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108 Divyadesam, Vishnu Temples -

Lord Vishnu known as Preserver among the trinity which includes Lord Shiva and Lord Brahma. In Vaishnavism tradition, Vishnu is the supreme being who creates, protects and transforms the universe.Whenever the world is threatened with evil, chaos, and destructive forces, Vishnu descends in the form of an avatar (incarnation) to restore the cosmic order and protect Dharma  There are various temples that are spread throughout the country, from the Himalayas to Kanyakumari dedicated to Lord Vishnu.   Dvidya Desam Temples: Divya desam Temples are the 108 Vishnu temples that are mentioned in the works of the Tamil Azhvars (saints). ”Divya” means “premium” and “Desam” indicates “place” (temple). Of the...

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Viralimalai Murugan Temple is situated in Pudukottai, Tamil Nadu. Lord Muruga is known as Sri Shanmuganathar with his cohorts Valli and Devasena / Devayanai.  People pray to Lord Shanmuganathar for health, happiness, longevity, education, wisdom, good yields in farming. Idol of Nagaraja - snake is installed at the centre of Naga theertham.   Significance of the temple: The temple is praised in the hymns of Saint Arunagiriar. Cigar is offered as nivedhana to Lord Muruga in this temple Temple legend: Cigar is a unique offering similar to the sandal paste offered to Lord Dandayudhapani during Arthajama puja in Palani. During the...

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18 Shakti Peethas, Shakti Peetha, Temples of India, Vaishnavi Devi Temple in Jwala -

Vaishnavi Devi Temple is situated in Jwala, Kangra District in Himachal Pradesh. The goddess is famously known as Jwala Devi and Jwalamukhi Ji. Vaishnavi Devi Temple is regarded as a Shakti Peetha where Sati Devi's tongue had fallen in this place. Vaishnavi Devi Temple  is mentioned in the Mahabharata and other scriptures. There is a natural cave where eternal flames continue to burn. Some say there are nine flames for the nine Durgas.  The temple style is typical of Jwala Ji shrines, four cornered, with a small dome on the top and a square central pit of hollowed stone inside where the main...

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18 Shakti Peethas, Mangala Gauri Temple in Gaya, Shakti Peetha, Temples of India -

Mangala Gaurii Temple in Gaya is situated in Bihar. The Mangala Gauri temple in Gaya has been mentioned in Padma Purana, Vayu Purana and Agni Purana.  Mangala Gaurii Temple is regarded as a Shakti Peetha where Sati Devi's breast had fallen in this place. Gaya is held as an important spiritual center by Hindus as a site which offers salvation to the souls Temple Legend: This legend is associated with the destruction of Daksha's sacrifice and the origin of the Shakti Peethas of India. Sati, the consort of Shiva was the daughter of Daksha Prajaapati a descendant of Bhrama.. Sati had married...

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18 Shakti Peethas, Shakti Peetha, Temples of India, Vishalakshi in Varanasi -

Vishalakshi Temple is also known as the Vishalakshi Gauri Temple. It is a most famous Hindu temple located at the Meer Ghat on the bank of the holy River Gange in the Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh Vishalakshi Temple is regarded as a Shakti Peetha where Sati Devi's face had fallen in this place. In the Puranas, it is mentioned that the Varanasi city will exist even after the Pralaya.  Vishalakshi of Varanasi is mentioned as first of 108 Shakti Pithas in the list in the Devi Bhagavata Purana. The face of Sati is described to have fallen here. This is the only instance where a...

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