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  • Discover: what is yours. Learn: what happened to your heritage. Pledge: to Reclaim and Rebuild it.
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And always be super proud for being A HINDU! 💪🏻🚩
#HinduRenaissance .
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  • Discover: what is yours. Learn: what happened to your heritage. Pledge: to Reclaim and Rebuild it.

    And always be super proud for being A HINDU! 💪🏻🚩
    #HinduRenaissance .

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    FOLLOW: @aryaganga 🏵️
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  • 2,474 16 13 November, 2019
  • Jatoli Shiva Temple, highest Shiva temple in entire Asia. Took 39 years to complete, and is one of the most beautiful Dakshin-Style temple situated in Himachal Pradesh. ♥️
#Shambhu .
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  • Jatoli Shiva Temple, highest Shiva temple in entire Asia. Took 39 years to complete, and is one of the most beautiful Dakshin-Style temple situated in Himachal Pradesh. ♥️
    #Shambhu .
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  • 1,318 10 16 November, 2019
  • Narasimha Maha Mantra:
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ugram veeram maha-vishnum

jvalantam sarvato mukham

nrisimham bhishanam bhadram

mrityur mrityum namamyaham
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Meaning: Oh Angry and brave Maha-Visnu, your heat and fire permeate everywhere. O Lord Narasimha, you are everywhere. You are the death of death and I surrender to You.
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Narasimha who is one of the most powerful avatars of Lord Vishnu, (the protector in the Hindu Triad) is known to be fierce to fight and remove all that is evil and as a result protect all his devotees from every negative aspect of life. He is regarded as the embodiment of victory of good over evil.

Vishnu assumed this fierce form on top of Himvat mountain (Harivamsa). He is believed to have taken the avatar to destroy the demon king Hiranyakashipu.

Lord Narasimha is said to have half human and half lion appearance where the torso and the lower body is that of human while the face and claws are that of a ferocious lion. In conjunction with the bodily appearances, Lord Narasimha is described in various forms and is said to have about more than 74 forms with respect to different postures and weapons that he holds in his hands. The 9 main ones are collectively known as Nava-narasiṁha and as follows :

Ugra-narasiṁha
Kroddha-narasiṁha
Vīra-narasiṁha
Vilamba-narasiṁha
Kopa-narasiṁha
Yoga-narasiṁha
Aghora-narasiṁha
Sudarśana-narasiṁha
Lakṣmī-narasiṁha

Out of these forms, the Lakṣmī-narasiṁha is the form where Goddess Lakshmi is sitting on His lap and the Lord is calmer than the other forms.

Due to the nature of Narasiṁha’s form (divine anger), it is essential that worship be given with a very high level of attention compared to other deities.

Narasimha Mantra
In many temples only lifelong celibates (Brahmācārya) are able to have the chance to serve as priests to perform the daily puja. Forms where Narasiṁha appears sitting in a yogic posture, or with the Goddess Lakṣmī are the exception to this rule, as Narasiṁha is taken as being more relaxed.

Source: https://www.templepurohit.com/mantras-slokas-stotras/narasimha-mantra/
  • Narasimha Maha Mantra:
    ~
    ugram veeram maha-vishnum

    jvalantam sarvato mukham

    nrisimham bhishanam bhadram

    mrityur mrityum namamyaham
    ~
    Meaning: Oh Angry and brave Maha-Visnu, your heat and fire permeate everywhere. O Lord Narasimha, you are everywhere. You are the death of death and I surrender to You.
    ~

    Narasimha who is one of the most powerful avatars of Lord Vishnu, (the protector in the Hindu Triad) is known to be fierce to fight and remove all that is evil and as a result protect all his devotees from every negative aspect of life. He is regarded as the embodiment of victory of good over evil.

    Vishnu assumed this fierce form on top of Himvat mountain (Harivamsa). He is believed to have taken the avatar to destroy the demon king Hiranyakashipu.

    Lord Narasimha is said to have half human and half lion appearance where the torso and the lower body is that of human while the face and claws are that of a ferocious lion. In conjunction with the bodily appearances, Lord Narasimha is described in various forms and is said to have about more than 74 forms with respect to different postures and weapons that he holds in his hands. The 9 main ones are collectively known as Nava-narasiṁha and as follows :

    Ugra-narasiṁha
    Kroddha-narasiṁha
    Vīra-narasiṁha
    Vilamba-narasiṁha
    Kopa-narasiṁha
    Yoga-narasiṁha
    Aghora-narasiṁha
    Sudarśana-narasiṁha
    Lakṣmī-narasiṁha

    Out of these forms, the Lakṣmī-narasiṁha is the form where Goddess Lakshmi is sitting on His lap and the Lord is calmer than the other forms.

    Due to the nature of Narasiṁha’s form (divine anger), it is essential that worship be given with a very high level of attention compared to other deities.

    Narasimha Mantra
    In many temples only lifelong celibates (Brahmācārya) are able to have the chance to serve as priests to perform the daily puja. Forms where Narasiṁha appears sitting in a yogic posture, or with the Goddess Lakṣmī are the exception to this rule, as Narasiṁha is taken as being more relaxed.

    Source: https://www.templepurohit.com/mantras-slokas-stotras/narasimha-mantra/
  • 14,433 65 10 November, 2019
  • They carved out an entire temple from a single piece of Rock! .. and today history is singing their stories! 😍
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Kailasa Temple of Ellora from 6th Century CE.
#HinduHeritage .
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  • They carved out an entire temple from a single piece of Rock! .. and today history is singing their stories! 😍

    Kailasa Temple of Ellora from 6th Century CE.
    #HinduHeritage .

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    Picture Credit: Sagar Mahadik
  • 2,544 64 15 November, 2019
  • Beauty & Bhajan. 
Reposting @ambi_kadevi
  • Beauty & Bhajan.
    Reposting @ambi_kadevi
  • 2,259 16 15 November, 2019

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  • Raja Gopura of #MurudeshwaraTemple
●Located in Murdeshwar, Karnataka
●Marvelous 20-storied Gopuram
●Height of 237.5 ft (72 Meters)
●The Lanka King Ravana wanted to attain immortality by obtaining the Atma-Linga (Soul of Shiva). Since the Atma-Linga belonged to Sri Maheshwara, Ravana worshipped Shiva with devotion. Pleased by his prayers, Sri Mahadevaappeared before him and asked him what he wanted. Ravana asked for the Atma-Linga. Sri Rudra agreed to give him the boon on the condition that it should never be placed on the ground before he reaches Lanka. If the Atma-Lingawas ever placed on the ground, it would be impossible to move it. Having obtained his boon, Ravana started back on his journey to Lanka.

Lord Vishnu, who came to know of this incident, realised that with the Atma-Linga, Ravana may obtain immortality and wreak havoc on earth. He approached Sri Ganesha and requested him to prevent the Atma-Linga from reaching Lanka. Sri Skandapurvaja knew that Ravana was a very devoted person who performed prayer rituals every evening without fail. He decided to make use of this fact and came up with a plan to confiscate the Atma-Linga from Ravana.

As Ravana was nearing Gokarna, Sri Mahavishnublotted out the sun to give the appearance of dusk. Ravana now had to perform his evening rituals but was worried because with the Atma-Linga in his hands, he would not be able to do his rituals. At this time, Sri Shashivarnam in the disguise of a Brahmin boy accosted him. Ravana requested him to hold the Atma-Linga until he performed his rituals, and asked him not to place it on the ground. Sri Vinayaka struck a deal with him saying that he would call Ravana thrice, and if Ravana did not return within that time, he would place the Atma-Linga on the ground.

Ravana returned to find that Sri Chaturbhuja had already placed the Atma-Linga on the ground. Sri Keshava then removed his illusion and it was daylight again. Ravana, realising that he had been tricked, tried to uproot and destroy the linga. Due to the force exerted by Ravana, some pieces were scattered. 
Finally, he threw the cloth covering the Atma-Linga to a place called Mrideshwar or Murdeshwar. 📸 : @themandirguy
  • Raja Gopura of #MurudeshwaraTemple
    ●Located in Murdeshwar, Karnataka
    ●Marvelous 20-storied Gopuram
    ●Height of 237.5 ft (72 Meters)
    ●The Lanka King Ravana wanted to attain immortality by obtaining the Atma-Linga (Soul of Shiva). Since the Atma-Linga belonged to Sri Maheshwara, Ravana worshipped Shiva with devotion. Pleased by his prayers, Sri Mahadevaappeared before him and asked him what he wanted. Ravana asked for the Atma-Linga. Sri Rudra agreed to give him the boon on the condition that it should never be placed on the ground before he reaches Lanka. If the Atma-Lingawas ever placed on the ground, it would be impossible to move it. Having obtained his boon, Ravana started back on his journey to Lanka.

    Lord Vishnu, who came to know of this incident, realised that with the Atma-Linga, Ravana may obtain immortality and wreak havoc on earth. He approached Sri Ganesha and requested him to prevent the Atma-Linga from reaching Lanka. Sri Skandapurvaja knew that Ravana was a very devoted person who performed prayer rituals every evening without fail. He decided to make use of this fact and came up with a plan to confiscate the Atma-Linga from Ravana.

    As Ravana was nearing Gokarna, Sri Mahavishnublotted out the sun to give the appearance of dusk. Ravana now had to perform his evening rituals but was worried because with the Atma-Linga in his hands, he would not be able to do his rituals. At this time, Sri Shashivarnam in the disguise of a Brahmin boy accosted him. Ravana requested him to hold the Atma-Linga until he performed his rituals, and asked him not to place it on the ground. Sri Vinayaka struck a deal with him saying that he would call Ravana thrice, and if Ravana did not return within that time, he would place the Atma-Linga on the ground.

    Ravana returned to find that Sri Chaturbhuja had already placed the Atma-Linga on the ground. Sri Keshava then removed his illusion and it was daylight again. Ravana, realising that he had been tricked, tried to uproot and destroy the linga. Due to the force exerted by Ravana, some pieces were scattered.
    Finally, he threw the cloth covering the Atma-Linga to a place called Mrideshwar or Murdeshwar. 📸 : @themandirguy
  • 5 1 9 minutes ago
  • Vrindavan has something for everyone and for you art lovers too. The walls of Vrindavan are being beautified by this absolutely mind-boggling traditional art. These are locally known as Kalakriti. 
So next time you visit the city, you might want to watch out for them!
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Use #incrediblebraj to get featured. 
Credit: Team Incredible Braj
  • Vrindavan has something for everyone and for you art lovers too. The walls of Vrindavan are being beautified by this absolutely mind-boggling traditional art. These are locally known as Kalakriti.
    So next time you visit the city, you might want to watch out for them!
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    Use #incrediblebraj to get featured.
    Credit: Team Incredible Braj
  • 90 1 1 hour ago
  • No words in this world can describe my love for Mount Kailash the heavenly residence of Mahadev. No words can describe my desire to go there once and feel the divine presence of Lord of the Universe.. all I want is to become eligible for his bhakti so that by no means I go there as a tourist but as a pure son of Lord Shiva! ♥️
#shivoham 🙏🏻
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  • No words in this world can describe my love for Mount Kailash the heavenly residence of Mahadev. No words can describe my desire to go there once and feel the divine presence of Lord of the Universe.. all I want is to become eligible for his bhakti so that by no means I go there as a tourist but as a pure son of Lord Shiva! ♥️
    #shivoham 🙏🏻

    Follow: @aryaganga 🏵️
  • 243 3 3 hours ago
  • Konark Sun Temple

About Sun Temple Konark

Here the language of stone surpasses the language of man”, says Rabindranath Tagore, about the iconic Sun Temple at Konark.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Konark Sun temple is a striking model of ancient artistry, fluidity of ideas, and a pedagogic treasury. Dedicated to the sun god, Surya, the first rays of the sun fall on the entrance of the temple. Much of the temple has fallen into rack and ruin but what remains still holds enough charm to captivate. An interpretation of a greater imagination, it has seen empires rise and fall, identities washed away, yet appealing to our sensorium even today.

Konark Sun Temple Information

Believed to have been built in the 13th century CE the temple was built by the King Narasimhadeva I hailing from the Eastern Ganga dynasty between 1238-1250 CE. The temple was commissioned by the king while Samantaraya Mahapatra was the one in charge of its construction. ‘Konark’ means the sun and the four corners. The temple was called Black Pagoda attributing to its dark facade by the Europeans who used it for navigation for their ships. It is said that the temple could draw ships to the shore due to its magnetic powers.

#IncredibleIndia
#Incredible
#temple #templesofindia 
#hindutemple 
#sundayvibes 
#sundayfunday 
#reclaimtemples
  • Konark Sun Temple

    About Sun Temple Konark

    Here the language of stone surpasses the language of man”, says Rabindranath Tagore, about the iconic Sun Temple at Konark.
    A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Konark Sun temple is a striking model of ancient artistry, fluidity of ideas, and a pedagogic treasury. Dedicated to the sun god, Surya, the first rays of the sun fall on the entrance of the temple. Much of the temple has fallen into rack and ruin but what remains still holds enough charm to captivate. An interpretation of a greater imagination, it has seen empires rise and fall, identities washed away, yet appealing to our sensorium even today.

    Konark Sun Temple Information

    Believed to have been built in the 13th century CE the temple was built by the King Narasimhadeva I hailing from the Eastern Ganga dynasty between 1238-1250 CE. The temple was commissioned by the king while Samantaraya Mahapatra was the one in charge of its construction. ‘Konark’ means the sun and the four corners. The temple was called Black Pagoda attributing to its dark facade by the Europeans who used it for navigation for their ships. It is said that the temple could draw ships to the shore due to its magnetic powers.

    #IncredibleIndia
    #Incredible
    #temple #templesofindia
    #hindutemple
    #sundayvibes
    #sundayfunday
    #reclaimtemples
  • 20 0 3 hours ago
  • We saw this beautiful temple in the middle of a very old forest. In Jainism they don't wanna hurt any animals. 🐮🐯🐵🐶🐷🐹🕷
  • We saw this beautiful temple in the middle of a very old forest. In Jainism they don't wanna hurt any animals. 🐮🐯🐵🐶🐷🐹🕷
  • 12 1 3 hours ago
  • Here is to those million curious eyes looking up to you. Since that day this one question has been on our minds, "What kind of world are we building for them?" 🤔
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This post is a reminder of our responsibility as travelers. 💪 For us travelers, it starts with things as small as keeping separate bag for all the garbage - leftovers, empty packets/bottles. . 📝Here's a list of things we take care during our trips -
🍡- eat local buy local - we mostly eat at the local joints; keep protein bars, candies for emergencies. Eating from street-side vendors gets you an authentic taste of the place. It's a win-win for both, locals as well as us
🚰- carry reusable water bottle - we refill at restaurant, hotel instead of purchasing new ones; saves money and creates less waste
🚮- carry leftovers, packets with us till we find a garbage bin
🔠- learn small phrases in local language such as hello, help, directions, food etc - locals respect and are more willing to help when they see a non-local making efforts with their language .
Let us know below, if you found our tips useful. 
Also share your travel tips in comments, and help fellow travellers become more responsible.
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#incredibleindia #indiaclicks #indiapictures #southindia #indian #responsibletravel #templesofindia #temple #karkala #baahubali #traveltips #travelgram #travelcommunity #travelwithus #travelingcouple #savetheplanet #lovefortravel #instalife #childrenoftheworld #bethechange #bethedifference #beinghuman
  • Here is to those million curious eyes looking up to you. Since that day this one question has been on our minds, "What kind of world are we building for them?" 🤔
    .
    This post is a reminder of our responsibility as travelers. 💪 For us travelers, it starts with things as small as keeping separate bag for all the garbage - leftovers, empty packets/bottles. . 📝Here's a list of things we take care during our trips -
    🍡- eat local buy local - we mostly eat at the local joints; keep protein bars, candies for emergencies. Eating from street-side vendors gets you an authentic taste of the place. It's a win-win for both, locals as well as us
    🚰- carry reusable water bottle - we refill at restaurant, hotel instead of purchasing new ones; saves money and creates less waste
    🚮- carry leftovers, packets with us till we find a garbage bin
    🔠- learn small phrases in local language such as hello, help, directions, food etc - locals respect and are more willing to help when they see a non-local making efforts with their language .
    Let us know below, if you found our tips useful.
    Also share your travel tips in comments, and help fellow travellers become more responsible.
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    #incredibleindia #indiaclicks #indiapictures #southindia #indian #responsibletravel #templesofindia #temple #karkala #baahubali #traveltips #travelgram #travelcommunity #travelwithus #travelingcouple #savetheplanet #lovefortravel #instalife #childrenoftheworld #bethechange #bethedifference #beinghuman
  • 34 3 3 hours ago
  • I enjoy seeing these little roadside temples. This one looked fairly old type. And on the main door there was this Shiva shrine. 
On the side there was a Karthikeyan shrine. And one of the dwarpalikas was holding a bird in his hand. 
Below this dwarpalika sat a fortune teller with a deck of cards. A couple of folks sat by him... customers or friends maybe. 
#southindia
  • I enjoy seeing these little roadside temples. This one looked fairly old type. And on the main door there was this Shiva shrine.
    On the side there was a Karthikeyan shrine. And one of the dwarpalikas was holding a bird in his hand.
    Below this dwarpalika sat a fortune teller with a deck of cards. A couple of folks sat by him... customers or friends maybe.
    #southindia
  • 13 1 4 hours ago
  • Visiting #hoysaleswaratemple is a peaceful experience.
Its uniqueness, marvellous architecture, artwork that represent stories of those days, makes visiting the temple a breathtaking experience.💫
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JFYI:
It is a 12th-century Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva. It is the largest monument in Halebidu, a town in the state of Karnataka, India and the former capital of the Hoysala Empire. The temple was built on the banks of a large man-made lake, and sponsored by King Vishnuvardhana of the Hoysala Empire
During the early 14th century, Halebidu was twice sacked and plundered by the Muslim armies of the Delhi Sultanate from northern India, and the temple and the capital fell into a state of ruin and neglect.
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#KiranKhokhar #IndianChic 
#explorewithkiran 
#karnatakatourism
  • Visiting #hoysaleswaratemple is a peaceful experience.
    Its uniqueness, marvellous architecture, artwork that represent stories of those days, makes visiting the temple a breathtaking experience.💫
    .
    JFYI:
    It is a 12th-century Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva. It is the largest monument in Halebidu, a town in the state of Karnataka, India and the former capital of the Hoysala Empire. The temple was built on the banks of a large man-made lake, and sponsored by King Vishnuvardhana of the Hoysala Empire
    During the early 14th century, Halebidu was twice sacked and plundered by the Muslim armies of the Delhi Sultanate from northern India, and the temple and the capital fell into a state of ruin and neglect.
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    #KiranKhokhar #IndianChic
    #explorewithkiran
    #karnatakatourism
  • 1,347 13 5 hours ago
  • ഈ പ്രദക്ഷിണ വീഥികൾ ,ഇടറി വിണ്ട പാതകൾ....❤️ #templesofindia #kollam
  • ഈ പ്രദക്ഷിണ വീഥികൾ ,ഇടറി വിണ്ട പാതകൾ....❤️ #templesofindia #kollam
  • 35 1 10 hours ago