KAMAKHYA DEVI TEMPLE,GUWAHATI,ASSAM.

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GUVAHATI,ASSAM,INDIA.THE KAMAKYA TEMPLE

DEDICATED TO GODDESS SATI THE INCARNATION

OF GODDESS DURGA.KAMAKYA TEMPLE IS ONE OF

THE 51 PEETHAS  OR HOLY SPOTS.EVERY YEAR 7TH

DAY OF ASHAD MASA[JUNE-JULY] KAMAKYA TEMPLE

OBSERVES A UNIQUE FESTIVAL CALLED ”AMBUVASI”

WHEN IT IS BELIEVED THE GODDESS MENSTRUATES.

THE FESTIVAL DRAWS A LARGE NUMBER OF PILGRIMS

 TO TEMPLE.

THE LEGEND: DESPITE HER HUSBAND LORD SHIVA’S

DISAPPROVAL SATI HAD GONE TO ATTEND  THE

UNIVERSAL YAGNA ORGANISED BY  HER FATHER DAKSHA.

SHIVA WAS NOT INVITED AND WAS ALSO ABUSED BY

DAKSHA.UNABLE TO BEAR THE INSULT ,SATI

COMMITTED SUICIDE .UPON HEARING THE NEWS,

SHIV ARRIVED ON THE SCENE,PICKED UP THE BODY

AND BEGAN A DANCE OF DESTRUCTION .VISHNU TRIED

TO PACIFY SHIVA,THE BODY WAS CUT IN TO 51 PARTS.

THE SPOT ON EACH PART WAS IDENTIFIED AS ‘PEETHA’.

BUT THE PLACE WHERE HER UTERUS FELL WAS NOT KNOWN

TILL  THE GOD OF LOVE KAMADEVA SEARCHED  IT OUT TO

RID HIMSELF OF A CERTAIN CURSE OF BRAHMA’S.KAMA

REGAINS BODY HERE.THE PLACE CAME TO BE KNOWN AS

KAMAROOPA  AND THE PRESIDING DEITY AS ” KAMAKYA”

OR ONE WORSHIPED BY KAMA.

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THIRUMAKOODLU NARASIPURA,MYSORE.

THIRUMAKOODLU COMMONLY KNOWN AS T.NARASIPURA

IS A PANCHAYAT TOWN IN MYSORE DISTRICT IN THE INDIAN

STATE OF KARNATAKA.THIS IS THE PLACE IN SOUTH INDIA

WHERE KUMBAMELA IS HELD EVERY THREE YEARS.IT FINDS

A MENTION IN THE SKANDA PURANA AS ON ONE OF THE

TRIMAKUTA KSHETRAS.[HOLY PLACE WITH THE CONFLUENCE

OF THREE RIVERS KAVERY,KABINI,AND SPATIKA SAROVARA OR

GUPTHA GAMINI].THE WORD NARASIPURA IS THE NAME OF THE

TOWN ,WHICH IS DERIVED FROM THE FAMOUS GUNJA

NARASIMHA TEMPLE THAT IS LOCATED ON THE RIGHT BANK

OF THE KABINI IT IS ALSO KNOWN AS DAKSHINA KASHI.

108 ANJANEYA SWAMY.

108 ANJANEYA SWAMY.

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 t.narasipura kumbamela.

T.NARASIPURAof_Gunjanarasimha_Swamy.t.narasipura.

UPPALIAPPAN TEMPLE NEAR KUMBAKONAM.

OPPALIAPPAN TEMPLE. OPPALIAPPAN.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               OPPALIAPPAN.Temple_Elephant. Oppiliappan-Perumal-Temple                                                                                                                                                                                                                         THE OPPALIAPPAN TEMPLE IS A NARAYANA TEMPLE.

LOCATED NEAR THE VILLAGE OF THIRUNAGESHWAR

IN THANJAVUR DISTRICT OF TAMILNADU.THE

PRESIDING DEITY IN THIS TEMPLE IS LORD OPPALIAPPAN

PERUMAL [UPPU MEANS SALT],WITH HIS CONSORT SRI

MAHALAKSHMI AND HER FATHER SAGE MARKANDEYA .

THE TEMPLE IS REGARDED AS  ONE OF THE 108 DIVYA

DESAMS.THE TEMPLE IS LOCATED ABOUT 7 KM FROM

KUMBAKONAM. STHALA PURANAM: MARKHANDEYA

RISHI WORSHIPED  THE LORD VISHNU AND DESIRED 

FOR THE BOON THAT LAKSHMI SHOULD APPEAR AS HIS

DAUGHTER  AND THE  LORD HIMSELF SHOULD BECOME

HIS SON- IN-LAW.AFTER SEVERE PENANCE ,LAKSHMI

APPEARED AS A BABY ,MARKHANDEYA FELT THE

PRESENCE OF LAKSHMI AS THE INCARNATION IN THE

FORM OF A  BABY AND REALIZED THAT A PART OF HIS

DESIRE HAD BEEN FULFILLED.HE TOOK POSSESSION

  OF THE BABY AND RAISED HER. WHEN THE YOUNG

GIRL REACHED ADOLESCENT AGE,THE LORDAPPEARED

AS A OLD MAN AND ASKED FOR THE HAND OF

MARKHANDEYA’S DAUGHTER IN MARRIAGE .

MARKHANDEYA REPLIED THAT ,”YOU ARE VERY RIPE AND

OLD,MY DAUGHTER IS TOO YOUNG AND SHE DOES NOT EVEN

KNOW HOW TO COOK WITH PROPER SALT CONTENTS.YOU MAY

GET ANGRY AND CURSE HER IF SHE DOES NOT COOK PROPERLY

.YOU MUST FORGIVE ME AND BLESS ME  BUT THIS WILL NOT

WORK OUT.TO WHICH THE  OLD MAN REPLIED THAT,”IF YOUR

DAUGHTER COOK WITHOUT SALT ,THEN I WILL BE STILL TAKE

IT AS MY BEST FOOD ,BUT I WILL NOT LEAVE FROM HERE

WITHOUT MARRYING HER”.WITHOUT KNOWING WHAT TO DO

MARKHANDEYA SOUGHT THE HELP OF LORD VISHNU.IT WAS

THEN THAT HE REALIZED ,THAT THE OLD MAN WAS NONE

OTHER THAN LORD VISHNU HIMSELF. MARKHANDEYA ASKED

FOR FORGIVENESS AND OFFERED HIS DAUGHTER’S HAND IN

MARRIAGE TO THE LORD.SINCE THE LORD HAD SAID ,”I WILL

ACCEPT THE FOOD THAT IS NOT SALTED  AS MY BEST AND AND

MOST DESIRED FOOD .THIS TEMPLE ”PRASADAM”,IS ALWAYS

DONE WITHOUT SALT IN ANY FOOD.NO ONE SHOULD EVER

TAKE ANYTHING THAT CONTAINS SALT IN TO THIS TEMPLE

,AND PURANAS INDICATE THAT SUCH PERSONS WHO

KNOWINGLY DO SO ARE BELIEVED TO SUFFER IN HELL.

AMRUTHAPURA SARASWATHI TEMPLE,TARIKERE.

amruthapur amruthapura saraswathii amruthapura amruthapura2 amruthapura3 amruthapura4 A AMRUTHESHWARA TEMPLE  IS LOCATED IN AMRUTHAPURA

,A TOWM WHICH IS 67KM FROM CHIKAMAGALUR 

TOWN,KARNATAKA  STATE,INDIA.THE TEMPLE WAS BUILT

IN 1196 BY HOYSALA KING  VEERA BALLALA  THE 2ND.

HERE THERE IS AN IDOL OF GODDESS SARASWATHI DEVI

THAT IS CONSIDERED TO BE VERY POWERFUL.PEOPLE

FACING EDUCATIONAL PROBLEMS COME HERE AND PRAY

HERE TO THE GODDESS .ONCE YOUR WISH HAS BEEN GRANTED

YOU HAVE TO COME BACK TO THE TEMPLE AND GIVE A SAREE

AND MADALLAKKI ie RICE TO THE GODDESS .THE

AMRUTHESHWARA IDOL IS MADE OF SPATIKA STONE AND

IS CONSIDERED A TRIMURTHY ,ie ALL THE THREE GODS

BRAMHA,VISHNU,AND MAHESHWARA RESIDE IN THE

LINGAM.THIS LINGAM WAS FOUND IN A GANDAKI

RIVER IN NEPAL AND WAS BROUGHT HERE BY THE HOYSALAS.

THEY NAMED THIS GOD AS AMRUTHESHWARA  AS A

REMEMBERENCE TO THEIR  COMMANDER IN CHIEF

,AMRUTHESHWARA WHO WAS KILLED  IN BATTLE USING

UNFAIR MEANS BY THE ENEMY.THE TEMPLE IS VERY

BEAUTIFUL AND IS GOOD EXAMPLE OF THE HOYSALAS

ARCHITECTURE.

KSHANAMBIKA DEVI TEMPLE,SRI RANGAPATTANA.

Kshanambika3kshanambika templeIN THE HISTORICAL CITY OF SRI RANGA PATTANA NEAR

MYSORE IN KARNATAKA,WITH IN THE FORT IS LOCATED THE

ANCIENT TEMPLE OF GODDESS KSHANAMBIKA DEVI,WHO IS

SAID TO FULFIL THE WISHES OF THE DEVOTEES WITHIN A

SECOND.[KSHANA]  THE MAIN SOURCE OF POWER HERE IS A

”BEEJAKSHARA GARBHITHA SHREE CHAKRA”,CONSECRATED

BEFORE THE IDOL OF KSHANAMBIKA.AN ASHTAMANGALA 

PRASHNA CONDUCTED AT THIS TEMPLE BY SEVERAL

ASTROLOGERS REVEALED RECENTLY THE ANTIQUITY OF THE

SHRI CHAKRA THE  GREATNESS OF ITS CONSECRATE  AND THE

IMMENSE SHAKTHI THAT RADIATES FROM THIS SHRI CHAKRA.