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The Huge Shivling at Bhojpur Shiva Temple near Bhopal

The Bhojpur Shiva Temple , or Bhojeshwar Temple , also known as Somanath of the East is an unfinished temple located at Bhojpur Village near Bhopal , Madhya Pradesh. A massive Shiva lingam rising to a height of 22 feet and made of a single block of polished stone is the main attraction in this ornate temple. The linga is one of the tallest in India . Interestingly, the linga faces west that is towards the setting sun. Usually the idols in the temple face east towards the rising sun. This is the usual procedure according to the Vastu Shastra. The linga remained broken for several hundred years due to a roof collapse, which happened during the construction of the temple. Recently, Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) had restored to linga to its original glory. The Bhojeshwar Temple located near the Betwa River was founded by the legendary Parmar King of Dhar Raja Bhoj (1010-1055). The surrounding of the unfinished temple is strewn with huge boulders and

Swapneshwar form of Shiva – Swapneshwar Mahadev

Swapneshwar Mahadev is one among the numerous forms of Shiva. In this form He is the one who helps devotees overcome fear of bad dreams. Shiva in the form of Swapaneshwar is worshipped in the Ujjain Mahakaleshwar Temple complex. Information about this form of Shiva is found in the Skanda Purana. Swapneshwar Mahadev is one of the 84 Mahadeva temples in the city of Ujjain . The temple is located in the northwest direction of Mahakaleshwar Temple near the Sankatmochan Siddhadas Hanuman Temple . According to Skanda Purana, prayers to Swapneshwar help one not to see evil dreams. In a fortnight, the eighth (Ashtami tithi) and fourteenth (Chaturdasi tithi) day are dedicated to the worship of Swapneshwar Mahadev.

Dharmasthala Temple Timings – Darshan - Opening and Closing Time at Dharmasthala Temple in Karnataka

Dharmasthala Temple is a unique temple located in Karnataka. Below is the daily darshan and opening and closing time at the temple. Please note that the temple timings might change during festivals and other important rituals. Dharmasthala Temple Timings Morning Darshan Time is from - 6:30 AM to 7:30 PM Archana and Abhisheka is from 8-30 AM to 11-00 AM Thulabhara Seva is from 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM Evening Darshan Tim e is from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM How Different Is Dharmasthala Temple In Karnataka From Other Temples In The Region? The Dharmasthala Temple, located in Karnataka, India, stands out from other temples in the region due to several unique features: 1. Religious Harmony and Inclusivity Dharmasthala Temple is renowned for its promotion of religious harmony. While it is primarily a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Manjunatha (Shiva), it is administered by a Jain family, the Heggade family. This unusual combination reflects a blend of Shaiva, Vaishnava, and Jain tr

Tree to Carve Lord Sudarshan for Puri Jagannath Temple Nabakalebara Found at Gadakuntunia Village near Balakati

The tree to carve Lord Sudarshan murti during Nabakalebara 2015 was found at Gadakuntunia Village near Balakati on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar. Along with Sudarshan, Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra are the four important mutis worshipped at Puri Jagannath Temple. During the Nabakalebara ritual , new murtis are carved and they replace the existing murtis worshipped in the Puri Jagannath Temple. The Asian Age reports  Hundreds of devotees on Sunday made a beeline for Gadakuntunia village under Balakati block, on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar, where the daru (neem tree) meant to be used for construction of the idol of Lord Sudarshan, one of the four major idols of Sri Jagannath Temple, Puri, is located.  By afternoon, the crowd had swelled to more than a thousand as people from far and wide descended on this nondescript village that has now etched its name into the pantheon of the Cult of Jagannath. Religious fervour ran high as people were seen paying obeisa