Iconic monolith Lord Narasimha at Hampi

The Lakshmi Narasimha statue is one of the most imposing sculptures found in the ruined town of Hampi. It is the largest monolith statue in Hampi, almost 6.7mtrs high. Lord Narasimha is sitting on the coil of giant seven-headed snake called Shesha. The heads of the snake acts as the hood above his head. The Lord sits in a cross-legged Yoga position with a belt supporting the knees. Some address Lord as “Ugra Narasimha”, the terrifying form of Lord while many address as “Yoga Narasimha”, because of the Yoga Position he is sitting with the belt on knees. In 1984 restoration work was done and the “Yoga Pattam” was introduced as a reinforcement!

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However, the statue originally was “Lakshmi Narasimha”, Goddess Lakshmi, consort of the god, sitting on his lap. Constructed during the rule of Krishnadevaraya in the year 1528AD, one of the greatest rulers of the Vijayanagara Empire, is dedicated to Lord Narasimha and Goddess Lakshmi.

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This single statue alone demonstrates at the same time how creative and destructive the human mind can be! This gigantic statue is a monolith statue (carved from one single rock). The carving of the statue is fascinating and the monolith adds to the beauty. In a time that had no technology, to get the proportions right and the details of the design is just amazing. It stood the test of time to show the artisanship of the people back then. Sadly, a visit here also leaves you depressed when you realise how a moronic mind-set of these invaders destroyed such beauties just out of jealousy!

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The statue was vandalized and mutilated in 1565AD by the Deccan Mughals. The limbs of Lord Narasimha statue were broken and the figure of Lakshmi separated from that of Lord Narasimha. The belt, appearing like a Yoga Pattam, on the knees fixed later to strengthen it. In the process of destruction, one of the hands of Goddess Lakshmi was broken and even today the broken hand of the Goddess can be seen resting on the back of Lord in embracing position. Finer details like the rings and nails on the hand of Goddess is so well and perfectly crafted.

Lord Narasimha carvings, both Ugra Narasimha and Lakshmi Narasimha, is at different temples in Hampi. Legend says that after killing Hiranyakashipu, Lord Narasimha became so fierce that nobody dared to cool him down. This form of Lord is the Ugra Narasimha. Only after Goddess Lakshmi sat down on his lap and Prahlad appealed to him, Lord calmed down. This calm form of Lord with Lakshmi on his lap is the Lakshmi Narasimha.

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Architectural wonder of Vijaynagara Empire – Vitthala Temple

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Vitthala Temple Complex

As the epicenter of Hampi’s attractions, Vitthala Temple is the most extravagant architectural showpiece of Hampi. No amount of words can explain this spectacle. The temple built in a sprawling complex, has a compound wall and three huge gateways adorned with Gopuras. While the base of the gateways were made of solid granite, the gopuras at top are constructed using a mixture of bricks and wood. There are many halls, pavilions and temples located inside this complex. As the name suggests, the temple deity was Vitthala, Lord Vishnu.

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The temple built in the 15th century AD; many successive kings have enhanced the temple campus during their regimes to the present form.

Moment you enter through the eastern gateway, you find devotees prostrating before Vitthala carved on stone. Be careful to not to step upon them. Here at entrance is also a beautiful statue of Ganga Maa welcoming devotees. Continue reading “Architectural wonder of Vijaynagara Empire – Vitthala Temple”

Hampi – The Open Air Museum

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First thought that came to my mind when I looked at Hampi from Anjanadri hilltop was “Wow that looks like an open air museum”! Ruins of Vijaynagar Empire lying all around in the Tungbhadra valley in front of you. However, Hampi has other historical connections too. This is supposed to be Kishkinda desh mentioned in Ramayana. Tungbhadra is the Pampa River, mentioned in many of our scriptures. This is where Lord Shiva did penances and he punished Lord Kama for breaking his meditation. Lord Brahma’s daughter Pampa, who Kama was helping when he had to face Shiva’s wrath, also got married to Lord Shiva here. However, this article I will stick to the Vajayanagar Empire history.

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Vijayanagar Empire was one of the most glorious kingdom in the history of India and Hampi was the capital of the empire. Domingo Paes, a Portuguese traveller who visited Hampi during 1520-22, wrote in a letter: Continue reading “Hampi – The Open Air Museum”

Lord Bhairava – The Kotwal of Benaras!

Bhairava is Lord Shiva in His Fiercest Manifestation. He is the guardian of the holy city Varanasi. Kal Bhairav is “The Kotwal of Benaras”. The name Bhairav itself is replete with deep meaning. The first syllable “Bhai” means fear. It also means lustrous light. It endows one with spiritual wealth. “Rav” means echo. While “Ra” casts off negativity and restricted consciousness, “Va” keeps creating opportunities.

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Kal Bhairava

There are as many as 64 Bhairavas, who supposedly are guarding the cardinal points and controlling the directions. Kal Bhairava is the chief of the Bhairavas and regarded as the supreme ruler of universal time. If you read Shiva Purana, you will realise the advent of Bhairava happened to challenge & destroy falsehood, and uphold virtue.

Of the 64 Bhairavas, eight are of special significance. They are sitting at eight points in the holy city of Varanasi. Ashta Bhairava, the eight famous forms of Bhiarava remain as the widely worshipped Bhairava aspects of Lord Shiva. The eight Bhairavs represent eight different elements in which five elements represented by Lord Bhairav are sky, air, fire, water and earth and the other three being sun, moon and atma (the soul). Each of the eight Bhairavs are different in appearance, have different weapons, have different vahanas and they bless their devotees with eight types of wealth representing Ashta Lakshmis. These eight Bhairavas are known as — Asitanga Bhairava, Ruru Bhairava, Chanda Bhairava, Krotdha Bhairava, Unmatha Bhairava, Kapaala Bhairava, Bheeshana Bhairava and Samhara Bhairava. Continue reading “Lord Bhairava – The Kotwal of Benaras!”

Lord Shiva’s presence in Brij Dhaam – Brij Yatra Diaries

In Brij bhoomi we have four deities of Lord Shiva, in four directions, known a “Dik-Palas”. They are supposed to be the protectors of Brij Dhama from all directions. Besides that is Nandeshwara Mahadeva, at Nand Maharaj’s palace in Nandgaon.

Nandeshwara Mahadeva:


The palace of Nanda Maharaja is situated atop Nandeshwara hill in Nandagaon. Lord Shiva asked for a boon from Narayana of getting a chance to witness the Brij pastimes of Lord Krishna. Reciprocating with this desire, Lord Krishna granted him this form in Nandagaon. Lord Shiva has stayed at Nandagaon in the form of Nandeshwara Mahadeva and even today, the charnamrita and maha-prasada of Lord Krishna is first offered to him.

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Bhuteshwara Mahadeva protects Brij-Dhama from the western side. The tradition is that when coming to Brij Dhaama, one must first go to Mathura to take permission from him to enter the dhama. Sri Chaitanya Charitamrta (Madhya 17.191) by Srila Krishnadasa Kaviraja Goswami describes how Lord Chaitanya also visited Bhuteshwara Mahadeva on his visit to Brij Dhama:

स्वयंभू, विश्राम, दीर्घ-विष्णु, भूतेश्वर
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Leela Sthalis of Brij Bhoomi – Brij Yatra Diaries

One can realise the significance of Brij Dhaam by merely entering Brij Bhoomi. The Earth and its dust, the Yamuna flowing, the tulsi trees in Nidhivan, everything here feels sacred. You feel thrilled to be connected to this Earth and dust where our Lord had walked with Radharani and do so even now. It truly feels magical & ecstatic! When you are on a visit to Brij Bhoomi, there are many leela sthalis that usually gets missed by devotees. People will tell you about the usual temple in Mathura, Vrindavan, Barsana or Nandgaon. I am putting down few here so that next visit you all can make sure to visit them all.

  1. Sankari khor – It’s a narrow pathway between Brahmagiri & Vilas Parvat in Barsana. This path was used by gopis to go out of Barsana to sell their milk, ghee, dahi & other milk products. Krishna with his friends would stop these gopis at this point and play fun games, even break the matkis to trouble them thus sending the gopis rushing off to Yashoda Maiya to complain.1 Sankari_khor
  2. Prem Sarovar – Once Radharani & Shri Krishna were sitting together when a Bee started hovering around Radharani’s face thinking it to be lotus. A friend chased the bee away and came to tell her “Madhu is now gone”. Radharani thought Madhu, also a name of Krishna, had left. In her bhav of separation & love, she started crying calling Madhusudan’s name. Krishna tried hard to console her but seeing her pain he too forgot that She was sitting on His lap and he too began to cry. It is said from the mix of their “Tears of Love”, the Prem Sarovar pond emerged. The Prem Sarovar emerged from the tears of Separation of Yugal Sarkar, although they are together.2 Prem Sarovar.jpg
  3. Charan Pahadi – After Shri Krishna entered the cave known as Luk Luka Khandar, He appeared on top of the hill in which the cave is buried and played sweetly on His flute. The sound of the flute broke the sakhis meditation on Him. They looked up to see their beloved playing His flute on the hill, and eagerly ran there to meet Him. The sound of the flute was so sweet that it melted the hill, and Shri Krishna’s footprints manifested there. Even today, after 5000yrs, one can see these footprints very clearly.3 Charan Pahadi.jpg
  4. Hau Bilau, this is something very interesting from Shri Krishna’s life. On the bank of Yashoda Kund, Krishna with Balrama performed childhood pastimes with their friends. The brothers used to get so absorbed in their games that they forgot to come home. Yashoda Maiya would employ various tricks to get them home and main among them was to scare them with Haua who would come & take them. Even today, the ancient stone figures of the Hau Bilau near Yashoda Kund are a reminder of this sweet childhood pastime. There’s a mention of the same in a local Braj poem – Dur khelan mat jau lal yahan hau aye hain; hamskar puchhat kanha maiya yeh kinai pathaye hain “Do not go far away, my child, the haua has come. Krishna smiled & asked Maiya who had sent him.”4 Hau Bilau
  5. Ladli-Lal, Sree Radha Rani pragatya mandir. The temple of Radha Rani at Rawal, Mahavan Mathura where she was born. This is the ONLY place where our beloved Radha Rani is worshiped in her “Lalan Swaroop” (toddler Radharani).5 Ladli Lal.jpg
  6. Kalia Ghat – Krishna was playing with a ball with his friends on the banks of Yamuna, when his ball fell into Kaliya-dah, a part of the river lake where Kaliya Nag, the thousand-headed snake lived. Krishna went up the Kadam tree on the banks and jumped into the river. He fought with Kaliya and emerged victorious, dancing on Kaliya’s heads. The Kadam Tree at Kalia Ghat represent the spot where the incident took place.6 Kaliya-Ghat
  7. Paavan Sarovar – Yashoda Maiya used to bathe Lord Krishna here. This is said to be one of Lord Krishna’s favourite lakes. Lord Krishna would come here after the cows would return from grazing and give the cows a bath.7 Paavan Sarovar.jpg
  8. Ter Kadamb – The place where Shri Krishna played Raas Leela with the gopis, The Raas Leela Sthali.8 Ter Kadam.jpg
  9. Brahmand Ghat – The spot where infant Lord Krishna showed the entire Universe or Brahmand to Yashoda Maiya. One day while playing with His friends, infant Krishna swallowed some particles of mud. When Yashoda Maiya came to know about this, she rushed to this very spot and worriedly asked Him to open His mouth so that she could remove all the mud. Krishna opened His mouth wide. She stared in utter disbelief and amazement at what she saw – she could see the entire Brahmand, the Entire Universe was contained within the small confines of Krishna’s mouth. This sight that Yashoda Maiya saw is what has kept this place alive even today.9 Brahmand Ghat.jpg
  10. Raman Reti – Also called Raman Van, this pious place is believed to have been the sporting place of Laddu Gopal (baby Krishna) in Gokul. Reti means sand & Raman, divine play. The sand of this sacred place is blessed by the lotus feet of baby Krishna. Thus this place is revered. It is believed that at this place Lord Krishna during his childhood used to play with Lord Balaram and his other gopa friends. So, due to its association with Krishna this land has been used by many saints for their meditation.10 Raman Reti.jpg

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Rabindranath Tagore’s tryst with Brij Bhoomi – Brij Yatra Diaries

KrishnaWhile sitting on the banks of Yamuna suddenly I remembered the book “The Lover of God”. It’s a collection of poems written by Gurudev Rabindranath at the age of 14 with pseudonym Bhanusimha. The poems feature Radha Krishna and a friend who addresses Krishna but nameless. The poems are masterpieces of bhakti-ras.

I am putting just one of the poem here which the publishers have allowed. The poem tells about love and longing, telling how Radha pines for her beloved Krishna. This is the meaning on surface, Gurudev actually tells a much deeper truth. Radha is the soul of a Spiritual seeker while Krishna the God. Krishna’s flute is the melody that calls all souls, it’s a melody that you hear in the silence and quietness of meditation. He tells of dissolving in Yamuna, the river which is eternally connected to Krishna. Dissolving in Yamuna means to fall in love with Lord Krishna and loose oneself to that love. Continue reading “Rabindranath Tagore’s tryst with Brij Bhoomi – Brij Yatra Diaries”

At Srimati Radharani’s birthplace – Brij Yatra Diaries

Mukharvali, now known as Raval is a small village not very far from Gokul. The place is known for its spiritual sanctity as our beloved Radharani was born in this village. Raval and Barsana villages are the places where Srimati Radharani was born and life spent in her leelas with Lord Krishna.


This village is situated on the banks of Yamuna and there is a temple known as the Ladli-Lal Mandir, where one can see the beautiful deities of Radha and Krishna. The Deities were installed by Vajranabha, the great grandson of Lord Krishna. Ladli = Beloved daughter and Lal = Beloved son, hence Ladli Lal, meaning the temple of the beloved.  With the courses of time the deities were lost and the temple was turned to ruins. Later Narayan Bhatt, one of the disciples of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu excavated the lost deities in the nearby place and installed them here in this temple. Raval is situated in the small forest of Ravalavana which is mentioned in the puranas as being one of the upavanas or sub-forests of Vrindavan Dham.


Brij Dhaam is surrounded by four hills, each supposedly representing the four heads of Lord Brahma, one being Bhanugarh. It’s said this hill top is the spot where Raja Vrishabhanu had his palace. Here you can see an exceptionally magnificent and opulent edifice dedicated to Shriji or Radharani. Shriji is the locally known name of goddess Radha. As per legend, Vajranabha built a temple here that got destroyed with time. The temple was again erected by Raja Bir Singh in 1675 and later Narayan Bhatt with help of Raja Todarmal turned it into a huge temple almost looking like a palace. Continue reading “At Srimati Radharani’s birthplace – Brij Yatra Diaries”

Nand Bhavan, reliving Krishna’s childhood – Brij Yatra diaries

मैया मोरी मैं नहिं माखन खायो,
भोर भयो गैयन के पाछे, मधुवन मोहिं पठायो ।
चार पहर बंसीबट भटक्यो, साँझ परे घर आयो ॥
मैं बालक बहिंयन को छोटो, छींको किहि बिधि पायो ।
ग्वाल बाल सब बैर परे हैं, बरबस मुख लपटायो ॥
तू जननी मन की अति भोरी, इनके कहे पतिआयो ।
जिय तेरे कछु भेद उपजि है, जानि परायो जायो ॥
यह लै अपनी लकुटि कमरिया, बहुतहिं नाच नचायो ।
‘सूरदास’ तब बिहँसि जसोदा, लै उर कंठ लगायो ॥

Yes those lines by Surdasji comes first to your mind when you step into Nand Bhavan. The palace where our beloved Shri Krishna spent his childhood and did so many leelas.

Inside main temple, Yashoda Maiya with Bal Krishna & Rohini Mata with Bal Balaram

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Varanasi – The Yogic meaning!


Varanasi has been referred by different other names in various Hindu religious texts. Kashika, the shining one, Avimukta, never forsaken by Shiva, Aanandavana, the forest of bliss, Rudravaasa, the place where Shiva resides, Brahma Vardha, Anandakanana, Mahasmasana, Sudarsana, Surandhana and Ramya. But most popular known one are Varanasi, Kashi & Benaras.

The popular three names of this city, Kashi, Varanasi & Benaras actually denote three different eras of iconic history of this city. Varanasi has been referred to as Kashi in Rigveda. The word Kashi is derived from the Sanskrit root word kaś- which means ‘to shine’, the reason why it is also referred as the City of Light. The name Benaras is most widely used name for the city and is actually the modified/corrupted version of Varanasi itself.


But it is the name Varanasi that has an interesting connection and meaning in scriptures for the city to be named such. As per usual internet knowledge you’ll find popular belief being, the name Varanasi bear its roots from the two tributaries of river Ganga that borders the city, Varuna and Assi rivers. But there’s more! Continue reading “Varanasi – The Yogic meaning!”

Nagarkot, the Impregnable Ancient Fort & its Rock Inscriptions!

Fact is none can rival the Katoch royal family of Kangra for antiquity, for one of its ancestors, Susharma Chandra, fought in the Great War Mahabharata on the side of the Kauravas. And Susharma was only the 234th king of this line. Most people go to Kangra valley to visit McLeodgunj unaware of this jewel, the Nagarkot, Himachal’s most famous and impregnable ancient fort, about which it used to be said: “He who holds the fort holds the hills.”

The proof of its antiquity lies just outside the fort. Here you find a rock with some unfamiliar inscriptions. Experts believe it dates from the third to the first century BCE and commemorates the construction of a pond in two languages; Sanskrit written in the Brahmi script in the upper line, and Pali written in the Kharoshti script in the lower. And it proves that besides Kangra or Nagarkot, the surrounding country was also inhabited by a Sanskrit speaking people all those years ago.

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Yogamaya & Lord Krishna – The true story!

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During Janmashtami a whatsapp forward was making rounds on Yogamaya as posted above. The writer stated our scriptures don’t have details on Yogamaya, that a “Girl” child was sacrificed to save a “Boy” child. Unfortunately that is not the case. Here’s some details on the issue with relevant proofs.

What or who is Yogamaya, we need to first understand the difference between Maya, Mahamaya and Yogamaya. Maya is illusion, the delusive power of God. Maya is that power of God which makes us forget our true self. Mahamaya, the Divine Mother, is the power that controls nature & celestial beings. God Himself never interfere in that functioning. As per scriptures, God can interfere and do so through his divine potential energy – The Yogayama. Yogamaya as name suggests, is one who controls the “Maya” of “Yoga”.

According to Vedanta, the most intimate personal power of God that gives life, liveliness, and Bliss to the entire Divine phenomena, including God Himself, is called Yogamaya. It is the power of doing, undoing, and reverse doing capability. It is this very power which graciously makes the entire Divine phenomena Blissful; manifests the loving leelas (Cosmic play) of Radha Krishna; and Graces the souls with the Divine experiences.

Bhagavat Gita provides ample clues to Yogamaya as the power of Lord Krishna, and during his leelas representing his miracle working inherent power. Other scriptures like Srimad Bhagavatam, Devimahattam (Markandeya Puraana), Harivamsha Mahapuraana (The blueprint of Mahabharata), etc also tells in details about Yogamaya leelas not just with Lord Krishna but also other Gods. Because the forwarded message was related to Shri Krishna and Yogamaya, I will stick to that and refer all related scriptures to show the bond between them to refute the claims made. Continue reading “Yogamaya & Lord Krishna – The true story!”

Modhera Surya Mandir, a Poetry on Rocks!

Solanki dynasty is famous for their beautiful temple architecture and Modhera Sun Temple is one of their exquisite display. From Skanda and Brahma Puranas we get to know that the surrounding was known as Dharmaranya and Modhera was a village here, called as Modherak. Puranas also tell of a yagna done here by Lord Rama to purge himself from sin of killing a Brahmin, Ravana. According to Saura Purana this temple was originally made by Samba, Lord Krishna’s grandson and later rebuilt by King Bhimdeva of Solanki dynasty in 1026

I already gave the engineering part of the temple. [CLICK] Here’s the architecture and sculpture part. The Temple consists of three parts – First you have the Surya/Rama Kund, next the Sabha mandapa or the assembly hall and finally the Garbagriha with an attached Guda Mandapa.

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Kund consists of the diagonally intersecting steps placed symmetrically on all four sides. Another unique feature is the presence of 108 shrines surrounding the Kund. 108 has always been sacred number for Hindus. Of them there are four major shrines dedicated to Vishnu, Shiva, Shitala Mata & Ganesha. The Sabha Mandapa is an example of stone craft at is best! It consists of 52 pillars symbolizing the no. of weeks in a solar year. Each pillar is a masterpiece depicting episodes from Ramayana, Mahabharata, war scenes, nritikas, musicians etc. Every surface of the Sabha Mandapa is intricately carved and you can watch it for hours yet feel like getting more! The Guda Mandap has sculptures of 12 Adityas or forms of Surya Dev symbolizing the 12 months in a solar year. Each Aditya has 7 horses as his vahana, representing the 7 colors that form white light. The entire structure of Guda Mandapa and Sabha Mandapa appears to float on an upturned lotus. Just above the lotus are 365 elephant sculptures representing 365 days of a year.

Every corner, every niche of the temple is painstakingly transformed into a canvas of beauty. The ornately carved columns, the intricately carved sculptures, everything unbelievably enthralling.  It was wealth that was reason for attack by Mohamad Ghazni and later by Khilji. With such devastating attacks we find ruins inside the temple yet what remains is extremely beautiful and glorifies love of art of Solankis.

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Modhera, an Engineering Marvel of Ancient India!

Modhera Sun Temple is a gem gifted to us by our ancestors. This is the oldest Sun Temple in India, built around 1026-1027 AD. The temple showcases not just beautiful sculptures but also tells us about advanced engineering knowledge of our ancestors. I would share the beauty & history of this temple in my next article and stick to the engineering part of ancient India here especially the earthquake Resistant Engineering.

This temple is situated at Mehsana district of Gujarat and the area falls under seismic zone IV. It has faced many historic earthquakes. But even though it got destroyed by plunderers, earthquake did no damage to the structure. Around 70s this temple restoration work was done by Government but all those new restoration parts got destroyed during 2001 severe Gujarat earthquake. The Old structure remained intact.

The temple has been built using locking system to make it earthquake resistant. The whole temple has been built without the use of any lime, cement, mud or any such thing as adhesive. Each stone slab has been interlocked with the adjoining ones in appropriate grooves and sealed with seasoned wood. The Temple was plundered by Ghazni & Khilji and those destroyed pieces shows the proof of this locking system. Here’s one from a broken wall.

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The temple made with lime stone slabs, were joined in a unique way. Groves were made in the stone slabs as given below. Each stone slab has been interlocked with the adjoining ones in appropriate grooves and then sealed with seasoned wood.
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Too many columns (pillars) and their unique construction is another earthquake resistant feature of the temple. The temple has three parts, the kund, the hall and the main temple sanctum and the latter two have many columns. Let’s take the Assembly Hall (Sabha mandap) first. The assembly hall of the temple has in total beautifully carved 58 columns. Each column represent each week of a year. This high number of columns helps to transfer load to the foundation. Top of it these columns are all well connected with the slabs. Connections well spread out so as make maximum load transfer.

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Saptarangi Dwarkadheesh ji

After Dwarkadheesh temple beautiful architecture (Click Here) lets come to Dwarkadhish ji himself, who is equally cute and beautiful. Time stops while you watch the Supreme Lord, such is his power. It is said the original Dwarkadheesh temple was built around 400BC, way before Christ was born by Krishna’s grandson. The idol installed then was a different one. There’s an interesting legend about the idol in the Dwarkadheesh temple. Once a girl named Badana was a regular visitor to the temple. Pleased by her devotion, the Dwarkadheesh one day walked out with her. But the priests suspected that Badana had stolen the idol and pursued her to get it back to the temple. Badana wanted to keep Lord with her so pleaded that she would give gold in proportion the weight of the idol and the priests accepted. The idol was placed in one side of the scale and to the surprise of all the priests, one single nose stud of Badana could equal the weight of the statue. Lord knew she had nothing so played the miracle. Just then an ethereal voice said the priests could dig in a particular place the next day to find a similar statue. When they hurriedly dug the place without waiting for the next day, they found only an incomplete statue which was installed in Dwarkadhish temple and seen to this day.

Dwarkadheesh ji is dressed in different colour clothes on different days. Monday Pink, Tuesday yellow, Wednesday green, Thursday Saffron, Friday White, Saturday Blue and Sunday Red. On special days some special colour is worn by Lord and routine is not followed. Since body of Lord Krishna is meghshyam & glittering like rainbow, maybe reason why the colour of he wears is “Saptarangi” like rainbow. Here’s Dwarkadheesh ji in all seven colour atires.

Monday – Pink
Tuesday – Yellow

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