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Top temples of Tamil Nadu – obeisance to Lord Kartikeya at the BalaMurugan Temple ( serie 7 )

Kartikeya, the God of War is a much-honored deity in South India. Referred by many names such as Muruga, Skanda, Subramanya, he is the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi.When the five elements governed by Lord Shiva (Panch Mahabhoota – Earth , Water, Fire, Air and Ether ) united with Shakti ( Pure consciousness

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The illustrious temples of Tiruchirapalli ( serie 6 )

Continuing with the exploration of Tamil Nadu, the next city that I decided to visit and explore was Tiruchirapalli , the fourth largest city in the state of Tamil Nadu . Tiruchirapalli today is an education hub with some of the leading educational institutions based out here in addition to being a major industrial hub

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Unique temples in Chennai ( serie 5)

During my stay in Chennai I was determined to make the most of the stay by visiting some of the monumental temples within this iconic city; temples which have been in existence for hundreds of years and have had a constant presence in frame of time that the city has witnessed. So accordingly, I visited

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The Temple Classics of Tamil Nadu – Thallai Nataraja ( serie 3)

Welcome to the mystical ethereal Thallai Nataraja Temple

The Temple classics of Tamil Nadu – Annamalayar( serie 2 )

One of the most powerful temples of Lord Shiva emanating strong vibes is the Annamalayar temple, located at the base of the Arunachala hills in the town of Tiruvannamalai. Believed to be the largest temple dedicated to Lord Shiva with a history dated back more than 1000 years. The temple is not as well known

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Exploring Kanchipuram , in the land of 1000 temples

Most of my travel posts have been of the land to the North , of places nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas but as life meanders its course and I found myself in the state of Tamil Nadu on matters related to work . there was no better opportunity than this to visit some

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Yelkot Yelkot Jaya Malhara – Khandoba

There are many shrines devoted to Lord Shiva across the length and breadth of this country and they worship him in many forms in accordance with the various legends that he is associated with. One such unique shrine is Martanda Bhairva temple at Jejuri Maharashtra. Jejuri is 38 km from Pune and is one of

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The step to see all the 12 Jyotirlingas – Bheemashankar Jyotirlinga

Karpoor Gauram Karunnaavataram Sansaar Saaram Bhugendra Haaram Sadaa Vasantam Hridyaarvinde Bhavam Bhavaani Sahitam Namaami   // I bow to Lord Shiva, the omnipresent // Jyotirlingas are special shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva since ancient times. Out here Lord Shiva is worshiped in the form of a Jyotirlinga (Lingam of light). There are 12 Jyotirlingas in

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Reaching Mumbai by Road …

Last week I had the opportunity to cross over from the state of Karnataka into the Maharashtra , two states that are so critical and important to India in their own way and  intricately connected by National Highway 48. Maharashtra , the second most populas state in India and home to #Mumbai , the financial

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Thoughts on RavPower 24W solar panel for the backpack traveler

One of the most critical aspects of a trek or a road trip is availability of power in order to charge various critical components like the smart phone, GPS device, power banks as well as a wide variety of batteries for sundry gadgets whose availability is critical ( Read here how to extact more from a

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