Thursday, December 7, 2017

Sri Lakshmi Gunja Narasimha temple- T. Narsipur

Lakshmi Gunja Narasimha temple  is situated at Tiru Narasipur Panchayat.
The Triveni sangam of river Kaveri, Kabini and Spatika is just opposite the temple .

The small village presents a perfect picture any would love to see. Sylvan surroundings,the cool breeze, the river flowing in front., cattle roaming peacefully, birds chirping is enough for anyone to forget self and get drown in the total scene.

The temple is at 35 kms from Mysore.
The town derives its name from the temple deity.

 Lord Narasimha  is seated here with a  small Gulganji seed in his hand.  This temple is as as sacred as Kashi, as said by the Lord Himself.,this was in response to  his great devotee a washerman,who built the temple on orders of the Lord .After building the temple he wanted to attain moksha by visiting Kashi. Lord Narasimha told him he has already attained more punya by the weight of a gulganji than by visiting kashi .

More details can be found here
There are also shrines for Thayar , Andal and other Acharyas.
There is a huge Gulganji tree in front of the temple.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Triveni Sangam at T.Narasipur or Tirumakudalu Narsipura, Mysore

35 Kms from Mysore is the town Panchayat of T . Narsipura, a place famous for Triveni sangam.
The place at the confluence is known as Trimakudalu Narsipura.
This  place is very serene and made divine by the  confluence of Kabni, Kaveri and Spatika  [Spatika- is actually is a mythical spring also known as Gupta Gamini ] Many come here to offer worship.
Every three years Kumbhamela takes place here and  thousands converge here for having a dip  in the sacred waters.
There are temples of Siva and Vishnu on the banks of the river and on left it is Gunja Narasimha temple which I visited.This holy town takes its name from the Lord Narasimha here .Shall post soon about the Narasimha temple.
The mode of transport are coracles and for a small fee they transport pilgrims to the spot of sangamam. Check pictures for coracles.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Jagatpita Brahma temple and Pushkar Lake

One of the loveliest trip was to Pushkar, 
The temple here is  dedicated to Hindu God Brahma , the creator . There are very few temples dedicated to Lord Brahma and this is believed to be a fourteenth century one.
This temple is situated at an elevation and one has to climb a few steps to reach a marble laden  temple. A few meters away from this temple is the sacred Pushkar Lake.
The temple main shrine has  Lord Brahma gracing His devotees with his consort Gayathri.
Kartik Poornima is a very popular festival here which attracts lot of pilgrims from all over the country and many take a dip in the Pushkar lake before offering worship at the temple.
There are many shrines around Pushkar and it is believed that many were destroyed or desecrated during Aurangazeb's rule but some were rebuilt subsequently. 
More information here.

Pushkar is famous for its annual  Pushkar camel fair and is during the  kartik poorima festival.