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How Many Jyotirling in India?

There are twelve Jyotirling temples in India . But there is controversy regarding location of two Jyotirlinga. Controversy or no controversy the answer to how many Jyotirling temple in India is always twelve. This is because there is a Stotra dedicated to the Jyotirling temples credited to Adi Shankara which names all the twelve temples. The twelve Jyotirling Temples are: Somnath   Temple  at Saurashtra in  Gujarat . Mallikarjun   Temple  in Srisailam, or Shrishailam, in Andhra Pradesh. Mahakal   Temple , or Mahakalaswar, in  Ujjain  Madhya Pradesh. Omkar   Temple , or Amishvar, at Omkareshwar on the banks of  Narmada   River  in Madhya Pradesh. Kedarnath Temple  or Kedareshwar in Uttarakhand. Bhimashankar Temple  at Dhakini in  Maharashtra . Kashi   Vishwanath   Temple , or Viswesh, at  Varanasi  in Uttar Pradesh. Trimbakeshwar   Temple  near  Nasik  on the banks of  Gautami   River  in  Maharashtra . Baidyanath Dham or  Vaidyanath   Temple  at Deoghar in Jhar

Story of Panchmukhi Hanuman – Why Did Hanuman Appear With Five Faces?

Story of Panchamukhi Hanuman is found in the episode in which Ahiravan and Mahiravana kidnaps Sri Ram and Lakshman and takes them to Patala to offer to their deity. Hanuman appears with five faces to extinguish five lamps. To kill Ahiravan and Mahiravana, Hanuman had to put out five lamps that were placed in five different directions. The life force of the two demons was kept in these lamps. Ahiravan and Mahiravana had got a boon by Goddess Bhavani that they can be killed only after extinguishing the five lamps together. In Panchmukhi Hanuman form – only one head is of Hanuman and the other heads are that of Hayagriva, Narasimha, Varaha and Garuda. Hanuman took this form and extinguished the five lamps kept in five directions. Thus he was able to kill the demons and rescue Sri Ram and Lakshman.

Which Rudraksha Should Mesha Rashi Born People Wear?

Each Rashi born people as per Hindu Astrology should wear a particular face Rudraksha for success, love, peace and prosperity. Mesha Rashi born people should wear Rudraksh with three or five faces. Wearing of which will bring in all round success to Mesha Rashi or Aries Zodiac. The deity associated with Five Face Rudraksha is Shiva. The deity associated with three face is Agni The devotee who wears it will also have the blessing of Mangal Graha or Mars and Brihaspati Graha or Jupiter. Along with wearing of the Rudraksh one should practice self control, worship of personal deity and good thoughts. Performing food donation and distributing clothes after the wearing the Rurdraksh is highly meritorious for Mesha Rashi People.

Top 5 Tallest Hanuman Murtis (Idols or Statues) in the World

Devotees of Hanuman around the world have created some huge murtis of Hanuman. Here are the Top five tallest Hanuman murtis (Statues or Idols) in the world. Veera Abhaya Anjaneya Hanuman Swami at Paritala near Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh in India – 135 feet (41 m) Hanuman Murti at Jakhu Hills in Shimla Himachal Pradesh in India - 108 feet (33 meter) 108 Foot Shri Sankat Mochan Murti in Delhi Hanuman Murti at Nandura in Maharashtra in India – 105 feet (32 meter) Hanuman of Carapichaima in Trinidad and Tobago – 85 feet (26 meter) Hanuman of the Ram Tirath temple at Amritsar in Punjab in India – 80 feet (24.5 meter) Note - a new Hanuman murti is under construction at Madapam near Narasannapeta in Srikakulam District in Andhra Pradesh - when completed this will be the tallest Hanuman murti. The height of this murti is 176 feet. You may also like to read Top 5 Tallest Shiva Murtis (Idols or Statues) in the World