Kamakhya Devi Images
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Kamakhya Devi Images
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Mumba Devi is said to be patron deity of Koli fisherman, the original residents of Mumbai. In the present day, the temple stands amidst the crowded markets of steel and cloth in south Mumbai. In the vicinity of the temple, there are many shops, where flowers of different types are available. The temple is closed on Mondays. People come to Mumba Devi Mandir to seek the blessings of the Goddess.
Friday, June 24, 2016
The rise of the Hoysalas to power in the 11th - 12th centuries created many important towns and cities (nagara) along the malnad regions of present day Karnataka. The Hoysalas built many ornate temples in this region and it is not uncommon to find them spaced very short distances from each other.
The Saligrama Shivalinga present at this place is brought from Gandaki river of Nepal.
Here there is an idol of Sri Sharada Devi that is considered to be very powerful. There is an idol of Lord Shiva (Amrutheswara) in the same temple. He has to be prayed first and then we have to pray to the Goddess. This idol is made of Spatika stone and is considered a Trimurti ie all three Gods Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva reside in the Lingam. Lord Amruteshwara Images
Monday, June 13, 2016
Chintpurni is a famous pilgrimage and one of the Shakti Peethas in India. Chintpurni is situated at the altitude of 940 metres and is part, Una district, Himachal Pradesh. The temple is situated on one of the highest peaks of the Sola Singhi range of hills. It is about 3 km west of Bharwain which is located on the Hoshiarpur - Dharmashala road.
Chhin-Mastika -It is said that a devotee named Mayidass, who was an ardent devotee of Goddess Durga, disco- vered this spot. As per the old myth, Mayidas was born in village Athar (District Patiala of Punjab). His father had three sons and Mayidass happened to be the youngest one. Like his father, Mayidas used to spend much of his time in the worship of mother goddess. Due to this he was not able to help in the family business. Owing to this aversion to business, his brothers separated from him. One day, while going to his inlaws house, he sat to rest, under a banyan tree, Mayidass fell asleep. While sleeping he dreamt a divine giri full of radiance and blazing. The divine girl ordered Mayidass to built a temple at the same spot and she said she is staying under the tree in "Pindi- Rupa.' and known as Chhin-Mastika.
The temple idol was installed during the rule of the Wodeyars. Now, a new courtyard is built all around the temple to protect it. Tourists and devotees throng the temple for darshan/blessings.
Shri Swaminarayana Temple Images
Saturday, June 11, 2016
Friday, June 10, 2016
Lord Shiva is reported to have strewn the Vibhuthi, Holy Ashes here imparted Wisdom to Parvati and sat in meditation.
According to the Kalika Purana, in the beginning of the creation Siva sprinkled ashes (bhasma) at this place and imparted knowledge to Parvati (his consort). It is said that, when Siva was in meditation on this hillock, Kamadeva interrupted his yoga and was therefore burnt to ashes by the fire of Siva’s anger and hence the hillock got the name Bhasmacala.
This mountain is also called Bhasmakuta. The Kalika Purana states that Urvasikunda is situated here and here resides the goddess Urvasi who brings Amrit (nectar) for the enjoyment of Kamakhya and hence the island got the name Urvasi Island.
The presiding deity of the temple is Umananda (Tatrasti bhagavan sambhu- ruma- nandakarah Prabhu). It is believed that, worship here on the Amavasya day when it falls on Monday brings the highest bliss. The Siva Chaturdasi is the most colourful festival that is held here annually. Many devotees come to the temple on this occasion for the worship of the deity.
Viswara is the son of Creator Brhamma and the daughter of Tiruvanavindhu. Kubera is the son of Viswara. Ravana is the son of his step-mother. The original king of Lanka was Kubera. Ravana later usurped the Lanka kingdom from Kubera. The aircraft of Kubera, the Pushpaka would be spilling precious stones at all places while in flight. It is said that Ravana had to face problems only after the exit of Kubera. Kubera was a staunch Shiva devotee. Pleased with his penance, Lord Shiva along with Mother Parvathi graced His darshan. Seeing Parvathi, Kubera felt that he had not worshipped so beautiful a Goodess like Parvathi when one of his eyes beat softly and stopped. Exasperated Parvathi caused his eye burst. Kubera lost an eye. When he begged the mother to pardon, She graciously did so but said that the vision would not be restored. Yet Lord Shiva replaced it with a small eye. He also lauded his penance and appointed him as the head of the Northern direction. Lakshmidevi appointed him as the custodian of food grains. It should be understood that Kubera is not the owner of wealth and food grains but only a custodian. His job is to ensure their security. Giver is Mother Lakshmi.
In the holy temple of “Arasuri Ambaji”, there is no image or statue of goddess the holy “Shree Visa Yantra” is worshiped as the main deity. No one can see the Yantra with naked eye. The photography of the Yantra is prohibited.
The original seat of Ambaji mata is on gabbar hilltop in the town. A large number of devotees visit the temple every year specially on Purnima days.
Arasuri Ammaji Temple Images