E-Archana & E-Prasad
  • Bagavathy Amman Temple, Kanyakumari


    Devi Kanyakumari Temple or Shree Bagavathy Amman Temple is situated in cape Kanya Kumari, Tamil Nadu. This is one of the famous 51 Shakti Peethams in India. It is said that back spine of Sati’s corpse fell here, forming the presence of BHAGAWATHY over here. Maa Bagavathy is said to be a ‘Sanyasin’. She is the goddess of Sanyasa and penance.

    The Goddess is also popularly known as ‘Bhagvathy’. The deity is also known by the names of Kanya Devi, Devi Kumari and Bhadrakali. The most distinctive feature of the temple is that the consecration of the temple is believed to be performed by sage Parashurama. The Shrine of Kalabhairava and Padala Ganga Teertham forms the part of main attractions inside the temple.

  • Garbharakshambika Temple, Thirukarugavoor


    Thirukarugavur is the abode of Goddess Garbharakshambika and Lord Mullaivana Nathar.  Lord Mullaivananathar is Lord Shiva himself and Goddess Garbharakshambika is an incarnation of Goddess Parvati. Goddess Parvati is the embodiment of Shakti (Power).

    Lord Shiva is mainly worshipped in the form of a Shiva linga. The shiva lingam of the presiding deity, Lord Mullaivana Nathar in the main sanctum of this temple is a Swayambu (self-manifested ) Lingam.

  • Koothanur Saraswathi Temple


    Koothanur is a small village located near Poonthattam in Tamilnadu. The uniqueness of this temple lies in the fact that, it is dedicated exclusively to the goddess of learning – Saraswati. This village is famous for the Saraswati Temple which is exclusively dedicated to the Goddess of learning and its association with tamil poet, Ottakoothar.

  • Lord Muruga Temple, Palani


    This temple is one among the six Padaiveedu’s of Lord Muruga (Karthikeya).  It belongs to 9th century and the king namely Cheraman Peruman constructed this temple. The idol of the Lord Muruga was created by sage Bhogar. The idol is believed to possess great medicinal qualities.

    The deity of Palani is known as Dandayudhapani Swami, the Lord having the Staff in his Hand. The deity at the sanctum sanctorum is made out of an amalgam of nine minerals popularly called Navapashanam. Some people say it is a combination of medicinal herbs. It consist of the following items : Veeram, Pooram, Rasam, Jathilingam, Kandagam, Gauri Pasanam, Vellai Pasanam, Mridharsingh, Silasat.

  • Meenakshi Amman Temple, Madurai


    Meenakshi Amman Temple is a historic Hindu temple located on the southern bank of the Vaigai River in the temple city of Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India. It is dedicated to Parvati, known as Meenakshi, and her consort, Shiva, here named as Sundareswarar. The temple forms the heart and lifeline of the 2,500-year-old city of Madurai.

    Meenakshi is an avatar of the Hindu goddess Parvati – the consort of Shiva, one of the few Hindu female deities to have a major temple devoted to her. The name “Mīnachchi” means fish-eyed and is derived from the words “mīna” meaning fish and “akṣi” meaning eyes. The lady goddess Meenakshi is the principal deity of the temple, not Sundareswarar, unlike most Shiva temples in South India where Shiva is the principal deity.

  • Patteeswaram Durgai Amman Temple


    Thenupuriswarar Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to the god Shiva located in the holy village of Patteeswaram, Tamil Nadu, India. Shiva is worshiped as Thenupuriswarar, and is represented by the lingam. His consort Parvati is depicted as Nyanambikai (Somakamalambigai).

    The shrine of the goddess Durga is very popular here. Unlike in other temples, Durga here is very soft in look and grace (Shanta Swarupi). Sitting on her vehicle lion, placing the feet on the head of the demon Mahishasura, the goddess appears in a Tribanga stature, eight hands, three eyes and jewels in the ears. Generally, the lion faces right, however the lion here faces the left side. In her hands, the goddess holds, conch, wheel, bow, arrow, sword, shield and a parrot.

  • Ramanathaswamy Temple, Rameshwaram


    Rameshwaram is called the “Varanasi of the South”.  Rameshwaram is located in Ramanathapuram district, Tamil Nadu.    This place holds dual importance as:  It is one among the twelve “Jyothirlingams” and also included in the “Chardhams”.

    The temple is mainly dedicated to Lord Shiva who is worshipped in the form of lingam. It is  believed that,  Lord Rama and Maa Sita installed Shiv lingam here. Hence, this is an important pilgrimage for both Vaishnavaites and Shaivites.

  • Ranganathaswamy Temple, Srirangam


    Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple located in Srirangam, Tiruchirapalli is a famous temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu in the divine form of Sri Ranganathaswamy.  Srirangam is the foremost of the eight self-manifested shrines (Swayam Vyakta Kshetras) of Lord Vishnu. This temple is also known as Thiruvaranga Tirupati, Periyakovil, Bhoologa Vaikundam, Bhogamandabam. The temple follows Thenkalai tradition of worship.

    Lord Vishnu is worshiped as Ranganathar in leaning back position over the adishesha.

  • Santhoshi Mata Temple, Chennai


    Santoshi Mata is considered a manifestation of Durga. She is regarded as the Goddess of joy and satisfaction. Believed to be the daughter of Lord Ganesha, she is a kind-hearted form of Goddess Durga, who is pure and gentle.  Santhoshi Mata is regarded as a lovely and loveable divinity, who is extremely sympathetic to the requirements of her devotees.

    This Goddess is generally depicted as sitting on a lotus in full bloom. She is also seen with four hands, holding a trident, sword and a bowl of sugar in three of her hands and offering protection through the Abhaya mudra, held in her principal right hand.

  • Surya Bagavan Temple, Kumbakonam


    Suryanar Kovil is a Hindu temple dedicated to the deity Sun, located in Suryanar Kovil, near the South Indian town of Kumbakonam in Tamil Nadu. The temple also has separate shrines for the other eight planetary deities. The temple is considered one of the nine Navagraha temples in Tamil Nadu. The temple is one of the few historic temples dedicated to Sun god.

    The presiding deity is Suriyanar, the Sun and his consorts Ushadevi and Pratyusha Devi.

  • Swaminatha swami Temple, Swami malai


    Swamimalai, is fourth among the Six Sacred Shrines devoted to Lord Muruga. Here is the place where Lord Muruga, the Legend propounded the meaning of “Om”, the Sacred Pranava Mantra to his father Lord Shiva, and thus assumed the title Swaminatha (“Lord of Lords”).

    The shrine of the presiding deity, Swaminathaswami is located atop a 60 ft (18 m) hillock and the shrine of his mother Meenakshi (Parvathi) and father Shiva (Sundareswarar) is located downhill.

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