Male Mahadeshwara Temple, Chamarajanagara, Karnataka

Male Mahadeshwara temple is popular Shaiva pilgrimage located at Male Mahadeshwara Hills (MM Hills) in Chamarajanagara District of Karnataka State. Lord Sri Mahadeshwara is thought to be the incarnation of Lord Shiva as a Lingayat saint. The linga, worshiped now inside the garbha gudi, is a self-manifested (swayambhu) one. It is believed Sri Male Mahadeshwara Swamy was moving on a tiger known as Huli Vahana (Tiger as a vehicle) and performed many miracles around the hill to save the people living there. The Lord Sri Mahadeshwara's miracles are superbly sung with the aid of the village people in Janapada style. As mentioned in Janapada Mahakavya Shri Male Mahadeshwara Swamy is the son of Shri Chandrashekara Murthy and Smt. Uttarajamma. As per legend there are seven hills and these seven hills together form the Male Mahadeshwara hill. Those seven hills are Anumale, Jenumale, Kanumale, Pachchemale, Pavalamale, Ponnachimale and Kongumale. In a legend it is mentio…
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Ramanatha swamy Temple in Rameshwaram

Arulmigu Ramanatha swamy temple in Rameshwaram is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is one of the Jyothirlinga Temples.¬†Rameshwaram Temple has the longest corridor among the temples around the world. Rameswaram is a small Island town in Ramanathapuram District, Tamilnadu state of India. Legend has that Rameswaram is the last stop of Rama, before he was to reach Lanka to fight the battle against Ravana to bring back Sita Devi. History According to a legend the Shiva Linga is made up of sand by Rama to worship Lord Shiva. One more legend was, Sita made Shiva Linga and installed by Sri Rama while coming back to Ayodhya from Lanka in order to seek blessings of Lord Shiva. It is believed that the Shiva Linga is worshipped by Rama, Sita, Lakshamana & Hanuman. In side Ramanatha Swamy Temple Pilgrims enter through the eastern entrance of the temple gopuram, Pilgrims offer prayers to Lord Hanuman at entrance. Then enter to the Nandi mandapa, a huge ima…
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How Devi worshipped during Navarathri at Vijayawada Indra Keeladri?

Indra keeldri temple, Vijayawada is well know temple of Goddes Kanaka Durga ma, during the Navarathri the Goddes Durga worshiped in different forms. Navaratri means Nine Nights and Ten Days. As per¬†Amvasyanth Calender, Tthe first day on Ashvayuja Shudha Pournami devi worshiped in the form of Swarna Kavachala Alakrutha Devi. On the second day, on the same ththi and Nakshathra devi worshiped as Bala Thripura Sundari Devi. On the Third Day, on Ashvayuja Shudha Vidiya devi worshiped as Sri Gayathri Devi On the day Four, on Ashvayuja Shudha Thadiya devi worshiped as Sri Mahalakshmi. On the day five, on Ashvayuja Shudha Chavithi devi worshiped as Sri Annapurna Devi. On the day six, on Ashvayuja Shudha Panchami Devi worshiped as Sri Lalitha Thripura Sundari Devi. On the day Seven, on Ashvayuja Shudha Shashti devi worshiped as Sri Saraswathi Devi. On eighth day, on Ashvayuja Shudha Sapthami devi worshiped as Sri Durga Devi. On the day nine, on Ashvayuj…
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Panchamukhi Vishnu Ganapathi Temple in Shirdi

The name itself saying that the lord vishnu is in the form of Ganapathi or Vinayaka with panch mukha(five heads). The temple is located in Kankuri village, 2.5 kilometers from Shirdi, Maharashtra. Mr. Bejan Daruwalla, a famous astrologer and staunch devotee and believer of Lord ganesha installed a 7.5 feet height Panchamukhi Vishnu Ganesh idol in new temple on June 13th, 2002 at 12 PM with step by step holy chants by pundits. An idol of mouse(the vehicle or vahan of lord Ganesha) is placed in front of the Ganesh idol in the temple. It is believed that the devotees needs to whisper his/her wish in the ear of the mouse but not disclose it to anybody and the wish would be fulfilled by the lord ganesha. Men used to whisper in the right ear and women in the left ear of the mouse. A temple dedicated to lord Hanuman ji is also present behind the Panchamukhi Vishnu. Sai & Annapoorneswari temple at Panchamukhi Vishnu Ganapathi Temple Ganapathi temple and a temple dedica…
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