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Hello #twitterstorians! What kind of poetry so “astonished” a sultan that he granted edicts to an entire religious community? Here in Pt 5 we’ll look at Jinaprabhasūri’s 🔥 poetry skills and discuss how his relationship with Muhammad bin #Tughlaq changed the #Jain tradition.
As we saw in Pt 4, in his VTK, JPS states that his verses of benediction to MbT so “astonished” the sultan that he became enamored of the monk, eventually granting a Jain qtr in Delhi, returned an image, and granted edicts protecting Jain pilgrimage sites.
While JPS does not give us the actual verses he charmed MbT with in the VTK, telling us only that he made them up on the spot, his other works give us a sense of how clever and skilled a poet he was—even in languages that only existed in grammar books.
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A #story of an #afternoon of 1971 #Bengal.
A beautiful,fair glowing skinned,#generalclass, #traditional, #Hinduwoman used to live with her #husband (who used to work in railways) and her 15yrs old #son & 4 years old #Daughter.
She was also a prime worshipper of Maa Durga...
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Some years ago, when her #son was of 13 yrs, he started showing his interest in #Politics and started being with #hinduextremists.
He also started going to #akharas,for #gym work and #shastravidya.
Onto which he was #punished by not given #food for a #day by...
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his mother, as she wanted him to be an #Engineer and become #rich.
The son left his interest, and started #studying in guidence of his #mother.
It was the time of #Bangladeshliberation #war, when he went to a nearby #Temple with his mother and #sister one #evening ...
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One of my favourite things to do is walk around the “city”.

Had one such walk last night and captured some of the “dying breeds” as I see board after board with names like “9 Sadashiv” etc!

Thanks @kunal_tilak for baptising me on the “Pune Misal” at Badshahi!

#Pune #city
The beauty and the beast!

All the old structures will soon be gone with the wind and replaced by Monstrosities.

Guess it’s all part of the times!
@GodboleSandeep always something that reminds me of you!

#temple #Heritage
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#sculpture #story -

Chandesha-Anugraha Murti - One of the Sculpture in Brihadeshwara Temple at Gangaikonda Cholapuram - built by Raja Rajendra Chola I

This Sculpture depicts Bhagwan Shiva along with Devi Paravathi blessing Chandeshwara - one of the 63 Nayanmars.

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Chandeshwara/Chandikeshwara is regarded as custodian of Shiva Temple's wealth&most of Shiva temples in South India has separate sannathi for him.

His bhakti for Bhagwan Shiva elevated him as one of foremost among Nayanmars.
He gave importance to Shiva Pooja&protection of cows.
There are series of paintings, illustrating the #story of Chandikeshwar in the premises of
Sri Sathiyagireeswarar #Temple at Seinganur,near Kumbakonam,TN

Chandikeshwara's birth name
is Vichara sarman.He was born in the village of Senganur on the banks of River Manni.
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Jwala Maa : A Mystery Unsolved

Here the tongue of Mother Bhagwati Sati fell from the bow of Lord Vishnu, at this place situated on the Dhaulidhar mountain of the Himalayas, Emperor Bhumichandra first saw the flame of Mother burning and got the holy temple built.
Divine teerth places at jwala maa temple

Gorakh dibbi

Seja Bhavan

Radha Krishna Mandir

Laal shivalay

Siddha Nagarjuna

Ambikeshwar Mahadev

Teda mandir
Mughal Emperor Akbar - The Mughal Emperor Akbar tried his best to extinguish the holy flame, but failed.

Protest by Aurangzeb- Aurangzeb demolished many Hindu temples, when he reached Kangra, again the number of bees killed many
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Why Temples are attacked?
A thread!

Reference: Young Moves Magazine, Issue 22
Link: drive.google.com/file/d/15jMie-…

#HindusLivesMatter #Hindu #HinduEcosystem #temple
The three reasons for attacks on Hindu Temples are:

1. Economic
2. Religious
3. Political

#HindusLivesMatter #Hindu #HinduEcosystem #temple
Most of the temple wealth was used for public welfare. Temples financed developmental works like irrigation projects, land reclamation, creation of water bodies, construction of educational institutions, medical facilities & relief during natural calamities etc.
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Nestled in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Western Ghats, Marudhamalai Temple Situated at a height of about 500 feet in a plateau in the city of Coimbatore, TamilNadu. Believed to be the abode of Murugan, this 1,200-year-old Temple is on a small hillock. The Temple can be Image
accessed via a long flight of steps, & from the top you can get sweeping views of the surrounding #landscape. The hill is also home to a multitude of #medicinal herbs are used in the preparation of various #ayurvedic medicines. Sattology about petrified by thieves: Standing at Image
the foot hill, as we gaze towards the North, in the distant hills, we discern three stones in diverse colors, which are the petrified form of three thieves cursed by Murugan for their sinful act of plundering the treasures belonging to the temple. Just below the stone forms, Image
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Ancient Site of the Week - The Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion 🏛️🔱

(1/5) Located at Cape Sounion on the Attic peninsula, the ancient Greek Temple of Poseidon presides over a commanding view of the Aegean sea.

#Classics #AncientGreece #Archaeology #Athens Image
(2/5) Originally, an Archaic-period temple sat on the site. Made of tufa, it was destroyed c. 480 BCE during the #Persian invasion of Greece. Despite being destroyed, the Athenians placed a captured Persian trireme on its ruins following the allied Greek victory in 479 BCE. ImageImage
(3/5) Today, the surviving temple was constructed between 444 - 440 BCE, and serves as one of the major monuments of the Athenian golden age. Later described by Strabo as a "noteworthy settlement", it remained a significant cult centre into the #Roman imperial period. ImageImage
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#Chilkur Balaji Temple, popularly known as "Visa Balaji Temple'', is an ancient #temple of Bhagwan #Balaji located at 25 km from #Hyderabad off the #Vikarabad road & on the banks of #Osmansagar is the #picturesque village of #Chilkur with its @LostTemple7
hoary temple dedicated to Sri Balaji #Venkateshwara. It is one of the oldest temples in #Telangana built during time of Madanna & Akkanna, uncles of #Bhakta_Ramadas (fame of #Bhadrachalam). From the style, #architecture appearance, it can be inferred that the @desi_thug1
#temple was built half a millennium ago. Set in sylvan surroundings, temple attracts lakhs of pilgrims every year & is an ideal place for sequestered retreat & #meditation . It enjoyed in the past, great days of pomp & glory. According to #Sattology (truth), a devotee who
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#Tamilnadutemples
Aathi Kumbeshwara swamy #Temple - Mahadev Shiva is the main deity here. Aathi is primordial origin implies ancient. The Kumbeswarar is in Shiva Linga form which is a formless form - called aaru (formless)+uru (form)=aaruuru. @LostTemple7 ImageImage
The shape of lingam is of very special significance its in conical shaped lingam, This is unique in the world. The #Sattology derives the meaning of the shape & the name. The city name #Kumbakonam itself derived from the name of Mahadev - Kumba @Itishree001 @almightykarthik Image
& the slight angle of the Linga, hence the name "#Kumbakonam".
It is one of the 127 temples on the southern banks of river #Cauvery. It's mentioned as, 'Thirukkudamooku' in 'Thevaram',at present its called #Kumbakonam. It is a prime #Temple @Elf_of_Shiva_ @hathyogi31 @RajeAiyer Image
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#Keesaragutta is a #Temple dedicated to Mahadev Shiva & his consorts Bhavani & Sivadurga at Keesaragutta in Medchal-Malkajgiri district, about 30 km from #Hyderabad . It is located on a small hillock. @sattology @Itishree001 @LostTemple7 @desi_thug1 @DivineElement
#Sattology says that Sri Rama installed Shiva Lingam here to nullify Brahmahatya Paapa of killing Ravana. He selected this beautiful valley surrounded by hills & verdant greenery for the purpose & ordered Hanuman to bring a Sivalingam from #Varanasi.
@RajeAiyer @Nidhi7007
Hanuman was late in arriving with Shiva lingam & as the Muhurtham was nearing, Mahadev himself appeared before Sri Rama & presented a Shiva lingam for installation. Hence the lingam in the #Temple is called Swayambhu Lingam. @almightykarthik @harshasherni @pujari_anup
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#Experiences with Sri Maha Periva - Bring your mother!
Author: T.N.Suppiramani
Compiler: T.S.Kothandarama Sarma
Source: Maha Periyava darisana anubhavangal.
For four or five years, our mother was suffering from rheumatism. She was bedridden. Image
But then my mother had a great wish to have darshan of Periyava. How could it happen?
When supplicated to Periyava with much hesitation, he said, "Bring her".
Taking Mother in a car, we parked it at the entrance of the #temple where Periyava was staying. @almightykarthik
Periyava's sight, fell on the car. The sadas(assembly), of vedic pandits was going on inside the #temple. Hearing the noise of the car, they muttered their disapproval & looked at us with disdain.
But then Periyava, as if he was calling a child, called my mother,@Aravindh_partha
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#Experiences with Sri Maha Periva - Vacate the mandapam immediately!
The camp, was in Anakunti, on the banks of the #Tungabhadra river. One can see the ruined cut images, of the Krishnadevaraya empire, here. Around 2 o' clock in the afternoon, he gave his shiShyas sudden & urgent ImageImageImage
orders to immediately vacate the mandapam, where the cooking & dining was done, & move to the place adjacent to the Annapoorani #Temple. "There would be a cat & its kitten staying in the samaiyalKaTTu (kitchen). Drive them away too."
@almightykarthik @srinivazvasu @KanchiMatham
The mandapam vacated by the shiShyas, after the next half-an-hour, for whatever reason, started falling down slowly! Periva saved everyone, including the cat & its kittens!
Periva Saranam
@Aravindh_partha @the_one_speaks @RajeAiyer @VarierSangitha @AnuSatheesh5
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SANGAMESHWAR TEMPLE, PATTADAKAL, #Karnataka

#Sangameshwara Temple was called #Vijayeswara Temple earlier. It is a religious site in Pattadakal. It was built by the Chalukya king, Vijayaditya Satyashraya, circa 733 CE.

@DograTishaa
This temple is regarded as one of the oldest temples in India and the oldest temple of this region, thus, making it a must-see site for all tourists. The structure represents Dravidian architectural style and possesses an inner passage, a hall and a sanctum.
The outer wall of this #temple is adorned with sculptures of Ugranarasimha and Nataraja.

The design of the temple roof and hall are similar to that of #Virupaksha Temple, which itself has been inspired from #Kailasanathar Temple of Kanchi.
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#TamilNaduTemples
Sri Mahalingeshwara #Temple situated at a small village called #Vayalathur, a small agricultural village which is 15 km south of #Kanchipuram (Kanchi- the spiritual capital of South India), #Tiruvannamalai Dist., TamilNadu
Sri Mahalingeshwarar is present along with His consort Sri Brigu Sundaragujambal. It is a 9th Century #Temple built during the Pallava Reign. Over the years, due to natural & human negligence the Temple got depleted & left in shambles. @almightykarthik @Itishree001 @pujari_anup
It was in 2015, a committee was formed with the help of local villagers and renovation work started to reconstruct the Temple structure. On 10.06.2016 the Maha Kumbabhishekham was performed in a grand manner and on 31.07.2016 Mandal Abhishekham was performed.
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#Theerthamalai is Mahadev Shiva #Temple along with His consort Devi Vadivaambigai, located at #dharmapuri Dist, #TamilNadu . The name Theertha means holy water malai means hill in Tamil. (Hill with Holy Water). Theerthamalai is a village situated @sattology @Itishree001
about 16 km northeast of #Harur. This temple also called as Theerthagireeswar (Theertha+Giri+Eswar)
Temple is located at the top of a hillock about 1 km up the steep slope of the hillock, derives its name from five springs in the temple. Mahadev Shiva is main deity. @karthiklv
#Temple was built in the 7th century, having many contributions being made by the Chola & Pandya Kings. Several inscriptions can be found in Temple. There is a deep connection of this temple with #Ramayana. When Sri Ram killed Ravana – @hathyogi31 @eshers @rightwingchora
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Nestled in the #UNESCO World #Heritage Site of the Western Ghats, Marudhamalai Sri Subrahmanya Swamy #Temple lies on the outskirts of #Coimbatore. Here is an awesome aerial view of this Temple.
This 1,200-year-old Temple on a small hillock at a height of about 500 ft in a plateau on Western Ghats, amidst lush vegetation & salubrious #climate. The Temple can be accessed via long flight of steps, & from the top you can experience the views of the surrounding landscape. Image
The hill is also home to a multitude of #medicinal #herbs that are used in the preparation of various #Ayurvedic #medicines .To know more about this Temple pls visit: sattology.org/content/marudh…
Video credit: YouTube ()
#SanatanaDharma #SanatanaSanskriti
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1. #Margabandeeswar #Temple - located at #Virinchipuram, #Vellore dist. #TamilNadu
Sthala Vruksham: Palm Tree
Theertham: Simha, Sooli & Brahma Theertham
This is 1300 years old temple – the oldest & biggest #temple of #Vellore dist. @sattology
@harshasherni @Itishree001
2. #Sattology about this Temple: A 110 feet high, 7 stage, east facing RajaGopuram is the one that welcomes us first. Sri Adi Shankaracharya had done Beejakshara Pradhishta to Simha theertham. This temple is also known as ‘Baskara Kshetram’
@Tanvangi17 @almightykarthik
3. because Surya Bhagwan is said to worship Linga when its rays fall on it in the month of Panguni (March-April); The name of the place as Virinchipuram came from #Sattology that the #Temple was worshiped by Brahma, i.e., Virinchi; The #theertha of this Temple @onlyaravindh
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The #Kedareshvara #temple (also spelt Kedareshwara or Kedaresvara) is located in the town of Balligavi (known variously in ancient inscriptions as #Belagami, Belligave, Ballagamve and Ballipura), near Shikaripura in the Shimoga district of #Karnataka state, #India.
This temple represents 2 magnificent &beautifully carved emblems of Hoysala.Built in year 1319,this temple is very popular among devotees of Shiva &Vishnu as it enshrines Shivlinga &idol of Janardhan.Carvings in temple depict stories of #ramayana, #Mahabharata & #bhagavadgita .
Dotted with centres of learning (agrahara), Balligavi was an important city during the 11th - 12th century Western #Chalukya rule. The term Anadi Rajadhani (ancient capital) used in medieval inscriptions to describe this town tells a tale of great antiquity.
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#Thread #Thiruvannamalai (Annamaliayar) #Temple was built before 1100 years & #architecture of the temple has its contribution frm various #KINGDOM from Cholas, Pandias, Sambuvarayars Posalas, Vijayanagara, Nayaks, Nagarathargal, Cheftains & Zamindars. The Temple
@sattology
possesses more than 1000 statues & 450 stone inscriptions. The temple has more than 100 sannidhis. Various moorthies, bronze statues, paintings, 1000 pillar mahal & gopurams are the specialties of the temple. Temple is very enormous with an area
@IndiaTales7 @desi_thug1
covers around 25 acres & East #Gopuram built by King Krishnadevaraya with a height of 217 ft (11 storeys) is one of the largest Gopuram in India. Temple also consists of vallala Maharaja Gopuram, kili Gopuram. The main deity of Temple is @harshasherni @Itishree001 @pujari_anup
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HATHEE SINGH JAIN TEMPLE, #Ahmedabad #Gujarat

Constructed in the year 1850 AD, Hathee Singh temple is a very famous #Jain #Temple. It has been named after its founder Seth Hathee Singh, a prosperous Jain merchant. ImageImageImageImage
Hathee Singh #Jain temple of Ahmedabad was built in the dedication of the 15th Jain #Trithanakara named Dharmnath. The temple is known for its fabulous architectural styling and designing that consists of intricate carvings. ImageImageImage
It is an #architectural #Marvel that has been built using beautiful white marbles.Hathee Singh #Jain temple is a double storied construction that has a dome on the front side. The other two sides of the temple consist of lavishly carved out galleries. ImageImageImage
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#MURUDESHWARTEMPLE

Murdeshwar is a town in Bhatkal Taluk of Uttara Kannada district in the state of #Karnataka, #India. The town is located 13 km from the Taluk headquarters of Bhatkal.

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Murdeshwar is famous for the world's second tallest #Shiva statue, the town lies on the coast of the #ArabianSea and is also famous for the #Murdeshwar #Temple.
The origin of the name "Murdeshwar" dates to the time of #Ramayana.

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The #Hindu gods attained immortality & invincibility by worshipping a divine Linga called the Atma-Linga. The Lanka King Ravana wanted to attain eternity by obtaining the Atma-Linga-Soul of Shiva. Since the Atma-Linga was with #Shiva, Ravana worshipped Shiva with devotion

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Chandeshwara gave importance to Shiva Puja&protection of cows.

His bhakti for Bhagwan Shiva elevated him as one of foremost among 64 Nayanmars.

He is regarded as custodian of Shiva Temple's wealth& most of Shiva temples in South India has separate sannathi for him
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There are series of paintings, illustrating the #story of Chandikeshwar in the premises of
Sri Sathiyagireeswarar #Temple - Seinganur,near Kumbakonam,TN

Chandikeshwara's birth name
is Vichara sarman.He was born in the village Seinganur on the banks of River Manni.
His Parent names were Yajna Thatan and Pavithrai.
Vichara Sarmar was gifted child and he learnt the Vedas and agamas at a very young age.
He was very devout and would always think about Bhagwan Shiva.
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A beautiful #Temple, known as Kantaji/#KantajewTemple at Kantanagar is a late-medieval Hindu temple in Dinajpur, Bangladesh/one of the most magnificent religious edifices belonging to the 18th century. 🚩
#Ancient #SanatanDharma #Thread
The temple belongs to the popular Hindu Lord Kanta or #Krishna and this is most popular with the Radha-Krishna cult (assemble of memorable love) in Bengal. 🚩🙏
It boasts one of the greatest examples on #terracotta #architecture in Bangladesh and once had nine spires, but all were destroyed in an earthquake that took place in 1897.
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