This is the legend about Lord Shiva who is known by the name Narumbunathan at Tiruppudaimarudhur. How did he get this name? Read on to find out…
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Arudra Darshanam and Chidambaram – The Cosmic Dance of Lord Shiva
This is the story of Lord Shiva’s cosmic dance – The Ananda Tandava and how Lord Shiva came to stay at Chidambaram as Nataraja.
Ambalappuzha and the Chess connection – Janmashtami special
This is the story behind the origin of the Paal Payasam (rice kheer) as Prasad in the Ambalappuzha temple. Read on to find the connection betwen Chess and the Payasam!
It is not only humans who are in isolation when sick. Even Gods are. Surprised? Read on to find out….
Chithirai Festival- Kallazhagar comes to Madurai
Chitra Pournami is the day when Kallazhagar steps into the Vaigai River. Read on to know why….
Lord Nataraja at Konerirajapuram- The tallest Swayambu Murti.
In this New Year, “Arudra Darisanam”, the festival commemorating Lord Shiva’s incarnation as Lord Nataraja, falls on Jan 2nd,2018 and I thought it befitting to bring to you a lesser known legend of Lord Nataraja who resides in an equally lesser known place by name Konerirajapuram. Konerirajapuram is a village in the Nagapattinam district of […]
How Krishna came to stay at Udupi
Udupi is a town on the west coast of India and is situated in the state of Karnataka. Udupi is associated with Lord Krishna just as Puri is identified with Lord Jagannath or Mount Kailash with Lord Shiva. But it is interesting to note that Krishna has been residing here from the thirteenth century. Before […]
Hirakani Buruj – Tribute to a Great Mother!!
Just back from a trip from magnificent Maharashtra and so thought of dedicating this story to a brave woman of Maharashtra…. I had been to the Lohagad fort at Lonavala and found it not so simple to climb even in broad daylight with almost proper stairs, an inexperienced trekker that I am. It brought to […]
The Legend of Madurai
Today is the start of the new year for Tamils and in this Chithirai month, I am going to narrate the legend of Madurai which is synonymous with the Chithirai Festival!! The city of Madurai is believed to be in existence for over thousands of years – one of the oldest living cities in the […]
Sakshi means Evidence or Witness in Sanskrit and Sakshi Gopal is the story of Gopal – the beloved Lord of Vrindavan having come as Sakshi or witness for the sake of his devotee. In ancient India, there was a place by name Vidyanagara in the south of India. In this village there lived an old […]
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