SRI MURUGAN AND AVVAIYARAvvaiyar was a great poetess and devotee of Sri Murugan. Once, she want to visit Murugan Mandir. Since, she walked all the way, she got tired. So
ADI SHANKAR AND SRI SURESHWARACHARYAIn the town of Mahishmatipura, there lived Mandana Mishra. He was the disciple of Kumarila Bhatta who lead the Poorva Mimamsa school of philosophy. Kumarila Bhatta,
JAMBUKESWARAM : KATHAPancha bhoota sthal near Tiruchi (TN) where Mahadev is worshipped along with Devi Akhilandeswari. It represents the element of water (appulinga).It is said that a Rishi meditated under
RISHI BHRINGI AND ARDHA-NAREESHWAR SHIVARishi Bhringi was a devoted bhakt of Mahadev. However, in his devotion to Shiva, he ignored Mata Parvati. Once, he visited Kailasha along with other Rishis.
MAHADEV AND BHAKTA KANNAPPA/ THINNADUA couple of Boya caste in Udumooru village of Andhra Pradesh had a son Thinnadu. He was good at archery and was a Shiv Bhakt. Everyday
NEYYATTINKARA SREE KRISHNA SWAMI MANDIR, Thiruvananthapuram (Ker)Regarded as Guruvayur of Trivandrum district, the Mandir enshrines Unnikannan (child Krishna) as the presiding deity holding butter in both hands. The Mandir was
ROGAN ART: GUJARATRogan is a form of textile painting which uses a rich, brightly coloured paint made from castor oil and natural colors. The term Rogan means ‘Oil-based’ in Persian.
DEVI GHUSHMA AND GHUSHMESHWAR JYOTIRLINGA (MAHA)There was a pious brahmin, Sudharma, who lived with his wife Sudeha, in the forest of Devgiri. The couple was childless. On the insistence of
SANKASHTHI CHAUTH/ SAKAT: TODAYSakat Chauth is dedicated to worshipping Bhalchandra Ganesh and Mata Sakat. Women observe fast on this day primarily for the well-being of their children.The story of this
PUTRADA EKADASHI: TODAYPutrada Ekadashi is one out of 24 Ekadashis in a year. Ekadashi is the day when Sri Vishnu is worshipped. Putrada means giver of a son. The story
IRINGOLE BHAGAWATHY MANDIR, ERNAKULAM (Ker)The cruel King Kamsa killed Devaki’s new-borns one by one. As he tried to kill the 8th one, the baby rose up and beams emanating from
OACHIRA PARABRAHMA MANDIR, KOLLAM (Ker)Where Parabrahmam/Omkaram or universal consciousness is worshipped. There is no covered structure here. It is said that once there was a brahmin with a helper Unnikkoran.
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