Muhurtas described in Ramayana

Muhūrt (मुहूर्त) is a vedic unit of measurement for time. A 24 hour day+night consists of 30 muhurtas. Each Muhurta is about 48 minutes of duration. Each Muhurta is further divided into 30 Kalā ≈ 48 minutes. … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more