Lord Vishnu's Incarnations

Hindus believe in the incarnation of God upon earth. When God incarnates himself upon earth, it is called avatar. The Bhagavadgita declares that whenever there is an ascendance of adharma (injustice and disorder), God reincarnates Himself on earth in an earthly form to restore balance and reestablish Dharma. The concept probably originated in the early Vedic period as is evident from the incarnations of Brahma stated in the Vedas. The idea gained further acceptance with the emergence of Trimurthis in the Hindu pantheon, namely Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva as the highest manifestations of Isvara Brahman, and Vishnu as the preserver of the worlds. The Vedas, the Puranas, the Epics and the Bhagavadgita acknowledge the incarnations of Vishnu as an essential and important function in creation to ensure the order and regularity of the worlds and keep the chaos and demonic forces under control.

The epic Ramayana is based on the life story of Lord Rama who was an incarnation or avatar of Lord Vishnu. In Bhagavatapurana and the Mahabharata we come across the miraculous life and achievements of Lord Krishna who was also considered to be an incarnation of Lord Vishnu only. Most of the Puranas deal with the accounts of creation of the worlds and a particular incarnation of God.

Among the Trinity only Lord Vishnu, being the preserver and upholder of creation, incarnates, to ensure that righteousness and the world order are well maintained. But whenever there is a disorder that starts troubling the worlds, He descends directly into a physical body and removes it. There is a main difference between an incarnation and other manifestations of God. In an incarnation He retains His full potentialities and consciousness while assuming the mortal birth and maintains a firm hold over the play of the gunas of Prakriti (Nature). Some times if the need is not that urgent or acute, He may either manifest Himself partially in a physical body or may just materialize without any physical body.

The Puranas describe ten main avatars or incarnations of Lord Vishnu of which His last incarnation is yet to manifest. The ten incarnations are briefly described below:

Matsyavatara (The incarnation as a fish): The purpose of this incarnation was to save Manu (the first born) and the seven sages from a deluge.

Kurmavatara (The incarnation as a tortoise): The purpose was to save mount mandara at the time of churning of the oceans by the demons and the devas for Amrit, the elixir of life.

Varahavatara (The incarnation as a boar): The purpose was to slay a demon called Hiranyakasipu and save the earth from flood waters into which it had submerged.

Narasimhavatara (The incarnation as part man and part lion): The purpose was to slay Hiranykasipu who was subjecting his son Prahlada who was a great devotee of Lord Vishnu to great harassment and to prove to the world that God would be always willing to help His dear devotees.

Vamanavatara (Incarnation as a dwarf brahmin): The purpose was to assist and help Indra to retain his lordship over the heavens by eliminating his rival Bali, the famous demon king from the competition.

Parasurama: The purpose was to destroy some warrior kings (kshatriyas) who were becoming a menace to the society and restore the social order.

Ramavatara: The purpose was to slay demon king Ravana who had obtained a boon from Lord Shiva to the effect that no god or demon or any creature in any of the worlds would be able to kill him. He forgets to mention the human beings while seeking the boon. Ravana captures Sita, the wife of Rama, who them proceeds with his brother Lakshmana and with the help of innumerable forest tribes, releases the world and his own wife from the clutches of Ravana.

Balarama: He was the elder brother of Sri Krishna. The main purpose of this incarnation was to kill the demon king Dhenuka, the ape Dvivida and change the course of Yamuna. The plough was his main weapon which is suggestive of the fact that probably he played a key role in the introduction of agriculture among the people.

Srikrishna: The purpose was to restore order by killing many demon kings who were troubling the earth and also help the Pandavas of the Mahabharata fame in their against their own cousins the Kurus headed by the famous warrior and egoistic king Suyodhana or Duryodhana. His teachings are now available to us in the form of the Bhagavad-Gita, which provide inspiration to millions of Hindus even today.

Kalki: This incarnation is yet to take place. God would descend upon the earth on a while horse probably at the end of Kaliyuga to restore order and destroy evil people whose number would gradually increase during this phase.

Variations: The above ten incarnations are among the most acceptable list of Vishnu's incarnations. Some variations are also worth mentioning. According to some accounts the Great Buddha was also an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, but this idea is not acceptable to many Buddhists. Others like Hamsa, Satvata, Yagna, Dattatreya, Vedavyasa are also said to be His incarnations only and are sometimes included in the list of the first ten. Among his partial manifestations (amsavataras) the most important are kapila, Hayagriva, Dhanvantari, Mohini and Naranarayana who are worth mentioning.

Incarnations of Brahma and Shiva: We do not hear much about the incarnations of either Brahma or Shiva. The reason being that among the three it is only Lord Vishnu who is the preserver and maintainer of the creation and whose primary responsibility it is to maintain law and order. Lord Shiva is also credited with many manifestations in the mortal world, but they are not referred as incarnations in the strictest sense of the word.

Shakti Incarnations: The incarnation of Lord Vishnu is mostly concurrent with the incarnation of His consort and principal Shakti, Shri Lakshmi, the goddess of opulence and abundance. Thus for each of His incarnation we have corresponding incarnation of this goddess: Padma or Kamala for Vamana, Dharani for Parasurama, Sita as the consort of Lord Rama, and Rukmini of Sri Krishna. She is also worshipped as Varahi and Narasimhi in some parts of India.

Conclusions from the Incarnation: We can draw many conclusions from the incarnations of Lord Vishnu. They are briefly stated below:

1. God is not a mere mute witness, but an active and dynamic principle maintaining a firm hold on the process of His creation.

2. The evil somehow has the tendency to prevail over good from time to time and cannot be dealt with on our own without the help and assistance of God.

3. Just as there are incarnations in the external worlds, there can be incarnations of God within the human consciousness. Sometimes God may descend into the lower consciousness of a being in His full intensity to purify him. But this can happen only when there is an intense aspiration for the divine and a feeling of complete surrender by the lower self.

4. The stories of incarnations help the ordinary mortal to know how to conduct themselves in their day to day lives. Just as God incarnates and assumes many forms and roles to help the good and destroy the unrighteous, man too has to assume many roles in his family to help his relations and ancestors, and in his society to help the poor and the needy.

5. God is righteous, a wielder of moral law, not a neutral Being unconcerned with the virtues of the mankind.

Posted by :Admin

Related Posts

  • Sri Kakuleswara Swamy Temple, Srikakulam Sri Kakuleswara Swamy Temple, Srikakulam

    Srikakulam has a rich history and is the first capital of the Andhra Kingdom. The ancient Srikakuleswara Swamy temple is located on the banks of River Krishna and is considered to be the 57th of 108 Divya Desams, holiest of shrines dedicated to Lord Vishnu, by Vasihnavaites. The temple has a rich cultural and historical legacy and is one of the oldest temples in the south. Great poets like Srinatha Kavi Sarvabhoumudu, Kasuala Purushottama and Narayanatheertha, the composer of Sri Krishna Leela Tharangini praised the temple in their works. The temple is located in the mandal of Ghantasala, which is a popular Buddhist center.

  • Srimukhalingeswara Temple, Sri Mukhalingam Srimukhalingeswara Temple, Sri Mukhalingam

    Srimukhalingeswara temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is a major pilgrimage center in the state. It is located in a village known by the same name, 45-odd kilometers to the north of Srikakulam, on the banks of the holy Vamsadhara River. The temple is known for artistic splendor and stands out as one of the finest examples of Kalinga architecture. Ornate sculptures adorn the Gopurams and walls of this shrine.

  • Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Devasthanam, Dharmapuri Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Devasthanam, Dharmapuri

    Sri Lakshmi Narsimha Swamy's kshetram in Dharmapuri is one among the nava Narsimha Kshetrams in Andhra Pradesh. Prior, this place was directed by the ruler Dharma Varma henceforth the place is known as Dharmapuri. According to the chronicled foundation of the place, however this refuge existed decidedly before 850-928 BC, it was beat by the Bahumani Sultans in the year 1422-1436 and again in the seventeenth century, the asylum was patched up. In this refuge, swamywaru is cut in Shaligram shila

  • Maa Biraja Devi Temple, Jajpur, Odisha Maa Biraja Devi Temple, Jajpur, Odisha

    The Birja Devi Temple, Jajpur was consecrated as Dakshayanis navel part fallen here. The presiding deity of Jajpur Asta dasha shakti peetha is Goddess Girija Devi. Goddess Girija Devi is also worshiped with various names such as Goddess Birija Devi, Goddess Virija. The temple of Sri Girija Devi is a very small construction when we compare it to Puri Jagannath Temple or Lingraja Temple of bhubaneshwar. Nobody knows the exact time of the Girija Devi temples construction. But it was renovated in the 13th Century. Jajpur is also called as Baithangi Theertha or Birija Kshetram or Oddyana Peetha (an Oddiyana is an ornament worn by a woman around her navel).

  • Lord Jaganmohini Keshava Swamy Temple, Ryali, West Godavari, Andhra Pradesh Lord Jaganmohini Keshava Swamy Temple, Ryali, West Godavari, Andhra Pradesh

    Situated between the rivers Vashishta and Gautami, tributaries of River Godavari, is a small village, Ryali, which is known for the temple of Lord JaganMohini Keshava Swamy.

  • Shri Peringottukara Devasthanam, Kerala Shri Peringottukara Devasthanam, Kerala

    Lord Vishnumaya or Kuttichathan is akin to Sastha, Muruka or Vigneswara but this Sivanandana (The Child of Siva) is worshiped not in common but by a special kind of devotees who need extra ordinary result. ?Vishnumaya is easily pleased and humans? are the words of Devotees. Let us look into the glory of Peringottukara Kuttichathan Vishnumaya. On his way for the divine hunt Lord Siva happens to see Koolivaka, a tribal woman. She was a devotee of Goddess Parvathy.

  • Sri Balaji Temple, Chilkur, Hyderabad Sri Balaji Temple, Chilkur, Hyderabad

    Chilkur Balaji Temple is located at Chilkur in Moinabad mandal in the Ranga Reddy district, Andhra Pradesh, India. One of the famous temples in Andhra Pradesh, the Balaji Temple is believed by many that those who visit the temple will get their desires fulfilled. Unlike any other temple, there will be no hundi in the temples. This is one of the few temples in India which does not accept monetary donations.

  • Akshardham Temple, New Delhi Akshardham Temple, New Delhi

    One of the most popular and amazing tourist attractions in the Indian nation is Akshardham temple. Each element of Akshardham echoes with spirituality ?the Mandir, the Exhibitions and even the Gardens. The Akshardham mandir has over two hundred murtis, representing many of the spiritual stalwarts over many millennia. The spiritual premise of Akshardham is that each soul is potentially divine. Whether we are serving the family, the country our neighbors or all living beings the world over, each service can help one move towards divinity. Each prayer is a call towards improving oneself and moving closer to God.

  • 18 Shakti Peethas / Asta Dasa Shakti Peethas 18 Shakti Peethas / Asta Dasa Shakti Peethas

    Astadasha Shakthi Peetas Lord Brahma performed a yagna to please Shakti and Shiva. Goddess Shakti emerged, separating from Shiva and helped Brahma in the creation of the universe. Brahma decided to give Shakti back to Shiva. As such, Brahma's son Daksha performed several yagnas to obtain Shakti as his daughter in the form of Sati.

  • Rishikesh - The Brahmteertha Rishikesh - The Brahmteertha

    The town of Rishikesh lies in the foothills of the Himalayas of the Garhwal region. It is the gateway to the upper Garhwal region and the starting point for the Char Dham pilgrimage (Gangotri, Yamunotri, Badrinath and Kedarnath) and an ideal destination not only for pilgrims but also for the people who are interested in adventure, medtation, yoga and other aspects of Hinduism.

  • Vaikunta Ekadasi Vaikunta Ekadasi

    Vaikunta Ekadasi is an important festival dedicated to Bhagvan Srihari Vishnu in the Tamil month of Margazhi (December-January). Vaikunda Ekadesi festival is of great significance at the Tirupati Balaji Temple, Srirangam Sri Ranganatha Temple and at the Bhadrachalam Temple. In Kerala, it is known as Swarga Vathil Ekadashi.

  • Shree Krishna Temple, Udupi, Karnataka Shree Krishna Temple, Udupi, Karnataka

    Udupi is one of the holiest towns in the country and is one of the seven 'Mukthi Sthalams' in the state of Karnataka. Sri Madhavacharya, The great Hindu saint and proponent of the 'Dwaitha' school of philosophy has consecrated the statue of Lord Sri Krishna here. Incidentally, Udupi is also the birthplace of this great saint.

  • How to fast on Ekadhasi? How to fast on Ekadhasi?

    Ekadasi Fasting is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is observed on the 11th day of waning and waxing phase of moon in a traditional Hindu calendar. This is one of the most popular Vrat observed in Hinduism. How to observe Ekadashi was narrated to Arjuna by Lord Krishna and is found in the Bhavisyottara Purana.

  • Sri Venkateswara Swamy Vari Devasthanam, Dwaraka Tirumala Sri Venkateswara Swamy Vari Devasthanam, Dwaraka Tirumala

    Dwaraka Tirumala temple is dedicated to Lord Venkateswara. The temple is very popular in these parts of the country and is often referred to as 'Chinna Tirupathi' in local parlance, which translates to mini Tirupathi. The name Dwaraka is from the legend of the great saint 'Dwaraka', who is said to have found the Swayambhu idol of the Lord here after a rigorous penance.

  • Vishnu Prayag Vishnu Prayag

    Formed by the confluences of the impetuous Vishnu Ganga (known, after this point, as the Alaknanda) and the Dhauliganga rivers, Vishnu Prayag, 1,372 mts. has an ancient temple here by a pool called Vishukund. It is said that the sage Narada worshipped Vishnu at this sanctified spot, and the Lord, pleased with his austerities, had given him his blessings. Visitors are find the Kagbhusandi lake bewitching with its emerald green depths giving it a still surface, while on the banks, blossoms evoke the colours of nature in all her glory. The lake can be approached from either Bhundar village near Ghangaria or from Vishnu Prayag.

  • Names of Lord Vishnu (Mythological Names) Names of Lord Vishnu (Mythological Names)

    Names of Lord Vishnu, Mythological names, You will find rare, uncommon, religious and traditional names

  • Nand Prayag Nand Prayag

    Hindu devotees take a dip at the sacred confluence Nandprayag before entering Nandprayag temple to perform pooja (worship). The mesmerizing beauty of two sister rivers meeting at the confluence will remain in your mind all your life. One fierce sister meeting another placid sister and both calming down to flow together offers an enchanting view.

  • Sri Rama Temple, Triprayar Sri Rama Temple, Triprayar

    It is at the very heart of the region's cultural legacy. The place earned its name probably from the belief that the river on whose banks the temple is beautifully located, once used to surround the temple on three sides and hence the name Thirupuriyar which became Triprayar.

  • Shrinathji Mandir, Nathdwara Shrinathji Mandir, Nathdwara

    Nathdwara literally means 'the Gate of the Lord'. The city is located on the banks of the Banas River and is home to one of the most popular pilgrimage destinations in the country ? the temple of Shrinathji, dedicated to Lord Krishna. The temple has a rich cultural and historical legacy as it is associated with many legends of the Lord. The temple attracts pilgrims from all across the globe and is one of the wealthiest temples in the country.

  • Karan Prayag Karan Prayag

    Karnaprayag is a third or the middle one of the Panch Prayag in Dev Bhoomi Uttarakhand. It is believed by many to be the place where Karn of the Mahabharata, was to have worshipped the Sun God. It is the ancient temple, devoted to Uma and Karn.

  • Sri Mavullamma Ammavari Devasthanam Sri Mavullamma Ammavari Devasthanam

    Sri Jaganmatha Mavullamma Ammavari Temple is in the town of Bhimavaram. There are many speculations regarding the origin of powerful goddess Shri Mavullama ammavaru. Among them, there is a belief which considers ‘Rayakudhuru’ near by place of Veeravasaram to be the birth place of the goddess.

  • Dev Prayag Dev Prayag

    Devprayag is a town in Pauri Garhwal district in the state of Uttarakhand, India, And is one of the Panch Prayag (five confluences) of Alaknanda River. Other than Sangam and Raghunath Ji Temple in Devprayag, one can visit nearby sacred places like Dand Naggaraj (Lord of Snakes) temple and Chandrabadni temple.

  • Virupaksha Temple, Hampi Virupaksha Temple, Hampi

    The Virupaksha Temple in Hampi, Karnataka is noted for its architecture and has been listed among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.Virupaksha Temple has been, for centuries, considered the most sacred of the temples at Hampi. This temple is situated on the southern bank of the Tungabhadra, immediately to the north of the Hemakuta hill. The temple complex lies within a long rectangular enclosure.

  • One Thousand Names of Lord Vishnu (Sahasranamavali) One Thousand Names of Lord Vishnu (Sahasranamavali)

    According to Hindu folklore, Lord Vishnu is considered to be the Supreme God of the existence. The folklore talks about two aspects of Lord Vishnu. Lord Vishnu has got 1000 Names, which is compiled as Vishnu Sahasranamam, out of these 1000 Names, each name has a meaning and a Story attached to it.

  • Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple in Nellore Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple in Nellore

    Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple is located on the banks of Penna River at Nellore in Andhra Pradesh. This temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu in the divine form of Sri Ranganathaswamy. This temple is also known as Talpagiri Ranganathaswamy or Ranganayakulu temple.The Ranganathaswamy temple’s close to 100 feet Gali Gopuram is the iconic structure of Nellore.

  • Varadaraja Perumal Kanchipuram Varadaraja Perumal Kanchipuram

    Varadharaja Perumal Temple or Hastagiri or Attiyuran is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu located in the holy city of Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India. It is one of the Divya Desams, the 108 temples of Vishnu believed to have been visited by the 12 poet saints, or Alwars. It is located in a suburb of Kanchipuram known as the Vishnu Kanchi that is a home for many famous Vishnu temples.

  • Panch Prayag or Five Confluences Panch Prayag or Five Confluences

    Panch Prayag means "Five Confluences". It refers to the five confluences which takes place at Vishnu Prayag, NandaPrayag, KarnPrayag, Rudraprayag and Devprayag respectively to form river Ganga. Ganga, the most sacred of Indian rivers, is worshipped as the life-giving goddess, which brings salvation to this land.

  • Sri Veera Venkata Satyanarayana Swamy Vari Devasthanam, Annavaram Sri Veera Venkata Satyanarayana Swamy Vari Devasthanam, Annavaram

    The most distinctive feature of Annavaram is the shrine to Lord Veera Venkata Satyanarayana Swamy situated upon the Ratnagiri Hills. The land is considered to belong to both Lord Sri Veera Venkata Satyanarayana Swami Temple and Goddess Anantalaxmi Satyavathi Ammavaru. Annavaram is one of the most famous Holy Shrines in India and enjoying second place after Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh

  • Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple, Ahobilam Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple, Ahobilam

    Ahobilam also known as Ahobalam is located in the Allagadda mandal of Kurnool district in Andhra Pradesh, India. It is located at a distance of 70 km from Nandyal and about 150 km from Kurnool, the district headquarters. There are two temple houses, lower Ahobilam and upper Ahobilam.

  • Chennakesava Swamy Temple, Markapuram Chennakesava Swamy Temple, Markapuram

    Chennakesava Swamy Temple located in Markapuram of Prakasam district is a famous temple of Lord Sri Maha Vishnu. The presiding deity in this temple is Sri Maha Vishnu in the divine form of Chennakesava Swamy and is seen with His consort Goddess Sri Mahalakshmi. The Lord is called Kesava because He killed a demon called Kesi.

  • The Lords Own Country, Dwarka The Lords Own Country, Dwarka

    Dwarka, a city that was known as Dwarawati in Sanskrit literature is one of the seven most ancient cities of India. This city was the abode of Lord Sri Krishna. It is the only place considered both as one of the ?char dham? (four principal holy places), as well as one of the ?sapta puris? (seven holy cities) in our religious texts.

  • Sri Krishna Janmashtami Sri Krishna Janmashtami

    Janmashtami, the birthday of Lord Krishna is celebrated with great devotion and enthusiasm in India in the month of July or August. According to the Hindu calendar this religious festival is celebrated on the Ashtami of Krishna Paksh or the 8th day of the dark fortnight in the month of Bhadon.

  • Simhachalam Temple Simhachalam Temple

    Simhadri or Simhachalam is a Hindu temple located in the Visakhapatnam City suburb of Simhachalam in Andhra Pradesh, South India. It is dedicated to Narasimha (the man-lion), an incarnation (avatar) of Vishnu. The architectural style of the central shrine is Kalinga architecture.

  • Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

    Shree Padmanabhaswamy Temple is located in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India . The temple is built in Dravidian style of architecture associated with the temples located in the neighboring state of Tamil Nadu, featuring high walls and a 16th-century Gopuram. While the Moolasthanam of the temple is the Ananthapuram Temple in Kasargod, architecturally to some extent, the temple is a replica of the Adikesava Perumal temple located in Kanyakumari District. It is the richest Hindu temple in the world. In fact, in terms of precious metals and precious stones, it is by far the wealthiest institution and place of worship of any kind in the recorded history of the world.

  • Onam Onam

    Onam, the annual harvest festival is an occassion of great joy. Celebrated mainly in the Indian state of Kerala, the Onam celebrations range from four days to ten days, and centre around worshipping, music, dances, sports, boat races and of course...delicious foods. The festival originates from various legends and traditional beliefs. Here we bring you a brief history of the Onam festival. Read it and know how the festival got its roots. To share with anyone this informative article on the history of Onam, just click here. Wish you a happy festive time!

  • Shocking Mythology: 15 people who were present in both Mahabharat and Ramayan! Shocking Mythology: 15 people who were present in both Mahabharat and Ramayan!

    Treta Yuga (the second Yuga), and Dwapar Yuga (the third Yuga) having huge gap of time in between them (millions of years). Still to the surprise of many, there were 15 such characters in Indian history who have been a part of both Ramayan and Mahabharat.

  • Sri Krishna Temple, Ambalapuzha, Kerala Sri Krishna Temple, Ambalapuzha, Kerala

    Ambalapuzha Sri Krishna temple enjoys an important place in the culture and history of the state of Kerala. It ranks alongside Guruvayoor and Trichambaram Krishna temples in terms of religious significance and attracts hundreds of thousands of devotees each year.

  • Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Shri Swaminarayan Mandir

    BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Toronto is a Hindu temple in Toronto, Ontario, opened on July 22, 2007 by Pramukh Swami Maharaj, the spiritual leader of BAPS. Also in attendance at the ceremony were Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper with Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty

  • Seven little known facts from the Mahabharata Seven little known facts from the Mahabharata

    In Indian mythology, we find mention of stories which are not only interesting, but also serve a message/ purpose. Mahabharata is one such epic, where we find these types of topics in abundance. Here are seven captivating stories from the epic Mahabharata from Indian mythology.

  • Pashupatinath Temple, Nepal Pashupatinath Temple, Nepal

    The Pashupatinath Temple is a famous, sacred Hindu temple dedicated to Pashupatinath is located on the banks of the Bagmati River 5 kilometres north-east of Kathmandu Valley in the eastern city of Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal.

  • Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanams Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanams

    Worshipping Lord Venkateshwara, also known as Lord Balaji, has been described in many ancient texts and by many scholars as the only way to attain salvation in Kalyug. The Lord here is extremely popular among the pilgrims and it is deep rooted belief that one's desires will be fulfilled after worshipping the Lord here. Lord Venkateswara is the richest God in the world and the temple is visited by thousands of pilgrims and the attendance exceeds hundreds of thousands during the Brahmotsavams and other festive occasions. The Lord here is addressed by many names and the temple is considered extremely holy.

Latest Posts

  • Temples
  • Sacred Places
  • Articles
  • Pancha Sabhai Sthalams / Sthalangal
    Pancha Sabhai Sthalangal refers to the temples of Lord Nataraja, a form of Lord Shiva where he performed the Cosmic Dance. Panc..
  • Pancha Bhoota Stalas
    Pancha Bhoota Stalam or Pancha Bhoota Stala refers to the five Shiva temples, dedicated to Shiva, the most powerful Hindu god a..
  • 18 Shakti Peethas / Asta Dasa Shakti Peethas
    Astadasha Shakthi Peetas Lord Brahma performed a yagna to please Shakti and Shiva. Goddess Shakti emerged, separating from Shiv..
  • Navagaraha Sthala or Temple
    Navagraha Suriyan (Sun), Chandran (Moon), Chevvai (Mars), Budha (Mercury), Guru (jupiter), Sukra (Venus), Sani (Saturn), Rahu (..


  • Siddeshwara Swamy Temple, Warangal
  • 10 Unique things you should do in Kolhapur
  • Sri Seetha Ramachandra Swamy Vaari Devasthanams, Bhadrachalam, Khammam, Telangana
  • Sri Brahmaramba Mallikarjuna Swamy Devasthanam, Srisailam, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh
  • Maisigandi Maisamma Temple Kadthal,  Mahabubnagar, Telangana
  • Arulmigu Jambukeswarar Akhilandeswari Temple, Thiruvanaikaval, Trichy, Tamilnadu
  • Sri Lakshmi Tirupatamma Devasthanam, Penuganchiprolu, Andhra Pradesh
  • Sri Subrahmanyeswara Swamy Vari Devasthanam, Mopidevi, Andhra Pradesh
  • Sri Durga Malleswara Swamy Varla Devastanams, Vijayawada
  • Sree Bhadrakali Devasthanam, Warangal
  • Sri Lakshmi Ganapathy Temple, Biccavolu
  • Ashok Vatika
  • The Lords Own Country, Dwarka
  • Simhachalam Temple
  • Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple