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Mahakaleshwar Temple

Mahakaleshwar Temple

By: Hari Prasad Doddi On: 2015-07-04 Category: Jyothirlinga Temple Views: 1760

Mahakaleshwar temple is one of the twelve Jyothirlingams located in the ancient city of Ujjain in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India. Ujjain is also known as Indrapuri Amaravati, and Avantika. Because of the number of golden towers of several temples, this town is also known as “Swarna Sringa.” The temple complex was destroyed by Sultan Shas-ud-din Iltutmish during his raid of Ujjain in 1234-35. The present structure was built by the General of Srimant Peshwa Baji Rao and...

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Omkareshwar Temple

Omkareshwar Temple

By: Hari Prasad Doddi On: 2015-07-04 Category: Jyothirlinga Temple Views: 1515

Omkareshwar temple is one of the twelve Jyothirlingams located on an island called Mandhata or Shivapuri in the Narmada River. The shape of the island resembles the visual representation of the letter Om. There are two temples here, one to Omkareshwar (whose name means "Lord of Omkaara or the Lord of the Om Sound") and one to Amareshwar (whose name means "Immortal lord" or "lord of the Immortals or Devas"). The main Omkareswar temple is built in the North Indian style of architecture, with...

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Orchha Chaturbhuj Temple

Orchha Chaturbhuj Temple

By: Hari Prasad Doddi On: 2016-05-12 Category: Ancient Temple Views: 1090

Chaturbhuj Temple is one of the most fabulous and ancient architectural marvels in Orchha. Chaturbhuj Temple is located to the south of Khajuraho, and is commonly known as Jatarika Temple after the name of the village where it is situated. It is believed to be built by the king of Orchha, Raja Madhukar Shah, between 1558 and 1573. The name Chaturbhuj is where Chaturmeans Four and Bhuj means Arms which literally translates to “One who has four arms” and refers to Rama an avatar of...

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Orchha Ram Raja Temple

Orchha Ram Raja Temple

By: Hari Prasad Doddi On: 2015-08-27 Category: Ancient Temple Views: 1158

Ram Raja Temple is located in Orchha, Madhya Pradesh, India. It is a palace turned temple and its soaring spires and palatial architecture are extremely magnificent. This is the only place in the whole world where Lord Ram is worshiped as a king and that too in a palace. A Guard of Honour is held everyday and police personnel have been designated as Guards at the temple. The food and other amenities provided to the deity at the temple are a royal repast. Armed salutation is provided to Lord...

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Sanchi Stupa

Sanchi Stupa

By: Hari Prasad Doddi On: 2015-12-19 Category: Ancient Temple Views: 1249

The Great Stupa at Sanchi (Sanchi Stupa) is the oldest stone structure in India and was originally commissioned by the emperor Ashoka the Great in the 3rd century BCE. Its nucleus was a simple hemispherical brick structure built over the relics of the Buddha. It was crowned by the Chatra, a parasol-like structure symbolising high rank, which was intended to honour and shelter the relics. The construction work of this stupa was overseen by Ashoka's wife, Devi herself, who was the daughter of a...

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