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

Welcome to the mystical ethereal Thallai Nataraja Temple

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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Things to see when visiting Karwar, Karnataka

The geographical division of India mentions of a narrow coastal strip on the west coast facing the Arabian Sea. It starts from the Gulf of Kutch and Gulf of Kambhat and extends right till Kanyakumari, known by different names in different regions. In the region south of Maharashtra and covering Goa it is known as

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A strand of Tibet in Karnataka – Mundgod

There is a small town in Uttara Kannada, lying in the midst of the Western Ghats which has gained prominence amongst Indian travelers of late however from a alternate perspective it is of great importance. The town of Mundgod on the Hubli -Sirsi route ( NH 52 ) would not have gained recognition nationally if 

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When i went looking for the most ancient temple in GOA

OM, Tryambakam Yajamahe Sugandhim Pushti-vardhanam Urvarukamiva bhandhanan Mrityor mukshiya mamritat   Lord Rudra, the one who is omnipresent having no beginning and no end. The state of Uttarakhand( read here on Uttarakhand) is world renowned with a number of iconic temples dedicated to Lord Shiva with the most famous of them known as Kedarnath (

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Top Seven must visit temples in Goa

Its been just over a year that I have been able to visit Goa very frequently and this has resulted in me looking at Goa from a viewpoint which now extends beyond the beaches and the beach life that it offers( Lets look  at Mandrem beach ) . The Goa away from the coastline is

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Waterfalls in Western Ghats ( series 5)

Western Ghats, The Sahyadri; call it as you desire but one of the most iconic and historical mountain range of Indian Subcontinent, diverse in its biological flora and fauna running along the west coast of India, it is a mind boggling feat of nature and for nature lovers it offers a passage back in time

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Visuals which will inspire you to visit Mandrem, the next time you are in Goa

Goa, India’s smallest state located in the south western region of India is a jewel by itself, visited by a large number of domestic as well as international tourists each year for its beaches, architecture and places of worship. I have always sworn by the beauty of the beaches of south Goa ( read here

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