Mahamaya Temple Ratanpur Chhattisgarh - Shakti Peetha

Mahamaya Temple in Ratanpur is one of the 52 Shakti Peethas of Goddess Sati in India. The temple is located at Ratanpur about 25 km from Bilaspur on National Highway 200 towards Ambikapur in Chhattisgarh. Mahamaya Temple is very unique shrine and is dedicated to dual Goddess Lakshmi and Goddess Saraswati.

Significance of Ratanpur Mahamaya Temple

The temple is constructed facing north in Nagar school of architecture. This temple was built during the reign of Kalachuris of Ratnapura. It is said to be located at the spot where king Ratnadeva had a darshan of Goddess Kali. The Primary deity worshipped in the temple is Mahamaya. The front image is of Mahishasurmardini and a rear statue of Saraswati which is supported by 16 columns. The temple has separate shrines of Lord Shiva and Lord Hanuman

Mahamaya Temple Ratanpur Chhattisgarh - Shakti Peetha

As per the legends, originally this temple was for three Goddesses; ie for Maha Kali, Maha Lakshmi and Maha Saraswati. Later, Maha Kali left the old temple. This temple is culturally rich and has a great architectural work done all over it. There are ponds near the temple.

Mahamaya Temple Timings and Festival

The Darshan in Mahamaya Temple starts from 6:00 am to 8:30 pm every day. During normal days, it does not take more than half an hour in darshan but it takes more time during Navratra, because of large crowd. The major festivals celebrated here are Chaitra Navratri, Vasanta Navratri and Maha Navratri. Maha Navratri is celebrated equally important as other festivals in Chhattisgarh. There is a lot of crowd in temples on this festival. People come from various parts to offer prayer.

How to Reach Ratanpur Mahamaya Temple 

The nearest airport is Raipur Airport. The nearest railway station is Bilaspur Railway Station. After taking a train till Bilaspur one can easily take a taxi or bus till Ratanpur. The taxi can easily take you inside the temple campus which is half a kilometre away from the highway.

Address: Mahamaya Mandir Raod, Ratanpur, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh 495442, India
Phone: +91 7753255526

Adi Shankara Janmabhoomi Temple Kerala

Adi Shankara Janmabhoomi Kshetram Temple or the Sringeri Mutt Complex is the birth place of Adi Shankaracharya located on the banks of the river Purna (Periyar), in Kalady, Kerala. The temple is situated near the Adi Shankara Keerthi Sthambam in Ernakulam. Two shrines are present here, one is dedicated to Sri Adi Sankaracharya and the other to Goddess Saradamba. Both these shrines are eight-sided and together enclosed in an eight-sided structure.

Adi Shankara Janmabhoomi Temple Complex

The main shrine is in the shape of a lotus with Goddess Brahmi in the sankalpa of Saradamba and Sarasathi in centre. Shrine of Sankaracharya is in the northwest. The Samadhi of Aryamba is in the southeast. There are two ghats in Periyar - the Makara ghat and the Snan ghat. This temple is open to all pilgrims irrespective of religion or caste. One of Hinduism's most influential figures in India is Shankaracharya who was devoted to Lord Shiva. Living in the 8th century, Shankaracharya founded the school advaitha philosophy. This temple is a famous pilgrimage centre.

Adi Shankara Janmabhoomi Temple is open from 5:00 am to 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Adi Shankara Janmabhoomi Kshetram Temple Kerala

Address: Kalady, Ernakulam, Kerala 683574, India
Phone: +91 484 2462350

Brahma Temple Pushkar Rajasthan

Brahma Temple in Pushkar or Jagatpita Brahma Mandir is one of the few Lord Brahma temples in India. The temple is located close to the sacred Pushkar Lake in Rajasthan. The primary deity worshipped here is Lord Brahma. Temples dedicated to the Hindu creator-god Brahma is very less and hence the temple is of great importance to devotees. This temple enshrines a four-headed idol of Lord Brahma which is magnificent. This Pushkar temple is the place of deep spirituality and thousand of devotees come here to pay homage. The temple is mainly built of marble and stone stabs. It has a distinct red pinnacle and a hamsa bird motif. The temple sanctum sanctorum holds the central images of Brahma and his second consort Goddess Gayatri.

History of Brahma Mandir Pushkar 

According to legends, the story behind Pushkar temple is that Lord Brahma was in search of a suitable place to perform a yajna, but the lotus which he was holding fell from his hand and landed on the Earth. Miraculously, a lake sprang up at the place where the Lotus touched the earth and Brahma considering it a good omen decided to perform his yagna and named the town as Pushkar.

Brahma Temple Timings and Festivals

The temple is open for worship between 06:30 am and 08:30 pm during winter and 06:00 am to 09:00 pm during summer season. The main festival celebrated here is Kartika Purnima in the month of October- November. At this time the temple is crowded with thousands of devotees as it is the time which marks the period during which Brahma performed his Yagna in Pushkar. Special rites are performed on all poornimas and amavasyas.

Brahma Temple Pushkar Rajasthan

Brahma Temple Pushkar Location and Address

Pushkar temple is located at 10 km from Ajmer city and Ajmer is well connected by road and rail. The nearest airport is Jaipur Airport.

Address: Pushkar, Ajmer, Rajasthan 305022, India    
Phone: +91 9096490257

Nava Kailasam Temple 1 - Papanasanathar Temple Papanasam

Nava Kailasam Temple 1 - Papanasanathar Temple in Papanasam, Tamil Nadu. The Arulmigu Papanatha Swamy Temple is the first among the nine Navakailasam temples of Lord Shiva. The presiding deity of the temple is Papanasanathar and his consort Parvathi as Ulagammai. The image of Papanasanathar in the form of Lingam is housed in the sanctum and of of Ulagammai is housed in a west facing shrine. Here Nataraja is routed in Ananda Thandava posture and is also called as Punugu Sabapathy. The shrine also houses the images of Vinayaka, Subramanyar, Dakshinamurthy, Durga, and Navagrahas on the walls.

Importance of Papanasanathar Temple of Shiva

Of the nine Kailash Kshetras, Papanasam Temple is the first attributed to Sun God. The temple is also known as Surya Kshetra and Surya Kailash. Papanasam literally means Destruction of Sins. It is believed that a dip in the  Tamiraparani River in front of the temple and worshiping Lord Papanasanathar will help to get rid of any sins. The temple has seven-tiered gateway tower. A granite wall surrounding the temple encloses all its shrines.

Nava Kailasam Temple 1 - Papanasanathar Temple Papanasam

Papanasam Temple Timings and Festival

The temple is open from 06:00 am to 01:00 pm and 04:00 pm to 08:30 pm on all days except during festival days and last Friday when it is opened full day; ie 06:00 am to 08:00 pm.

The temple celebrates three important festivals annually - Brahmotsavam festival, Thaipoosam and Annual festival. Brahmmotsavam is celebrated for 10 days. Every year Therthiruvizha and Toppathiruvizha has also been celebrated very grandly.  

Address: Papanasam, Thirunelveli, Tamil Nadu 627425, India
Phone: +91 4634293757, 9894176671

Kuthiran Mala Ayyappan Temple Thrissur Kerala

Kuthiran Mala Ayyappan Temple is a rare Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Dharmashasta located in Thrissur, Kerala. The temple is located at Kuthiran or Kuthiran Mala - a mountainous terrain located on the NH 47 between Trichur and Vadakkenchery. Kuthiran is one of the important places wherein Lord Sastha willingly lives.

Significance of Kuthiran Ayyappa Swami Temple

The Kuthiran temple is a sacred area date from ancient time. The presiding deity worshipped here is Lord Ashwarooda Sastha. The idol of the Lord in seen mounted on a horse and hence got the name Kuthiran. This temple is located in a commanding position, visible for distances around. According to legends it is believed that Lord Parashurama established four small shrines for Sastha at the four Boundaries of the settlement at Akamala, Kuthiran, Oozhath and Edathirithi. This temple is one of mystery and wonder.

Kuthiran Mala Ayyappan Temple Thrissur Kerala

Kuthiranmala Sree Dharmasastha Temple Location Address

Vaniampara PO
Phone: +91 487 2687701

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