Akshaya Tritiya

Akshaya Tritiya 2021 – Date, time, mantra, wishes, quotes

Akshaya Tritiya 2021: Also called as Akha Teej is considered very auspicious. This festival is celebrated on Tritiya Tithi of Shukla Paksha of Vaishakh month. It is a very important festival in Hinduism.

Akshaya Tritiya 2021 Date and Time

This year, in 2021, Akshaya Tritiya is being celebrated on 14 May 2021, Friday

Akshaya Tritiya Muhurt

Tritiya Start Time: 05.40 AM (14 May 2021)

Tritiya ends on: 12.18 PM ( (14 May 2021 )

Auspicious time to buy gold: 14 May 2021, 5.40 AM to 15 May 2021, 5.30 AM

Pooja timings: 05.40 AM (14 May 2021) to 12.18 PM ( (14 May 2021 )

Importance of Akshaya Tritiya

This festival is of great importance in Hindu religion. Lord Vishnu is worshiped on this day.

According to religious beliefs, on this day Lord Parashurama, the incarnation of Lord Vishnu was also incarnated on the earth.

Therefore, this day is also celebrated as Parashuram Jayanti.

On the same day, MaGanga also came to earth from heaven. On this day all the auspicious works including marriage, upanayana, house warming etc are considered auspicious.

If you are planning to go anywhere, every Muhurta of this day is considered auspicious.

Hence on this day, worship of Lord Vishnu is considered to be particularly fruitful.

It is said that worshiping Ma Lakshmi along with worship of Lord Vishnu on this day, is considered very fruitful.

It is said that the worshiper on this day goes to Vaikunth (adobe of Lord Vishnu) after enjoying the pleasures of this world.

Apart from this, chanting of mantras of Lord Vishnu on this day is also considered very good.

Lord Vishnu Mantra

Recite below lord Vishnu Mantra

ॐ नमो भगवते वासुदेवाय
श्रीकृष्ण गोविन्द हरे मुरारे।
हे नाथ नारायण वासुदेवाय।।
ॐ नारायणाय विद्महे।
वासुदेवाय धीमहि।
तन्नो विष्णु प्रचोदयात्
ॐ विष्णवे नम:
ॐ हूं विष्णवे नम:

Lord Vishnu

Ma Lakshmi Mantra

ॐ आध्य लक्ष्म्यै नम ,

ॐ विद्या लक्ष्म्यै नम: ,

ॐ सौभाग्य लक्ष्म्यै नम: ,

ॐ अमृत लक्ष्म्यै नम:

Goddess Lakshmi

It is believed that on this day people must donate some of their earnings for religious works. By doing this, their wealth will increase.

But do you know which items we should donate on this day?

Items to donate on Akshaya Tritiya

On this day, donating cold things like water-filled pitcher, ax, fan, umbrella, rice, melon, cucumber, sugar, sattu etc. is considered very good.

What to buy on Akshaya Tritiya

If you want to buy something for your fortune on this auspicious day, then buy these things like – gold, silver, ceramics, silk garments, sarees, rice, turmeric, flower plant and conch.

How to invest in gold online during this Akshaya Tritiya

Due to coronavirus impact this year we are in lock down and hence shops are closed. But there is still a way to buy gold if you are looking for one.

  1. Buy Sovereign Gold Bond at any of the commercial banks selling SGB bonds
  2. Buy Gold ETF from any demat account
  3. Offers from various established e-commerce players like Tanishq who are selling gold certificates which can be exhanged with physical gold once the shops after lockdown is lifted.

Donating on this day increases ones fortune. Today, if a donation of jaggery, grains, fruits, vegetables, clothes, etc. is done with a pure mind, then it is recognized to get its benefits as a virtue.

On this day, if the bread made from jaggery is fed to the cow and the water mixed with jaggery is fed to Gomata, then you get fame and fortune.

Akshaya Tritiya Puja Vidhi

  • Get up early in morning. If possible in Brahama Muhurat
  • While taking bath, please add few drops of ganga jal.
  • Install the idol of Lord Vishnu and mother Lakshmi in the place of worship .
  • Take a vow (sankalp) to observe the fast today.
  • Get the statue bathed with panchamrit
  • Offer flowers and garlands to the statue
  • Offer barley sattu, gram dal, barley and fruits
  • Read Vishnu Sahasranama today
  • Perform Aarti by offering Tulsi Dal
  • Donate to Brahmins

Akshaya Tritiya Wishes (messages)

May this Akshaya Tritiya Bring you prosperity and joy. Wish you a very Happy Akshaya Tritiya.

May this be the new beginning of greater prosperity, success, and happiness. Happy Akshaya Tritiya.

May you witness tremendous luck and good fortune. Wish you a very happy Akshaya Tritiya.

May this Akshaya Tritiya, light up for you. The hopes of happy times and dreams for a year full of smiles! Wishing you a very Happy Akshay Tritiya.

May this Akshay Tritiya Bring you prosperity and joy. Wish you a very Happy Akshay Tritiya.

May This Akshaya Tritiya, Light Up for You – The Hopes of Times and Dreams for a Year Full of Smiles!

May Lord Vishnu Bless You with Wealth and Prosperity on this auspicious occasion.

May this Akhaa Teej brings the hope of happy times for You and Your Family!

May This Akshaya Tritiya, Light Up for You – The Hopes of Times and Dreams for a Year Full of Smiles!

May Lord Bless You on This Auspicious Day of Akshaya Tritiya, and May It Be a New Beginning of Greater Prosperity, Success and Happiness.

Akshaya Tritiya Wishes

इस अक्षय तृतीया भगवान की कृपा आप पर बनी रहे आपको जीवन में सारी खुशियां मिलें
आपके जीवन में कभी कोई दुख न आए अक्षय तृतीया की ढेर सारी शुभकामनाएं

लक्ष्मी जी कृपा आप और आपके परिवार पर बनी रहे .

दिनों दिन बढ़ता जाए आपका कारोबार, परिवार में बना रहे स्नेह और प्यार।
होती रहे सदा आप पर धन की बौछार, ऐसा हो आपका अक्षय तृतीया का त्यौहार।
अक्षय तृतीया की हार्दिक शुभकामनाएं

मां लक्ष्मी अपने कुमकुम लगे कदमों से आपके घर आए आपको एवं आपके परिवार को अक्षया तृतीया की शुभकामनाएं

आपके घर में धन की बरसात हो लक्ष्मी का वास हो संकटों का नाश हो शांति का वास हो

Dear friends, Happy Akshaya Tritiya once again. May this Akshaya Tritiya brings you lots and lots of joy.

ॐ विष्णवे नम:!

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Sri Varadaraja Perumal Temple

Sri Varadaraja Perumal Temple, Shoolagiri, Tamil Nadu

Sri Varadaraja Perumal Temple, Shoolagiri, Tamil Nadu. A very very old temple of immense importance near Bangalore.

Friends, if I tell you about a temple which is said to exist from the times of Dwapar Yuga, won’t you be interested? Well let me take you there today.

The temple I am talking about is Sri Varadaraja Perumal Temple, Shoolagiri which is right on the national highway connecting Bangalre – Hosur – Salem.

Temples near Bangalore - Sri Varadaraja Perumal Temple, Shoolagiri, Tamil Nadu

The temple we are talking about today, Sri Varadaraja Perumal Temple, is an ancient Vishnu temple. Located at the foothills of shoolgiri hills, this temple is said to exist from Dwapar Yuga.

Temples near Bangalore - Sri Varadaraja Perumal Temple, Shoolagiri, Tamil Nadu

Varadaraja Perumal Temple History

The temple history dates back to Mahabharata times ( which was in Dwapar Yuga).

The legend is that the Pandavas lost their kingdom to Duryodhan in the game of gambling and as per the terms set during the game, they were supposed to spent their time in exile. Most of us are quite aware of this incident of Mahabharata.

It is said that during their exile they wandered at many places and also came to shoolgiri. It is said that when they were here, Arjuna established this temple and worshipped Lord Vishnu.

This temple is called as ‘Dakshina Vaikuntam Hasthashyla Sree Kshethram’ (Vaikunatam of the South).

Here Lord Vishnu is know as Sri Varadaraja Perumal.

Temples near Bangalore - Sri Varadaraja Perumal Temple, Shoolagiri, Tamil Nadu

What is unique about Varadaraja Perumal Temple?

Being associated to Mahabharat times, this itself makes this temple a must visit, but few more important points to note is that

  • Lord faces west in this temple
  • Goddess Mahalakshmi faces east in a separate sanctum
  • During Utharanyana period (mid jan to mid july), the sunrays falls on the feet of Lord Varadaraja Perumal during sunset.
Temples near Bangalore - Sri Varadaraja Perumal Temple, Shoolagiri, Tamil Nadu

Varadaraja Perumal Temple Timings

Please note that temple is open from 6.00 AM to 11.00 AM in morning time and 5.00 PM to 8.00 PM in evenings.

Temples near Bangalore - Sri Varadaraja Perumal Temple, Shoolagiri, Tamil Nadu

How to reach Varadaraja Perumal Temple Shoolgiri

The route is pretty straight forward.

  • Bangalore = > Hosur => Shoolgiri
  • Just 1.2 kms from National Highway 48
  • Take the service road at the next left after crossing shoolgiri board
  • Food options – lots on the way.

Please note that once you enter the village, the road is called as dam road, after around 1 kms , you will see a small road going in. The google map will ask you to turn right. But since there is no concrete road, we tend to get confused and miss that. If you miss this turn, then google will re-roue to another 2 kms. So please keep a note of this.

Alternatively you can take a bus from Bangalore or Hosur to reach Shoolgiri and then take an auto.


Overall , this is a temple worth visiting.

We were thrilled to visit a temple which is said to be associated to the great Arjuna and Pandavas.

However I was sad to see that the temple is not well maintained.

The approach to the temple is narrow and during festivals or special occasions parking can be an issue.

This is avery famous Vishnu temple as I mentioned before temple is also called as ‘Dakshina Vaikuntam.”

There are 2 more temples near by. Called as Kashi Vishwanath temple and Ayyappa Swamy temple.

You can also visit these temple during your visit.

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hanuman ji ki aarti

Hanuman Chalisa Meaning ( Hindi and English )

Lord Hanuman is one of our favorite god. We believe that Lord Hanuman has lived on earth for ages and continues to live on earth to protect us from all difficulties. Hanuman chalisa is a set of 40 chaupais written by Shri Tulsidas dedicated to Lord Hanuman and is one of the most powerful prayers. Most of us know these chaupais by heart, but many of is do not know it’s meaning. This article is about Hanuman Chalisa meaning in Hindi and English.

दुनिया रचने वाले को भगवान कहते हैं और संकट हरने वाले को हनुमान कहते हैं। जय श्री राम।

 Hanuman Chalisa meaning

Hanuman Chalisa Meaning

Hanuman Chalisa Chaupai (In Hindi)Hanuman Chalisa Meaning in HindiHanuman Chalisa Meaning in English
श्री गुरु चरण सरोज रज, निज मन मुकुरु सुधारि।
बरनऊं रघुवर बिमल जसु, जो दायकु फल चारि।
श्री गुरु महाराज के चरण कमलों की धूलि से अपने मन रूपी दर्पण को पवित्र करके श्री रघुवीर के निर्मल यश का वर्णन करता हूं, जो चारों फल धर्म, अर्थ, काम और मोक्ष को देने वाला है।With the Dust of the Lotus Feet of Sri Gurudeva, I Clean the Mirror of my Mind.
I Narrate the Sacred Glory of Sri Raghubar (Sri Rama Chandra), who Bestows the Four Fruits of Life (Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha).
बुद्धिहीन तनु जानिके, सुमिरो पवन-कुमार।
बल बुद्धि विद्या देहु मोहिं, हरहु कलेश विकार।
हे पवन कुमार! मैं आपको सुमिरन करता हूं। आप तो जानते ही हैं कि मेरा शरीर और बुद्धि निर्बल है। मुझे शारीरिक बल, सद्‍बुद्धि एवं ज्ञान दीजिए और मेरे दुखों व दोषों का नाश कार दीजिए।Considering Myself as Ignorant, I Meditate on You, O Pavan Kumar (Hanuman).
Bestow on me Strength, Wisdom and Knowledge, and Remove my Afflictions and Blemishes.
जय हनुमान ज्ञान गुण सागर, जय कपीस तिहुं लोक उजागर॥1॥श्री हनुमान जी! आपकी जय हो। आपका ज्ञान और गुण अथाह है। हे कपीश्वर! आपकी जय हो! तीनों लोकों, स्वर्ग लोक, भूलोक और पाताल लोक में आपकी कीर्ति है।Victory to You, O Hanuman, Who is the Ocean of Wisdom and Virtue,
Victory to the Lord of the Monkeys, Who is the Enlightener of the Three Worlds.
राम दूत अतुलित बलधामा, अंजनी पुत्र पवन सुत नामा॥हे पवनसुत अंजनी नंदन! आपके समान दूसरा बलवान नहीं है।You are the Messenger of Sri Rama possessing Immeasurable Strength,
You are Known as Anjani-Putra (son of Anjani) and Pavana-Suta (son of Pavana, the wind-god).
महावीर विक्रम बजरंगी, कुमति निवार सुमति के संगी॥3॥हे महावीर बजरंग बली!आप विशेष पराक्रम वाले है। आप खराब बुद्धि को दूर करते है, और अच्छी बुद्धि वालों के साथी, सहायक है।You are a Great Hero, extremely Valiant, and body as strong as Thunderbolt,
You are the Dispeller of Evil Thoughts and Companion of Good Sense and Wisdom.
कंचन बरन बिराज सुबेसा, कानन कुण्डल कुंचित केसा॥4॥आप सुनहले रंग, सुन्दर वस्त्रों, कानों में कुण्डल और घुंघराले बालों से सुशोभित हैं।You possess a Golden Hue, and you are Neatly Dressed,
You wear Ear-Rings and have beautiful Curly Hair.
हाथबज्र और ध्वजा विराजे, कांधे मूंज जनेऊ साजै॥5॥ आपके हाथ में बज्र और ध्वजा है और कन्धे पर मूंज के जनेऊ की शोभा है।You hold the Thunderbolt and the Flag in your Hands.
You wear the Sacred Thread across your Shoulder.
शंकर सुवन केसरी नंदन, तेज प्रताप महा जग वंदन॥6॥ शंकर के अवतार! हे केसरी नंदन आपके पराक्रम और महान यश की संसार भर में वन्दना होती है।You are the Incarnation of Lord Shiva and Son of Kesari,
You are Adored by the whole World on account of your Great Strength and Courage.
विद्यावान गुणी अति चातुर, राम काज करिबे को आतुर॥7॥आप प्रकान्ड विद्या निधान है, गुणवान और अत्यन्त कार्य कुशल होकर श्री राम के काज करने के लिए आतुर रहते है।You are Learned, Virtuous and Extremely Intelligent,
You are always Eager to do the Works of Sri Rama.
प्रभु चरित्र सुनिबे को रसिया, राम लखन सीता मन बसिया॥8॥आप श्री राम चरित सुनने में आनन्द रस लेते है। श्री राम, सीता और लखन आपके हृदय में बसे रहते है।You Delight in Listening to the Glories of Sri Rama,
You have Sri Rama, Sri Lakshmana and Devi Sita Dwelling in your Heart.
सूक्ष्म रूप धरि सियहिं दिखावा, बिकट रूप धरि लंक जरावा॥9॥

आपने अपना बहुत छोटा रूप धारण करके सीता जी को दिखलाया और भयंकर रूप करके लंका को जलाया।You Appeared before Devi Sita Assuming a Diminutive Form (in Lanka),
You Assumed an Awesome Form and Burnt Lanka.
भीम रूप धरि असुर संहारे, रामचन्द्र के काज संवारे॥10॥आपने विकराल रूप धारण करके राक्षसों को मारा और श्री रामचन्द्र जी के उद्‍देश्यों को सफल कराया।You Assumed a Gigantic Form and Destroyed the Demons,
Thereby Accomplishing the Task of Sri Rama.
लाय सजीवन लखन जियाये, श्री रघुवीर हरषि उर लाये॥11॥आपने संजीवनी बूटी लाकर लक्ष्मण जी को जिलाया जिससे श्री रघुवीर ने हर्षित होकर आपको हृदय से लगा लिया।You Brought the Sanjivana herb and Revived Sri Lakshmana.
Because of this Sri Rama Embraced You overflowing with Joy.
रघुपति कीन्हीं बहुत बड़ाई, तुम मम प्रिय भरत सम भाई॥12॥श्री रामचन्द्र ने आपकी बहुत प्रशंसा की और कहा कि तुम मेरे भरत जैसे प्यारे भाई हो।Sri Rama Praised You Greatly,
And said: “You are as dear to me as my brother Bharata”.
सहस बदन तुम्हरो जस गावैं। अस कहि श्रीपति कंठ लगावैं॥13॥श्री राम ने आपको यह कहकर हृदय से लगा लिया की तुम्हारा यश हजार मुख से सराहनीय है।The Thousand Headed Seshnag Sings Your Glory”,
Said Sri Rama to You taking you in his Embrace.
सनकादिक ब्रह्मादि मुनीसा, नारद, सारद सहित अहीसा॥14॥श्री सनक, श्री सनातन, श्री सनन्दन, श्री सनत्कुमार आदि मुनि ब्रह्मा आदि देवता नारद जी, सरस्वती जी, शेषनाग जी सब आपका गुण गान करते है।Sanaka and other Sages, Lord Brahma and other Gods,
Narada, Devi Saraswati and Seshnag
जम कुबेर दिगपाल जहां ते, कबि कोबिद कहि सके कहां ते॥15॥यमराज, कुबेर आदि सब दिशाओं के रक्षक, कवि विद्वान, पंडित या कोई भी आपके यश का पूर्णतः वर्णन नहीं कर सकते।Yama (god of death), Kubera (god of wealth), Digpalas (the guardian deities),
Poets and Scholars have not been able to Describe Your Glories in full
तुम उपकार सुग्रीवहि कीन्हा, राम मिलाय राजपद दीन्हा॥16॥आपने सुग्रीव जी को श्रीराम से मिलाकर उपकार किया, जिसके कारण वे राजा बने।You Rendered a great Help to Sugriva.
You Introduced him to Sri Rama and thereby Gave back his Kingdom.
तुम्हरो मंत्र विभीषण माना, लंकेस्वर भए सब जग जाना॥17॥आपके उपदेश का विभिषण जी ने पालन किया जिससे वे लंका के राजा बने, इसको सब संसार जानता है।Vibhisana Followed your Advice,
And the Whole World Knows that he became the King of Lanka
जुग सहस्त्र जोजन पर भानू, लील्यो ताहि मधुर फल जानू॥18॥जो सूर्य इतने योजन दूरी पर है कि उस पर पहुंचने के लिए हजार युग लगे। दो हजार योजन की दूरी पर स्थित सूर्य को आपने एक मीठा फल समझकर निगल लिया।The Sun which was at a distance of Sixteen Thousand Miles,
You Swallowed It (the Sun) thinking it to be a Sweet Fruit.
प्रभु मुद्रिका मेलि मुख माहि, जलधि लांघि गये अचरज नाहीं॥19॥आपने श्री रामचन्द्र जी की अंगूठी मुंह में रखकर समुद्र को लांघ लिया, इसमें कोई आश्चर्य नहीं है।Carrying Lord Sri Rama’s Ring in your Mouth,
You Crossed the Ocean, no Wonder in that.
दुर्गम काज जगत के जेते, सुगम अनुग्रह तुम्हरे तेते॥20॥ संसार में जितने भी कठिन से कठिन काम हो, वो आपकी कृपा से सहज हो जाते है।All the Difficult Tasks in this World,
Are Rendered Easy by your Grace.
राम दुआरे तुम रखवारे, होत न आज्ञा बिनु पैसा रे॥21॥श्री रामचन्द्र जी के द्वार के आप रखवाले है, जिसमें आपकी आज्ञा बिना किसी को प्रवेश नहीं मिलता अर्थात् आपकी प्रसन्नता के बिना राम कृपा दुर्लभ है।You are the Gate-Keeper of Sri Rama’s Kingdom.
No one can Enter without Your Permission.
सब सुख लहै तुम्हारी सरना, तुम रक्षक काहू को डरना ॥22॥जो भी आपकी शरण में आते है, उस सभी को आनन्द प्राप्त होता है, और जब आप रक्षक है, तो फिर किसी का डर नहीं रहता।Those who take Refuge in You enjoy all Happiness.
If You are the Protector, what is there to Fear?
आपन तेज सम्हारो आपै, तीनों लोक हांक तें कांपै॥23॥आपके सिवाय आपके वेग को कोई नहीं रोक सकता, आपकी गर्जना से तीनों लोक कांप जाते है।You alone can Control Your Great Energy.
When you Roar, the Three Worlds Tremble.
भूत पिशाच निकट नहिं आवै, महावीर जब नाम सुनावै॥24॥जहां महावीर हनुमान जी का नाम सुनाया जाता है, वहां भूत, पिशाच पास भी नहीं फटक सकते।Ghosts and Evil Spirits will Not Come Near,
When one Utters the Name of Mahavir (Hanuman).
नासै रोग हरै सब पीरा, जपत निरंतर हनुमत बीरा ॥25॥वीर हनुमान जी! आपका निरंतर जप करने से सब रोग चले जाते है और सब पीड़ा मिट जाती है।You Destroy Diseases and Remove all Pains,
When one Utters your Name Continuously.
संकट से हनुमान छुडावै ।
मन क्रम बचन ध्यान जो लावै ॥26
हे हनुमान जी! विचार करने में, कर्म करने में और बोलने में, जिनका ध्यान आपमें रहता है, उनको सब
संकटों से आप छुड़ाते है
Hanuman Frees one from Difficulties,
When one Meditates on Him with Mind, Deed and Words.
सब पर राम तपस्वी राजा, तिनके काज सकल तुम साजा॥27॥तपस्वी राजा श्री रामचन्द्र जी सबसे श्रेष्ठ है, उनके सब कार्यों को आपने सहज में कर दिया।Sri Rama is the King of the Tapaswis (devotees engaged in penances).
And You (Hanuman) Fulfill all Works of Sri Rama (as a caretaker)
और मनोरथ जो कोइ लावै, सोई अमित जीवन फल पावै॥28॥जिस पर आपकी कृपा हो, वह कोई भी अभिलाषा करें तो उसे ऐसा फल मिलता है जिसकी जीवन में कोई सीमा नहीं होती।Devotees who have any Other Desires,
Will ultimately get the Highest Fruit of Life.
चारों जुग परताप तुम्हारा, है परसिद्ध जगत उजियारा॥29॥चारो युगों सतयुग, त्रेता, द्वापर तथा कलियुग में आपका यश फैला हुआ है, जगत में आपकी कीर्ति सर्वत्र प्रकाशमान है।Your Glory prevails in all the Four Ages.
And your Fame Radiates throughout the World.
साधु सन्त के तुम रखवारे, असुर निकंदन राम दुलारे॥30॥हे श्री राम के दुलारे! आप सज्जनों की रक्षा करते है और दुष्टों का नाश करते है।You are the Saviour of the Saints and Sages.
You Destroy the Demons, O Beloved of Sri Rama.
अष्ट सिद्धि नौ निधि के दाता, अस बर दीन जानकी माता॥31॥आपको माता श्री जानकी से ऐसा वरदान मिला हुआ है, जिससे आप किसी को भी आठों सिद्धियां और नौ निधियां दे सकते
1.) अणिमा- जिससे साधक किसी को दिखाई नहीं पड़ता और कठिन से कठिन पदार्थ में प्रवेश कर जाता है।
2.) महिमा- जिसमें योगी अपने को बहुत बड़ा बना देता है।
3.) गरिमा- जिससे साधक अपने को चाहे जितना भारी बना लेता है।
4.) लघिमा- जिससे जितना चाहे उतना हल्का बन जाता है।
5.) प्राप्ति- जिससे इच्छित पदार्थ की प्राप्ति होती है।
6.) प्राकाम्य- जिससे इच्छा करने पर वह पृथ्वी में समा सकता है, आकाश में उड़ सकता है।
7.) ईशित्व- जिससे सब पर शासन का सामर्थ्य हो जाता है।
8.) वशित्व- जिससे दूसरों को वश में किया जाता है।
You can Give the Eight Siddhis (supernatural powers) and Nine Nidhis (types of devotions).
Mother Janaki (Devi Sita) gave this Boon to you
राम रसायन तुम्हरे पासा, सदा रहो रघुपति के दासा॥32॥आप निरंतर श्री रघुनाथ जी की शरण में रहते है, जिससे आपके पास बुढ़ापा और असाध्य रोगों के नाश के लिए राम नाम औषधि है।You hold the Essence of Devotion to Sri Rama.
You Always Remain as the Servant of Raghupati (Sri Rama).
तुम्हरे भजन राम को पावै, जनम जनम के दुख बिसरावै॥33॥आपका भजन करने से श्री राम जी प्राप्त होते है और जन्म जन्मांतर के दुख दूर होते है।Through Devotion to You, one gets Sri Rama,
Thereby getting Free of the Sorrows of Life after Life.
अन्त काल रघुबर पुर जाई, जहां जन्म हरि भक्त कहाई॥34॥अंत समय श्री रघुनाथ जी के धाम को जाते है और यदि फिर भी जन्म लेंगे तो भक्ति करेंगे और श्री राम भक्त कहलाएंगे।At the End one Goes to the Abode of Raghupati (Sri Rama).
Where one is Known as the Devotee of Hari.
और देवता चित न धरई, हनुमत सेई सर्व सुख करई॥35॥हे हनुमान जी! आपकी सेवा करने से सब प्रकार के सुख मिलते है, फिर अन्य किसी देवता की आवश्यकता नहीं रहती।Even without Worshipping any Other Deities,
One Gets All Happiness who Worships Sri Hanuman.
संकट कटै मिटै सब पीरा, जो सुमिरै हनुमत बलबीरा॥36॥हे वीर हनुमान जी! जो आपका सुमिरन करता रहता है, उसके सब संकट कट जाते है और सब पीड़ा मिट जाती है।Difficulties Disappear and Sorrows are Removed,
For Those who Contemplate on the Powerful Sri Hanuman.
जय जय जय हनुमान गोसाईं, कृपा करहु गुरु देव की नाई॥37॥हे स्वामी हनुमान जी! आपकी जय हो, जय हो, जय हो! आप मुझ पर कृपालु श्री गुरु जी के समान कृपा कीजिए।Victory, Victory, Victory to You, O Hanuman,
Please Bestow your Grace as our Supreme Guru.
जो सत बार पाठ कर कोई, छूटहि बंदि महा सुख होई॥38॥जो कोई इस हनुमान चालीसा का सौ बार पाठ करेगा वह सब बंधनों से छूट जाएगा और उसे परमानन्द मिलेगा।Those who Recite this Hanuman Chalisa one hundred times (with devotion),
Will get Freed from Worldly Bondage and get Great Happiness.
जो यह पढ़ै हनुमान चालीसा, होय सिद्धि साखी गौरीसा॥39॥भगवान शंकर ने यह हनुमान चालीसा लिखवाया, इसलिए वे साक्षी है, कि जो इसे पढ़ेगा उसे निश्चय ही सफलता प्राप्त होगी।Those who Read the Hanuman Chalisa (with devotion),
Will become Perfect, Lord Shiva is the Witness.
तुलसीदास सदा हरि चेरा, कीजै नाथ हृदय मंह डेरा॥40॥हे नाथ हनुमान जी! तुलसीदास सदा ही श्री राम का दास है। इसलिए आप उसके हृदय में निवास कीजिए।Tulsidas who is Always the Servant of Hari.
Prays the Lord to Reside in his Heart.
पवन तनय संकट हरन, मंगल मूरति रूप। राम लखन सीता सहित, हृदय बसहु सूरभूप॥हे संकट मोचन पवन कुमार! आप आनंद मंगलों के स्वरूप हैं। हे देवराज! आप श्री राम, सीता जी और लक्ष्मण सहित मेरे हृदय में निवास कीजिए।Sri Hanuman, who is the Son of Pavana, who Removes Difficulties,
Who has an Auspicious Form,
With Sri Rama, Sri Lakshmana and Devi Sita,
Please Dwell in my Heart.
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Navratri Day 9 - Ma Siddhidatri

Navratri Day 9 – Ma Siddhidatri – माँ का नौवां स्वरुप – माँ सिद्धिदात्री

Navratri Day 9 is dedicated to Ma Siddhidatri.

या देवी सर्वभू‍तेषु माँ सिद्धिदात्री रूपेण संस्थिता। नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नम:॥

Navratri Day 9 -  Ma Siddhidatri

चैत्र नवरात्रि से हिंदू नववर्ष का भी प्रारंभ होता है, इसलिए चैत्र नवरात्रि से नवशुरुआत भी माना जाता है। इस नवरात्रि का अंत राम नवमी पर होता है, जिस दिन मर्यादा पुरषोत्तम श्री राम का जन्म दिवस माना जाता है

Hindu New Year begins with Chaitra Navaratri, hence Navratri is also considered to be start of new year and new begining. The end of this Navratri ends on Rama Navami, the day which is considered to be the day on which Maryada Purushottam Lord, Shri Ram was born !

चैत्र नवरात्रि के आखिरी दिन मां दुर्गा के नौवें स्वरूप माता सिद्धिदात्री की पूजा की जाएगी। पुराणों की अनुसार माता सिद्धिदात्री की उपासना स्वयं देवों के देव महादेव शिव भी करते हैं।

On the last day of Chaitra Navratri, Mata Siddhidatri, the ninth form of Maa Durga, is worshiped. According to the Puranas, Goddess Siddhidatri is also worshiped by Lord Shiva, the Lord of Gods himself.

माता आदि- शक्ति , सर्वोच्च देवी, भगवती शिव के बाएं आधे भाग से सिद्धिदात्री के रूप में प्रकट हुईं। माता सिद्धिदात्री अपने भक्तों को सभी प्रकार की सिद्धियाँ प्रदान करती हैं।

यहां तक ​​कि भगवान शिव ने भी माता सिद्धिदात्री की मदद से अपने सभी सिद्धियों को प्राप्त किया था। माता सिद्धिदात्री की पूजा केवल मनुष्य ही नहीं बल्कि देव, गंधर्व, असुर, यक्ष और सिद्ध भी करते हैं।

जब माता सिद्धिदात्री शिव के बाएं आधे भाग से प्रकट हुईं, तब भगवान शिव का नाम अर्ध नारीश्वर पड़ा।

माता सिद्धिदात्री कमल के आसन पर विराजमान हैं।मार्कण्डेय पुराण के अनुसार सिद्धियाँ आठ प्रकार की मानी गयी हैं माँ के इस सवरुप की पूजा के साथ ही नौ दिन के नवरात्र के आ नुष्ठान की समाप्ति होती है

Ma Siddhidatri – माता सिद्धिदात्री का रूप 

माता सिद्धिदात्री कमल पुष्प पर विराजमान है और चार भुजा धारी वाली माँ ने लाल वस्त्र धारण किए हुए हैं।

इनके हाथों में सुदर्शन चक्र, शंख, गदा और कमलपुष्प रहता है। इनके सिर पर बड़ा और ऊंचा सा स्वर्ण मुकूट और मुख पैर मंद मंद सी मुस्कान एकक अनोखी आभा को दर्शाता है

Ma Siddhidatri की उत्पति से जुड़ी कथा

माँ दुर्गा प्रतिपदा से लेकर नवमी तिथि तक दानवो का नाश करती है जिससे देवताओ के सभी भय दूर हो जाते है अतः नौवे दिन माँ का स्वरूप दानवो के अंत के बाद अपने भक्तो के मनरत सिद्ध करने के लिए है।

माँ को आदि शक्ति कहा जाता है

मां दुर्गा को प्रसन्न करने के लिए रोजाना पुष्प अर्पित करें। उन्हें लाल रंग के पुष्प बहुत पसंद हैं।

Ma Siddhidatri के बाएं हाथ में शंख और अस्त्र-शास्त्र हैं तो दाहिने दाहिने हाथ में गदा और चक्र हैं ।

सवारी / बाहन: शेर.बैंगनी रंग

Ma Siddhidatri पूजा विधि

नाहा धो करके साफ सुथरे वस्त्र धरण करना चाहिए , उसके बाद चौकी पे गंगाजल से शुद्ध करके मां की तस्वीर या मूर्ति रखें। 

माँ को लाल रंग की चुनरी अर्पित करें !

रोली।चावल कुमकुम केसर से तिलक और अन्य श्रंगार करे

  • इस दिन दुर्गासप्तशती के नवें अध्याय से माता का पूजन करें। 
  • इसके बाद मां की आरती और हवन करना चाहिए। 
  • हवन करते समय व्यक्ति को सभी देवी-देवताओं की पूजा करनी चाहिए। 
  • इस दिन देवी सहित उनके वाहन, सायुज अर्थार्त अस्त्र, शस्त्र, योगनियों एवं अन्य देवी देवताओं के नाम से हवन करना चाहिए।

पूजा के दौरान मां के बीज मंत्र का 108 बार जाप करें। 

भगवान शंकर और ब्रह्मा जी की पूजा करें फिर मां की अराधना करें। 
माता सिद्धिदात्री को मिष्ठान और फल का प्रसाद चढ़ाएं। 

फिर माता सिद्धिदात्री का नाम लेना चाहिए और उनके चरण स्पर्श कर आशीर्वाद ले।

माँ की स्तुति करने वाले मनुष्यो का निरवान चक्र जागृत होता है। माँ अपने भक्तो के कार्य सुगम और सरल करती है। वह सारे सुखो को भोग कर अंत में मोक्ष को प्राप्त करता है

मां सिद्धिदात्री की आरती/Maa Siddhidatri Ki Aarti

जय सिद्धिदात्री मां, तू सिद्धि की दाता।

तू भक्तों की रक्षक, तू दासों की माता।

तेरा नाम लेते ही मिलती है सिद्धि।

तेरे नाम से मन की होती है शुद्धि।

कठिन काम सिद्ध करती हो तुम।

जभी हाथ सेवक के सिर धरती हो तुम।

तेरी पूजा में तो ना कोई विधि है।

तू जगदम्बे दाती तू सर्व सिद्धि है।

रविवार को तेरा सुमिरन करे जो।

तेरी मूर्ति को ही मन में धरे जो।

तू सब काज उसके करती है पूरे।

कभी काम उसके रहे ना अधूरे।

तुम्हारी दया और तुम्हारी यह माया।

रखे जिसके सिर पर मैया अपनी छाया।

सर्व सिद्धि दाती वह है भाग्यशाली।

जो है तेरे दर का ही अम्बे सवाली।

हिमाचल है पर्वत जहां वास तेरा।

महा नंदा मंदिर में है वास तेरा।

मुझे आसरा है तुम्हारा ही माता।

भक्ति है सवाली तू जिसकी दाता।

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Ganesh Chalisa

Ganesh Chalisa – Hindi and English text

To all our readers of mytempletrips. Thank you for visiting our website. Please find below Shri Ganesh Chalisa with text in Hindi and English.

Shri Ganesh Chalisa / श्री गणेश चालीसा

ganpati chalisa

Ganesh chalisa in hindi / गणेश चालीसा हिंदी में

जय गणपति सद्गुण सदन कविवर बदन कृपाल।

विघ्न हरण मंगल करण जय जय गिरिजालाल॥

जय जय जय गणपति राजू। मंगल भरण करण शुभ काजू॥

जय गजबदन सदन सुखदाता। विश्व विनायक बुद्धि विधाता॥

वक्र तुण्ड शुचि शुण्ड सुहावन। तिलक त्रिपुण्ड भाल मन भावन॥

राजित मणि मुक्तन उर माला। स्वर्ण मुकुट शिर नयन विशाला॥

पुस्तक पाणि कुठार त्रिशूलं। मोदक भोग सुगन्धित फूलं॥

सुन्दर पीताम्बर तन साजित। चरण पादुका मुनि मन राजित॥

धनि शिवसुवन षडानन भ्राता। गौरी ललन विश्व-विधाता॥

ऋद्धि सिद्धि तव चँवर डुलावे। मूषक वाहन सोहत द्वारे॥

कहौ जन्म शुभ कथा तुम्हारी। अति शुचि पावन मंगल कारी॥

एक समय गिरिराज कुमारी। पुत्र हेतु तप कीन्हा भारी॥

भयो यज्ञ जब पूर्ण अनूपा। तब पहुंच्यो तुम धरि द्विज रूपा।

अतिथि जानि कै गौरी सुखारी। बहु विधि सेवा करी तुम्हारी॥

अति प्रसन्न ह्वै तुम वर दीन्हा। मातु पुत्र हित जो तप कीन्हा॥

मिलहि पुत्र तुहि बुद्धि विशाला। बिना गर्भ धारण यहि काला॥

गणनायक गुण ज्ञान निधाना। पूजित प्रथम रूप भगवाना॥

अस कहि अन्तर्धान रूप ह्वै। पलना पर बालक स्वरूप ह्वै॥

बनि शिशु रुदन जबहि तुम ठाना। लखि मुख सुख नहिं गौरि समाना॥

सकल मगन सुख मंगल गावहिं। नभ ते सुरन सुमन वर्षावहिं॥

शम्भु उमा बहुदान लुटावहिं। सुर मुनि जन सुत देखन आवहिं॥

लखि अति आनन्द मंगल साजा। देखन भी आए शनि राजा॥

निज अवगुण गुनि शनि मन माहीं। बालक देखन चाहत नाहीं॥

गिरजा कछु मन भेद बढ़ायो। उत्सव मोर न शनि तुहि भायो॥

कहन लगे शनि मन सकुचाई। का करिहौ शिशु मोहि दिखाई॥

नहिं विश्वास उमा कर भयऊ। शनि सों बालक देखन कह्यऊ॥

पड़तहिं शनि दृग कोण प्रकाशा। बालक शिर उड़ि गयो आकाशा॥

गिरजा गिरीं विकल ह्वै धरणी। सो दुख दशा गयो नहिं वरणी॥

हाहाकार मच्यो कैलाशा। शनि कीन्ह्यों लखि सुत को नाशा॥

तुरत गरुड़ चढ़ि विष्णु सिधाए। काटि चक्र सो गज शिर लाए॥

बालक के धड़ ऊपर धारयो। प्राण मन्त्र पढ़ शंकर डारयो॥

नाम गणेश शम्भु तब कीन्हे। प्रथम पूज्य बुद्धि निधि वर दीन्हे॥

बुद्धि परीक्षा जब शिव कीन्हा। पृथ्वी की प्रदक्षिणा लीन्हा॥

चले षडानन भरमि भुलाई। रची बैठ तुम बुद्धि उपाई॥

चरण मातु-पितु के धर लीन्हें। तिनके सात प्रदक्षिण कीन्हें॥

धनि गणेश कहि शिव हिय हरषे। नभ ते सुरन सुमन बहु बरसे॥

तुम्हरी महिमा बुद्धि बड़ाई। शेष सहस मुख सकै न गाई॥

मैं मति हीन मलीन दुखारी। करहुँ कौन बिधि विनय तुम्हारी॥

भजत रामसुन्दर प्रभुदासा। लख प्रयाग ककरा दुर्वासा॥

अब प्रभु दया दीन पर कीजै। अपनी शक्ति भक्ति कुछ दीजै॥


श्री गणेश यह चालीसा पाठ करें धर ध्यान। नित नव मंगल गृह बसै लहे जगत सन्मान॥

सम्वत् अपन सहस्र दश ऋषि पंचमी दिनेश। पूरण चालीसा भयो मंगल मूर्ति गणेश॥

Ganesh chalisa in english

Jai Ganapati Sadguna Sadan,
Kavivar Badan Kripaal,
Vighna Haran Mangal Karan,
Jai Jai Girijaalaal

Jai Jai Jai Ganapati Ganaraaju,
Mangal Bharana Karana Shubha Kaajuu,
Jai Gajbadan Sadan Sukhdaata,
Vishva Vinaayaka Buddhi Vidhaataa

VakraTunda Shuchi Shunda Suhaavana,
Tilaka Tripunda bhaal Man Bhaavan,
Raajata Mani Muktana ura maala,
Swarna Mukuta Shira Nayana Vishaalaa

Pustak Paani Kuthaar Trishuulam,
Modaka Bhoga Sugandhit Phuulam,
Sundara Piitaambar Tana Saajit,
Charana Paadukaa Muni Man Raajit

Dhani Shiva Suvan Shadaanana Bhraataa,
Gaurii Lalan Vishva-Vikhyaata,
Riddhi Siddhi Tav Chanvar Sudhaare,
Mooshaka Vaahan Sohat Dvaare

Kahaun Janma Shubh Kathaa Tumhari,
Ati Shuchi Paavan Mangalkaarii,
Ek Samay Giriraaj Kumaarii,
Putra Hetu Tapa Kiinhaa Bhaarii

Bhayo Yagya Jaba Poorana Anupaa,
Taba Pahunchyo Tuma Dhari Dvija Rupaa,
Atithi Jaani Kay Gaurii Sukhaarii,
Bahu Vidhi Sevaa Karii Tumhaarii

Ati Prasanna Hvai Tum Vara Diinhaa,
Maatu Putra Hit Jo Tap Kiinhaa,
Milhii Putra Tuhi, Buddhi Vishaala,
Binaa Garbha Dhaarana Yahi Kaalaa

Gananaayaka Guna Gyaan Nidhaanaa,
Puujita Pratham Roop Bhagavaanaa,
Asa Kehi Antardhyaana Roop Hvai,
Palanaa Par Baalak Svaroop Hvai

BaniShishuRudanJabahiTum Thaanaa,
Lakhi Mukh Sukh Nahin Gauri Samaanaa,
Sakal Magan Sukha Mangal Gaavahin,
Nabha Te Suran Suman Varshaavahin

Shambhu Umaa Bahudaan Lutaavahin,
Sura Munijana Suta Dekhan Aavahin,
Lakhi Ati Aanand Mangal Saajaa,
Dekhan Bhii Aaye Shani Raajaa

Nija Avaguna Gani Shani Man Maahiin,
Baalak Dekhan Chaahat Naahiin,
Girijaa Kachhu Man Bheda Badhaayo,
Utsava Mora Na Shani Tuhi Bhaayo

Kahana Lage Shani Man Sakuchaai,
Kaa Karihau Shishu Mohi Dikhayii,
Nahin Vishvaasa Umaa Ura Bhayauu,
Shani Son Baalak Dekhan Kahyau

Padatahin Shani Drigakona Prakaashaa,
Baalak Sira Udi Gayo Aakaashaa,
Girajaa Girii Vikala Hvai Dharanii,
So Dukha Dashaa Gayo Nahin Varanii

Haahaakaara Machyo Kailaashaa,
Shani Kiinhon Lakhi Suta Ko Naashaa,
Turat Garuda Chadhi Vishnu Sidhaaye,
Kaati Chakra So GajaShira Laaye

Baalak Ke Dhada Uupar Dhaarayo,
Praana Mantra Padhi Shankar Daarayo,
Pratham Poojya Buddhi Nidhi Vara Diinhe

Buddhi Pariikshaa Jab Shiva Kiinhaa,
Prithvii Kar Pradakshinaa Liinhaa,
Chale Shadaanana Bharami Bhulaai,
Rache Baithii Tum Buddhi Upaai

Charana Maatu-Pitu Ke Dhara Liinhen,
Tinake Saat Pradakshina Kiinhen
Dhani Ganesha Kahi Shiva Hiye Harashyo,
Nabha Te Suran Suman Bahu Barse

Tumharii Mahima Buddhi Badaai,
Shesha Sahasa Mukha Sake Na Gaai,
Main Mati Heen Maliina Dukhaarii,
Karahun Kaun Vidhi Vinaya Tumhaarii

Bhajata ‘Raamsundara’ Prabhudaasaa,
Jaga Prayaaga Kakraa Durvaasaa,
Ab Prabhu Dayaa Deena Par Keejai,
Apnii Bhakti Shakti Kuchha Deejai

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Shrii Ganesha Yeh Chaalisaa, Paatha Karre Dhara Dhyaan l
Nita Nav Mangala Graha Base, Lahe Jagat Sanmaana ll

Anup jalota ganesh chalisa

Please find the link below from youtube

Suresh Wadkar Ganesh Chalisa

Below is the link of the chalisa by Shri Suresh Wadkar

Anuradha Paudwal Ganesh Ghalisa

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Kodandarama Temple

Kodandarama Temple – Hiremagalur – Chikmagalur – Karnataka

Friends, if I tell you about a temple which is related to Lord Rama and Lord Parshuram, wouldn’t you like to visit visit it. I am talking about Shri Kodandarama Temple which is situated at Hiremagalur village in Chikmagalur town of karnataka.

Kondand means bow and arrow. And since lord Rama’s idol is with bow and arrow, this temple is called as Kodandarama Temple.

Kodandarama Temple gopuram
Entrance gopuram

Shri Kodandarama Temple is a thousands of year old temple, but the legend behind the temple goes back to the times of Lord Rama and Lord Parshurama.


It is said that the idol of Lord Rama here with Ma Sita and Lakshman is from that time and the worship tradition followed here is more than thousands and thousands of year old.

This beautiful Lord Rama temple is a must visit Lord Rama temple in country and one of the prominent temples of the region.

The construction of this temple seems to have been done during different times and different dynasties. And hence you can see both Hoysala architecture and Dravidian Architecture.

The village pond is known as Siddha Pushkarini because it is said that nine siddhas performed penance here.

Since Lord Vishnu’s incarnation, Parashurama, is said to have lived here, the town is also known as Bhargavapuri.

Legend behind shri Kodandarama Temple

As per local legend , Lord Rama subdued  bhagwan Parshuram at this place of Hiremaglur.

Lord Parshuram requested Lord Rama to show him the scene of his (Lord Rama’s) marriage. Lord Ram granted him this wish.

And this is why we see here that Ma Sita is on the right hand side of Lord Rama, as it is in Hindu marriages.

This is probably the only idol where you see Ma Sita on the right hand side of Lord Rama.

Kodandarama Temple
Deepam Stambh

Kodandarama Temple Architecture

The temple premises is surrounded by brick and mortar wall. The temple is a very ancient one and what we see today is the main temple where pooja is done.

The Garbhagraha i.e the main place where Lord Rama, Ma Sita and Lakshmans idol is placed was constructed during Hoysala times while others during Chola and Chalukyas times. The navaranga and mukhamandapa  were constructed later.

Inside the sanctum, on a Hanuman pedestal, there are the figures of Rama, Lakshmana and Sita.

Inside the temple

Figures of Vishnu in various forms, such as Hayagriva, Narasimha, and Krishna, are sculpted on the outer walls of the Garbhagraha and Sukhanasi. Lakshmi, Hanuman, Garuda, and Ganapati are also depicted.

Shri Kodandarama Temple timings

The temple is open from 5.00 AM to 12.00 in the noon. Temple is closed till 4.00 PM and then again remains open from 4.00 PM to 9.00 PM in the evening.

How to reach Kodandarama Temple

Kodandarama Temple is in Hiremaglur locality of Chikmaglaur.

Chikmaglur is very well connected to Bangalore / Mangalore and many other cities. You can take bus to reach Chikamaglur or you can also drive down.

The Bangalore – Mangalore highway is a nice drive and if you are travelling from Bangalore it will not take more than 5 to 6 hours and from Mangalore, it can be covered in 4 hours.

The temple is approximately 9 kms from KSRTC bus stand. You can easily get an auto from bus stand to the temple. The fare is approx Rs 80 /- to and fro.

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Konark Sun Temple – Puri – Odisha

On the north-eastern side of the humble city of Puri, is Konark Sun Temple, a man-made architectural marvel.

It is along the coast of the Bay of Bengal. The distance from the capital Bhubaneshwar is about 60 km.

It is an ancient Sun temple built in the 13th century. It has been known as the Black Pagoda as well since it is made of black granite.

Konark Sun Temple - main
Main temple

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Why is Konark Sun Temple famous?

The Konark temple is famous for its unique architecture. There are unique patterns in the geometrical and wheel shapes.

The Sun temple konark is made of granite which black in colour. It has been called the black pagoda.

Used by the sailors in the yesteryears for navigation, as it was visible from far off.

The Sun temple konark has been declared as a UNESCO world heritage site.

About Konark Sun Temple :

The temple has been built in the shape of a giant chariot. This is believed to represent the chariot of the sun god.

The structure depicts the chariot being pulled by seven horses. There are four horses on the left and three horses on the right.

Three deities have been made as statues on three sides of the temple to catch the rays of the sun in the morning, afternoon, and in evening.

Sun temple konark is a prime tourist location. There is an archaeological museum in the complex as well.

In the month of February each year, the temple holds a Konark Dance festival.

Many tourists from abroad visit the temple as well. It is believed to be the oldest and one of the last structures made before the 15th century that are still standing.

Konark sun temple magnet

The sun rays infiltrate the Nata Mandir and are reflected through a diamond which is built in an idol.

The idol seemed to be floating mid-air. This occurred due to the special arrangements of magnets on the top of the temple.

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They were later removed due to the disturbances caused by the coastal voyages. Though it has had a toll of time of more than 2 thousand years, it still stands tall.

The marvelous engineering and architectural monument will make the visitor awe-struck.

Best time to visit Konark Temple

You can visit the Konark Temple from September to march.

In the other months due to summers, there is a lot of humidity.

If you have a pre-planned trip you must visit the temple in the month of February as the Konark Dance Festival is held this month. You can witness the folk dance.

How can you reach Konark

The temple is well connected by the means of roads, rail or air. The closest city is Puri at a distance of 35 km.

By road: you can reach the temple from Puri in around half an hour by cab or state transport buses, they ply regularly.

By rail: the nearest railway station is Puri. From the station, the distance to the temple is merely 15 km. You can come to Puri station from almost all parts of the country. From here you can hire a taxi or bus to go to the temple.

By air: the nearest airport that one can fly to is Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneshwar. The distance is 64 km to the temple. It can be covered in 1 hour by cab or bus.

Brief History of Konark Sun Temple

The construction of this magnificent temple was ordered by Narsimha deva 1, one of the rulers from the eastern Ganga dynasty.

It was built to commemorate his victory over Tughral Tughan Khan in the 1255 CE. It is believed that there were magnets on top of the temple which used to interfere with the magnetic compasses of the sailors.

This used to lead to shipwrecks. The wheels built in the temple are actually sundials that tell time accurately to date.

The temple was commonly known as the black pagoda due to its colour. The temple we see today is just the entrance of the original temple, the rest is believed to have fallen with time.

There had been the destruction of the temple at the time of invasion by the Muslim invader Kala Pahad in the year 1568.

The architecture of the sun temple

The basic design of the temple is in the traditional Kalinga style. The temple is in the shape of a large chariot of the sun god.

There are 12 beautifully engraved pillars and 7 horses. The temple is east slanted so that the first rays of the morning sun shines right upon the main entrance. On the entrance, there are two huge lion structures that seem to be crushing a man and an elephant.

 simha-gaja - konark sun temple
 simha-gaja statue at entrance

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Monsters, animals, beasts, and warriors have been carved out on the walls. There is a similarity of the structures and carvings with those of the Khajuraho temple.

The main sanctum was 70 meters tall, but it fell in the year 1837 due to the weak soil. There is a surviving structure of a 30-meter-high hall.

The temple was originally right on the seashore but there is a considerable distance from the sea now as the sea has changed course.

There are a few more temples in the complex. They are believed to be the Navagraha temple, one of Lord Vishnu and another for the wife of Sun God.

Legend Behind Konark Sun temple

Why Sun God is not worshipped in the Konark temple?

There is a legend according to which when the temple was about to be completed the ruler had ordered a deadline to finish it. Failing which all the 1200 workers would have been beheaded.

The whole structure was ready but there was difficulty in installing the main idol due to the placement of magnets.

Dhramapada the son of the ruler came forward and solved the problem. But the ruler would kill the workers now as well if he came to know that the small boy was able to solve the problem while all the artisans were struggling for a solution.

So, he killed himself to save the lives of all the 1200 workers. But this death made the whole temple impure.

As a result, no worship is done. A myth also says that the young boy was an avatar of Lord Sun to destroy the big ego of the King which he had grown for the construction of this temple.

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Temples dedicated to Sri Venkateswara Swamy ( Lord Balaji) – Lord Balaji temples around Bangalore

Don’t have time to visit Shri Tirupathi Venkateswara temple at Tirupathi. We have 3 temples around Bangalore, dedicated to Sri Venkateshwara Swamy or Lord Balaji temples around Bangalore. Let us look at these beautiful temples.

Bangaru Tirupati Temple – Kolar – Karnataka

In the list of Lord Balaji temples around Bangalore, first I will take you to Kolar.

This temple called as Bangaru Tirupati temple which is based in the Kolar region of Karnataka. The temple is not very far from Bangalore. So this temple is around 100 Kms from Bangalore and will take around 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours.

Roads are very good throughout and what more, kolar has so much to offer that you can visit so many temples around Kolar.

Lord Balaji temples around Bangalore
Bangaru Tirupati Temple

Apart from Bangaru tirupati, you can visit Kotilingeshwar Temple, Avani Temple, Anthargange temple, Someshwara temple, Kolaramma temple, Kurudumale Ganesha temple, Kanipakkam temple.

So you see there are many temple around Kola which you can visit. For all the temples near Kolar you can read more at this blog. ( Temples in Kolar = > Click Here )

Anyway do read more about Shri Bangaru tirupati temple , You can read more the temple here.

Also we have a small video on this temple which you can visit here.

Chikka Tirupati – Malur – Bangalore – Karnataka

So in my list of Lord Balaji temples around Bangalore I will bring you back to Malur location of Bangalore. This location is around 10 Kms from Sarjapura and you can say it is near to Whitefield , sarjapura and Hoskote area.

Lord Balaji temples around Bangalore

The temple is a very beautiful temple with a very interesting story around this temple. I have written another blog post after I have visited this temple and you can read about this temple here – You can read more about the temple here

This is a very famous temple in this area and it is said that visiting this temple is considered same as visiting Lord Balaji at tirupati.

People come here for Mundan. Temple is very near to Bangalore and a must visit temple if you are residing in Bangalore.

We have a video around this temple which you can visit as below:

Dakshin Tirupati – Hosur – Tamil Nadu

And in my list of Lord Balaji temples around Bangalore I will take you to Hosur. In Hosur on a small hill top there is a very small temple, called as Dakshin Tirupathi.

The temple is very beautiful and the view from the top of the hill is amazing. So do visit this temple. It is located in Hosur Tamil Nadu and is very well connected to Bangalore. The temple will be around 54 Kms from Bangalore and will take approx 1 hr 30 mins.

The good thing is that you can also club your visit with Shri Chandra Chiodeswarar Temple which is also a very famous temple of the region.

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Shri Rameshwaram temple

Rameshwaram temple – Jyotirlinga – Char Dham Yatra

We have covered articles on Char Dham yatra temples and today we will take you to the temple located at Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu – Shri Rameshwaram temple also called as  Sri Ramanathaswamy Temple.

This temple is in Tamil Nadu. Devotees from the whole world throng the temple. It has great significance in the Hindu religion.

The followers of Hinduism wish to visit the temple at least once in their life. It is counted among the pious Char Dham Yatra pilgrims.

Shri Rameshwaram temple is devoted to Lord Shiva. The architecture is mesmerizing. It has one of the most famous Jyotirlinga temples of India.

The corridors are the longest in the world known for a temple. The carvings on the pillars are not seen anywhere else in the whole world.

The Lingam is believed to have been placed there by Lord Rama. But the temple has been renovated by several different rulers, so there is an amalgamation of different cultures in the design.

Shri Rameshwaram temple history:

It has a very interesting story associated with the Sri Ramanathaswamy Temple . A belief says that once Lord Rama had killed Ravana he was returning back to Ayodhya with Ma Sita.

But he was overtaken by guilt. He wanted to remove the guilt or the Dosha of having killed so many brahmins. So, the sages with him advised him to install and worship a shiva lingam.

He is the one who can forgive their sins. He wished for the largest lingam to be brought from the Himalayas. This was done by hanuman. But all this took a lot of time. So, in the meanwhile, Ma Sita made a small Shiva lingam out of the sand.

The lingam brought by Hanuman was the bigger one. It was placed beside the smaller one. The larger one is called Shiva lingam while the shorter one is called Rama lingam.

The original temple was just a shed made of straw. But later rulers of the Setupati dynasty built massive structures around the main shrine.

The world-famous corridors were the idea of Muthuramalinga. It is called the Chokkatan Mandapam. Architecture is so special that students from all over the world come to study design.

The intricate carving on the pillars is so profound. It is a beautiful and magical sight. The placement of these pillars is such that you can see the corners of the corridor can be seen from any end. The pillars have been placed with precision.

The architecture of the Rameshwaram temple:

The temple is very famous for its architecture all over the world. like all the other south Indian temples it also has high boundary walls and great main gate structures.

Shri Rameshwaram temple

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The area is so large that it covers 865 feet east to west and 675 feet from north to south. The famous corridors run on a five feet high platform.

Rameshwaram temple pillars and  Rameshwaram temple corridor

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The corridors are built using sandstone pillars and ceilings. The total area covered by the corridors is 3850 feet, it is known to be the longest in the whole world. there are 1212 pillars in the outer corridor only.

Rameshwaram temple Rajagopuram

The prominent tower in the center is called the Rajagopuram, it stands 53 meters high. The main halls have been given different names like Sukravara Mandapam, Kalyana Mandapam, Anuppu Mandapam, Setupati Mandapam, and Nandi mandapam.

There are two lingams in the temple, unlike any other temple. The first one is a smaller one believed to have been built by Ma Sita herself.

The second one is the larger one brought by Hanuman from Kailash. There are also 22 holy water tirthas in the temple, these are small water bodies.

The devotees take a bath in the water from all of these to get rid of their sins. Interestingly the water from all of these has a different taste. The main one is called Agni Teertham.

Agni Teertham
Agni Teertham

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Best time to visit Shri Rameshwaram temple:

The temple is open all twelve months of the year. But the summers are very hot and humid.

You must prefer to go in the winter season. The best time is to go on the occasion of Mahashivratri. The men are expected to wear a dhoti while women must wear a saree.

Western clothes are not allowed in the temple. There are tokens for the arti on the spot.

It is a very sacred place for the Hindus so the dress code is a must. If you do not possess a dhoti or a saree you can hire one from the shops outside the temple.

Shri rameshwaram temple timings

Below are the timings of Lord Ramanathaswamy Temple.

Monday5:00 am – 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 am – 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wedesday 5:00 am – 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 am – 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday 5:00 am – 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 am – 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sunday 5:00 am – 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Rameshwaram temple website

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Rameshwaram temple pooja

.NoPooja NameTicket CostPooja DateTimings
1108 Kalasa Abishegam1000/-DailyEnquire at counter
2108 Sangabishegam1000/-DailyEnquire at counter
3Rudrabishegam1500/-Daily7:00 am – 1:00 pm
3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
4Panchamirtha abishegam1000/-Daily7:00 am – 1:00 pm
5Swamy Sahasranama Archanai200/-Daily6:00 am-  1:00 pm
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
6Ambal Sahasranama Archanai200/-Daily6:00 am-  1:00 pm
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
7Swamy Nagaparanam200/-Daily 
8Ambal Kavasam200/-Daily 

Rameshwaram Temple Dress code

Lors Ramnathaswamy temple is very sacred for Hindus and one of the char dham yatra temple and jyotirlinga. Please follow below dress code when you visit this temple.

For Men – White Pancha, Dhoti and Kurta, Pyjama.
For Females: Saree with blouse, Punjabi Dress with Dupatta , Chudidhar with Dupatta

Please follow this dress code.

How to reach Shri Rameshwaram temple

For those who wish to go by air, the closes airport is Madurai. It is about 174 km from there. You can take a cab or bus to go to the temple from there.

For those who wish to go by rail, there are trains from Chennai and Trichy, etc. it is a local railway station. You can reach Chennai from any part of India.

By road, there are well-connected roads from different cities in Tamil Nadu. There are buses that ply from Tirupati to Rameshwaram directly.

The main festivals celebrated in the Shri Rameshwaram temple:


The most auspicious festival is the Mahashivratri, it is in the month of February or March. Here it is a ten-day celebration.

It is the day Lord Shiva had married Goddess Parvati. He saved the world from darkness and ignorance.

The idols are taken out and taken for procession in the streets n a very well-decorated chariot.

There is music and dance all around. The enthusiasm is high among the devotees.


This is a festival to celebrate the spring season. It is also a 10-day affair.

The deities are worshipped using sandal, flowers, incense, and rose water. There are flowers all over the place for decoration.

Ramalingam pratishta Utsav:

This is the day marked as the day the lingam made by Sita was established.


The festival of Goddess Durga is also celebrated here with great joy.


The temple of Rameshwaram is very sacred for the Hindu devotees. It is close to the seashore on the southern tip of India.

It is dedicated to Lord shiva. It is also visited by many people to admire the architecture used to decorate and construct the temple.

It is a massive building. Also, the unique feature is the presence of two lingams in the same shrine.

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Jagannath Puri Temple – Char Dham Yatra

Shri Jagannath Puri temple is a sacred temple built in the 11th century in the city of Puri. Its construction was ordered by King Indrayumna. The place is called as Jagannath Puri .

This magnificent puri temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu also known as Lord Jagannath. This temple is among the pious pilgrims that have been included in the Char Dham yatra. Others being in Badrinath, Rameshwaram, and Dwarka.

Jagannath Puri Temple

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The whole puri temple complex has many small temples as well, so it feels like a small city for Gods. There are four main gates of the Jagannath Puri.

The mahaprasadam is a must-have. The food is not just scrumptious but also feels like it comes straight from heaven. Cooked in one of the largest community kitchens in India.

The Rath Yatra is a very colourful festival which is the speciality of this temple. The rituals and the vigour among the devotees are something you are sure not to miss.

History and legend of Shri Jagannath Temple:

In the beginning, Lord Jagannath was worshipped in a forest secretly as Lord Neela Madhaba by King Viswavasu.

King Indrayumna was very curious and wanted to know more about the deity. He sent a brahmin named Vidyapati to inquire.

But all the efforts made by him went in vain. During all this, the brahmin fell in love with the daughter of Viswavasu.

After marriage, the king took his son in law blindfolded to the spot in the cave to see the god he was worshiping.

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On his way, Vidyapati started to drop mustard seeds to form a secret pathway. Thereafter king Indrayumna went there to see the idols but could not find them.

One night in sleep a voice told him to construct a temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The voice also directed him towards logs floating in the sea.

He ordered to make idols out of that wood. The idols had been made of Jagannath, Subhadra, and Balabhadra.

The architecture of the Shri Jagannath Puri Temple:

The Jagannath temple is among the most sacred pilgrims in India for Hindus. It has mesmerising architecture. The temple is made in classical oriyan style.

The area covered is around 4,00,000 sq feet. The outer wall is called Meghananda Pacheri. It is around 20 feet high. The main Shikhar is higher than others in the complex.

The four main structures are The Vimana, the Nata Mandir, Jagamohan (porch), and the Bhoga Mandap. There are four main gates named Singhadwar-the lion gate, Ashwadwar-the horse gate, Vyaghrasan-tiger Gate, and the Hastidwar-elephant gate.

The Lion Gate is the main gate for entrance. On top of the temple is a wheel called the Neela chakra because of its blue colour.

This is made of many different metals together. A new flag is hoisted on the wheel every day.

Best time to visit Puri Temple

The temple is open all throughout the year. But the time of Rath Yatra is the best time to visit in the month of June or July.

You will be able to feel and experience the real devotion of the devotees. There special timings for the arti.

One can go there in the winter season as it will be pleasant as compared to the summers when it is quite hot and humid. You will be able to stay out in the sun longer.

How can you reach Jagannath Puri?

  • If one wants to go by air then the closest airport is the Biju Patnaik Airport in Bhubaneshwar. From there it is 56 km by road. You can take a cab or go by bus; it will take around 1 hour.
  • For going by rail, Puri is a well-connected railway station. Trains from all over the country come here.
  • You can come to Puri by road from anywhere in India. It is situated on national as well as interstate highways. You can come here from any place in India.

Festivals celebrated:

India is a country where all the festivals are celebrated with great excitement and it is a very colourful and musical event. Many such festivals are celebrated here in the Jagannath Temple.

Rath Yatra:

This is the most important festival; in fact, the whole country celebrates it in honour of this Jagannath temple each year.

It occurs in the month of June or July. In this, the three main idols are taken out of the temple and mounted on three huge and amazingly decorated chariots. The route is from Bada Danda to the Gundicha temple.

Jagannath Puri Temple Rath Yatra

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After completing nine days the idols are brought back to the main temple. This yatra too has a special name, Bahuda yatra.

The chariots are pulled by thousands of devotees, while the prince of the state brooms the road ahead.

This is done to show that he does not hold any ego in front of the Lord. All the devotees dance and sing prayers while pulling the chariots.

Snana yatra:

The deities are bathed on a full moon day. The deities are taken out of the temple for this process as well.

Chandan Yatra

This is a 21-day festival. The idols along with the idol of Lord Shiva from 5 temples are taken to the Narendra temple and placed in beautifully decorated boats. They are then worshipped there.

Makar Sankranti

special dresses are made for the deities. Boiled rice mixed with candy and juices is offered as a part of the worship. This festival is related to agriculture.

Other places close to Jagannath Puri Temple :

Below are the two places which you must visit if you are visiting Shri Jagannath Puri Temple

Puri Beach:

It is a fine beach in the eastern part of India. it is just 35 km from the sun temple.

On a sunrise, the sun reflects in the pristine waters and creates a magical aura. Devotees also take a dip in the sea before visiting Jagannath Temple.

Many sand sculptures by famous sand artists can be seen on this beach. There are a few water sports also available. Horse riding is very common.

Sudarshan craft museum:

This has been set up to showcase the art and craft of the local artisans. One can witness the changes that have taken place in the art and craft from being traditional to modern.

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Dwarikadhish Temple -

Dwarikadhish Temple – History, timings, contact number- other information

Friends welcome to the kingdom of Lord Krishna, the city of Dwarka. And the main attraction of Dwarka city is the Shri Dwarikadhish temple which is dedicated to Lord Krishna himself.

Shri Dwarikadhish temple is more than 2500 years old. The temple is situated on the top of a small hill that takes 50 steps to reach there.

Another impressive thing that one may notice is the flag, which is made of 52 yards of cloth.

This is seen fluttering due to the soft breeze blowing from the Arabian sea. There are two main doors to enter the temple and exit. They have been beautifully named as swarg and moksha dwars.

This temple is among the char Dham yatra pilgrims, which hold a special place for all Hindus. The others are at Badrinath, Jagannath, and Rameshwaram.

This city is believed to have been built by Lord Krishna when he came from Brij Bhoomi. It is also believed that the land was under the sea.

Dwarikadhish Temple

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About the Shri Dwarikadhish Temple:

The temple is known as Jagat Mandir. It is dedicated to Lord Krishna and was made by his great-grandson Vajra Nabha.

He had built it over the land that was reclaimed from the sea. The architecture is based on the Chalukya style.

The city has been dated to the days of Mahabharata. The temple is five-storied and made of limestone and sand only.

There are intricate sculptures and the fineness of the artisans can be seen. The main idol of Lord Krishna is made of black stone.

In the temple complex, there are other shrines as well. These are dedicated to Subhadra, Vasudeva, Rukmini, and Balarama among many others. as a ritual, the devotees take a dip in the holy Gomti river before they enter the temple.

The Janmashtami festival is celebrated with joy and enthusiasm. At this time millions of devotees throng the temple on the same day.

There are prayers and rituals the whole day. The shrine can be considered as a hive of voices, colors, and faith all intertwining to give a surreal experience.

Shri Dwarikadhish Temple History:

The story behind the temple is very interesting. The temple is believed to be built by Vajra Nabha the grandson of Lord Krishna.

The name has been fondly kept as Dwarikadhish meaning the lord of Dwarka. The prestigious temple is among the four main pilgrims in the Char Dham yatra.

The temple is also among the 108 Divya Desam related to Lord Vishnu that has been mentioned in the old texts such as Divya Prabhanda.

The legend related to the Idol of lord Dwarikadhish:

  • The first idol of the temple is believed to have been offered prayers by Rukmini herself. It was removed to save from the hands of the invaders.
  • The second one was placed there. A devotee by the name of Badana visited the temple on daily basis. She was so pure in her devotion that Lord Dwarikadhish was pleased with her. He allowed her to take the idol to Dakor, her place. The priest obstructed her way. But she offered to pay the weight of the idol with an equal weight of gold. Lord Krishna showed a miracle and the whole idol was just equal to a small ring. So she had to give away only a small ring of gold.
  • The idol now we see was found in the Savitri Talaav nearby unearthed during digging. It is said that the idol was missing eyes but all the makeup and shringar.
  • There is a legend of Rukmini Shrine as well. The temple was built by Krishna himself. It is said the once a sage named Durvasa had gone to visit Krishna and his wife Rukmini. As they were on the way to meet him, Rukmini grew thirsty and wished to have some water. For this Krishna dug up a hole and made the river Ganga appear. On the occurrence of this event, Durvasa got very furious. He cursed Rukmini to stand where she was forevermore. Thus this is the place where the shrine stands today.

Shri Dwarikadhish Temple architecture

Limestone and sand have been used to build this temple. The temple is five stories tall. There are 72 pillars in all. All of them have been carved intricately.

The spire is 78.3 m high. The shikar on the top is 42 m high and a flag made of 52 yards of cloth is up there.

The flag has the symbols of a sun and a moon that symbolize the reign of Lord Krishna over the area for as long as the sun and the moon shall exist.

There are 2 main gates of the temple. One for the entrance and the other for exit. The entry gate has been named Swarg Dwar and the exit door is known as the Moksha dwar.

On the south side of the temple, there are 56 steps that lead to the gomti river.

Best time to visit Dwarka

Though the devotees throng the temple alike throughout the year, you can go in winter. There is pleasant weather from October to March.

If you are interested to visit the temple on the occasion of Janmashtmi then you must plan ahead and go in the month of September.

Dwarikadhish Temple Timings

Dwarkadhish Temple darshan timings – The Darshan start from 6:30 am in the morning to 1 pm in the afternoon

After that the darshan is closed till 5 PM

And then from 5 pm in the evening till 9:30 pm at night temple is open.

These timings are for all the days.

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How to reach Dwarikadhish Temple

You can go by road from closeby cities, there are good highways in the area.

If you wish to go by train, the nearest station will be Ahemdabad, and then you will have to take a cab or bus.

For those who wish to go by air, the nearest airport is Rajkot, from here you will need to hire a cab or take a bus.

Other places of interest close by

  • Dwarka beach, where you can enjoy a sunset and see coral reefs.
  • Beyt Island: it is 30 km from the main city. There are water sports and dolphin spotting activities. There are many marine sports as well to be tried, kids enjoy a visit to this place.
  • Nageshwar Jyotirlinga temple is one of the 12 main jyotirlingas in India. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is believed that those who offer prayers here become free from poison.

Dwarikadhish Temple – FAQ’s

Where is Dwarikadhish temple located?

Dwarikadhish temple is located in the city of Dwarka, the state of Gujarat in India.

What are the 4 Char Dhams cities in India?

Shri Kedarnath temple, Shri Dwarikadhish temple, Shri Rameshwaram Temple, Sri Jagannath Puri temple

How old is Shri Dwarikadhish temple?

Shri Dwarikadhish temple is more that 2500 year old templ

Does Dwarka has railway station?

Yes, the city of Dwarka has a railway station and if your city does not have a direct connectivity to Dwarka then you can also plan to travel to other near by railway stations like Porabandar, Ahemdabad, Jamnagar, Rajkot. Then from there you can take taxi or other public transport

Which is the nearest Airport to Dwarka

You can fly till Ahemdabad or Porbandar and then take taxi or other public transport. Remeber that Dwarka does not have a airport.

Is Bet Dwarka same as Dwarka City?

Betdwarka is also part of dev bhumi Dwarka , but it is a small island in the sea and has temples dedicated to Lord Krishna and many others. After you have visited the DwarkaDhish temple you can plan to visit Bet Dwarka. You need to take a boat to go there. There are tour operators who can book the complete package for you.

How far is Dwarikadhish temple from Dwarka railway station?

The main temple os around 2 Kms from Dwarka railway station.

What are Shr DwarkaDish Temple timings.

Morning 6.30 AM to 1.00 PM and evening 5.00 PM till 9.30 PM. ( All days a week)

How far is Shri Nageshwar Jyotirlinga temple from Shri Dwarikadhish temple?

Shri Nageshwar Jyotirlinga temple is around 17 Kms from Dwarakdhish temple and will take about 20 mins to reach.

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Badrinath temple

Badrinath temple – Legend, How to reach, Temple timings

One of the Char Dham, the Badrinath temple also called as the Badrinath dham, dedicated to Lord Vishnu is one of the most important pilgrimage sites for Hindus. It is situated high in the Garhwal Hills along the River Alaknanda.

Badrinath temple

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Badrinath temple is also mentioned in the 108 Divya Desams which mentions pilgrims dedicated to Lord Vishnu.

In the lap of snow-clad Himalayas at the height of 10,279 feet it is open only for six months.

Due to the adverse climate conditions, the temple is accessible only in summers. It is close to the Nar and Narayan Hills.

The Neelkanth mountain is in the backdrop of this magnificent piece of architecture.

About Badrinath Dham Badrinath temple history

The temple Badrinath is believed to have been set up by the saint Adi Shankracharya himself. In this temple, there is an idol of Lord Vishnu made of black stone.

The height of this idol is around 1 meter. This idol is included in the 8 Swyama Vyakta Kshetras or better understood as the self-manifested statues of Lord Vishnu.

The pilgrim is mentioned in the 108 Divya Desams of Lord Vishnu. These hold a very special place for the devotees of Lord Vishnu.

Though the temple is open only for six months for worship but there is an Akhand Jyoti which is lit throughout the year. It has sufficient oil to last six months at a stretch even if no one adds more oil to it.

Best time to visit the Badrinath Temple

The temple is open for the devotees only for six months at a stretch. Due to extreme situations and cold weather which is not easy for humans to bear.

It is open from the month of April to October.

Badrinath temple timings

The timings for the temple for offering prayers are 4.30 AM to 1 PM and then 4.30 PM to 9 PM.

Every devotee needs to spend at least 2-3 hours or more. The temple is opened on the eve of Akshaya Tritiya each day in April.

The last day of offering prayers is the day of Bhatridwityia. After this day the temple is closed for six months.

The idol is taken to the Narsimha temple and only the Akhand Jyoti remains burning in the temple.

How to reach Badrinath Temple

There are no direct trains to Badrinath temple.

You will need to reach Haridwar or Rishikesh.

  • You can go from there by the means of Buses or Taxi. The temple is at a distance of 300km from Rishikesh and it takes 12 hours to reach there by road.
  • You can also go by air to the nearest airport of Jolly Grant Airport in the city of Dehradun. form here the distance is 314 km which can be covered by road. There are daily flights from Delhi and it is well connected to the whole world from here.
  • The nearest railway station is Rishikesh. It will is well connected from various places in India by rail. From there you will need to take the journey by road.
  • As per a new effort made by the Uttarakhand government, helicopter service from Dehradun has been started for those who can not reach the difficult terrain otherwise.

Legend behind Badrinath temple

According to the famous Hindu Legend Lord Vishnu once sat down for meditation at this place.

As the weather got severe and there was very cold weather, Goddess Lakshmi consort of Lord Vishnu saved him in the form of Badri Tree.

Lord Vishnu was very pleased with the devotion of Goddess Lakshmi and named the place Badrika Ashram from where it fondly became Badrinath over time.

Places around Badrinath temple

There are few more places which are a must visit around Sri Badrinath Temple

Tapt Kund ( Agni Teertha )

This is a hot sulphur spring that is believed to have medicinal values. It is in the temple. It is also believed that the river Alaknanda originates here.

Well known and very colourful festivals such as Mata Murti ka Mela and Badri Kedar festivals are celebrated with a lot of joy.

The water is at 45 degrees Celsius. It is believed to be the home of Lord Agni or the fire god. It is close to the riverbank of river Alaknanda so devotees enjoy a dip in the Kund as well as the river.

A dip in the Kund water is believed to relieve you of several skin diseases. Devotees take a dip in this kund and purify themselves before they enter the temple as a ritual.

It is believed to clean your souls of all the sins and make you pure. This also is known as Agni Teertha in Hindu mythology.

A belief says it was originated from the Kapal or head of Lord Shiva. the thermal energy that is present there is much greater than in other water bodies.

Charanpaduka ( on Narayan Parvat )

There are footprints that are believed to belong to Lord Vishnu himself. It is found at the top of a rock at the height of 3380ft and at a distance of 3 km from the main temple.

An arduous trek is required to reach the spot. The rock is equally important and visited by devotees each year.

This is believed to be the first step of Lord Vishnu on earth. This rock is situated on the Narayan Parvat. It takes around 1-2 hours to complete the trek.

Vasundhara Falls

These falls originate from between the Nar Narayan peak. It is in the village of Mana that is 9 km from the main temple.

Here the falls meet the river Alaknanda at a height of 12,000 ft. this is also believed to be the resting place of the Pandavas.

The visit to these falls is believed to clear your mind of impure thoughts. It can also be reached by trekking 6 km from Mana river.

It takes around 2 hours. The trek has a difficult stretch after crossing the Saraswati temple.

Bhim Pul

This is a bridge made of stones naturally on the river Saraswati. It is believed to have been found by one of the Pandava brothers named Bheem.

While some call it so as they think that Bhim threw the stones in such an arrangement to turn it into a bridge to cross the hills. It is a mesmerizing view.

Badrinath temple FAQ

Where is Badrinath temple located in India?

Badrinath temple is located in Badrinath which is a holy city in the state of Uttrakhand, India. It is situated at the height of around 3000 meters or 10K feet. It is one of the Char Dham places in India. Badrinath Temple is one of the most important pilgrimage destinations for Hindus all over the world.

Badrinath is situated on the bank of which river?

Badrinath is situated on the bank of river Alaknanda.
Alaknanda is a river in Himalayas and is one of the two headstreams of river Ganga.

Badrinath temple is in which state?

Badrinath temple is situated in the Indian state of Uttrakhand

Who built Badrinath temple?

Is it said that the Badrinath temple was built by Sri Adi Shankracharya.

Badrinath temple is of which god?

Badrinath temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu.

How to reach Badrinath temple from Delhi?

If you want to drive down to Badrinath from Delhi, the time taken will be close to 17 to 18 hours. It is at a distance of approximately 550 kms from Delhi. You can travel by air till Dehradun and take a cab from there. Dehradun is well connected to major cities of India. You can also take train to Dehradun or Rishikesh and then take a cab from there.

How to go Badrinath from Mumbai or Bangalore?

Travel by air to Jolly Grant airport , Dehradun and take a cab from there. Or take a train to Dehradun or Rishikesh and take a cab from there. This is the best way to reach Rishikesh. You can also come to Delhi and then drive down from there or take a cab from there. But from Delhi it will take around 18 hours to reach Badrinath while from Dehradun 12 hours ( around 330 Kms) or from Rishikesh it will be 10 hrs ( 290 Kms)

How to reach Badrinath from Joshimath?

Badrinath is around 45 Kms from Joshimath and will take around 2 hrs to reach. Regular taxis are available. State road transport buses are also available, but check the timings.

How to go Badrinath from Haridwar?

From Haridwar it is 320 Kms , so it will take around 11 hours. You can take taxi which are available easily. You can go to Rishikesh by train and then take taxi from there.

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Haridwar Kumbh Mela 2021

Haridwar Kumbh Mela 2021

Friends welcome to Haridwar Kumbh Mela 2021. Kumbh Mela is a holy occasion for the Hindu’s of India.

The last Kumbh in Haridwar was held in 2012 and was supposed to be held in 2022, but it has been preponed. This has happened first time in 100 years.

This happened due to the calculation of auspicious dates and not due to Corona.

Haridwar Kumbh Mela 2021 Dates

Kumbh in Haridwar begins on 14th January, but the first Shahi Snan is due to happen on the 11th of March 2021 and go on till the 26th of April.

Though Kumbh is held in four places in India, at Haridwar, Allahabad, Ujjain, and Nashik. This year it is happening in Haridwar.

Registrations will be required beforehand.

14/01/21Makar SankrantiSnan
11/02/21Mauni AmavasyaSnan
16/02/21Basant PanchamiSnan
27/02/21Maghi PoornimaSnan
11/03/21Maha ShivratriShahi Snan
12/04/21Somvati AmamvasyaShahi Snan
13/04/21Chaitra Shukla PratipadaSnan
14/04/21BaisakhiShahi Snan
21/04/21Ram NavamiSnan
27/04/21Chaitra PurnimaShahi Snan

Who started the Kumbh Mela?

In the 18th century, a Maratha ruler known as Ranoji Shinde began this holy festival. It was a local festival in the beginning.

He had invited Ascetics from Nashik to Ujjain. It was celebrated to enhance the Hindu religion and unite all the religious people in one place so that they could meet and understand each other better.

Why is Kumbh Mela celebrated?

The Kumbh Mela is a spiritual event. It is a mesmerizing experience. It is the largest religious gathering in the world.

This is a place where Hindu men and women come together for the holy dip in the river Ganga and also discuss about their faith in the religion.

There are prayers all day and night. The atmosphere is so divine. One is enriched spiritually by merely being present at the venue. There is so much to learn and understand at the Kumbh Mela.

What is the legend behind Kumbh Mela?

Kumbh is derived from the word pot or pitcher. It is related to the pot of Amrit in this case. This is a pot of nectar that can make a man immortal and remove all his sins.

This was the elixir of life. On Samudra Manthan, there was some spillage of this nectar. It is believed to have fallen here in Haridwar as well.

So a dip in the holy river at this auspicious time is believed to remove all the sins and make your soul pure.

Which god is worshipped in the Kumbh Mela?

During the Samudra Manthan, the first thing to come out was poison. It was all drunk by Lord Shiva to save all the creatures of this world.

He is known as Neel Kanth for this reason. So if Lord Shiva would not have finished the pot of poison there would have not been any pot of elixir.

Each and every akhara worships Lord Shiva though some do worship Lord Vishnu as well.

The first Kumbh Mela was held in which year?

The first Kumbh Mela was celebrated in the year 1870 at Allahabad. Though it was scheduled to be held in the year 1958 due to the uprising disturbances, no Mela was held.

What is the meaning of the word Kumbh?

There are various meanings of this word. But in the Hindu, Jain, and Buddhist context it means pot or womb. It is known to represent the life, fertility, and sustenance or purity of humans.

Haridwar Kumbh Mela 2021 restrictions due to COVID

So Will there be any restrictions due to the current COVID situation?

Yes in the current situation there are restrictions bound to be in place. Though Kumbh is a Mela where one and all are allowed to attend, this year it will be different.

As in the past years, there have been a huge number of devotees thronging the place at the same time. The government has come up with the idea of limiting the devotees each day.

The Chief Minister of Uttrakhand had said that they will be issuing passes to the devotees. They shall have to register beforehand so that the numbers can be controlled and there is no chaos. It is the largest gathering in the world.

So there have to be many precautions to be taken in the tough Pandamic CORONA times. There may be colour coding of the ghats. This will symbolise the risk of covid on the Ghats. There will be designated routes and pilgrim rest houses.

The devotees will need to follow the assigned gates and resting places according to the passes that they shall receive.

Each person will be given a time slot of 15 minutes only, to control the crowd and allow maximum people to take a holy dip without overcrowding.

There shall be a special focus on the cleanliness of the area. There will be a special garbage disposal technique and the area will be kept as clean as possible so that there is a minimum spread of the disease.

Haridwar Kumbh Mela 2021 Guidelines to be followed?

The central and state government have made preregistration mandatory. All those who wish to visit the Kumbh Mela will need to register.

They will also need to furnish a medical certificate. The registration has to be done with the Uttrakhand government.

The medical certificate has to be obtained from a local community health center or a government medical hospital.

Those devotees coming from abroad will need to take extra precautions. The government is trying to give the vaccine to as many people as possible before the Kumbh Mela, especially those on duty during the Mela.

Haridwar kumbh mela 2021 official website

Please visit the below official website for Haridwar kumbh mela 2021

click here for haridwarkumbhmela2021 website

You can also visit Uttarakhand tourism website – click here

Official Websitehttps://www.haridwarkumbhmela2021.com/


Haridwar kumbh mela 2021 registration portal

You can visit https://www.haridwarkumbhmela2021.com/ and click on registrations or go directly to link – https://dsclservices.org.in/kumbh/

 Haridwar Kumbh Mela 2021 Registration Process

  1. Visit the official website for Haridwar Kumbh Mela 2021 at official website www.haridwarkumbhmela2021.com.
  2. Click on the registration option on the main page.
  3. A registration page will open – fill in all your details like name, age , address, mobile number etc
  4. Recheck the information filled so that there are no errors
  5. Submit the page. You will get the acknowledgement on the mobile number and email address you have provided
  6. Once registration is done you will be able to make the booking,
Haridwar Kumbh Mela 2021

Haridwar Kumbh Mela 2021

Ghats in Haridwar for Snan

Har ki PauriSubhash Ghat
Gau GhatVIP Ghat
Vishnu GhatRam Ghat
Kusha Ghat


Kumbh Mela is an auspicious time for all Hindus. The spirit shall remain high and not be reduced by any means. All that is required will be extra care and precautions. All the devotees need to register. The government is taking all the necessary steps, but we request the individual devotees to cooperate.

They must take precautions at a personal level as well. Keep distance and maintain hygiene. Put on a mask for as long as possible.

Do not eat food from the open. Try and maintain a routine and route as suggested by the government to avoid crowding.

Anyone who is planning to go to Kumbh Mela must register beforehand to get the best slot possible. Also, remember to register all the members of your group together so that you may be allotted the same time.

Haridwar Kumbh Mela 2021 FAQ

What is the starting date of Haridwar Kumbh Mela 2021?

The starting date of Haridwar Kumbh Mela is 14 January 2021, which is the day of Makar Sakranti.

How many types of Kumbh Mahotsav are there?

There are 4 types of Kumbh Mela festivals in India. Purna Kumbh Mela (12 years), Ardh Kumbh Mela (06 years), Maha Kumbh (144 years) and Megh Kumbh (Mini Kumbh 01 year).

What are the dates of commencement and completion of Kumbh Mela 2021

This year, Mahakumbh festival will begin from Makar Sankranti on 14 January 2021. Will end on Ramnavami on 27 April 2021

Where will be the Sahi Snan in Haridwar Kumbh 2021?

Sahi Snan will be at Bramhakundm Har ki Paudi Ghar in Haridwar

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Servarayan Temple (Shevaroy Temple) Yercaud – A 1000+ year old Cave temple at hill top

Servarayan temple, also called as Shevaroy temple is one of the most famous temples in the region and is a must visit temple if you are visiting Yercaud.

road leading to Servarayan Temple (Shevaroy Temple)

Servarayan Temple (Shevaroy Temple)

Servarayan Temple (Shevaroy Temple) location

Servarayan temple is located in cave on the top of the Shevaroy hills in the city of Yercaud near Salem in Tamil Nadu.

Yercuad is a small but beautiful hill station in Salem district and located in the Shevaroy hill range and this historical and beautiful temple is located at the highest point in yercuad at the altitude of 1623 meters or 5326 feet.

The top of the hill where this temple is located is a flat surface and looks like a plateau. Because of which at top of the hill apart from temple you will also find few shops and activities like horse riding ATV etc.

But the view from top is amazing. There is a view point from which you get to see the city. But my suggestion is to walk around and enjoy the view. The surface is flat and hence gives you a nice area to stroll around with family and friends and enjoy the natures beauty.

There are small shop where you can buy some thing to eat, water , juice etc. You will also find restrooms there. Ample parking space.

The best part of this trip is journey to the top. It is so amazing with lot of spots which offers you a panoramic view of the area.

The hill gives an amazing view of all other hills around and the town of Yercaud. From my perspective this is one of the best spots in Yercaud which you should visit.

Servarayan Temple (Shevaroy Temple) History

Shevaroy Temple is a cave temple. This means that at the top of hill there is a cave in which this temple is located.

Servarayan Temple (Shevaroy Temple)
Main Temple – Outside view ( taken from side)

The cave has idol of Lord Servaryan and Goddess Kaveri. The Servarayan hills are named after the Lord and Goddess Kaveri represent the river Kaveri.

It is believed that Ma Kaveri is the guardian deity of the villages around this area.

It is also believed that the cave actually extends further deep behind the idol of Ma Kaveri and lord Servarayan. It is believed that river cauvery somewhere meets the cave further down. But of course you cannot go beyond the idols in the cave.

The cave itself is very narrow.

We spoke to the priest of the temple and came to to know that the temple itself is more than 1000 years old and lord Servarayan has been worshiped here from time immemorial .

All the villagers from around the area gather at the temple for a annual festival which is celebrated during the month of May.

There is a well near the temple. It is a old well and people say that it is a wishing well.

Activities for kids at Shevaroy Temple

As I mentioned before, the temple is at hill top, but the hill top is a flat surface and appears as a plateau.

Hence the view from top is just breathtaking. Also there are lots of activity for the kids.

There are some local games like

  • Baloon shooting – Rs 30/- for six chances
  • Horse riding – Rs 100 / round
  • ATV – Rs 100 / round
  • Other games like see saw etc

So there are activities which kids can definitely enjoy.

Best time to visit Servarayan Temple (Shevaroy Temple)

Yercaud is a hill station and hence it is a nice place to visit year round. But being situated in southern plateau it does becomes a bit hot in summers. But still not that hot.

But if you ask me, the best time to visit Yercaud will be from September to March. Immediately after rains, this place look becomes worth a visit. Also since it is colder in these months, it is easy to walk around.

Servarayan Temple (Shevaroy Temple) timings

The temple is open through out the day. It closes by 6.30 PM. So you can plan to visit this temple anytime during the day. However early morning offers one of the best views around.

In case you want to enjoy kids activities, better to go there by 9.00 AM when the shops are open. Remember that photography is not allowed inside the temple.

How to reach Servarayan Temple

The temple is located at around 6 to 7 KMs from Yecaud bus stand. Once you are ay bus stand you will find a big marking towards Servarayan Temple (Shevaroy Temple).

You will also cross Shri Raja Rajeshwari temple on the way. This is another beautiful temple on the way.

Then you will reach a junction where if you go straight, you will go towards Bangalore. So at this junction you need to take right. You keep on going straight you will reach this beautiful temple.

Over all Servarayan Temple (Shevaroy Temple) is a nice place to visit. The temple as I mentioned before is a very important temple of the region and is more than thousand years old. Apart from temple, the ride to the temple itself is very amazing and thrilling. And once you are at temple, you are at the top most place in Yercaud.

So friends, do visit this temple and this place when you are in Yercaud!

Have a nice darshan!

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Somnath Temple

Somnath Temple – First among the twelve Aadi Jyotirlings of India.

Somnath Temple or the Somnath Jyotirlinga Temple at Somnath is one of the holy twelve Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva.this temple is situated in the state of Gujarat in the city of Prabhas Patan.

Somnath Temple is believed to be among the oldest temples present in India. The mention of Somnath Temple is found in the ancient inscriptions and texts of Bhagavat Gita, Rig Veda, Shivpuran, Skandpuran, and so on.

Somnath Temple holds a special place as a pilgrimage in these texts for ages in the Hindu Religion. the place of building this temple is on the confluence of three rivers, known as Triveni Sangam of Kapila, Saraswati, and Hiran.

Somnath Temple

image source – courtesy

Somnath temple Gujarat – Brief Information

The Somnath Temple is honey coloured and can be seen from a distance due to its magnificent structure.

It is believed that Lord Shiva had appeared here in the form of a fiery column of light. The waves for the Arabian sea come to touch the feet of this temple and becomes pious.

The age of this temple has not been evaluated correctly to date bit evidence of its existence even before 649 BC has been found.

The temple has held strong its position against time as well. The temple was looted and attempts to destroy it was done several times by the Mughal rulers.

It is believed that there were as many as 17 attacks in total by Mohammad Ghazni, Alauddin Khilji, and Aurangzeb. Each time they found some gold.

Shree Somnath jyotirling temple history

History of the temple: it is said that the temple was originally made by Somraj the Moon God. It is believed to have been made of gold at that time.

Later it was made with silver by Ravana and then Krishna made it with Wood, and after that, it was made in stone by Bhimdev.

Restoration of Somnath Temple

The present-day structure and complex is the one that had been recreated in the year 1951 under the restoration work of the heritage site.

Sardar Vallabhai Patel was the person who initiated the work of reconstruction and revival of this holy temple. The temple attracts millions of devotees each year. They throng the temple throughout the year alike.

Somnath Temple architecture

The structure that can be seen now is a replica of the original and based on the traditional designs themselves. It is cream colored and there are small sculptures on the coastal side.

There is a large black Shiva Lingam at the center of the 12 sacred shrines in the complex. This main Shiva Lingam is known as the holy Jyotirlinga.

There are different forms of Natraja the dancing form of Lord Shiva. the flag on the top of the temple has the symbols of Nandi and Trishul drawn on them.

How to reach Somnath Temple:

The place is very well connected by road and rail. One can reach there by road as it is well connected to the cities around.

The closest one is Veraval at 7 km. The other cities are at a distance of 889 km for Mumbai, 400kms for Ahemdabad, 122 for Porbandar, and Junagarh at 85 km. By rail, the approach will be through Veraval, which is the closest rail station at a distance of only 6 km.

There are regular trains from across India from cities like Mumbai and Ahemdabad. By air one can reach Dui airport. It is the closest to the temple at a distance of 65 km from the temple.

Best time to visit Somnath Temple

Though the temple is open all the year round and devotees throng here in every season, but there are certain special occasions as well.

You must prefer to go in the months of October to February when the weather is cool.

Shivratri in the month of February or March is the most celebrated time for the devotees of Lord Shiva. The temple is decorated and is worth visiting.

There Another special time is that of the Kartik Purnima which comes close to Diwali. There are enthusiasm and religious spirit in the air. All the people are so full of happiness and spirituality.

Somnath temple timings

  • The timings for Darshan are from 6 am to 9:30 pm every day.
  • The special aarti timings are at 7 am in the morning, at 12 noon and 7 pm in the evening.
  • There is also a special light and sound show in the evening at 7:45 pm daily.

Somnath temple trust accommodation

Please visit Somnath temple trust website for details. You can perform Online Pooja, give donation, do room booking, and do a live darshan. There are many other information which you can get from this website. Please refer to below for links

Shri Somnath Trust websitehttps://somnath.org/
somnath temple trust accommodation online bookinghttps://booking.somnath.org/GuestHouse/
Somnath Temple Live Darshanhttps://somnath.org/Home/Live-Darshan

Places to see near Somnath Temple

There is a museum in the complex of the temple that has the old stones carved in the natural form. They may seem like clutters but they are the original stones of the temple.

There is a collection of seashells and pottery shards. There is also a unique collection of water from different rivers and sea from around the world. those found here are from the river Danube, Nile, Tigris, Murray, St. Lawrence, and the seawater from New Zealand and Tasmania.

Another important spot is the Bhalka teerth. It is believed to be the same place where Lord Krishna was mistaken for a deer and injured by an arrow as he was sleeping in the deerskin. There is a Sun Temple in the complex as well.

There is Somnath beach just behind the temple premises. There is clean sand and has a mesmerizing view. One can enjoy a camel ride and have coconut water.


You must plan a trip to this sacred Somnath Temple. It is bound to blow your mind with the unique architecture and design of the premises. There is clear sand and not very deep seawater. So it is ideal for a family visit.

Make sure to have an advance booking in the hotel where you stay so that you can get the best spot to enjoy the sunset and sunrise.

During festive times, there are numerous devotees in the area. Be aware of the route you shall be following. There are tour packages available to enjoy the area to the fullest. There are numerous places to visit in the area.

Plan a trip in the winter season to be able to have a long time in the open and enjoy.

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Kalangi Nathar Siddhar Temple & Lord Murgan Temple – Kanja Malai Hills – Salem

Welcome once again to our website mytempletrips and today I once again I will take you to Salem, the land of one of the 18 Tamil siddha temples located at the foot hills of Kanja Malai called Kalangi Nathar Siddhar Temple and we will also talk about Lord Murgan Temple.

India has been and is a land of great saints and today we will taken you to the temple of one of the greatest saint of Tamil Siddha temples.

Kalangi Nathar Siddhar Temple
Entrance of Kalangi Nathar Siddhar Temple

What is Siddha tradition

Before we talk about Kalangi Nathar Siddhar Temple let us look at little background about the great Tamil Siddhars and the Siddha tradition.

The Siddha system is a system of medicine , mainly practiced in the Southern part of India. It is one of the earliest traditional medicine systems in the world . Siddha Vaidya is the longest living medical system in the world.

India has been the birth place of many traditional philosophies including Siddha. The roots of this system are intertwined with the culture of ancient Tamil civilization.

Siddhargal – the 18 Tamil Siddhars

“Siddhargal” or Siddhars were the premier scholars of this system in ancient times. Siddhars, mainly hailing from Tamil Nadu laid the foundation for Siddha system of medicine. Hence, it is called Siddha medicine.

Siddhars were spiritual masters who possessed the ashta (eight) siddhis or unique powers. Agastyar or Agasthya, is believed to be the founding father of Siddha Medicine. Eighteen Siddhars are considered to be pillars of Siddha Medicine.

There were 18 siddhars who laid the foundation of this system. Hence there are 18 Siddha temple found in various part of South India mainly Tami Nadu.

The work of these saints are one of the greatest assets of our culture and civilization and the more we know the more amazed we are with their work.

The Kalangi Nathar Siddhar Temple is among the 18 temples of Tamil Siddha and is located at the foot of the Kanja Malai. Near the temple there are several perennial wells, waterfalls and small reservoirs.

Sidhar temple is located at a distance of 12 to 14 km towards the west of salem.

kanja malai hills meant to be the place of worship of Lord Shiva and Lord Murgan. It is a small village and shrine of siddhar is also called kalangi nathar . locals also call him lord siddeswara or siddar koil temple

It is said that the water of these wells have curative powers. On new moon and full moon days, special pujas are also held at this temple

The temple is associated with great saint and Tamil Siddar Kalangi Nathar & Bogar. And Kalangi Nathar is believed to be the guru of Bhogar and their relationship as the Guru and disciple was very much admirable.

Kalangi Nathar was also called as Kanjamalai Siddhar. Here. “Kanjam” means Gold, copper, and Iron and “Malai” means hill. It is a popular pilgrimage spot and special pooja is done on all full moon days and new moon days.

The temple is associated with mnay other prominent Siddhars namely seven of them those include: Indran, Soman, Rudhran, Kanduru, Brahman, Kanjamalaiyan and Kalangi Nathar.

It is believed that Kalangi Nathar went to China to spread the Knowledge of Yoga and Acupuncture. As per old texts he was called as Confucius in China.

It is said that the Kanjamali hills has many herbs that has curative properties. People take a dip in the water running here and consider it to be holy.

After returning back to india , he took Jeeva Samadhi at Kancheepuram.

So If you visit Salem, please do visit the temple for a wonderful experience.

People visit this palace to have sought of remedies for many ailment.

Kanjamalai Sitharkoil Murugan Temple / Lord Murgan Temple

As I mentioned , just before the Siddhar Temple on top of the small hill, you will see this beautiful Lord Murgan Temple.

Lord Murgan Temple
Entrance of Lord Murgan Temple

Some nice photographs of Lord Murgan temple

How to Reach Kalangi Nathar Siddhar Temple

The Kalangi Siddhar temple is located at the foot of Kanja Malai. It is well connected to Salem city. The nearest railway station is the Salem railway station. One can easily take an auto-rickshaw from the city to the temple.

One you reach the parking spot on right hand side you will see the this Siddha Temple which is dedicated to Lrd Shiva and on left hand side you will se some stairs going up which is Lord Murgan Temple.

Time you need to visit Kalangi Nathar Siddhar Temple

Optimum duration of a visit is 1 – 2 hours. The operating hours of the temple are from 6 AM to 8 PM on all days.

Kalangi Nathar Siddhar Temple Timings

Like most temples, it is also closed during noon from 1 PM to 4 PM. There are daily pujas offered each morning.

Facilities at Kalangi Nathar Siddhar Temple

There are washrooms, food stalls and locker facitly available near by. I am sure you will have a wonderful experience there !

Have a blessed darshan!

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1008 shiva linga temple

Ariyanoor 1008 lingam temple – Salem – Tamil Nadu

A beautiful hill with a presence of 1008 shiva lingas. Welcome to Ariyanoor 1008 lingam temple. This Sahasra Lingeswarar temples complex where you you will feel harmony and calmness. It is a must visit if you are in Salem.

1008 lingam temple

Where is 1008 Shiva Lingam Temple

This 1008 Lingam Temple is one of the famous temples of Tamil Nadu.

This beautiful temple also called as Sahasra Lingeswarar temple and is in Ariyannoor.

Ariyannoor is a locality is salem and is approximately 8 Kms before the Salem city center. The temple is taken care by vinayaga mission.

1008 lingam temple
panaromic view

What is 1008 Lingam Temple famous for?

The presence of 1008 Shiva Lingas on this hill make this temple complex so powerful and vibrating with great energy.

The main temple has a huge statue of Shiva linga with Nandi in the moolasthanam.

You will welcomed by an immense statue of Lord Vinayaka as we reach the gates of the temple.

Main Shiva Temple

It’s possible to hit the hill by vehicle or choose to walk and enjoy the scenery on the way.

The temple, surrounded by the Sankagiri mountains and greenery, which is a sight to behold, can be found atop the hill.
On your visit to this magnificent temple, you will feel harmony and calmness.

What to see at Sahasra Lingeswarar temple

As soon as you start walking you will first see the lord Venkateswara temple, which is devoted to Lord Tiruapti Balaji . This temple complex has temples dedicated to many gods.

At the right of lord Venkateswara temple is lord Rama and Sita temple and once you walk further , you will find Lord Hanuman temple on right hand side.

Sita Mata Temple

Looking straight further on the left hand side you will see the main Lord Shiva temple, you can visit this temple and then go further up to visit other temples . or you can decide to go up further and visit temples of Lord Ganesha, Ma Mahalaxmi , Goddess Rajeshwari, Lord Murgan and come back to main temple ..

So you will find temples of Lord Palani murugan, swamimalai murugan, thiruhendur murugan, pazhamuthircholai murugan, tyruthani murugan, thiruparamkundram murugan, raja rajeswari, anjaneya, mahalaxmi, venkatesa perumal can also be found in lingams.

1008 Lingam temple salem timings

The temple complex is open from 8.00 AM morning to 8.00 PM evening.

Hotels near 1008 Lingam temples

Salem is a big city and a commercial city of Tamil Nadu. There are lots of hotels in Salem and this place being 8km from city center is easily accessible. Few close by hotels are

Sivaraj Holiday Inn, Grand Estanica, CJ Pallazio Hotel, Zibe Salem, Raddisson Salem, Hotel Palm Residency

Restaurants near 1008 Lingam Temple

There are many. Adayar Ananda Bhavan ( A2B) is just 3.5 KM away. Also near by around 9 KM is Sarvana Bhavan, Cascade resturant, Selvi Mess etc . There are many restaurants near by.

How to reach 1008 Shiva Lingam Temple

This temple is on Sale Coimbatore highway ( NH 544).

If you are travelling from Bangalore you need to take NH44 towards salem and then NH544 towards Coimbatore. You will see this temple on your right hand side. It will be around 8Kms before Salem city center.

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Ganesh ji ki aarti

Ganesh ji ki aarti – Ganesh aarti in Hindi, English and Marathi text

Jai Ganpati Bappa ! To our readers of mytempletrips – the Ganesh Ji Ki Aarti lyrics in Hindi , English ( Jai Ganesh Jai Ganesh Jai Ganesh Deva ) and also ganpati aarti Lyrics in Marathi ( sukhakarta dukhaharta )

Ganesh Aarti in hindi / गणेश आरती हिंदी में – jay ganesh jay ganesh deva

Please find Ganesh Ji Ki aarti lyrics in hindi – jai ganesh jai ganesh , jai ganesh deva

जय गणेश, जय गणेश, जय गणेश देवा।
माता जाकी पार्वती, पिता महादेवा।।

एकदंत, दयावन्त, चार भुजाधारी,
माथे सिन्दूर सोहे, मूस की सवारी। 

पान चढ़े, फूल चढ़े और चढ़े मेवा,
लड्डुअन का भोग लगे, सन्त करें सेवा।। ..

जय गणेश, जय गणेश, जय गणेश, देवा।
माता जाकी पार्वती, पिता महादेवा।।

अंधन को आंख देत, कोढ़िन को काया,
बांझन को पुत्र देत, निर्धन को माया। 

‘सूर’ श्याम शरण आए, सफल कीजे सेवा।। 
जय गणेश जय गणेश जय गणेश देवा .. 
माता जाकी पार्वती, पिता महादेवा। 

दीनन की लाज रखो, शंभु सुतकारी। 
कामना को पूर्ण करो जय बलिहारी।

Ganesh ji ki aarti English Lyrics

Please find Ganesh Ji Ki Aarti text in english

Jai Ganesh, Jai Ganesh,Jai Ganesh Deva।

Mata Jaki Parvati,Pita Mahadeva॥

Ekadanta Dayavanta,Char Bhujadhaari।

Mathe Par Tilak Sohe,Muse Ki Savari॥

Haar Chade, Phool Chade ,Aur Chade Meva।

Ladduan Ka Bhog Lage,Sant Karein Seva॥

Jai Ganesh, Jai Ganesh,Jai Ganesh Deva।

Mata Jaki Parvati,Pita Mahadeva॥

Andhe Ko Aankh Deta,Korhina Ko Kaya।

Banjhan Ko Putra Deta,Nirdhan Ko Maya॥

‘Soora’ Shyama Sharana Aaye,Saphal Kije Seva।

Mata Jaki Parvati,Pita Mahadeva॥

Deenana Ki Laaj Rakho,Shambhu Sutavari।

Kaamana Ko Poorna KaroJaga Balihari॥

Jai Ganesh, Jai Ganesh,Jai Ganesh Deva।

Mata Jaki Parvati,Pita Mahadeva॥

Sukhakarta Dukhaharta – गणेश आरती मराठी में – Ganesh Aarti in Maathi

Please find below Ganesh Ji Ki Aarti in Marathi

सुखकर्ता दुःखहर्ता वार्ता विघ्नाची

नुरवी पुरवी प्रेम कृपा जयाची

सर्वांगी सुंदर उटी शेंदुराची

कंठी झलके माल मुक्ता फलांची।

जयदेव जयदेव जयदेव जयदेव

जयदेव जयदेव जय मंगलमूर्ति

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जयदेव जयदेव जयदेव जयदेव

जयदेव जयदेव जय मंगलमूर्ति

दर्शन मात्रे मन कामना पूर्ती। जयदेव जयदेव जयदेव जयदेव

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जयदेव जयदेव जयदेव जयदेव

जयदेव जयदेव जय मंगलमूर्ति

दर्शन मात्रे मन कामना पूर्ती। जयदेव जयदेव जयदेव जयदेव ।

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108 Names of Ganesha

108 Names of Ganesha – Bhagwan Ganesh ji ke 108 Naam ( with meaning – in hindi & english )

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108 Names for Lord Ganesha

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108 names of ganesha in Hindi

1. बालगणपति : सबसे प्रिय बालक
2. भालचन्द्र : जिसके मस्तक पर चंद्रमा हो
3. बुद्धिनाथ : बुद्धि के भगवान
4. धूम्रवर्ण : धुंए को उड़ाने वाले 
5. एकाक्षर : एकल अक्षर
6. एकदन्त: एक दांत वाले
7. गजकर्ण : हाथी की तरह आंखों वाले
8. गजानन: हाथी के मुख वाले भगवान
9. गजवक्र : हाथी की सूंड वाले 
10. गजवक्त्र:  हाथी की तरह मुंह है
11. गणाध्यक्ष : सभी जनों के मालिक
12. गणपति : सभी गणों के मालिक
13. गौरीसुत : माता गौरी के बेटे 
14. लम्बकर्ण : बड़े कान वाले देव
15. लम्बोदर : बड़े पेट वाले 
16. महाबल : अत्यधिक बलशाली  
17. महागणपति : देवादिदेव
18. महेश्वर: सारे ब्रह्मांड के भगवान
19. मंगलमूर्ति : सभी शुभ कार्यों के देव
20. मूषकवाहन : जिनका सारथी मूषक है
21. निदीश्वरम : धन और निधि के दाता
22. प्रथमेश्वर : सब के बीच प्रथम आने वाले 
23. शूपकर्ण : बड़े कान वाले देव
24. शुभम : सभी शुभ कार्यों के प्रभु
25. सिद्धिदाता:  इच्छाओं और अवसरों के स्वामी
26. सिद्दिविनायक : सफलता के स्वामी
27. सुरेश्वरम : देवों के देव। 
28. वक्रतुण्ड : घुमावदार सूंड वाले 
29. अखूरथ : जिसका सारथी मूषक है
30. अलम्पता : अनन्त देव। 
31. अमित : अतुलनीय प्रभु
32. अनन्तचिदरुपम : अनंत और व्यक्ति चेतना वाले 
33. अवनीश : पूरे विश्व के प्रभु
34. अविघ्न : बाधाएं हरने वाले। 
35. भीम : विशाल
36. भूपति : धरती के मालिक  
37. भुवनपति: देवों के देव। 
38. बुद्धिप्रिय : ज्ञान के दाता 
39. बुद्धिविधाता : बुद्धि के मालिक
40. चतुर्भुज: चार भुजाओं वाले
41. देवादेव : सभी भगवान में सर्वोपरि 
42. देवांतकनाशकारी: बुराइयों और असुरों के विनाशक
43. देवव्रत : सबकी तपस्या स्वीकार करने वाले
44. देवेन्द्राशिक : सभी देवताओं की रक्षा करने वाले
45. धार्मिक : दान देने वाले 
46. दूर्जा : अपराजित देव
47. द्वैमातुर : दो माताओं वाले
48. एकदंष्ट्र: एक दांत वाले
49. ईशानपुत्र : भगवान शिव के बेटे
50. गदाधर : जिनका हथियार गदा है
51. गणाध्यक्षिण : सभी पिंडों के नेता
52. गुणिन: सभी गुणों के ज्ञानी
53. हरिद्र : स्वर्ण के रंग वाले
54. हेरम्ब : मां का प्रिय पुत्र
55. कपिल : पीले भूरे रंग वाले 
56. कवीश : कवियों के स्वामी
57. कीर्ति : यश के स्वामी
58. कृपाकर : कृपा करने वाले
59. कृष्णपिंगाश : पीली भूरी आंख वाले
60. क्षेमंकरी : माफी प्रदान करने वाला
61. क्षिप्रा : आराधना के योग्य
62. मनोमय : दिल जीतने वाले
63. मृत्युंजय : मौत को हराने वाले
64. मूढ़ाकरम : जिनमें खुशी का वास होता है
65. मुक्तिदायी : शाश्वत आनंद के दाता
66. नादप्रतिष्ठित : जिन्हें संगीत से प्यार हो
67. नमस्थेतु : सभी बुराइयों पर विजय प्राप्त करने वाले
68. नन्दन: भगवान शिव के पुत्र  
69. सिद्धांथ: सफलता और उपलब्धियों के गुरु
70. पीताम्बर : पीले वस्त्र धारण करने वाले 
71. प्रमोद : आनंद   72. पुरुष : अद्भुत व्यक्तित्व
73. रक्त : लाल रंग के शरीर वाले 
74. रुद्रप्रिय : भगवान शिव के चहेते
75. सर्वदेवात्मन : सभी स्वर्गीय प्रसाद के स्वीकर्ता  
76) सर्वसिद्धांत : कौशल और बुद्धि के दाता
77. सर्वात्मन : ब्रह्मांड की रक्षा करने वाले 
78. ओमकार : ओम के आकार वाले 
79. शशिवर्णम : जिनका रंग चंद्रमा को भाता हो
80. शुभगुणकानन : जो सभी गुणों के गुरु हैं
81. श्वेता : जो सफेद रंग के रूप में शुद्ध हैं 
82. सिद्धिप्रिय : इच्छापूर्ति वाले
83. स्कन्दपूर्वज : भगवान कार्तिकेय के भाई
84. सुमुख : शुभ मुख वाले
85. स्वरूप : सौंदर्य के प्रेमी
86. तरुण : जिनकी कोई आयु न हो
87. उद्दण्ड : शरारती
88. उमापुत्र : पार्वती के पुत्र 
89. वरगणपति : अवसरों के स्वामी
90. वरप्रद : इच्छाओं और अवसरों के अनुदाता
91. वरदविनायक: सफलता के स्वामी
92. वीरगणपति : वीर प्रभु
93. विद्यावारिधि : बुद्धि के देव
94. विघ्नहर : बाधाओं को दूर करने वाले
95. विघ्नहत्र्ता: विघ्न हरने वाले 
96. विघ्नविनाशन : बाधाओं का अंत करने वाले
97. विघ्नराज : सभी बाधाओं के मालिक
98. विघ्नराजेन्द्र : सभी बाधाओं के भगवान
99. विघ्नविनाशाय : बाधाओं का नाश करने वाले 
100. विघ्नेश्वर :  बाधाओं के हरने वाले भगवान
101. विकट : अत्यंत विशाल
102. विनायक : सब के भगवान
103. विश्वमुख : ब्रह्मांड के गुरु
104. विश्वराजा : संसार के स्वामी
105. यज्ञकाय : सभी बलि को स्वीकार करने वाले 
106. यशस्कर : प्रसिद्धि और भाग्य के स्वामी
107. यशस्विन : सबसे प्यारे और लोकप्रिय देव
108.  योगाधिप : ध्यान के प्रभु 

108 names of ganesha in English

1. Balganpati: One who is dearest child
2. Bhalchandra: One who has moon on his head
3. Budhinath: God of Wisdom
4. DhoomraVarna: One who can blow off smoke
5. Ekakshar : One who is known by a single letter
6. Ekdant: One who has one teeth
7. Gajkarna: One who is Elephant eyed
8. Gajanan: Elephant faced god
9. Gajwakra: God with elephant trunk
10. Gajavaktra:  One with elephant face
11. Ganadhakshya: One who is leader of all people
12. Ganapati: One who is blesses with all gana’s
13. Gaurisut: Mata Gauri’s son
14. Lambkarna: The God with Big Ears
15. Lambodar: one with big belly
16. Mahabal: One who is very very strong
17. Mahaganapathi: Devadidev
18. Maheshwar: Lord of the Universe
19.Mangalamurthy: God of all auspicious works
20.Mushkavahan: Whose charioteer is a mouse
21. Nidiswaram: Donors of Money and Funds
22. Prathameshwar: First among all
23. Shupakarna: Dev with big ears
24. Shubham: Lord of all auspicious actions
25. Siddhidata: Owner of desires and opportunities
26. Siddivinayak: Master of Success
27. Sureswaram: God of Gods.
28. Vakratund: one with curved trunk
29. Akhurath: Whose charioteer is mouse
30. Alampta: Eternal God.
31. Amit: matchless lord
32. Anantachidarupam: One who is Infinite
33. Avnish: Lord of the whole world
34. Avighna: Lord who removes all your obstacles
35. Bheem: Some one who is big
36. Bhupathi: Lord of the earth
37. Bhuvanapati: God of Gods.
38. Budhipriya: Giver of knowledge
39. BudhiVidhata: master of wisdom
40. Chaturbhuja: Lord with fours bhujas
41. Devadeva: paramount in all God
42. DevantakNashkari: Destroyer of Evils and Asuras
43. Devavrata: Who accept austerity
44. Devendrashik: The Protector of All Gods
45. Dharmik
46. Durja: who cannot be defeated
47. Dwaymatur: having two mothers
48. Ekadashshtra: having one teeth
49.Ishanaputra: Son of Lord Shiva
50. Gadadhar: whose weapon is mace
51. GanadhyaShin: Leader of all bodies
52. Gunin: Knowledgeable of all qualities
53. Haridra: Golden colored
54. Heramb: Mother’s Beloved Son
55. Kapil: Some one who is Yellow Brown
56. Kavish: lord of poets
57. Kirti: Lord of Fame
58. Kripakar

  1. Krishnapingash: one with Yellow brown eyed
  2. Kshmankari: forgiver
  3. Kshipra: Worthy of Worship
  4. Manomoy: Heart Winners
  5. Mrityunjaya: Who defeats death
  6. Mudhakaram: Those who live in happiness
  7. Muktidayee: Giver of eternal bliss
  8. Nadpritist: Those who love music
  9. Namasthetu: conquerors of all evils
  10. Nandan: Son of Lord Shiva
  11. Siddhanth: Master of success and achievements
  12. Pitamber: Wearing yellow clothes
  1. Pramod: Anand
  2. Purush : Amazing personality
  3. Rakt: one with red color body
  4. Rudrapriya: Favorite of Lord Shiva
  5. Sarvadevatman: Acceptor of all heavenly offerings
  6. Sarvasiddhanta: giver of skill and intelligence
  7. Sarvatman: The protector of the universe
  8. Omkar: Om shaped
  9. Shasivaranam: whose color is pleasing to the moon
  10. Shubhagunakanan: One who is the master of all virtues
  1. Shweta: Those who are pure as white
  2. Siddhipriya: One who grants all wishes
  3. Skandapurvaj: Brother of Lord Karthikeya
  4. Sumukh: Auspicious ones
  5. Swaroop: one who is beautiful
  6. Tarun: Who has no age
  7. Uddand: Naughty
  8. Umaputra: Son of Parvati
  9. Varganapati: Lord of Opportunities
  10. Varprad: grantor of wishes and opportunities
  11. Varadavinayak: master of success
  12. Virganapati: Veer Prabhu
  13. Vidyavaridhi: God of Wisdom
  14. Vighnahar: Removing obstacles
  15. Vighnahatta: Remover of all obstacles
  16. Disruption: Enders of obstacles
  17. Vighnaraj: the master of all obstacles
  18. Vighnarajendra: Lord of all obstacles
  19. VighnaVinashan: Those who destroy obstacles
  20. Vighneshwar: God who defeats obstacles
  21. Vikat: extremely large
  22. Vinayaka: Lord of all
  23. Vishwamukh: Master of the universe
  24. Vishwaraja: Lord of the Worlds
  25. Yajnakaaya: Those who accept all sacrifices
  26. Yashaskar: the lord of fame and fortune
  27. Yashasvin: The most beloved and popular god
  28. Yogadhip: Lord of meditation

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15 Must visit Lord Rama Temples in India ( Ram Mandir )

Friends today I will tell you the 15 most popular Shri Ram temple ( Ram mandir / राम मंदिर ) in India. These grand temples are dedicated to Lord Rama and are of immense significance for us. So let us look a these 15 must visit Lord Rama Temples.

Shri Ram is everywhere. Lord Rama is part of our lives, our culture and our believes. In India anywhere you go you will find Lord Ram,

Lord Rama is Lord Vishnu ‘s seventh incarnation, and one of several Hindu deities. Sri Ram is the main figure of the epic Ramayana, and temples dedicated to Lord Rama are located across India. Today we will see 15 most popular Shri Ram temple ( Ram mandir / राम मंदिर ) in India

Ayodhya is Lord Rama ‘s birthplace. Lord Ram is also known as Purushottam, meaning the strongest and purest of all men.

Shri Rama is “the embodiment of reality, morality, the ideal son, the ideal husband, and above all, the ideal king.” – Swami Vivekanad

Lord Rama was born in Treta Yuga, and is also considered to be the oldest deity worshipped in human form.

Must visit Lord Rama Temples in India ( Ram Mandir / राम मंदिर )

So friends, below is my list of must visit Lord Rama temples ( Ram Mandir / राम मंदिर ). Grand, historical and very important for all of us.

Ayodhya Ram Mandir, Uttar Pradesh – #1

Shri Ram Janmabhoomi is the birthplace of Lord Ram and it is in Ayodhya. It is an ancient city in north of India. Ayodhya is situated on the bank of the river Sarayu in Uttar Pradesh.

Ayodhya is one of the seven most important pilgrimage sites Saptapuri for Hindus. On 5 August, 2020, the grand ceremony of laying the foundation stone of Ram Temple in Ayodhya took place and a magnificent temple will come up here.

Shri Bhadrachalam Temple or Sita Ramachandraswamy Temple, Telangana – #2

Bhadrachalam Temple in Telangana is one of the most famous Lord Rama temples in country. The temple is situated on the banks of river Godavari. This temple in Bhadrachalam is an very important Hindu pilgrimage center. If you are in Telangana, you should not miss it.

It is located in Bhadrachalam, Bhadradri Kothagudem District of Telangana. Ram Navami is the most important festival being celebrated here and a grand way. The temple is also called as Shri Bhadrachalam temple.

In this region, there are two places closely associated with the Ramayana namely Bhadrachalam and Vijayanagara. It is said that Sri Ram, Ma Sita and Lakshman stayed at a place which is around 35 kms from Bhadrachalam . The place from where Sri Ram crossed river Godavari, the Bhadrachalam temple was built and it is on the northern bank of the river.

The town of Bhadrachalam gets its name from an ardent devotee of Lord Rama, known as Bhadra.

Kodandarama Temple, Vontimitta, Andhra Pradesh – #3

Kodandarama Temple at Vontimitta is one of the largest Lord Rama Temples in the Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh.

The temple dedicated to the Lord Rama is visited by thousands of devotees every day. The architecture of the temple is a wonderful example of Vijayanagara style of temple architecture.

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The temple dates back to the 16th century. It comes under the centrally protected monuments of national importance.

As per local legend the temple was constructed by two robbers, Vontudu and Mittudu, who later became ardent Rama devotees.

Sree Ramaswami Temple, Thalassery, Kerala – #4

Also known as Brass Pagoda , Sree Ramaswami Temple is an important Rama temple in Kerala.

Ramaswami Temple of Thalassery is one of the five major shrines dedicated to Lord Sree Rama in Kerala.

Ramaswamy Temple,Kumbakonam- Tamil Nadu – #5

Ramaswamy Temple of Tamil Nadu is one of the most beautiful and famous Lord Rama temple in South India.

The temple is located in Kumbakonam which is a very famous temple town of Tamil Nadu. Ramaswamy Temple,Kumbakonam is a very popular Shri Ram temple in country. This is a very very colourful and beautiful temple which has statues of Lord Rama along with his three brothers, Lakshman, Bharat and Shatrugahan and also Lord Hanuman.

One of the prime features of this temple is hall with 64 pillar.

Kala Ram Temple Maharashtra #6

This temple is in Maharashtra and is situated in the Panchvati area of Nashik. One of the most important oldest hindu shrines in the region.

Why Panchavati is famous ? and that is because during exile, Lord Rama and Ma Sita visited this place and they stayed here for some time.

The temple has a black statue of Lord Rama and hence the name Kala Ram temple. This is really unique. The temple was built in 1788 by Sardar Rangarao Audhikar.

He dreamt about the black color statue or Lord Rama and it is believed that he found the statue in the same place he has in his dream.

Ram Mandir Bhuvneshwar Odisha – #7

This is one of the famous Ram temples situated in Kharavel Nagar area of Bhubneshwar Odisha.

The temples high rise spire is visible from a long distance and from many parts of the city. It has beautiful images of Lord Ram, Ma Sita and Lakshmana.

Ramachaura Mandir , Bihar – #8

Ramchaura temple in Bihar is located in Hajipur , a city in Bihar.

It is one of most important tourist destinations of Hajipur and landmark of the city. As per local legend this temple existed from Ramayana period. So this is a very old temple.

It is said that Lord Rama visited this place on his way to Janakpur and hence during Ram Navami a mela is organized at this place every year.

Ram Raja Temple, Madhya Pradesh #9

Rama Raja temple also called as RajaRam temple is situated in Orcha Madhya Pradesh. Orcha is a very beautiful town and a very important tourist destination.

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It is one of the most important temples to visit in Orcha and is also called as Orcha temple.

This is the only temple in India, where Lord Ram is worshipped as a King. On the occasion of Rama Navami, Lord Rama also gets the gun salute.

Kondarama Temple Karnataka – #10

One of the must visit Lord Rama temple in Karnataka. It is one of the most popular temples near Hampi. And is one of the famous Rama temples of Karnataka.

The temple is located at Hiremagalur near Hampi in Karnataka and falls into Chikamanglur district.

As per local legend this place is was the residence of 9 siddha Purushas and also Lord Parusharama. It is said that Lord Parshurama used to live here and hence this place is also called as Bhargavapuri.

Bhargavapuri means the adobe of Bhargava or Lord Parshurama.

In the village there is also a Siddha Pushkarni or the place where the 9 siddha purashas performed the penance.

Ramatek Temple Maharastra – #11

Another very important Lord Rama temple. It is around 57 Kms from Nagpur. A very very [popular pilgrimage site in Maharashtra and Nagpur.

Raghuranth Temple , Jammu & Kashmir – #12

Another very important Lord Rama temple situated in the extreme north of the country.

It is one of the largest temple complexes located in in the north of India and has some very beautiful paintings from Ramayana.

This temple was constructed by the first dogra ruler of Jammu and Kashmir, Maharaja Gulab Singh in 1835.There are 7 Hindu shrines in the temple complex but the presiding deity is Lord Rama.

Shri Ram Tirath Temple – Amritsar – #13

This is one of the important Lord Rama temple in Punjab region and is around 12 Kms west of Amritsar. Amritsar is a very sacred town and you can read more about temples of Amritsar here.

Shri Raam Tirath is supposed the place were Rishi Valmiki’s ashram was located and hence this is also considered to be the birth place of Luv and Kush.

Hence it is a very important tirth sthal of the region.

Sri Rama Swamy Temple Kerala – #14

Also known as Thiruvangad Sree Ramaswami temple is an important temple of Lord Rama worship in the region.

The temple is also known as Brass Pagoda due to copper sheet on the roof.

It is one of the five major temples of Lord Shri Ram in Kerala. Other 4 are at –

Thrinayamkudam (Vaikom), Triprayar, Thiruvilluamala ,Kadalur

Sri Ramanath Swamy temple , Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu – #15

Shri Ramnathswamy temple Rameswaram is one the most important Lord Rama temple in the country and also Rameshwaram is one of the most important religious destinations of the country.

This temple was built by setupatis of setukavalan, the custodian of the bridge built by the army of Lord Rama to cross the sea to reach Sri Lanka. The current temple was built in 12th century and is believed to have same shivling which Lord Rama worshipped before leaving of Sri Lanka.

So friends these were my list of 15 important must visit Lord Rama temples. Hope you liked this informatio.

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Ramadevara Betta

Ramadevara Betta – Ancient Rama temple from Ramayana times – Ramanagara Hills

A sacred hill located at 50 kms from Bangalore, known as Ramadevara Betta has this ancient temple called as Lord Pattabhirama temple.

It is said that the idol of Lord Rama exists here from the times of Ramayan and the idol was installed here by no other than the monkey king – Sugreeva. Hence this place is called as Ramadevara Betta.

Ramadevara Betta Location ( Ramanagara Hills )

Ramadevara Betta means Ramadevara hill and the hill gets its name from Lord Rama and hence the village at the foot hills is known as Ramanagara.

But, Ramanagara is also famous for two other things. Ramanagara Hills is famous for

  • Ramanagara is known as silk city of India and this area id famous for silk production
  • And Ramanagara Hills – this place also got its fame due to the film Sholay. The village depicted in movie Sholay is at this foot hills and the movie’s scene were shot on these hills.

But let us more concentrate on the history of Ramadevara Betta ( Ramanagara Hills )

Legend of Lord Pattabhirama at Ramadevara Betta

There are 2 stories which talk about this place.

The end of Sukhasura

As per one of the stories, after defeating Ravana, Lord Rama, along with Ma Sita and Lakshmana, returned to Ayodhya.

A grand ceremony was held in Ayodhya after Lord Rama returned to Ayodhya.

Lord Rama was king of Ayodhya and a grand celebration took place. The monkey king sugreeva was also present there and saw Lord Rama sitting on the throne with Ma Sita on one side and Lord Hanuman and Lakshman standing on other side.

Sugreeva wished that he could capture this moment and worship lord Rama in king form throughout and hence he got the statue of his diety lord Ram carved in a stone with Ma Sita on the left hand side and Lakshman and Hanuman on the other side.

While taking this idol back to his Kingdom Kishkindha, when he reached this place, he was attacked by a demon named Sukhasura and a strong fight erupted between them. To fight the demon Sugreev had to keep the idol on the ground.

In the fight , Sukhsura was defeated, but after defeating Sukhasura when Sugreev tried to lift the idol, it did not move.

After some time a akashwani was heard ( accouncement from sky) that Lord Wished to be here. Hearing this Sugreeva installed the idol here and since then this place is called as Ramanagara and the hills is called as Ramadevara Betta and Lord Ram is called as Lord Pattabhirama.

End of Kakasura

As per another legend, during their exile, Lord Rama and Ma Sita visited this place and Lord Ram was resting, while Ma Sita was sitting next to him.

Lord Ram was in sleep when the king of crows name as Kakasura attacked Ma Sita. Not wanting to disturb Lord Rama, Ma Sita tolerated the pain. But a drop of her blood fell on Lord Rama.

This disturbed Lord Rama and he woke up. Seeing the wound of Ma Sita, he got very angry. He got some darbha grass and made a arrow out of it and shoot it on Kakasura.

Kakasura got scared and approached Lord Bramha and Lord Shiva for help. But they advised Kakasura to go back to Lord Rama and ask for his forgiveness as he only has the power to stop this arrow.

Kakasura then approached Lord Ram and asked for forgiveness. Lord Rama, forgave the crow, however he asked the crow to sacrifice a part of his body to the arrow to stop it.

Kakasura sacrificed his left eye and it is said that since then all the crows cannot see from left eye.

As per local legend from that time , no crow has been seen in this region.

How to reach Ramadevara Betta ( Lord Pattabhirama temple )

The temple at Ramadevara Betta is in Ramanagara, the silk city of India.

Ramanagara is around 50 Kms from Bangalore. It is on Bangalore Mysore highway.

If you put Ramadevara Betta google maps it will take you straight to the parking lot.

You can also map – Sholay Shooting Point, Ramanagara. It will also lead you there.

This region lies in a vulture sanctuary and hence this place is also called as Ramadevarabetta Vulture Sanctuary or RamanagaraVulture Sanctuary. At the gate of sanctuary you need to by an entry ticket which will be around Rs 75 / – ( four wheeler)

Ramadevara Betta ( Ramanagara Hills ) climb

The climb from bottom to top of the hill is around 600 steps.

The climb is not steep and the steps are well paved and painted colorfully. It might be that during summer times this becomes a challenge hence there are shades and sitting places provide.

But there is greenery all around and view from top is just amazing.

Ramadevara Betta ( Ramanagara Hills ) climb

It takes around 30 mins for the climb.

On the way you will pass a small temple of Lord Shiva and Lord Hanuman.

Opposite to main temple there is a elevated rock on which another small temple is built which is called as Shri Rameshwara Swamy temple. There is a view point next to this temple.

The sorrounding view from this view point is just amazing.

Sita Devi Pond

There is a pond below the main temple. It is a huge and a very beautiful pond,

But this pond is barricaded and no one can go near the pond.

Sita Devi pond at Ramadevara Betta ( Ramanagara Hills )

it is said that the depth of the pond is not known.

Over all, it is a very sacred and interesting place to visit. The idol of Lord Rama is from times of Ramayana and hence it makes this hill and sacred place to visit.

The existing temple around the idol is said to be more than 1000 years old.

Watch our video about this temple on youtube

So friends, do visit this temple when you find some time.

Jai Shri Ram!

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Temples in Chikkaballapur ( Temples near Bangalore )

Are you looking for a one day temples near Bangalore. Below are temples near Bangalore and these are temples in Chikkaballapur.

Chikkaballapur or also called as Chikkaballapura is a small town not very far from Bangalore.

It is very near to Bangalore International airport in Devanhalli. The drive to Chikkaballapura is around 1 hr 30 mins from Bangalore.

There are many temples in chikkaballapur which are of religious and historical importance. Below are temple in Chikkaballapur which you can plan for.

You can cover all the temples in single day as well if you plan well.

What our video on this topic on youtube

These temples which I talk about below are some of the very famous temples near Bangalore .

Famous temples in chikkaballapur

So let us look at some important temples of this region which you should visit.

Vir Anjaneya temple

temples in chikkabalapura

A newly built temple located at the entrance of Chikkballapur.

The temple is dedicated to Lord Anjaneya (Lord Hanuman) and temple architecture is similar to other temples of South India.

The goupram of the temple is quite impressive and as soon as you enter the temple premises, you will find the main temple with Lord Hanuman idol.

The Lord Anjaneya idol is a old one, but the temple has been built new. So it looks new, but the temple existed well before.

Inside premises of the temple is quite big, it is a grand temple and a good visit.

Please follow this link to read more

Sri Ranganatha Swamy Temple (Rangasthala )

Temples in Chikkaballapur

Sri Ranganathaswamy temple is dedicated to Lord Ranganatha and is one of the very important Temples in Chikkaballapur.

Lord Vishnu is worshipped as Lord Ranganatha here. The temple is also called as Rangasthala.

The idol of Lord Ranganatha is 4.5 feet in length with Bhoo devi and Neela Devi sitting near the leg.

Lord is in Yoga Nidra and his Shesha (Lord Vishnu’s Snake) is spreading his hoods like an umbrella and Vainatheyan is sitting below.

There are many very important temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu in Karnataka. This temple is one of them.

The temple architecture is very impressive as with all other historical temples of South India.

The temple premises is quite huge and the main temple is inside the premises. The gopuram ( or the main entrance is quite big).

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Bhoga Nandeeshwara Temple

If you are in Bangalore you are not unaware of Nandi Hills.

Nandi Hills is probably the most visit tourist places near Bangalore and offer a beautiful view of the city from the top. But Nandi hills region is also famous for two very old and important temples.

One of them is called as Bhoga Nandeeshwara temple which is at the bottom of the hill, while the other one is called as Yoga Nandeeshwara , which is at the top of the hill.

These two temples are some of the very famous temples near Bangalore

Temples in Chikkaballapur

Bhoga Nandeeshwara temple as mentioned before is a very old temple dedicated to lord Shiva at the foot of Nandi hills.

This is one of the oldest temples of Karnatka and is more than a 1000 years old.

The temple premise is huge and has 3 main temples –

  • Arunachaleswara,
  • Uma Maheshwara and
  • Bhoga Nandeeshwara.

The temple premises is actually very big with a huge lawn in front of temple and hence it is very good place for kids as well. Then can run around and have some good time.

But the temple is very old and beautiful and one should visit this temple, if you are planning for a trip to Nandi Hills.

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Yoga Nandeeshwara Temple

Temples in Chikkaballapur

Yoga Nandeeshwara temple is situated at the top of Nandi Hills. As I have mentioned before, out of the 2 temples, Bhoga and Yoga Nandeeshwara, this is the second one located at the top of the hill.

This is another very old and beautiful temple of Lord Shiva and one of the oldest temples in the region.

The temple was built by cholas.

The temple is supposed to be more than 1000 years old. The presiding deity of this temple is lord shiva.

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So friends, I hope that you liked this information – Temples in Chikkaballapur ( Temples near Bangalore ). This place is not very far from Bangalore and very well connected to all parts of Bangalore city.

Hope you are able to find some time and visit these beautiful temples which are also historically significant temples.

Have a blessed trip!


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Temples of Kanchipuram

Kanchipuram temples – The temple town of Kanchipuram

Kanchipuram also known as the temple city of Tamilnadu is known for thousand of temples which exists in this city. Kanchipuram temples are famous across the world and this temple town is one of the most visited temple towns.

Kanchipuram is one of the most ancient city of Tamil Nadu and India and its history dates back to 2nd Century BCE.

so friends, let us look at the some famous Kanchipuram temples of the he temple town Kanchipuram!

Kanchipuram – One of the Sapta Puri Cities

Kanchipuram is also one of the Sapta Puri cities of India. Cities which are considered to be so holy that visiting them provides path to moksha. These are Ayodhya, Mathura, Haridwar, Varanasi, Kanchipuram, Ujjain and Dwarka.

Such is the importance of Kanchipuram. As par Garuda Puran this is a place to attain moksha!

What does the name Kanchipuram signifies

Kanchipuram is a tamil word, which means a place where Lord Vishnu is worshipped. Lord Varadharaja Perumal Temple is where Lord Vishnu is worshipped as Lord Varadharaja and is one of the most famous temples of Kanchipuram.

In sanskrit Kanci means girdle and it is said that the city is like a girdle to the earth.

Kanchipuram temples – Famous temple of Kanchipuram

Kanchipuram is a famous temple town, but let us look at some of the most famous temples of Kanchipuram

Shri Varadharaja Perumal Temple

One of the most famous Kanchipuram temples, Shri Varadharaja Perumal Temple, also called as Hastagiri or Attiyuran is dedicated to Lord Vishnu.

It is located in a suburb of Kanchipuram known as the Vishnu Kanchi which has many famous Vishnu temples.

It is one of the Divya Desams, the 108 temples of Vishnu. The temple along with Ekambareswarar Temple and Kamakshi Amman Temple in Kanchipuram is popularly known as Mumurtivasam Kanchipuram

Sri Varadaraja Perumal temple is known as: ‘Perumal Koil’.

Shri Varadharaja Perumal Temple - Kanchipuram temples
Shri Varadharaja Perumal Temple

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This is one of the most sacred places for Vaishnavites. The fourth of the Divya Desams that completes this series is Melukote–which is known as Thirunarayanapuram.

Vaishnavites believe that visiting all four places without a break will guarantee one a place in paramapadam.

Shri Ekambareswarar Temple

Ekambareswarar Temple is temple dedicated to shiva and is the largest temple in city.

Located in the main town (city center) this temple is very important to the shivaities and also is one of the temple associated with the five element the panch bhota stalams and signifies earth (Prithvi Lingam)

Shri Ekambareswarar Temple - famous Kanchipuram temples

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Its gopuram, is 59 metres (194 ft) tall, making it one the tallest temple towers in India. The temple is one of five called Pancha Bhoota Stalams.

Shri Kailasanathar Temple

A very very famous Kanchipuram temples, Kailasanathar Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and was built by the Pallavas.

It is one of the oldest Hindu temple in existence here and is declared an archaeological monument by the Archaeological Survey of India.

Kailasanathar Temple - famous Kanchipuram temples
Kailasanathar Temple

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Adi Sankara is closely associated with this temple and is believed to have established the Kanchi math after this temple

Interestingly, it was built in the 8th century by Pallava king Narasimhavarman II, who also built the Shore Temple at Mahabalipuram.

The main shrine has a 16 sided Shivalinga in black granite stone deified in the sanctum sanctorum. Within the walls of the main shrine there is main pedestal with very elegantly carved images of gods. Nandi as in all Shiva temples is giving guard to the deity.

On each face of the outer walls of the main shrine there are many carvings of deities.

It’s said that a secret tunnel, built by the kings, was used as an escape route & is still visible..

This is an ASI protected monument and a must visit temple if you are in Kanchi.

Sri Kamakshi Amman Temple

Another very very important center for worship in Kanchipuram, the temple is dedicated to Ma Parvathi and is worshiped here as Kamakshi Amman. There is three major Kamakshi temples, one in Madurai , the Meenakshi temple, the other one as Akhilandeshwari temple in Thieuvanakaval and this one. The temple was built during Pallavas period.

Sri Kamakshi Amman Temple
Sri Kamakshi Amman Temple

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Ma Kamaskhi Amman is seated in padmasana position in this temple which signifies peace and prosperity. This is the only Shakti temple is Kanchipuram. Spread over an area of around 5 acres, this temple is magnificent and must visit if you are in the city.

Shri Muktheeswarar Temple

Shri Muktheeswarar Temple
Shri Muktheeswarar Temple

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Another very old Shiva temple in Kanchipuram built during the times of Pallavas.

It is a small temple but with nice carvings dating back to Pallava period.

Very near to bus stand is often missed, but should be on your list if you are visiting the city.

The main deity here is Sri Muktheeswarar and Goddess Sri Dharmasamvardhani Ambaal.

It is one of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams.

Sri Kumarakottam Temple

Another very famous temple in the city, dedicated to Muruga. This temple is located on main Raja Street and is between the Ekambareswarar temple and Kamakshi Amman temple.

Divya Stambha at Sri Kumarakottam temple
Divya Stambha at Sri Kumarakottam temple

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So the temple located to Lord Murga, who is son of Lord Shiva and Ma Parvati is located between the two temples, the Ekambareswarar temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and Kamakshi Amman temple dedicated to Ma Parvathi. .

This temple is one of the major temples of city and an important religious destination.

Shri Chitragupta Swamy Temple

There are not many temples dedicated to Shri Chitragupta. The patron deity of all Kayasthas in India. The Sri Chitragupta Swamy Temple in Kanchipuram is one of them.

A very small but beautiful temple, maintained by ASI, this temple should be on your list if you are visiting the city. One of the must visit temples for all Kayasthas.

Shri Chitragupta Swamy Temple
Shri Chitragupta Swamy Temple

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This is one of the few temples in Kanchipuram which was buitl during Cholas period.

Shri Ashtabujakaram temple

Another important temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The temple is believed to be built during the period of Pallavas. Located in the area of Vishnu Kanchi, the same place where Shri Varadaraja Perumal Temple is located. It is a small temple but a prominent Vishnu temple of the area.

Shri Ashtabujakaram temple
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Other important Information

The city is also popular as an important center for Buddhism and Jainism.

The original set of the Jina Kanchi institution Mutt was in Kanchipuram. There is twin jain temple in kanchipuram which is maintained by Tamil Nadu archaeological department. Trilokyanatha Temple is one such temple built during Pallavas time.

Buddhists institutions from Kanchipuram were instrumental in spreading Theravada Buddhism to the Mon people of Myanmar and Thailand

There is a lot to write about Kanchipuram. This place is one of the most important places for Hindus and is dotted with thousands of temples. The temples we have listed out are one of the most important ones if you are visiting the town.

Never miss an opportunity to visit Kanchipuram if you are visiting Tamilnadu. October to February is an ideal time to visit.

Have a blessed Darshan!


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