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Sri Darpa Sayana Rama – About Sri Darpasayana Rama form of Bhagavan Sri Ram

Sri Darpana Sayana Rama is a unique form of Bhagavan Sri Ram. In Sri Darpanasayana Rama form, Bhagavan Sri Ram sleeps on a bed made of Darpan or kusha grass. He is waiting for Lord Varuna to appear and help him in crossing the ocean to reach Lanka and save Mata Sita. Sri Ram had requested Lord Varuna to help him but he was yet to respond. Sri Darpa Sayana Rama form of Ram is worshipped as a subsidiary deity at the famous Thirupullani Temple near Rameswaram. In the shrine, we see Lakshmana in the form of Adi Shesha forming a bed for Sri Ram. Related Rama’s Anger against Varuna, the Sea God, in Ramayana

Karinjeshwara Temple Bantwal in Karnataka

Mahathobahara Shree Karinjeshwara Temple is located at Kavalamudoor Village, which is 2.5 km off Vagga Village on Bantwal – Dharmastal state highway. Situated atop a hill at an altitude of 1000 feet, Karinjeshwara Temple is dedicated to Hindu God Shiva. The shrine dedicated Goddess Parvati, is located midway on the hill. It is believed that Bhagvan Sri Ram and Lakshman visited the shrine when they were searching for Mata Sita. Pandavas too lived here during their exile period in the Mahabharata. Two water bodies believed to have created by Bhima and Arjuna can be found here. Gadateertha was created by Bhima using his mace or Gada. Varaha Tirtha sprung when Arjuna struck an arrow on the hill. Temple dedicated to Goddess Parvati and Ganesha are located midway on the hill. The most important ritual in the temple is observed on Bheemna Amavasya in Ashada month. Other important festivals in the temple are Ugadi, Vrishabha Sankramana, Simha Sankramana, Naga Panchami, Ganes

Matangeshwar Mahadev – Matangeshwar Form of Shiva – 60th Shiva Temple in Ujjain

Matangeshwar Mahadev is worshipped in  Ujjain  in Madhya Pradesh. It is one of the 84 forms of Shiva worshipped in  Ujjain . This form of Shiva is associated with providing Brahma Gyan to Matang The temple dedicated to Matangeshwar Mahadev is located at Pinjar Wadi This form of Shiva is worshipped for attaining knowledge of Brahman, which will help in attaining moksha. Matangeshwar Mahadev is counted among the 84 Shiva Temples in  Ujjain  and it is the 60th temple visited during the parikarama of Shiavalayas here. Story of Matangeshwar Mahadev Matang was born in a pious family but he was indulged in performing cruel acts from a very young age. A holy person once told Matang that he is performing cruel acts due to his bad karma in previous life. Matang then wanted to know how to overcome the bad karma. The holy person advised him to perform prayers to Indra. He then performed intense austerities for several years. Finally, Indra appeared before him and