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Asia » India » Tamil Nadu » Chennai August 24th 2020

Just randomly starts narrating a story at somewhere and at some point of time that was happened in my life. It was 2015 August and I’m pursuing my Master’s degree in Hyderabad. I was trying my luck in all the areas to get fit in any of the job of my desired field. Took an attempt in BEL (Bharath Electronics Limited) written exam for some post that I applied & I got IIT Madras as exam centre. That time one of my friend was doing his Ph.D. in the same campus. I told him about my exam details, and he arranged to accommodate me with him for that day. I packed my bags to Chennai and started my journey from Khammam in Navajeevan Express. Train reached Madras by 4 PM and that was my second visit ... read more

Asia » India » Tamil Nadu » Mahabalipuram August 24th 2020

After a gap of almost a year i decided to move on towards Tamil Nadu coastal life at Mahabalipuram. Mahabs which is recently called by the locals residing near the beach for which their daily life moves with fishing with selling at plenty of home stays which is situated at the beach. At Mahabalipuram staying at Bob Marley Cafe & Beach House which is cozy and trippy with a view of the sea. Relaxing with peace and roaming within the town and some photography of the great work of stone carvings done in the early stages of life during 17-18 century which is still preserved and recognized by UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Mixture of some dry heat and some cool winds flowing from the sea towards the town and the best of all is to drink ... read more
Mahabs 2
Mahabs 1

Asia » India » Tamil Nadu July 10th 2020

Life and the various species originated by the combination of planetary globes and the five manifestations of nature namely earth, water, fire, air, and space. Rabindranath Tagore in his book Pancha bhoota, has explained that the emotional ability of the human mind is keenly sensitive to all objects of light, colour, sound, effect of speed, sun, moon and stars. The Human Body and the Earth have the same composition – ¾ water and ¼ rest. To be precise, the human body is composed of 72% water, 12% earth, 6% air, 4% fire and 6% ether/space. Every Yogic practice is about cleansing the 5 (Pancha) Bhootas – eventually leading to a pure body, mind and soul. The Pancha Bhoota temples are the 5 Shiva temples dedicated to one of the Bhootas each. url= read more

Asia » India » Tamil Nadu » Kanchipuram May 28th 2020

Mumurtivasam, Kanchipuram (Abode of the Trio) The Ekambareshwar (Shiva) temple, Kamakshi Amman (Parvati) temple and the Varadaraja Perumal (Vishnu) temple together are popularly known as the Mumurtivasam (Mu - Three, Murti – Idol/Deity, Vasam - Aroma. Ekambareshwar temple – Once, Parvati was performing penance on Shiva in the form of a Prithvi Lingam, made out of sand under a mango tree, to expatiate herself from a curse. The Vegavati River (which was years ago created by Shiva to satisfy a sage’s thirst) overflowed and was about to destroy the lingam. Parvati hugged the lingam to protect it. This gesture of Parvati touched Shiva immensely and he materialised in person in front of her and she was liberated from the curse. The mango tree where this happened exists in the temple and is believed to be several ... read more
Ekambareshwar Mango tree
Kanchi Kamakshi temple
Kanchi kamakshi temple

Asia » India » Tamil Nadu » Tiruchirappalli May 20th 2020

Lord Brahma once performed penance to see Lord Vishnu’s original form. After several years of penance, Vishnu appeared in front of Brahma in a Ranga Vimana – a special chariot of the Lord carried by 4 Veda deities on their head and sleeping on the coils of the serpent Ananta Shesha. The Ranga Vimana was worshiped by Lord Brahma who later gave the Vimana to King Ishwaku (Lord Rama’s ancestors) on Lord Vishnu’s (Ranganatha) desire. The Vimana was worshipped in Ayodhya by the Ishwaku dynasty and finally by Lord Rama. Lord Rama gave the Vimana to Vibhishana – the brother of Ravana – at the Pattabhishekham, the ceremony where he was crowned as the king of Lanka after Ravana’s death. This ceremony was held at Dhanushkodi Tamil Nadu, near Rameshwaram, after Lord Rama returned from Lanka. ... read more

Asia » India » Tamil Nadu » Tiruvannamalai May 3rd 2020

According to our Shiva Mahapurana, one day Vishnu and Brahma had an argument over their superiority. Shiva appeared in front of them in the form of a raging fire and asked them to each find the tip of the fire. Whoever reaches the tip would be superior between the two. Brahma went upwards and Vishnu downwards in search of the tip, however Shiva increased the length of the flaming fire continuously. After thousands of miles, Vishnu conceded defeat and returned. Brahma was getting exhausted and, on the way, saw the Ketaki flower. He made Ketaki agree to lie that Brahma had indeed reached the top where the flower had resided and got the flower from there. When Brahma confronted Vishnu with Ketaki, Shiva appeared in his true form in front of them. Shiva was angered by ... read more

Asia » India » Tamil Nadu » Madurai April 24th 2020

Madurai was originally a forest called Kadambavanam, i.e. a Vanam (forest) of Kadamba trees. One day, Lord Indra spotted a farmer praying to a Shiva linga in the forest and told King Kulasekara Pandya about the linga. The king built a temple around the linga and then built a city around it. Lord Shiva appeared on the day of naming the city and drops of nectar fell from his hair on the ground. The city was hence called Madurai (madhuram meaning sweetness in Tamil). ​After King Kulasekara, his son Malayadhwaja Pandya became the king. For years, Malayadhwaja and his wife Kanchanamalai did not have a child. After several yagnas, a 3-year old girl child with 3 breasts was born to them. Goddess Parvati took birth as Kanchanamalai’s daughter pleased with her prayers. Also, a voice appeared ... read more

Asia » India » Tamil Nadu » Rameswaram April 21st 2020

Rameshwaram – is a holy town located on Pamban island – and is separated from mainland India by the Pamban channel. It is just 40km from Mannar island, Sri Lanka. url= ​When Ravana took Sita away to Sri Lanka, Lord Rama built the Ram Sethu bridge with Hanuman's help from here, across the sea to Lanka. Geological evidence suggests that the Rama Sethu was a former land connection between India and Sri Lanka. The bridge was 29km in length and the temple records note that it was completely above sea level until it broke in a cyclone in 1480 CE. Many other maps in Schwartzberg's historical atlas and other sources such as travel texts by Marco Polo call... read more

Asia » India » Tamil Nadu » Thanjavur April 2nd 2020

Brihadeeswarar temple – also known as “Dakshina Meru” (Meru of the South) was built between 1003 and 1010 AD by the king Raja Raja Chola I. Brihat means “big, great” and Eswara means “Lord, Shiva, Supreme” – thus the name “Great Lord Shiva”. The temple dedicated to Lord Shiva was built in Dravidian architecture and is located on the South bank of river Cauvery in Tanjavur district, Tamil Nadu. The main Vimana tower above the sanctum is made of granite and is one of tallest in South India. The temple also has one of the largest Shiva lingas in India. Over the last 1000 years the temple has had several additions, destruction by the invading Mughals, renovations and repairs. The shrines of Goddess Parvati, Lord Murugan and Nandi are from the 16th century. The temple complex ... read more

Asia » India » Tamil Nadu » Kanyakumari March 17th 2020

This holy town is located a few kilometres from Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu. The Suchindram temple has a Thrimoorthy linga idol – with Lord Brahma at the base, Lord Vishnu in the middle and Lord Shiva at the top. The temple is also famous for the 22-feet Hanuman statue. The history of the linga dates back several thousand years. Atri Maharishi’s wife, Anasuya, was an immaculate woman who attained great powers due to her devotion to her husband. She could perform several miracles with the water she used to wash her husband’s feet. She was the mother of the great Sages Dattreya and Durvasa. One day, Goddess Parvati, Lakshmi and Saraswati heard about Anasuya from Sage Narada and were eager to test her devotion. They asked their husbands’ - Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma to visit her ashram ... read more
Suchindram Sthanumalaya Perumal

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