Category: Religious tourism

Serpent worship in Kerala

Serpent worship is common among Hindus. It is particularly common among the Hindus of Kerala. According to legends, it was Parashurama (Rama with an axe – the 6th incarnation of Lord Vishnu) who started...

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...

Shani Shinganapur

The Shani Temple at Shinganapur became famous all over India when Gulshan Kumar produced his epic movie ‘Suryaputra Shanidev’. Shani is unlikely to figure among the most popular Hindu deities. He is, nonetheless, revered...

Road trip to Shirdi

Last week, we visited Shirdi. It was my first ever visit to the Holy shrine of Shirdi Sai Baba. Although I am not a staunch devotee of Baba, I have been wanting to visit...

Most popular Hindu deities

  Hinduism is essentially a monotheistic religion. Still, Hindus worship numerous gods and goddesses. All of these gods and goddesses are thought to be the manifestations of the Supreme Being or Brahman. The most...

Top 10 religious places in India

Of all the seeds sown here, religion yielded the richest harvest. You cannot think of an India without its spiritual side. In this part of the world, the days begin and end with prayers....