[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Forums Chat Annouce Calender DigiCards Recommend Remote Invites
[an error occurred while processing this directive]

The Temples Of North-East India
The Temples of North-East India - Index Invocation
The Author Introduction
Kedarnath Badrinath
Bhagawan Pasupathinath Of Nepal Gangotri & Yamunotri
Rishikesh Haridwar
Prayag Gaya
Kasi Ayodhya
Kali Ma Of Calcutta Bhuvaneswar
Konark Puri
Some Shrines Superb
Major Sections
Temples Of India
Lord Siva To Be Adored The Devalayas Of Karnataka
Palani Dhandhayudhapani The Kovils Of Kerala
The Temples of North-West India Temples For The Triple Sects
Mata Kanakadurga of Vijayawada The Legend Of Mata Kanyaka Parameswari
The Temples Of North-East India Mantralya Mahakshetra
The Aalayas of Andhra Pradesh The Mandirs Of Maharastra
Mighty Atoms For Tiny Tots Lord Siva Of Sri Kalahasthi
Bhagawan Vithoba Of Pandharpur Bizarre Beliefs And Odd Traditions
Asoka Priyadarsin The Mother Of Melmaruvathur And Her Miracles
Vishnu Mayam Jagat Sarvam Sakti Mayam
The Temples Of Tamilnadu Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol I

Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol II

Hullo Tirupathi !
Uthuthshta Govinda Cum Jo Jo Mukunda The Miracles Of Gods For The Debacles Of Humans
[an error occurred while processing this directive]

The Royal place of Lord Siva


The present temple is surrounded by busy commercial establishments. As we proceed passing through the shopping complex, we see Anna Purna temple on the right side. It is small, but studded to the portals with very many adorable deities. The images of Goddess in sitting posture with Maheswar standing with a bowl are extremely grand and invoke instant veneration. There are many niches and mandapas adorned with many deities. Offering Prayers we reach the garbhagriha of Maheswar. The `sacred Phallus-Sivalinga is installed in a square shaped brass plated hollow. Every one is allowed to offer prayers himself, though there are Pandas, who conduct the entire ritual with chants, if required. Many prefer personal prayers - pouring of the Gangajala on the Siva linga, waving of burning camphor, after garlanding it. It is a rare privilege granted, and the performer experiences an inexplicable thrill passing his spine, when uttered Harahar Mahadevi after rituals. There are many more small shrines and several niches around this holy shrine. A little beyond this, there lies the famous gnaga Vapi - well of knowledge, where the diety entered, when iconoclasts destroyed the temple. Behind the temple to the East,' near Jnana Vapi, there is the Mosque, built by Aurangazeb. In the by-lane behind the temple, there is a temple of Dhundhiraja Ganapati. Beliefs is current that he is the State officer of Varanasi, with Bhairava as Kotwal, the chief police Officer, Lord Maheswar, the Emperor and Annapurna, the Empness feeding the people. Feeling emancipated at the darsan of Lord Maheswar and Goddess Annapurna, Yatris then go about visiting several places scattered to the four comers of this sprawling city.

Back ] Up ] Next ]

About Kasi
The Origin Of Kasi
The Famous Ghats
Manikarnika Ghat
Harischandra Ghat
Dasaswamedha Ghat
Panchaganga Ghat...
You are Here! The Mandir
Tulasimanasa Temple.....
Banaras Hindu.......
[an error occurred while processing this directive]
HinduNet Signature Merchandise

[an error occurred while processing this directive]
More Information about HinduNet Inc.
Privacy Statement
The Hindu Universe is a HinduNet Inc., website.
Copyrighted 1994-2003, HinduNet Inc.