Animals find a very special place in Hindu mythology and this temple in UP's Lakhimpur Kheri district has made a deity out of a toad and is thronged by devotees on Diwali among other occasions. It is believed that this amphibian changed the fate of a Rajput noble named Bakhat Singh.
Published 21-Oct-2016 13:35 IST
Lepakshi temple is a direct testimony to the excellence of the art of painting, to the skill in sculpture and skills in architecture which is unique to the Vijaya nagar kingdom. Let us know something more about the splendours of the architecture of Vijayanagara kingdom.
Published 12-Oct-2016 13:45 IST | Updated 15:14 IST
Among the hustle-bustle of a city life, you may crave to discover the spiritual side. India - the land of diversity, will amaze you with numerous places which have been testimony to the divine presence. A visit to those places is more than a pilgrimage, you can call it exploring the spiritual sideMore
Published 23-Sep-2016 13:28 IST
A once-in-12-years carnival of Buddhist spirituality, culture and tradition - and a grand congregation of Drukpa masters, has begun this week at the 17th century Hemis monastery of Drukpa lineage, the largest such in the Himalayas. The Naropa festival is a celebration of the 1,000th birthMore
Published 17-Sep-2016 17:59 IST
The evil man in Ramayana is actually a worshiped deity in different temples of this country. This again highlights the extreme diversity of this country.
Published 17-Sep-2016 17:56 IST
Two of the most sacred places of pilgrimage, for Hindus are Kedarnath and Badrinath, and is popularly known as Devabhumi. Devotees face the rough terrains and extreme weather of this region for a glimpse of Mahadev.
Published 16-Sep-2016 08:15 IST
If you want to go to the Nishkalank Mahadev Temple, you have to travel 1.5 kilometer into the Arabian Sea. This miraculous Shiva temple is located in the Bhavnagar district of Gujarat. It draws thousands of devotees who come to whorship the lord and get amazed by the location of the temple.
Published 16-Sep-2016 03:15 IST
Temples and auspicious places are as diverse as race, caste, language, geography and other such elements in this country. The number is so huge that it would not be easy to visit all those religious places in one lifetime. Here are some of such places in southern India which you may like for aMore
Published 15-Sep-2016 12:30 IST
Velankanni is a small town in Nagapattinam district in Tamil Nadu, which comes alive during the 11 day festival at the Basilica of Our Lady of Health. The Roman Catholic church is devoted to Our Lady of Health. The prominence of this church and strong devotion of the devotees could be traced back toMore
Published 15-Sep-2016 10:20 IST
Tilted pillars, cracked steps and sliding stone canopies in a number of 7th-century A.D. temples in northwest India, are among the telltale signs that seismologists are using, to shed some light on historic earthquakes.
Published 15-Sep-2016 01:00 IST
The sheer splendour of Ayutthaya can make you forget that it is a balmy May afternoon. It is a visit to the Unesco World Heritage Site some 80 km from Thailand's capital Bangkok. It is warm rich culture of the city's ancient past alongside the influence of modern day. A visit to Ayutthaya - the onceMore
Published 14-Sep-2016 21:38 IST

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