The Blood Soaked Worship

The Blood Soaked Worship

Mani and Mallasura were two demons who lived in Devaragattu hillocks and terrorized the saints there. Lord Shiva, hearing the pleas of his devotees, took the form of Bhairava on Vijayadashami day and vanquished the two demons with sticks. Before dying, the demons requested Shiva to give them human sacrifice every year. Refusing their plea, the Lord assured the offering of blood on the day. […]

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Surrendering to the Divine

Surrendering to the Divine

Sacrifice plays an integral part in Hindu rituals and customs. For devoted Hindus, it is a path to achieve liberation of the soul from the cycle of birth and enlightenment through a state of unity with the Supreme Being. There are many kinds of sacrifices and offerings that existed during various eras in the course of Hindu history, with most of them evolving with time […]

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The South Indian Temple Chronicles.

The South Indian Temple Chronicles.

The Indian temples have never been mere places of worship. They are also known for their architectural brilliance, structural perfection, exquisite carvings and awe inspiring artistry. The shrines that have survived over many pages of history, their beauty untouched, stands testimony to the craftsmanship of the artisans of the bygone eras. The fact that every nook and corner of these shrines were built by hand, […]

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