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Nearest Railway Station to Kodungallur Bhagavathy Temple

Kodungallur Bhagavathy Temple, a popular Shakti shrine in South India, is located in Thrissur District in Kerala. Thousands of devotees from various parts of India especially from Tamil Nadu travel to the shrine by train. The nearest railway station to Kodungallur Bhagavathy Temple is the Irinjalakuda Railway Station on the Ernakulam – Thrissur Route. Kodungallur Bhagavathy Temple is located around 13 km from Irinjalakuda Railway Station. Thrissur Railway Station is around 45 km from the temple. Ernakulam North Railway station is around 40 km from the temple.

Ranganathaswamy Temple Srirangapatna in Karnataka

Ranganathaswamy Temple at Srirangapatna in Karnataka is located on an island formed by two branches of Cauvery River. The presiding deity worshipped in the temple is known as Ranganathaswamy – Vishnu in reclining position. The temple is around 13 km north of Mysore . Legend has it that Sage Gautama worshipped Sri Ranganatha here. The oldest inscription regarding the temple dates back to 894 AD. It is believed that Tirumalaya, a subordinate king of the Ganga dynasty, built the shrine and named the town Srirangapura. Additions to the temple were made during the successive centuries by Hoysala kings, Vijayanagara rulers and Wodeyars of Mysore. Ranganathaswamy Temple is built in Dravidian style and faces east. A seventy foot tall gopura envelopes the gateway. The main murti worshipped in the temple is that of Sri Ranganathaswamy in a reclining posture on the coils of seven-hooded serpent Ananta. Goddess Lakshmi , who is known as Ranganayaki, sits near his feet. T

Online Virtual Tour of Sabarimala – View Pictures of Sabarimala and nearby holy places in 360 degree

Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple in Kerala attracts millions of devotees during the two month Mandala-Makaravilakku season (November – January). Leen Thobias of p4panorama.com has created an online virtual tour of  Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple in Kerala , India . In the virtual tour you can view 15 pictures of Ayyappa Temple and holy places nearby 360 degree. There are images of Erumeli Temple , Pampa , Pampa Ganapati Temple , Neelimala, Appachimedu, Sabaripeedam, Marakootam, Malikappuram, Nagaraja Temple , Bhasma Kulam etc. You can watch Online Virtual Tour of Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple here .

Harikaka Gosavi Punyatithi at Hattaragi near Hukkeri in Belgaum District

Harikaka Gosavi punyatithi is observed in Paush month. It is the death anniversary of Harikaka Gosavi and is of great importance at Hattaragi village near Hukkeri in Belgaum District. Hari Mandir dedicated to the pious soul is located in the village. Harikaka Gosavi Punyatithi 2022 date is December 26. Hundreds of followers of the saint assemble in the temple and offer prayers. Satsang, prayer meetings, and charity works are done on the day. Harikaka Gosavi Punyatithi is annually observed on Paush Shukla Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waxing phase of moon as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Sun Temple at Handiya in Nawada in Bihar – Surya Narayan Temple at Nawada in Bihar

Sun Temple at Handiya in Nawada in Bihar is popularly known as Surya Narayan Temple and is believed to have been constructed in the Dwapara Yuga, when Sri Krishna was present on earth. Handiya Surya Narayan Temple is located around 6 km southwest of Rajgir. The temple has numerous ancient murtis and a sacred pond. It is the believed that the original shrine was constructed by Jarasandha during the Dwapara Yuga. It is said that daughter of Jarasandha was cured of leprosy after taking holy dip in the pond near the Sun Temple. The murti worshipped in the temple is of Surya on a chariot with seven horses attached to it. There is also a small shivling in the sanctum sanctorum. The dome of the temple is noted for a Surya Chakra and three kalasha of brass. The most important day in the temple is Sunday. Thousands of people who are afflicted with leprosy visit the shrine on the day. The take holy dip in the pond and then offer prayers in the temple. They again return to the p