Category Archives: Monuments

Mangueshi Temple of Goa

Mangueshi Temple Location     Situated at 22km from Panaji, the capital of Goa, at Priol in Ponda Taluka, Mangueshi temple is dedicated to Lord Mangueshi, incarnation of Lord Shiva. The temple is surrounded with lush greenary and is one of the largest and frequently visited temples in Goa. Mangueshi temple originated from Kushasthali, now known as Cortalim which is a village in Salcette. Salcette fell under Portuguese invasion during 1567 and the temple though preserved dutifully but later Read more [...]

Mangalagiri –Buddhist Site

Mangalagiri Location Situated in Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh, the town of Mangalagiri lays between the two cities of Guntur and Vijayawada. It is located at the distance of 19km from Guntur and 12km from Vijayawada. The meaning of Mangalagiri is "auspicious hill" and it is considered as one of the oldest towns and pilgrimages in south India. The town is precisely located on Chennai-Kolkata National highway No. 5 and has an altitude of 30meters above sea level. The site is considered sacred Read more [...]

Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad City

Mecca Masjid: in Hyderabad city Location Mecca Masjid is located in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad laying 100yards south-west of Charminar. It is considered as one of the main mosques in the city and a spectacular emblem of Islamic art and architecture. Borrowed its name and soil from the Grand Mosque of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, the Mecca Masjid of Hyderabad is one of the oldest and holiest site of Islam. History Started by Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah, the 6th Sultan of Golconda ( now Hyderabad Read more [...]

Mahabodhi Temple- Buddhist Shrine, UNESCO World Heritage

Mahabodhi Temple- Buddhist Shrine, UNESCO World Heritage Location Mahabodhi temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2002 is located in Bodh Gaya of Gaya district in Bihar, India and is considered as one of the most popular spiritual destinations and pilgrimages in the subcontinent. It is 96km away from Patna, the capital city of Bihar. The temple is surrounded by the holy Bodhi tree (fig), the fifth successor of the Bodhi tree under which Buddha attained his 'moksha' or enlightenment. The Read more [...]

Lingapalem, Buddhist Site in Andhra Pradesh

Lingapalem Location Situated in the West Godavari district of southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, Lingapalem is known for a 2nd century Buddhist structure discovered on top of the hillock of this small village. The village of Lingapalem falls under the taluk of Voletivari Palem Mandal in the district of Prakasam. At a distance of 328km from the state capital of Hyderabad, the village of Lingapalem is surrounded by Lingasamudram Mandal towards South and Ponnaluru Mandal towards North. Located Read more [...]

Mahakuta Group of Temples in Bagalkot Karnataka

 MAHAKUTA - PLACE OF RELIGIOUS AND HISTORICAL IMPORTANCE HISTORY: The Mahakuta Group of Temples dedicated to Lord Shiva is situated in Mahakuta, a town in Bagalkot district of Karnataka, a few kilometres away from Badami. The temples were built during 6th to 8th century by the kings of Chalukya dynasty resembling Aihole style of temple construction. Dravidian and Nagara style are the hybrid of Chalukya style which are used as the main architecture in these temples. They also resemble both northern Read more [...]

Lodhi Garden Delhi

LODHI GARDENS HISTORY: Lodhi Garden, spread over 90 acres, was established in the 15th and 16th centuries by the Sayyids and Lodhi rulers. It is considered as one of the Heritage Notified Monument. Two tombs were built in the garden in memory of Alam Shah of Sayyid dynasty and Sikander Lodi of Lodi dynasty. In 1936, British Government relocated the villagers to create a beautiful lush green park around the tombs and even named it as Lady Willington Park. After independence, the park was renamed Read more [...]

Yamunotri Uttarkashi Uttarkhand

YAMUNOTRI-ONE OF THE FOUR MOST SACRED AND REVERED HINDU TEMPLES HISTORY: Yamunotri is located in the western region of Garhwal Himalayas in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarkhand at an altitude of about 3293 metres above the sea level. It is one of the four holy sites of the Chardham pilgrimage yatra along with Gangotri, Badrinath and Kedarnath. Yamuna river is considered as the source of Yamunotri originating from Champasar glacier, which is about 1 km from the temple site. Yamunotri temple was Read more [...]

Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Temple Jammu and Kashmir

VAISHNO DEVI - THE HINDU HOLY SHRINE HISTORY: Shri Mata Vaishno Devi shrine is one of the major and sacred Hindu temples located in state of Jammu and Kashmir in India. The holy shrine is located in Trikuta hills at an altitude of 5300 feet and at a distance of approximately 12 km from Katra. The shrine is considered to be the second most visited holy shrine after Tirumala Venkateswara Temple. Here Mother Goddess is worshipped in the forms of Maha Kali, Maha Saraswati and Maha Lakshmi. This Read more [...]

Udayagiri & Khandagiri Caves, Orissa, Bhubaneswar

UDAYAGIRI AND KHANDAGIRI CAVES- BUDDHIST SITE, ORISSA HISTORY: Udayagiri and Khandagiri caves are one the ancient caves located on the hills situated near the capital of Orissa, Bhubaneswar. These magnificent caves were believed to be built in the 2nd century by great Jain King Kharavela as residential places for Jain monks although few caves also shows some relations connected to Buddhism. Udayagiri and Khandagiri caves are approximately 135 ft and 118 ft in height respectively and are famous Read more [...]