Saturday, December 2, 2017

Yercaud Hills

Yercaud Hills

Yercaud Hills, Boating, Lake Timing

Shevaroy Temple

Timings: 6:00 am - 7:00 pm. Daily.
This temple is dedicated Lord Shevaroy and Goddess Kaveri. Temple is located at the highest point on Shevaroy Hills. This a cave Temple.

Rose Garden

Entry forTicket Cost
AdultRs.30
ChildrenRs.15
CameraRs.50
Video CameraRs.100

Yercaud Deer Park

Opening Timings: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Opening Days: Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat and Sun.
Tuesday is Holiday and remains closed.
Entry forTicket Cost
AdultRs.10
ChildrenRs.5
Still CameraRs.10
Video CameraRs.100

Loop Road

32 Km Loop Road passes thru the Eastern Ghats.

Pagoda Point

Easter Ghat Viewpoint. This is also called Pyramid Point.

Yercaud Lake

This is a man-made Lake where boating is available for the tourists. Floating Fountain was installed in the lake.
Entry forTicket Cost
AdultRs.6
ChildrenRs.4
Still CameraRs.12
Handy CameraRs.60
Big Video CameraRs.230

Kiliyur Falls

Entry Timings: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm. This fall is 3 Km from Salem City. Major attractions are Boating and Swimming. The falls drop from 300 ft height.

Lady's Seat and Gent's Seat

Lady's Seat Timings: 6:00 am - 6:30 pm. Daily.
Gent's Seat Timings: 6:00 am - 7:00 pm. Daily.
The name was given to the group of rocks.
Yercaud Hills

Sarangapani Temple History

Sarangapani Temple History

Sarangapani Temple History, Timings, Route info

As per the Legend, Sage Brigu thought of testing Trinity to offer Havissu. Brigu Visited Satya Loka and cursed Lord Brahma as Lord Brahma paid no attention towards the Sage. Sage Brigu Cursed Lord Siva that he is worshipped in Linga form only as his entry was restricted. Sage Brigu kicked Lord Vishnu on His Right chest in anger as Lord Vishnu unnoticed the Sage. Brigu said that his motive is to Right among the Trinity for his offering. Brigu realized and pleaded Goddess for the mistake. Sage requested Goddess Lakshmi that she should be born as his daughter. Mother Lakshmi happily accepted the request and advised him to perform penance. Sage did penance in Kumbakonam on the banks of Hema Pushkarini. Sage found the Goddess in a Lotus in the Pushkarini and named her as Komalavalli. It is said that Lord Vishnu descended to the earth in a chariot to marry Goddess Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth. As Lord Carried Bow when came for the Goddess, Hence the name Sarangapani.
Sarangapani Temple History

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Pazhamudircholai Temple History

Pazhamudircholai Temple History

Pazhamudircholai Temple History, Timings, Darshan and Pooja details

As per the Legend, Lord Murugan thought of testing Poet Avvaiyar who was relaxing under the tree. Lord in the form of Shepperd sat on the tree and asked the Poet if she wants cooked or uncooked fruits. Avvaiyar didn't understand what the boy is trying to say. Avvaiyar asked for cooked fruits. The small boy shook the tree and the fruits fell to the ground. Poet has blown air to remove the dust from the fruit. The small boy then asked the poet whether it is cooked now as the fruit is hot. Avvaiyar then realized that the small boy is none other than the Lord who came to test her. Lord Murugan appeared before her at this place.
This is one of the holy abodes of Lord Murugan where he resides with his consorts, Sri Valli and Deva Sena.
Thanga Ratham (Golden Chariot) is performed daily at 7:00 pm.
Annadanam Timings: 12:00 pm Daily.
Temple Timings: 6:00 am - 6:00 pm.
Pazhamudircholai Temple History

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

pattadakal virupaksha temple

pattadakal virupaksha temple

pattadakal virupaksha temple, History, Temples List

Virupaksha Temple

From the inscriptions, it is known that this temple was built during 7th and 8th Century AD. This temple was built by the Queen Lokamahadevi to commemorate the success of her husband, Vikramaditya II over the Kanchi rulers, Pallavas.

Mallikarjuna Temple

This temple was built by the Queen Trilokya Mahadevi, Second wife of  Vikramaditya II during 7th and 8th Century AD. This temple was built to mark Chalukyas victory over Pallavas.

Papanatha Temple

This temple was built during 7th and 8th  century AD. Temple was built in Nagara style which later modified to Dravidian style. Scenes from Ramayana and Mahabarath were carved on the walls of the temple.

Jambulinga Temple

This temple was built in Nagara style. Temple design reflects Hucchimalli Guddi Temple at Aihole

Kashi Visweshwara Temple


Galaganath Temple

From the inscription, it is known that this temple was built at the beginning of 8th Century AD. This temple was built in the lines of Viswa Brahma Temple at Alampur. Temple architecture reflects Nagara Style.

pattadakal virupaksha temple

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Valley of Flowers Uttarakhand

Valley of Flowers Uttarakhand

Valley of Flowers Uttarakhand Timings, Opening Dates

Area: 87.5 Sq. Km
Altitude: 3658 mt above the Sea level.

History

YearDetails
1931Discovered by 3 British Mountaineers who lost their path.
1939Joan Margaret Legge, A Botanist did research on the flowers.
  
Opening Dates: 1st Jun - 4th Oct.
Best Time to Visit: Jul to Sep.
Opening Timings: 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Distance from Govindghat to Valley of Flowers: 11 Km (Approx)

Valley of Flowers Route Planning

From Transportation ModesDistanceTime
JoshimathGovindghatBy Bus20 Km 
GovindghatPulnaBy Sumo3.5 Km 
PulnaGhanghariaBy Walk or By Mule12 Km 
GovindghatGhanghariaBy Helicopter  
Ghangharia
(Accommodation available)
Valley Of flowersBy Walk6 Km for Uphill and 6 km for DownHill3 hours for Uphill
2 hours 30 mins for downhill
Govindghat Altitude: 5500 feet above the sea level
Ghangaria Altitude: 10200 feet above the sea level
The ticket has to be purchased from Ghangharia Ticket Counter by 6:30 am.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Grishneshwar Temple

Grishneshwar Temple History

Grishneshwar Temple Timings, Darshan, Pooja details

As per the Legend, Sudharma second wife Dhushma was an ardent devotee of Lord Siva. She used to prepare 101 Siva Lingas daily with the sand nearby the Lake and discharge Lingas after her Pooja. Lord Siva pleased with her devotion and blessed Dhushma with a baby boy. Sudeha, Sudharma's first wife, and Dhushma's Elder Sister got jealous and killed Dhushma's Son and threw him in the lake. Dhushma's despite her sorrow continued with her worship. Impressed Lord Siva revived her son's life and appeared before her. Dhushma pleaded Lord Siva to excuse her Sister's mistakes and requested Lord to remain here. On her request, Lord Siva self-manifested as one of the Jyotirlinga.
This temple was renovated during the reign of Goutamibal followed by Ahilya Devi Holkar during the 18th Century.
Grishneshwar Temple

Monday, August 28, 2017

Kamakhya Temple Guwahati

Kamakhya Temple Guwahati

Kamakhya Temple Guwahati Timings, History, Route information

As per the folklore, Sati Devi daughter of Daksha Prajapati married Lord Siva against her father's wish. Daksha Prajapati decided to perform Yagna in a grand inviting all Devas ignoring Lord Siva. Daksha invited all his family members excluding his dearest daughter Sati Devi. Sati who got the news about this Yagna reached her paternal home. She advised her father not to go against his Son-in-law. Daksha insulted Sati Devi before the invited guests. Angered Sati Devi immolated herself in the Yogagni. Lord Siva who came to know about Sati Devi's death, raised high and ordered Kala Bhairav to destroy the Yagna and Kill Daksha. Kala Bhairav along with Kali and other Deva Ganas destroyed Yagna Place and Killed Daksha. Lord Siva performed Pralaya Thandav (Dane of Destruction) after collecting Sati Devi's corpse. In order to protect the universe, Lord Vishnu sent his Discus and destroyed Sati Devi's corpse into pieces. The broken pieces fell across Indian Subcontinent which later became holy places for worship. These places are called by Sakthi Peetas. The Yoni part of Sati Devi fallen here.

Kamakhya Temple Guwahati