Archive for the ‘Temples’ Category

Nanjundeshwara Temple

Nanjundeshwara Temple

                  Nanjundeshwara Temple   Nanjangud -close to Mysore – is famous for its Nanjundeshwara (Shiva) temple. A 1000+ year old temple from the days of Ganga’s. And seems to have had major royal patronage all through. It reflects in the grandeur of the temple, exquisite sculpture, two big wooden chariots, and idols […]

Innambar Temple

Innambar Temple

                          Innambar Temple   Innambar lies 5-km to the north west of Kumbakonam. The temple covers an area of about 2 acres. Agasthyar was thought Tamizh (grammar of Tamil) at this temple and he brought it to the world. A very big Garbhagraham, which could allow an elephant […]

Kudumianmalai Temple

Kudumianmalai Temple

                    Kudumianmalai Temple   Kudumianmalai is located at a distance of 20-km from Pudukkottai. The presiding deity is Sikhagireeswara. There are beautiful sculptures and a thousand pillar-hall in the temple. The temple is noted for numerous inscriptions. Remarkable among them is the one relating to a musical treatise of the Mahendra […]

Tiru Aanaikkaa

Tiru Aanaikkaa

                    Tiru Aanaikkaa Description: This well visited Shivastalam located in the vicinity of Tiruchirappalli and Srirangam This is one of the most revered temples to Shiva; it is one of the Panchabhoota Stalams signifying the 5 elements of wind (Kalahasti), water (Tiruvanaikka), fire (Tiruvannamalai), earth (Kanchipuram) and space (Chidambaram). The primordial […]

Vaikom Mahadevar Temple

Vaikom Mahadevar Temple

                  Vaikom Mahadevar Temple   The Vaikom Mahadevar temple is one of the most celebrated Shiva temples in South India. Vaikom is located at a distance of 33km south of Ernakulam and 40 km north of Kottayam on the railroad between Ernakulam and Tiruvanandapuram. Offering of prathal, or food is a form […]

Ettumaanur Mahadevar Temple

Ettumaanur Mahadevar Temple

                    Ettumaanur Mahadevar Temple   The Ettumaanur Mahadevar temple is one of the most celebrated Shiva temples in Kerala, and is on the Ernakulam Tiruvanandapuram railroad south of Kottayam. Legend has it that Khara (of the Khara Dhooshana demon duo) of Ramayana worshipped Shiva at Chidambaram and obtained from him three […]

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