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Top 11 tourist places in Shimla

Snow clad mountains, lush deodar forests and stunning waterfalls – Shimla has got everything to enthrall your senses. Its timeless beauty has enchanted many a visitor and earned it a prominent place on the...

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Top 6 Places to Visit in Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu was the seat of some of the oldest civilizations in the world. They left behind magnificent temples, majestic monuments and formidable forts. Tamil Nadu also boasts of some of the finest hill...

Pathira Kunnathu Mana

Serpent worship is common among Hindus. It is particularly common among the Hindus of Kerala. The state has several temples dedicated to the worship of serpents (nagas). The most famous among these are the...

Cherpulassery Ayyappan Kavu

Cherpulassery Ayyappan Kavu is the most famous Ayyppan temple in the Malabar region (the districts Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram and Kozhikkode) of Kerala. Another specialty of this temple is that it is one of the...

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Guruvayoor Ekadasi 2016

The month long Ekadasi celebrations have begun at the Sree Krishna Temple at Guruvayoor. The celebrations started with the ceremonial lighting of Ekadasi Vilakku on November 10, 2016. This year Guruvayoor Ekadasi will be...

Who is Darma Sastha?

Of all the Sastha temples in South India, the Sree Dharma Sastha Temple at Sabarimala is the most famous. The deity of this temple is popularly called Swami Ayyappan. The word Sastha simply means...

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Kalpathy Chariot Festival 2016

It is festival season at Kalpathi. The annual chariot festival (ratholsavam) at the Sree Viswanatha Swamy Temple attracts tens of thousands of devotees and tourists to this small town near Palakkad district. This traditional...