In Shiva’s Refuge At Airawateshwara Temple, Darasuram

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Airawateshwar Temple is one of the three Great Living Chola Temples. Built in 1162, by Raja Raja II the age old traditions are still followed in prayers and festivals. Darasuram is an hour's drive from Thanjavur and buses and taxis are easily available. Tour operators operate one-day, three-days and five-day tours for…

Lord Ganesha’s visarjan (departure)

For ten days since Ganesh Chaturthi which is observed in the Hindu calendar month of Bhaadrapada (August-September), starting on the fourth day of the waxing moon period, the atmosphere reverberates with songs and prayers in praise of Lord Ganesh. This is particularly a major festival for the state of Maharashtra. Lord Ganesha idols are installed in homes and…

Elephant headed God : Lord Ganesh

Many a Hindu symbols and deities fascinate people world over. A lot of people are aware of the elephant headed God of Hindus.......Lord Ganesha. For the Hindus, Ganesha is the most important. All festivals, functions or any thing auspicious begin only after a prayer to Lord Ganesha.  Why a God with elephant head? According to the mythological…