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Sarangpur Hanuman Temple near Nizamabad in Telangana

Sarangpur Hanuman Temple is located near Nizamabad in Telangana. The shrine is dedicated to Hanuman, the greatest devotee of Bhagavan Sri Ram. Sarangpur Hanuman temple is around 8 km from Nizamabad. Samarta Ramadas, Guru of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, laid the foundation stone of the shrine. The Hanuman Temple is spread over a total of 1400 acres land and the temple is situated atop a rocky hill. The murti of Hanuman is carved out of a large rock atop the hill. The shrine is built around the murti of Hanuman. 

Adasa Temple – Adasa Ganapati Mandir near Nagpur

Adasa Temple is located at Adasa Village , which is around 43 km northwest of Nagpur on Saoner- Kalmeshwar road in Maharashtra . The shrine is dedicated to Ganesha and is popularly known as Adasa Ganapati Mandir. It is one of the one of the eight Ashta-Vinayaks in Vidarbha. The main murti of Ganesh worshipped in the temple is 12 feet tall and 7 feet wide. It is a swayambhu murti or one which appeared on its own. The temple is spread over 10 hectares of land and there are nearly 20 temples in the Adasa Temple property. The temple is located on an open ground with breath taking views. Nearby atop a hill is a popular temple dedicated to Shiva – it has three swayambhu shivlings. The temple attracts thousands of devotees during Ganesh Jayanti, Ganesh Chaturthi and Angarak Sankashti Chaturthi Vrat. Special pujas and rituals are held in the temple. Adasa Ganapati is a wish fulfilling Ganesha.

Aluva Shiva Temple – Aluva Manappuram Shiva Temple in Kerala - Festival - History

A unique shrine located on the banks of Periyar River in Kerala, Aluva Shiva Temple is one of the 108 Shiva Temples in Kerala. The Swayambu Shivling worshipped here is not enshrined in a sanctum sanctorum. There is only a temporary structure. Aluva Manappuram Shiva Temple is located around 18 from Ernakulam North Railway Station. It is believed that there used to be a temple located here which was built by Lord Parashuram. This shrine was destroyed by a flood. Later Vilwamangalam Swamiyar built a temple which was also destroyed by a flood. After this, it was decided that it is divine wish that there should be no shrine built here. In certain years, the entire temporary shrine gets submerged in water. This is known as natural Arattu – bathing of the deity. The naturally formed Shivling worshipped here is small and faces east. There is also a murti of Nandi in front of the Shrine. The main festival observed in the shrine is the Aluva Sivarathri. The annual festival be