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36. #ShoreTemple #Mahabalipuram

Built in 725CE by the mighty #Pallavas & dedicated to Shiv & Vishnu.

It is a #UNESCO site & one of the oldest structural sites of Southern India.

A grand example of the #Dravidian style of #TempleArchitecture ImageImageImageImage
The main sanctum facing east has a broken #lingam, and the west-facing sanctum has the lingam missing.

#Mahabalipuram was a major seaport during the 6th century, it was ruled by Pallavas who built many temples here. ImageImageImageImage
Mini shrine of #Mahishasurmardhini
#Singham Pallavas royal emblem,
and an animal killed by a lion next to it. ImageImageImageImage
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Usually many Indians travel abroad to enjoy their holidays & there is nothing wrong in it.However India too has so many undiscovered/unknown places that they really give a very joyous experience and this for long time as a memorable gift
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I am thankful to @Amey_1986 for letting me know this place of #Rameshwar which is a couple of kilometer away from #Vijaydurg.
At the entrance it's a downhill which is without Steps but stone is carved as if they are steps of around 25-30.On the either side are the
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small hilly parts working like walls.Once at the entrance on d left & right side we have trees which help us with cool Breeze all d time even in summer.
The Rameshwar temple is made up fully of #Wood and have Mangalorean Red Tiles.The wodden usage and tiles give a
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Nandhi Sculpture that grows in Size every year. The Temple staff has already removed a pillar as the size of Nandhi (Holy Bull) is Increasing Sri Yaganti Uma Maheshwara Temple, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh
This temple was constructed by King Harihara Bukka Raya of the Sangama Dynasty of the Vijayanagara Empire in the 15th century. It was built according to Vaishnavaite traditions.
The locals say that the idol was initially much smaller than its present size. They say that certain experimentation was carried out on this idol and it was said that the type of rock out of which the idol is carved has a growing or enlarging nature associated with it.
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All India Muslim Personal Law Board calls an urgent meeting of its executive committee. Issues, including #GyanvapiMasjid, #TipuSultan Masjid and others will be discussed and the board will decide its future course of action. (ANI)

#Gyanvapi hearing: While the #Hindu side has sought 2 more days to file a survey report; the #Muslim side has opposed the sealing order.

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If you are a Shiv Bhakt, you must have practiced saying your prayers in the ears of Nandi Ji. Bhagwan Nandi Ji is one of the most dearest and close one to Bhagwaan Shiva. Outside every Shiv temple we can see Nandi ji patiently waiting for his Aradhya. The word Nandi comes from a
Tamil rooted word Nandhu which means to grow, to flourish or to appear, symbolizing the appearing of Nandi Ji or other white bulls. The sanskrit word nandi means joy, happiness, and satisfaction, which are the properties of divine Shiv-Nandi.
Every Shiv temple showcases
Nandi Ji looking towards the entrance of the main shrine.

Nandi Ji is a symbol of eternal patience and waiting. In indian culture waiting is considered as one of the greatest virtues. The one who knows how to simply sit and wait can achieve anything on a spiritual level and
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#Pashupatinath mandir dedicated to Bhagwan #Shiva is one of the oldest in #Nepal.
The pagoda style temple stands tall on the banks of the river #Bagmati and has a history dating back to 400 AD. The temple complex is huge covering an area of 264 hectares. Image
Inside the temple complex there are 518 different structures.
The main temple is an architectural masterpiece and features cubic constructions and wooden rafters.There are four main doors wrapped in silver sheets and the roof is made from copper with gold coating. Image
The main idol is a stone #Mukhalingam facing four directions,
with the silver serpent.
One of the most astonishing decorations of the temple is the huge golden statue of #Nandi .the temple area also includes Deupatan, Jaya Bageshori, Gaurighat (Holy Bath), Kutumbahal, Gaushala, ImageImage
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"Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu
Maa Shailaputri Rupena Samsthita
Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah”🙏

Navratri begins by offering prayers to Maa #Shailputri, the daughter of Himalaya('Shail'- mountain),also known as #Bhavani #Parvati #Hemavati

#Navratri2020 #NAVRATRA
First day of #Navratri is known as '#Pratipada' and the most important ritual on 'Pratipada' is '#Ghatasthapana' or the'#KalashSthapana'.
#DrikPanchang says goddess governs the moon- provider of all fortunes.She cleans dregs from the hearts of her worshippers
Pictorial depiction shows -she holds the #Trishul(trident) 🔱in the right hand, a pink lotus in the left, a crescent adorns her forehead.
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Sri Madhukeshwara #temple,Banavasi
near Sirsi,Karnataka - one of the oldest temple with Stunning mix of #architecture

Dedicated to Lord Shiva & it is honey-hued Lingam hence the name Madhukeshwara.

2 Beautiful #elephant sculptures welcome the visitors to this temple.
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Initial structures were built by the Kadamba dynasty.After the Kadamba reign was the ruled by Chalukyas &the Hoysalas.Additions and renovations were made to the temple by these rulers.In a way this temple showcases different architectural styles over the years.
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Nritya mandapa is attributed to the Hoysala rulers - ceiling, walls & pillars( Hoysalas) of this mandapa are exquisitely carved.It has a 7-foot tall monolithic
#Nandi which is sculpted & placed in a way that left eye will see shiva & right eye sees Parvathi.

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This series of images are ear ornaments of the #Nandi people, which community was originally known as the Chemwal.

The first one here, the Kimeiteitiot, was an old man’s earring.
This second one, the chepolungut, was an ear ornament worn by warriors from the community.
Pictured here, the engosholaiit was worn by men in the upper part of the ear.
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