Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Tirunallar Saniswaran Temple

 

The temple of SANISWARA BHAGAWAN is located in Thirunallar in the district of karaikal in the puducherry (union territory) and  within the neighbouring state of Tamilnadu.


HISTORY
This is the only temple that is dedicated to Lord sani (Saneeswaran, in Tamil). Whenever (planet) Saturn transits from one zodiac sign to another (an occurrence roughly every 2.5 years), millions throng this shrine for worship. The legendary King Nala is said to have been relieved of his afflictions caused by the malefic influence of Saturn, after worship in this temple.
The numerous theertams (sacred bathing places), the Nala theertam ,it is believed that by bathing here, one washes off all kinds of misfortunes and afflictions caused by one's past of karmas in terms of deities, Lord sani or Saturn is said to be the dispenser of karmas (both good and bad), but also one whose Grace, particularly at this shrine, can dispel bad karmas or, at least, make them bearable.















THE LEGEND
Ninra-seer-nedumaran converted to Jainism. During this time, Jainism was spreading in influence in South India. Soon, all but his queen Mangaiyarkarasi and his minister Kulacchirai Nayanar - both staunch Saivaites (worshippers of Lord Shiva) had embraced Jainism, forsaking the old religion. This caused immense agony to the queen and the minister who were anxious to reclaim both king and kingdom back into the fold of the traditional religion (Saivism).
To these two grief-stricken individuals came news of the camping of boy saint Thirugnana Sambandar at Vedaranyam. Having heard of the miracles performed by this young Saivite saint in Thanjavur district, they sent an urgent invitation to him to visit Madurai and extricate the king and his subjects from the clutches of Jainism.
The arrival of the Saivate saint irked the Jains, who are said to have then set fire to his holy dwelling. But by his yogic powers, Sambandar had the heat transferred to the king, who consequently suffered in agony.
Upon the Queen's request, the young saint then sang the Padigam 'Mandiramavadu Neeru' and sprinkled a few grains of holy ash on the right side of the king's body to alleviate the pain. In contest, the Jains in turn chanted the Aruga Mantra (Jain Mantra) and stroked the left side of the king's person with peacock feathers, but it only aggravated the pain! In response to entreaties by the king and his ministers, Sambandar applied a few more grains of the sacred ash to the king's left side also.
The poor Pandian monarch, who only a little while ago was the very picture of suffering, misery and distress, now smiled gaily and was free of his burns.
TheJains challenged the Saivites further, asking that the Mantras of both religions be written on palm leaves and consigned to flames to see which one survived the ordeal of fire (thereby showing superiority over the other).
The Jains first placed their palm leaf onto the fire but it was soon consumed by the flames. Saint Thirugnana Sambandar placed on the flames one leaf containing the forty-ninth Padigam of the teveram hymn which was sung at the shrine of Lord Darbharanyeswaran Shiva at Thirunallar.
NAVAGRAHA TEMPLES

The temple is counted as one of the Navagraha Temples for planet Saturn. Tirugnana Sambandar, a 7th-century Tamil Saivite poet, venerated Naganathar in ten verses in teveram compiled as the 1stTirumurai.Appar a contemporary of Sambandar, also venerated Dharbaranyeswarar in 10 verses in Tevaram, compiled as the Fifth Tirumurai. As the temple is revered in Tevaram, it is classified as Paadal Petra Sthalam, one of the 276 temples that find mention in the Saiva canon.


















How Thirunallaru Saneeswaran is slowing down satellites while rotating  around the earth .

For this question the NASA has shocked by found of the answers in the temple.
It is about an unexplainable scientific observation from NASA (USA) about our Thirunallar temple of Saneeswara ! It is a true, unbelievable observation.
A few years ago US sent a satellite which kept revolving round our globe & whenever it crossed right above the spot of Thirunallaar ( East Coast Divine place of Tamil Nadu) it staggers, moves forward very slowly for a while ! NASA observed it and was puzzled! It is also said that during the SANI- PEYARCHCHI , a most sacred festival of the place, say once in 30 months , a very dense UV rays falls from the Space on the place ( it seems there is always a greater flow of UV rays compared to the quota received by
any other part of our earth at that place ; and during the said festival the density gets more!) No explanations from the Scientists. Just accept it as a miracle . It is not a fiction.



Thursday, January 7, 2016

PADMANABHASWAMY TEMPLE

PADMANABHASWAMY TEMPLE

HISTORY
In India most of the architectures are built by Dravidian style at same way one of the style which built in Kerala. This temple  is located in Thiruvananthapuram  district  in Kerala state. It is one of  the golden temple we can say because lot of kg of gold is available in this temple. The  name of Padmanabhadasa  which denotes the god of  Lord Padmanabha. At same time ,who goes for praying inside the temple devotees strictly follow the dress code





The Temple has been referred to in the Sangam Period of Tamil literature between 500 B.C and 300 A.D several times. Many conventional historians and scholars are of the opinion that one of the names that the Temple had - "The Golden Temple" - literally was in cognizance of the fact that the Temple was already unimaginably wealthy by that point. Many extant pieces of Sangam Tamil literature and poetry.

STUCTURES OF TEMPLE

The foundation of the present gopuram was laid in 1566.The temple has a 100-foot seven-tier gopuram made in the Pandyan style. The temple stands by the side of a tank, named Padma Theertham(meaning the lotus spring). The temple has a corridor with 365 and one-quarter sculptured granite-stone pillars with elaborate carvings which stands out to be an ultimate testimonial for the Vishwakarma sthapathis in sculpting this architectural masterpiece. This corridor extends from the eastern side into the sanctum sanctorum.
An eighty-foot flag-staff stands in front of the main entry from the Prakaram (closed precincts of a temple). The ground floor under the gopuram (main entrance in the eastern side) is known as the 'Nataka Sala' where the famous temple art Kathakali was staged in the night during the ten-day uthsavam(festival) conducted twice a year, during the Malayalam months of Meenam and Thulam.



There are many festivals related to this temple. The major festivals are bi-annual. The Alpashy festival which is in October/November and the Panguni festival which is in Tamil month Panguni, March/April, lasts for 10 days each.
 On the ninth day the Maharajah of Travancore, in his capacity as Thrippappoor Mooppan, escorts the deities to the vettakkalam for Pallivetta. Centuries back, the Pallivetta procession was said to pass through Kaithamukku, Kuthiravattom (Kunnumpuram), Pazhaya Sreekanteswaram and Putharikkandam. The festivals culminate with the Aarat (holy bath) procession to the Shankumugham Beach.This event takes place in the evening. The Maharajah of Travancore escorts the Aarat procession on foot.








Utsava Vigrahas

The festival idols "Utsava Vigrahas" of Padmanabhaswamy, Narasimha Moorthi and Krishna Swami are given a ritual bath in the sea, after the prescribed pujas. After this ceremony, the idols are taken back to the temple in a procession that is lit by traditional torches, marking the conclusion of the festival
Naduvil Madhom is the most important as Vilvamangalathu Swamiyar, the founder of this Temple, belonged to this monastery. Initially, Koopakkara Potties were the Tantries of the Temple.







Tantram 


Tantram was transferred to Tharananallur Nambuthiripads of Iranjalakkuda. The Nambies, altogether four in number, are the Chief Priests of the Temple. Two Nambies - Periya Nambi and Panchagavyathu Nambi - are allotted to Padmanabha and one Nambi each to Narasimha Moorthi and Krishna Swami. 

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

           

Sree Subrahmanya Swamy temple

The Sree Subrahmanya Swamy temple in Haripad, in the state in Kerala.  Subrahmanya Swamy is mainly dedicates of  Dakshina Palani(Southern Palani ). The temple is built  before the rule  of Kaliyuga. All the landlords of Eakachakra (the then Haripad) had vision regarding the idol in the sametime which led them to find the idol in Kayamkulam lake.













The temple is Murugan in four armed form with Vel in one hand, Vajrayudha in another hand one hand bestowing blessing and the other toughing its thighs. 
The idol is about eight feet in height. The idol is believed to have presence of VishnuShiva and Brahma.
The temple's Sanctum sanctorum is round in shape. The temple compound also hosts a KoothambalamPeacocksMurugan's vahana, are protected and housed in the temple premises

he Avani Utsavam in Chingom, Markazhi Utsavam in Dhanu, Chitra Utsavam in Medom form the Utsava Trayam.Trikkarthika in Vrischikam, Prathishta day in Idavam, Skanda Ashthami in Thulam

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Fatehpur Sikri 
The Mughal emperor Akbar, and served as the capital of the Mughal Empire during the period 1571 to1585. e named the city, Fatehabad, with word of Arabic origin in Persian, meaning victorious,it was later called Fatehpur Sikri.





It is at Fatehpur Sikri that the legends of Akbar and his famed courtiers, the nine jewels or Navaratnas, were born in that city.



The architect was Tuhir Das and was constructed using Indian culture.
The buildings of Fatehpur Sikri show a synthesis of various regional schools of architectural craftsmanship such as Gujarat and Bengal.


Buland Darwaza the important buildings in this city, both religious and secular .



The gate was added some five years later after the completion of the mosque ca. 1576-1577,as an 'victory arch', to commemorate the Akbar's successful Gujarat campaign.

 It carries two inscriptions in the archway, one of which reads: "Isa, Son of Mariam said: The world is a bridge, pass over it, but build no houses on it. He who hopes for an hour may hope for eternity










Wednesday, July 1, 2015

ELLORA CAVES

Ellora caves is located in Aurangabad in the state Maharashtra in india.More inspiration of ellora caves from the 6th century to 15th century.The inscription of Rashtrakuta Dantidurga Dynasty.These monument caves shows about the epitome of  indian architecture.
The structures  of temples mainly represents the kannada literature.Also a WORLD HERITAGE SITE.
The ancient name of the Ellora cave is called as ELAPURA.Monumental caves represents
    Hinduism,Buddhism,Jainism built during the rule of the Kalachuri,Chalukya and Rashtrakuta
Hinduism:
The hinduism is indicates the region of Hindu which was built by the 6th century to 8th centur during Kalachuri Period.The architecture of this caves is different look and variety of design with new creation of excellent monuments.The cave of  Kailasa temple  which the LORD SHIVA  is carved out of one single rock.  The central temple - Nandi Mantapa or Mandapa - houses the Lingam. The Nandi Mandapa stands on 16 pillars and is 29.3 m high
. The base of the Nandi Mandapa has been carved to suggest that life-sized elephants are holding the structure aloft. A living rock bridge connects the Nandi Mandapa to the Shiva temple behind it.  mithunas (erotic male and female figures) and other figures. Most of the deities at the left of the entrance are Shaivaite (followers of Shiva) while on the right hand side the deities are Vaishnavaites (followers of Vishnu).



















Buddhism
These structures consist mostly of viharas or monasteries: large, multi-storeyed buildings carved into the mountain face, including living quarters, sleeping quarters, kitchens, and other rooms. he Vishwakarma (Cave 10) is the only chaitya griha amongst the Buddhist group of caves. It is locally known as Vishwakarma"celestial architect" or Sutar ka jhopda "carpenter's hut". It follows the pattern of construction of Caves 19 and 26 of Ajanta.
 On stylistic grounds, the date of construction of this cave is assigned to 700 A.D. The chaitya once had a high screen wall, which is ruined at present. At the front is a rock-cut court, which is entered through a flight of steps.
 Upstairs, on either side are pillared porticos with chambers in their back walls. These were probably intended to have subsidiary shrines but not completed
Jainism
 The five Jain caves at Ellora belong to the ninth and tenth centuries. They all belong to the Digambara sect.[14] Jain caves reveal specific dimensions.

Friday, October 3, 2014

AJANTA CAVES:
           The Ajanta caves  is one of the buddhist cave monuments located in the state of Maharastra near Jalgon  about 59 kilometres from Jalgon railway station.
Ajanta cave monuments  have been awarded  UNESCO World Heritage site for the ancient century  480 or 650 CE paintings and sculptures.It mainly describes  Buddhist  religious art and depictions of the jataka tales.These monuments are protected by the Archaeological Survery of India.

                These cave monuments  teaches  a life  for  living,education and worship,specifi for   Monks.Many Monks had finished their first training will return to Ajanta cave  for a itinerant lifestyle during the monsoon season.The caves has constructed  with two period as Satavahana (first) and vakataka(second).
      The first period of Satayahana  which  called Hinayan Phase or Lesser Vehicle tradition  it  based from traditional terminlogy of Buddhism was dominant and Buddhism is now deprecated by historians,The Satavahan period caves lacked sculpture,emphasis of stupa. Other second period namely called Mahayana which do not yet show characteristic of that Buddhist art and mainly represent of the Buddha alone.Generally  the second phase  of the Vakataka dynasty  by the ruling  of Emperor Harishena  has  criticized by some scholars. Mahayana or Greater vehicle phase   tend to avoid the scholars for  understanding of  Mahayana.
                  

                         

Saturday, February 22, 2014





BRIHADEESWARA TEMPLE

Peruvudaiyar Kovil is another name of the Brihadeeswara temple. And also known as the Raja Rajeswara Temple and Rajarajeswaram. The temple is belongs to the hindu region located in the state of tamilnadu in India at Thanjavur district.


 Name                            :  Brihadeeswara temple
 Deity                             :  Lord siva
 Festival                         : Maha  Shivaratri
 Architecture stylish      : Dravidian Architecture
 Age of temple               : Above 1000years
 Date of built                 : 11th century AD
Country                          : India
State                               : Tamilnadu
District                           : Thanjavur
Properitor                      : Raja Raja Chola I


TEMPLE COMPLEX:
  The temple is dedicated to the Lord Shiva  talk about the architecture styles in 11th century  art of the Tamil architecture work achieved by the Cholas.
                The temple have different structures  in the buildings  the stands amidst fortified walls that was created in the 16th century .It is also  part of UNESCO World Heritage Site.







CONSTRUCTION:
                                   The entire temple is made up of granite inside the temple and the largest temple in India. Kumbam  is tamil name (Kalasha or Chikharam) at the top of the temple is made up of single stone and the weight of the single stone is nearly 80 tons . The 80 tons stone  is moved to the top  with the help of Elephants. Raja Raja chola I  emperor he used the 1000 Elephants for  building this temple.
                   The  temple  was  built per ancient texts popularly call as Vaastu Shastras and Agamas. At  ancient days the great architecture kunjara Mallan Raja Raja  Perunthachan as stated inscriptions of the temple. It was built  to grace the throne of the chola Empire. The building of the temple with measure of 1 3/8 inch as angular as equal to (24 units equaling 33 inches )called as Hasta,Muzam and Kishku. It is the first largest and greatest foundations laid by the tamil  Raja Raja Chola I (ARULMOZHIVARMAN).