The area of Kolar in Karnatka is home to many temples of religious and historical importance. Kolaramma Temple Kolar is one of the oldest in the region!
Whenever I visit these temple, I feel proud that I am part of a place which has such a rich cultural heritage.
Kolaramma is a beautiful , 1000+ year old temple and is a protected monument under Archaeological Survey of India (ASI)
There are actually 2 very prominent temples located in Kolar. These are kolaramma temple and Someshwara temple. I will write about Someshwara temple in my next post.
Kolar gets its name from Kolaramma temple. Goddess Kolaramma is the presiding deity of this town. Ma Parvathi is worhsipped as goddess Kolaramma.
The temple is more than 1000 years old and is built in Dravidian Style of architecture similar to most of the other temples in this region.
The temple was built during chola period and the granite stones of the temple has carving from that period.
Another deity in the temple is known as Chelamma or the scorpion goddess. It is said that by praying to goddess Chelamma a person is gaurded from scorpion bytes.
Another interesting thing about this temple is that there is an underground hundi. And a small hole from where you can put a coin. It is a tradition to do that. It is said that one can still hear the sound of coins which has accumulated in this large underground hudi for the last many hundred years.
Also note that you can worship the goddess by looking at the mirror placed at the opposite side of the idol of goddesss.
Outside there is a small Ganesha temple which you can visit as well.
Monday to Thursday : 8.00 AM to 1.30 PM, 6.00 PM to 9.00 PM
Friday: 8.00 AM to 2.30 PM , 6.00 PM to 9.00 PM
How to reach Kolaramma Temple Kolar:
Reaching Kolaramma temple is quite easy. You just need to reach Kolar. The temple is very near to the national highway (approx 2 to 3 kms). Google maps are best. But below are my comments on 2 main routes
Bangalore -> Hoskote -> Kolar -> Kolaramma temple : Mainly on national highway (NH75)
So, do visit the temple when you find time. Club it with Sri Someshwara temple. You can also visit Sri Kotilngeshwara temple , Sri Anjaneya temple, Avani, Bangaru Tirupati or Kurudmule which are in driving distance from Kolar. You can find our posts on above.
Every year during the month of October / November during deepavali time, the beautiful city of Hasan comes alive with lakh of people visiting the city and the highly revered Ma Ambe temple known as Hasanamba Temple.
And there is a reason for that. This temple is open only once a year and devotees are allowed to get darshan of Ma Hasanamba and seek blessings.
Ma Hasanamba is the presiding deity of the beautiful city of Hasan. It is believed that Hassan got its name after the presiding deity of this place, Ma Hasanamba.
With a with a host of miracles and legends surrounding this temple, it attracts lakhs and lakhs of devotees from across the country during this time.
Do watch our Hasanamba temple video on youtube:
Legend of Hasanamba Temple
Once the Seven Maatrukes (Brahmi, Maheshwari, Kaumari, Vyshnavi, Varahi, Indrani, and Chamundi) were crossing the city of Hassan.
They were taken aback by the beauty of Hassan and decided to make it their home for the rest of their lives.
Ma Indrani, Ma Varahi, and Ma Chamundi chose the three wells in Devigere Honda, while Ma Maheshwari, Ma Kaumari, and Ma Vyshnavi chose the three anthills inside the temple.
Ma Brahmi chose Kenchamma’s Hosakote.
Hence the city of Hassan has a very important religious significance in the region and the this temple is one the most important temples of the region.
Miracles of Shri Hasanamba Temple
Nandaa Deepa or the ghee lamp, burns through out the year, with the ghee never depleting. This is really amazing.
The anna naivedya (which is the rice offering) offered at the time of closing the door stays warm and unspoiled when the door is open again, a year later.
The bale kandu ( banana stem is called as Bale Kandu in local language ) and flowers offered to the goddess ( before closing the door ) remains fresh through out the year.
How to reach Hasanamba Temple
The temple is right in the heart of the city of Hassan, around 2 Kms from KSRTC Bus stand in Hassan.
The temple is around 2.5 Km from Hassan junction railway station
If you are driving by your own then you need to reach Hassan first which is very well connected with all the major cities of Karnataka
The temple is around 180 kms from Bengaluru
The temple is around 170 kms from Mangalore
Hasanamba temple to Chennakesava Swamy Temple belur – 38 kms
Hasanamba temple to Someswara Swamy Temple Haranhalli – 35 kms
Hasanamba temple to Sri Lakshmi devi Temple, Doddagaddavalli – 14 kms
Hasanamba temple to Iswara Temple , Arisikere– 45 kms
6.00 am to 1.00 pm and 3.00 pm to 10.30 pm
Remember, the temple is only open for a few days in a year around Diwali time. So make sure if you want to visit, this time will be great.
You can check the official notification of opening dates at below link:
Temple Open timings: 24 hrs. Devotees can visit anytime of the day.
Temple aarti Timings: Morning- 05:30AM and Evening- 07:00PM
Temple langar timings: Everyday 10:00AM to 06:00PM
Mukteshwar Temple Legend
This historical temple as per legend dates back to 55 hundered years. It is said that the temple has been in existence from the Mahabharata times.
According to Hindu Mythology, Shakuni , who was the maternal uncle of Duryodhana, made a plan. He invited Yudhisthir for a game of dice. The game in which Shakuni was an expert and unbeatable.
Yudhisthira, unable to resist the challenge, wagers his entire kingdom, his fortune, his four brothers, and even his wife in a series of gambits to reclaim one by staking another.
So Pandavas lost their kingdom and also got a 12 years of exile and 1 year Agayatwas. Durring the Agayatwas period they have to live incognito.
During this one-year period of invisibility, the five Pandavas and their wife Draupadi disguised themselves as sages, Brahmins, and hermits and went unnoticed to various locations.
During this agyatwas period, they reached at the coast of river ravi.
Here they built the four caves and one lord shiva temple at the hilltop. They stayed at this place for approximately six months and installed the Shivalingam present in this temple.
Hence this is a very important Shiva temple.
The Havan Kund made by them, is still present there in temple. The Shivling at the Mukteshwar Mahadev temple is surrounded by the idols of Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu, Goddess Paravati, Lord Hanuman and Lord Ganesha
Dev surya mandir Aurangabad Bihar – Dedicated to the Surya devata, Sun temple of Deo is one of the most popular temples in Bihar.
So what is unique about this temple. This is the sun temple which faces west , the setting sun and not the usual raising Sun.
Dev Surya Mandir kahan hai?
The temple is located in Deo Town, Aurangabad.
Deo is located 10-km to the southeast of Aurangabad.
Deo mandir aurangabad architecture
Dev Surya Mandir Aurnagabad is one of the remarkable and notable temple and religious place in Bihar.
The Sun temple of Deo is a 100-ft tall structure, with an umbrella-like top.
The tradition of worshipping the Sun God and bathing in his Brahma Kund dates back to King Ayel’s reign.
The temple is both old and well-constructed. The temple architecture is a mix of nagara design and other contemporary designs like Vesara and Dravidian Architecture.
The primary structure is a shikhara, a pyramid-shaped stone structure with ornate carvings.
The frontal part and the courtyard were constructed later.
There are three idols in the sanctum that are not the original presiding god (Vishnu, Surya, and Avalokitesawara).
You will find some broken idols. There arfe three damaged idols which are preserved outside the main sanctum in the front hall part, as it is not customary to worship a broken deity.
Surya (the Sun God) sculpture with seven horses and one Uma- Maheshwara statue is one of the broken sculptures, while Vishnu is the other.
You will also fins a Shivalinga and a lord Ganesha idol and an ancient inscription stone is installed in the interior of the temple.
This temple is considered very auspicious and during the festival of Chatth puja and Adra Nakshatra tithi on Sundays, you will find lot of devotees here.
The Surya Kund is about one km away from the main temple.
The two tanks on either side of the road, known as Rudra Kund (left) and Surya Kund (Right) are believed to have medicinal properties and is is said that a dip in these lakes cure leprosy and other acute ailments
Deo surya mandir history
Below is the legend behind the Dev surya mandir Aurangabad in Bihar.
It is believed that Lord Vishwakarma was once entrusted with constructing temples in a single night. And hence the temple was constructed in one night!
But the temple you see today, is believed to have been built by Bhairvendra Singh, a Chandravanshi king of Umga.
Dev surya mandir is among the rarest and oldest of Sun temples of India.
There is a shilalekha outside of the temple , on which a shloka is inscribed, which has been taken from the book of Aryabhatta that says that on the fifth day of Magha month’s shukla paksha, Thursday, Eila’s son Aiel established this Sun temple in Tretayuga twelve lakh sixteen thousand years ago.
Manu had a daughter named Eila. According to folklore, while hunting in the forest here, King Aiel, who was suffering from leprosy, discovered that the muddy water of a pit cured him of the sickness.
He dreamt of Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh statues in the pit and hence ordered to install them there.
So a temple was built at this place.
People say that these three statues depict the eleventh form of Sun God out of twelve.
Sun God is depicted as Brahma in Udayakal, as Mahesh in Madhyakal and as Vishnu at Astakal. Below the central statue of Sun God as Mahesh, a chariot is depicted being pulled by seven horses and Arjun as charioteer.
The holy land of Deo is also a historical site where tourists will find the ruins of ancient forts built primarily during the reign of Raja Jagannath Singh.
Deo, during the period of his kingdom, had blossomed into a major city. His primary administrative centre was in “Kanchanpur” hamlet, some 3-4 kilometres south of Deo.
Aadditional tourist attractions include forests and Baba Siddhanath’s temple, which is located near the settlement of Bara Khurd on the bodla mountain.
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The Katarmal Sun Temple is a historically significant 12th century monument and an example of meticulous sculpturing. The sun’s first rays land directly on this Sun Temple.
It is believed that the Katarmal Sun temple was built in 9th century by Katarmalla, a Katyuri Raja. ( In the early medieval period, Kumaon was ruled by the Katyuri dynasty. )
About Sun Temple Katarmal
The main deity of the katarmal sun temple almora is called Burhadita or Vraddhaditya. This is another name of Sun god.
This temple also houses the idols of Shiva-Parvati and Lakshmi-Narayana.
The Surya idol at the Katarmal Sun Temple goes back to the 12th century and is known for its exquisite architecture, finely constructed stone and metallic sculptures, and elegantly carved pillars and wooden doors.
The Katarmal Sun temple is now a protected monument and is preserved and maintained by the Archeological Survey of India.
The Vidyashankara Temple, was built in the year 1338 A.D. It’s a one-of-a-kind stone monument that combines Hoysala (Chalukya) and Dravidian architectural traditions.
Shringeri is home to one the original Advaitha maths, founded by Shri Adi Shankara himself.
It has a long heritage and documented history dating back to the seventh century. Sureshwarachrya, a disciple of Shri Adi Shankara, was the first head of this math.
The Vidyashankara temple was built in the year of 1338 A.D.
The temple is one of a kind monument because it is entirely made of stone and combines Hoysala (Chalukya) and Dravidian architectural traditions.
Vidyashankara Temple Architecture
The structure is built on a high plinth and commands a spectacular view of the surrounding hills and slopes.
The Garbhagriha is located on the temple’s western side, with Vidya Ganapati on one side and Durga on the other. On the other three sides of the Garbhagriha, Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu, and Lord Maheshwara appear with their consorts.
A mandapa with twelve pillars, gigantic monoliths with large figures and heavy projecting corbels on top, can be found on the eastern portion of the edifice.
The twelve zodiac signs represent these twelve pillars, which are organised in a regular order. A big circle is drawn on the floor, with converging lines indicating the direction of the shadows.
The central ceiling, which has lotus and pecking parrots, is a work of great art.
The vimana over the Garbhagriha rises majestically. The rest of the roof is a sloping channelled slab.
Animals, puranic legends, Shiva, Vishnu, Dasavatara, Kali, Shanmukha, and other deities are carved into the basement.
Chains of stone rings hang from the caverns of the great hall’s corners, a common characteristic of the Vijayanagar period.
Vidyatirtha Rathotsava (also known as the car festival) is celebrated on a grand scale here. This takes place during Kartika Shukla paksha.
The festival spans for seven days from Tritiya to Navami. On the Saptami day, his Holiness performs special pooja.
The Aradhana of Shri Vidya Shankara is also performed on sashti, saptami and ashtami.
Because of its architectural splendour, the Archaeological Survey of India looks after this temple.
A damaged sandalwood idol of Sharadamba, said to have been put in the Sharadamba temple by Adi Shankara Himself, is also housed in this temple.
This idol is said to have been broken during the Muslim invasin, and Shri Vidyaranya replaced it with the current gold statue of Sharadamba.
Vidyashankara Temple Darshan Timings
The temple is open everyday. The temple remains close during 1.00 PM to 5.00 PM in the afternoon
Morning – 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM Evening – 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Bada Ganesh Mandir Ujjain is one of the most popular lord Ganesha temples in Ujjain, located just about 2.5 Kms from Ujjain Junction.
So if you are on Ujjain Temple visit, Situated near the Mahakaleshwar Temple, it is one of the sacred temples to visit.
Lord Ganesh is the son of Ma Parvati and Lord Shiva and is one of the most worshipped deity in India.
Lord Ganesh is regarded as the most beneficent God, bestowing wealth and success upon his devotees.
He has a very charming physique and an elephant’s tusk, and he is Parvati’s (or Goddess Durga’s) favourite son.
Bade Ganeshji Ka Mandir
It is located very near the Shri MahaKaleshwar Temple.
Bade in Hindi means big or large, and Mandir in Hindi means a temple. So this temple has a huge Lord Ganesha idol , probably one of the largest Lord Ganeshas idol.
The Bade Ganeshji Ka Mandir is situated near the reservoir of the Shri MahaKaleshwar Temple and is a must visit in Ujjain.
History of Bada Ganesh Mandir Ujjain
It is said that this Ganesh idol was established by Maharishi Guru Maharaj Siddhant Vagesh Pt. Narayan Ji Vyas
The Bade Ganesh Ji ka Mandir’s Ganesh idol is roughly 18 feet tall and 10 feet broad, with Lord Ganesh’s trunk pointing clockwise.
On the head of the statue is a trident and a swastika. A Ladoo is pressed into the right side of the trunk. Lord Ganesh wears a garland around his neck and has enormous ears.
The middle of the temple gate at Bade Ganeshji Ka Mandir is adorned with a Panchamukhi image of Lord Hanuman. In Hindi, Panchamukhi means Five Faced. Hanuman is supposed to impart strength and power to his followers.
Being the most benevolent God, Lord Ganesha, blesses his followers with Health, Wealth and Prosperity.
Today, the temple is also a popular training center for imparting education on astrology and the Sanskrit language.
Bada Ganesh Mandir Ujjain temple timings
5 AM – 12 PM & 4 PM – 8 PM
5 AM – 12 PM & 4 PM – 8 PM
5 AM – 12 PM & 4 PM – 8 PM
5 AM – 12 PM & 4 PM – 8 PM
5 AM – 12 PM & 4 PM – 8 PM
5 AM – 12 PM & 4 PM – 8 PM
5 AM – 12 PM & 4 PM – 8 PM
This city of Ujjain had once been one of the greatest cities of India. The city of Ujjain is often called the city of the temple as it is home to many temples, and religious sites.
So do visit this temple if you are on a trip to Ujjain and take the blessings of Lord Ganesha!
Mata Manasa Devi temple Panchkula – A Prominent Shakti temples of North India – Shakti Peeth
Mata Mansa Devi temple Panchkula, is a renowned Shakti temple in North India, located in the Haryana state’s Panchkula region.
Mata Mansa Devi temple is honoured at this sacred Siddh Peeth.
Sati’s head had fallen over here, according to Hindu mythology.
Mata Mansa Devi is a Hindu temple dedicated to goddess Mansa Devi, a form of Shakti.
The temple complex is located in hamlet Bilaspur, near Mani Majra, and Panchkula, 10 kilometres from Chandi Mandir, another well-known Devi shrine in the region, both very near to Chandigarh.
It is one of North India’s most important Shakti temples. Thousands of devotees come from all over the country to visit the shrine, and during the Navratra mela, the number swells to lakhs every day for nine auspicious days.
Panchkula’s Mata Mansa Devi Temple is a symbol of Himalayan culture and spirituality.
The shrine, which is nestled in the Shivalik foothills, is a perfect example of northern India’s age-old tradition of ‘Shakti’ worship.
Himalaya, as the home of Shiva and his consort’shakti,’ became a focal point for Shakti worship.
There are various Shakti worshipping centres in the Panchkula area with names like Chandi, Kalika, Mansa, and Bhima.
As a result, mythologically speaking, the Chandigarh-Panchkula region has unquestionably remained alive legends of shaktism in areas where its practises are popular.
Mata Mansa Devi is a roop or form of Shakti. Goddess Mansa, to whom this temple is devoted, is widely thought to be a powerful Goddess who grants worshippers’ wishes.
Mata Manasa Devi temple Panchkula address
As I mentioned before, the temple is located in the Panchkula district of Haryana.
Friends let me take you to Dasarighatta today. The famous temple of Ma Sri Sri Sri Chowdeshwari Devi, the Dasarighatta Chowdeshwari Templ is located here !
Tumkur in Karnataka is home to many famous temple and Ma Chowdeshwari Temple ( dasarighatta chowdeshwari devasthanam ) is one of them.
A very famous temple of the region is in the middle of the backwaters of shavarathi dam. The unusually tall, vertical wild date tree (eechalu) in front of the temple is a special feature here
Legend of Mata Dasarighatta Chowdeshwari Temple
It is said that hundreds of years ago, on the banks of the river Tunga in Karnataka in Raichur district, there was a kingdom called Nandavara.
As per legend, Nandavara’s king was a Shakti Upasaka. The king used to rise at 4 a.m., travel to Kasi, bathe in the holy Ganges, and return to his kingdom before daylight to worship Devi at Nandavara, all with the power of the heavenly mantra Shakti.
This was his daily routine. The Maharani becoming suspicious of his absence, questioned the king about this. The king told her everything in detail.
She decided to test the king, and hence she compelled him to take her also with him. The king reluctantly accepted. The next day, he took her to Kasi along with him.
During their stay at Kasi, the queen had her monthly course. The king’s mantra Shakti was lost as a result of this. The king got restless and frightened since he was unable to return to his kingdom as usual.
He observed a group of Brahmans doing Chandi Homa while travelling along the Ganga’s banks, and approached them because he couldn’t find a solution.
The Brahmans vowed to give the king a fourth of what they had earned as punya (good acts) by sacrificing Arghya to Lord Surya every day at the appropiate time, purifying the queen and allowing them to return to their kingdom.
The Brahmins asked the king what he would give them in return for their help. The king promised to give them land, whenever they approached him.
Thus the king got the power from the Brahmans and returned to his kingdom. But the king was never able to make use of Shakti Mantra.
Years passed. There came a terrible famine in Kasi. The Brahmans remembered the king’s promise and went to Nandavara to met him. They reminded him of his promise.
However the king had completely forgotten his promise. He disrespected the Brahmans and abused them. The Brahmans were very unhappy . From that day onwards, all the efforts of the king started yielding negative results.
The Brahmans worshipped Shri Chowdeshwari and requested her to come down to Nandavara as the lonely witness for the king’s promise. Devi did as they desired. The king realized his mistake. He apologised to Devi and Brahmans.
The dynasty of Brahmans thus got settled at Nandavara and came to be known as Nandavariks and Chowdeshwari became their Kul devi, she is also the family deity of Togataveeras.
There still exists a beautiful Ma Chowdeshwari Temple at Nandavara on the banks of Tungabhadra and she is being worshipped on all days of the year.
The about 300 years ago, there used to live a paleyagar named Jasavantharaya near Tiptur. He desired to extend his kingdom.
Having come to know of the powers of Mata Chowdeshwari Temple, so he went to Nandavara and prayed to her with all devotion.
Devi was pleased with his tapsaya and she appeared in front of him and asked him to ask for a boon. That is when the paleyagar revealed his desire. He requested her to follow him as a protector during all his expeditions.
Devi agreed on the condition that, she would stay permanently at a place of her choice. Paleyagar continued his expeditions and conquered kingdom after kingdom. While marching in this way, Devi came across a plain land, surrounded by beautiful dales and mountains, with lush green patches of forestland.
Devi decided to stay there and informed the Paleyagar . This place came to be known as the town of Jasavantharaya. The same Jasavantharaya town is now called Dasarighatta.
What is the speciality of Mata Dasarighatta Chowdeshwari Temple
The speciality of dasarighatta chowdeshwari devasthanam is a panchaloha idol of Mata Chowdeshwari Devi, which write backs the reply if a question is asked orally or even in mind.
The question can be asked in any language- Kannada, Hindi, English,Telugu etc.
The head of the deity is believed to write down the answers in the Kannada language on rice flour or ragi flour base.
You have to buy the ticket for each question. There is a ticket which you need to take for this ritual. The ticket price was around 100/- but you need to check the current price.
How to reach Dasarighatta
Dasarighatta is about 10 kms from Tiptur. You can reach Tiptur via Tumkur .
There are plenty of busses from Bangalore to Tiptur. From Bus stand, Auto driver will charge Rs 100/- for one way. Also city buses are available to reach Dasarighatta.
You can reach Tiptur by train. Dasarighatta is around 5km from railway station.
Gayasura, a demon, once performed a penance and asked for a boon that everybody who saw him would attain salvation (Moksham).
Because salvation is obtained by being righteous during one’s lifetime, individuals began to attain it more easily.
To prevent immoral people from attaining Moksha Lord Vishnu asked Gayasura to go beneath the earth and did so , by placing his right foot on the asura’s head.
Lord Vishnu’s footprint remained on the earth’s surface after he pushed Gayasura beneath it, and we still see it today.
Shankam, Chakram, and Gadham are among the nine symbols found on the footprint.
These are thought to be lord’s weapons.
Gayasura, who had been shoved into the ground, begged for food. Lord Vishnu bestowed upon him the gift that someone would offer him meals every day.
Those who do so will have their souls accepted into heaven. It is said that if Gayasura does not receive nourishment for a day, he will emerge and till today different parts of country people pray for the welfare of the departed souls and offer food, feeding Gayasura.
Within the temple stands the immortal , Akshayavat tree , where the final rituals for the dead take place.
There is another legend behind the Vishnupad temple !
If you notice Falguni river, there is no much water in the river at Gaya, though apparently, there is water upstream as well as downstream.
This is apparently because of a curse on the river.
According to legend, Lord Rama travelled to Gaya with his siblings and Goddess Sita to do the sacred ceremonies for his father, Dasaratha.
Ma Sita was seated on the riverbanks, while the brothers were bathing. King Dasaratha , then emerged from the sand and claiming to be hungry , requested for the Pindanam.
Mata Sita requested that he wait till his boys returned before she prepared the traditional Pindam of rice and tilam for him.
King Dasaratha refused to wait and demanded that she give him pindams made from the sand she was holding.
She had no choice but to grant him the Pindam he requested in the presence of five witnesses: the Akshaya Vatam, the Falguni River, a cow, a Tulsi plant, and a Brahmin.
Lord Rama came there soon after and began the ceremonies. Apparently, in those days, the ancestors would come in person to collect their portion, and when King Dasaratha did not show up, they were perplexed.
Mata Sita then informed them of what had occurred, but Lord Rama could not believe his father would take sand pindams.
Sita now stated her witnesses and requested that they inform Rama of the truth.
Only the Akshaya Vatam stood by her and stated the truth, while the others lied in an attempt to support Rama’s side.
Being angry with their behavior, Ma Sita cursed them all, saying that the Falguni river would no longer have water at Gaya, and that the Cow would no longer be worshipped from the front and that there would be no more Tulsi plants at Gaya, and that the Gaya Brahmins would never be satisfied, that they would always be hungry and crave more and more.
She then blessed the Akshaya Vatam, promising that everyone who came to Gaya would also conduct the Pinda pradaanam there.
A hence a Pind Daan done at Gaya on Panchakroshi Gayakshetra is believed to guarantee a safe passage for the souls of twelve generations.
Baba Bhootnath Temple Lucknow is a well-known local temple in lucknow, located at Bhootnath Bazaar, near HAL, Indira Nagar.
The Bhootnath temple is primarily dedicated to Lord Shiva and Lord Hanuman. Inside the temple, there are additional idols of various Gods and Goddesses such as Mata Parvati, Ganesh ji, Maa Kali, and others.
Bhootnath Mandir lucknow video
In a hurry, watch the video instead.
Why the temple is called as Baba Bhootnath Temple Lucknow
This temple is called Baba Bhootnath Temple ( Baba Bhootnath Mandir) because it is said that Baba Bhootnath has built this temple.
Baba Bhootnath used to stay here. You can still see his photographs and belongings in the temple.
Mahashivratri, Ramnavmi, Navratri, Hanuman Jayanti etc festivals are celebrated here and you will see lot of crowd during the festival season.
The intriguing Kondagattu temple is located in the Karimnagar district. It is one of Telangana’s most well-known temples.
The town of Kondagattu is endowed by nature and is incredibly gorgeous, being situated in the midst of lovely hills, breathtaking valleys, and pleasant water springs. Locals claim that a cowherd built the temple three hundred years ago.
Sri Anjaneya Swamy is the temple’s presiding deity. The temple is located on a hilltop in Mallial mandal’s Kondagattu village.
Sri Anjaneya Swamy’s holy shrine can be found 35 kilometres from Karimnagar town.
The temple offers a breathtaking view surrounded by caves and Rayuni fort on its north. The caves and the fort also offer a pleasant holiday spot.
History of Kondagattu Anjaneya temple telangana
The story of the temple, according to locals dates back to about 300 years ago, when a cowherd, Singam sanjeevudu after losing one of his buffalo, came to this hilly area while searching for it. He soon fell into deep sleep after a tiresome search. It is believed that Lord Anjaneya Swamy appeared in his dream and told him the whereabouts of the lost buffalo, and when Sanjeeva woke up to start searching in the instructed direction, he found an enlightening idol of Anjaneya Swamy. He then built a small temple for Lord Anjaneya.
On its northern side, the temple is encircled by caves and the Rayuni fort. The caves and fort are also excellent vacation spots.
According to residents, the temple is around 300 years old.
As per local legend a cowherd named Singam sanjeevudu lost one of his buffalo and travelled to this steep terrain in quest of it. After a long and exhausting quest, he quickly fell asleep.
Sanjeeva awoke to see an enlightened idol of Lord Anjaneya Swamy after Lord Anjaneya Swamy appeared to him in his dream and revealed him the whereabouts of the missing buffalo.
After that, he constructed a tiny temple for Lord Anjaneya.
It is widely believed that by offering 40 days of prayers to Anjaneya Swamy here, persons who do not have children will be blessed with one.
Bojjapotana caves and Kondalaraya fort surround the temple. Devotees can bathe at the Dharmagundam (holy water tank).
During Hanuman Jayanthi, the historic Kondagattu Hanuman temple is often packed to the brim with Hanuman worshipers.
The sight of worshippers dressed in saffron during Hanuman Jayanthi at Kondagattu is a sight to behold.
Kondagattu Anjaneya temple timings
The temple opens from 4.00 AM in the morning and closes at 8.30 PM
Please find the details below.
4.00 a.m Subrabata Seva
4.30 a.m. to 5-45 a.m Sri Swami vari Aaradhana
5.45 a.m to 6.00 a. m Balaboga nivedna Modati ganta
6.00 a.m to 7.30 a.m Surya darshanam
7.30 a.m to 9 a.m Nitya Haaratulu
9.00 a. m 11.30 a.m Sri Swami vari Abishekam
11.30 a.m 12.30 Sri Satyanarayana Swami vratham
12.30 Rendova Ganta
12.45 Bhajana Tirtha prsadam
1.30 p.m to 3.00 p.m Viramam (Allayam musiveta excluding Saturday and Tuesday)
3.00 p.m to 4.30 p.m Surya darshanam
4.30 p.m to 6.00 p.m Sri Swami vari aardhana, Moodava Ganta
6.00 p.m to 7.30 Nitya Haaratulu
7.00 p.m Sri Laxmi amma vari kumkumarchana
7.30 p.m Sri Venkateswarla swami Seva utsavam
8.15 p.m Bhajana
8.30 p.m Cavata bandanam
Vahan pooja can done from 7.00 AM to 8.30 PM every day!
Seva at the temple
Below is the Seva options you find at shri Kondagattu Anjaneya temple. For latest price you can always refer to the temple website.
Cost / per ticket
41 Days Haarati
21 Day Haarati
11 Days Haarati
41 Days Bila Haarati
21 Day Bila Haarati
11 Days Bila Haarati
41 Days Current Bill
21 Days Current Bill
5 Days Nidra
Sri Venkateshwara Swami Seva
Sri Satyanarayana Swami Seva
Nalugu Chakrala Vahanam
Rendu Chakrala Vahanam
Kondagattu Anjaneya temple telangana address
Sri Anjaneya Swamy Temple, Mutyampeta village Karimnagar district , Telangana 505452, India
Shri Sadashiva Rudra Temple is a Shiva temple in Dakshina Kannada region of Karnataka, dedicated to Lord Shiva. Despite the fact that the temple’s name is Sadashiva Rudra Devasthana, it is better known as the “Surya” Temple or Surya Temple Ujire.
It is one the the prominent temples of the region and is well know for offerings made of mud (idols).
If any wishes or prayers made by devotees to get rid of their troubles or for the fulfilment of their desires is fulfilled, offer an idol of mud related with their wishes (called Mannina Harake in Kannada).
And there are 2 main temples you ca say at this location. The main Shiva Linga is located between the woods, under a canopy of beautiful green trees, with no roof or walls . Harike bana is the name of the location.
While all of the pooja takes place in the second temple.
Offerings at Sadashiva Rudra Temple
So before making the offerring devotees need to do a sankalp if you are visiting the temple first time, you can only do sankalp.
Once the sankalp you have done is fulfilled then only you can go to the temple and do the offerings to the lord.
The offerings are clay Sculptures ( mud idols). These offerings are available in temple premises . These sculptures are also called as Mannina bombey ( in local language). The cost of these mud sculptors will depend on the what your offerings are.
So for example of you wished for a house and your wish is fulfilled you can offer a house shaped sculpture made up of mud.
So there is a specific mud idol associated with every wish. If you pray for a kid, after you are blessed with a kid, you will need to visit this place and offer a small cradle made of mud.
So when you visit the temple, you will find different idols like this offered by devotees there.
Why Sadashiva Rudra Temple is called Surya temple?
The temple is called as Sadashiva Rudra Devasthanam. But the temple is popularly known as surya temple ujire or the ujire surya temple.
Suryanarayana temple ujire history
So shri Suryanarayana temple ujire has a history which dates back to the 13th Century. The “BANGA” Kings governed the place at the time. The Ujire Surya temple was built with the help of the Banga Kings.
A little inscription near the Nandeeshwara Idol reveals that the temple’s history dates back before the 13th century.
The origin of the name “SURYA” is has an interesting legend behind it.. Once upon a time, a woman and her son were chopping grass when they came across a stone.
As soon as she struck the stone, blood began to ooze from the stone .
The woman called out to her son, “SUREYA,” because she was afraid of seeing blood from the stone.
Following the occurrence, the location was given the name SUREYA, which evolved into “SURIYA” and finally “SURYA” as it is known today.
Surya temple ujire timings
Ujire surya temple timings are from 7.30AM to 2PM and 4PM to 6.30PM only . So please note this and plan your visit accordingly.
Surya temple near Ujire is very near to Ujire bus stop and is around 6 KMs. From Ujire bus stop you can take a taxi or auto to reach the temple. The time taken will be around 15 mins from the bus stop.
Shri Sadashiva Rudra Temple or the Surya temple is quite well connected with the major cities of Karnataka like Bengaluru, Mangalore, Mysuru, Hasan etc
108 Ayyappa saranam – Lord Ayyappa is Harihara Sutha because he represents both creation and destruction, and he assists his devotee in destroying all low bad tendencies and maintaining the seeker’s pure Sattvic essence.
By preserving the concept of Godliness and destroying all other thoughts connected to worldly infatuations, Lord Ayyappa protects our spiritual wealth and power.
When devotees worship Lord Ayyappa and climb Sabarimala, the 108 Sarana Ghosham ( 108 Ayyappa saranam ) is generally performed in chorus. It’s an amazing sensation to hear these repeated with dedication by hundreds of Devotees all at once.
The devotee strives to keep one thought on the Lord during the journey to the shrine. The Truth reveals itself to the seeker when single-pointed focus and meditation are maintained, as depicted by the Lord’s Darshan in the temple.
The Namdroling Monastery is a beautiful Buddhist Monastery situated in Bylakuppe. Bylakuppe is the second largest Tibetans settlement in India after Dharamshala. This Buddhist Monastery is one of the most popular tourist places to visit in Coorg.
The Namdroling Monastery is the largest teaching centre of the Nyingma lineage of tibetan buddhism in the world .
We recently visited this temple .located near Coorg this place is an amazing place to visit. We hope that this video will increase your interest towards visiting this temple
How to Reach Namdroling Monastery
The best route to reach Namdroling Monastry is via Mysore.
Pratyuangira Devi Temple is located in Bangalore’s Turahalli neighborhood, along Kanakapura Road. Beautiful architecture from the Pandyan dynasty, created in Agama shastra (one of the vedic styles).
There are many Pratyuangira Devi temples in Bangalore. The one in Turahalli is very famous and is visited by people across the city.
Pratyuangira Devi is the goddess who represents all 64 goddesses in Hindu mythology. She is a Hindu Goddess associated with Shakti, Hinduism’s immortal energy concept.
She is characterized as a deity having the face of a lioness and the body of a human. The balance of virtue and evil is represented by this lion-human hybrid.
Pratyangira is primarily envisioned as a protective, ferocious goddess capable of unleashing a torrent of fury and destruction in order to vanquish evil. She is regarded as a formidable protector against the effects of black magic.
Every Amavasya and Pornima, dry red Chiilis homas are held here.
Legend of Goddess Pratyuangira Devi
As per Markandeya Purana, at the start of the Satya yuga, the Lord Narasimha, an avatar of Vishnu, killed the demon King Hiranyakashipu by tearing up his body and drinking his blood.
Lord Narasimha was drunk on rage and could not be stopped because of the anger in Hiranyakashipu’s body and the malicious effects of human blood.
Lord Shiva appeared as Sarabeswara, a bird-animal-human hybrid, to soothe Lord Narasimha with the power of compassion. When Lord Narasimha saw this, he produced Gandaberunda, a two-headed bird who was Sarabeswara’s polar opposite.
When Sarabeshwara saw this, he transformed into Bhairava (Shiva’s ferocious form) and used his third eye to create the goddess Pratyuangira.
Devi Pratyuangira calmed down Lord Narasimha.
Pratyuangira appeared to be flying in the air. Her stature was strong, and she towered over the other gods and goddesses.
She had a thousand lion faces, 2,000 eyes, probably 2,000 hands with multiple weapons, and a thousand tongues, and her head was above the entire sky and her feet well into the down from afar.
Her creation is said to have come with thunder and lightning, and as soon as Narasimha Swami saw her massive figure, he grasped the significance of his duty and quickly left Ugra(roaring) Narsimha avataram for Shanta Narasimha.
Atharvana Bhadrakali – The other form of Goddess PratyuangiraDevi
Atharvana Bhadrakali is another name for Ma Pratyuangira.
For thousands of years, sages and Goddess worshippers have believed that she is the only Goddess capable of removing the effects of black magic and from possessed bodies and restoring them to a magnificent state.
How to reach Pratyuangira Devi Temple in Bangalore
This famous temple is located at below address:
Address of Pratyuangira Devi Temple in Bangalore: Turahalli, Uttarahalli Hobli, Subramanyapura Post, Bengaluru.
Pratyuangira Devi Temple Timings
The temple opens at 6.00 AM morning and closed at 12.00 noon and reopens at 6.00 PM in the evening,
Located on the top of a hill which is in between the city of Warangal and Hanamkonda, this is an ancient temple which was originally built during the Chalukyan reign in 625 AD.
The beautiful Bhadrakali lake is near the temple.
History of Bhadrakali Temple
According to the markings on the temple wall, the temple was built around 625 A.D. by King Pulakeshin II of the Chalukya dynasty to commemorate his victory over the Vengi district of Andhra Desham.
Ganapati deva also constructed a lake near the shrine. The temple lost its popularity after the Kakatiya kingdom fell to the Muslim rulers of Delhi.
By offering the diamond in exchange for not being invaded, the Kakatiyas secured a ceasefire with Allauddin Khilji. Malik Kufur, his slave and confidant, was dispatched to personally transport the gem.
Sri Ganesh Rao Sastri, a devi upasaka, and Gujrati businessman shri Maganlal rebuilt the temple in 1950. B.Sameja. Shri Bhadrakali Temple’s founder. In a dream, Bhadrakali Devi blessed Maganlal Sameja and wished for the renovation of the temple.
Natural rock formations around the temple add to the historical and theological significance of the temple, making it a must-see.
However, please note that photography is not allowed inside the shrine. Devotees can only take photos outside the main temple.
Architecture and History of Bhadrakali Temple
Bhadrakali temple is an old temple erected in the style of Chalukyan architecture to commemorate their conquest of the Vengi region.
The Ekanda Shila statue and the temple’s pillars depict Chalukyan reign, while the elaborate carvings on the pillars depict Kakatiya reign’s excellent craftsmanship.
Goddess Bhadrakali was also considered an ancestral deity by the Kakatiya Kings, who contributed to construct the temple further.
The Bhadrakali Lake was constructed during the reign of the Kakatiyas. During their reign, they built a lake-connected temple. With the fall of the Kakatiya dynasty, the importance of the Warangal Bhadrakali temple waned.
The main diety / goddess at this temple is Goddess Bhadrakali, who is depicted in a sitting pose. She is depicted with eight hands, each holding a weapon, and a crown. The idol is built of stone and stands at a height of 2.7 meters.
A fearsome lion, the Goddess’s sacred vehicle, stands opposite the temple’s sanctum sanctorum.
There are numerous additional shrines within the temple. Separate temples for Lord Shiva, Hanuman temple, Subramanya Swamy, and Navagrahas, as well as images of Uma Maheshwara on stone, are located in Maha Mandapam.
These are said to be among the oldest carved stone idols of the gods. The Lord Vigneshwara Shrine, which is located outside the main temple, is a relatively new addition.
The temple’s deity is known as Goddess Bhadrakali, but the Goddess’s image is said to be turned into Tripura Sundari, a unique form that represents the universe’s highest feminine power, by the sacred mantras. Tripura Sundari literally translates as “beauty of the three worlds.” This condition, which includes Goddess Kali’s form, is considered the highest manifestation of Prakriti.
The Bhadrakali Lake, a man-made lake established during the Kakatiya period to serve as a supply of water for irrigation and other purposes, is a compelling element of this temple.
This 2-and-a-half-kilometer-long lake is flanked by hills and adorned with natural rock formations. It provides a serene backdrop that complements the Bhadrakali temple’s spiritual aura.
Although Bhadrakali temple is renovated to a large extent, ancient pillars near the Garbha Griha are symbolic of its great history.
Worship based on vedic rituals are performed every day at the temple by the temple priest.
How to reach Bhadrakali temple
The temple is located in Warangal city and is around 5 kms from the railway station.
You can easily get a taxi / auto rickshaw to reach the temple.
Bhadrakali Temple Warangal Address:
Bhadrakali Temple Road, Near Lal Bahadur College, Tadkamalla Village, Warangal, Telangana, 506007, India
Bhadrakali Temple Warangal Temple timings
Warangal Bhadrakali Temple timings for darshan are from 5:30 AM to 1 PM. The temple then again opens for devotees at 3 PM to 8 PM.
5:30 am – 1:00 pm 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
5:30 am – 1:00 pm 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
5:30 am – 1:00 pm 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
5:30 am – 1:00 pm 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
5:30 am – 1:00 pm 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
5:30 am – 1:00 pm 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
5:30 am – 1:00 pm 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Please note that photography is strictly prohibited inside the temple.
Selva Anjaneyar Temple is located in Chennimalai, Tamil Nadu’s Erode district. This temple is thought to be over 500 years old.
Selva Anjaneyar Temple Story
Anjaneya is said to have gone through Chennimalai on his way to find Ma Sita, who was imprisoned in Ravana’s Ashoka vatika.
Later, the location where he stayed turned into a rock. This rock serves as the foundation for the current temple.
People began to worship Sri Hanuman fifty years ago, when the idol was placed on the rock.
People have a strong belief that the Panchaloha (five metals) Anjaneya, weighing 650 kg, possesses incredible powers.
There are several Anjaneya temples around the country, the idols are all constructed of stone. This is probably the only temple with a 5.5-foot Panchaloha idol. feet in height It’s a temple on top of a hill.
Even greatest poets struggle to depict Sri Anjaneya’s majesty, heroism, and devotion to Lord Shri Rama, who had completely devoted himself to his service.
This temple is where he is gracing. When their prayers are answered, devotees offer Tulasi garland, sendura, and butter.
Selva Anjaneyar Temple timings
Morning: 6.00 AM to 11.00 AM / Evening: 4.00 PM to 8.00 PM
Selva Anjaneyar Temple pooja options
Special pujas are performed on the first day of each Tamil month and Sri Rama Navami are celebrated with great enthusiasm.
Importance of the temple
It is said that visiting this temple,
Remove fear of death, and the person is blessed with long and happy life
Remove negativities in life, bestow peace and harmony on the person
Frees the person from past sins and karmas
Clear bad effects of Saturn, bless purity and prosperity
Remove long patches of struggle, and gain financial stability
How To Reach Sri Selva Anjaneyar Temple, Chennimalai
By Air : Coimbatore Airport is the nearest airport
By Rail: You can reach Erode Railway station and then take a cab from there
By Road : The temple is situated on the Chennimalai-Perundurai Road. Buses from Erode bound to Palani and Darapuram pass through the temple. There are also town bus facilities from Kangayam and Perundurai.
Sri Selva Anjaneyar Temple Temple Address and contact details
Sri Selva Anjaneyar Temple, Mariappanagar, Chennimalai, Erode district, Tamil Nadu, Pincode – 638051.
I bow my head to salute Rama’s messenger, who has won over His mind, who is as fast as the wind, who has mastered his organs, who is the most knowledgeable, who is the wind God’s son, and who leads as the chief in the army of monkeys.
Jatashankar Mandir – Jatashankar is a natural cave and Hindu shrine in the Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh, India, located north of Pachmarhi.
The cave is nestled in a deep gully with massive boulders jutting out above it. Stalagmites revered as organically created lingams can be found in the cave.
Jatashankar Cave is a prominent pilgrimage site that serves as a shrine to the Hindu god Shiva. Shankar is another name for Lord Shiva, while Jata signifies hair.
There are two sorts of ponds in the area, one with cold water and the other with hot water, both fed by springs.
There are 108 Shiva lingams spontaneously formed inside the cave. The cave’s water originates from an unknown source, as no one has ever seen or accessed it.
The Gupt Ganga is the name given to this stream of water. The Jambu Dwip stream is thought to have its origins in a cave. Lord Shankar, Goddess Parvati, and the Shiva lingam are housed on a platform in the cave’s upper level.
Legend of Jatashankar Mandir pachmarhi madhya pradesh
The legend goes that the Bhasmasur was a devotee of Shiva and wanted to get a special ability – to turn anyone in ashes by touching the head of the victim by hand.
After long entreating Shiva agreed. But now the former devotee turned into the enemy – Bhasmasur wanted to test this ability on Shiva first. Shiva escaped through a tunnel from Tilak Sindur and finally reached remote cave – Jata Shankar. While running through the cave, he lost his hair.
Jatashankar Temple Timings
The Jatashankar Temple is open on all seven days and is open from 7 A.M. to 7 P.M.
The temple is open through out the year and is open even on holidays
What are the Festivals celebrated at the Jatashankar Temple
The most important event observed in Jatashankar Mandir is Maha Shivaratri. Pilgrims from all over India come on this day to perform pooja and seek the Almighty’s blessings.
It is mainly celebrated in the months of February or March, when people fast and celebrate the event with tremendous zeal.
In the hill station of Pachmarhi, there is an annual fair held around the Shivaratri festival. This fair attracts a large population who come to seek Lord Shiva’s blessings.
The Thousand Pillar Temple is located in Warangal’s Hanamkonda neighborhood. It is also called as Rudreswara Swamy Temple.
Thousands of devotees of all faiths flock to pay their respects at the Thousand Pillar Temple, which is a renowned pilgrimage destination. This article is about information about thousand pillar temple.
Thousand pillar temple hanamkonda, telangana
The thousand pillar temple in warangal has a long and illustrious history, dating back to the Chalukyan dynasty.
The Thousand Pillar Temple in Warangal is shaped like a star and has 1,000 ornately carved pillars, reflecting the glory of the Chalukya monarchs.
Who built 1000 Pillar Temple ?
The temple, which was built in 1163 A.D. by King Rudra Deva in a typical Chalukyan style of architecture, consists of three concentric shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu, and Lord Surya.
Thousand pillar temple history
The temple was built during King Rudradeva’s reign in 1163 AD and is considered a masterpiece of Vishwakarma sthapathis of the Kakatiya empire.
The architectural style of the Thousand Pillar Temple is similar to that of Chalukyan temples. It is known as Sri Rudreshwara Swamy Temple and is said to be named after King Rudra Deva.
Thousand Pillar Temple Warangal Architecture
The Temple has been constructed at the base of the Hanamkonda hill.
As the name implies, there are a thousand finely carved pillars of all sizes and shapes. The main temple’s pillars are tightly intertwined and form the parapet.
Aside from the ornately carved pillars, the temple features delicate smokescreens, dazzling brickwork, and intricate and detailed sculptures that will captivate you.
Trikutalayam is the name given to the combination of the temple’s three shrines, which are dedicated to Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu, and Lord Surya.
Shiva’s shrine is on the east side of the three shrines, while the others are on the south and west sides. The Kakatiyas wanted the early morning sun rays to fall squarely on Shiva Lingam because they were big worshippers of Lord Shiva.
Shiva’s sacred bull, Nandi, stands on the fourth side of the Temple. It was cut out of a monolithic black stone and is a stunning work of art.
Hidimba was born into a Rakshasa family, but Hidimba vowed to marry one who would defeat her brother Hidimb ( also called as Hidimba ). Hidimb was supposed to be very brave and fearless.
And hence you can say that the Hadimba Temple is associated with our great epic, the Mahabharata. The Hadimba Temple is built to pay homage to Devi Hadimba.
As per the legendary Indian epic Mahabharata, the Pandavas stayed in Himachal Pradesh during their exile.
During a fight between Hidimb and Bheem, Bheema defeated and killed Hidimb and hence Bhima and Hidimba’s sister, Hidimbi, then got married and had a son, Ghatotkacha.
When Bhima and his brothers returned from exile, Hidimbi did not accompany him, but stayed back and did tapasya (a combination of meditation, prayer, and penance).
She eventually attained the status of a goddess .
Construction of Hidimba Devi temple
This temple is constructed in pagoda style. The temple displays the finest example of wood carvings on it.
The Hadimba Temple’s roof, which is in the shape of a four-tiered pagoda, is a unique feature. The temple swaggers as well, thanks to its ornately carved wooden entryway.
Every year in May, a fair is held at Hadimba’s temple. During Dussehra, another fair is held. Hidimba Devi’s temple is centered around a cave where Hidimba practiced mediation.
Its sanctuary is erected over a rocky cleft covered by a big rock that is regarded as a manifestation of goddess Durga, and it also houses an image of the deity.
In the Hidimbi Devi Temple, there are intricately carved wood doors and a 24 meter tall wooden “shikhar.” Three square roofs covered in timber tiles and a fourth brass cone-shaped roof at the summit make up the tower.
The main door carvings depict the earth goddess Durga in many forms. The temple’s base was constructed utilizing whitewashed and mud-covered stonework. Because of its location, it is known as Dhungri Temple.
A shrine dedicated to Goddess Hidimba’s son, Ghatotkacha, who was born after she married Bhima, is located about 70 meters from the temple.
The most startling element of the temple, or what believers may call the most reassuring characteristic of the temple, is that the imprint of the Goddess’s feet etched on a block of stone is worshipped inside the temple.
Hidimba Devi temple is located in Manali and is just 100 m from the main Mall Road and you can say that it is around 2Km from the Manali town.
From Manali town bus stand you can easily get a taxi or public transport. The nearest railway station is Joginder Nagar Railway station and if you are coming from train, you need to get down at Joginder Nagar Railway Station.
From railway station as well, the temple is around 2Kms and hence you can take auto, taxi or public transport from there.
Sri Mangalanathar Mangaleswari Temple at Utharakosamangai also called as Uthirakosamangai temple in Ramanathapuram district of Tamil Nadu.
Mangalanatha Swamy temple, is a Shiva temple in the Ramanathapuram district which is an ancient temple , and the current construction is thought to have been built at various periods by Pandya rulers, Achutappa Nayak (1529–1542 CE), Muthuveerappar, and other Ramanthapuram monarchs.
The hymns of 9th-century saint Manickavasagar and 15th-century saint Arunagirinathar have exalted the shrine.
Below are the contact numbers which are available on internet. Request you to verify it once.
+91 4567221213 , +91 9442757691
Uthirakosamangai temple history
According to the legends, Mandodhari (wife of the Lanka Samrat Ravana) was very adamant that she would marry only a Shiva devotee.
And hence, she went to Lord Shiva and prayed to him. Lord Shiva ordered the sages at the ashram to take care of one of the veda writings (Agamas) and promised to deliver it to him when he returned. And he came to grace Mandodhari,
Lord Shiva then appeared before Mandodhari as a child. Ravana who came there touched the child as he knew that the child was Lord Shiva.
Lord Shiva tested Ravana by changing himself into fire form. And because of this all the places around the world caught in this fire.
But the sages failed to protect the book and died. But, sage Manickavasagar courageously withstood the fire and saved the book.
Then Lord graced Mandodhari’s wish and Mandodhari married Ravana.
Lord Shiva changed sage Manickavasagar into Shiv Linga and it is said that the sage is still in this temple in the Linga form.
Also There is a 6 ft (1.8 m) tall maragatha Nataraja idol carved out of emerald inside the temple.
The temple has a seven-tiered rajagopuram. There are separate shrines for Mangalanathar in the form of linga. A hall of Saharasralinga has thousand linga enshrined in it.
The temple is considered very sacred along with Ramanathapuram, Sethu Madhava Theertham and Lakshmana Theertham.
The emerald image of Nataraja is anointed with sandal paste round the year except on Tiruvathidirai festival day when special worship is done.
It is believed that even small vibrations can damage the image and hence no percussion instruments are used during worship.
The front hall has linga made of spatika, that is anointed with cooked rice every afternoon.
There is another nice story associated with this temple.
As per Hindu legend, one upon a time, Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahma contested for superiority. Then Lord Shiva appeared as a flame, and challenged them to find his source.
Brahma took the form of a swan, and flew to the sky to see the top of the flame, while Vishnu became the boar Varaha, and tried to find its base.
Neither Brahma nor Vishnu could find the source. Lord Vishnu conceded his defeat. But Lord Brahma lied with the help of a thazhamboo (a flower) and said he had found the pinnacle.
As a punishment, Shiva ordained that there will not be any temple on earth dedicated to Lord Bhramha and that all Shiva temples will not use thazhamboo for worship.
But this is one temple, where thazhamboo is allowed for worship . Manickavasagar, the 9th century Tamil saivite saint poet and nayanar has revered Mangalanathar and the temple in his verses in Tevaram, compiled as the fifth Tirumurai.
Arunagirinatha, a 15th-century Tamil poet has composed Tamil hymns which glorifies Subramanya in the temple.
As per Hindu legend, Subramanya was awarded the Airavata (white elephant) of celestial deity Indra at this place.
Uthiram means – upadesam (teaching) and Kosam means rahasiyam (secret) and mangai means Ma Parvathi.
It is the place where Lord Shiva taught the secrets of veda to Parvathi and it is the place where Lord shiva gave dharshan to saint Sri Manikavasagar.
It is believed that Goddess Parvathi is worshipping Lord Shiva here. This temple is mentioned in 38 places in Thiruvasagam , the famous Shiva hymn.
How to reach Uthirakosamangai
Ramanathapuram has a railway station and is well connected to the major cities of the Country via Express / Passenger Trains.
Ramnathapuram has bus station which is well connected to major parts of Tamil Nadu.
You can also reach Uthirakosamangai via train or bus from Chennai or Madurai.
Other nearest railway station- (SRT)SATUR , (VPT)VIRUDUNAGAR JN, (CVP)KOVILPATTI
Thirupullani to uthirakosamangai distance – Around 10 Kms
Ramanathapuram to uthirakosamangai distance – Around 20 Kms, 30 mins of driving time
Chennai to uthirakosamangai distance – Around 540 Kms , 10 to 12 hrs of travel time
Bangalore to uthirakosamangai distance – Around 550 Ks , around 11 to 12 hours of travel time.
Hyderabad to uthirakosamangai distance – Around 1100 Kms
Rameshwaram to uthirakosamangai distance – Around 80 Kms 3 to 4 hrs of drive.
Shri Durga Aarti : For all the devotees for Ma Durga, friends find below Ma Durga Aarti – Jai Ambe Gauri.
Ma Durga, the reincarnation of ‘Shakti’. Also known by many other names like – Ma Parvati, Ma Ambe. Every year 2 times during navaratri, Ma Durga’s 9 different forms are worshipped. For all the devotees of Ma Durga, please find below Shri Durga Aarti both in Hindi and English Script.
Jai Ambe Gauri – Maa Durga ji ki Aarti
Please find Lyrics of Ma Durga Aarti – Om Jai Ambe Gauri in Hindi and English
जय अम्बे गौरी मैया जय श्यामा गौरी । तुमको निशिदिन ध्यावत हरि ब्रह्मा शिव री ॥टेक॥
Jai ambe gauri, mayya jai shyama gauri Tumko nish-din dhyavat, hari brahma shivji Jai ambe gauri
मांग सिंदूर बिराजत टीको मृगमद को । उज्ज्वल से दोउ नैना चंद्रबदन नीको ॥जय अम्बे गौरी॥
Maang sindoor virajat, tiko mrig-mad ko Ujjwal se dou naina, chandra vadan niko ॥ Jai ambe gauri ॥
कनक समान कलेवर रक्ताम्बर राजै। रक्तपुष्प गल माला कंठन पर साजै ॥जय अम्बे गौरी॥
Kanak samaan kalewar, raktaambar raaje Rakt pushp gal-mala, kanthan par saaje ॥ Jai ambe gauri ॥