Monday, October 17, 2016

Bhula Shakti Peeth, West Bengal

Shakti Peeth Bahula is also one of the famous pilgrimages that is laid down near the bank of Ajay river.

Shakti Peethas is situated at Bhardhaman district near Katwa in West Bengal, India. The holy place is dedicated to a divine power “Goddess Durga”, who is worshipped by a large number of Hindu devotees. It is believed that Devi Sati’s ‘Left Arm’ fell here.
According to the Hindu mythology, it is whispered that Devi Sati’s “Left Arm” fell here. The main idols of this legendary divine place are Devi as “Bahula” (lavish) and Lord Shiva as “Bhiruk” (sarvasiddhidayak), worshipped here. The holy place is dedicated to Maa Durga and Lord Shiva.
:Shakti Peeth Bahula is really famous among the people of the nation just due to the fact that the left arm of the goddess has fallen down in this particular place. The idol of Devi is known as Bahula and Lord Shiva is designated as Bhiruk. The word Bahula would mean abundant where as Biruk means a personality who is also known as Sarvasiddhidayaka.

Bhagavati Amman Temple Tamil Nadu

This is the first Durga Temple created by Lord Parasurama and is also one among the 108 Shakthi Peethas in the world. Kanyakumari Devi Temple is situated in Tamil Nadu. The Kanyakumari temple has been mentioned in the Ramayana, Mahabharata, and the Sangam works Manimekalai and Puranaanooru. The name Kanyakumari stands for Kanya(Virgin) and Kumari(girl).
The demon king Banasura(grand son of Mahabali) did penance to get a boon from Lord Shiva. He obtained a boon from Lord Shiva that he could be vanquished only by a virgin. Later he became the emperror of the three worlds. His evil ways had caused much agony to Devas,sages and saints. Unable to bear the harassment of the demon king Bhoomi Devi(Mother Earth) and the Devas approached Lord Vishnu and requested him to kill Banasura. Mahavishnu advised them to worship Sathi(Parvathy) the Goddess of the universe to vanquish the demon. Answering the prayers of the oppressed, Shakti appeared as Kumari(a young virgin girl) and promised to annihilate the evil forces championed by Banasura. Asking the devas to be patient for the right time for the killing of Banasura, Devi travelled to the southern-most tip of India, where she began to meditate upon Lord Shiva. As time went on she grew into a teenager. This is how the southern tip of India got the name Kanya Kumari, as kanya kumari means "a virgin teenaged girl" at Kanyakumari and commenced penance with the desire of marrying Shiva at Suchindram.
Lord Shiva (from nearby Suchindrum) was so enchanted by the beauty of Goddess Kumari that he decided to marry her. The divine sage, Narada, felt this would endanger the chances of destroying Banasura, for it was preordained that the king of demons could meet his death only at the hands of a virgin. Therefore, Narada had to find someway to scuttle the marriage.
Narada, fixed the midnight hour as the auspicious time for the wedding. When Shiva's procession reached a site by name Vazhukkumpaarai, Narada falsely heralded the break of dawn by assuming the form of a cock. On hearing the crowing of thr cock, Lord Shiva presumed the auspicious hour had past, turned back and returned to Suchindrum. Meanwhile, in Kanyakumari all waited for Lord Shiva's arrival and eventually, when he didn't turn up, the wedding ceremonies were cancelled. The rice and other grains meant for the wedding feast remained uncooked. It is said that in Kanya Kumari's anger over Shiva not arriving that she scattered all the food items that had been assembled for the wedding. Today tourists can buy tiny stones which look like rice, in remembrance of the marriage that was never solemnized.
The disappointed Kumari Devi decided to do penance and continue with her quest to fight the evil forces of Banasura. The Devi resumed Her penance on the rock, now known as Sripadaparai, a few hundred metres offshore. Meanwhile, Banasura heard about the beauty of the girl and came to request Her hand in marriage. When Devi rejected the idea, the demon king decided to win her by force. This led to a fierce battle, which ended with Kanya Kumari slaying Banasura with her chakra (divine discus) in Mahadana Puram (4 km north of Kanya Kumari).
It is said that at the moment of his death, Banasura repented for his adharmic acts and prayed to Parashakti to have compassion upon him and absolve him and anyone else who bathed in the waters off Kanya Kumari of their sins. Devi granted Banasura the boon, and this is why people come from all over the world to bathe in this holy confluence of seas. The relieved Devas returned blessed. Lord Parasurama and Sage Narada requsted to stay there till the end of Kaliyuga. The goddess agreed and remains at this place ever-dedicated to Lord Shiva and continues to perform austerities to this day with the hopes that he will one day unite with her. Later Parasurama built a temple on the shores and installed a beautiful idol of Goddess Kanya Kumari. The beautiful image of the Goddess in resplendent glory, with a garland in her right hand doing eternal penance as she waits for Lord Shiva to come, bestows on the devotee immense wealth of spiritual energy and peace of mind.
KanyaKumari Devi Temple Image Gallry

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Goddess Bhadrakali Temple Images Gallery

Goddess Bhadrakali Mata
Bhadrakali Temple is known as one of the oldest and Ancient temple in India dedicated to Goddess Bhadrakali. The temple of Bhadrakali is located in Warangal, Andhra Pradesh, India. The name of this temple was given after the goddess Bhadrakali.
It is said that the temple was built by Kakatiyas and situated on the hilltop close to bank of Bhadrakali Lake between Warangal and Hanamkonda. The deity of this temple is called as "Ammavaru" which means Mother Goddess. This temple is the only place where goddess Bhadrakali is presented in her several different forms and incarnation (Avtars).
It’s very remarkable thing that the image of the goddess is in the square shaped stone about 2.7 X 2.7 meters. The image of the goddess is much different than other images of goddess. The outlook of the image of the goddess is glorious with attractive eyes and face. Moreover the idol of the goddess can also be seen in the form of eight hands holding different weapons and with a crown on her head. On the opposite of the sanctum, the idol of the lion-a vehicle of Goddess Bhadrakali is placed.
Surrounding Bhadrakali Temple, there are 8 major and 12 minor temples in the mountains. This place has become the foremost visitor place and most of the people wish to visit this temple from all over India.
Goddess Bhadrakali Temple In India Beautiful Pictures

Dhyanlinga Temple Tamil Nadu

Forty kilometers from the hustle and bustle of Coimbatore rise one of the lesser-known hill stations of Tamil Nadu, the Velliangiri Hills which is located at an altitude of 6000 ft and is a part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. The name Velliangiri means ‘ Mountain with a Silver Line’, and the delicate curtain of mist which veils the mountain tops through most of the year gives it an ethereal and out-of-this-world quality. For the intrepid traveler, these mountains offer up the double bonanza of a luxuriant hill station with a spiritual twist. While its salubrious climate is a prime attraction for many, one can also experience the spiritual dimension that is offered here. These mountains are known as Dakshin Kailash or ‘The Kailash of the South’. Legend has it that Shiva retreated to these mountains to grieve, when he failed to reach his devotee in Kanyakumari in response to her appeal. Over the ages, these mountains have served as the abodes of many great saints and yogis.
Dhyanlinga Temple Image Gallery

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