--> Skip to main content


Showing posts from April 5, 2016

Navgrah Mandir at Rambagh in Allahabad – Navgraha Temple in Allahabad

Navgrah Mandir at Rambagh in Allahabad is dedicated to the nine planets or grahas in Hinduism. The temple has separate murtis or idols of Som, Mangal, Budh, Brihaspati, Surya, Shukra, Shani, Rahu and Ketu. This a new temple and the construction was completed in 2012 AD. All the nine grahas are established over a circular platform in the huge hall. All the nine murtis are depicted riding their respective vehicles. Murti of Hanuman and Shiva are installed opposite to the Navgrahas. A huge murti of Vishnu lying on Sheshnag with Goddess Lakshmi sitting near his feet and Brahma sitting on a lotus is also part of the temple. This is a beautiful sculpture and it has good light synchronization. The 98 windows of the temple have paintings from the Ramayana. The temple complex also has shrines dedicated to Khatu Shyam, Goddess Sati, Salasar Balaji, Ramjanki and Lakshman, Radhekrishna and Ganesha. A scene from Ramayana named Panchawati is depicted in carvings on a large wall i

Bhaum Pradosh at Ujjain Angareshwar Temple Dedicated to Shiva

Bhaum Pradosh is observed when fortnightly Pradosh fasting falls on Tuesday in Hindu calendar. The day is of great significance at the famous Angareshwar Temple dedicated to Shiva in Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh. Pradosh vrat is observed on the 13th day of during the waxing and waning phase of moon and is dedicated to Shiva. It is believed that performing puja on the day will help those people having trouble due to the bad positioning of Angarak Grah (Mangal) in their horoscope. Shiva is said to have control over the Angaraka. Special Maha Arati is organized on the day at Angareshwar Temple . Angareshwar Temple is located behind the famous Mangalnath Temple. Angareshwar means one who presides over Angarak or Mangal.