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Nava Dwarka Darshan Details
Char Dham Details
Char dham by Adi Shankaracharya Details
Panch Kedar Details
Sabha temples Details
Trilinga Kshetras Details
Pancha Bhoota Lingas Details
Navagraha temples in Tamil Nadu Details
Pancharama Kshetras Details 
Ashtavinayaka Darshan Details
12 Jyotirlinga Temples Details

The “Pancha Dwarakas” are listed below

1) Mukti Dwarka (Gomti Dwarka)-main temple located in Dwarka in Gujarat
2) Bhet Dwarka ( in an island 8 kms from Dwarka)
3) Nathdwara (near Udaipur in Rajasthan)
4) Kankroli Dwarka (near Nathdwara)
5) Dakore Dwarka (near Ahmedabad)

Chota Char Dham

Chota Char Dham, is an important Hindu pilgrimage, included representatives from all three major Hindu sectarian traditions, with two Shakta (goddess) sites, (Yamunotri and Gangotri), one Shaiva site (Kedarnath), and one Vaishnava site (Badrinath), located in the Garhwal region of the state of Uttarakhand.

Sl No Dham Altitude Speciality
1 Yamunotri Dham 3,293 metres (10,804 ft) the source of the Yamuna River and the seat of the goddessYamuna
2 Gangotri Dham 3,100 metres (10,200 ft) the source of the Ganges (River Ganga) and seat of the goddess Ganga
3 Kedarnath Dham 3,583 m (11,755 ft) Shiva is venerated as one of the twelve jyotirling
4 Badrinath Dham 3,300 m (10,800 ft) the seat of the Hindu god Vishnu in his aspect of Badrinarayan

Char Dham

Char Dham are the names of four pilgrimage sites in India that are widely revered by Hindus. It comprises Badrinath, Dwarka, Puri and Rameswaram. It is considered highly sacred by Hindus to visit Char Dham during one’s lifetime. The Char Dham defined by Adi Shankaracharya consists of three Vaishnavite and one Shaivite pilgrimages


Sl No Place Altitude State Diety
1 Puri East Odhisha Lord Jagannatha
2 Rameswaram South Tamil nadu Lord Ramanatha Swamy
3 Dwarka West Gujrath Lord Krishna
4 Badrinath North Uttarakhand Lord Badrinarayan

Pancha Kedar

Temple altitude
Kedarnath 3,583 m or 11,755 ft
Tungnath 3,680 m or 12,070 ft
Rudranath 2,286 m or 7,500 ft
Madhyamaheshwar 3,490 m or 11,450 ft
Kalpeshwar 2,200 m or 7,200 ft

Sabha Temple

Among the many Shiva temples, five temples – Chidhambaram, Madurai, Thiruvilankadu, Tirunelveli and Kutralam, are very revered and is known as the five sabhas. It is said Lord Shiva has danced at these five places as Nataraj– the dancing form of Shiva, to benefit different devotees.In Madurai temple unlike in other temples, Lord Natarajar stands on His left leg with the right foot raised.

Sabha Temple Location
Pon (Gold) Sabha Natarajar Temple Chidambaram
Velli (Silver) Sabha Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple Madurai
Thamira (Copper) Sabha Nellaiappar Temple Tirunelveli
Rathna (Gem) Sabha Sri Vadaranyeswarar Temple Thiruvalangadu near Arakkonam
Chitira (Picture) Sabha Kutraleeswar Temple Kutralam

Trilinga Kshetras

The etymology of Telugu is thought to have been derived from trilinga, as in Trilinga Desa, “the country of the three lingas”. According to a Hindu legend, Shiva descended as linga on three mountains namely, Kaleswaram in Telangana, Srisailam in Rayalaseema and Bhimeswaram, also known as Draksharamam in Coastal Andhra.

Kshetram Deity District State
Kaleswaram Kaleswara Mukteswara Swamy Karimnagar Telangana
Draksharamam Bhimeswara Swamy East Godavari Andhra Pradesh
Srisailam Mallikarjuna Swamy Kurnool Andhra Pradesh

Pancha Bhoota Lingas

Lingam Swamy Name Place Represents
Vayu Lingam Kalahastheeswara Swamy Sri Kalahasti, Andhra Pradesh Air
Prithivi Lingam Ekambareswara Swamy Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu Earth
Agni Lingam Arunachaleswara Swamy Thiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu Fire
Appu Lingam Thiruvanaikaval Trichy, Tamil Nadu Water
Akasa Lingam Natarajar Swamy Chidamabaram Sky

Pancharama Kshetralu

Arama Siva’s Name Location
Amararama Amaralingeswara Swamy Amaravathi, Guntur District
Draksharama Bhimeswara Swamy Draksharamam, East Godavari Dsit
Bhimarama Kumara Bhimeshwara Swamy Samarlakota, East Godavari Dist
Somarama Someswara Swamy Bhimavaram, West Godavari Dist
Ksheerarama Ksheera Ramalingeswara Swamy Palkollu, West Godavari Dist.

Astavinayaka Darshan

Sl No Ganesh Name Place
1 Ballareshwar Pali, Raigad district
2 Chintamani Theur, Pune district
3 Girijatmaj Lenyadri, Pune district
4 Mahaganapati Ranjangaon, Pune district
5 Mayureshwar Morgaon, Pune district
6 Siddhivinayak Siddhtek, Ahmednagar district
7 Shrivighnahar Ozhar, Pune district
8 Varad Vinayak Mahad, Raigad district

12 Jyotirlinga Temples

State Place Jyothirlinga Temple
Andhra Pradesh Srisailam Mallikarjunaswamy Temple with Bhramaramba Temple (Shakti Peeth)
Gujarat Somnath Someshwar
Madhya Pradesh Mahakaleswar Mahakaleswar
Omakareswar Omakareswar
Maharastra Trimbakeshwar Trimbakeshwar Shiva Temple
Aundha Nagnath
Jarkhand Baidyanath
Uttar Pradesh Kashi Kashi Vishwanath Temple
Uttaranchal Kedarinath
Tamilnadu Rameshwaram


Lord Brahma performed a yaga to please Shaktiand Shiva. Goddess Shakti emerged, separating from Shiva and helped Brahma in the creation of the universe. Brahma decided to give Shakti back to Shiva. Therefore, his son Daksha performed several yagnas to obtain Shakti as his daughter in the form of Sati. It was then decided that Sati was brought into this world with the motive of getting married to Shiva. However, due to Lord Shiva’s curse to Brahma that his fifth head was cut off due to his lie in front of Shiva, Daksha started hating Lord Shiva and decided not to let Lord Shiva and Sati get married. However, Sati got attracted to Shiva and finally one day Shiva and Sati got married. This marriage only increased Daksha’s hatred towards Lord Shiva. Daksha performed a yagna with a desire to take revenge on Lord Shiva near munimandala present Muramalla andhra pradesh. Daksha invited all the deities to the yajna except Lord Shiva and Sati. The fact that she was not invited did not deter Sati from attending the yagna. She expressed her desire to attend the yagna to Shiva, who tried his best to dissuade her from going. Shiva eventually relented and Sati went to the yagna. Sati, being an uninvited guest, was not given any respect at the yagna. Furthermore, Daksha insulted Shiva. Sati was unable to bear her father’s insults toward her husband, so she immolated herself. Enraged at the insult and the injury, Shiva in Virabhadra avatar destroyed Daksha’s yagna, cut off Daksha’s head, and later replaced it with that of a male goat as he restored him to life.Virabhadra didn’t stop fighting he kept raging with anger .gods prayed lord vishnu.he came there and started fighting him. Still immersed in grief, Shiva picked up the remains of Sati’s body, and performed the Tandava, the celestial dance of destruction, across all creation. The other Gods requested Vishnuto intervene to stop this destruction, towards which Vishnu used the Sudarshana Chakra, which cut through the Sati’s corpse. The various parts of the body fell at several spots all through the Indian subcontinent and formed sites which are known as Shakti Peethas today

State Place Body part fallen Shakthi matha name
1 Alampur, Andhra Pradesh Upper Teeth Jogulamba Ammavaru
2 Srisailam, Andhra Pradesh Neck Part Bramarambika Devi
3 Pithapuram, Andhra Pradesh Left Hand Puruhutika devi
4 Draksharamam, Andhra Pradesh Left Cheek Manikyamba devi
5 Kanchi, Tamilnadu Back Part Kamakshi Devi
6 Pandua, West Bengal Stomach Heart
7 Mysore, Karnataka Hair Chamundeshwari devi
8 Kolhapur, Maharastra Eyes Mahalakshi Devi
9 Mahur, Maharastra Right Hand Ekaveerika Devi
10 Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh Upper Lip Mahankali Devi
11 Jajpur, Odissa Navel Biraja Devi
12 Guwahati, Assam Vulva Kamarupa Devi
13 Prayaga, Uttar Pradesh Fingers Madhaveswari Devi
14 Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh Wrist Vishalakshi devi
15 Gaya, Bihar Breast Part Sarvamangala devi
16 Sharada Peet,Kashmir Right Hand Saraswathi Devi
17 Jwalamukhi, Himachal Pradesh Tongue Vaishnavi devi
18 Trincomalee, Srilanka Groin Shankari devi

Some of the Nithya Annadanam places at Various Temples in India

Temple State
Sri Raja Rajeswara Swamy Devasthanam Vemulawada
Sree Seetha Ramachandra Swamy Devasthanam Bhadrachalam
Varasiddi Vinayaka Swami Nithya Annadanam Trust Khanipakam
Sri Venkateswara Anna Prasadam Trust Tirupati
Sri Satyadeva Annaprasada Distribution trust Annavaram
Bhramarambica Mallikarjuna Swamy Devasthanam Srisailam
Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple Komuravelli
Gnana Saraswati Temple Basar
Laxmi Narasimha Swamy Devasthanam Yadagiri Gutta
Sri Durga Malleswara Swamy Devasthanam Vijayawada
Sri Kalahastheeswara Swamy Devasthanam Sri Kalahasti
Sri Sharada Temple Sringeri
Annapoorneshwari Temple Horanadu
Sri Krishna Matha Temple Udupi
Murudeshwara Temple Murudeshwar
Mahabaleshwar Temple Gokarna
Kukke Subramanya Temple Kukke
Sri Manjunatha Swamy Temple Dharmasthala