन छत्तीसगढ़ के इस मंदिर में हनुमान जी की पूजा एक स्त्री के रूप में होती है। जी हाँ एक ऎसा अनोखा मंदिर जहाँ भगवान हनुमान स्त्री रूप में विराजमान है.

There are many famous Hanuman Temple in India. But the temple we are talking about today is a bit different.

It is very unique temple because here Lord Hanuman is worshiped in female form.

Where is GirjaBandh Hanuman Temple

यह मंदिर छत्तीसगढ़ के बिलासपुर शहर से लगभग 25 किलोमीटर दूर रतनपुर जिले में स्थित है।

इस मंदिर में हनुमान जी को पुरुष नहीं बल्कि स्त्री के रूप में पूजा जाता है। इस अनोखे मंदिर की स्थापना के पीछे की पौराणिक कथा भी काफी दिलचस्प है।

This unique temple is located in Girjabandh, Ratnakar district of Chattisgarh.

This temple is around 25 Kms from Bilaspur. This unique temple has a very interesting story.

GirjaBandh Hanuman Temple

यहाँ भगवन पवपुत्र हनुमान जी स्त्री रूप में पूजे जाते हैं यहाँ उनका दिव्य रूप भी बहुत मनोहर हें  रतनपुर के गिरजाबांध में मौजूद इस मंदिर में ‘देवी’ हनुमान की मूर्ति है। इस मंदिर के प्रति लोगों में काफी आस्था है।

ऐसा माना जाता है कि जो कोई भी यहां पूजा अर्चना करता है, उसकी मनोकामना पूरी होती है।

Lord Hanuman is worshiped here in female form. People have a lot of faith in this temple and it is said that people who worship here, all their washes gets fulfilled.
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Legend Behind GirjaBandh Hanuman Temple

इतिहासकारो की माने तो ये मंदिर १० हजार साल पुराना माना जाता हैं।

कहा जाता है कि मंदिर का निर्माण “पृथ्वी देवजू ” नाम के राजा ने कराया था। राजा पृथ्वी देवजू हनुमान जी के बहुत बड़े भक्त थे औऱ उन्होंने कई सालों तक रतनपुर पर शासन किया था। माना जाता है कि वह कुष्ठ रोग से पीड़ित थे।

It is said that this temple is more that 10,000 years old and was established by the king named “Prithvi Devju”. King Prithvi Devju was a great devotee of Hanuman and he ruled Ratanpur for many years. He is believed to have suffered from leprosy.

इस मंदिर जुड़ी एकक पौराणिक कथा है एक रात देवजू राजा के सपने में भगवान ने दर्शन दिए और कहा की यहाँ मंदिर बनाओ जब मंदिर का निर्माण पूरा होने वाला था तब भगवान ने फिर दरसन दिए और कहा की महामाया कुंड से मूर्ति निकाल कर मंदिर में स्थापित करो ।

There is a mythology related to this temple. One night, in the dream of Devju Raja, God appeared and said that build the temple , when the construction of the temple was about to be completed, then the Lord again gave Darsan and said to remove the idol from Mahamaya Kund and install it in the temple.

राजा ने प्रभु के आगया का पालन किया जब प्रभु की मूर्ति निकाली तो वह बहुत आश्चर्य में पढ़ गए की हनुमान जी ये दिवय मूर्ति स्त्री रूप में थी फिर महामाया कुंड से निकली मूर्ति को पूरे विधि विधान से मंदिर में स्थापित किया गया। मूर्ति स्थापना के बाद राजा की बीमारी पूरी तरह से ठीक हो गई।

The king obeyed . But, when he took out the idol of the Lord, he was in great surprise that the divine idol of Lord Hanuman was in female form. After the idol installation, the king’s illness was completely cured.

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Best time to visit GirjaBandh Hanuman Temple

रतनपुर में काफी ज्यादा गर्मी पड़ती है, इसलिए सर्दियों के दौरान आप यहां की यात्रा करना ज्यादा बेहतर रहता है । इस जगह की यात्रा करने का सबसे अच्छा समय अक्टूबर और मार्च के बीच है।

It is better to visit GirjaBandh Hanuman Temple during winter. The best time to visit this place is between October and March. Summers are very hot and is difficult to walk in sun.

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How to reach Shri Girjabandh Hanuman Temple

आप रतनपुर बेहद आसानी से पहुंच सकते हैं।

यहां से सबसे निकटतम हवाई अड्डा रायपुर का स्वामी विवेकानंद एयरपोर्ट है, जो कि यहां से लगभग 140 किमी दूर है।

यहां से बिलासपुर के लिए सीधी टैक्सी और बस सेवा उपलब्ध है। वहां से आप रतनपुर के लिए कैब ले सकते हैं।

रतनपुर पहुँचने के लिए हवाई अड्डे से लगभग पाँच घंटे लगेंगे। बिलासपुर जंक्शन रेलवे स्टेशन निकटतम रेलवे स्टेशन है, जो रतनपुर से २५ km दूर है। स्टेशन के बाहर से कैब और बसें मिल जाती हैं।

You can reach Ratanpur very easily.

The nearest airport from here is Swami Vivekananda Airport of Raipur, which is about 140 km from here. Direct taxis and bus services are available from here to Bilaspur.

From there you can take a cab to Ratanpur. It will take about five hours from the airport to reach Ratanpur.

Bilaspur Junction railway station is the nearest railway station, serving Ratanpur (25 km away). Cabs and buses are available from outside the station.


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Suchindram Temple Kanyakumari - Shri Thanumalayan Swamy Temple - Must visit tempe in Kanyakumari

Suchindram Temple Kanyakumari – Shri Thanumalayan Swamy Temple – Must visit tempe in Kanyakumari

Suchindram Temple also known as Shri Thanumalayan Swamy Temple is one of the prominent temple of the region. Below you have google maps link of the location of the temple.

Google maps link: https://goo.gl/maps/jnGkaQS3wwbie1HKA

So friends, If are you visting Kanyakumari or planning to visit Kanyakumari then let me take you to Sunhindram today and show you a very unique and important temple located in Suchindram.

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Why Suchindram Temple Kanyakumari is so unique ?

The temple is quite unique becuase it has The representation of the trimurtis that is lord Bramhna, Vishnu and Mhesh ( or LOrd Shiva ) in one Lingam and is a rare one found across India.

Suchindram temple, also known as Sthanumalayan temple is known temple for its beautiful stone sculptures and architecture splendor.

This temple has just one idol for all the three Gods – with Lord Brahma at the base, Lord Vishnu in the middle and Lord Shiva at the top.

Stanumalayan refers to Trimurtis and meaning of the word is – “Stanu” meaning Siva; “Mal” implies lord Vishnu; and the “Ayan” means lord Brahma.

Hence this is a unique temple wiuth all 3 lords, present in one idol.

The temple is also famous for the 22-feet Hanuman statue which is also a must visit in the temple.

This is a very important temple of the region and hence do visit this temple if you are visiting Kanyakumari

How to reach Suchindram Temple Kanyakumari

  • The distance between Kanyakumari Amman temple and Shri Suchindram Temple is around 14Kms
  • You can easily get auto / taxi from Kanyakumari Amman temple / Kanyakumari beach area for this temple
  • You can actually go further to visit Chitral temple and Padbnambpuram palace

This place is very near to Kanyakumari and is a must vist if you are planning for a trip to Kanyakumari.

Kanyakumari is famous tourist spot in Tamilnadu and Kanyakumari Amman temple and Vivekananda rock memorial along with this temple is a must visit

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Ganpatipule temple ratnagiri

Ganpatipule Temple Ratnagiri – Most famous Lord Ganpati Temple in Ratnagiri District

Shri Ganpatipule Temple is a popular Hindu temple located in the town of Ganpatipule in the Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra, India. It is dedicated to Lord Ganesha and is considered one of the eight Ashtavinayak (eight Ganesha shrines) temples in the state.

The temple is situated on a beautiful beach and is surrounded by lush green hills.

Ganpatipule Temple Ratnagiri - Most famous Lord Ganpati Temple in Ratnagiri District

The temple is known for its unique location and beautiful architecture. Many devotees visit the temple throughout the year to offer their prayers and seek blessings from Lord Ganesha.

Lord Ganesha known as the remover of obstacles and the deity of wisdom and knowledge.

This temple, which is believed to be over 400 years old, is one of the most revered places of worship for devotees of Lord Ganesha and is a must-visit for anyone traveling to Ratnagiri.

The temple is situated on a serene and peaceful beach, surrounded by lush green forests and beautiful hills.

The temple complex is spread over a large area, with a main sanctum that houses the deity of Lord Ganesha, along with several other shrines dedicated to other Hindu gods and goddesses.

Online Donation

For Ganpatipule temple online donation you can click here .

Puja’s and Abhishek’s booking in Ganpatipule Temple

If you want to request a pooja you can do the booking online. Please click the link below for the same

Click here for pooja/abhisekh booking

Shri Ganpatipule temple history

The history of the Ganpatipule Temple is shrouded in mystery and legend. According to one popular belief, the temple was built by the Sage Agastya, who is said to have placed an idol of Lord Ganesha here to protect the place from evil spirits.

Another story says that the temple was built by a rich merchant, who had a vision of Lord Ganesha in his dreams, telling him to construct a temple at this location.

Regardless of its exact origins, the Ganpatipule Temple has been a popular place of pilgrimage for centuries, and continues to attract large numbers of devotees from all over India and abroad.

Visitors come to the temple to offer their prayers and seek the blessings of Lord Ganesha, as well as to soak in the peaceful and serene atmosphere of the temple complex.

One of the main attractions of the Ganpatipule Temple is the towering idol of Lord Ganesha, which is made of pure white marble and stands tall and proud in the main sanctum.

The idol is known for its exquisite craftsmanship and is considered to be one of the finest examples of Hindu temple art. Visitors are encouraged to offer their prayers and perform puja (worship) at the idol, and many leave flowers, fruits, and other offerings as a symbol of their devotion.

In addition to the main temple, there are several other shrines and buildings within the temple complex that are worth visiting.

These include the Samadhi of the Sage Agastya, the shrine of Lord Hanuman, and the temple of Lord Shiva.

Visitors can also explore the lush and verdant gardens that surround the temple, and enjoy the peace and tranquility of the surrounding forests and hills.

Another popular attraction of the Ganpatipule Temple is the stunning natural beauty of the surrounding area.

The temple is located on the scenic Konkan coast, which is known for its stunning beaches, rolling hills, and lush forests. Visitors can take a stroll along the sandy beach, relax under the shade of palm trees, and enjoy the cool sea breeze.

Hotels near ganpatipule temple

For those who wish to stay in the area, there are several options available, including comfortable guesthouses, resorts, and hotels.

Many of these offer breathtaking views of the Arabian Sea and the surrounding hills, and provide a comfortable and peaceful retreat for visitors.

Ganpatipule temple trust rooms booking

So you can book Bhaktnivas if you are travelling to Shri Ganpatipule and wish to stay there for a couple of days.

The address of Bhaktnivas is as below:

Bhaktnivas
Sansthan Shreedev Ganpatipule
At. Post. Bhagavatinagar – Nivendi
Tal. Dist. Ratnagiri, 415615

The contact numbers for Bhaktnivas is as below:

Contact – 8669931145 , 8669931146 , 8669931147, 8669931148

You can always visit the link below to check the latest contact numbers.

BhaktNivas Booking

Ganpatipule temple contact number & address

Sansthan Shreedev Ganpatipule, Ganpatipule Tal. Dist. Ratnagiri, Maharashtra, India

Contact No : 8669931141, 8669931142, 8669931143, 8669931144

Email : ganpatipulemandir@gmail.com

Temple Timings

  • The Ganpatipule temple opens at 5.00 AM in the morning and closes at 9.00 PM in the evening
  • Aarti timings
    • Morning 5.00 AM
    • Noon at12.00 PM
    • Evening at 7.00 PM
  • Sankasthi Chaturthi – Palki pradikshna at 4.00 PM
  • Devotees can do direct pooja from 7.00 AM till 11 AM

How to reach Ganpatipule Temple

The temple is at a distance of 350 km from Mumbai in the Ratnagiri district on the Kokan coast of Maharashtra

Below are distances from some of the important places near by.

Ratnagiri50 Km (Via Nivali) , 20 Km (Via Nevare)
Pawas65 Km (Via Nivali) , 35 Km (Via Nevare)
Jaygad15 Km
Chiplun100 Km
Marleshwar85 Km
Guhagar80 Km
Kolhapur165 Km
Sangali210 Km
Goa275 Km
Pune310 Km
Mumbai375 Km

From Mumbai, you can take NH66 to reach the temple. It is a very nice drive !


So shri Ganpatipule Temple is a must-visit for anyone traveling to Ratnagiri. This ancient and revered shrine is a symbol of devotion and spiritual faith, and offers a peaceful and serene atmosphere for visitors to soak in.

Have a nice and blessed darshan of Lord Ganesha!

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Lord Annamalaiyar temple – Tiruvannamalai – Tamil Nadu

It has been long we wanted to visit this temple. Has always been on our mind. One of the most grand and most famous Shiva temple in this world. The Lord Annamalaiyar temple – Tiruvannamalai.

After visiting this temple, we felt why didn’t we paid a visit to Lord Annamalaiyar earlier. It magnificent just magnificent!

In a departure to my practice of giving the route information in end, let me give it at the start this time. We drove down to the temple from Bengaluru, but it is equidistant (almost) from Chennai.

How to reach Lord Annamalaiyar temple – Tiruvannamalai

Distance from Bangalore:

Approx 200 Kms one way via NH48 and NH 77. Basically head towards Hosur and follow the marking. It is actually on half way through Pondicherry.


Distance from Chennai:

Approx 200 kms froom Chennai as well. Via NH32 and NH77.

Just put google map. You are not going to get lost. It is a very straight forward route.
Road conditions: Very good
Eating options: Many on the way

Lord Annamalaiyar temple - Tiruvannamalai - magnificent Gopuram

Ok, now coming back to the temple, this temple is located at the base of Annamalai hills.

The temple itself is spread across 10 hectares. It is just huge and one of the largest in the world.

The it has four entrance one of each side and each entrance is a “gopuram” which is more than 11 stories.

So you can imagine how big these gopurams are.

Inside this premises, the main temple is Sri Annamalaiyar temple and then there are numerous other temples.

The significance of this temple is that Lord Shiva is worshiped here as Agni Lingam. So this temple is part of Pancha Bhoota Stalam ( i.e set of five temple dedicated to lord shiva each representing five elements of universe that is earth, fire, water, air and space).

As such this temple is always full of devotees, but specifically during the full moon day between November and December each year a festival is celebrated here called as Karthikai Deepam. Where a fire is lit at the top of the hill and is seen and worshiped by millions of people who gather around the hill on that day (from across the world).

Apart from this there is ritual of Grivalam which is going around the hill. This is specifically performed by devotees during full moon and the total distance is around 14Kms.

Visit the official website => http://www.arunachaleswarartemple.tnhrce.in/ and you can get more information

Please note that full moon days and Karthikai Deepam days are days with huge rush. Devotees from all over the world come to Thiruvanamalai on this day and hence plan in advance as hotels may not be available.

There are lots of hotels around the temple and provide comfortable stay. You can walk down to the temple from these hotels and from my perspective it is a better option. But if you want a 3star+ hotel you have to look a bit away from temple and you need to drive down and parking can be an issue. So better hire a taxi or rikshaw. As fat as food is concerned, lots and lots of options there.

Sri Ramashree Ashram is also very near to temple and I would say its a must visit if you are there and there are many more temples around which could be visited. Unfortunately we did not had time and hence could not visit them.

But we will definitely go again with more time in hand!

Do visit once you have some time. You will find lots of peace there!

Have a good time!


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Bhawni Amba Temple

Bhawani Amba Temple – Ambala – Haryana – A temple where goddess appear in 10 different forms !

It is believed that the name of city Ambala has been derived from the name of Goddess Amba. Shri Bhawani Amba temple is an ancient temple situated in Ambala and is one of the must visit devi temples of the region.

The presiding diety of the temple is Ma Amba. It is said that the city of Ambala has been named after Devi Amba and mata is known here as Amba Devi or Bhawani Devi.

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The temple of Bhawani Amba is one of the most visited temples in the region. It is a historical temple and has been here for long.

So it is an ancient temple and it has been the witness to the city’s history since Ambala’s birth.

Each temple has an own history and legends attached to it, and each temple is special in its own way. The intricate carvings on the temple walls and the exquisitely carved pillars tell volumes about the depth of the creativity. This temple of Mata Bhawani Amba also has a unique legend.

It is believed that it was here that Goddess Bhagawati Ma appeared in ten different forms.

Legend behind Bhawani Amba Temple

Once lord Shiva was unhappy with Devi Parvati one day and intended to leave. Devi Parvati tried to stop Him, but He refused to listen.

Devi Parvati requested him to renounce this thought of travelling away, and hoping to persuade lord Shiva she requested him not to leave.

Lord Shiva, however, ignored her comments and left nevertheless. As He moved further, Shiva noticed Sri Mahakali standing in his way.

Lord Shiva simply turned and began to walk in another direction. There too, another form of Bhagawati stood, blocking his path.

Lord Shiva kept walking in different directions, but no matter where he turned, some form of ma Bhagawati prevented him for moving forward.

Lord Shiva tried ten different directions and every time he changed his direction, Goddess Bhagawati Ma appeared in ten different forms in the ten different directions.

She took the form of Kali, Tara, Chinnmasta, Shodashi, Bhuvaneshwari, Tripurabhairavi, Dhumavati, Bagalamukhi, Matangi and Kamala.

How to reach Shri Bhawani Amba Temple?

Shri Bhawani Amba temple is located in Ambala.

Ambala town is well connected to different parts of the country.

  • By Air – Nearest airport is Chandigarh airport from where you can take cab or public transport
  • By Rail – Ambala is well connected by rail network and has 3 railway stations
    • Ambala Cantt (Delhi-Amritsar-Meerut-Kalka lines)
    • Ambala City (Ambala-Amritsar/Jammu Line)
    • Dhul Kot (Ambala-Chandigarh/Kalka Line)
  • By Road -There is a bus terminal in Ambala Cantt (GT Road) and another one at Ambala City. There are frequent services along Delhi, Chandigarh. Amritsar and Shimla route and some far off destinations such as Gwalior, Kota and Jaipur

Temple timings

Monday6 AM – 12 Noon 1PM – 9PM
Tuesday6 AM – 12 Noon 1PM – 9PM
Wednesday6 AM – 12 Noon 1PM – 9PM
Thursday6 AM – 12 Noon 1PM – 9PM
Friday6 AM – 12 Noon 1PM – 9PM
Saturday6 AM – 12 Noon 1PM – 9PM
Sunday6 AM – 12 Noon 1PM – 9PM

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shri kanakaditya temple

Shri Kanakaditya Temple, Kasheli – Ratnagiri

Kasheli, a small village in Rajapur Taluka of Ratnagiri district is famous for a temple dedicated to the Sun god. The temple is known as Shri Kanakaditya Temple . ( Please do not confuse with Kasheli in Thane . Mumbai ).

Kasheli is at a distance of approximately 30 kms from both Ratnagiri and Rajapur.

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Shri Kanakaditya Temple History

The temple has some historical background. It is said that the deity of God Aditya (one of the names of God Sun) was brought from Prabhas Pattan Sun temple before 800 years.The black stone idol of the Sun God is housed in laterite and mud stone construction.

Prabhas Patan, also known as Somnath Patan or Prabhas Kshetra, historically named Dev Patan, is an area situated in Veraval, Gir Somnath district in Saurashtra region of Gujarat, India.

There are many legends surrounding this temple.

Once upon a time, a boatman was sailing from Veraval port to the south. Aditya’s deity was also on the same boat. The boat had halted automatically while sailing through the Kasheli region. The boatman made numerous attempts to sail the boat into the sea. But he didn’t do it. Then he planned to place God Aditya’s deity near the Kaseli port.

He placed the deity to a dark cave (approximately 400 sq. feet). The boat then started moving.

Kanaka, a famous devotee of God Sun, lived in Kasheli. She was enlightened about the divinity by God Sun.

Then, with the help of the locals, she formally built a modest temple of Aditya, which became known as Kanakaditya. “Devachi Kholi” (God’s room) is the name of the cave.

Shri Kanakaditya Temple is very famous temple in Ratnagiri district and is a must visit temple if you are on a trip to Ratnagiri district in Maharashtra.

It is said that the King Shilahar of Panhalgad (a hill fort) had donated kasheli village to Shri Govind Bhat Bagawat in the service of Brahmins. Govind Bhat was the worshiper of Kanakaditya deity.

Progeny of Govind Bhat are the current care takers of the temple.

Festivals celebrated at Temple

  • Five days festival of Ratha-saptami is celebrated every year.
  • Spiritual programs like Kirtan, Pravachan, Aarati, Palakhi etc are organized during the festival period.

Shri Kanakaditya Temple timings

Morning: 5.00 AM to 12.00 Noon
Evening: 4.00 PM to 8.00 PM

Ratnagiri Sun Temple Address

Surya Mandir Road,
Kasheli,
Rajapur Taluka,
Ratnagiri District,
Maharashtra – 416707.

How to reach Rathagiri Sun temple ?

The google maps location link -> https://goo.gl/maps/CrcpXMqPgMeFaWeL9

  • Around 370 Kms from Mumbai via NH66
  • Ratnagiri has its own railway station and is well connected
  • Nearby Airports to Ratnagiri
    • Ratnagiri Airport , Ratnagiri. approx 9 kms.
    • Kolhapur Airport ,Kolhapur. approx 99 kms.
    • Sindhudurg Airport , Sindhudurg. approx 110 kms.
    • Belgaum Airport , Belgaum. approx 179 kms.
    • Pune Airport , Pune. approx 184 kms.

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Shri Parashuram Chalisa in Hindi – Shri Parshuram Chalisa Lyrics in Hindi (Text) – Aarti Shri Parashuram ji ki

||दोहा||
श्री गुरु चरण सरोज छवि, निज मन मन्दिर धारि।
सुमरि गजानन शारदा, गहि आशिष त्रिपुरारि।।
बुद्धिहीन जन जानिये, अवगुणों का भण्डार।
बरणौं परशुराम सुयश, निज मति के अनुसार।।

||चौपाई||
जय प्रभु परशुराम सुख सागर, जय मुनीश गुण ज्ञान दिवाकर।
भृगुकुल मुकुट बिकट रणधीरा, क्षत्रिय तेज मुख संत शरीरा।
जमदग्नी सुत रेणुका जाया, तेज प्रताप सकल जग छाया।
मास बैसाख सित पच्छ उदारा, तृतीया पुनर्वसु मनुहारा।

प्रहर प्रथम निशा शीत न घामा, तिथि प्रदोष व्यापि सुखधामा।
तब ऋषि कुटीर रुदन शिशु कीन्हा, रेणुका कोखि जनम हरि लीन्हा।
निज घर उच्च ग्रह छः ठाढ़े, मिथुन राशि राहु सुख गाढ़े।
तेज-ज्ञान मिल नर तनु धारा, जमदग्नी घर ब्रह्म अवतारा।

धरा राम शिशु पावन नामा, नाम जपत लग लह विश्रामा।
भाल त्रिपुण्ड जटा सिर सुन्दर, कांधे मूंज जनेऊ मनहर।
मंजु मेखला कठि मृगछाला, रुद्र माला बर वक्ष विशाला।
पीत बसन सुन्दर तुन सोहें, कंध तुरीण धनुष मन मोहें।

वेद-पुराण-श्रुति-स्मृति ज्ञाता, क्रोध रूप तुम जग विख्याता।
दायें हाथ श्रीपरसु उठावा, वेद-संहिता बायें सुहावा।
विद्यावान गुण ज्ञान अपारा, शास्त्र-शस्त्र दोउ पर अधिकारा।
भुवन चारिदस अरु नवखंडा, चहुं दिशि सुयश प्रताप प्रचंडा।

एक बार गणपति के संगा, जूझे भृगुकुल कमल पतंगा।
दांत तोड़ रण कीन्ह विरामा, एक दन्द गणपति भयो नामा।
कार्तवीर्य अर्जुन भूपाला, सहस्रबाहु दुर्जन विकराला।
सुरगऊ लखि जमदग्नी पाही, रहिहहुं निज घर ठानि मन माहीं।

मिली न मांगि तब कीन्ह लड़ाई, भयो पराजित जगत हंसाई।
तन खल हृदय भई रिस गाढ़ी, रिपुता मुनि सौं अतिसय बाढ़ी।
ऋषिवर रहे ध्यान लवलीना, निन्ह पर शक्तिघात नृप कीन्हा।
लगत शक्ति जमदग्नी निपाता, मनहुं क्षत्रिकुल बाम विधाता।

पितु-बध मातु-रुदन सुनि भारा, भा अति क्रोध मन शोक अपारा।
कर गहि तीक्षण पराु कराला, दुष्ट हनन कीन्हेउ तत्काला।
क्षत्रिय रुधिर पितु तर्पण कीन्हा, पितु-बध प्रतिशोध सुत लीन्हा।
इक्कीस बार भू क्षत्रिय बिहीनी, छीन धरा बिप्रन्ह कहँ दीनी।

जुग त्रेता कर चरित सुहाई, शिव-धनु भंग कीन्ह रघुराई।
गुरु धनु भंजक रिपु करि जाना, तब समूल नाश ताहि ठाना।
कर जोरि तब राम रघुराई, विनय कीन्ही पुनि शक्ति दिखाई।
भीष्म द्रोण कर्ण बलवन्ता, भये शिष्य द्वापर महँ अनन्ता।

शस्त्र विद्या देह सुयश कमावा, गुरु प्रताप दिगन्त फिरावा।
चारों युग तव महिमा गाई, सुर मुनि मनुज दनुज समुदाई।
दे कश्यप सों संपदा भाई, तप कीन्हा महेन्द्र गिरि जाई।
अब लौं लीन समाधि नाथा, सकल लोक नावइ नित माथा।

चारों वर्ण एक सम जाना, समदर्शी प्रभु तुम भगवाना।
लहहिं चारि फल शरण तुम्हारी, देव दनुज नर भूप भिखारी।
जो यह पढ़ै श्री परशु चालीसा, तिन्ह अनुकूल सदा गौरीसा।
पूर्णेन्दु निसि बासर स्वामी, बसहुं हृदय प्रभु अन्तरयामी।

||दोहा||
परशुराम को चारु चरित, मेटत सकल अज्ञान।
शरण पड़े को देत प्रभु, सदा सुयश सम्मान।।

||श्लोक||
भृगुदेव कुलं भानुं, सहस्रबाहुर्मर्दनम्।
रेणुका नयनानंदं, परशुं वन्दे विप्रधनम्।।

Nirtah Sun Temple

Nirath Sun Temple – a famous sun temple of North India

Nirath, 950 metres above sea level, is well-known for its Sun Temple, which has a distinctive “Nagara” shape. North India’s sole and unique Sun temple. Nirath Sun Temple is one of the must visit temples near Shimla , Himachal Pradesh.

In India, there are 4 sun temples.

This temple in Nrath is located 18 kilometres from Rampur Bushahr, an ancient region.

Nirath temple is at a picturesque location . Parts of the temple are decorated with carved wooden cornices and pillars.

Motifs of flowers and flower buds are beautifully carved on wood. Aedicules in walls have deities that are stone-like but really of red sandstone blackened by years of worship and offering.Nirth is rich in culture, old ladies still wear Rajtu , Dhatu and Gacchi.People follow Hindu religion ,they celebrate all the festivals Holi ,Diwali,Dussehra and Maha Shivratri.

Buddi Diwali is a fair which is celebrated here during the month of novermber and people from nearby villages come in large numbers to attend this fair.

Legenen behind Nirath Sun temple

So what is Nirath sun temple history ? Peolpe believe that Lord Parashurama oversaw the construction of the temple. Another tale claims that the Pandavas (during the Mahabharata era) resided here during their exile and may be responsible for the temple’s construction.

How to reach Nirath Sun Temple?

  • Nirath is 120 km from Shimla.
  • From Shimla it takes 5 hours by road.
  • You can take public transport which are easily available from Shimla town.
  • Nearest Airport and Railway stations are in Shimla.
  • Shimla is well connected by rail, road and air from other parts of the country

Google Maps Link: https://goo.gl/maps/kALAR1BB9ncTfiPH6

Shri Giriraj Chalisa in Hindi - श्री गिरिराज चालीसा

Shri Giriraj Chalisa in Hindi – श्री गिरिराज चालीसा

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Shri Giriraj Chalisa Lyrics in Hindi

|| दोहा ||
बन्दहुँ वीणा वादिनी, धरि गणपति को ध्यान।
महाशक्ति राधा, सहित कृष्ण करौ कल्याण।
सुमिरन करि सब देवगण, गुरु पितु बारम्बार।
बरनौ श्रीगिरिराज यश, निज मति के अनुसार।

|| चौपाई ||
जय हो जय बंदित गिरिराजा, ब्रज मण्डल के श्री महाराजा।
विष्णु रूप तुम हो अवतारी, सुन्दरता पै जग बलिहारी।
स्वर्ण शिखर अति शोभा पावें, सुर मुनि गण दरशन कूं आवें।
शांत कंदरा स्वर्ग समाना, जहाँ तपस्वी धरते ध्याना।

द्रोणगिरि के तुम युवराजा, भक्तन के साधौ हौ काजा।
मुनि पुलस्त्य जी के मन भाये, जोर विनय कर तुम कूं लाये।
मुनिवर संघ जब ब्रज में आये, लखि ब्रजभूमि यहाँ ठहराये।
विष्णु धाम गौलोक सुहावन, यमुना गोवर्धन वृन्दावन।

देख देव मन में ललचाये, बास करन बहुत रूप बनाये।
कोउ बानर कोउ मृग के रूपा, कोउ वृक्ष कोउ लता स्वरूपा।
आनन्द लें गोलोक धाम के, परम उपासक रूप नाम के।
द्वापर अंत भये अवतारी, कृष्णचन्द्र आनन्द मुरारी।

महिमा तुम्हरी कृष्ण बखानी, पूजा करिबे की मन ठानी।
ब्रजवासी सब के लिये बुलाई, गोवर्धन पूजा करवाई।
पूजन कूं व्यंजन बनवाये, ब्रजवासी घर घर ते लाये।
ग्वाल बाल मिलि पूजा कीनी, सहस भुजा तुमने कर लीनी।

स्वयं प्रकट हो कृष्ण पूजा में, मांग मांग के भोजन पावें।
लखि नर नारि मन हरषावें, जै जै जै गिरिवर गुण गावें।
देवराज मन में रिसियाए, नष्ट करन ब्रज मेघ बुलाए।
छाया कर ब्रज लियौ बचाई, एकउ बूंद न नीचे आई।

सात दिवस भई बरसा भारी, थके मेघ भारी जल धारी।
कृष्णचन्द्र ने नख पै धारे, नमो नमो ब्रज के रखवारे।
करि अभिमान थके सुरसाई, क्षमा मांग पुनि अस्तुति गाई।
त्राहि माम मैं शरण तिहारी, क्षमा करो प्रभु चूक हमारी।

बार बार बिनती अति कीनी, सात कोस परिकम्मा दीनी।
संग सुरभि ऐरावत लाये, हाथ जोड़ कर भेंट गहाए।
अभय दान पा इन्द्र सिहाये, करि प्रणाम निज लोक सिधाये।
जो यह कथा सुनैं चित लावें, अन्त समय सुरपति पद पावैं।

गोवर्धन है नाम तिहारौ, करते भक्तन कौ निस्तारौ।
जो नर तुम्हरे दर्शन पावें, तिनके दुख दूर ह्वै जावे।
कुण्डन में जो करें आचमन, धन्य धन्य वह मानव जीवन।
मानसी गंगा में जो नहावे, सीधे स्वर्ग लोक कूं जावें।

दूध चढ़ा जो भोग लगावें, आधि व्याधि तेहि पास न आवें।
जल फल तुलसी पत्र चढ़ावें, मन वांछित फल निश्चय पावें।
जो नर देत दूध की धारा, भरौ रहे ताकौ भण्डारा।
करें जागरण जो नर कोई, दुख दरिद्र भय ताहि न होई।

श्याम शिलामय निज जन त्राता, भक्ति मुक्ति सरबस के दाता।
पुत्रहीन जो तुम कूं ध्यावें, ताकूं पुत्र प्राप्ति ह्वै जावें।
दण्डौती परिकम्मा करहीं, ते सहजहिं भवसागर तरहीं।
कलि में तुम सक देव न दूजा, सुर नर मुनि सब करते पूजा।

|| दोहा ||
जो यह चालीसा पढ़ै, सुनै शुद्ध चित्त लाय।
सत्य सत्य यह सत्य है, गिरिवर करै सहाय।
क्षमा करहुँ अपराध मम, त्राहि माम् गिरिराज।
श्याम बिहारी शरण में, गोवर्धन महाराज।

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Shri Durga Astakam – श्री दुर्गाष्टकम् : कात्यायनि महामाये | Katyayani MahaMaye – In Hindi and English

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Shri Durga Astakam in Hindi

कात्यायनि महामाये खड्गबाणधनुर्धरे ।

खड्गधारिणि चण्डि दुर्गादेवि नमोऽस्तु ते ।।१।।

वसुदेवसुते कालि वासुदेवसहोदरी ।

वसुन्धराश्रिये नन्दे दुर्गादेवि नमोऽस्तु ते ।।२।।

योगनिद्रे महानिद्रे योगमाये महेश्वरी ।

योगसिद्धिकरी शुद्धे दुर्गादेवि नमोऽस्तु ते ।।३।।

शङ्खचक्रगदापाणे शार्ङ्गज्यायतबाहवे ।

पीताम्बरधरे धन्ये दुर्गादेवि नमोऽस्तु ते ।।४।।

ऋग्यजुस्सामाथर्वाणश्चतुस्सामन्तलोकिनी ।

ब्रह्मस्वरूपिणि ब्राह्मि दुर्गादेवि नमोऽस्तु ते ।।५।।

वृष्णीनां कुलसम्भूते विष्णुनाथसहोदरी ।

वृष्णिरूपधरे धन्ये दुर्गादेवि नमोऽस्तु ते ।।६।।

सर्वज्ञे सर्वगे शर्वे सर्वेशे सर्वसाक्षिणी ।

सर्वामृतजटाभारे दुर्गादेवि नमोऽस्तु ते ।।७।।

अष्टबाहु महासत्त्वे अष्टमी नवमी प्रिये ।

अट्टहासप्रिये भद्रे दुर्गादेवि नमोऽस्तु ते ।।८।।

दुर्गाष्टकमिदं पुण्यं भक्तितो यः पठेन्नरः ।

सर्वकाममवाप्नोति दुर्गालोकं स गच्छति ।।९।।

इति श्री दुर्गाष्टकम् ।

Shri Durga Astakam in English

|| 1 ||
Karthyayaini, Mahamaye,
Gadga bana dhaurdhare,
Gadga dharinee chandi,
Sri Durga Devi namosthuthe.

|| 2 ||
Vasudeva suthe, kali,
Vasu deva sahodhari,
Vasundhara sriye nandhe,
Sri Durga Devi namosthuthe.

|| 3 ||
Yoga nidhre, maha nidhre,
Yoga maye, maaheswari,
Yoga sidhikari shudhe,
Sri Durga Devi namosthuthe.

|| 4 ||
Sankha chakra gada pane,
Sarnga jyayatha bahave,
Peethmbara dhare, dhanye,
Sri Durga Devi namosthuthe.

|| 5 ||
Rik Yajur sama adarvana,
Schadu Samantha lokinee,
Brahma swaroopini, brahmi,
Sri Durga Devi namosthuthe.

|| 6 ||
Vrushneenaam kula sambhoothe,
Vishnu nadha sahodharee,
Vrushnee roopa dhare dhanya,
Sri Durga Devi namosthuthe.

|| 7 ||
Sarvagna, sarvage sarve,
Sarveshwari, sarva sakshini,
Sarvamrutha jada bhare,
Sri Durga Devi namosthuthe.

|| 8 ||
Ashta bahu maha sathwe,
Ashtami navami priye,
Attahasa priye bhadre,
Sri Durga Devi namosthuthe.

|| 9 ||
Durgashtakamidham punyam,
Bhakthidho ya paden nara,
Sarva kamavapnothi,
Durga lokam sa gachathi.


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Jogulamba Temple Alampur Telangana

Jogulamba Temple Alampur Telangana.

In the state of Telangana , Alampur is a peaceful town located on the banks of the Tungabhadra River. Alampur is regarded as Srisailam’s western entrance. Here, a magnificent temple, the Jogulamba Temple and the remains of some earlier temples serve as examples of Badami Chalukyan architecture.

Jogulamba temple

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Jogulamba temple alampur telangana history

Many South Indian dynasties ruled this area. At the Jogulamba temple, the main deities are Jogulamba and Balabrahmeshwara. The fifth Shakti Peetha of the 18 Astadasha Maha Shakti Peethas in the country is thought to be the goddess Jogulamba.

The Jogulamba temple is regarded as a Shakti Peetha where Sati Devi’s upper teeth fell. ( The mythology of Daksha yagna and Sati’s self immolation is the origin story of Shakti Peethas. There are 18 Astadasha Maha Shakti Peethas and 51 Shaktipeethams in total )

The original temple was destroyed in 1390 CE. The temple was rebuilt after 615 years.

Jogulamba and Balabrahmeswara, a manifestation of Shiva, are the main deities in the Jogulamba temple. Goddess Jogulamba is depicted in this temple sitting on a corpse with a scorpion, frog, and lizard perched on its head. The Telugu name Yogula Amma, which means Mother of Yogis, is said to be the source of the word Jogulamba.

According to legend, Rasa Siddha, a famous saint who lived in the sixth century, had the ability to turn ordinary metal into gold and was close to the Chalukya ruler Pulakesi II. He was instrumental in constructing temples called ‘Nava Brahmas’.

According to the legend, the nine names of Lord Siva are the names of medicinal herbs told by Rasa Siddha and there are nine temples dedicated to each one.

These temples are the Swarga Brahma Temple Padma Brahma Temple, Vishva Brahma Temple Arka Brahma Temple, Bala Brahma Temple, Garuda Brahma Temple, and Taraka Brahma Temple.

The Siddha Rasarnavam is a tantric work, which states that if upasana is performed as per the prescribed Tantra, then using the medicinal herbs gold caan be created.

Some more details can be found here.

Jogulamba Temple timings

The temple is open on all the days of the week. Th temple timings are as below:

Monday7:00 AM – 1:00 PM2:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Tuesday7:00 AM – 1:00 PM2:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Wednesday7:00 AM – 1:00 PM2:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Thursday7:00 AM – 1:00 PM2:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Friday7:00 AM – 1:00 PM2:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Saturday7:00 AM – 1:00 PM2:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Sunday7:00 AM – 1:00 PM2:00 PM – 8:30 PM

How to reach Shri Jogulamba Temple Alampur?

  • By Air : RGIA-Hyderabad Shamshabad Airport is the nearest airport and it is at a distance of around 200 Kms. You can hire regular taxi or public transport from there.
  • By Rail: Alampur road is the nearest railway station. Alampur road is located at aroud 9 Km from the temple and is very easy to reach. You can take Taxi or auto from there to reach the temple.
  • By Road:
    • Hyderabad to Jogulamba Temple – Alampur, is located approximately 220 km from Hyderabad. Alampur is located on Bangalore Hyderabad highway and hence it is also easily accessible from Bengaluru.
    • Bangalore to Jogulamba Temple – Alampur is aroud 380 Kms from Bangalore towards Hyderabad and will take around 7 hrs to reach

Other Information

Alampur jogulamba temple official website – click here

Darshan timings and tickets

Alampur Jogulamba Childless Couple Pooja Timings

Pooja DaysTimings
Tue to FriMorning – 08:00 to 11:00
  • Tickets for Childless Couple Pooja can be purchased from the temple counter by 7:00 AM.
  • Childless Couple Pooja Tickets Cost is Rs 800.
  • Pooja Materials Required for Childless Couple Pooja are Kumkum 1 Packet, Turmeric 1 Packet, Blouse Piece 1, Bangle and Butter 100gm.

Alampur Jogulamba Temple Abhishekam Timings

Days TimingsAbhishekam Ticket CostNo. of Persons AllowedMen Dress CodeFemale Dress Code
Mon to Sun08:00 to 11:45Rs.200Couple or SingleKurta , Payajama / DhotiIndian dress
  • Alampur Jogulamba Temple Abhishekam will be performed daily for Bala Brahmeswara Swamy.
  • Devotees can carry Milk, Curd, Ghee or Honey, but not mandatory

Alampur Jogulamba Temple Rudrabhishekam Timings

DaysRudrabhishekam TimingsRudrabhishekam Ticket Cost
Pooja on Normal Days07:30 to 16:00Rs.200
During Karthika Masam06:30 to 17:00Rs.200

Note: Purchase the ticket from the ticket counter. Please wear traditional indian dress
.

Alampur Jogulamba Temple Kumkum Archana Timings

DaysKumkum Archana TimingsKumkum Archana Ticket CostNo. of Persons Allowed
Mon to Sun08:30 to 11:30Rs.300Couple

Note : Purchase the ticket from the ticket counter. Please wear traditional indian dress


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श्री काल भैरव अष्टक - Shri Kal Bhairav Astak - Kal Bhairav

श्री काल भैरव अष्टक – Shri Kal Bhairav Astak – Kal Bhairav

Bhairavastaka – Shri Kal Bhairav Astak – Kal Bhairav

देवराजसेव्यमानपावनांघ्रिपङ्कजं

व्यालयज्ञसूत्रमिन्दुशेखरं कृपाकरम्।

नारदादियोगिवृन्दवन्दितं दिगंबरं

काशिकापुराधिनाथकालभैरवं भजे ।। १ ।।

भानुकोटिभास्वरं भवाब्धितारकं परं

नीलकण्ठमीप्सितार्थदायकं त्रिलोचनम्।

कालकालमंबुजाक्षमक्षशूलमक्षरं

काशिकापुराधिनाथकालभैरवं भजे ।। २।।

शूलटंकपाशदण्डपाणिमादिकारणं

श्यामकायमादिदेवमक्षरं निरामयम्।

भीमविक्रमं प्रभुं विचित्रताण्डवप्रियं

काशिकापुराधिनाथकालभैरवं भजे ।। ३ ।।

भुक्तिमुक्तिदायकं प्रशस्तचारुविग्रहं

भक्तवत्सलं स्थितं समस्तलोकविग्रहम्।

विनिक्वणन्मनोज्ञहेमकिङ्किणीलसत्कटिं

काशिकापुराधिनाथकालभैरवं भजे ।। ४ ।।

धर्मसेतुपालकं त्वधर्ममार्गनाशनं

कर्मपाशमोचकं सुशर्मधायकं विभुम्।

स्वर्णवर्णशेषपाशशोभितांगमण्डलं

काशिकापुराधिनाथकालभैरवं भजे ।। ५ ।।

रत्नपादुकाप्रभाभिरामपादयुग्मकं

नित्यमद्वितीयमिष्टदैवतं निरंजनम्।

मृत्युदर्पनाशनं करालदंष्ट्रमोक्षणं

काशिकापुराधिनाथकालभैरवं भजे ।। ६ ।।

अट्टहासभिन्नपद्मजाण्डकोशसंततिं

दृष्टिपात्तनष्टपापजालमुग्रशासनम्।

अष्टसिद्धिदायकं कपालमालिकाधरं

काशिकापुराधिनाथकालभैरवं भजे ।। ७ ।।

भूतसंघनायकं विशालकीर्तिदायकं

काशिवासलोकपुण्यपापशोधकं विभुम्।

नीतिमार्गकोविदं पुरातनं जगत्पतिं

काशिकापुराधिनाथकालभैरवं भजे ।। ८ ।।

।। फल श्रुति ।।

कालभैरवाष्टकं पठंति ये मनोहरं

ज्ञानमुक्तिसाधनं विचित्रपुण्यवर्धनम्।

शोकमोहदैन्यलोभकोपतापनाशनं

प्रयान्ति कालभैरवांघ्रिसन्निधिं नरा ध्रुवम्।।

Redi Ganesha

Redi Ganesh – Vengurla – Ratnagiri – Konkan

The Ganpati Temple at Redi also known as Redi Ganesh is a very popular temple in the region.

Redi Ganesh temple is located at about 30 km from Vengurla, which is the coastal district of Ratnagiri in the Konkan region. The deity of the temple is the sitting form of Lord Ganesha . The idol of Lord Ganesha is15 meters in height.

There is a beautiful story around this temple . It is said that the idol was recovered from beneath the earth, after a local person dreamt of a buried idol of the lord Ganesha and after excavating the place he found the idol of Lord.

Redi Ganesh - Very popular temple in Ratnagiri district

Redi Ganesh Legend

So below is the Redi Ganesh history.

As per locals on April 18th, 1976 a truck driver named Sadanand Nagesh Kambali parked his truck at this place.

He used to ply truck from Redi mines to harbour. The truck driver was sleeping in this truck when he had a dream.

It is said that in dream, Lord Ganesha appeared and asked him to dig at the very same place.

Since the driver had great faith in Lord Ganesha, he started digging there and to the astonishment of all the villagers, there appeared two-handed idol of Lord Ganesha, carved in solid rock.

It was1st May 1976. After seeking blessings from Village deity, villagers decided to build a temple there.

After few days, in the same area they excavated a big idol of mouse, which is a traditional vehicle of Ganesha.

So do visit this beautifully built temple and get delighted by taking “Darshan” of the adorable deity.

It is also said that the statue was made by the Pandava during their rule. The statue is approximately 6 ft in height and 4 ft in width. The Ganesh idol is in a sitting position and is Dwibhuja (two arms) as compared to rest of the idols which are generally Chaturbhuja (four arms).

Mahavir Mandir Patna

Mahavir Mandir Patna – Old Lord Hanuman Temple

Mahavir Mandir Patna – The temple is located near the Patna Junction. Mahavir Mandir Patna is one of the largest and oldest temples in the state of Bihar.

Lord Hanuman is the presiding diety of the temple. Bihar’s Patna is home to the this famous Mahavir temple. Each day, thousands of worshippers flock here to offer prayers and ask for Lord Hanuman’s blessing.

It is also known as the “Manokamana Temple” since it is believed that devotees’ requests are answered in full. This explains why there are more and more devotees visiting the shrine.

This holy temple is devoted to Lord Hanuman. This is one of the most famous Hanuman temple in Bihar. It is the second most visited religious destination in all of North India as a result of the millions of devotees that flock here to ask for blessings and make prayers.

Mahavir Mandir Patna History

Itn is said that this Mahavir temple in the state of Bihar has been around for all time. People still don’t know the exact date of the first establishment. In 1947, Mahavir temple Patna became well-known.

Mahavir Mandir Patna

But according to the historic facts and traditions is it said the Mahavir Mandir Patna was originally established by Swami Balanand. He was an ascetic scent in 1730 A.D. The Temple was rebuilt at the time of Independence.

But in general people believe that this temple is Patna has been in existence foreever.

Mahavir Mandir Patna has two idols of Hanumanji standing side by side in the sanctum.

Significance of Mahavir Mandir Patna

The entrance of the Mahavir Mandir Patna is facing north.

At the entrance of the temple you will find place to keep shoes, clean water for washing feet and hand.

Mahavir Temple is a complex of temples, not just a single temple. There are stairs on an elevated platform to the left of the entryway that go to Garbhagriha. Lord Hanuman’s sanctum sanctorum is this Garbhagriha.

There is again a passage which houses Lord Shiva. This passage has a ritual significance for the devotees who come here to offer prayer and seek blessings.

The first floor of the Mahavir Mandir Patna consists of four sanctum sanctora of Deities. The first one is of Lord Rama. The second one is of Lord Krishna delivering the sermon to Arjun. Goddess Durga is situated next to Lord Krishna. And last but not the least, Lord Shiva meditating with his wife Goddess Parvati and Nandi, the holy ox.

The holy floating Ram Setu Shila is also placed on the ground.This Ram Setu Shila is kept in a glass container. It weighs around 15kgs whereas its volume is around 13,000mm.

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Brihaspati Dev Ki Aarti

Brihaspati Dev Ki Aarti – Hindi and English Lyrics

Brihaspati Dev Ki Aarti – बृहस्‍पति देव की आरती – Freinds every day of the week is dedicated to one or the other god and people get special benefits by worshiping them on that day. Similarly, Thursday is the day of Lord Brihaspati and there is a ritual of worshiping him on this day. And reciting Brihaspati aarti brings in lot of benefits.

For all the readers of mytempletrips, we bring you today Brihaspati Dev Ki Aarti in hindi and english lyrics.

Brihaspati Dev Ki Aarti – Hindi Lyrics

जय बृहस्पति देवा, ॐ जय बृहस्पति देवा।
छिन छिन भोग लगाऊं, कदली फल मेवा॥
ॐ जय बृहस्पति देवा ।।१।।


तुम पूरण परमात्मा, तुम अंतर्यामी।
जगतपिता जगदीश्वर, तुम सबके स्वामी॥
ॐ जय बृहस्पति देवा।।२।।


चरणामृत निज निर्मल, सब पातक हर्ता।
सकल मनोरथ दायक, कृपा करो भर्ता।।
ॐ जय बृहस्पति देवा।।३।।


तन, मन, धन अर्पण कर, जो जन शरण पड़े।
प्रभु प्रकट तब होकर, आकर द्वार खड़े॥
ॐ जय बृहस्पति देवा।।४।।


दीनदयाल दयानिधि, भक्तन हितकारी।
पाप दोष सब हर्ता, भव बंधन हारी॥
ॐ जय बृहस्पति देवा।।५।।


सकल मनोरथ दायक, सब संशय हारी।
विषय विकार मिटाओ, संतन सुखकारी॥
ॐ जय बृहस्पति देवा।।६।।


जो कोई आरती तेरी, प्रेम सहित गावे।
जेष्‍ठानंद आनंदकर, सो निश्चय पावे॥
ॐ जय बृहस्पति देवा।।७।।


सब बोलो विष्णु भगवान की जय!
बोलो बृहस्पतिदेव की जय!!

Brihaspati Dev Ki Aarti – English Lyrics

Om Jai Bhraspati Deva, Jai Bhraspati Deva.
Chin ChinBhoogLagaoonPhalMewa II OM II

Tum PuranParmatama, Tum Antaryami.
JagatpitaJagdeeshvar Tum Sabke Swami II OM I

CharnamritNijNirmal, Sab PatakHarta.
SakalManorathDayak, KripaKaroBharta II OM II

Tan Mann Arpankar Jo JannSharanPade.
PrabhuPrakat Tab Hokar, AakarDwarKhade II OM II

DeenDayalDayaniddhi, BhaktanHitkari.
Paap Dosh Sab Harta, BhavBandhanHaar II OM II

SakalManorathDayak, Sab Sanshay Taro.
Vishay VikarMitaoSantanSukhkari II OM II

Jo Koi Aarti Teri PremSahit Gave.
Jaeshtanand Band So SoNischay Pave II OM II

Sab Bolo Vishnu Bhagwan Ki Jai.
Sab Bolo BhraspatiBhagwan Ki Jai.


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Biligiri Ranganatha Swamy Temple

Biligiri Ranganatha Swamy Temple – Chamrajnagar.

One of the famous temple in chamarajanagar, Biligiri Ranganna temple, also known as Sri Biligiri Ranganatha Swamy Temple, is perched on the top of a hill and is built in the Dravidian style of architecture. It is a must visit temple if you are on travel to the place or region.

The hills are said to belong to Bilikal’s Thiru Venkatanatha (white rock). On the pillars of the Biligiri Ranganatha Swamy Temple are notable and breathtaking sculptures of Saraswathi, Krishna, and Anjaneya.

Biligiri Ranganatha Swamy Temple
Biligiri Ranganatha Swamy Temple

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The temple is at a height of approx 1500 metres / 5100ft from sea level. There is a hundereds of year old Champak tree there which is also a attraction which you should see if you are visiting the temple.

The temple is surrounded by a thick forest popularly known as BR Hills or biligiriranga hills and temple is also know as BR hills temple or Biligiriranga hills temple.

During February-March every year, a car festival is arranged on BR hills and attracts lot of devotees across all Southern states of India. During the celebration, it’s usual to see scenes of goat and chicken offerings.


The names Biligiri and Rangana refer to the Lord Ranganatha, Balaji, or Venkatesha, respectively, and hill, respectively.

Dedicated to Lord Ranganatha, this temple. The idol, which is standing and sporting a hunting outfit and a knife in its belt, was established by the sage Vasishtha.

Sri Biligiri Ranganatha Swamy Temple History

According to history, a copper plate with the date 1667 is located at the Biligiri Ranganna temple.

This copper plate tells the story of the Biligiri Ranganna temple ( sri biligiri ranganathaswamy temple ) and belonged to Mudduraju, son of Trimalarajanayaka of Hadinadu.

The temple’s original name was Venkatanatha temple, however it was later renamed to Biligiri Ranganna temple.

The Biligiri Ranganna temple is historically significant and has a strange history and tale associated with it. Visitors to this shrine may notice a sizable pair of sandals.

It is thought that Lord Ranganatha, the ruling deity, wore these sandals. The sandals were worn by Lord Ranganatha while he walked through the forests. The pair of sandals is also reported to travel every day, and it is the responsibility of the villagers to replace it as is customary.

Other legends of Sri biligiri ranga temple

On these hills, it is said that Lord Ranganatha is supposed to have been worshipped by Lord Shri Rama and the sage Parasurama.

Lord Gangadhareshwara has his own shrine as well. The idols of Shri Biligiri Ranganatha and Mata Ranganayaki are found in the temple.

For many Vaishnavites this temple as lots of importance. On Fridays, a special pooja is done to the gods..

Biligiri rangana betta temple timings

Below are the Biligiri rangana betta timings:

Monday7AM to 2PM and 4PM to 6PM
Tuesday7AM to 2PM and 4PM to 6PM
Wednesday7AM to 2PM and 4PM to 6PM
Thursday7AM to 2PM and 4PM to 6PM
Friday7AM to 2PM and 4PM to 6PM
Saturday7AM to 2PM and 4PM to 6PM
Sunday7AM to 2PM and 4PM to 6PM

Biligiri rangana betta distance

The Sri Biligiri ranganathaswamy temple is at the distance of

  • 24 Kms from Yalandur the Taluk head quarters town
  • Aabout 48 Kms from Chamarajanagar District in Karnataka
  • Biligiri Ranganatha Swamy Temple is about 200 KM from Bangalore
  • Biligiri ranganatha temple is around 100Km from Mysore

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Bhagwan Parashuram ji ki aarti

Shri Parashuram Ji Ki Aarti – श्री परशुराम जी की आरती

ओउम जय परशुधारी, स्वामी जय परशुधारी।
सुर नर मुनिजन सेवत, श्रीपति अवतारी।। ओउम जय।।

जमदग्नी सुत नरसिंह, मां रेणुका जाया।
मार्तण्ड भृगु वंशज, त्रिभुवन यश छाया।। ओउम जय।।

कांधे सूत्र जनेऊ, गल रुद्राक्ष माला।
चरण खड़ाऊँ शोभे, तिलक त्रिपुण्ड भाला।। ओउम जय।।

ताम्र श्याम घन केशा, शीश जटा बांधी।
सुजन हेतु ऋतु मधुमय, दुष्ट दलन आंधी।। ओउम जय।।

मुख रवि तेज विराजत, रक्त वर्ण नैना।
दीन-हीन गो विप्रन, रक्षक दिन रैना।। ओउम जय।।

कर शोभित बर परशु, निगमागम ज्ञाता।
कंध चार-शर वैष्णव, ब्राह्मण कुल त्राता।। ओउम जय।।

माता पिता तुम स्वामी, मीत सखा मेरे।
मेरी बिरत संभारो, द्वार पड़ा मैं तेरे।। ओउम जय।।

अजर-अमर श्री परशुराम की, आरती जो गावे।
पूर्णेन्दु शिव साखि, सुख सम्पति पावे।। ओउम जय।।

Chitai Golu Devta Temple

Chitai Golu Devta Temple – The God Of Justice – Almora – Uttarakhand

The Gollu or Goljyu Devta, a manifestation of Lord Shiva in the shape of Gaur Bhairav, is the main diety of the Chitai Golu Devta Temple in Chitai Almora. Although there are many more temples in Almora, this one is the most well-known and revered. It is located on the Jageshwar Dham route in Uttarakhand, 8 kilometres from Almora.

It is said that if a worshipper asks for a wish with a clear conscience, his or her wish is granted! Gollu devata is he god of justice !

The temple can be recognised by the numerous bells hanging throughout the complex.

Chitai Golu Devta Temple

Devotees hang these bells as gifts while making wishes or as expressions of gratitude when those wishes come true.

On the tourism map, Chitai Golu Devta Temple is a significant religious attraction in Almora. For the residents of Almora and the nearby villages, it is the most revered temple.

Those who did not receive justice in court have covered the temple walls with court stamp papers. Thousands of bells that have been given by folks whose wishes have been granted are hung all around the temple.

History of Chitai Golu Devta Temple

According to history, Golu devta is regarded as the valiant son and general of Katyuri monarch Jhal Rai, his mother Kalindra, and grandfather Hal Rai. Champawat is recognised historically as the location of Golu Devta’s origin.

Two additional local deities, Harishchand Devjyun and Sem Devjun, are thought to be his mother’s siblings.

Legend of Chitai Golu Devta Temple

Another legend claims that once a king went hunting in the wilderness and became thirsty. He then instructed his servants to bring him some water. The maids intentionally woke up a woman who was in the middle of meditation. The lady won the king’s affection, and they got mrried.

The other queens became jealous of her and threw the newborn baby into a well and a fisherman found it. They replaced the baby with a stone.

Years later when the prince realized who he really was, So he took a wooden horse and in front of the king tried to make the horse drink water from the lake.

When the king notices this, he tells him that the horse wouldn’t drink water. To this the kid tells the king that if a woman can give birth to a stone, then why can’t a wooden horse drink water.

Realizing the truth, the king punished the other queens and his son went to be crowned and was known as the Gwalla Devata.

There are other tales that say Golu Devta was killed by the king of Binsar due to some false doubt and he was beheaded by the king. His head fell at Kaparkhan and his body fell at Gairad at Dana Golu where the temple now stands.

How to reach Chitai Golu Devta Temple?

  • By Air: The nearest airport to Almora is at Pantnagar, which is about 127 KMs From Almora.
  • By Train: The nearest railway station is at Kathgodam which is at 90 Kms from Almora and Kathgodam is quite well connected to various parts of the country.
  • By Road:
    • Chitai Golu Temple is well connected through road network.
    • Since air and rail connectivity in Uttarakhand is limited, road network is the best and easily available transport option.
    • You can either drive to Chitai Golu Temple or hire a cab/taxi to reach Chitai Golu Temple from Delhi or any other nearby cities.

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Khatu Shyam Bhajan - श्री खाटू श्‍याम जी का भजन

Khatu Shyam Bhajan – श्री खाटू श्‍याम जी का भजन – Shri Krishna Chandra Samjhave – श्री कृष्ण चन्द्र समझावे

For all our readers, please find the popular shru Khatu Shyam bhajan ( श्री खाटू श्‍याम जी का भजन )

Khatu Shyam is known as the Kalyugi incarnation of Lord Shri Krishna. There is a legend behind this saying. His grand temple is located in Sikar district of Rajasthan where a large number of devotees come every year. People believe that Baba Shyam fulfills everyone’s wishes and can even make Ranka a king.

The relation of Baba Khatu Shyam is believed to be from the Mahabharata period. He was the grandson of Panduputra Bhima. There is a legend that impressed by the immense power and potential of Khatu Shyam, Shri Krishna gave him a boon to be worshiped in his name in Kali Yuga.

Please find the popular shru Khatu Shyam bhajan Shri Krishna Chandra Samjhave – श्री कृष्ण चन्द्र समझावे below:

खाटू श्याम वाले चलो रे चलो रे चलो बाबा के -2
श्री कृष्ण चन्द्र समझावे,

जो कोई साँचे मन से ध्यावे

उसका सब दुखड़ा मिट जावे,

चालो बाबा के ।। टेक ।।

बाबा भोत घणो दातार,

पल में भर देवे भंडार,

याको नाम है लखदातार,

चालो बाबा के ।। टेक ।।

पहल्या शाम कुंड में नहावा,

फिर बाबा के मंदिर आवा

आपा नाच नाच के गावां,

चालो बाबा के ।। टेक।।

जो भी श्याम बाग में जावे,

उसकी बुद्धि हरी हो जावे

मन को भंवर मगन हो जावे

चालो बाबा के ।। टेक ।।

हंसो हंसा में मिल जावे-2,

थारो “सोहनलाल” गुण गावे

थारो नाम अमर हो जावे, चालो बाबा के ।।


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Sai Baba Ki Aarti - आरती श्री साईं जी की (Arti Sainath Ki), Sai Ram ki Arti

Sai Baba Ki Aarti – आरती श्री साईं जी की (Arti Sainath Ki), Sai Ram ki Arti

आरती श्री साईं गुरुवर की, परमानन्द सदा सुरवर की।
जा की कृपा विपुल सुखकारी, दुख शोक संकट भयहारी।

शिरडी में अवतार रचाया, चमत्कार से तत्व दिखाया।
कितने भक्त चरण पर आये, वे सुख शान्ति चिरंतन पाये।

भाव धरै जो मन में जैसा, पावत अनुभव वो ही वैसा।
गुरु की उदी लगवे तन को, समाधान लाभत उस मन को।

साईं नाम सदा जो गावे, सो फल जग में शाश्वत पावे।
गुरुवासर करि पूजा-सेवा, उस पर कृपा करत गुरुदेवा।

राम, कृष्ण, हनुमान रूप में, दे दर्शन, जानत जो मन में।
विविध धर्म के सेवक आते, दर्शन इच्छित फल पाते।

जै बोलो साईं बाबा की, जै बोलो अवधूत गुरु की।
साईंदास आरती को गावै, घर में बसि सुख, मंगल पावे।

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Ekadashi Mythological Story – Why is rice not eaten on Ekadashi? You will be surprised to know the reason

Ekadashi Mythological Story – Why is rice not eaten on Ekadashi?. .. Our country is the land of legends. There are many mythological stories which interests us. One such story is about fasting on Ekadashi… I found this beautiful story while doing some research on this topic. Hope you will find this article interesting.

There are some special rules on the day of Ekadashi. It is said that you should not to eat rice on this day. Do you know what is the reason behind the belief of not eating rice on the day of Ekadashi.

Ekadashi Mythological Story

Ekadashi fast comes twenty four times in a year. This day is considered to be of special importance in Hinduism. Lord Vishnu is worshiped on Ekadashi, hence Ekadashi is also called Hari Vasar or Hari’s day.

According to Puranas, the person who fasts on this day never faces any crisis in his life. There are some special rules for fasting on this day. Even if you are not fasting on Ekadashi, then it is very important to take care of some special things on this day.

One of these is not to eat rice on the day of Ekadashi. But do you know what is the reason behind the belief of not eating rice on the day of Ekadashi ?

Why rice is not eaten on this day?

According to the scriptures, fasting on Ekadashi is done with the aim of controlling the senses so that the mind can be kept pure and concentrated.

Mythology of Ekdashi

There is a legend that while running away from the anger of Ma Shakti, Maharishi Medha left his body with the power of yoga and merged into the earth.

It is said later that Maharishi Medha took birth on earth in the form of rice and barley. It is believed that this incident happened on Ekadashi. Barley and rice are considered to be the medha power of Maharishi, who is a living being.

This is the reason why barley and rice have been considered as living beings.

Even today, barley and rice do not even require soil to grow. They germinate only by sprinkling water. Considering them as living beings, they have been refrained from taking Ekadashi as food, so that the fast of Vishnu Swaroop can be completed sattvic.


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Top 5 Temples of Pryagraj – Famous temples of Pryagraj which you must visit.

Pryagraj ke prasiddh mandir – Top 5 Temples of Pryagraj : Friends, if you are on a trip to Prayagraj (Allahabad) then you will like this article & video. In this article / Video we will tell you about those 5 temples which you must visit if you are on a trip to Prayagraj.

Prayagraj tirath is situated at the confluence of Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers.

This Sangam Sthal is also called as Triveni and is one of the most important religious places for Hindus.

Prayagraj is one of the historical and mythological cities of India with its glorious past.

The dialect of Prayag is Awadhi, which is also known as Allahabadi dialect. But in new city today people speak modern Hindi.
The city of Sangam.. Prayagraj has a deep connection with religion and faith. Hundreds of such temples are present here which are dedicated to different deities. Some of these temples are very ancient.

So letn us look at those special temples which make this place very famous. Pryagraj is a city of temples but in this article we will take you to Top 5 Temples of Pryagraj. These are Famous temples of Pryagraj which you must visit if you are in town.

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Famous temples of Pryagraj – Top 5 Temples of Pryagraj

#1 Shivkuti

No one in my list of Top 5 Temples of Pryagraj, is Shivkuti Temple and Ashram is situated on the banks of the Ganges at the northern end of Prayagraj city. The Shiva temple was built in the year 1886 by Rana General Padmjang Bahadur of Nepal.

There are more than 500 Shiva lingas in this temple.

The locality is called as Shivkuti Mohalla. Shivling or idol of Lord Shiva is installed at the entry gate of most of the houses in this locality.
People are seen worshiping in the morning and evening.

Somewhere aarti is being done, and somewhere people are seen performing havan-pujan. The river Ganges flows by the side of this locality. There is also the Koteshwar Mahadev Temple on the right bank of the Ganges.

#2 Sri Mankameshwar Mandir

According to Skanda Purana and Prayag Mahatm, there is a pilgrimage of Lord Mankameshwar on the banks of Yamuna near Pishach Mochan Temple to the west of Akshayavat. Which is considered synonymous with Shiva.

It is a religious belief that where there is Shiva, Ma Parvati also resides there. That’s why Bhairav, Yaksha, Kinnar etc. are also present here. Apart from being the pilgrimage center of Kameshwar and Kameshwari, it is very important from the point of view of Tantrik Sadhana of Sri Vidya.

A wonderful Shivling of Sri Mukteshwar and Siddheshwar Mahadev is established in the premises of Mankameshwar temple. Here Hanuman ji Maharaj is sitting facing south.

In th holy month os sawan there is lot of rush here. A huge crowd throngs here especially on the special days of Monday Pradosh and worship of Lord Shiva Parvati.

Mankameshwar Temple conducts its programs under the supervision of Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati.

Lord Mukteshwar ie. Lord Shiva is installed in the premises of the temple. In Padam Purana, there is a mention about the establishment of Lord Mukteshwar ( lord Shiva ) here. It is said that visiting Shri Mankameshwar and Mukteshwar Mahadev on 51 Mondays, one gets freedom from all kinds of obstacles.

It is mentioned in the Puranas that when Lord Shri Ram left Ayodhya with mother Sita and his younger brother Laxman for exile, he first came to Prayagraj. Where he stayed in Maharishi Bhardwaj’s ashram, after which Maharishi Bhardwaj showed him the way to Chitrakoot.

#3 ISKCON Temple, Prayagraj

There is a very beautiful temple of Sri Radha-Madhav in this religious city of Prayagraj. The idol of Lord Krishan and Radha is different from other temples and their smile is so good that after seeing people forget all their problems and sorrows.

This temple built on the banks of the river is decorated with colorful sculptures and gardens.

The ISKCON temple is located near the Balua Ghat on the banks of the Yamuna River in the city of Allahabad.

You can reach this temple very easily. , In this temple you get to see very attractive idols of Shri Krishna ji and Radha Rani ji.
Outside the temple, you get to see Lord Garuda. There is also a garden in the temple, in which beautiful flowers bloom, seeing which the mind becomes happy. One can also see the Gaushala in the temple, where cows are served. You also get to see a small shop in the temple, from where you can buy religious things. It feels very good to come to the temple.

ISKCON temple is about 500 to 600 meters away from Baluaghat.

#4 Patalpuri Mandir, Prayagraj

The very ancient Patalpuri temple is situated on the banks of the Sangam beach in Prayagraj. There are 40 deities enshrined in this temple. Akshayvat and Saraswati well present here attract the devotees.

As the name suggests, this place is underground. Present on the banks of the Sangam beach, this temple still exists with many of its specialties.
Chinese traveler Hiuen Tsang came here during his visit to India and visited this place.

Statues of the 6th century are also present in the temple premises, there is also the place where Mother Sita donated her bracelets in Treta Yuga, at this place secret donation is done.

The Lord is seated in his Ardhanarishwar form, along with the idol of Prayag, the king of pilgrimages. Here there is an unbroken flame dedicated to Lord Shani, which keeps on burning for 12 months.

Akshayvat and Saraswati Koop present here attract devotees. If we talk about Akshaya Vat, then it is that holy banyan tree, which can never be destroyed.

It is present here since four ages. It is said that Lord Shri Ram, Mother Sita and brother Laxman came here in Treta Yuga and rested for three nights under this tree.

Along with this, it is also believed that when there will be annihilation and the whole earth will be submerged, the existence of Akshayavat will remain intact even at that time.

#5 Nagvasuki Mandir

There is a very ancient Nagavasuki temple on the northern corner of Daraganj, towards the north from the Sangam bank in the holy pilgrimage place Prayag.

Vasuki Nag, the king of snakes, is seated in this temple. The glory of this temple can be summed up only by the fact that the journey of every devotee and pilgrim coming to Prayagraj is not complete until he sees Nagvasuki.

The Nagavasuki temple houses the idols of Sheshnag and Vasukinag. Lakhs of pilgrims visit this temple on the day of Kumbh, Ardh Kumbh, Magh Mela and Nagpanchami.

The description of this temple also comes in Puranas. This temple is unique because the presiding deity here is the serpent Vasuki and its stone idol is located in the center of the temple. The Nagavasuki temple also has many mythological beliefs.

There is such a mythological belief about this temple that by coming here and worshiping, Kaal Sarp Dosh ends forever. The ancient Nagvasuki temple situated on the banks of the Ganges has been a center of faith for centuries.

In the month of Shravan, like Shivalayas, the rituals of Rudrabhishek, Mahabhishek and Kaal Sarpadosh’s peace are performed in Nagvasuki temple.

#5 Hanuman Mandir, Civil lines Prayagraj

Hanumat Niketan Temple is the famous temple in Allahabad. This temple is situated in Civil Line area of ​​Allahabad. Hence this temple is also known as Hanuman Mandir of Civil Line and it is known as Hanumat Niketan Mandir. This temple is dedicated to Hanuman ji. You get to see a very grand idol of Hanuman ji in this temple.

The entrance of Hanumat Niketan temple is very grand. Above the entrance of the temple, you will get to see the chariot design, which looks very attractive. This chariot belongs to Bhishma Pitamah ji. If you go inside from the entrance, you will get to see a huge ground here. On one side of the ground, you will find a Prasad shop, from where you can buy Prasad to offer to Hanuman ji.

You will get to see a temple on the second site and you will get to see the main temple in front. In the main temple you get to see the grand statue of Hanuman ji. Hanuman ji is seen lifting a mountain of Sanjivani Booti here .

Here you also get to see Ram, Laxman and Sita ji. The idol of Maa Durga is also present here. You can also visit them. There is another temple beside the main temple. You can have darshan of Surya Bhagwan Ji, Ganesh Ji, Shankar Ji, Lakshmi Narayan Ji and 12 Jyotirlingas there also. Here you also get to see the grand idol of Saraswati Mata and Radhe Krishna. You will love coming here. Many people come here in the evening to have darshan and spend their time here.

Other temples / religious places to visit

#7 Triveni Sangam Prayagraj

In Hindu tradition, Triveni Sangam is the confluence (Sanskrit: संगाम) of three rivers that is also a holy place, with a bath here said to wash away one’s sins and free one from the cycle of rebirth.

The Triveni Sangam is the confluence of the Ganges (Ganga), the Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati river.

At the Triveni Sangam, the Ganga and the Yamuna can be distinguished by their different colors – the Ganga’s water is clear while the Yamuna’s is green. The third river, the legendary Saraswati, is said to be invisible.

The auspiciousness of the confluence of the two rivers is mentioned in the Rigveda, which states, “Those who bathe at the place where two rivers, white and dark, flow together, rise to heaven.”

A place of religious importance and one of the sites of the historic Kumbh Mela held every 12 years, it has also been the site of immersion of ashes of several national leaders including Mahatma Gandhi in 1949.

#8 Shri Bade Hanuman Mandir

This temple is believed to be at least 600-700 years old. It is said that the king of Kannauj had no children. His guru told as a solution, ‘ Get such a statue made of Hanumanji who went to Patal to free Ram Laxman from the snake noose.

This idol of Hanumanji should be brought from Vindhyachal mountain.’ When the king of Kannauj did the same and he brought the idol of Hanumanji from Vindhyachal by boat. Then suddenly the boat broke and this statue got submerged. The king was very sad to see this and he returned to his kingdom.

Many years after this incident, when the water level of the Ganga decreased, Baba Balagiri Maharaj, a devotee of Ram, who was trying to establish a Dhuni there, found this statue. Then after that the temple was built by the king there.

In ancient times, on the orders of the Mughal rulers, the process of demolishing Hindu temples was going on, but here the Mughal soldiers could not even move the statue of Hanumanji. As they tried to lift the statue, that statue was sitting more and more in the earth. This is the reason why this statue is made so low from the ground.

#9 Beni Madhav Mandir

The deity of Lord Vishnu is worshiped at the Beni Madhav Temple located at Daraganj in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. The temple comprises a shrine where the deity of Radha Krishna made of black stone is enshrined.

Thousands of devotees visit this temple to seek the blessings of both Lord Krishna and Goddess Radha.

It is said that once Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, a guru of Vaishnavas came from Bengal to visit this temple. He is considered to be an ardent devotee of Lord Mahavishnu and Goddess Lakshmi. Since his arrival, thousands of devotees as well as pilgrims started visiting the temple during the year.


Hope you liked our list of Top 5 Temples of Pryagraj, and do visit these temples of your next trrip to the city.

Sri Prasanna Thimmarayaswamy Temple Gudichetlu

Sri Prasanna Thimmarayaswamy Temple Gudichetlu – Near Bangalore & Hosur – Must visit!

Hidden somewhere near the Bagalur locality of Kirshangiri distirict in Tamilnadu there is a place called as Gudichuattlu. This place is very near to Hosur and sarjapura area of bengaluru.. There is a very beautiful temple of Lord Vishnu.. known as Sri Prasanna Thimmarayaswamy Temple.

In this article and video you will find information on this beautiful temple ( Sri Prasanna Thimmarayaswamy Temple Gudichetlu ) which you must visit if you are in the region. It is one of the ancient temple in the region.

So friends today I will take u to Sri Prasanna Thimmarayaswamy Temple near Baglur. The temple is quite well known in the locality. One of the famous Lord Vishnu Temples in the region.

Sri Prasanna Thimmarayaswamy Temple Gudichetlu
Temple Entrance

About the temple

The temple is said to be an old temple, but renovated lately. The temple premises is huge and is beautifully maintained.

Painted in golden color the temple looks very good. As soos as you reach the temple premises you are welcome by a huge gopuram and when you entet you will se a big dhwaja stambh .

The main dielty of the temple is lord Balaji or lord Vishnu worshipped as Sri Prasanna Thimmarayaswamy. We could not find much hsitory of the temple, tried asking people around there but could not find much infoirmation.

But this is such a beautoful temple, that it is a must visit if you are staying around the region. Apast from lord bajali you will also find shrines of Lord Anjenaya, Lord Ganesha, Navagrah etc.

A very beautiful temple of Lord Vishnu.. known as Sri Prasanna Thimmarayaswamy Temple.
Beautiful park at the Gudichetlu temple

Just next to the the main temple is a small area looks like a garden which has hude idols of Lord Krishna , lord Vishnu , Lord Rama and Hanuman etc .. The whole environment around is so calm and you feel an eternal peace here.

Seva options – Gudichetlu temple

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Sri Prasanna Thimmarayaswamy Temple Gudichetlu Address

Sri Prasanna Thimmarayaswamy Temple, Gudichetlu, RVJR+328, Gudichuattlu, Tamil Nadu 635105

How to reach Sri Prasanna Thimmarayaswamy Temple ?

So reaching the temple is quite reasy. If you live in Bangalore you can take Bangalore -> Sarjapur -> Bagalore – > Gudichuattlu route.

Please follow the directions in the link below from google maos and yiou will reach there with out any problems.

Google Maps link: https://goo.gl/maps/FTqdJKHmcCBQgASQ8


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Shri Narmada Chalisa – जय-जय-जय नर्मदा भवानी – Jay Jay Jay Narmada Bhawani

Shri Narmada Chalisa – श्री नर्मदा चालीसा

॥ दोहा ॥
देवि पूजित, नर्मदा, महिमा बड़ी अपार।
चालीसा वर्णन करत, कवि अरु भक्त उदार॥

इनकी सेवा से सदा, मिटते पाप महान।
तट पर कर जप दान नर, पाते हैं नित ज्ञान ॥

॥ चौपाई ॥
जय-जय-जय नर्मदा भवानी,
तुम्हरी महिमा सब जग जानी।

अमरकण्ठ से निकली माता,
सर्व सिद्धि नव निधि की दाता।

कन्या रूप सकल गुण खानी,
जब प्रकटीं नर्मदा भवानी।

सप्तमी सूर्य मकर रविवारा,
अश्वनि माघ मास अवतारा।

वाहन मकर आपको साजैं,
कमल पुष्प पर आप विराजैं।

ब्रह्मा हरि हर तुमको ध्यावैं,
तब ही मनवांछित फल पावैं।

दर्शन करत पाप कटि जाते,
कोटि भक्त गण नित्य नहाते।

जो नर तुमको नित ही ध्यावै,
वह नर रुद्र लोक को जावैं।

मगरमच्‍छ तुम में सुख पावैं,
अंतिम समय परमपद पावैं।

मस्तक मुकुट सदा ही साजैं,
पांव पैंजनी नित ही राजैं।

कल-कल ध्वनि करती हो माता,
पाप ताप हरती हो माता।

पूरब से पश्चिम की ओरा,
बहतीं माता नाचत मोरा।

शौनक ऋषि तुम्हरौ गुण गावैं,
सूत आदि तुम्हरौं यश गावैं।

शिव गणेश भी तेरे गुण गावैं,
सकल देव गण तुमको ध्यावैं।

कोटि तीर्थ नर्मदा किनारे,
ये सब कहलाते दु:ख हारे।

मनोकमना पूरण करती,
सर्व दु:ख माँ नित ही हरतीं।

कनखल में गंगा की महिमा,
कुरुक्षेत्र में सरस्वती महिमा।

पर नर्मदा ग्राम जंगल में,
नित रहती माता मंगल में।

एक बार कर के स्नाना ,
तरत पिढ़ी है नर नारा।

मेकल कन्या तुम ही रेवा,
तुम्हरी भजन करें नित देवा।

जटा शंकरी नाम तुम्हारा,
तुमने कोटि जनों को तारा।

समोद्भवा नर्मदा तुम हो,
पाप मोचनी रेवा तुम हो।

तुम्हरी महिमा कहि नहिं जाई,
करत न बनती मातु बड़ाई।

जल प्रताप तुममें अति माता,
जो रमणीय तथा सुख दाता।

चाल सर्पिणी सम है तुम्हारी,
महिमा अति अपार है तुम्हारी।

तुम में पड़ी अस्थि भी भारी,
छुवत पाषाण होत वर वारि।

यमुना मे जो मनुज नहाता,
सात दिनों में वह फल पाता।

सरस्वती तीन दीनों में देती,
गंगा तुरत बाद हीं देती।

पर रेवा का दर्शन करके
मानव फल पाता मन भर के।

तुम्हरी महिमा है अति भारी,
जिसको गाते हैं नर-नारी।

जो नर तुम में नित्य नहाता,
रुद्र लोक मे पूजा जाता।

जड़ी बूटियां तट पर राजें,
मोहक दृश्य सदा हीं साजें|

वायु सुगंधित चलती तीरा,
जो हरती नर तन की पीरा।

घाट-घाट की महिमा भारी,
कवि भी गा नहिं सकते सारी।

नहिं जानूँ मैं तुम्हरी पूजा,
और सहारा नहीं मम दूजा।

हो प्रसन्न ऊपर मम माता,
तुम ही मातु मोक्ष की दाता।

जो मानव यह नित है पढ़ता,
उसका मान सदा ही बढ़ता।

जो शत बार इसे है गाता,
वह विद्या धन दौलत पाता।

अगणित बार पढ़ै जो कोई,
पूरण मनोकामना होई।

सबके उर में बसत नर्मदा,
यहां वहां सर्वत्र नर्मदा ।

॥ दोहा ॥
भक्ति भाव उर आनि के, जो करता है जाप।
माता जी की कृपा से, दूर होत संताप॥


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tadbund hanuman temple

Tadbund Hanuman Temple – Sri Tadbund Veeranjaneya Swamy Temple, Tadbund, Secunderabad , Hyderabad

The temple of Sri Tadbund Veeranjaneya Swamy Temple also known as Tadbund Hanuman Temple , is an ancient and famous temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman. The temple is situated in Sikh Village, Tadbund, near Secunderabad in Hyderabad district of Telangana state.

About Tadbund Hanuman Temple

Presiding DeityLord Hanuman
PlaceSecunderabad
State:Telangana
Major FestivalsHanuman Jayanthi
Phone:040 27841283, 65641283

A vast, open Mukhamandapam hall, Granite Grabhalayam, Vimana Gopuram, and Maharaja Gopuram can all be found in the temple.

For 40 days, a large number of visitors perform Mandala Pradakshinas and Mandala Abhishekam at the shrine.

These worshippers decide to spend 40 days staying on the temple premises performing pradakshinas and poojas. Choultries were built for the convenience of their followers.

This shrine also has a

  • Ashwatha Vruksham (Raavi Chettu),
  • Shami Vruksham (Jammi Chettu),
  • Bilvadala Vruksham,
  • Maaredu Vruksham,
  • Nimba Vruksham (Neem Tree)
  • Usiri (Amla) chettu etc

This temple’s main attraction is Swayambhu Sri Veeranjaneya Swamy. On the left side of the same Swayambhu Anjaneya Swamy rock, devotees can find Lord Vinayaka.

Tadbund Hanuman Temple Deity

The main deity at this shrine, Sri Veeranjaneya Swamy, is a “Swayambhu,” or uncreated. To the left of Sri Veeranjaneya Swamy’s idol on the same sizable rock in the garbha gudi is Sri Vinayaka Swamy’s Swayambhu.

This is the first instance of its kind where devotees can worship Sri Veeranjaneya Swamy and Sri Ganesha on the same rock.

Surya, Chandra, Angaraka, Budha, Guru, Shukra, Shani, Rahu, and Kethu are among the other navagrahas that may be found on the temple grounds. When the tithi Trayodashi falls on Saturday, Shani Trayodashi is observed in the temple.

Many followers of Lord Shani pray to him on this auspicious day in order to be freed from all Shani-doshas.

As Sri Anjaneya Swamy came to be recognised as one of Lord Shiva’s personifications, the Shiva Panchayathanam, also known as the Shiva Lingam, which includes Goddess Parvathi, Vinayaka, Vishnu, and Surya, was sanctified on the temple grounds.

Every day, a large number of worshipers visit this Shiva Panchayatanam.

In the Shrine, there is also a figure known as Nagaraja, who is thought to represent Subramanya Swamy in the form of a serpent.

Within the grounds of the temple, beneath Raavi Chettu, there had once been a sizable anthill where snakes had once lived.

The majority of the devotees worship Nagendra, who is carved out of black granite stone and put in the same location on the temple grounds.

Sri Anjaneya Swamy’s conveyance (vahanam) is the ushtra, or camel. According to Sri Anjaneya Mangalashasanam and the history of Sri Anjaneya, a camel vahanam made of block granite stone and covered in silver plate may be seen in front of Sri Veeranjaneya Swamy inside the temple grounds.

This temple is also a very famous temple for Vehicle Pooja in Secundrabad.

Where to stay at Tadbund Temple?

A temple Kalyana Mandapam is there in the main temple premises.

This can be pre-booked for marriage and other cultural and spiritual functions with nominal costs.

For Booking Kalyana Mandapam Contact:

Sri Kyasa Lakshmi Narayana , Trustee – Contact No. 040-65641658

Rooms are available in the temple premises at nominal rates for those devotees who perform Mandala Pradakshinas, Mandala Abhishekams, etc.

For Booking Rooms Contact:

Sri Murki Venkatesh, Trustee – Contact No. 040-65641283

Tadbund Hanuman Temple Festivals

Hanuman Jayanti, which commemorates the birth of Lord Hanuman, and Sri Rama Navami, which commemorates the birth of Lord Sri Rama, are two of the most significant Hindu holidays celebrated with tremendous fervour in Tadbund.

How to reach shri Tadbund Veeranjaneya Swamy Temple

To go to Tadbund temple in Twin Cities, there are many transit options. Taking local city buses or taxis from the Secunderabad station will get you close to the temple.

  • By Bus:
    • The distance between the temple and Secunderabad’s Jubilee Bus Station (JBS) and Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station (MGBS) is just three kilometres and twelve kilometers, respectively.
  • By Train
    • Them are three Central Railway Stations in Hyderabad, and travellers can easily access Tadbund Hanuman Temple from there.
    • Secunderabad Railway Station, which is located 4.5 kilometres away and requires about 20 minutes to travel.
    • Hyderabad Railway Station or Nampally Railway Station (9 km away, approximately 26 minutes to travel).
    • Kachiguda Railway Station, a 10-kilometer trip that takes about 31 minutes.
  • By Air
    • There is an internaitonal airport at Hyderabad
    • From airport you can take taxi to reach Shri Tadbund Hanuman Temple.
Shri Giriraj Ji Ki Aarti

आरती श्री गिरिराज जी की – Shri Giriraj Ji Ki Aarti

Giriraj ki aarti | ॐ जय जय जय गिरिराज – Shri Giriraj Ji Ki Aarti

Shri Giriraj Ji Ki Aarti In Hindi

ओउम जय जय जय गिरिराज, स्वामी जय जय जय गिरिराज।
संकट में तुम राखौ, निज भक्तन की लाज।। ओउम जय ।।

इन्द्रादिक सब सुर मिल तुम्हरौ ध्यान धरैं।
रिषि मुनिजन यश गावें, ते भव सिन्धु तरैं।। ओउम जय ।।

सुन्दर रूप तुम्हारौ श्याम सिला सोहें।
वन उपवन लखि-लखि के भक्तन मन मोहे।। ओउम जय।।

मध्य मानसी गंग कलि के मल हरनी।
तापै दीप जलावें, उतरें वैतरनी।। ओउम जय।।

नवल अप्सरा कुण्ड सुहावन-पावन सुखकारी।
बायें राधा कुण्ड नहावें महा पापहारी।। ओउम जय।।

तुम्ही मुक्ति के दाता कलियुग के स्वामी।
दीनन के हो रक्षक प्रभु अन्तरयामी।। ओउम जय।।

हम हैं शरण तुम्हारी, गिरिवर गिरधारी।
देवकीनन्दन कृपा करो, हे भक्तन हितकारी।। ओउम जय।।

जो नर दे परिकम्मा पूजन पाठ करें।
गावें नित्य आरती पुनि नहिं जनम धरें।। ओउम जय।।

Bhojeshwar temple shiva linga

Bhojeshwar temple Bhopal – The unfinished Marvel!

Bhojpur, which is around 28 kilometres from Bhopal, is well-known as an archaeological site and is known for the spectacular Shiva Temple and Cyclopean Dam ruins. The Shiva Temple, also known as the Bhojeshwar Temple, has acquired the name as “Somnath of the East.”

It is said that the Bhojeshwar temple was founded by the Parmar king of Dhar, Shri Raja Bhoj (1010-53) and was named after him.

Dedicated to Lord Shiva , it is said to have a 7.5ft high Shiva Linga.

image courtesy: wikipedia

The Paramara king Bhoj is thought to have initiated the temple’s construction in the eleventh century. The building construction was abandoned for an unidentified reason. The architectural designs are inscribed on the nearby rocks. Scholars have been able to better grasp the 11th-century India’s temple construction methods because to the incomplete materials left at the site, the architectural designs cut into the rocks, and the masonry marks.

The Archaeological Survey of India has recognised the temple as a Monument of National Importance (ASI).

Although the temple is incomplete, the temple has a spectacular rising strength of line and is supported by four pillars. It is a simple square with an outside area of 66 feet.

The pillars, like the dome, are huge, but their tapering form gives them a unique grace. A 24-faced segment emerges from the lowest of the three divisions, an octagon with 2.12 feet of facets.

The two superbly sculpted figures that stand on either side of the doorway are in strong contrast to the doorway, which is elaborately carved from above and plain from below. The three other sides are balconies, each supported by four ornately carved pillars and large brackets.

image source – wikipedia

The sanctum’s lingam rises to an impressive height of 7.5 feet and measures 17.8 feet in circumference. The architectural harmony of the lingam and platform produces a wonderful combination of strength and lightness.

The platform is a gigantic 21.5 feet square platform built of three layered limestone slabs. The earthen ramp that was used to raise the temple to dome level still stands since it was never finished for an unknown reason.

If it had been finished, it unquestionably would have been a work of art unique to its kind and without precedent anywhere in the world.

The temple stands as one of the finest examples of temple architecture of the12th and 13th century.

A Jain shrine that is near to the Bhojeshwar temple is also unfinished and has a similar stone raising ramp. One 20-foot-tall enormous statue in this shrine houses three images of the tirthankaras: one of Mahavira and two of Parsvanath.

There was once a sizable lake west of Bhojpur, but all that is left today are the remnants of the majestic old dams that kept its water in. The location was carefully chosen since, with the exception of two gaps, a natural wall of hills surrounded the entire area. A 250 square mile area of water was supported by the embankments.

This great work is ascribed to Raja Bhoj, but it may possible be of an earlier date.

How to reach Bhojeshwar temple?

  • How to reach bhojeshwar temple from Bhopal ? The temple is around 30 Kms from Bhopal,
  • Bhopal Raja Bhoj airport offers pre-paid taxi services to the Bhojpur temple.
  • Pendra Road, located 17 kilometres from the centre of the city, is the closest railhead to Amarkantak. Amarkantak is 48 kilometres away from Anuppur, which is extremely convenient for travellers.
  • From Pendra Road, taxi fares are Rs 300; from Anuppur, they are Rs 600.
  • There are buses operated by the government that depart from Pendra Road, Shahdol, and Bilaspur. Buses connect Amarkantak with Jabalpur (245 kilometres), Rewa (261 kilometres), and Shahdol (67 km).
Mahaveer Chalisa - श्री महावीर तीर्थंकर चालीसा Shri Mahaveer Swami (Teerthankar) Chalisa

Mahaveer Chalisa – श्री महावीर तीर्थंकर चालीसा Shri Mahaveer Swami (Teerthankar) Chalisa

For our readers we bring shri Shri Mahaveer Swami (Teerthankar) Chalisa below.

Mahaveer bhagwan ka chalisa

Please find the Doha, Chaupai and Sortha below.

दोहा

शीश नवा अरिहन्त को, सिद्धन करूँ प्रणाम।
उपाध्याय आचार्य का, ले सुखकारी नाम।
सर्व साधु और सरस्वती, जिन मन्दिर सुखकार।
महावीर भगवान को, मन-मन्दिर में धार।

चौपाई – shri Mahaveer Chalisa

जय महावीर दयालु स्वामी, वीर प्रभु तुम जग में नामी।
वर्धमान है नाम तुम्हारा, लगे हृदय को प्यारा प्यारा।
शांति छवि और मोहनी मूरत, शान हँसीली सोहनी सूरत।
तुमने वेश दिगम्बर धारा, कर्म-शत्रु भी तुम से हारा।

क्रोध मान अरु लोभ भगाया, महा-मोह तुमसे डर खाया।
तू सर्वज्ञ सर्व का ज्ञाता, तुझको दुनिया से क्या नाता।
तुझमें नहीं राग और द्वेष, वीर रण राग तू हितोपदेश।
तेरा नाम जगत में सच्चा, जिसको जाने बच्चा बच्चा।

भूत प्रेत तुम से भय खावें, व्यन्तर राक्षस सब भग जावें।
महा व्याध मारी न सतावे, महा विकराल काल डर खावे।
काला नाग होय फन धारी, या हो शेर भयंकर भारी।
ना हो कोई बचाने वाला, स्वामी तुम्हीं करो प्रतिपाला।

अग्नि दावानल सुलग रही हो, तेज हवा से भड़क रही हो।
नाम तुम्हारा सब दुख खोवे, आग एकदम ठण्डी होवे।
हिंसामय था भारत सारा, तब तुमने कीना निस्तारा।
जनम लिया कुण्डलपुर नगरी, हुई सुखी तब प्रजा सगरी।

सिद्धारथ जी पिता तुम्हारे, त्रिशला के आँखों के तारे।
छोड़ सभी झंझट संसारी, स्वामी हुए बाल-ब्रह्मचारी।
पंचम काल महा-दुखदाई, चाँदनपुर महिमा दिखलाई।
टीले में अतिशय दिखलाया, एक गाय का दूध गिराया।

सोच हुआ मन में ग्वाले के, पहुँचा एक फावड़ा लेके।
सारा टीला खोद बगाया, तब तुमने दर्शन दिखलाया।
जोधराज को दुख ने घेरा, उसने नाम जपा जब तेरा।
ठंडा हुआ तोप का गोला, तब सब ने जयकारा बोला।

मंत्री ने मन्दिर बनवाया, राजा ने भी द्रव्य लगाया।
बड़ी धर्मशाला बनवाई, तुमको लाने को ठहराई।
तुमने तोड़ी बीसों गाड़ी, पहिया खसका नहीं अगाड़ी।
ग्वाले ने जो हाथ लगाया, फिर तो रथ चलता ही पाया।

पहिले दिन बैशाख बदी के, रथ जाता है तीर नदी के।
मीना गूजर सब ही आते, नाच-कूद सब चित उमगाते।
स्वामी तुमने प्रेम निभाया, ग्वाले का बहु मान बढ़ाया।
हाथ लगे ग्वाले का जब ही, स्वामी रथ चलता है तब ही।

मेरी है टूटी सी नैया, तुम बिन कोई नहीं खिवैया।
मुझ पर स्वामी जरा कृपा कर, मैं हूँ प्रभु तुम्हारा चाकर।
तुम से मैं अरु कछु नहीं चाहूँ, जन्म-जन्म तेरे दर्शन पाऊँ।
चालीसे को चन्द्र बनावे, बीर प्रभु को शीश नवावे।

सोरठा

नित चालीसहि बार, बाठ करे चालीस दिन।
खेय सुगन्ध अपार, वर्धमान के सामने।।
होय कुबेर समान, जन्म दरिद्री होय जो।
जिसके नहिं संतान, नाम वंश जग में चले।।


for all mantra and strotam – click here

Meenakshi Temple

Meenakshi Temple – A must visit temple on Bannerghatta Raod, Bengaluru

Friends, I happen to visit Shri Meenakshi Sundareshwara Temple which is located on Bannerghatta road. The temple is on the way to Bannerghatta National park and is a must visit if you are travelling towards Bannerghatta for a visit.

This beautiful temple is around 15kms from Bengaluru city center. Banerghatta is a very popular tourist spot and this temple is on the way to Bannerghatta and is just on the main road.

Bannerghatta has other 3 very ancient temples – you can read more on that here or click on the link at the bottom of this article.

Hence this temple is easily accessible.

meenakshi temple, bannerghatta road

About Shri Meenakshi Sundareshwara Temple

In the presence of the Guru Sri Tirchi Mahaswamy, this temple was built in 1993 by Sri.Narayana Reddy. The temple’s massive Gopuram features amazing carvings.

Goddess Meenakshi and Lord Sundareshwara, a manifestation of Lord Shiva, are worshipped here.

The tenple also has the idols of Navagraha, Lord Ganesha, Lord AyyapaSwamy, Lord Subramanya, lord Chandikeshwara, Lord Hanuman, Surya, Chandra, and Lord Venkateshwara.

Shri Meenakshi Sundareshwara Temple timings

  • Temple is open between 06:30 AM to 12:30 PM in the morning and between 04:00 PM to 08:30 PM at evening
  • The temple is open on all days.
  • Abhishekam time
    • 07:00 to 08:30 in the morning.
    • 05:00 to 06:00 PM in the evening.

3 Ancient temple in Bannerghatta:


So after visiting this temple, you can also plan to visit the Shri Champakdham Swamy temple, Shri Narashimha Swamy temple and Shri Suvarnamukhi Kalyani and temple which are 3 very ancient temples located in Bannerghjatta.

You can click on the link above to know more about that trip.

Another good thing is that , just in the from of Meekashi Temple, you will also see Royal Meenakshi Mall which is quite a big mall in that area and can be a nice visit for kids. It has lot of shopping and food options.

So do plan tp visit the temple and also can plan for mall visit.


So how to reach Shri Meenakshi Temple.

The temple is located on Bannerghatta Main road and hence it is very much accessible.

There are direct buses from different parts of Bangalore going to Bannerghatta. Also you can come to Silk Board bus stop and then take bus, auto or taxi from there.

So the temple is quite easily accessible.

Also note that parking is available in front of the temple, but temple is quite crowded over the weekends and hence parking can be a challenge.

So you can also park you car in the mall and walk down to the temple. The walking distance is approximately 250 meters.

This temple is around 10kms before the Bannerghatta zoo and Shri Champak Dham Swamy temple.

So if you plan early you can actually cover other temples and Bannerghatta Zoo in a single day.

You can also watch this video, will be helpful if you are travelling that side:

Have a blessed darshan!

sai chalisa

Shr Sai Chalisa Lyrics in English & Hindi

For all our readers, we bring to you Shri Sai Chalisa Lyrics in English & Hindi.

Om Sai Namah !


Shri Sai baba Chalisa In English


Pehle Sai ke charno mein, apna sheesh nivauo maiy,
Kaise Shirdi Sai aaye, saara haal sunau maiy. ||1||

Kaun hai mata, pita kaun hai, yeh na kisi ne bhi jaana,
Kaha janam Sai ne dhara, prashan paheli raha bana. ||2||

Koee kahe Ayodhya ke, yeh Ramchandra bhagvan hain,
Koee kehta Saibaba, pavan putra Hanuman hain. ||3||

Koee kehta mangal murti, Shri Gajanan hain Sai,
Koee kehta Gokul-Mohan Devki Nandan hain Sai. ||4||

Shanker samajh bhakt kaee to, baba ko bhajhte rahte,
Koee kahe avtar datt ka, pooja Sai ki karte. ||5||

Kuch bhi mano unko tum, pur sai hain sachche bhagvan,
Bade dayalu deen-bandhu, kitno ko diya jivan-daan. ||6||

Kaee varsh pehle ki ghatna, tumhe sunaunga mein baat,
Keesy bhagyashaali ki Shirdi mein aaee thi barat. ||7||

Aaya saath usi ke tha, baalak aik bahut sunder,
Aaya aaker vahin bus gaya, paavan Shirdi kiya nagar. ||8||

Kaee dino tak raha bhatakta, bhiksha maangi usne dar dar,
Aur dikhaee aisee leela, jug mein jo ho gaee amar. ||9||

Jaise-jaise umar badi, badti hee vaisy gaee shaan,
Ghar ghar hone laga nagar mein, Sai baba kaa gungaan. ||10||

Digdigant mein laga goonjane, phir to Saiji ka naam,
Deen-dhukhi ki raksha karna, yahi raha baba ka kaam. ||11||

Baba ke charno mein ja kar, jo kehta mein hoo nirdhan,
Daya usee par hoti unkee, khul jaate dhukh ke bandhan. ||12||

Kabhi kisee ne maangi bhiksha, do baba mujhko suntaan,
Aivom astoo tub kaihkar Sai de te thay usko vardaan. ||13||

Swayam dhukhi baba ho jaate, deen-dukhijan ka lukh haal,
Anteh: karan bhi Sai ka, sagar jaisa raha vishal. ||14||

Bhakt ek madrasi aaya, ghar ka bahut bada dhanvaan,
Maal khajana behadh uskaa, keval nahi rahi suntaan. ||15||

Laga manane Sainath ko, baba mujh per daya karo,
Junjha se junkrit naiya ko, tum hee mairee par karo. ||16||

Kuldeepak ke bina andhera, chchaya hua ghar mein mere,
Isee liye aaya hoon baba, hokar sharnagat tere. ||17||

Kuldeepak ke abhav mein, vyarth hai daulat ki maya,
Aaj bhikhari ban kar baba, sharan tumhari mein aaya, ||18||

De de mujhko putra-daan, mein rini rahoonga jivan bhar,
Aur kisi ki aas na mujko, siraf bharosa hai tum per. ||19||

Anunaye-vinaye bahut ki usne, charano mein dhar ke sheesh,
Tub prasana hokar baba ne, diya bhakta ko yeh aashish. ||20||

‘Allah bhala karega tera,’ putra janam ho tere ghar,
Kripa rahegi tum per uski, aur tere uss balak per. ||21||

Ab tak nahi kisi ne paya, sai ki kripa ka paar,
Putra ratan de madrasi ko, dhanya kiya uska sansaar. ||22||

Tan-man se jo bhaje usi ka jug mein hota hai uddhar,
Sanch ko aanch nahi haiy koee, sada jooth ki hoti haar. ||23||

Mein hoon sada sahare uske, sada rahoonga uska daas,
Sai jaisa prabhu mila haiy, itni ki kum haiy kya aas. ||24||

Mera bhi din tha ik aisa, milti nahi mujhe thi roti,
Tan per kapda duur raha tha, sheish rahi nanhi si langoti, ||25||

Sarita sammukh hone per bhi mein pyasa ka pyasa tha,
Durdin mera mere ooper, davagani barsata tha. ||26||

Dharti ke atirikt jagat mein, mera kuch avalumbh na tha,
Bana bhikhari maiy duniya mein, dar dar thokar khata tha. ||27||

Aise mein ik mitra mila jo, param bhakt Sai ka tha,
Janjalon se mukt, magar iss, jagti mein veh bhi mujh sa tha. ||28||

Baba ke darshan ke khatir, mil dono ne kiya vichaar,
Sai jaise daya murti ke darshan ko ho gaiye taiyar. ||29||

Paavan Shirdi nagari mein ja kar, dhekhi matvaali murti,
Dhanya janam ho gaya ki humne jab dhekhi Sai ki surti. ||30||

Jabse kiye hai darshan humne, dukh sara kaphur ho gaya,
Sankat saare mite aur vipdaon ka ant ho gaya. ||31||

Maan aur sammaan mila, bhiksha mein humko baba se,
Prati bambit ho uthe jagat mein, hum Sai ki abha se. ||32||

Baba ne sammaan diya haiy, maan diya is jivan mein,
Iska hee sambal le mein, hasta jaunga jivan mein. ||33||

Sai ki leela ka mere, mun par aisa assar hua,
Lagta, jagti ke kan-kan mein, jaise ho veh bhara hua. ||34||

‘Kashiram’ baba ka bhakt, iss Shirdi mein rehta tha,
Maiy Sai ka Sai mera, veh duniya se kehta tha. ||35||

Seekar svayam vastra bechta, gram nagar bazaro mein,
Jhankrit uski hridh-tantri thi, Sai ki jhankaron se. ||36||

Stabdh nisha thi, thay soye, rajni aanchal me chand sitare,
Nahi soojhta raha hath ka, hath timiri ke mare. ||37||

Vastra bech kar lote raha tha, hai! Haath se ‘kaashi’,
Vichitr bada sanyoga ki uss din aata tha veh akaki. ||38||

Gher raah mein khare ho gaye, usse kutil, anyaayi,
Maaro kaato looto iski, hee dhvani pari sunaee. ||39||

Loot peet kar usse vahan se, kutil gaye champat ho,
Aaghaton se marmahat ho, usne di thi sangya kho. ||40||

Bahut der tak para raha veh, vahin usi halat mein,
Jaane kab kuch hosh ho utha, usko kisi palak mein. ||41||

Anjane hee uske muh se, nikal para tha Sai,
Jiski prati dhvani Shirdi mein, baba ko parri sunai. ||42||

Shubdh utha ho manas unka, baba gaye vikal ho,
Lagta jaise ghatna sari, ghati unhi ke sunmukh ho. ||43||

Unmadi se idhar udhar tab, baba lage bhatakne,
Sunmukh chizein jo bhi aiee, unkoo lage patkne. ||44||

Aur dhadhakte angaro mein, baba ne kar dala,
Huye sashankit sabhi vaha, lakh tandav nritya nirala. ||45||

Samajh gaye sab log ki koi, bhakt para sankat mein,
Shubit khare thai sabhi vaha par, pare huye vismaiye mein. ||46||

Usse bachane ke hi khatir, baba aaj vikal hai,
Uski hi piraa se pirit, unka ant sthal hai. ||47||

Itne me hi vidhi ne apni, vichitrata dhikhlayi,
Lukh kar jisko janta ko, shradha sarita lehrayee. ||48||

Lekar sanghya heen bhakt ko, gaari ek vaha aayee,
Sunmukh apne dekh bhakt ko, Sai ki aankhe bhar aayee. ||49||

Shant, dheer, gambhir sindhu sa, baba ka anthsthal,
Aaj na jane kyon reh-rehkar, ho jaata tha chanchal. ||50||

Aaj daya ki murti svayum tha bana hua upchaari,
Aur bhakt ke liye aaj tha, dev bana prati haari. ||51||

Aaj bhakti ki vishum pariksha mein, safal hua tha Kaashi,
Uske hee darshan ki khatir, thai umre nagar-nivasi. ||52||

Jab bhi aur jahan bhi koyee, bhakt pare sankat mein,
Uski raksha karne baba jate hai pulbhur mein. ||53||

Yug yug ka hai satya yeh, nahi koi nayee kahani,
Aapat grast bhakt jab hota, jate khudh antar yami. ||54||

Bhedh bhaav se pare pujari manavta ke thai sai,
Jitne pyare Hindu-Muslim uutne hi Sikh Isai. ||55||

Bhed bhaav mandir masjid ka tor phor baba ne dala,
Ram rahim sabhi unke thai, Krishan Karim Allah Tala. ||56||

Ghante ki pratidhvani se gunja, masjid ka kona kona,
Mile paraspar Hindu Muslim, pyar bada din din doona. ||57||

Chamatkar tha kitna sundar, parichaye iss kaya ne dee,
Aur neem karvahat mein bhi mithaas baba ne bhar dee. ||58||

Sabko sneha diya Sai ne, sabko suntul pyar kiya,
Jo kuch jisne bhi chaha, baba ne usko vahi diya. ||59||

Aise snehsheel bhajan ka, naam sada jo japa kare,
Parvat jaisa dhukh na kyoon ho, palbhar mein veh door tare. ||60||

Sai jaisa daata humne, aare nahi dekha koi,
Jiske keval darshan se hee, saari vipda door gayee. ||61||

Tan mein Sai, man mein Sai, Sai bhajha karo,
Apne tan ki sudh budh khokur, sudh uski tum kiya karo. ||62||

Jab tu apni sudh tajkur, baba ki sudh kiya karega,
Aur raat din baba, baba, baba hi tu rata karega. ||63||

To baba ko aare! vivash ho, sudh teri leni hee hogi,
Teri har icha baba ko, puree hee karni hogi. ||64||

Jungal jungal bhatak na pagal, aur dhundne baba ko,
Ek jagah keval Shirdi mein, tu paiga baba ko. ||65||

Dhanya jagat mein prani hai veh, jisne baba ko paya,
Dukh mein sukh mein prahar aath ho, sai ka hee gune gaya. ||66||

Gire sankat ke parvat, chahe bijli hi toot pare,
Sai ka le naam sada tum, sunmukh sub ke raho arre. ||67||

Iss budhe ki sunn karamat, tum ho jaoge hairaan,
Dang reh sunkar jisko, jane kitne chatur sujaan. ||68||

Ek baar Shirdi mein sadhu dhongi tha koi aaya,
Bholi bhali nagar nivasi janta ko tha bharmaya. ||69||

Jari, butiyan unhe dhikha kar, karne laga vaha bhashan,
Kehne laga sunno shrotagan, ghar mera hai vrindavan. ||70||

Aushadhi mere paas ek hai, aur ajab iss mein shakti,Sai Tu Hi Tu Jagriti Mision
Iske sevan karne se hi, ho jaati dukh se mukti. ||71||

Aggar mukta hona chaho tum, sankat se bimari se,
To hai mera numra nivaidan, har nar se har nari se, ||72||

Lo kharid tum isko, sevan vidhiyan hai nyari,
Yadyapi tuch vastu hai yeh, gun uske hai atisheh bhari. ||73||

Jo hai suntaan heen yeh yadi, meri aushdhi ko khaye,
Putra ratan ho parapat, aare aur veh mooh manga phal paye. ||74||

Aushadh meri jo na kharide, jeevan bhar pachtayega,
Mujh jaisa prani shayad hi, aare yaha aa payega. ||75||

Duniya do din ka mela hai, mauj shaunk tum bhi kar lo,
Gar is se milta hai, sub kuch, tum bhi isko le lo. ||76||

Hairani barti janta ki, lakh iski kaarastaani,
Pramudit veh bhi man hi man tha, lakh logo ki nadani. ||77||

Khabar suna ne baba ko yeh, gaya daud kar sevak ek,
Sun kar bhukuti tani aur, vismaran ho gaya sabhi vivek. ||78||

Hukum diya sevak ko, satvar pakar dusht ko lao,
Ya Shirdi ki seema se, kapti ko duur bhagao. ||79||

Mere rehte bholi bhali, shirdi ki janta ko,
Kaun neech aisa jo, sahas karta hai chalne ko. ||80||

Pulbhur mai hi aise dhongi, kapti neech lootere ko,
Maha naash ke maha gart mein, phahuncha doon jivan bhar ko. ||81||

Tanik mila aabhaas madari, krur kutil anyayi ko,
Kaal nachta hai ab sir par, gussa aaya Sai ko. ||82||

Pal bhar mein sab khel bandh kar, bhaga sir par rakh kar pairr,
Socha tha sabh hi ab, bhagvan nahi hai ab khair. ||83||

Such hai Sai jaisa daani, mil na sakega jag mein,
Ansh iish ka Sai baba, unhe na kuch bhi mushkil jag mein. ||84||

Sneh, sheel, sojanya, aadi ka abhushan dharan kar,
Badta iss duniya mein jo bhi, manav sevaye path par. ||85||

Vahi jeet leta hai jagti, ke jan jan ka anthsthal,
Uski ek udasi hi jag ko kar deti hai vrihal. ||86||

Jab jab jug mein bhar paap ka bar bar ho jaata hai,
Usse mita ne ke hi khatir, avtari ho aata hai. ||87||

Paap aur anyaya sabhi kuch, iss jagti ka har ke,
Duur bhaga deta duniya ke danav ko shan bhar mein. ||88||

Sneh sudha ki dhar barasne, lagti hai duniya mein,
Gale paraspar milne lagte, jan jan hai aapas mein. ||89||

Aisse hee avtari Sai, mrityulok mein aakar,
Samta ka yeh paath paraya, sabko apna aap mitakar. ||90||

Naam dwarka masjid ka , rakha Shirdi ne,
Haap taap, suntaap mitaya, jo kuch aaya Sai ne. ||91||

Sada yaad mein mast ram ki, baithe rehte thai Sai,
Peher aath hee naam ram ka, bhajte rehte thai Sai. ||92||

Sookhee rookhee tazi baasi, chahe ya hovai pakvaan,
Sada pyar ke bhooke Sai ke, khatir thai sabhi samaan. ||93||

Sneh aur shradha se apni, jan jo kuch de jaate thay,
Bade chaav se uss bhojan ko, baba paavan karte thay. ||94||

Kabhi kabhi man behlane ko, baba baag mein jate thay,
Pramudit man nirukh prakrati, chatta ko veh hote thay. ||95||

Rang-birange pushp baag ke manam manam hil dul karke,
Beehar birane man mein bhi sneh salil bhar jate thai. ||96||

Aise su-madhur bela mein bhi, dukh aafat bipda kai maare,
Apne man ki vyatha sunane, jan rehte baba ko ghere. ||97||

Sunkar jinki karun katha ko, nayan kamal bhar aate thay,
De vibhuti har vyatha, shanti, unke uur mein bhar dete thay. ||98||

Jaane kya adhbut, shakti, uuss vibhuti mein hoti thi,
Jo dharan karke mastak par, dukh saara har leti thi. ||99||

Dhanya manuj veh sakshaat darshan, jo baba Sai ke paye,
Dhanya kamal kar unke jinse, charan kamal veh parsai. ||100||

Kaash nirbhaiy tumko bhi, saakshat Sai mil jaata,
Varshon se ujra chaman apna, phir se aaj khil-jata. ||101||

Gar pakar mein charan shri ke, nahi chorta umar bhar,
Mana leta mein jaroor unko gar rooth te Sai mujh par!! ||102||


Shri Sai baba Chalisa In Hindi

पहले साई के चरणों में, अपना शीश नमाऊं मैं।
कैसे शिरडी साई आए, सारा हाल सुनाऊं मैं॥

कौन है माता, पिता कौन है, ये न किसी ने भी जाना।
कहां जन्म साई ने धारा, प्रश्न पहेली रहा बना॥

कोई कहे अयोध्या के, ये रामचंद्र भगवान हैं।
कोई कहता साई बाबा, पवन पुत्र हनुमान हैं॥

कोई कहता मंगल मूर्ति, श्री गजानंद हैं साई।
कोई कहता गोकुल मोहन, देवकी नन्दन हैं साई॥

शंकर समझे भक्त कई तो, बाबा को भजते रहते।
कोई कह अवतार दत्त का, पूजा साई की करते॥

कुछ भी मानो उनको तुम, पर साई हैं सच्चे भगवान।
बड़े दयालु दीनबन्धु, कितनों को दिया जीवन दान॥

कई वर्ष पहले की घटना, तुम्हें सुनाऊंगा मैं बात।
किसी भाग्यशाली की, शिरडी में आई थी बारात॥

आया साथ उसी के था, बालक एक बहुत सुन्दर।
आया, आकर वहीं बस गया, पावन शिरडी किया नगर॥

कई दिनों तक भटकता, भिक्षा माँग उसने दर-दर।
और दिखाई ऐसी लीला, जग में जो हो गई अमर॥

जैसे-जैसे अमर उमर बढ़ी, बढ़ती ही वैसे गई शान।
घर-घर होने लगा नगर में, साई बाबा का गुणगान ॥10॥

दिग्-दिगन्त में लगा गूंजने, फिर तो साईंजी का नाम।
दीन-दुखी की रक्षा करना, यही रहा बाबा का काम॥

बाबा के चरणों में जाकर, जो कहता मैं हूं निर्धन।
दया उसी पर होती उनकी, खुल जाते दुःख के बंधन॥

कभी किसी ने मांगी भिक्षा, दो बाबा मुझको संतान।
एवं अस्तु तब कहकर साई, देते थे उसको वरदान॥

स्वयं दुःखी बाबा हो जाते, दीन-दुःखी जन का लख हाल।
अन्तःकरण श्री साई का, सागर जैसा रहा विशाल॥

भक्त एक मद्रासी आया, घर का बहुत ब़ड़ा धनवान।
माल खजाना बेहद उसका, केवल नहीं रही संतान॥

लगा मनाने साईनाथ को, बाबा मुझ पर दया करो।
झंझा से झंकृत नैया को, तुम्हीं मेरी पार करो॥

कुलदीपक के बिना अंधेरा, छाया हुआ घर में मेरे।
इसलिए आया हूँ बाबा, होकर शरणागत तेरे॥

कुलदीपक के अभाव में, व्यर्थ है दौलत की माया।
आज भिखारी बनकर बाबा, शरण तुम्हारी मैं आया॥

दे दो मुझको पुत्र-दान, मैं ऋणी रहूंगा जीवन भर।
और किसी की आशा न मुझको, सिर्फ भरोसा है तुम पर॥

अनुनय-विनय बहुत की उसने, चरणों में धर के शीश।
तब प्रसन्न होकर बाबा ने , दिया भक्त को यह आशीश ॥20॥

‘अल्ला भला करेगा तेरा’ पुत्र जन्म हो तेरे घर।
कृपा रहेगी तुझ पर उसकी, और तेरे उस बालक पर॥

अब तक नहीं किसी ने पाया, साई की कृपा का पार।
पुत्र रत्न दे मद्रासी को, धन्य किया उसका संसार॥

तन-मन से जो भजे उसी का, जग में होता है उद्धार।
सांच को आंच नहीं हैं कोई, सदा झूठ की होती हार॥

मैं हूं सदा सहारे उसके, सदा रहूँगा उसका दास।
साई जैसा प्रभु मिला है, इतनी ही कम है क्या आस॥

मेरा भी दिन था एक ऐसा, मिलती नहीं मुझे रोटी।
तन पर कप़ड़ा दूर रहा था, शेष रही नन्हीं सी लंगोटी॥

सरिता सन्मुख होने पर भी, मैं प्यासा का प्यासा था।
दुर्दिन मेरा मेरे ऊपर, दावाग्नी बरसाता था॥

धरती के अतिरिक्त जगत में, मेरा कुछ अवलम्ब न था।
बना भिखारी मैं दुनिया में, दर-दर ठोकर खाता था॥

ऐसे में एक मित्र मिला जो, परम भक्त साई का था।
जंजालों से मुक्त मगर, जगती में वह भी मुझसा था॥

बाबा के दर्शन की खातिर, मिल दोनों ने किया विचार।
साई जैसे दया मूर्ति के, दर्शन को हो गए तैयार॥

पावन शिरडी नगर में जाकर, देख मतवाली मूरति।
धन्य जन्म हो गया कि हमने, जब देखी साई की सूरति ॥30॥

जब से किए हैं दर्शन हमने, दुःख सारा काफूर हो गया।
संकट सारे मिटै और, विपदाओं का अन्त हो गया॥

मान और सम्मान मिला, भिक्षा में हमको बाबा से।
प्रतिबिम्‍बित हो उठे जगत में, हम साई की आभा से॥

बाबा ने सन्मान दिया है, मान दिया इस जीवन में।
इसका ही संबल ले मैं, हंसता जाऊंगा जीवन में॥

साई की लीला का मेरे, मन पर ऐसा असर हुआ।
लगता जगती के कण-कण में, जैसे हो वह भरा हुआ॥

‘काशीराम’ बाबा का भक्त, शिरडी में रहता था।
मैं साई का साई मेरा, वह दुनिया से कहता था॥

सीकर स्वयं वस्त्र बेचता, ग्राम-नगर बाजारों में।
झंकृत उसकी हृदय तंत्री थी, साई की झंकारों में॥

स्तब्ध निशा थी, थे सोय, रजनी आंचल में चाँद सितारे।
नहीं सूझता रहा हाथ को हाथ तिमिर के मारे॥

वस्त्र बेचकर लौट रहा था, हाय ! हाट से काशी।
विचित्र ब़ड़ा संयोग कि उस दिन, आता था एकाकी॥

घेर राह में ख़ड़े हो गए, उसे कुटिल अन्यायी।
मारो काटो लूटो इसकी ही, ध्वनि प़ड़ी सुनाई॥

लूट पीटकर उसे वहाँ से कुटिल गए चम्पत हो।
आघातों में मर्माहत हो, उसने दी संज्ञा खो ॥40॥

बहुत देर तक प़ड़ा रह वह, वहीं उसी हालत में।
जाने कब कुछ होश हो उठा, वहीं उसकी पलक में॥

अनजाने ही उसके मुंह से, निकल प़ड़ा था साई।
जिसकी प्रतिध्वनि शिरडी में, बाबा को प़ड़ी सुनाई॥

क्षुब्ध हो उठा मानस उनका, बाबा गए विकल हो।
लगता जैसे घटना सारी, घटी उन्हीं के सन्मुख हो॥
उन्मादी से इ़धर-उ़धर तब, बाबा लेगे भटकने।
सन्मुख चीजें जो भी आई, उनको लगने पटकने॥

और धधकते अंगारों में, बाबा ने अपना कर डाला।
हुए सशंकित सभी वहाँ, लख ताण्डवनृत्य निराला॥

समझ गए सब लोग, कि कोई भक्त प़ड़ा संकट में।
क्षुभित ख़ड़े थे सभी वहाँ, पर प़ड़े हुए विस्मय में॥

उसे बचाने की ही खातिर, बाबा आज विकल है।
उसकी ही पी़ड़ा से पीडित, उनकी अन्तःस्थल है॥

इतने में ही विविध ने अपनी, विचित्रता दिखलाई।
लख कर जिसको जनता की, श्रद्धा सरिता लहराई॥

लेकर संज्ञाहीन भक्त को, गा़ड़ी एक वहाँ आई।
सन्मुख अपने देख भक्त को, साई की आंखें भर आई॥

शांत, धीर, गंभीर, सिन्धु सा, बाबा का अन्तःस्थल।
आज न जाने क्यों रह-रहकर, हो जाता था चंचल ॥50॥

आज दया की मूर्ति स्वयं था, बना हुआ उपचारी।
और भक्त के लिए आज था, देव बना प्रतिहारी॥

आज भक्ति की विषम परीक्षा में, सफल हुआ था काशी।
उसके ही दर्शन की खातिर थे, उम़ड़े नगर-निवासी॥

जब भी और जहां भी कोई, भक्त प़ड़े संकट में।
उसकी रक्षा करने बाबा, आते हैं पलभर में॥

युग-युग का है सत्य यह, नहीं कोई नई कहानी।
आपतग्रस्त भक्त जब होता, जाते खुद अन्तर्यामी॥

भेद-भाव से परे पुजारी, मानवता के थे साई।
जितने प्यारे हिन्दू-मुस्लिम, उतने ही थे सिक्ख ईसाई॥

भेद-भाव मन्दिर-मस्जिद का, तोड़-फोड़ बाबा ने डाला।
राह रहीम सभी उनके थे, कृष्ण करीम अल्लाताला॥

घण्टे की प्रतिध्वनि से गूंजा, मस्जिद का कोना-कोना।
मिले परस्पर हिन्दू-मुस्लिम, प्यार बढ़ा दिन-दिन दूना॥

चमत्कार था कितना सुन्दर, परिचय इस काया ने दी।
और नीम कडुवाहट में भी, मिठास बाबा ने भर दी॥

सब को स्नेह दिया साई ने, सबको संतुल प्यार किया।
जो कुछ जिसने भी चाहा, बाबा ने उसको वही दिया॥

ऐसे स्नेहशील भाजन का, नाम सदा जो जपा करे।
पर्वत जैसा दुःख न क्यों हो, पलभर में वह दूर टरे ॥60॥

साई जैसा दाता हमने, अरे नहीं देखा कोई।
जिसके केवल दर्शन से ही, सारी विपदा दूर गई॥

तन में साई, मन में साई, साई-साई भजा करो।
अपने तन की सुधि-बुधि खोकर, सुधि उसकी तुम किया करो॥

जब तू अपनी सुधि तज, बाबा की सुधि किया करेगा।
और रात-दिन बाबा-बाबा, ही तू रटा करेगा॥

तो बाबा को अरे ! विवश हो, सुधि तेरी लेनी ही होगी।
तेरी हर इच्छा बाबा को पूरी ही करनी होगी॥

जंगल, जगंल भटक न पागल, और ढूंढ़ने बाबा को।
एक जगह केवल शिरडी में, तू पाएगा बाबा को॥

धन्य जगत में प्राणी है वह, जिसने बाबा को पाया।
दुःख में, सुख में प्रहर आठ हो, साई का ही गुण गाया॥

गिरे संकटों के पर्वत, चाहे बिजली ही टूट पड़े।
साई का ले नाम सदा तुम, सन्मुख सब के रहो अड़े॥

इस बूढ़े की सुन करामत, तुम हो जाओगे हैरान।
दंग रह गए सुनकर जिसको, जाने कितने चतुर सुजान॥

एक बार शिरडी में साधु, ढ़ोंगी था कोई आया।
भोली-भाली नगर-निवासी, जनता को था भरमाया॥

जड़ी-बूटियां उन्हें दिखाकर, करने लगा वह भाषण।
कहने लगा सुनो श्रोतागण, घर मेरा है वृन्दावन ॥70॥

औषधि मेरे पास एक है, और अजब इसमें शक्ति।
इसके सेवन करने से ही, हो जाती दुःख से मुक्ति॥

अगर मुक्त होना चाहो, तुम संकट से बीमारी से।
तो है मेरा नम्र निवेदन, हर नर से, हर नारी से॥

लो खरीद तुम इसको, इसकी सेवन विधियां हैं न्यारी।
यद्यपि तुच्छ वस्तु है यह, गुण उसके हैं अति भारी॥

जो है संतति हीन यहां यदि, मेरी औषधि को खाए।
पुत्र-रत्न हो प्राप्त, अरे वह मुंह मांगा फल पाए॥

औषधि मेरी जो न खरीदे, जीवन भर पछताएगा।
मुझ जैसा प्राणी शायद ही, अरे यहां आ पाएगा॥

दुनिया दो दिनों का मेला है, मौज शौक तुम भी कर लो।
अगर इससे मिलता है, सब कुछ, तुम भी इसको ले लो॥

हैरानी बढ़ती जनता की, लख इसकी कारस्तानी।
प्रमुदित वह भी मन- ही-मन था, लख लोगों की नादानी॥

खबर सुनाने बाबा को यह, गया दौड़कर सेवक एक।
सुनकर भृकुटी तनी और, विस्मरण हो गया सभी विवेक॥

हुक्म दिया सेवक को, सत्वर पकड़ दुष्ट को लाओ।
या शिरडी की सीमा से, कपटी को दूर भगाओ॥

मेरे रहते भोली-भाली, शिरडी की जनता को।
कौन नीच ऐसा जो, साहस करता है छलने को ॥80॥

पलभर में ऐसे ढोंगी, कपटी नीच लुटेरे को।
महानाश के महागर्त में पहुँचा, दूँ जीवन भर को॥

तनिक मिला आभास मदारी, क्रूर, कुटिल अन्यायी को।
काल नाचता है अब सिर पर, गुस्सा आया साई को॥

पलभर में सब खेल बंद कर, भागा सिर पर रखकर पैर।
सोच रहा था मन ही मन, भगवान नहीं है अब खैर॥

सच है साई जैसा दानी, मिल न सकेगा जग में।
अंश ईश का साई बाबा, उन्हें न कुछ भी मुश्किल जग में॥

स्नेह, शील, सौजन्य आदि का, आभूषण धारण कर।
बढ़ता इस दुनिया में जो भी, मानव सेवा के पथ पर॥

वही जीत लेता है जगती के, जन जन का अन्तःस्थल।
उसकी एक उदासी ही, जग को कर देती है विह्वल॥

जब-जब जग में भार पाप का, बढ़-बढ़ ही जाता है।
उसे मिटाने की ही खातिर, अवतारी ही आता है॥

पाप और अन्याय सभी कुछ, इस जगती का हर के।
दूर भगा देता दुनिया के, दानव को क्षण भर के॥

स्नेह सुधा की धार बरसने, लगती है इस दुनिया में।
गले परस्पर मिलने लगते, हैं जन-जन आपस में॥

ऐसे अवतारी साई, मृत्युलोक में आकर।
समता का यह पाठ पढ़ाया, सबको अपना आप मिटाकर ॥90॥

नाम द्वारका मस्जिद का, रखा शिरडी में साई ने।
दाप, ताप, संताप मिटाया, जो कुछ आया साई ने॥

सदा याद में मस्त राम की, बैठे रहते थे साई।
पहर आठ ही राम नाम को, भजते रहते थे साई॥

सूखी-रूखी ताजी बासी, चाहे या होवे पकवान।
सौदा प्यार के भूखे साई की, खातिर थे सभी समान॥

स्नेह और श्रद्धा से अपनी, जन जो कुछ दे जाते थे।
बड़े चाव से उस भोजन को, बाबा पावन करते थे॥

कभी-कभी मन बहलाने को, बाबा बाग में जाते थे।
प्रमुदित मन में निरख प्रकृति, छटा को वे होते थे॥

रंग-बिरंगे पुष्प बाग के, मंद-मंद हिल-डुल करके।
बीहड़ वीराने मन में भी स्नेह सलिल भर जाते थे॥

ऐसी समुधुर बेला में भी, दुख आपात, विपदा के मारे।
अपने मन की व्यथा सुनाने, जन रहते बाबा को घेरे॥

सुनकर जिनकी करूणकथा को, नयन कमल भर आते थे।
दे विभूति हर व्यथा, शांति, उनके उर में भर देते थे॥

जाने क्या अद्भुत शिक्त, उस विभूति में होती थी।
जो धारण करते मस्तक पर, दुःख सारा हर लेती थी॥

धन्य मनुज वे साक्षात् दर्शन, जो बाबा साई के पाए।
धन्य कमल कर उनके जिनसे, चरण-कमल वे परसाए ॥100॥

काश निर्भय तुमको भी, साक्षात् साई मिल जाता।
वर्षों से उजड़ा चमन अपना, फिर से आज खिल जाता॥

गर पकड़ता मैं चरण श्री के, नहीं छोड़ता उम्रभर।
मना लेता मैं जरूर उनको, गर रूठते साई मुझ पर ॥102||


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Sundarnarayan Temple

SundarNarayan Temple Panchavati at Nashik in Maharashtra

One of the must visit temples in Nashik, SundarNarayan Temple is located in Panchavati area of Nashik in Maharastra.

It is said that the Sundar Narayan temple was built by the Gangadhar Yashwant Chandrachud in the year 1756. Though the legend behind this temple is related to lord Vishnu.

The presiding deity of the temple is Lord Vishnu/ The idol of Goddess Shri Lakshmi and Goddess Shri Saraswathi are also placed in the sanctum sanctorum of the temple. So the main deity is Lord Vishnu ( also called lord Narayan). To the left and right are Shri Lakshmi and Shri Saraswathi respectively.

Shri SundarNarayan Temple is known for its fine stone carvings. Fine designs are carved on the stones of the temple.

There is a pond called Badarika Sangam along the road that leads to the Godavari river. The king of Devgiri is reported to have bathed and performed rituals in this pond.

This pond is also mentioned in the sacred text Dyaneshwari.

This temple is notable for being constructed at such an angle that, on March 21, the rising Sun’s rays fall directly upon the idols.

There are small carvings of Lord Hanuman, Narayana and Indira on the walls of the temple.

The Sundarnarayan temple is east facing and has three porches with balcony seating, lobed arches and globular domes.

The temple presents imposing architecture especially the vaulted niche, which strikes a chord with the Mughal sculpture.

The temple is built in the Nagar Shaili or civil style, and its designs are comparable to those of other temples in the Gujarat region. According to the archaeological agency, the temple exhibits 18th-century Muslim and Hindu architectural fusion.

Legend behind Shri Sundarnarayan temple

Its a Lord Vishnu’s temple and the reason for the name “Sunder” is that, he once became ugly by the curse given by Jalandar’s (wicked demon) wife Vrinda .

Due to this curse, Lord Vishnu turned black and ugly.

He then took bath in river Godavari and thus was relieved from the curse. Hence Lord Vishnu is called as Shri Sundar Narayan here.

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santoshi mata vrat katha

श्री संतोषी माता की व्रत कथा || Shri Santoshi Mata Ki Vrat Katha || शुक्रवार की व्रत कथा

श्री संतोषी माता की व्रत कथा – Shri Santoshi Mata Ki Vrat Katha – शुक्रवार की व्रत कथा


श्री संतोषी माता
व्रत करने की विधि Santoshi Mata Katha vidhi

आइये जानते हैं Santoshi Mata व्रत और कथा की विधि :

इस व्रत को करने वाला कथा कहते वह सुनते समय हाथ में गुड़ व भुने हुए चने रखेा। कथा समाप्त होने पर कथा का गुड़-चना गौ माता को खिलायें।

कलश में रखा हुआ गुड़-चना सब को प्रसाद के रूप में बांट दें। कथा से पहले कलश को जल से भरें। उसके ऊपर गुड़-चने से भरा कटोरा रखें। 

कथा समाप्त होने और आरती होने के बाद कलश के जल को घर में सब जगहों पर छिड़कें और बचा हुआ जल तुलसी की क्यारी में डाल देवें।

सवा आने का गुण चना लेकर माता का व्रत करें। सवा पैसे का ले तो कोई आपत्ति नहीं। गुड़ घर में हो तो ले लेवें, विचार न करें।  क्योंकि माता भावना की भूखी है, कम ज्यादा का कोई विचार नहीं, इसलिए जितना भी बन पड़े अर्पण करें। 

श्रद्धा और प्रेम से प्रसन्न मन हो व्रत करना चाहिए।  व्रत के उद्यापन में अढ़ाई सेर खाजा मोमनदार पूड़ी, खीर, चने का साग नैवेद्य रखें। घी का दीपक जलाकर संतोषी माता की जय जयकार बोलकर नारियल फोड़ें। 

इस दिन घर में कोई खटाई ना खावे और न आप खावें न किसी दूसरे को खाने दें।

इस दिन आठ लड़कों को भोजन करावें। देवर, जेठ, घर के कुटुंब के लड़के मिलते हो तो दूसरों को बुलाना नहीं चाहिए। कुटुंब में ना मिले तो, ब्राह्मणों के, रिश्तेदारों के या पड़ोसियों के लड़के बुलावे।

उन्हें खटाई की कोई वस्तु न दें तथा भोजन कराकर यथाशक्ति दक्षिणा देवें। नगद पैसे ना दें बल्कि कोई वस्तु दक्षिणा में दें।

व्रत करने वाला कथा सुन प्रसाद ले तथा एक ही समय भोजन करे। इस तरह से माता अत्यंत खुश होंगी और दुख, दरिद्रता दूर कर मनोकामना पूरी होगी।

Santoshi Mata Ki Vrat Katha | संतोषी माता की व्रत कथा

श्री Santoshi Mata व्रत की कथा :

एक बुढ़िया थी और उसके सात पुत्र थे। छ: कमाने के वाले थे एक निकम्मा था। बुढ़िया मां छ: पुत्रों की रसोई बनाती, भोजन कराती और पीछे से जो बचता उसे सातवें को दे देती। परंतु वह बहुत भोला था, मन में बुरा नहीं मानता था।

एक दिन अपनी बहू से बोला देखो मेरी माता का मुझ पर कितना प्यार है। वह बोली क्यों नहीं, सब का झूठा बचा हुआ तुमको खिलाती है। वह बोला ऐसा भी कहीं हो सकता है, मैं जब तक अपनी आंखों से न देखूँ  मान नहीं सकता। बहू ने कहा देख लोगे तब तो मानोगे।

कुछ दिन बाद बड़ा त्यौहार आया। घर में सात प्रकार के भोजन और चूरमा के लड्डू बने। वह जांचने को सिर दर्द का बहाना कर पतला कपड़ा सिर पर ओढ़कर रसोई में सो गया और कपड़े में से सब देखता रहा।

छहो भाई भोजन करने आए, उसने देखा मां ने उनके लिए सुंदर-सुंदर आसन बिछाए हैं, सात प्रकार की रसोई परोसी है। वह आग्रह कर उन्हें जिमाती है। वह देखता रहा।

भाई भोजन करके उठे। तब झूठी थालियों में से लड्डुओं के टुकड़ों को उठाया और लड्डू बनाया, जूठन साफ कर बुढ़िया मां ने पुकारा उठ बेटा, छहो भाई भोजन कर गए, अब तू ही बाकी है। उठ न, कब खाएगा।

वह कहने लगा मां मुझे भूख नहीं। भोजन नहीं करना। मैं परदेस जा रहा हूं। माता ने कहा कल जाता हो तो आज ही चला जा। वह बोला हां हां आज ही जा रहा हूं। यह कह कर वह घर से निकल गया।

चलते-चलते बहू की याद आई। वह गौशाला में कंडे थाप रही थी। जाकर बोला मेरे पास तो कुछ नहीं है बस यह अंगूठी है, सो ले लो और अपनी कुछ निशानी मुझे दे दो। वह बोली मेरे पास क्या है, यह गोबर भरा हाथ है। यह कह कर उसके पीठ में गोबर के हाथ की थाप मार दी। वह चल दिया।

चलते-चलते दूर देश में पहुंचा। वहां एक साहूकार की दुकान थी। वही जाकर कहने लगा भाई मुझे नौकरी पर रख लो। साहूकार को जरूरत थी सो वह बोला रह जा। लड़के ने पूछा तनखा क्या दोगे? साहूकार ने कहा काम देखकर दाम मिलेंगे। साहूकार की नौकरी मिली।

वह सवेरे से रात तक नौकरी करने लगा। कुछ दिनों में दुकान का लेन-देन, हिसाब-किताब, ग्राहकों को माल बेचना, सारा काम वह करने लगा।

साहूकार के सात आठ नौकर और थे। सब चक्कर खाने लगे कि यह तो बहुत होशियार बन गया। सेठ ने भी काम देखा और तीन महीने में उसे आधे मुनाफे का साझीदार बना लिया। वह बारह वर्ष में नामी सेठ बन गया और मालिक सारा कारोबार उसके ऊपर छोड़ कर बाहर चला गया।

अब बहू पर क्या बीती सुनो। सास-ससुर उसे दुख देने लगे सारे गृहस्थी का काम कराकर उसे लकड़ी लेने जंगल भेजते और घर की रोटियों के आटे से जो भूसी निकलती उसकी रोटी बनाकर रख दी जाती और फूटे नारियल की खोपरे में पानी दिया जाता।

इस तरह दिन बीतते रहे। एक दिन वह लकड़ी लेने जा रही थी कि रास्ते में बहुत सी स्त्रियां संतोषी माता का व्रत करती दिखाई दीं। वह खड़ी हो कथा सुनकर बोली, बहनों तुम किस देवता का व्रत करती हो और इसके करने से क्या फल होता है?

इस व्रत के करने की क्या विधि है? यदि तुम अपने इस व्रत का विधान मुझे समझा कर कहोगी तो मैं तुम्हारा बड़ा अहसान मानूंगी।

तब उनमें से एक स्त्री बोली सुनो संतोषी माता का व्रत है। इसके करने से निर्धनता-दरिद्रता का नाश होता है, लक्ष्मी आती हैं, मन की चिंताएं दूर होती हैं, घर में सुख होने से मन को प्रसन्नता और शांति मिलती है, निपुत्र को पुत्र मिलता है।

पति बाहर गया हो तो जल्दी आ जाता है, कुंवारी कन्या को मनपसंद वर मिलता है, राजद्वार में बहुत दिनों से मुकदमा चलता हो तो खत्म हो जाता है, सब तरह सुख-शांति होती है, घर में धन जमा होता है जायजाद-पैसा का लाभ होता है, रोग दूर होता है तथा मन में जो कामना हो वह भी पूरी हो जाती है इसमें संदेह नहीं।

वह पूछने लगी यह व्रत कैसे किया जाता है, यह भी तो बताओ। आपकी बड़ी कृपा होगी।

स्त्री कहने लगी सवा आने का गुड़ चना लेना। इच्छा हो तो सवा पॉंच आने का लेना या सवा रुपए का भी सहूलियत के अनुसार लेना।

बिना परेशानी श्रद्धा और प्रेम से जितना बन सके लेना। सवा पैसे से सवा पॉंच आना तथा इससे भी ज्‍यादा शक्ति और भक्ति अनुसार लेना। हर शुक्रवार को निराहार रहकर कथा कहना। कथा के बीच में क्रम टूटे नहीं।

लगातार नियम पालन करना। सुनने वाला कोई ना मिले तो घी का दीपक जला उसके आगे जल के पात्र को रख कथा कहना, परंतु कथा कहने का नियम न टूटे। जब तक कार्य सिद्धि ना हो नियम पालन करना और कार्य सिद्ध हो जाने पर व्रत का उद्यापन करना।

तीन माह में माता फल पूरा करती हैं। यदि किसी के खोटे ग्रह हो तो भी माता तीन वर्ष में कार्य को अवश्य सिद्ध कर देती हैं। कार्य होने पर ही उद्यापन करना चाहिए बीच में नहीं करना चाहिए।

उद्यापन में अढ़ाई सेर आटे का खाजा तथा इसी अनुपात में खीर तथा चने का साग करना। आठ लड़कों को भोजन कराना। जहां तक मिले देवर, जेठ, भाई-बंधु के लड़के लेना, ना मिले तो रिश्तेदारों और पड़ोसियों के लड़के बुलाना। उन्हें भोजन कराना, यथाशक्ति दक्षिणा देना।

माता का नियम पूरा करना। उस दिन घर में कोई खटाई ना खाए।

यह सुनकर बहू चल दी। रास्ते में लकड़ी के बोझ को बेच दिया और उस पैसे से गुड़ चना ले माता के व्रत की तैयारी कर आगे चली और सामने मंदिर देख पूछने लगी यह मंदिर किसका है? सब बच्चे कहने लगे संतोषी माता का मंदिर है।

यह सुन माता के मंदिर में जा माता के चरणों में लोटने लगी। दीन हो विनती करने लगी मां में निपट मूर्ख व्रत के नियम को जानती नहीं, मैं बहुत दुखी हूं माता, जगजननी मेरा दुख दूर कर मैं तेरी शरण में हूं।

माता को दया आई। एक शुक्रवार बीता कि दूसरे शुक्रवार को ही उसके पति का पत्र आया और तीसरे को उसका भेजा पैसा भी पहुंचा यह देख जेठानी मुंह सिकोड़ने लगी  इतने दिनों में इतना पैसा आया इसमें क्या बड़ाई है? लड़के ताना देने लगे काकी के पास पत्र आने लगे और रुपया  आने लगा, अब तो काकी की खातिर बढ़ेगी, तब तो काकी बोलने से भी नहीं बोलेगी।

बेचारी सरलता से कहती भैया पत्र आवे, रुपया आवे तो हम सबके लिए अच्छा है ऐसा कह कर आंखों में आंसू भर कर संतोषी माता के मंदिर में मातेश्वरी के चरणों में गिर कर रोने लगी।

मां मैंने तुमसे पैसा नहीं मांगा, मुझे पैसे से क्या काम है? मुझे तो अपने सुहाग से काम है। मैं तो अपने स्वामी के दर्शन और सेवा मांगती हूं। तब माता ने प्रसन्न होकर कहा जा बेटी तेरा स्वामी आएगा।

यह सुन खुशी से बावली हो घर में जाकर काम करने लगी। अब संतोषी मां विचार करने लगी इस भोली पुत्री से मैंने कह तो दिया तेरा पति आवेगा पर आवेगा कहां से? वह तो उसे स्वप्न में भी याद नहीं करता। उसे याद दिलाने के लिए मुझे जाना पड़ेगा।

इस तरह माता बुढ़िया के बेटे के पास जा स्वप्न में प्रकट हो कहने लगी साहूकार के बेटे सोता है या जागता है? वह बोला माता सोता भी नहीं हूँ और जागता भी नहीं हूं बीच में ही हूं कहो क्या आज्ञा है?
मां कहने लगी तेरा घर बार कुछ है या नहीं? वह बोला मेरा सब कुछ है मां, बाप, भाई, बहन, व बहू। क्या कमी है?

मां बोली भोले पुत्र तेरी स्‍त्री कष्ट उठा रही है, मां-बाप उसे कष्ट दे रहे हैं, दुख दे रहे हैं वह तेरे लिए तरस रही है। तू उसकी सुधि‍ ले। वह बोला माता यह तो मालूम है, परंतु जाऊं कैसे? परदेश की बात है, लेन-देन का कोई हिसाब नहीं।

जाने का कोई रास्ता नजर नहीं आता। कैसे चला जाऊं? मां कहने लगी मेरी बात मान सवेरे नहा धोकर माता का नाम ले घी का दीपक जला दंडवत कर दुकान पर जा बैठना। तब देखते देखते तेरा लेनदेन सब हो जाएगा, माल बिक जाएगा और शाम होते-होते धन का ढेर लग जाएगा।

तब सवेरे बहुत जल्दी उठ उसने लोगों से अपने सपने की बात कही तो वे सब उसकी बात को अनसुनी करके खिल्ली उड़ाने लगे कहीं सपने सच होते हैं।

एक बूढ़ा बोला भाई मेरी बात मान इस तरह सच झूठ कहने के बदले देवता ने जैसा कहा है वैसा ही करना तेरा इसमें क्या जाता है। अब बूढ़े की बात मानकर वह नहा धोकर संतोषी माता को दंडवत कर घी का दीपक जला दुकान पर जा बैठा।

थोड़ी देर में क्या देखता है कि देने वाले रुपया लाए, लेने वाले हिसाब लेने लगे, कोठे में भरे सामानों के खरीददार नकद दाम में सौदा करने लगे और शाम तक धन का ढेर लग गया। माता का नाम ले घर ले जाने के वास्ते गहना कपड़ा खरीदने लगा और वहां से काम से निपट तुरंत घर को रवाना हुआ।

वहां बहू बेचारी जंगल में लकड़ी लेने जाती है। लौटते वक्त माताजी के मंदिर में विश्राम करती है। वह तो उसका रोज रुकने का स्थान जो ठहरा। दूर से धूल उड़ती देख माता से पूछती है माता धूल कैसे उड़ रही है? मां कहती है पुत्री तेरा पति आ रहा है।

अब तू ऐसा कर लकड़ियों के तीन बोझ बना ले, एक नदी के किनारे रख, दूसरा मेरे मंदिर पर और तीसरा अपने सिर पर रख। तेरे पति को लकड़ी का गट्ठा देख कर मोह पैदा होगा। वह यहॉं रुकेगा, नाश्ता पानी बना, खा पीकर मां से मिलने जाएगा।

तब तू लकड़ी का बोझ उठाकर जाना और बोझ आंगन में डाल कर दरवाजे पर जोर से लगाना, लो सासूजी लकड़ियों का गट्ठर लो, भूसी की रोटी दो और नारियल के खोपड़े में पानी दो, आज मेहमान कौन आया है?

मां की बात सुन बहुत अच्छा माता कहकर प्रसन्न हो लकड़ियों के तीन गटठे ले आई, एक नदी के तट पर, एक माता के मंदिर पर रखा। इतने में एक मुसाफिर वहॉं आ पहुँचा। सूखी लकड़ी देख उसकी इच्‍छा हुई कि यहीं निवास करे और भोजन बना कर खापीकर गॉंव जायेा इस प्रकार भोजन बना कर विश्राम ले, गॉंव को गया, सबसे प्रेम से मिला उसी समय बहू सिर पर लकड़ी का गट्ठा लिये आती है।

लकड़ी का भारी बोझ आंगन में डाल जोर से तीन आवाज देती है … लो सासू जी! लकड़ी का गट्ठा लो, भूसी की रोटी दो, नारियल के खोपड़े में पानी दो।

आज मेहमान कौन आया है? यह सुनकर उसकी सास अपने दिये हुए कष्‍टाों को भुलाने हेतु कहती है … बहू ऐसा क्यों कहती है, तेरा मालिक ही तो आया है। आ बैठ, मीठा भात खा, भोजन कर, कपड़े गहने पहन।

इतने में आवाज सुन उसका स्वामी बाहर आता है और अंगूठी देख व्याकुल हो मां से पूछता है -मां यह कौन है? मां कहती है बेटा तेरी बहू है।

आज बारह वर्ष हो गए तू जब से गया है, तब से सारे गांव में जानवर की तरह भटकती फिरती है, कामकाज घर का कुछ करती नहीं, चार समय आ कर खा जाती है।

अब तुझे देखकर भूसी की रोटी और नारियल की खोपड़ी में पानी मांगती है। वह लज्जित होकर बोला ठीक है मैंने इसे भी देखा है और तुम्हें भी देखा है। अब मुझे दूसरे घर की ताली दो तो उसमें रहूं।

तब मॉं बोली ठीक है बेटा जैसी तेरी मर्जी। कहकर ताली का गुच्छा पटक दिया। उसने ताली ले दूसरे कमरे में जो तीसरी मंजिल के ऊपर था खोलकर सारा सामान जमाया। एक दिन में ही वहां राजा के महल जैसा ठाठ बाट बन गया।

अब क्या था वह दोनों सुख पूर्वक रहने लगे। इतने में अगला शुक्रवार आया। बहू ने अपने पति से कहा कि मुझको माता का उद्यापन करना है। पति बोला बहुत अच्छा, खुशी से करो। वह तुरंत ही उद्यापन की तैयारी करने लगी। 

जेठ के लड़कों को भोजन के लिए कहने गई। उन्होंने मंजूर किया परंतु जेठानी अपने बच्चों को सिखाती है देखो रे! भोजन के बाद सब लोग खटाई मांगना जिससे उसका उद्यापन पूरा न हो।

लड़के भोजन करने आए। खीर पेट भर कर खाई परंतु याद आते हैं कहने लगे हमें कुछ खटाई दो फिर खाना हमें भाता नहीं देखकर अरुचि होती है।

बहू कहने लगी खटाई किसी को नहीं दी जाएगी। यह तो संतोषी माता का प्रसाद है। लड़के उठ खड़े हुए और बोले पैसा लाओ। भोली बहु कुछ जानती नहीं थी तो उन्हें पैसे दे दिए। लड़के उसी समय हठ करके इमली लाकर खाने लगे।

यह देखकर बहू पर माताजी ने कोप  किया। राजा के दूत उसके पति को पकड़ कर ले गए। जेठ जेठानी मनमाने खोटे वचन कहने लगे।लूट कर धन इकट्ठा कर लाया था, सो राजा के दूत उसको पकड़ कर ले गए। अब मालूम पड़ जाएगा जब जेल की मार खाएगा।

बहू से यह वचन सहन नहीं हुए। रोती रोती माता के मंदिर में गई और बोली हे माता तुमने यह क्या किया? हंसा कर क्यों रुलाने लगी?

माता बोली पुत्री तूने उद्यापन करके मेरा व्रत भंग किया। इतनी जल्दी सब बातें भुला दी। वह कहने लगी माता भूली तो नहीं हूँ? न कुछ अपराध किया है। मुझे तो लड़कों ने भूल में डाल दिया। मैंने भूल से उन्हें पैसे दे दिए। मुझे क्षमा करो मां।

मां बोली ऐसी भी कहीं भूल होती है। वह बोली मां मुझे माफ कर दो। मैं फिर से तुम्हारा उद्यापन करूंगी। मां बोली भूल मत जाना। वह बोली अब भूल न होगी मां। अब बताओ वे कैसे आएंगे। मां बोली तेरा मालिक तुझे रास्ते में आता मिलेगा।

वह घर की ओर चली राह में पति आता मिला। उसने पूछा तुम कहां गए थे। तब वह कहने लगा इतना धन जो कमाया है, उसका टैक्स राजा ने मांगा था, वह भरने गया था। वह प्रसन्न हो बोली भला हुआ अब घर को चलो। कुछ दिन बाद फिर शुक्रवार आया।

वह बोली मुझे माता का उद्यापन करना है। पति ने कहा करो।  फिर जेठ के लड़कों से भोजन को कहने गई।

जेठानी ने एक दो बातें सुनाई। लड़कों को सिखा दिया कि पहले ही खटाई मांगने लगना। लड़के कहने लगे हमें खीर नहीं भाता, जी बिगड़ता है, कुछ खटाई खाने को देना। वह बोली खटाई खाने को नहीं मिलेगा, खाना हो तो खाओ।

वह ब्राह्मण के लड़कों को लेकर भोजन कराने लगी। यथाशक्ति दक्षिणा की जगह एक एक फल उन्हें दिया। इससे संतोषी मां प्रसन्‍न हुई । माता की कृपा होते ही नौवे मास उसको चंद्रमा के समान सुंदर पुत्र प्राप्त हुआ। पुत्र को लेकर प्रतिदिन माता के मंदिर जाने लगी।

मॉं ने सोचा कि वह रोज आती है आज क्यों ना मैं इसके घर चलूँ। इसका आसरा देखूँ तो सही। यह विचार कर माता ने भयानक रूप बनाया। गुड़ और चने से सना मुख ऊपर सूर्य के समान होठ उस पर मक्खियां भिनभिना रही हैं।

दहलीज में पांव रखते ही सास चिल्‍लाई देखो रे कोई चुड़ैल चली आ रही है। लड़कों इसे भगाओ नहीं तो किसी को खा जाएगी। लड़के डरने लगे और चिल्लाकर खिड़की बंद करने लगे। बहु रोशनदान से देख रही थी। प्रसन्‍नता से पागल होकर चिल्लाने लगी। आज मेरी माता घर आई है यह कह कर बच्चे को दूध पीने से हटाती है। इतने में सास का क्रोध फूट पड़ा।

इसे देखकर कैसी उतावली हुई है जो बच्चे को पटक दिया। इतने में मां के प्रताप से जहां देखो वहीं लड़के ही लड़के नजर आने लगे। वह बोली मां जी जिनका मैं व्रत करती हूं यह वही संतोषी माता है। इतना कह कर झट से सारे घर के किवाड़ खोल देती है। सबने माता के चरण पकड़ लिए और विनती कर कहने लगे हैं माता हम मूर्ख हैं।

हम अज्ञानी हैं, पापी हैं, तुम्हारे व्रत की विधि हम नहीं जानते। तुम्हारा व्रत भंग कर हमने बड़ा अपराध किया है, हे माता आप हमारे अपराध को क्षमा करो। इस प्रकार माता प्रसन्न हुई। माता ने बहू को जैसा फल दिया वैसा माता सबको दे। जो पढ़े उसका मनोरथ पूर्ण हो। बोलो संतोषी माता की जय। ( Santoshi Mata Ki Jai ) |


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Gavi Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple

5000 year old Sri Gavi Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple Denkanikottai – Near Hosur and Bangalore

Sri Gavi Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple Denkanikottai . This is one of the famous Cave temple near Bangalore and Hosur and one of the oldest Lord Narashimha temple.

Gavi Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple located at Denkanikottai is a temple not very far from Bangalore and Hosur. The legend talks about the existence of this temple being 5000 years old, around the time of Mahabharata. It is said that Arjuna established this temple inside this cave and they have stayed here for some time during their vanwas perod.

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Denkannikottai is located in krishnagiri district in the state of tamil nadu .it is around 27 km hosur and 65 km bengaluru.

Why the name Denkanikottai? Legend behind Denkanikottai

There was a demon by name Devakandan who worshipped lord Brahma. Lord Brahma was happy with his tapa and gave him boon of immense strength.

He started troubling the sages as well as the Deva. To kill the demon, Lord Vishnu ( lord Narashimha ) took the form of hunter and killed him with the help of the weapon named as Denkani.

And hence people started calling this place as Denkanipuram. Then it was named as Denkani kottai (fort). Over a period of time people also started calling it as Thenkanikottai.

Story of Shri Sri Gavi Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple Denkanikottai

Gavi means cave in Kannada. The temple as the name suggests is a cave temple. The temple is dedciated to Lord Narashimha. Of the 10 avataars, Lord Narasimha is the intense avatar of Lord Vishnu.

It is said that Oandavas during their exile period visited this place. It is said that Arjuna has carved the idol of Lord Narashimha at the cave here in Denkanikottai.

With time temple got lost in the jungles around.

Later in time there was a king named Dharmavarma who ruled this area. He visited this forest for hunting. On his way back to his palace, he noticed this small hill lock. In search of an animal he ventured inside the cave at this small hilllock.

He did not find any animal there, but he did see the idol of Lord Narashimha. He was surprised to find an old Lord Narashimha temple inside the cave in this dense forest.

Sage Kanva used to live nearby and did penance there. He approached sage kanva and took him to this hilllock.

Sage Kanva then told the story of Lord Narashimha and how he killed Hyrunaksahyapa and also how one of the pandavas visited this place in past and has established this cave temple.

The temple today has been renovated and temple gopuram is coloured in golden. It is five tier strucure.

The sanctum sanctorum with the main diety is a cave temple. On the pillars of temple you will find various inscriptions of lord Vishnus various avataras.

Just before the entrance, outside the temple wall there is a stone marked with lotus feet of the lord.

As soon as you enter the temple you will see some stairs gioing down. That is the way to go down to the cave and the main temple is inside the cave as you can see.

How to reach Gavi Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple

Address of temple: Sri Gavi Narasimha Swamy & Betaraya Swamy temple, Denkanikottai, Krishnagiri.

The temple is situated on a hill. you can drive up the hill.

There are also stairs going till top so you can also park your car little bit down and then take the stair.

  • Denkanikottai is 16 Kms from Thali
  • Denkanikottai is about 27 Kilometers from Hosur.
  • From Krishnagiri one can reach Denkanikottai via Rayakottai or via Shoolgiri ( around 70 Kms)
  • From Bangaore its is around 70 Kms
  • 5 km Denkanikoti bus stand
  • Regular bus from Bangalore and Krishangiri, salem to Hosur and from Hosur to Denkanikottai

This is a elephant prone area as this jungle lies in elephant corridor so it is advisable not to stay late in the area.

Temple is open only from 10.00 AM to 1.00 PM and 3.00 PM to 5.00 PM.


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shri adi janardhana temple mangalore

Sri Adi Janardhana temple Mangalore etablished by Bhagawan Parashurama

Sri Adi Janardhana temple is one of the famous temples of Tulu Region, also called as Tulu Nadu. The temple is located Seemanthooru which is a place in Dakshin Kannada.

Seemanthooru is a small village very near Mulki and falls on the Mangalore – Udupi Highway.

The village is quite close to the Mulki railway station and is easily accessible.

Do you know that the name Seemanthooru is also very interesting ?

It is said that the name Seemanthooru is an offshoot of “Shrimantara Ooru” which means “land of the rich people!”.

It is said that this place, Seemanthooru was once indeed a land of the rich people.

So Sri Adi Janardhana temple is in Seemanthooru. It is also known as the Sri Adi Janardana Devasthana or Sri Adi Janardana swamy .

But do you know why this temple is called as “Adi” Janardana temple?

Sri Adi Janardhana temple history

It is said that the Seemanthooru Janardana temple was established by Bhagawan Parashurama. It is one of the many temples in the Tulu Nadu region that was established by Lord Parashurama.

As per local legend the temple idols established by Rishis and Aparoksha Gnanis and it never gets “damaged”.

People here say that a few hundred years ago, the idol of Lord Janardana was damaged. Hence people from the village made a new idol and established it in the sanctum sanctoram.

It is said that after this the temple and village’s popularity declined.

Upon enquiring with scholars, it emerged that the original idol still has the full Sannidhana and hence the problem.

The original idol was repaired and placed back in sanctum sanctoram. The original idol is now known as “Adi Janardana” . The new idol also exists in the temple.

Hence this unique temple has two Janardana idols!

Another unique feature of this temple is that it is one of the very few temples in Tulu Nadu that does not have a Ganapati temple.

Seemanthooru Janardana is the “Akhilanda Koti Brahmanda Nayaka” and hence there is no other idol!


Address & Phone number of the temple

  • Sri Adi Janardana Temple, Shimanthur, Post Panjinadka – 574 195, Mulky, D.K
  • 0824 – 2294745

How to reach Shri Adi Janardhana Temple

  • From Mangalore reach Mulki using the Udupi highway
  • From Bangalore it will be it will be around 8 hrs ( NH75 & NH73)
  • Then turn towards Kinnigoli. About 2kms later, you will find a temple arch.
  • After arch it is around 1Km.

There is annual car festival at the temple which is for 6 days starting Kumbha Masa Saptami (late February – early March)


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Keesaragutta templ

Keesaragutta Temple – Keesara Village, Medchal-Malkajgiri District – Telangana

Keesaragutta Temple is of immense historical and mythological importance.

Keesaragutta Temple is dedicated to Lord Siva and his consorts Bhavani and Sivadurga at Keesaragutta in Rangareddy district which is near hyderabad in Medchal-Malkajgiri District .

It is about 30 km from the city of Hyderabad. It is located on a small hillock. The temple draws thousands of devotees on Shivaratri. The temples is also known by the name Shri Ramalingeswara Swami.

keesaragutta temple history

As per leegend lord Sri Ram installed the Siva lingam here to atone for the sin of killing Ravana, a Brahman. He chose this beautiful valley, surrounded by hills and lush greenery.

He then requested Lord Hanuman to bring the Shivalingam from Varanasi.

When Lord Hanuman went on a search for the same, he was unable to choose which one to bring. His uncertainty in the matter caused a lot of delay.

So Lord Hanuman was late in arriving with the Siva lingam and as the auspicious hour was nearing, Lord Siva himself appeared before Sri Rama and presented a Sivilingam for installation.

This is the reason why the lingam in the temple is called Swayambhu Linga.

It is also called Ramalingeswara as Lord Sri Rama had installed this Shivalinga here.

Hanuman returned with 100 lingams for selection from Varanasi and felt aggrieved as was late.

He was greatly disappointed to see that a Lingam has already been installed. Agitated by this, he thew the Shiva Lingam in his hand on the ground. So now there were a total of 101 shiva lingams there.

Hence Sri Rama ordained that precedence would be given to him for worship at the temple.

He also said that the hillock where the lingam was installed will be called kesarigiri i.e, the son of Kesari , another name of Lord Hanuman…

Over a period of time, the name became Keesara and the hill was known as Keesaragutta.

Architecture of Keesaragutta Temple

Since lord Sri Rama had worshipped this Swayambumurthi the shivalinga is also called as Ramalingeshwara and is present in the sanctum sanctoram.

The temple also has shrines separately for Lord Lakshmi Narasimha and Lord Rama with ma Sita.

There were many excavations which were undertaked around this area by ASI ( archaeological survey of India ).

On the north of the temple remains of several Shiva Lingas and brick remnants were found.

The remains belonged to the rule of the Chalukyan Empire. Here, prayer halls, Yagasalas, and fortification walls were unearthed.

On the hills, some vestiges and rock-cut cisterns were discovered as proof that Jainism and Buddhism coexisted and thrived.

Twelve Jain Tirthankara idols from the fourth or fifth century that were discovered on October 18, 2014, close to the temple stairs at a depth of one foot demonstrate that Jainism and Hinduism co-existed at Keesaragutta during the reign of the Vishnukundinas in the fourth or fifth century.

Source – wikipedia

How to reach Keesara

  • keesaragutta temple distance from hyderabad is around 45 Kms and will generally take an hour to reach.
    • The bus route no. is 242 and there are many buses available from all parts from Hyderabad to the temple
    • You can also hire cabs / autos from the city
  • keesaragutta temple distance from bangalore is around 610 Kms

So this temple is very important from religious and historical stand point. Do visit this temple when you find some time.

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pataleshwar mahadev

The Pataleshwar Mandir, Hajipur,Bihar | Pataleshwar Mandir History

The Pataleshwar Mandir is located in Hajipur, Bihar, India’s Vaishali district. It is situated on Jadhua Road in Hajipur and is devoted to Lord Shiva.

Shri Pataleshwar mahadev mandir is said to have existed since the beginning of time, and according to local tradition, it is said that Lord Shiva has himslef established this temple here.

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The history of Pataleshwar Shiv Mandir is interesting. King Siddharaj Solanki of Solanki era was born at this place. In the festival, Queen Minaldevi ordered that a well should be dug for the thirsty travelers. The Shivalinga originated while digging the well and only then later the Pataleshwar temple was constructed in the shape of a well.

It was aptly christened Patal-eshwar, which means ‘Lord under the ground’; The actual temple built in the 8th century AD lies 40 feet below the ground, while the new structure on top has only been recently added.

Many of the original stones that were used to construct the temple have inscriptions on them that depict various symbols for the snakes that adorn Lord Shiva’s neck.

It is a Swayanbhu Shivlinga (self-created), and people think it spontaneously sprang from the ground. A lion is said to have roared twice a day, in the morning and in the evening, close to the temple in ancient times.

Pataleshwar Mandir, Hajipur,Bihar | Pataleshwar Mandir History
Pataleshwar Mandir, Hajipur,Bihar | Pataleshwar Mandir History

A stunning statue of the serpent god Nandi is also present in front of the temple. Many saints frequently come here to reflect.

Other legends behind shri Pataleshwar Mandir, Hajipur

It is said that during the exile period of Pandavas, Arjun meditated hard for lord Shiva. Pleased with his dedication, lord Shiva appeared himself before Arjun and asked him to ask for a boon.

Arjun prayed lord Shiva to stay at this place. Lord Shiva accepted his prayer and told him that he will stay there as shiv ling and any one who worships him and pours water on the Shivling will be blessed and fulfilled with all his wishes.

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The place where Lord Shiva was standing the temple was constructed. Since the shiv ling ins syambhu and came out from beneath the earth, the place is called as Pataleshwar Mahadev.

It is said that every year on Shivratri the Shivlinga increases by an inch.

That is why Pataleshwar Mahadev shivling is unique in the world and has become the centre of religious faith for Hindus.

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Chandika Sthan

Chandika Sthan, Munger, Bihar

One of the famous cave temples in Bihar, Chandika Sthan is situated in Munger, in Bihar on the bank of river Ganga, among the Vindhya mountain in a cave.

Chandika Sthan is one of the fifty one Shakti Peethas, places of worship consecrated to the goddess Shakti.

The temple is situated at the Northeast corner of the city of Munger.

Chandika Sthan, Munger, Bihar

The famous shaktipeetha temple is just two kilometers away from the Munger town.

Being a Siddhi-Peetha, this temple is considered to be one of the most sacred and sanctified temples.

Legend behind Chandika Sthan Munger

The Chandika Sthan Temple is one of the Shakti Peetha’s, the divine shrine of Shaktism.

The mythology of Daksha Yaga and Sati’s self-immolation and Shiva carrying the corpse of Sati Devi is the story of origin behind the Shakti Peetha shrines. It is believed that Sati Devi’s left eye has fallen here.

According to the legend, it was done to spare the world from Lord Shiva’s wrath while he travelled with Sati’s corpse.

According to the same tale, the left eye of the Sati fell in Munger, which later turned into a temple dedicated to the Divine Mother Chandi. According to the conventional wisdom of the local folklore, Chandika Sthan is renowned among the several Shakti peethas for its ability to treat eye problems.

Another legend relating this temple is about King Karna of the ancient kingdom of Anga. Karna used to worship Chandi Mata on a daily basis. Raja Karna used to worship Maa daily, he used to daily come in mandir and jump into boiling ghee, according to saints, Maa used to give Darshan to Raja Karna and made his dead body alive.

In return, the Goddess gave him 11/4 pounds (equivalent to 50 kilogrammes) of gold to give to the needy and downtrodden at Karanchaura, which is now a local name for the area.

Shakti Peeth Maa Chandika Sthan is a historical site that is located in the eastern part of the city of Munger, along the banks of the Ganga, in a cave among the Vindhya Mountains.

The place where the temple is situated, is the place where left eye of Maa had fallen.

How to reach Chandika Sthan temple

Chandika Sthan is located approx 1 km from ITC Ltd, Basudeopur, Munger

  • Nearest railway station is Munger Junction
  • Nearest airport is Patna airport

There are cab and autos available from railway station as well as airpot for the mata How to reach Chandika Sthan temple.

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Iravadeswarar Temple

Sri Iravadeswarar Temple Athimugam , Shoolgiri , Tamil Nadu

Hidden somewhere in a small hamlet near Bangalore and Hosur a place called as Athimugam, there is a temple, known as Sri Iravadeswarar Temple is of immense importance.

Athimugam is located in Shoolagiri Taluk in Krishnagiri District of Tamil Nadu State, India.

Sri Iravadeswarar temple in Athimugam, Hosur is believed to be a 1800 yrs old temple.

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Legend of Sri Iravadeswarar Temple Athimugam

This is the temple where Indiran (King of Devas) and his vahana Iravadham got relieved of Brahmahathi dosham.

As the Iravadham or the wahana of lord indra worshipped the Lord shiva here in this temple, it is said the Shivalinga has that image on the face.

Hasthi means Elephant in Sanskrit and mugam means face. The village is also known as Hasthimugam which later got changed to Athimugam.

You will also find the small shrine of Mother Kamakshi Amman standing behind the Iravatheswar lingam within the same sanctum’s sanctorum (Garba graha).

Since we were not allowed to go very near to Shivainga in the temple we could not see the face of Iravadham on the shiva linga.. but the legend behuind this temple was enough for us to visit this temple and pay our repect to lord iradeshwara.

At the outer coridor of the temple you wil find lord Ganapathy and lord dakshinamurty.

The temple has two presiding deities. Besides the one mentioned above, Lord Shiva in the form of Sri Alageshwara Swamy graces with Mother Akilandeswari in a different sanctum in this temple.

This temple is an Irratai sannithi temple ie. there are two moolavars. The Iravatheswar shrine has Appar and Thirugnana Sambandar statues. So it is believed that this temple should have been visited by them.

This is also a temple of Sun Worship. Nandhi (Vahanam of Lord Shiva) is seated slightly away in front of Lord Iravatheswar leaving way for the Surya puja. The rays of Sun fall on the Lord during the first week of Tamil month of Thai (mid January to mid February). As Nandhi is on a side to facilitate Surya puja, other planets (navagrahas) are also in a calm and sitting form. The Navagrahas in this temple are in a calm and seated position.

There is a pancha lingam sannidhi with 5 Shiva lingams in 5 sanctums in a row with Nandhi in front of each Shiva linga.

The Sthala viruksham is Vilva tree. Vilva tree in this temple is about 1800 years old and it is said to be the very oldest, tallest and biggest in the world. The tree is still very lively and majestic.

Lord Murugan is seen with his consorts Valli and Deivanai. Lord Murgan’s vahanam peacock is seen facing the left side of Lord Murugan and it is a rare thing to see.

The temple is specifically beneficial for education and career growth. People pray for removal of obstacles in marriage , for child boon, achievements in education and career growth.

The Iravadeswarar Temple has immense religious as well has historical importance.


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Bharmour Temple - The Chaurashi temple

Bharmour Temple – The Chaurashi temple of Bharmour Himachal Pradesh.

The Chaurashi temple is located at Bharmour and is one of the most famous temples in Himachal Pradesh. There are 84 big and small temples in Chaurasi temple complex.

About Bharmour Temple – The Chaurashi temple of Bharmour

The Chaurasi Temple was constructed around 1400 years ago. The Chaurasi temple complex, named for the 84 shrines constructed around it, is the focal point of life in Bharmour.

The Hindi word for the number 84 is chaurasi.

The complex’s focal point is the stunning Manimahesh temple, which is built in the shikhara style.

The Chaurasi temple complex was constructed sometime in the ninth century. The temple was meticulously decorated with 84 old, artistically carved pillars, earning it the name Chaurasi chamba temple.


Legend of Chaurashi temple of Bharmour

According to legend, 84 Siddhas from Kurukshetra who were travelling through Bharmour to see Manimahesh fell in love with the tranquilly of the town and decided to get together to meditate here.

The Chaurasi Temple Complex was probably constructed in the seventh century, however many of the temples have since undergone restorations.

As per another legend connected to the Chaurasi temple complex. 84 yogis are said to have visited this location soon after Sahil Varman took control of Brahampura (the former name of Bharmour).

They were extremely happy with the King’s generosity. Yogis blessed King for ten sons as he was without an heir.

The King asked them to remain in Brahampura until the Yogis’ prophecy was realised. The king was eventually blessed with ten sond and a daughter.

Champavati, the name of the daughter, led to the establishment of Chamba as the new capital. It is said that the Chaurasi temple complex in Bharmour was created in their honour and given the name Chaurasi.


The main Chaurasi temples are dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi, Lord Ganesha, Lord Manimahesh and Narasimha.

At the entrance of the Chaurasi Temple you will find Lord Ganesha temple. The temple of Ganesha is enshrined in a bronze image of Lord Ganesha.

The shrine stands near the entrance to the Chaurasi compound and hence the first temple you find as soon as you enter the premises..

The Chaurasi Temple’s oldest temple is that of Lakshana Devi. Many of the original wooden temple architecture’s elements are still present.

Raja Maru Varman was in charge of building the temple. The temple has a rectangular design. This tiny cella houses the goddess Lakshana devi’s astadhatu picture. This temple has a slate-thatched roof that slopes laterally from the main ridge.

Manimahesh temple which stands in the centre of Chaurasi temple. Manimahesh Temple is main temple in Chaurashi complex, enshrining a huge Shiva Linga.

So there are 84 big and small temples in Chaurasi temple complex.

How to reach the Bharmour Chaurashi Temple

  • Gaggal (Kangra), which is nearby Dharamshala and 190 kilometres from Bharmour, has the closest airport. From Gaggal Airport, there are buses and taxis that may take you to Bharmour.
  • Pathankot Cantt Railway Station (PTKC) and Pathankot Railway Station (PTK), both 180 kilometres from Bharmour, are home to the closest railway terminals. From these train stations, there are taxis and buses that go to Bharmour.
  • Road connections between Bharmour and major Himachal Pradesh cities like Chamba, Dalhousie, Dharamshala, etc. are excellent. It is located at a height of 2195 metres above sea level, 60 kilometres from Chamba and about 200 kilometres from Dharamshala. There are taxis and buses available.
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