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Sri Visweswara Swamy Temple at Narsapur in Andhra Pradesh

Sri Visweswara Swamy Temple is located at Narsapur in West Godavari District in Andhra Pradesh. The shrine is located near the Vasista River (also known as the Vasista Godavari). The temple is dedicated to Shiva – who is worshipped here as Visweswara Swamy. This is a small but beautiful shrine. It follows the Shaiva tradition. Shivratri is the most important festival observed here. Pradosham and Mondays attract maximum devotees. Speical pujas are observed during the days.

Sri Someswara Swamy Vari Temple at Narsapur in Andhra Pradesh

Sri Someswara Swamy Vari Temple is located at Narsapur in West Godavari District in Andhra Pradesh. The shrine is located near the Vasista River (also known as the Vasista Godavari). The temple is dedicated to Shiva – who is worshipped here as Someswara Swamy. As Someswara, Shiva is the one who saved Chandra , the moon god from vanishing completely. Someshwara Shiva is also the Lord of the medicines. This is a small but beautiful shrine. It follows the Shaiva tradition. Shivratri is the most important festival observed here. Pradosham and Mondays attract maximum devotees. Speical pujas are observed during the days.

Sri Madana Gopala Swamy Temple at Narsapur in Andhra Pradesh

Sri Madana Gopala Swamy Temple is located at Narsapur in West Godavari District in Andhra Pradesh. The shrine is located near the Vasista River (also known as the Vasista Godavari). The temple is dedicated to Bhagvan Sri Krishna – who is worshipped here as Madana Gopala Swamy. This is a small but beautiful shrine. It follows the Vaishnava tradition.  Sri Krishna Janmashtami is the most important festival observed here.

Kondalamma Temple at Narsapur in Andhra Pradesh

Kondalamma Temple is located at Narsapur in Andhra Pradesh. The shrine is located near the Vasista River (also known as the Vasista Godavari). The temple is dedicated to Kondalamma, a manifestation of Mother Goddess Shakti. In the year 1970, people of the region found a murti of Goddess Kondalamma floating on the Godavari River. They took the murti, placed it on the banks of the river, and made a temporary shelter for it using palm leaves. A week later, a cyclone hit the region. Houses and many concrete structures were damaged in the cyclone. But people soon witnessed that nothing happened to the Goddess Kondalamma’s temporary structure made using palm leaves. Not even a single palm leaf had moved from its place. The villagers then constructed a temple for the Goddess and offered prayers. Since then there has been no damage in the village due to cyclone. People to escape from nature’s fury worship goddess Kondalamma of Narsapur. She is also worshipped for healthy chil

Hindu Temples and Sacred Places in Chennur in Adilabad District in Telangana

Chennur is located on the banks of Godavari River in Adilabad District in Telangana. Here Godavari River is known as Uttaravahini as the river bends and flows towards the north.  Uttar means north. The place is famous for Vedic pundits. There are numerous Hindu temples and sacred places located here especially near the Godavari River. Take a holy dip in Godavari River in Chennur is considered highly meritorious. Thousands of devotees take dip here during auspicious days. The spot attracts a huge crowd during the Godavari Pushkaram, which is held once in twelve years. The most famous Hindu temple located at Chennur is the Anjaneya Swami Temple – dedicated to Hanuman. 

Yalgur Temple – Hanuman Temple at Yalgur near Bijapur in Karnataka – Yalguresh Hanuman

Yalgur Temple , dedicated to Hanuman, is located at Yalgur near Bijapur in Karnataka. The Hanuman worshipped here is popularly known as Yalguresh Hanuman. The shrine is around three kilometer off Nidgundi on the National Highway 13. Story of Yalguresh Hanuman Legend has it that Lord Ram had visited Yalgur located on the banks of Krishna River during his exile period. Yalguresh means lord of seven villages. The seven villages located in the vicinity of Yalgur village do not have a Hanuman temple. During the period of Muslim invasion, the murti worshipped in the shrine was carried away to another temple to keep it away from getting destroyed. After several years when the murti was being unpacked, the priest broke in inadvertently. The priest was filled with remorse. During the night he had a dream in which Hanumanji appeared and asked him to bring the broken murti back to Yalgur and place it in the sanctum sanctorum. He was also directed to perform puja outside

Baba Garibnath Temple at Muzaffarpur in Bihar

Baba Garibnath Temple is located at Purna Bazaar in Muzaffarpur in Bihar and is dedicated to Hindu God Shiva. The Shivling worshiped in the temple is Swayambhu, which appeared on its own. The main offering in the temple is water, milk and Bilva leaves also known as Bel Patra. There is a very popular belief that the poor get relief to their problems after worshiping here that is one reason why the temple is known as Baba Garibnath Temple. Legend has it that the region where the present day temple is located had seven banyan trees. The person who bought the land cut five trees and while he was chopping the sixth tree blood started coming out from under the tree. A Shivling had got hit with the axe. A temple was created after the incident. The seventh banyan tree too can be found nearby. The main temple has a dome with seven kalasha made of Ashtadhatu. The Swayambhu Shivalinga is located 1.5 feet below the floor. The base is covered with silver and argha, an octagonal ashtad

Sri Kapila Malleswara Swamy Temple at Naraspur in Andhra Pradesh

Sri Kapila Malleswara Swamy Temple is located Narsapur in West Godavari District in Andhra Pradesh. The shrine is located near the Vasista River (also known as the Vasista Godavari). The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is believed that the shrine was established by Sage Kapila. The temple is believed to have been constructed between 11th and 12th century. The place is also known as Gopada Kshetra. Apart from the Shivling in the sanctum sanctorum, the temple also has murtis of Kanaka Durga Devi, Subrahmanya, Ganesha, Surya, Dattatreya and Vaikunta Rama Swami. A unique aspect of th temple is that the murti of Bhagvan Sri Ram is without Mata Sita. Perhaps Sri Ram might have come here after Mata Sita was kidnapped by demon king Ravana. The ashram of Sage Kapila was located at the spot where the current temple stands. The Shivling was established by the Sage. Once a cowherd noticed one of his cow shedding milk involuntarily on a particular spot daily. On inquiry th

Tiruvathira Nakshatra Male Characteristics – Thiruvathira Birth Star Born Male Character

One of the most important characteristics of Thiruvathira Nakshatra born male is that they will be fickle minded. Another important character of the birth star is that they will have lot of friends. Other Tiruvathira Nakshatra Female Characteristics are given below: Will have long life. Will easily find the fault of others. Will be proud. Will be honored and rewarded for excellence. Might lie purposefully Will be able to easily understand the root cause of a problem. Will make good friends especially those in power and high positions.

Makayiram Nakshatra Male Characteristics – Makayiram Birth Star Born male Character

One of the most important characteristics of Makayiram Nakshatra born male is that they will be energetic and enthusiastic. Another important character of the birth star is that they will be hard working. Other Makayiram Nakshatra male Characteristics are given below: Will be very good in their field of activity. Will be productive and creative. Will grown in career slowly and steadily. Will be smart in handling money and wealth. Will win over people easily. Will love family and relatives. Will follow rules and regulations. Will have good and healthy children. Will show more love and care towards mother. Will be religious minded.

Krittika Nakshatra Male Characteristics – Krittika Birth Star Born Male Character

The most important characteristics of Krittika Nakshatra born male is that they will be highly energetic. They will have good health and will be handsome. Another important character is that is that they will have good strength. Other Krittika Nakshatra male Characteristics are: Will give importance to physical health. Might take decision in haste. Will be short tempered. Will not be keen in following social customs. Might not give importance to religious values. Will not tolerate matters that hurt their pride. Will have good leadership qualities. Will become famous. Will not be of helpful nature.

Skanda Panchami

Dedicated to Lord Muruga, Skanda Panchami (Kanda Panjami) is observed on the fifth day after the Amavasi (no moon) in the month month of Ashada (June – July) in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka and on the fifth day after Amavasya in Aani month in Tamil calendar. In 2023, the date of Skanda Panchami is June 23. Lord Muruga is also known as Lord Kartik, Kartikeya and Subramanya. The day after Skanda Panchami is observed as Kumar Shasti (Kumara Sashti) in certain parts of India and Nepal . In such regions, the belief is that Lord Muruga appeared on the day.