Showing posts with label Tamil Nadu. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tamil Nadu. Show all posts

Hinduism - Who Is Known As Sundareshvara In The Hindu Pantheon?

 


(The "Handsome Lord") 

The deity Shiva's epithet when he appears as the goddess Minakshi's spouse.

Minakshi, the presiding goddess of the Minakshi temple in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, is the presiding deity of the Minakshi temple.

Look at Shiva.


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Hinduism - Who Was Rajendra I Of The Chola Dynasty In India?

 

Rajendra I. (r. 1014–42) was a Hindu king who reigned from 1014 to 42.

The Chola dynasty achieved its pinnacle of strength during his leadership (and that of his father, Raja Raja), extended its dominance from the Tanjore area in Tamil Nadu, across southern India, and into Southeast Asia all the way to Malaysia.

Rajendra destroyed one of Bengal's monarchs in 1023, extending his kingdom all the way to the Ganges, but he was unable to maintain control over such a vast territory for long.

In order to keep control of commerce from China, he also conducted a campaign against the Shrivijaya Empire in modern-day Malaysia.

Rajendra, like his father, was a big supporter of temple construction and other public works of art, such as the huge temple at Ganga ikondacholapuran, which was erected to commemorate the victory that opened the route to the Ganges.


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Hinduism - Where Are The The Nilgiri Hills In India?

 

The Nilgiri Hills are a range of hills created by the confluence of the Western and Eastern Ghats, and are situated in the crossroads of three southern Indian states: Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Karnataka.

The hills were formerly inhabited by a tribal group known as the Todas, albeit just a few thousand Todas remain now.

This area is known for its hill stations, such as Ootacamund and Kodaikanal, which are popular holiday places, honeymoon destinations, and filmmaking locations.


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Hinduism - Where IS Kumbhakonam In India?

 

Kumbhakonam is one of the several temple towns in Tamil Nadu's Tanjore district, reflecting the territory's importance as the seat of the Chola dynasty's rulers.

Kumbhakonam is home to a number of major temples.

The temple structures, which are built in the Dravida architectural style, are of moderate height, occupy a vast area, and are encircled by a boundary wall with huge towers (gopurams) above each wall's central entryway.

The most prominent landmark in Kumbhakonam is a temple bathing (snana) pond, not a temple.

Every twelve years, a celebration is conducted in the tank, during which the water in the tank is said to become the Ganges.

In 1992, an estimated 400,000 people attended the event, with 48 individuals sadly died in a stampede.

The Swami Malai temple, one of the six temples dedicated to the deity Skanda, is located just outside of town.


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