SHRI KSHETRA KUKKE SUBRAMANYA – Kumar parvatha

This mountain is in the western that, and it is above 4000 height. It is towards the east of the temple To reach the mountains. Peak, one has to cross 18k.m. distance. This is a worth seeing place, one will enjoy the real beauty. This is possible, who are having…

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SHRI KSHETRA KUKKE SUBRAMANYA – Kulkunda

SHRI KSHETRA KUKKE SUBRAMANYA Kulkunda

This is just two miles, away from the temple, cattle fair is very famous. We cannot see such a big fair anywhere in the district. This fair runs for a period of 15 days, i.e, from karthika should pournami to karthika bahula Amavasya. cattle from different places gather here, and they sell to malbar farmers.

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SHRI KSHETRA KUKKE SUBRAMANYA – Matsya theertha

SHRI KSHETRA KUKKE SUBRAMANYA Matsya theertha

It is one and half mile away from the temple. Ttis is very deep and we can find number of fishes. Hence it is being called matsyateertha. This is the place where the Avabratha of sri subrahmanya swami takes, the devotees do not fall to take bath here.

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SHRI KSHETRA KUKKE SUBRAMANYA – Kumardhara River

SHRI KSHETRA KUKKE SUBRAMANYA Kumardhara River

Formerly this was called Maheenadi and then Dara. This a Speciality of its own. The water of this river was used for anointing kumaraswamy, then it is called kumaradhara. Once if a man who is affected by skin disease is taken bath here, soon that will wash away. It is having a…

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SHRI KSHETRA KUKKE SUBRAMANYA – Biladwara

SHRI KSHETRA KUKKE SUBRAMANYA Biladwara

It is very near to the main temple. This is a most sacted place. This is on the way to kumardhara. Vasuki hid here and prayed to Garuda. There are two ways to the cave, viz, one from the south and the other from north. The tunnel that goes to…

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SHRI KSHETRA KUKKE SUBRAMANYA – Kashikatte

SHRI KSHETRA KUKKE SUBRAMANYA Kashikatte

Here we can see the temples of Anjaneya and Ganapathi. It is just half k.m. away from the temple A big Banyan tree is here and this is providing shelter to visitors. A warm wel­come is given here to sages and big personali­ties. This custom is followed since ancient times….

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SHRI KSHETRA KUKKE SUBRAMANYA – Adi Subrahmanya

Adi Subrahmanya

Adi subrahmanya situated on the northern side of the outer wall of the temple. Here we see a great ‘valmia’ (anthill) in the sanctuary, worship and offerings are regularly done here. NItya pooje Nandadeep and Naivedya are com-monly done here. Devoted will never miss to visit this temple. It is just 220 yards from the temple….

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Darpan theertha

This flows from north to south before the  entrance of the temple. It is believed that the  river is called ‘Darpan teerha1 because of the fact that a “Darpana (mirror) come floating in it.

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THE SANCTITY OF DWARKAPURI

Prahlad, being an ardent devotee of Vishnu himself, understood quite well, the desperation with which a devotee seeks his Lord. So he told them– ‘By the grace of Almighty Vishnu, I am revealing to you the name of that sacred place which has remained a secret till now. Kushasthal Puri…

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DWARKA MAHATMYA: SAGES’ QUERIES TO PRAHLAD

Once, few sages asked Sutji about the means by which Lord Vishnu could be realized in Kali yuga- the era dominated by sin and decaying moral values. Sutji started by describing how Lord Vishnu on seeing the prevalence of sin in Dwapar yuga had to take incarnation as Krishna to…

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PRABHAS -THE ABODE OF TRINITY GODDESSES

Lord Shiva revealed to goddesses Parvati that Prabhas kshetra boasted of possessing many more Shivalingas apart from the famous Somnath Shivalinga. He also gave names of some of the prominent Shivalingas situated over there and said– ‘To the North-East of Somnath temple is situated a grand temple of Lord Sarveshvar…

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THE EMERGENCE OF SARASWATI IN PRABHAS KSHETRA

On being asked by Parvati about the emergence of river Saraswati at Prabhas Kshetra, Lord Shiva narrated the following tale to her-‘The holy Sarswati flowing in Prabhas kshetra constitutes of five different streams – Harini, Vajrini, Nyanku, Kapila and Saraswati. Lord Vishnu once instructed Saraswati to carry ‘Badwanal’ (Submarine fire)…

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THE SIGNIFICANCE OF GETTING ONE’S HEAD TONSURED

Dwelling on length about the significance of getting one’s head tonsured at holy places, Lord Shiva told Parvati- ‘A man should get his head tonsured whenever he gets an opportunity to visit a holy place because hair are believed to contain all the sins he has committed. There is a…

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CHANDRA DEVA EULOGIZES SHIVA

Parvati asked Lord Shiva about the reason Chandra Deva had to install a Shivalinga at Prabhas Kshetra. Lord Shiva replied that Daksha had got married twenty seven of his daughters to Chandra Deva. Chandra Deva was very attached to Rohini, who was one of them and neglected others. When Daksha…

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SIDDHESHWAR LINGA AND SIDDHA LINGA

Describing the reason why this sacrosanct place was named Prabhas, Lord Shiva told Parvati– ‘I dwell in the entire area stretching between the ocean in the south and river Kaureshwari. Being situated at the western coast, this entire area is radiated by Surya’s light for a relatively longer period of…

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DIFFERENT NAMES OF SOMNATH

Parvati curiously asked Lord Shiva about the reason why Somnath was known by so many different names. Lord Shiva said- ‘Since the time this divine linga first manifested itself very few blessed souls had the knowledge of it’s existence. Brahma has a life span of one kalpa at the end…

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SOMNATH LINGA

  Emphasizing on the significance of Someshwar Linga and its deep association with the Vedas, Lord Shiva told Parvati-‘The divine Someshwar Linga exists since time immemorial and will remain for eternity. This revelation descended on me while I was engrossed in a deep state of meditation. Someshwar Linga has deep…

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PRABHAS TERTH

On being asked by the sages about the prominent places of pilgrimage, Sutji named many holy places but according to him Prabhas Teerth was the crown of all the places of pilgrimage and was incomparable. Recounting a tale when Parvati had once asked Lord Shiva the same question, Sutji said–…

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DESCRIPTION OF PURANAS AND UP-PURANAS

Once, while describing the origin of Puranas, Sutji told the sages who had assembled at Naimisharanya–‘Lord  Shiva had  first  revealed  the contents  of Skanda  Purana to  Parvati  at Kailash Mountain. Lord Brahma and few other deities were also present there at the time when Shiva was narrating the tale. Subsequently,…

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VISHWAMITRA COMMENCES NEW CREATION

Vishwamitra then instructed Trishanku to make preparation for the Yagya. After everything was ready, Vishwamitra initiated Trishanku into the rituals of Yagya. Trishanku made offerings in the sacrificial fire at the instruction of Vishwamitra. The deities readily accepted all the offerings that were made to them. This way, the yagya…

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TRISHANKU CURSED BY VASHISHTHA’S SONS

Sutji once narrated the following tale to the assembled sages- In ancient times there lived a mighty king named Trishanku. He belonged to Suryavanshi dynasty. One day, he asked Sage Vashishtha whether there was any such Yagya by performing which, he would be entitled to go to heaven with his…

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DESCRIPTION OF HELL

Yudhisthira requested Markandeya to describe what a sinner had to go through in Yamaloka and also that what kind of a person should be considered as the most ghastly sinner. Markandeya replied: ‘Donating food to needy people is an extremely virtuous deed and there is no virtuous deed greater than…

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JAMDAGNI RECEIVES KAMDHENU

Markandeya told Yudhisthira– ‘Sage Jamdagni was a great devotee of Shiva and he lived in Narmadapur. He spent his day chanting mantras in the praise of Lord Shiva. Once, he performed an austere penance, which lasted for a month. Ultimately, Shiva manifested himself from the Siddheshwar Linga and appeared before…

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MANU RECEIVES A BOON FROM NARMADA

Markandeya said–‘Manu ruled over Ayodhya during Swayambhuva manvantar. One day, while he was going to sleep, he heard a peculiar sound, as if numerous small bells were ringing. He was perplexed and could not ascertain the cause of that sound so he asked sage Vashishtha about this. Sage Vashishtha made…

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NARMADA MARRIES PURUKUTSU

Markandeya said–‘O Yudhisthira! King Purutkutsu was Samudra in his previous birth and had been cursed by Brahma. The descent of Narmada on earth made the deities extremely delighted and they requested Narmada to give them the privilege of experiencing her divine touch. But, Narmada refused to give them that privilege…

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THE DESCENT OF NARMADA

Explaining the reason why Narmada had to descend down to earth, Sutji narrated a tale to the assembled sages– ‘Once, Sage Markandeya was taking rest at the bank of river Narmada where Yudhisthira accompanied by Draupadi arrived there. Yudhisthira curiously asked Markandeya about the reason he had chosen the bank…

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THE GRANDEUR OF AVANTIPURI

Sanatkumar says-‘Once, Parvati requested Lord Shiva to explain why Avantipuri was considered so holy by the devotees. Lord Shiva told her that it was so because there were numerous holy places situated over there. Lord Shiva had told her– ‘There are four holy rivers flowing through  the different regions of…

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VARIOUS NAMES OF UJJAINIPURI

Once, Sage Vyasa requested Sanatkumar to reveal why Ujjainipuri was known by various names like Kanakshringa, Kushasthali Avanti and Padmavati. Sanatkumar replied– ‘Once, Lord Brahma and Lord Shiva arrived at Ujjainipuri in search of Lord Vishnu, who had disappeared from his abode. To their pleasant surprise they found Lord Vishnu…

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KAPAL MOCHAN

Once, Lord Shiva arrived at Mahakal forest with a skull in his hand. All the trees and vegetation were delighted to find him in their midst. They requested lord Shiva to remain their forever. Lord Shiva told them that it was not possible for him to stay there forever but…

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SANATKUMAR GLORIFIES MAHAKAL TERTH

Once, goddess Parvati requested Shiva to describe the significance of Mahakal teerth. Lord Shiva replied- “Once, Sanatkumar- one of the manasputras of Lord Brahma had gone to his father’s abode, situated at a place near Meru mountain. Sage Vyasa arrived there and asked him the same question. Sanatkumar had revealed…

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THE ORIGIN OF KASHI

Sage Agastya asked Lord Kartikeya how the sacrosanct place, Kashi came into being. He also asked how Kashi became famous as a place capable of giving salvation to a man. Lord Kartikeya revealed to Agastya that once Parvati had asked Lord Shiva the same question. Lord Shiva had told her–…

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LORD KARTIKEYA DESCRIBES THE MAJESTY OF KASHI

Sage Agastya and his wife Lopamudra circumambulated Sri Shail Mountain and climbed up Lohit mountain where they found Lord Kartikeya. Both of them eulogized Kartikeya by singing Vedic hymns in his praise. Lord Kartikeya was extremely pleased by their devotion and said- ‘O revered sage! You can understand Kashi’s importance…

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KASHI -THE SACROSANCT PLACE OF PILGRIMAGE

After travelling for sometime, both of them arrived near Sri Shail mountain. Pointing his finger towards the mountain, Agastya told his wife–‘One, who has a good fortune of seeing the peaks of this mountain, never takes a second birth.’ Lopamudra replied in amazement–‘ If the sight of this mountain was…

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AGASTYA ORDERS VINDHYA TO DIMINISH ITS SIZE

When Agastya learnt of the problem created by Vindhyachal, he agreed to help the deities despite fully aware of the fact that once he left Kashi it would not be possible for him to see his dearest Kashi once again at least in his present birth. Before leaving for Vindhyachal,…

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VIDHYACHAL OBSTRUCTS THE PATH OF SURYA

Once,  Sage  Vyasa  narrated  the  following  tale  to  all  the  assembled  sages–  ‘Once,  while wandering about, sage Narada arrived at Vindhyachal mountain. He was received with great honour and respect by Vindhyachal mountain. But, when the time arrived for Narada to take his leave, he took a deep sigh, which…

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RITUALS PERTAINING TO SHODASH UPACHAR

Once, on being asked by Narada about the proper methods of performing Shodash upachar rituals, Lord Brahma said –‘In normal circumstances, when Lord Vishnu is worshipped by employing the rituals of Shodashopachar it is considered as ‘Tapa’. But, when the same rituals of shodashopachar are employed to worship Lord Vishnu…

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IMPORTANCE OF ABSTINENCE DURING CHATURMAS

Continuing with the importance of austerities observed during Chaturmas, Lord Brahma said– ‘Human-beings are bundle of desires and long for worldly things. So, there is a great importance of abstinence and forsaking things, which one is very fond of. One who relinquishes his most favourite thing during this period gets…

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THE SIGNIFICANCE OF CHATURMASYA VRAT

Once, on being asked by Narada about the importance of Chaturmasya, Lord Brahma said–‘Chaturmasya is the period of four months during which Lord Vishnu is believed to take rest in Ksheer-Sagar. So quite naturally, all the oceans, rivers and ponds are believed to attain divinity due to the presence of…

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LOSS OF MORAL VALUES IN KALIYUGA

On being asked by Yudhisthira about the life-style of people in Kali yuga, sage Vyasa replied– ‘There will be a widespread prevalence of sinful deeds and lack of moral values in Kali yuga. People would become untruthful and would become critical of revered sages. Moral values would decline to such…

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DHARMARANYA KSHETRA

Once, Sage Vyasa went to meet Yudhisthira, who requested him to describe the significance of Dharmaranya kshetra. Sage Vyasa replied– ‘O king! Once, Dharmaraj-Yudhisthira did an austere penance to please Lord Shiva. As usual, Indra became scarred because he thought that Dharmaraj was doing penance with the intention of acquiring…

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RAMESHWAR LINGA

Describing how Sri Ram had installed Rameshwar Linga, Sutji said–‘ After killing Ravan, Sri Ram enthroned Vibhishan as the king of Lanka. While returning to Ayodhya he made a brief stop at Gandhamadan mountain. Since the thought of having killed a brahmin (Ravan) kept on tormenting him, he decided to…

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SETU BANDH

All the sages were curious to know about the holy places in the vicinity of Rameshwar. Sutji replied–Sri Ram replied went into exile accompanied by Sita, his consort and his younger brother, Lakshman. Ravan, the demon king who ruled over Lanka deceitfully abducted Sita. Subsequently, Sri Ram befriended Sugreev and…

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RAMESHWAR KSHETRA

Once, Shaunak and few other sages asked Sutji as to how could a man become free from the bondage of the world. They also inquired whether there was an existence of any such holy place capable of liberating a man from heinous of sin. Sutji replied–‘Ramteerth is supreme among all…

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AYODHYAPURI

Once, on being asked by sage Bhardwaj and few others about the grandeur of Ayodhya, Sutji replied–‘Ayodhya, a sacrosanct city is based on the bank of river Saryu. It is the very city where the famous king Ikshavaku ruled once upon a time. The term Ayodhya means unconquerable and consists…

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