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13th Jyotirlinga, Mukti-Gupteshwar in Australia
Apart from the 12 Jyotirlingas in India, 13th Jyotirlinga is the last icon of the current cycle of creation and destruction and has been placed at Minto, Australia. It was necessary for the icon to be consecrated in the southern …

Temples where Men are NOT Allowed in India
There are about 8 Hindu temples (Attukal Bhagavathy, Chakkulathukavu, Brahma Temple, Kanyakumari, Kamrup Kamakhya, Muzaffarpur, Trimbakeshwar) in India which does not allow Men to enter either on all days or during special occassions. While women re-entered the Haji Ali Dargah …

Machu Picchu & Saksaywaman are Vamana Temples in Cusco, Peru
Saksaywaman or Sakshat Waman, Machu Picchu, Inti Watana, Room of 3 Windows are temples of Inca creator god Viracocha, who is Vamana avatar of Lord Vishnu Saksaywaman is distorted form of Sakshat Waman and a temple on the northern outskirts …

Hastinapura, City of Wisdom in Argentina
Hastinapura, City of Wisdom (ciudad de la sabiduria) in Argentina has temples of Ganesha, Krishna, Surya, Narayana, Siva and Pandavas. Argentines learn philosophy, read in the library, practise yoga, meditation and sing Bhajans. Hastinapura is spread over 12 acres with …

1000 Years Old Varun Dev Mandir in Karachi, Pakistan
Varun Dev Mandir in Manora Island Beach, Karachi, Pakistan is estimated to be 1000 years old, used as public toilet. Now repaired with USA ambassador funds for cultural preservation. Few believe that around 16th century, a wealthy sailor, Bhojomal Nancy …

Lord Ganesha is Kangiten in Japan
Ganesha or Kangi-ten (歓喜天) is a god in Shingon & Tendai schools of Japanese Buddhism. Legends behind Soshin Kangi-ten (Male & Female embraced form), Evil Vinayaka, Saraswati (Benzaiten), Bishamonten (Kubera) etc. He is the Japanese Buddhist form of Ganesh and …

Hanuman who scared Aurangzeb
Aurangzeb, the 6th Mughal Emperor who destroyed multiple hindu temples, could not touch one Hanuman Mandir during his reign. Abul Muzaffar Muhi-ud-Din Muhammad Aurangzeb (3 November 1618 – 3 March 1707 CE) was the third son and sixth child of …

Cheraman Juma Masjid, First Mosque in India during 629 CE
Cheraman Juma Masjid, built in 629 CE at Methala, Kodungallur Taluk, Thrissur District in the Indian state of Kerala is the first mosque in India and third outside Saudi Arabia. It was built by an arab named Malik Deenar, who …

Many Smuggled Stone Idols found in Tamil Nadu
Police recovered 7 smuggled stone idols of hindu gods from cauvery river near Thiruverumbur, which are suspected to have been stolen for selling out of India. It is assumed that smugglers might have stolen these idols to transport them out …