Friday, February 24, 2017

Maha Shivarathri

ॐ नमः शिवाय
Maha Shivaratri is a Hindu festival celebrated annually in honour of the god Shiva. There is a Shivaratri in every luni-solar month of the Hindu calendar, on the month's 13th night /14th day, but once a year in late winter (February/March, or Phalguna) and before the arrival of spring, marks Maha Shivaratri which means "the Great Night of Shiva".[3][4]

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Vadakkum Nadhan Temple @Thrissur

Vadakkum Nadhan Temple
Vadakkunnathan Temple (Malayalamവടക്കുന്നാഥൻ ക്ഷേത്രം) is an ancient Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva at city of Thrissur, of Kerala state in India. This temple is a classic example of the architectural style of Kerala and has monumental towers on all four sides and also a kuttambalam. Mural paintings depicting various episodes from Mahabharata can be seen inside the temple.[1][2][3] The shrines and the Kuttambalam display vignettes carved in wood. The temple, along with the mural paintings, has been declared as a National Monument by India under the AMASR Act.[4] According to popular local lore, this is the first temple built by Parasurama, the sixth incarnation of VishnuTekkinkadu Ground, encircling the Vadakkunnathan Temple, is the main venue of the Thrissur Pooram.[1][2] 

Courtesy Wikipedia
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