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Kanakagiri Kanaka Chalapathi Temple – Kanakagiri Lakshmi Narasimha Temple in Karnataka

Kanakagiri Kanaka Chalapathi Temple is located at Kanakagiri in Karnataka and is dedicated to Lakshmi Narasimha. The temple is around 22 km from Gangavati Town . Narasimha form of Bhagvan Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi are separately worshipped in the temple. The combined form of Lakshmi and Narasimha worshipped in the temple is in Shaligram form. Kanakagiri Kanaka Chalapathi Temple is famous for its architecture and a gigantic chariot. The temple is a classic example of Vijayanagar architecture. The temple is surrounded with an outer enclosure the prakara of the size 208 x 90 feet accommodates over 10,000 people to congregate at one place. The huge hall of 54 feet length and 36 feet width is decorated with lion faced pillars. The huge chariot in the temple known as Kanakaraya Ratha has 6 wheels and each wheel has 9 feet circumference. Kanakagiri Kanaka Chalapathi Temple Darshan Time: The Temple is open for Darshan from 5:00 AM to 9:00 PM The Darshan

Thiruvannamalai Girivalam – Importance of Girivalam at Arunachaleswarar Temple at Thiruvannamalai

Thiruvannamalai Girivalam (going around the Hill) is undertaken around the Holy Arunachalam Hill which is worshipped as Shiva and is associated with the famous Arunachaleswarar Temple at Thiruvannamalai in Tamil Nadu. The unique feature here is that the entire hill is worshiped as Shiva. The entire circumambulation path is 14 kilometers. The holy hill is 2668 feet high. Thiruvannamalai Girivalam is usually performed on the full moon day or Purnima. The Girivalam can be performed during day and night. The Holy Hill was Agni (fire) during Kritya Yuga; Manikkam (Emerad) during Treta Yuga; Pon (Gold) during Dwapar Yuga and is Kallu (Rock) during Kali Yuga (the present age). Eight Shivlings are located around the Hill and the eight Shiva Lingams are: Indra Lingam, Agni Lingam, Yama Lingam, Niruthi Lingam, Varuna Lingam, Vayu Lingam, Kubera Lingam and Esanya Lingam. An ancient temple known as Adi Annamalai Temple is also located on the Girivalam

Shloka in Hanuman Chalisa Calculates the Distance between Earth and Sun

The 18th shloka in Hanuman Chalisa talks about Hanuman jumping to sun thinking it is a fruit. It is now suggested that the particular shloka in Hanuman Chalisa calculates the distance between earth and sun. Hanuman Chalisa was written during the 15th Century. Information provided by Abhishek Chandan The 18th Shloka reads like this: Yuga Sahastra Yojan Par Bhanu Liliyo Tahi Madhur Phal Janu Yuga means the sum of Four Yugas (1 complete Mahayuga) with unit in divine years. Sahastra is 1000. Yojan is 8 miles. Bhanu is Sun Satyayuga= 4800 divine years Tretayuga=3600 divine years Dwaparyuga=2400 divine years Kaliyuga=1200 divine years  So 1 Mahayuga= 12000  Now next is sahastra common Sanskrit word meaning "1000" Next is “Yojan” also know as that equals to 8 miles Yuga X Sahastra X Yojan (in miles) = 12000X1000X8= 96,000,000 miles Now 1 mile= 1.6km So 96,000,000 miles= 96,000,000X1.6 km = 153,600,000km. Today estimated distance is approxim

Purandara Dasa Teachings

A small collection of quotes and teachings of Purandara Dasa. When I meditate on you, O Lord, what harm can others do to me? What can they achieve by their jealousy when I am surrounded by your boundless mercy and when I repeat your name constantly? Do ants lay siege to fire? Will the dust that a scampering horse throws up envelop the sun? Is there anything that can go against one who has patience? Will the mountain tremble when the wind blows? If a thief tries to break open and seize the money which he sees in a mirror, can he get hold of it? From market to market ’tis needless to run; The shops know it not, the bazaar can have none. My candy, you see, is the name of Vishnu, So sweet to the tongue that gives praise as is due.