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Nhanghattiri Bhagavathi Temple

Situated on the banks of River Nila (Bharatapuzha), Nhanghattiri Bhagavathi Temple is one of the 108 Durga Temples consecrated by Parasuram. It is also one of the most famous temples dedicated to the Goddess...

Top 10 places to visit in Rajasthan

If you are looking to experience India at its exotic and colorful best, the state of Rajasthan is the best option. The state has numerous palaces, forts, a vast desert and plenty of camels...

Your guide to Pushkar Camel Fair 2016

The Annual Pushkar Fair has everything you can expect from a traditional Indian festival. It is colorful, vibrant, chaotic and astonishing. The biggest attractions of this fair are the decorated camels. As many as...

The Importance of Sabarimala Pilgrimage

The Sastha temple is one of the ancient temples in Kerala and it is widely believed that the deity of this temple was installed by Parasurama. According to another very popular legend, it was...

The unique customs and traditions of Sabarimala

Sabarimala follows several unique traditions. Before visiting the temple, pilgrims are required to observe austerities for 41 days. They are required to take two baths a day (in the morning and in the evening...

Popular Diwali Legends

This year, Diwali, the mother of all Hindu festivals, will be celebrated on October 29. Diwali is a five day festival celebrated in the month of October or November. The festival begins on the...

Thirumittacode Anju Moorthy Temple

Uyyavandha Perumal Temple at Thirumittacode is one of the oldest temples in Kerala. It is about 4 kilometers from Pattambi, a small town in the Palakkad district of Kerala. The temple situated on the...