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  • 10 Hindu temples destroyed by Muslim rulers in India

    The Muslim rule in India robbed off India from some its most precious treasures in terms of temples and knowledge centers. The towering temples that once dotted entire nation were pulled to the ground and it was especially North India was almost completely robbed off its temples and South India was a bit lucky to […]

  • Lad Khan Temple – One of the oldest Shiva Temples in Aihole, Karnataka

    Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Lad Khan Temple is the most ancient Hindu temple located at Aihole in the state of Karnataka, India. Built during the 5th century in the times of Chalukya dynasty, the temple is located around Durga temple, Aihole. The name of the temple comes from Lad Khan who had turned the temple […]

  • 10 Facts that suggests Taj Mahal was built on a Shiva Temple

    An ivory-white marble mausoleum on the south bank of the Yamuna river in the Indian city of Agra where around 8 million people visit every year and at times there are over 50 thousand people visiting on a single day is non-other than one of the seven wonders of the world, The Taj Mahal. People […]

  • The Forgotten Temples of Kalachuri Era that are still structurally beautiful

    Often referred to as Tirtharaj or King of Pilgrimage, Amarkantak lies at an altitude of 1000m in Madhya Pradesh. It falls at the junction of three Indian ranges – Vindhyas, Satpuras, and Maikal. Legend has it that Sone and Narmada wanted to marry each other, but Sone refused, and so it flowed eastwards to join […]

  • These 1000 Years old Temples in India Will Take You Back In Time

    India is known for its rich heritage as the Indian subcontinent is the birthplace of four of the major religions of the world – Hindu Religion, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism. As such, it is no surprise that the country is home to some of the oldest and most historic temples in the world. Scattered all across India, […]

  • Jatashankar – Natural cave temple symbolic of the hair of Lord Shiva

    The Jatashankar, the natural cave has stalactite, an icicle-shaped formation hanging inside from the ceiling, with waters dripping from it continuously and people revering it as 108 natural lingams. Jatashankar is 2 km short of the beautiful cantonment area of Pachmarhi in Madhya Pradesh. It is a surprise visit for many people who seek respite […]

  • The Significance of Nandi (the bull) in Lord Shiva Temples

    Lord Shiva rides on Nandi, the bull. It means that Nandi is the vehicle of Lord Shiva. According to Hindu dharma, Nandi is considered to hold truth and righteousness. The Background of Vahanas in Hindu dharma In Hindu dharma, every Hindu god has his/her own Vahana, which is the Sanskrit root for the word “Wagon”. […]

  • Shiva temples to visit on Sharvan

    10 Most Popular Shiva Temples to visit on Shravan

    Shravan is the fifth month of Hindu Calendar during which the Nakshatra Sharvan rules the stars on full moon night. The auspicious month is dedicated in the name of the maker and the destroyer, Lord Shiva. Worshipping him and performing certain rituals during this time of the month is said to bring heaps of fortune. […]

  • Virupaksha Temple – This Temple was once destroyed by Muslim invaders

    Located in Hampi, 350 km from Bangalore, Virupaksha Temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is also part of Group of Monuments at Hampi, and Group of Monuments at Pattadakal. This Dravidian style temple is close to the famous temple of Kailasnath at Kanchipuram and is said to […]

  • This Shiva Shakti Temple In Bihar Is The Oldest Functional Temple Of The World

    In Kaura, Kaimur district, Bihar, India, there is an ancient temple dedicated to the worship of Lord Shiva and Shakti. It is also considered to be one of the oldest temples in the area and the oldest “functional” temple of the world. This is Mundeshwari Temple which dates back to 108 AD, according to the […]

  • This Shiva Temple possesses greater power than the Chardham

    Patal Bhuvaneshwar is a limestone cave temple in the village of Bhubneshwar in the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand. The cave runs 160 m in length and is 90 feet in depth.Essentially a Shiva abode, this place is believed to rest 33 koti gods and some people say, a worship here is more special than the […]

  • Vaidyanath Jyotirlinga Temple – Which temple is truly the one?

    There are many names for Deogarh: Vaidyanath, Haritaki Vana, Ketaki Vana, Ravana Vana, Chitabhoomi, and Hardapeeda. The Vaidyanath Jyotirlinga temple is often known as Baba Dham or Baidyanath Dham. However, there is a dispute where the Jyotirlinga is located. Most claim that it is the Vaidyanath Jyotirlinga in Deogarh, Jharkhand; some school of thought assign […]