INTRODUCTION :A gopuram is an entrance tower, and it is located at the entrance of the Hindu temples, and it also forms part of the temples. Kalasams would be found at the top of the gopuram. The towering structure located towards the centre of the temple is the Vimanam. Temple gopuram is constructed as per the Vaastu shastra guide lines. Srirangam temple, Annamalaiyar temple and Srivilliputhur Andal Temple contain tallest gopurams. By seeing the view of the gopurams, we would get pleasantness in our mind, and bhakti on the almighty would flow from our heart. The ancient kings are t..
INTRODUCTION :Sri Ranga Puri(15th century AD) was an ardent devotee of Lord Vithoba, and he lived in Pandharpur. He used to regularly visit Lord Vithoba at the Pandharpur temple. Once, Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu met Sri Ranga Puri at Pandharpur on the banks of the Chandrabhaga River, and Sri Ranga Puri requested Sri Chaitanya to have food at his home. After knowing that Sri Ranga Puri was an ardent devotee of Lord Vithoba, he happily agreed, and went to his home at Pandharpur, and he was fed a simple food by Ranga Puri, and offered his prayers to him. Touched by the sweet heart of Ranga Pur..
INTRODUCTION :Sri Upendra Tirtha (12th century) was the disciple of Sri Madhvacharya, and the pontiff of the Puthige Mutt at Udupi. He was the sincere devotee of Lord Vittala, and daily used to do puja to the deity which was given by his Guru Sri Madhvacharya. Upendra Tirtha had performed many miracles during his period similar to his guru Sri Madhwacharya. Once, while he was crossing the Holy River Ganges, some Muslim soldiers tried to attack him, but he didn’t get angry and smiled at them. On seeing his shining face, the soldiers were changed their mind, and asked him to apo..
INTRODUCTION:Shri Raghupati Teertha was a great Madhwa saint and served as the pontiff of the Palimar Mutt, Udupi, Karnataka, for a period of 17 years, under the lineage of Shri Hrishikesha Teertha. He was an ardent devotee of Lord Rama and was well appreciated by many scholars for his great works. He also won in the debates held with great scholars. He got good knowledge in all the subjects, and an expert in all kinds of arts and well-versed in ancient Vedas and Hindu Scriptures. He was a kind hearted saint who used to conduct divine lectures, in order to spread the bhakti spirit among t..
INTRODUCTION : The famous golden temple of Mata Lakshmi Devi is situated in Vellore in Tamil Nadu. The consecration ceremony of the temple was held during the year 2007 and devotees from all parts of India were participated in this grand event. This temple was made out of pure gold similar to the Golden Temple at Amritsar. Here goddess Lakshmi is known as Sri Lakshmi Narayani, the divine consort of Lord Narayana. The temple was constructed by Sri Narayani Peetam through the blessings of the great male spiritual guru who was affectionately called by the devotees as 'Narayani Amma'. An..
INTRODUCTION : Muthu Sattanathar is a form of Lord Shiva and he is the incarnation of Sri Kalabhairava. His famous temple is situated in Sirkazhi, Tamil Nadu. And apart from the shrine of Sri Sattanathar, Lord Shiva is worshipped as Thoniappar and Mata Parvati is worshiped as Periyanayaki in this temple. Six daily rituals are observed in this temple, and Thiruvadhirai and Shivarathiri are the most important festivals celebrated in this temple.Thevaram was sung in this temple by the Shaivite saints, and it is one of the most ancient temples in tamil nadu. During his childhood, Sam..
INTRODUCTION :Ganesh was an ardent devotee of Lord Guruvayurappan and he lived in Palakkad Kerala. He was an intelligent boy and secured good marks in his school exams. He was also interested in spiritual matters, and regularly visits temples in his nearby area. Once in a year, during the Krishna Jayanti festival, he used to visit Guruvayur along with his sister and parents and would worship the great Lord Sri Guruvayurappan.During the first year of his college studies, one day, suddenly he got fainted in the college floor, and remained in an unconscious state for a few hours. The college mana..
INTRODUCTION: Anna Nagar Ayyappan Temple is dedicated to Lord Ayyappan in Chennai. In the year 1979, the temple construction was started and the kumbabishekam and consecration of the idol were performed in the year 1984 by the temple management. In this temple separate shrines for Lord Ganesha, Muruga, Mata Durga, Navagraha and Sri Anjenaya were also found. In the year 2005, gold coating work of dwajasthambam was made. The temple is situated near the Anna Tower also known as Visveswarayya Tower.There is an auditorium, for conducting various spiritual programmes, musical concerts and religious ..
INTRODUCTION :Raghavendra Swamy Mutt is situated at Ayanavaram and it was built during the year 1982, and the temple is located nearby Ayanavaram Bus Terminus. Lot of devotees would visit this Mutt during Thursdays, and other auspicious festival days and lot of miracles were happened in the life of the devotees of Raghavendra after visiting this holy Mutt. The temple is situated in a large area, and a shrine of Lord Vinayaka is also located inside the temple complex. Annual Aradhana festival would be celebrated in a grand manner in this temple, and free food is offered for three days to all th..
INTRODUCTION: Sri Yadavendra Teertha (16th century AD) was a contemporary of Sri Raghavendra Teertha, and his Guru was Sri Sudheendra Teertha, and his disciple was Sri Lakshminatha Teertha.Sri Sudheendra Teertha taught him various divine subjects and gave him sainthood, and after that Sri Yadavendra Teertha went for Holy Pilgrimages. After visiting several holy temples, he visited Kumbakonam and met Sri Raghavendra Teertha who was the pontiff of the Kumbakonam mutt.Raghavendra Teertha invited him to Kumbakona Vidyapeeta and requested him to take charge of the Vibudendra Tirtha Mutt...