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The Templenet Encyclopedia provides pointers to more than two thousand temples in India the Land of Temples, while the featured articles speak of the artistic, historical and religious significance of these monuments.
On the occasion of the transit of Saturn between the zodiac signs of Gemini and Cancer, visit Templenet's earlier feature on the Navagraha shrines of Tamilnadu. Listen to the author's audio recording of KoLaRu patikam.
Visit the five Pancha BhutaLinga Temples of South India associated with the basic elements of wind, water, fire, earth and space.
The Patteeswarar Temple at Perur near Coimbatore is rich in legend, history and tradition and is one of the best known Shiva temples of the Kovai region.
Templenet presents a photo feature on the Saptarishiswarar temple at Lalgudi near Tiruchirappalli an ancient shrine that goes back at least 1300 years in history to the period of the Nayanmars.
The Pancharama shrines of Eastern Andhra Pradesh constitute a set of Saivite temples linked through legend and history.
Tour nine ancient temples in the erstwhile Chola region of Tamilnadu - associated with the Navagrahas central to astrological beliefs. Seven of these date back to the Bhakti movement of the 1st millennium CE.
On the occasion of Guru Poornima 2002, Templenet presents a feature on Dakshinamurthy shrines in Tamilnadu. Dakshinamurthy - is one of the well known Saivite iconic representations portraying Shiva as the supreme Guru.
Explore beliefs and legends related to Shakti and the navaratri festival celebrated throughout the Indian subcontinent.
Guest feature: A picture gallery of the entry towers to some of the Shivastalams glorified by the Tevaram hymns of the 1st millennium CE.
This feature takes a look at some of the temples in Tamilnadu that are related to legends from the great epic Ramayana.
This feature on The Ramayana legacy of Kerala takes a look at some of the temples in Kerala that are related to legends from the great epic Ramayana.
Murals form the focus of this feature on Temple Art. The Virabhadreswara temple at Lepakshi houses one of Asia's largest murals and is a treasure house of Vijayanagar art.
A tribute to the legacy of 19th century composer Muthuswamy Deekshitar and his musical narrative on the Temples of India, on the occasion of his anniversary - 2001.
The Tyagaraja temple at Tiruvarur is one of the ancient heritage sites of India and is a representation of the religio-socio-cultural history of the Tamil region for a period spanning over a millennium and a half. Little is known about this shrine to much of India. The vast temple complex today is truly a standing monument to centuries of history and tradition. Templenet takes great pride in presenting a comprehensive feature on Tiruvarur.
Visit this special Templenet presentation featuring the ancient city of Madurai housing the vast Meenakshi Sundareswarar temple complex.
With its rich architectural and sculptural wealth and its vibrant festival traditions, Madurai is a truly one of India's greatest heritage sites.
Explore the legacy of Maanikkavaacakar in this special comprehensive Templenet feature describing the life and the literary contributions of the Saint Poet. Explore legends from Tiruvilayaadal Puraanam. Celebrate Aarudra Darisanam. Visit several of the temples associated with this Saint Poet.
Explore the legacy of Aandaal in this Templenet feature describing the life, the Tiruppaavai hymns and visit temples mentioned in her literary works. Aandaal, revered as an incarnation of BhuDevi is also regarded as one of the 12 Alwars.
Thoughts on the 30 day festival season in Tamilnadu, awaiting the arrival of the winter solstice through the darkest month of the year.
A Himalayan Pilgrimage: Part III of this series focusses on the well known shrine of Kedarnath, cradled in the snow clad Himalayas.
Himalayan pilgrimage: Part II of this series takes readers through the Himalayan shrines of Joshi Math, Vyas Guh and more.
Templenet is pleased to present a special feature on Chidambaram, one of the best representations of India's cultural legacy.
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