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  • Temples of Asia
    Temples of Asia
    Asia is a land of temples, destinations, and lovely locales. One can find the best of travel delights and tour luxuries Lets see which are the temple locales that are best visited in Asian tours. Visit Bhutan, which is a lovely destination and has magnificent temple structures. Go to the Tiger’s Nest Monastery and see how this unique construction is balanced on a cliff that is at a height of 3000 feet. Located in Paro Valley this is a wonderfully built structure and has a legend attached to it. It is said that Guru Rinpoche meditated in this cave and spread the religion around. Earlier known as Taktshang Goemba, this monastery is open only to the Buddhists and is out of limits for tourists. The Wat Rhon Khun temple also called the White Temple is another temples of Asia. A very revered Buddhist temple destination this has  [...]
    Posted at March 1st, 2013 at 05:03 am
  • Temple Pleasures at the Pancha Pandava temple
    Temple Pleasures at the Pancha Pandava temple
    India is a beautiful land of temples and Indian culture and tradition is evident in every temple you step in. Many tales and legends make up the Indian temple culture and it is really not easy to understand whether to get totally enchanted by these stories or to get enamored by the places related in these stories. The Pancha Pandava temples are such examples that incite your curiosity and imbibe in you a zeal to know more about Indian temples. There are many legends about this temple from the Indian epic Mahabharata. Kerala is an Indian state that has truly showcased a lot about the Pancha Pandavas and their contribution to Indian mythology. Temples in Kerala have the influence of the Pandavas from the Indian epic. Chengannur in Kerala is one such important Pandava temple locale. Tiruchenkoor is an ancient region where you find  [...]
    Posted at October 27th, 2012 at 01:10 am
  • Temple Attractions at Thiruvanaikoil
    Temple Attractions at Thiruvanaikoil
    Set amidst the best surroundings, the small urban village of Thiruvanaikoil indeed is a sight to behold in tours to Tamil Nadu, the cultural capital of India. Situated in the district of Trichy or Tiruchirapalli, Thiruvanaikoil is also called Tiruvanaikoil, Thiruvanaikaval, Tiruvanaikaval, or Thiruvanaikka. Located around 3 km from the central part of Trichy, this is a place that lies next to Srirangam and some other historic towns. This is considered as a great holy place in Indian tours. Thiruvanaikoil lies on the banks of the River Cauvery and is an island with the waters of the River Coleroon and Cauvery surrounding it. It is revered as one of the Panchabhoota Stalams which signify the five natural elements in the world. This temple represents water or Neer. Out of the other four elements, Kalahasti represent wind, Tiruvannamalai  [...]
    Posted at July 27th, 2012 at 09:07 pm
  • Chottanikkara Temple Attractions
    Chottanikkara Temple Attractions
    Come to Kerala, God’s Own country and get enchanted by the beautiful surroundings in this part of the world. Come here and enjoy, the pleasures of being in a paradise that is only seen to be believed. Experience the most exotic surroundings and the most virgin ambience here in the land of palm trees and beautiful ambience. While you are in Kerala, the  temple tours become very important and they make the trip more fascinating and interesting. Amongst the many temples that are found here, pay a pilgrimage to Chottanikkara which is a very picturesque locale in this part of the world in Asia in the Indian subcontinent in the state of Kerala. Located outside the suburbs of Kochi this is famous as a religious spot in the central part of Kerala. Come here and enjoy the absolutely fascinating journey experiences of this attractive  [...]
    Posted at March 5th, 2012 at 12:03 am
  • The Dhakeshwari Temple of Dhaka, Bangladesh
    The Dhakeshwari Temple of Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Dhakeshwari Temple or Dhakeshwari National Temple is the most famous Hindu temple in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka. It is a state owned temple and is designated as the country’s national temple. The term ‘Dhakeshwari’ means ‘the Goddess of the city of Dhaka’. The exact location of the Dhakeshwari Temple is towards the southeast of Dhaka University’s Salimullah Hall. Before the war of 1971, the chief religious place for the Hindus in Bangladesh was the Ramna Kali Mandir; however the people of Bangladesh witnessed destruction of this temple during the 1971 war between Bangladesh and Pakistan. Since then, the status of the chief place of worship for the Hindus of the country has been assumed by Dhakeshwari Temple. Dhakeshwari Temple is not only famous for the extensive religious activities hosted by it; it is also one  [...]
    Posted at November 24th, 2011 at 12:11 am
  • The Udupi Sri Krishna Matha of Karnataka
    The Udupi Sri Krishna Matha of Karnataka
    The Udupi Sri Krishna Matha is a temple situated at the Udupi Town of Karnataka, a state located on the southern part of India. As the name suggests, this Hindu temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna. Matha region of the temple is basically an ashram or holy place meant for carrying out worshipping and residing. Around the region of the actual matha, there are several other temples. Out of those temples, the oldest one is carved from stone and wood and was constructed almost 1,500 years ago. Udupi Sri Krishna Matha was established by Shri Madhwacharya, a Vaishnavite saint during 13th century. Madhwacharya also founded Dvaita school, a school teaching Vedanta. The founder of the temple, Madhwacharya had several students who learnt Vedanta directly from him. The first and the most famous of many disciples of Madhwacharya was Shri Sathya  [...]
    Posted at October 10th, 2011 at 12:10 am
  • The Siddhi Vinayak Temple of Maharashtra, India
    The Siddhi Vinayak Temple of Maharashtra, India
    The Siddhi Vinayak Temple located in Mumbai, Maharashtra is locally called as the Shree Siddhivinayak Ganapati Mandir. The temple is situated in the Prabhadevi region of Mumbai. The temple was inaugurated on the 19th of November, 1801. The Siddhi Vinayak Temple possesses a small hall, referred to as the ‘mandap’ by the locals. The hall has a shrine of Lord Ganesha. The temple is named after the other name of Lord Ganesha, Siddhi Vinayak. The temple other than being one of the most visited holy places of the world is also known for boasting great architectural works. Each wooden door of the temple has images of Ashtavinayak or the 8 manifestations of Lord Ganesha according to Maharashtrian legends curved on it. The ceiling of the hall is gold plated; the statue of Lord Ganesha is placed right at the middle of the hall. Other  [...]
    Posted at September 15th, 2011 at 04:09 am
  • Kiyomizu-dera: The Buddhist Temple in Kyoto, Japan
    Kiyomizu-dera: The Buddhist Temple in Kyoto, Japan
    The Kiyomizu-dera is a Buddhist temple located in the eastern part of Kyoto, Japan. The temple was originally constructed in 798 BC; however, the current building of Kiyomizu-dera was built in the year 1633. The unique feature of this temple’s building is that it does not involve the use of a single nail. The temple was named after a waterfall situated in close vicinity of the temple; the term Kiyomizu actually means pure water or clear water. Let us now discuss the architecture of the Kiyomizu-dera in brief. The chief hall of the temple possesses a hefty veranda; the veranda is supported by lofty pillars. This kind of architecture i.e. architecture adorned by hefty verandas and lofty pillars was a common feature of the construction of Edo period. This pattern of construction allowed the temple area to accommodate a large groups  [...]
    Posted at August 18th, 2011 at 12:08 am
  • Sri Poyatha Moorthi Temple in Malaysia
    Sri Poyatha Moorthi Temple in Malaysia
    Sri Poyatha Moorthi Temple is a Hindu temple in the country of Malaysia; it is one of the oldest Hindu temples of the country. Sri Poyatha Moorthi Temple is located in the Malacca, a Malaysian state. This temple is also among the few Chitty temples existing in this country currently. This temple was originally built in the year 1781 by a Chitty leader called Thavinayagar Chitty. The plot of Sri Poyatha Moorthi Temple was gifted to Thavinayagar Chitty by Malacca’s then Dutch government. The deity worshipped in this Malaysian temple in Vinayagar or Lord Ganesha (elephant deity of the Hindus). The backroom of the temple has the sculpture of Lord Ganesha. According to Hindu mythology, Ganesha had the head of an elephant; the remaining body resembles that of a normal human being, but possesses 4 hands instead of 2. The sculpture in  [...]
    Posted at August 4th, 2011 at 12:08 am
  • The White Horse Temple of China
    The White Horse Temple of China
    The White Horse Temple is regarded as the oldest ancient temple in China. The entire area of the temple is covered by green tree, which are believed to be as old as the temple. The greenery surrounding this Chinese temple offers the area extreme tranquility and solemnity. Just outside the temple’s gate, there’s a pool surrounded by fences. The water of the pool has fishes of different varieties, jumping and playing around the water and entertaining the visitors coming to the white Horse Temple. The current building of the temple is a rectangular structure facing the south. The basic architecture of the White Horse Temple is influenced by ancient styles and is kept intact for more than 1900 years. The architectural features and the interiors of this temple is significantly influenced by the features of Indian temples. Although  [...]
    Posted at July 18th, 2011 at 03:07 am