One of the lovely sights which most people miss when they visit Palakkad and Malampuzha is the Malampuzha Rock Garden, which is only 800 meters from the Dam. Very few people, who happen to go there, are actually awed by the impressive collection of artwork created out of waste materials. Continue reading “Beautiful Rock Garden at Malampuzha”
This enormous Nandi Bull statue is more than 350 years old and can be seen on the way to Chamundi Hills in Mysore, Karnataka, India. The statue has been carved out of a single black stone boulder. It has a height of 16 feet and a length of 24 feet and is considered to be the third largest Nandi Bull statue in India. This is one of the landmarks of Mysore. Continue reading “Nandi Bull of Mysore”
This fantastic statue of Panchamukhi Hanuman is situated at Shirdi village in Maharashtra. This is one of the few idols of the Hanumanji with five faces. In addition to the face of Hanuman, the idol has four other faces Hayagriva, Narasimha, Garuda and Varaha. This idol has ten arms, wielding various weapons and items. The five faces signifies five directions – South, North, East, West and Upward.
This statue in front of Shri Sai Prasadalaya depicts Saibaba, the spiritual master, fakir and saint of India, cooking food for the needy in Shirdi village. It is said that Baba used to go to the market personally to purchase all the materials required for cooking the food. He used to cook himself and even put his hand in the vessel to stir the boiling food. The boiling pot did not harm his fingers or hand. Continue reading “Shri Sai Prasadalaya”
Guruvayur temple adheres to very orthodox traditions and customs. For those who want to go inside the temple, there is a strict dress code. Read on for essential information about Guruvayur temple dress code, special darshan facilities and other aspects of visiting this temple .. Continue reading “Guruvayur temple dress code, special darshan and other important information”
Importance of Guruvayur
Guruvayur is a small town in the beautiful land of Kerala. However, it is very prominent for its ancient and important Shri Krishna Temple, which is fourth biggest temple in India in terms of number of people visiting per day. According to the legent, the idol was brought here from Dwaraka by Vayu Deva and Brahaspathy, before the city was destroyed. Hence, Guruvayur takes its name from Guru (Brahaspathy) and Vayu (Vayudeva).
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