Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Budhanilkantha Temple History

Budhanilkantha Temple History

Budhanilkantha Temple History, Timings

It dates back to Dwapara Yug, King Surya Ketu who used to rule Shivapuri was a devotee of Lord Vishnu. He used to worship Lord Badrinath regularly. He is getting old and not able to travel Badrinath to worship. He prayed to Lord Siva for his inability. Pleased Lord answered him that he will appear in his area itself. King requested to Vishwa Karma to sculpture an Idol. Bhima, Pandava's brother installed the Idol. Lord appeared in his dreams that Idol is not of his and cursed King and his generations to stay away.
At the end of Dwapara Yuga when Earth filled with water, Lord Krishna sent his Sudarshan Chakra and cut the Chobhar hill so that Kathmandu will not drown. The Idol went under the Earth. The place where Idol resides is called Khaalo.

How to reach Budhanilkantha Temple?

By Air?

  1. The nearest airport is at Kathmandu which is 10 Km away.

By Train

  1. The nearest Railway station is at Kathmandu which is 8 Km away.

By Road


  1. Taxi available from Airport and Railway station to Temple.
Budhanilkantha Temple History

Friday, May 3, 2019

Lakshmi Kubera Temple Vandalur

Lakshmi Kubera Temple Vandalur

Lakshmi Kubera Temple Vandalur History, Timings, Darshan

As per the Legend, Kubera did penance for Lord Siva. Pleased Lord Siva along with Goddess Parvati appeared before him. Kubera on seeing the beauty of the Goddess Parvati remained silent. One of his eyes winked at Goddess Parvati. Angered Parvati Cursed Kubera that the winked eye will lose sight and burst. Kubera pleaded Lord Siva for his mistake. Siva requested Goddess Parvati to the devotee.
Goddess blessed Kubera, that his eye will grow to a smaller size. Hence, one eye is smaller than the other. Lord Siva appointed him as a guard for North direction. Goddess Parvati appointed him as the manager for the wealth.


How to reach Lakshmi Kubera Temple?

By Air

  1. The nearest airport is at Chennai which is 18 Km away.

By Train

  1. The nearest Railway station is at Chennai which is at Tambaram which is 13 Km away


Lakshmi Kubera Temple Vandalur

Monday, April 29, 2019

Biligiri Ranganathaswamy Temple

Biligiri Ranganathaswamy Temple

Biligiri Ranganathaswamy Temple History, Rote info

As per the Legend, Sage Vasishta did penance here on this Hills for Lord Venkateswara. Lord appeared before him and blessed him. To mark this moment, Sage Vasishta installed the Lord Ranganatha Swamy Idol and worshipped the deity. It is said that Lord Rama and Lakshmana in search of Sita Devi reached this place and offered prayers to the deity.
This temple was built by the King Vishnuvardhana and the architecture resembles Dravidian construction style.

How to reach Biligiri Ranganathaswamy temple?

By Air

  1. The nearest airport is at Mysore which is 90 Km away.
  2. Temple is 180 Km from Bangalore airport.

By Train

  1. The nearest Railway station is at Chamarajanagar which is 45 Km away.
  2. Nanjangudu Railway station is 60 Km away.
  3. Temple is 80 Km from Mysore station.

By Road

  1. The direct bus is available from Mysore, Chamarajanagar, Yelandur.
Biligiri Ranganathaswamy Temple

Monday, April 22, 2019

Nimishamba temple

Nimishamba temple


Nimishamba temple History, Timings, Darshan and Route info

As per the Legend, Mukthaka Rishi thought of performing Yaga. The demons Janu and Sumandalas started troubling the Yaga. Weapons used by the Sage went vain as the demons got the boon from Brahma, that no weapon can kill them. Goddess Parvathi appeared before Sage and Killed the demons. Sage hailed Goddess as Nimishamba.


How to reach Nimishamba temple Mysore?


By Air


  1. The nearest airport is at Mysore which is 35 Km away.

By Train


  1. The nearest Railway station is at Mysore which is 19 Km away.

By Road


  1. The direct bus is available from Mysore to Ganjam.
Nimishamba temple

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Shimla Chadwick Falls

Shimla Chadwick Falls

Shimla Chadwick Falls Route info, Timings, Entry fees

Shimla Chadwick Falls situated in the Glen forest of Shimla Himachal Pradesh. One can trek to this waterfall to admire its beauty. It is a 100-meter waterfall which is recommended to visit in the monsoons as the rainfall will be adequate which make the waterfall bit heavy and more beautiful. The waterfalls are just a bit far from the Summer hill. Shimla has great hidden treasures of beauties. Every step in Shimla is adorned with beauty. Apparently, Shimla is known for the lush green mountains and the waterfall flowing among the amidst of these valleys and forest is just breathtaking. This place is perfect for the day time picnic, that is the reason why this is among the best places of Shimla which is been bustling always with the locals and the tourists. The name of the fall is been derived from Chidku Jhaar, which means Chidia in Hindi (Sparrow) and Jhaar means waterfall. Hence it is called Chadwick Falls, as it is said that only sparrows can reach these falls among the valley of the Glen forest of Shimla.

How to Reach Chadwick Falls Shimla Himachal Pradesh?

By Air:
Jubbarhatti Airport is the nearest Airport which is 25 km away from

By Rail:
Kalka Railway Station is the nearest Railway Station which is 38 km away from Shimla
Shimla Chadwick Falls

Tattapani Shimla Himachal Pradesh

Tattapani Shimla Himachal Pradesh

Tattapani Shimla Himachal Pradesh, Route info, opening dates
Tattapani situated 50 km away from the beautiful Shimla is popularly known for the hot spring coming out from the side of the Sutlej river. These hot water springs are known for their medicinal values because of the presence of Sulphur in the water. Also, the bath in the hot water spring in the monsoons makes a great combination. Also, many bathtubs are been arranged by the local shops for the sake of the tourists. This place is popular for adventures and also for some Hindu traditions the Sani dan means the donation. The offerings are offered to the Sani god on Saturdays. The donation is given to the Pandits or priests. Usually, materials like rice, dal, wheat, will be weighed accordingly and been donated to Pandya’s. Also, a local festival is been organized on the occasion of Makarsankranti.

Hot Water Spring:
No, natural hot water spring is available as the dam constructed over the Satluj river, so the natural hot water spring is been submerged under river water. But one can obtain this feature from the nearby hotels or any nearby residences.

F Hotel Hot Water Spring: Rs 350/- per head approx.
F Note: prices vary depending on the hotel type also based on the season the prices vary.

Sani Dan:
Location: River Bank of Sutlej river
Note: Local festival is been organized during Makarsankranti
Tattapani Shimla Himachal Pradesh

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Pashupatinath temple Kathmandu

Pashupatinath temple Kathmandu

Pashupatinath temple Kathmandu History, Timings, Darshan and Pooja details

As per the Legend, Lord Siva disguised himself as a deer and started roaming here. Devas who came to know about Lord Siva's existence thought of carrying him to Kashi. Devas pulled the deer horns with force. The deer reluctant to move and horns fell on the ground. These four pieces emerged as the four faces of Linga.

Pashupatinath Temple Nepal Timings

Morning Hours5:00 am – 12:00 pm
Evening Hours5:00 pm-  9:00 pm
The above-mentioned timings might change on special days.
Sandhya Aarti performed daily after 6 pm. No entry fee for this.
Aarti performed on the Banks of River Bagmati.
Dress Code: Any decent outfit.
Darshan waiting Time: 90 - 120 mins.
Temple will be crowded on festival days such as Sivaratri, Karthik Masa, Navaratri days etc.
Best Time to visit: Nov-May.

How to reach Pashupatinath Temple Nepal?

By Air

  1. The nearest airport is at Kathmandu which is 2 Km away.

By Train


  1. The nearest Railway station is at Kathmandu which is 6 Km away.
Pashupatinath temple Kathmandu

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Chamunda Devi temple

Chamunda Devi temple

Chamunda Devi temple History, Timings, Route info
As per the Legend, Sati Devi Daughter of Daksha Prajapathi married Lord Siva against her father's wish. Daksha decided to perform Yagna inviting all Devas and excluded Lord Siva and Sati Devi. Sati Devi on knowing this reached her maternal home to advise her father. Daksha insulted Sati Devi in front of the guests. Angered Sati Devi raised high and immolated herself in the Yoga Agni. Lord Siva after collecting Sati's Corpse danced the dance of destruction. Lord Vishnu sent his disc and made the Sati's corpse into pieces. The body parts fell across Indian-subcontinent and emerged as Sakthi Peetas. It is believed that Sati Devi's hair had fallen here.

How to reach Mandir?

By Air

  1. The nearest airport is at Agra which is 94 Km away

By Train

  1. The nearest Railway station is at Mathura which 6 Km away
Chamunda Devi temple

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Melmaruvathur temple History

Melmaruvathur temple History

Melmaruvathur temple History, Timings, Entry fees.

In the 1960s, Local noticed miracle that milk started oozing out of the Neem tree. Surprisingly, the milk tasted sweet though it is from the Neem tree.
On 28 Nov 1966, due to heavy rains, the neem tree was uprooted from it place. A swayambu Idol was found beneath the root. The devotees realised that it is because of the Swayambu the milk tasted sweet.
The devotees unearthed the Swayambu and installed Idol. on 25Nov 1977, Aadi Parasakthi Amman Idol was installed inside the Sanctum Sanctorum.


How to reach Melmaruvathur temple?

By Air

  1. The nearest airport is at Chennai which is 77 Km away.

By Train

  1. The nearest Railway station is at Chengalpattu which is 35 Km away.

By Road


  1.  The direct bus is available from Chennai, Chengalpattu, Tindivanam, Bangalore etc.

Melmaruvathur temple History

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Chilkur Balaji Temple

Chilkur Balaji Temple

Chilkur Balaji Temple History, Darshan, Pradakshinam

As per the folklore, An ardent devotee of Lord Venkateswara used to visit Tirupati once in a year. It happened once, that he was not able to travel to Tirupati. He prayed to Lord Venkateswara for his inability. Lord Venkateswara appeared in his dream and revealed his whereabouts.

Next day, the devotee went inside the forest as instructed by the Lord. He started digging anthill in search of the Idol. The Crowbar struck an idol and blood oozing out of an anthill. The poured milk on the anthill as advised by the voice from the Sky. The devotee unearthed the Idol of Lord Venkateswara along with Sridevi and Bhudevi. This is Ekasila Idol, where all the deities present in a rock.

Chilkur Balaji Temple Pradkshinam

  1. Devotees used to perform 11 Pradakshinam by chanting their wish
  2. The devotee has to perform 108 Pradakshinam when their wish is fulfilled.

This Pradakshinam was in place from 1982 -83. The temple main priest Gopalakrishna Swamy performed Pradaskhinam when the borewell is drilling. Water came out of the Earth when he completes 11 Pradakshinam.


How to reach Chilkur Balaji Temple?

By Air

  1. The nearest airport is at Hyderabad which is 35 Km away.

By Train

  1. The nearest Railway station is at Secunderabad which is 32 Km away.

By Road


  1. The direct bus is available from Mehadipatnam. Bus No#288 D is available.
Chilkur Balaji Temple

Friday, March 29, 2019

Bhoga Nandishwara Temple

Bhoga Nandishwara Temple

Bhoga Nandishwara Temple History, Timings, Route info

This temple is dedicated to Lord Siva and Goddess Parvathi. It was built by Nolamba rulers followed by Rashtrakuta kings. This temple was built in the 9th Century around 810 AD.
Gangas, Cholas, Hoyasala Kings and Vijayanagara Kings contributed in renovating this temple.
Vasantha Mantapa and Temple tank (Pushkarini) was built during the reign of Vijayanagara dynasty. It is said that River Pennar originates from this temple tank.

Temple Timings : 7:00 am - 7:30 pm.
Timings might differ on festival days.
Best Time to visit: Nov-May.

How to reach Bhoga Nandishwara Temple?

By Air

  1. The nearest airport is at Bengaluru which is 29 Km away

By Train

  1. The nearest Railway station is at Bengaluru which is 55 Km away.

By Road

  1. The direct bus is available from Bengaluru bus station. It is 60 Km away.

Bhoga Nandishwara Temple


Saturday, March 16, 2019

Dichpally Ramalayam History

Dichpally Ramalayam History

Dichpally Ramalayam History, Timings, Route

This temple was built during the reign of Kakatiya Kings in the 14th Century. This is the only Rama built by Kakatiya's, who are devotees of Lord Siva.
No.Of Steps to reach Temple on Hill Top: 105 steps.
Temple construction took 100 years. Idols were installed on 15Jul 1949 from then on Pujas are performed daily. The temple structure reflects Dravidian architecture. This temple was destroyed by Allauddin Khilji in 1311 AD.
An ardent devotee of Lord Rama, Gajawada Chinnaiah installed the Idols and laid the steps path in 1949. These Idols were brought from Rajasthan.

It is believed that Lord Rama in search of Sita Devi reached this place and stayed here for 45 days. It is believed that Lord Rama met Bala Hanuman here for the very first time.

How to reach Dichpally Ramalayam?

By Air

  1. The nearest airport is at Hyderabad which is 160 Km away

By Train


  1. The nearest Railway station is at Nizamabad which is 17 Km away
Dichpally Ramalayam History

Monday, February 11, 2019

Jamnagar Bala Hanuman Temple

Jamnagar Bala Hanuman Temple

Jamnagar Bala Hanuman Temple History, Timings, Entry fees

This temple was established by Shri Prembhikshuji Maharaj in 1963 -64. Jamnagar is celebrating 50 years of Akhand Rama Naam and acquired a place in Guinness book of records.
This temple was built on the bank of Ranmal Lake also known as Lakhota Lake.

Day
Timings
Darshan details
Sunday
6:00 am
Mangla Darshan
Monday
6:30 am
Shangar Darshan
Tuesday
7:00 am
Mangala Aarti
Wednesday
12:00 pm
Raj Bhog
Thursday
4:30 pm
Utthapan
Friday
7:00 pm
Sandya Aarti
Saturday
10:00 pm
Sayan Darshan

Akhand Raam Naam

Jamnagar Bala Hanuman Temple
Place
Started on
Jamnagar
1 Aug 1964
Dwarka
12 May 1967
Porbandar
20 May 1967
Rajkot
22 Apr 1984
Mahuva
20 Apr 1997
Junagadh
15 Aug 1996



Thursday, February 7, 2019

Ambaji Temple History

Ambaji Temple History

Ambaji Temple History, Timings, Route info.

As per the Legend, Sati Devi daughter of Daksh Prajapati married Lord Siva against her father's will. Daksh thought of taking revenge on this Son-in-law and decided to perform Yagna by inviting all Devas except His daughter and Son-in-law. Sati Devi on knowing this reached her maternal home advising her father. Daksh insulted Sati in front of the guests. Sati immolated herself in the Yoga Agni. On knowing this, Lord Siva raised high and ordered Veerabhadra to kill Daksh. Veerabhadra along with Kali and other Siva Ganas reached the Yagna place and killed Daksha.
Lord Siva on collecting Sati's corpse danced the dance of destruction. Lord Vishnu to avoid destruction, sent his Discus and made Sati's body into pieces. The body parts fell across Indian Sub-continent which emerged as Shakti Peetas. It is believed that Sati's heart fell here.

Morning Darshan Hours: 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Afternoon Hours: 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Evening Darshan Hours: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Ambaji Temple History

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Koothanur Saraswathi Temple

Koothanur Saraswathi Temple

Koothanur Saraswathi Temple History, Timings, Darshan and Pooja.

This holy place was associated with the convergence of River Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati.
As per the folklore, Ganga was separated from Lord Siva to facilitate Lord Siva marriage with Goddess Parvathi. Ganga reached Lord Siva here in this place.
As per the Legend, Brahma and Saraswati had a dispute and took birth in the Earth. They realized their birth secret and prayed Lord Siva for the solution. Lord Siva made Saraswati as part of the Ganga River and brought her to Koothanur as Arasalar River.
It is believed that the Yamuna was relieved from the curse on worshipping Lord Siva here.


Koothanur Saraswathi Temple  Timings

7:30 am - 12:00 pm, 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Koothanur Saraswathi Temple Pooja

  1. Special Poojas will be performed On Vijaya Dasami day during Navaratri festival days.
  2. Abhishekams and special poojas will be performed to the deity Saraswati on Moola Nakshatra days, Full moon days and on Wednesdays.

Offerings to the deity


  1.  Honey, milk, turmeric powder, curd, ghee, and fruit juices will be offered for the Abhishekam.
  2. White Pattu Sarees will be offered to the deity.

Koothanur Saraswathi Temple

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Edayathumangalam Mangalyeswarar Temple

Edayathumangalam Mangalyeswarar Temple

Edayathumangalam Mangalyeswarar Temple History, Timings, Entry fees

Sage Mangalya was born in Uthiam Star. All the power attained from the Yagna resides in his forearm.
It is said that this Sage was the main purohit for Sage Agasthya, Sage Vasishta and Bhairava marriages. It is believed a blessing from this Sage will benefit Newly wed couples with Longevity and Good relationship.
He is head of the Akshada (Rice mixed with Turmeric which is used to bless newlywed couples).
It is believed that Angels worship Mangalayeswarar to re-energize the power of Blessings. It will be more effective on Uthiram Star day.
In the month of Panguni (14Mar - 14Apr), the celestial wedding will be performed for the main deities on Uthiram Star day.
Young Woman born on Uthiram Nakshatra day advised seeking blessings from this deity.

How to reach Mangalyeswarar Temple?

By Air

  1. The nearest airport is at Trichy which is 29 Km away.

By Train


  1. The nearest railway station is at Lalgudi which is 4 Km.
  2. Tiruchirapalli Station is 25 Km away.
Edayathumangalam Mangalyeswarar Temple