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18 Divine darshans of Nandi ji

1. Kedarnath Mandir, Uttarakhand
2. Gyanvapi, Kashi, #UttarPradesh
3. Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga
Ujjain #MadhyaPradesh
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20. Divine Shri krishna's Mandirs

1. Shri Dwarkadhish Mandir,
Dwarka, Gujarat

2. Krishna Janmabhoomi Mandir, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh
3. Shri Krishna Mandir , Guruvayur, #Kerala
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To the southern side of the Hemakuta hill on the banks of Tungabhadra Nadi, is the ancient Mula Virupaksh Shiva Mandir of Parvati Pati/ Pampa pati
Virup = furious, aksha = eyes.
#VirupakshMandir #Hampi
Virupaksh is Swayambhu.
Ravan in Tretayug asked Shiva to come with him to Lanka, Shiva gave him Shivling saying it shouldn’t be put on ground before reaching Lanka, Ravan en route put it down for a moment & couldn’t move it again.
Its here that Sita ji dropped her ornaments.
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Rani Lokamahadevi re built the Mul #VirupakshMandir in 740
Chalukyan & Hoysala rajas built it into a huge one
Nayak Lakkan Dandesha under Prauda Deva Raya of #Vijayanagar added to it.
Krishnadevaraya restored & further decorated it.
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Did you know, #Hampi is the #Kishkindha of #Ramayana ?
In search of Sita ji #ShriRam & Lakshman ji reached Kishkindha.
This is the place where they stayed during the Chaturmas after Bali vadh, here is where #Hanuman ji met them in Brahmin roop.
This is the place of KishkindhaKand
#Shriram शरणम ममः
प्रभु इच्छा से ही उनकी सेवा मिलती है, @sharan_shivani और मुझे, राम चरित मानस जी के 14 वर्षों से निरंतर चल रहे अखंड पाठ के श्रवण का सौभाग्य प्राप्त हुआ 🙏🏻
Its Malyavanta Hills where HE stayed, so Krishnadevaraya built Raghunath Mandir here. #जय_श्रीराम
The huge Mandir Prangan has a Dvar mandap, large pillared Mandap, pillared hall, huge courtyard, 2 Gopuras, Garbhgrah with #ShriRam Lakshman,Sita #Hanuman ji’s Moortis carved out of one rock. ImageImageImageImage
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🕉#RamNavami Darshan :
One of the Most beautiful Bhagwan RamJi temples:
16thCentury Stunning VijayanagaraEra Sri Malyavanta Raghunathaswamy Hill temple, #Hampi #Karnataka built around a boulder.Bhagwan RamJi/LakshmanJi stayed here in Rainyseason,in their search for Ma Sita🚩1/5
🕉 2. Bhagwan Rama & Lakshmana were looking for a shelter during monsoon season. Lord Rama aimed an arrow in the Malyavanta hill direction & there is still A cleft on the boulder atop the Malyavanta Hill is caused by the arrow🚩
🕉 3. Malyavantha Rama Temple has images of the deities are carved on the face of a massive boulder. Bhagwan Rama & Lakshmana are sitting posture, Ma Sita is standing next to them & HanumanJi in a kneeling posture with great devotion 🚩
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!! Incredible Hampi !!

A place whehere every monuments Will fill you with pride.

जयतु सनातन 🚩 Image
Stone Chariot

It is an iconic monument in front of Vijaya Vittala mandir in #Hampi central #Karnataka
It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

It is a shrine dedicated to Garuda, vahan of bhagwaan Vishnu.

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Sree Virupaksha Mandir

The mandir is dedicated to bhagwaan Virupaksha, a form of Shiv ji.

The mandir was built by Lakkan Dandesha. ImageImage
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Girish Karnad claims in his play #Rakshasatangadi the temple destructon in Hampi was an "insider job"- citing still Virupaksha temple stands tall.

So can he explain why the #Nagareshwara temple in #Halebeedu is totally razed to the ground, while #Hoysaleshwara is mostly intact? Image
Here both shines were Shiva temples. There could be multiple reasons - Nagareswara for being the personal temple where the Kings worshipped was targeted first, and before they finished the job the Hoysala troups were able to guard Hoysaleshara? Your guess is as good as mine.
But the point is so called sahitis from Karnataka have normalized these to based on some random paper by one prof in Columbia. This is due to the white-skin-infliction. Where is thinking power when we need it?

Sorry to say the same trend in the latest historical novel as well.
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Vijayanagar Empire: Architects of South India #vijaynagarmpire #hampi #southindia #architecture
Once there were two brothers, Harihara and Bukha raya. They were both from Hampi, in Karnataka on the banks of the river Thungabhadra.
They both knew that their city needed an empire and hence laid the foundations of the great Vijayanagara empire. The empire is named after its capital Vijayanagara, which is modern day Hampi. Harihara became the first ruler and conquered many parts of the country.
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Our ancestors turned stones into history!!
Eternal #Ramayana carving on Temples of Vijayanagara dynasty era!
ಎಲ್ಲಿ ರಾಮನು ಅಲ್ಲಿ ಹನುಮನು..ಜೈ ಆಂಜನೇಯ !! #JaiHanuman 🙏

@BharatTemples_ #JaiSriRam ImageImageImageImage
Hazar Rama Temple #Hampi
16th C E Vijayanagara Kingdom

Sundarakanda: Sita Devi giving ring to Sri Hanuman

Shri Hanuman convincing Sri Rama abt Vibhishana is truly for dharma

Ravana sabha: Hanuman on an elevated seat made by his tail

Chintala Venkataramana temple, Tadipatri ImageImageImage
Pic1: Huge 22 ft deity of Lord Veeranjaneya carved out of single monolithic rock located on a small hillock at Bengaluru has it's own historic importance.

Pic 2: Sri Ram with Lakshmana, Hanuman Vibhushan & Vanaras
Thirukurugudi Nambi Perumal temple,TN
Pics from various source
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H A M P I ಹಂಪೆ I

Where The Stone Tells The Story In Science!

Virupaksha Temple I Karnataka
Virupaksha Temple of Lord Shiva built by The Vijayanagara Empire in 7th century AD.

The Iconic Hampi Stone Chariot is an architectural marvel, rests on a platform that is about a feet high.

The mysterious Vitthala temple Ranga Mandapa is well known for its 56 musical pillars.
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#Hampi is an experience, hard to describe in words or through pictures. But, can’t help sharing what I did today. Walked through the magnificent history of Vijayanagara Samrajya (1336-1646). EACH stone of Hampi is a story in itself.


1. Stone Chariot, Vitthala Temple.
2. Absolutely stunning single-stone carved structures. And, these are giant.

Here, single stone carved doors (with locking system), which used to be at the entrance of the Royal Enclosure in #Hampi.
Single stone 22 feet tall Laxmi Narsimha idol at #Hampi. Originally, Laxmi idol was sitting on its left side. See second pic. That is how it was supposed to be.
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Beginning today a team from @SwarajyaMag comprising of myself, @arvindneela, @astrokaran and Jones are setting out on a 3,000km road trip.

From Bangalore to Banaras. To visit all major heritage sites en route.
For day 1 we plan to cover Lepakshi and Penukonda, and reach Hampi for the night.

The entire 3k-5k km trip travel is sponsored by @savaaricars

See you in Lepakshi next!
Breakfast at the Nandi Upachar. Masala dose, vade and kapi. 😈
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A linga surrounded by 108 miniature lingas! Carved on rock on the banks of the Tungabhadra. Those who haven't been to #Hampi have missed the finest Indian heritage site of all. #Karnatakatrail. ImageImage
#Karnatakatrail: One of the finest heritage sites of the state at Kanaganahalli, near Sannati, #Yadgir. Excavated stupa comparable to Sanchi. Remains frm Mauryan-Late Satavahana period, frm 3rd cen BCE. Grt set of carved columns, cant be photographed though. Under restoration. Image
#Karnatakatrail: The excavation of the Adhaloka Mahachaitya, over 2 decades, has thrown up over 200 Brahmi inscriptions, depictions of Ashoka & of several Satavahana monarchs, stories frm the Jatakas, of the Buddha and more. Remains show a sculpted circle similar to Sanchi.
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#Karnatakatrail: Another fascinating figure from my fav place in #Hampi - the 16th century CE Achyutaraya Temple. 3-headed octopus like figure, the headbands looks distinctly like those of #Inca figures. Image
Attended an eye-opening talk last week by historian Dr. Vasundhara Kavali-Filliozat with the most interesting input being that 'Vijaynagara' is an incorrect name for the empire. The real name was 'Karnataka Desha'. We have been using an incorrect name all along! #Karnatakatrail
If what Dr. Filliozat and other historians say is indeed correct, it seems we have been calling the empire by a wrong name right through. Also, the capital has been known at diff times as Vijaynagara, Virupakshapuram and also, Hampi. #Karnatakatrail
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Road trip #hampi
Chitradurga Fort, A Picturesque Fort of Karnataka. ImageImageImageImage
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Drove from #Bangalore to #Hospet, a distance of 350 km, on March 25th to see the #Hampi ruins. Instead of going back via Chitradurga, turned onto NH 150A from NH 48 at Hiriyur. The Hiriyur - Hospet stretch has much less traffic compared to Chitradurga-Hospet. #IndiaRoadTrip
Soon after crossing Hiriyur en route to #Hospet (near #Hampi), the landscape transformed itself dramatically. There were beautiful craggy hills and fields with the characteristic red soil of the region, with moderate to scanty vegetation. #IndiaRoadTrip
The #Hiriyur to #Hospet route goes close to #Bellary (now #Ballary), w/ its many mines of the best quality iron. Saw trucks transporting iron ore plying on this route. Incidentally, Bellary has often been in the news for rampant illegal mining & export of iron ore. #IndiaRoadTrip
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