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Sree Nataraja (Lord Shiva) Temple, Chidambaram

Sree Nataraja (Lord Shiva) Temple, Chidambaram

One of the most revered temples in South India and a well-known center of Hindu worship world-wide. The headquarters of Saivaite movement in Tamil Nadu: famous for the ‘’Nataraja’’ concept of Lord Shiva. There is…

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Arunachaleswar (Lord Shiva) Temple, Tiruvannamalai (Agni-Fire)

Arunachaleswar (Lord Shiva) Temple, Tiruvannamalai (Agni-Fire)

This is one of the oldest and biggest temples in India; dedicated to Lord Shiva. The Shiva Linga here represents Agni or Fire among the five elements. The Lord Shiva here is known as Lingodbhava…

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Sree Kalahasti (Lord Shiva) Temple, Kalahasti

Sree Kalahasti (Lord Shiva) Temple, Kalahasti

A famous Hindu temple of South India.This ancient, well-visited temple is in Andhra Pradesh near Tirupati. The Shiva Linga here represent the element Vayu or the Air. There is a legend behind this temple which…

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Jambukeswara (Lord Shiva) Temple, Tiruchirapalli

Jambukeswara (Lord Shiva) Temple, Tiruchirapalli

The Shiva Linga, also known as Jambukeswar, represents the element Water here. The Linga in the sanctum sanctorum is engulfed with water from a perennial spring which carries water from river Kaveri. The temple was…

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Ekambarnath (Lord Shiva) Temple, Kanchipuram

Ekambarnath (Lord Shiva) Temple, Kanchipuram

The city of Kanchipuram is one amongst the seven sacred cities or Mukthi Sthala of India from time immemorial. The city is on the banks of river Vegavathi. It is a temple city with more…

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Panchabootha Temples- Introduction

Panchabootha Temples- Introduction

According to the Hindu mythology, every living being is created with five elements; together known as Panchabhoothas or five elements. Though every being has Panchabhootha in him, the measure of it may vary from person…

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