The temple is full of elaborate sculptures and decoration. The doorway of the temple has intricate carvings and is enclosed with ornate walls. The massive pillars of the temple are carved to resemble an octagonal wooden log with one baring inscription. Some of the pillars are decorated with intricate carvings.
The sloping roof of veranda are made of wood coated with copper tiles resembling temples of Nepal. The temple complex has seven mandapas supported by beautifully carved pillars built in the Vijayanagara style.
Jain temple noted for its 1000 pillars in Moodabidri, Karnataka, India. The temple is also known as "Chandranatha Temple" since it honours the tirthankara Chandraprabha, whose eight-foot idol is worshipped in the shrine.
The Basadi was built by the local chieftain, Devaraya Wodeyar in 1430 and took 31 years to complete, additions to temples were made in 1962. The shrine has a 50 feet tall monolith manasthambha (erected by Karkala Bhairava Queen Nagala Devi)
Stunning 9th Century Triloka Mandapa, Mandhukeshwara temple in one of the oldest cities of India, Banavasi, Karnataka Triangular flag on post depicts Lord Shiva & Parvathi in the centre surrounded by the Kailasa Sikara, Sesha lok &Pathal Loka
Bucesvara temple, also referred to as the Buceswara, Bucheshwara or Bhucheshvara temple, is a 12th-century Hindu temples in Koravangala village, Karnataka, India. The most sophisticated historical temple in the village, it is considered to be the flag-bearer of Hoysala architecture and was built by a wealthy patron named Buchi during the reign of king Ballala.
It is a twin temple with the two sanctums facing each other. The sanctum next to the larger mandapa opens to the east and is dedicated to Shiva, while the other near the two entrances is dedicated to Surya. Artworks of Shaivism, Vaishnavism, Shaktism and the Vedic deities are reverentially displayed, along with panels depicting scenes from the Ramayana, the Mahabharata, the Bhagavata Purana.
The temple is protected as a monument of national importance by the Archaeological Survey of India.
It is located in the village of Korvangla, about 12 kilometres (7 mi) northeast from Hassan city in Karnataka, India
Makar Sankranti or Uttarayan or Maghi or simply Sankranti, also known in Bangladesh and West Bengal as Poush Sankranti, and in Nepal as Maghe Sankranti, sam(n)kranti here means ‘transfer’, this day is considered as the transition day of Sun into the Capricorn. Now the sun moves northwards in the Hindu calendar, dedicated to the deity Surya (sun), many native festivals are organised all over India. It is observed each year the day Sun enters the Capricorn zodiac which corresponds with the month of January as per the Gregorian calendar.
It marks the first day of the sun's transit into Makara rashi (Capricorn)
Due to the addition of one day in leap years, the date of Makar Sankranti may vary a bit. On leap years it falls on 15 January, otherwise on 14 January. There are 365.24 days in one year but we can use only 365 whole days. Then we add one day on the leap year. By the time of leap year, year Calendar is lagging almost one day behind the sun, causing Makar Sankranti to fall on 15 January. When correction is made Makar Sankranti falls back on 14 January.
In most regions of India, Sankranti festivities last for two to four days of which each day is celebrated with distinct names and rituals.
Day 1 – Maghi (preceded by Lohri), Bhogi Panduga Day 2 – Makara Sankranti, Pongal, Pedda Panduga, Uttarayana, Magh Bihu Day 3 – Mattu Pongal, Kanuma Panduga Day 4 – Kaanum Pongal, Mukkanuma
2022-01-13 16:36:46परमेश्वर मन्दिर तथा मुक्तेश्वर मन्दिर की स्थापना 970 ई. के आसपास हुई थी। परमेश्वर मन्दिर अभी सुरक्षित अवस्था में है। यह मन्दिर इस क्षेत्र के पुराने मन्दिरों में सबसे आकर्षक है। इसमें आकर्षक चित्रकारी भी की गई है। एक चित्र में एक नर्त्तकी और एक संगीतज्ञ को बहुत अच्छे ढंग से दर्शाया गया है। इस मन्दिर के गर्भगृह में एक शिवलिंग है। यह शिवलिंग अपने बाद के लिंगराज मन्दिर के शिवलिंग की अपेक्षा ज्यादा चमकीला है।
मुक्तेश्वर मन्दिर में नागर शैली और कलिंग वास्तुकला का अद्भूत मेल देखा जा सकता है। मुक्तेश्वर मन्दिर में नक़्क़ाशी का बेहतरीन काम किया गया है। इस मन्दिर में की गई चित्रकारी काफी अच्छी अवस्था में है। एक चित्र में कृशकाय साधुओं तथा दौड़ते बंदरों के समूह को दर्शाया गया है। एक अन्य चित्र में पंचतंत्र की कहानी को दर्शाया गया है। इस मन्दिर के दरवाज़े आर्क शैली में बने हुए हैं। इस मन्दिर के खंभे पर भी नक़्क़ाशी की गई है। इस मन्दिर का तोरण मगरमच्छ के सिर जैसे आकार का बना हुआ है। इस मन्दिर के दायीं तरफ एक छोटा सा कुआं है इसे मरीची कुंड के नाम से भी जाना
मुक्तेश्वर मन्दिर भुवनेश्वर के ख़ुर्द ज़िले में स्थित है। मुक्तेश्वर मन्दिर दो मन्दिरों का समूह है: परमेश्वर मन्दिर तथा मुक्तेश्वर मन्दिर। मुक्तेश्वर मन्दिर भगवान शिव को समर्पित है और यह मन्दिर एक छोटी पहाड़ी पर बना हुआ है इस मन्दिर तक पहुंचने के लिए लगभग 100 सीढ़ियाँ चढ़नी पड़ती हैं। यहाँ भगवान शिव के साथ ब्रह्मा, विष्णु, पार्वती, हनुमान और नंदी जी भी विराजमान हैं। मन्दिर के बाहर लंगूरों का जमावड़ा लगा रहता
“One who works in devotion, who is a pure soul, and who controls his mind and senses is dear to everyone, and everyone is dear to him. Though always working, such a man is never entangled.” #ShrimadBhagavadGita 5.7 Chapter: Karma Yoga - Action in Krishna consciousness
Known as Ellora of south, Vettuvan koil is a monolithic temple excavated out of hard granite hillock. Temple was constructed by Pandya kings in 8th century AD. Temple has a sanctum sanctorum (Garbagriha) and a Maha Mandapam. Even though the temple is not complete, it is know for the artistic sculptures and the design patterns over the sikhara and Vimana. Vimana has four Nandhis at four corner with yazhi vari and kabodham beneath it. Sculptures to be noted are uma maheshwara, Dakshinamurthy, Brahmma, Vishnu are notable for its beauty.
Out of the 51 shakti peethas, the Tara Tarini Temple is one among the 4 Adi Shakti Peethas. The temple is located around 25km from Berhampur of Odisha
Legend has it that Lord Shiva started performing Rudra Tandava, the dance of destruction, holding the half burnt corpse of his beloved wife, Goddess Sati after her self immolation. To stop this fierce dance, Lord Vishnu threw his Sudarshana chakra on the body of Sati, which then got dismembered and fell at different places.
These sites where her limbs have fallen are worshipped as Shakti Peethas. Tara Tarini Temple is where her breasts fell, and the shire here is also known as the Breast shrine.
The twin goddesses Tara and Tarini are worshipped here. This shakti peeth is also known as Kalyani Dham.
Indian Navy’s sailboat INSV Tarini was named after Tara Tarini hill shrine.
Located in the town of Yelandur, Chamarajanagar district of Karnataka state, India. The temple was constructed by a local chief Singedepa Devabhupala of the Hadinadu chiefdom, a feudatory of the 16th century Vijayanagara Empire.
यह कश्मीर का मार्तण्ड (सूर्य)मंदिर है ..... इस मंदिर के खंडहर ही बता रहे है, की अपने समय मे यह मंदिर कितना भव्य रहा होगा .... यहां की संस्कृति कितनी भव्य रही होगी ..... किंतु आज कट्टरपंथियों नें तहस नहस करके खण्डहर में बदल दीया है,जिसका शीघ्रातिशीघ्र जीर्णोद्धार किआ जाना चाहिए
The Kailasanathar temple is notable for its intricately carved galaxy of Hindu art in the late 7th- and early 8th–century Tamil tradition. These largely relate to Shaivism, yet also include significant number of themes from Vaishnavism, Shaktism and Vedic deities.
The temple has retained the Pallava architecture in its original stylized form with influence of the later styles developed by the Chola Dynasty and Vijayanagara Emperors.