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How Tirumala Temple survived Islamic Invasion
Many Temples, even in South India were plundered, looted and idols destroyed when Islamic invasion happened. But few temples like Tirumala, Srisailam managed to survive through that period. Srisailam was not easily accessible in those days because it was being in between hills and thick forest,…

Zafar Khan Ghazi Masjid at Tribeni was Ancient Vishnu Temple
Zafar Khan Ghazi Masjid at Tribeni in Bengal, India was built on a demolished ancient Vishnu Temple in 1298 CE. Tribeni is a town near Kolkata and was a meeting point of three rivers Ganga, Jamuna and Saraswati. Inscription on Zafar Khan’s tomb was translated by…

Puri Jagannath is Lord Narasimha
Lord Jagannath in Puri is Narasimha, Lord Vishnu’s avatar who killed Hiranyakasipu. Tradition in Puri says that even before the appearance of Jagannatha as wood logs in sea, Narasimha was residing in Nilachala beside Kalpa Bata as Adi Narasimha. Lord Jagannath is worshipped in form of…

Subhrak, Horse which killed Qutbuddin Aibak
Subhhrak (शुभ्रक) is a less known loyal horse in Indian history. It was owned by Karna Singh, the King of Chittorgarh. Quṭb al-Dīn Aibak also spelt Quṭb ud-Dīn Aibak or Qutub ud-Din Aybak (1150–1210 CE), was the founder of the Mamluk dynasty and the first sultan…

Apedemak, African Lion God is Lord Narasimha
Apedemak or Apademak was a lion-headed warrior god worshiped by people in Egypt and Sudan in Africa. These people were inhabitants of Nubia region (along Nile river), Many Meroitic temples were dedicated to this lion headed deity from the Butana region: Naqa, Meroe, and Musawwarat es-Sufra.…