Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple: unique Ganesha Temple in White Town, Puducherry

A temple with a unique name, A temple which was constructed 3 centuries ago, even before the French (before 1666 CE) came to the erstwhile Pondicherry or present day Puducherry;
Located in White Town … More Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple: unique Ganesha Temple in White Town, Puducherry

Neelkanth Mahadev Temple Kumbhalgarh – The ancient Shiva temple with a unique Shivling

More than 500 year old Shiva temple with 6 ft tall Shivaling…. … More Neelkanth Mahadev Temple Kumbhalgarh – The ancient Shiva temple with a unique Shivling

Decoding the dilapidated temple at Abhaneri – Harshad Mata Temple

What is known today as Harshad mata temple was originally a temple not dedicated to goddess. The 7-8 century temple was destroyed by Mahmud Ghaznavi. It is under ASI now. The goddess idol in the dilapidated Girbh Griha & the #Shiva #Linga along with #Nandi in front courtyard of this east facing temple is fairly recent installation by the locals to claim their part … More Decoding the dilapidated temple at Abhaneri – Harshad Mata Temple

Trip to the Mystical land of Ahoms – Hajo Diaries – Hayagrib Madhab Temple, Assam

Hajo is perhaps the only place in the state of Assam where one can find ancient temples dedicated to Lord Shiva, Vishnu, Ganesha and Goddess Durga along with an important Muslim shrines and Buddhists Gompa/temple. Hajo is thus considered sacred by people of all the three religions – Hindus, Muslims and Buddhists.

Hajo has been given different names in different eras and texts – in Kalika Purana it is described as Apurnabhava and Manikuta, in Yoginitantra it is called Bishnupuskar, in an 18th century text Darang Rangbonshabali it has been referred as Manikutgram. It has been an important seat of rule of the Kochs, the Mughals and the Ahoms; the Mughals described Hajo as Sujabad or Sujanagar. Its during the Ahom period when one find abundant mention of Hajo as ‘Hajo’, the present name. … More Trip to the Mystical land of Ahoms – Hajo Diaries – Hayagrib Madhab Temple, Assam

Visit to Kamakhya Temple – Decoding the Tantra Connect

According to the legend, Daksha once organised a grand yagna to which all Gods were invited with the exception of Sati and Lord Shiva. Sati on knowing about the yagna, wanted to visit her father Daksha’s home. Lord Shiva tried to dissuade her, but then allowed her to visit her father’s place and asked his … More Visit to Kamakhya Temple – Decoding the Tantra Connect