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12 Jyotirlinga (Shiva Temples of Indi...

12 Jyotirlinga (Shiva Temples of India)
Bhimashankar Most people believe that Bhimashankar linga is located near Pune in Maharashtra. However, a debate looms over the original Bhimashankar linga as different legends cite varied locations of the linga. According to the Shivapuran, the Bhimshankar temple near Guwahati in the eastern Indian state of Assam is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga [...]

Meenakshi Amman Temple, Madurai, Tami...

Beautiful sculpture of Shee Meenaskhi Temple ,Madurai,Tamil Nadu (22)
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Simhachalam

Simhachalam
Simhadri or Simhachalam temple is a Hindu temple located near Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh, South India. It is dedicated to the incarnation (avatar) of Vishnu known as Narasimha (the man-lion). Atop the hill is a famous temple said to be the abode of Varaha Narasimha Swami, and hence the hill itself is called (nara)simhachalam. The temple [...]

Sanchi Stupa

Sanchi Stupa
Sanchi, in the state of Madhya Pradesh, was built by the Mauryan Emperor Ashoka, the then governor of Ujjaini. His daughter and son, Sanghamitra and Mahindra respectively, were sent to Sri Lanka where they converted the king, queen and the local people to Buddhism. The massive stupa at Sanchi with its intricately carved toranas (gateways) is [...]

Ellora Caves

Ellora Caves
Believed to be built in the period of 350 AD to 750AD, Ellora caves came later than Ajanta but hold the same mystical charm that is typical of these caves. The Andakasuramardana incarnation of lord Shiva is special and is a must see for any art lover, as are the other important structures, depicting various dance forms of Shiva. Ellora caves [...]

Ajanta Caves

Ajanta Caves
These 3rd-century caves are considered the finest masterpiece of Buddhist art and architecture. These historical manmade caves comprise of beautiful paintings on the walls and ceilings that depict the life of the Buddha. Visiting these caves is like travelling back to the past. At Ajanta, the paintings on the walls, illustrate the events in t [...]

Kapilvastu

Kapilvastu
The little village of Piprahwa is a very important Buddhist pilgrimage since Lord Buddha had spent his first twenty-nine years of life in this region. Excavations by archaeological survey of India have revealed the relation of this place to the Kushan period. An excavated stupa bears text that proves the existence of an ancient monastery name [...]

Kushinagar

Kushinagar
Kushinagar is another principal centre of Buddhism, worth a sincere admiration, is the place where Lord Buddha passed away at this place near the Hiranyavati River and was cremated at the Ramabhar stupa. It was once a celebrated center of the Malla kingdom. Many of its stupas and viharas date back to 230 BC-AD 413. when its prosperity was at [...]

Sarnath

Sarnath
At a distance of only 10-km from the famous Hindu pilgrimage Varanasi, after attaining Enlightenment the Buddha went to Sarnath. Lord Buddha had visited Sarnath looking for his five companions who abandoned him in Rajgir while they deviated from the viewpoint of Lord Buddha on self-mortification. Here in the Deer Park, he delivered his first [...]

Bodhgaya

Bodhgaya
A place where Lord Buddha left his foot steps nearly 2500 years ago while travelling in the quest of enlightenment, situated by the river Phalgu, Bodhgaya is one of the most important and sacred Buddhist pilgrimage center in the world. It was here under a banyan tree, the Bodhi Tree, Gautama attained supreme knowledge to become Buddha,the Enl [...]

Lumbini

Lumbini
Lord Buddha was born at Lumbini while his mother was on her way to parental home from Kapilvastu. Lumbini should be visited and seen by a person of devotion, Lumbini is the Mecca of every Buddhist, being one of the four holy places of Buddhism. Buddha was born in Lumbini during the full moon day in the month of Baisakh in 623 B.C. he was born [...]

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