Goddess Durga-Deity of Shaktism

Goddess Durga the mother of Shaktism in hindu mythology and one of the main Goddess for Hindus.She is called with many names,having many persona and many forms.

Goddess Durga

Goddess Durga

“The form of Shakti,The Destroyer of Evil,I bow to you mother with all my heart”

Goddess Durga

Goddess Durga

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Smoke of Faith

Smoke of Faith

Smoke of Faith

A Devotee holds up a Dhuna Dani(vessel to burn resin),a tradition during prayer and puja.This was taken during Vijaya Dashami(Immersion Day of Goddess Durga).

Shiv Temple-An Amazing Display of Architecture in Bangalore

So,This year Durga Puja came to an end on 14th October as Bijoya Dashami being the last day when The Durga Maa is immersed in water,As being in Bangalore I didn’t have the opportunity to see much of Durga Puja which I did back in my Home…So this time Me and few of My Friends decided to go somewhere else–though related to God,So after a bit of discussion we ended up deciding to Visit a Shiv Temple,which is what they say a Great Display of Architecture.. 😀

Well to start of this Shiv Temple is sure visit if you are in Bangalore.It is at Murugeshpalya,just next to Total Mall–A 10 minutes walk from “The Leela Palace” hotel.
And Going through The Photographs of this temple will surely make you to visit this Temple.. 😀

The Temple is in the Vicinity of the City,so it is very easy to get to this temple and can be easily reached using private or public transport…. 😀

Om Namah Shivaya

Om Namah Shivaya

The Temple is very beautifully built,Upon Entering we will see the Ganesha Deity–The Son of Lord Shiva(And One of my Favorite Deity),Generally known as Vighna Vinasha and The reason we see Lord Ganesha at the start of many temple is because According to Hindu Mythology Lord Shiva once gave him Vardan(Blessing) saying that no prayers would not be considered complete if Lord Ganesha is not worshiped at the beginning.

Lord Ganesha(Front View)

Lord Ganesha(Front View)

Lord Ganesha(Side View)

Lord Ganesha(Side View)

We offered prayer and moved on to The Lord Shiva Deity..The way to the deity is built like a cave with inscriptions on the wall of different famous Shiv Temples found in India,But we have to pay 30INR to get to the Deity,infact entering the temple main gate will cost you 2INR and Camera charge is 25INR,I guess even God’s are not away from Commercialization.. 😉

The Way to Lord Shiva..

Shiv Ling

Shiv Ling

Narad Muni--Narayan Narayan

Narad Muni–Narayan Narayan

Lord Shiva

Lord Shiva

Lighting Diyas inside the Artificial Cave

Lighting Diyas inside the Artificial Cave

 

Now Finally we reach the Main Shiva Statue,But once again you have to pay 20INR for a closer look at the statue and get the blessing,funny how everything is commercialized..But we will love to see the 65ft tall Shiva statue sitting in Yogic position and believe me it will give you a feeling of being in Kailash(Home of Lord Shiva,according to myth)

Calm and Peaceful Shiva

Calm and Peaceful Shiva

Lord Shiva(Front View))

Lord Shiva(Front View))

Lord Shiva(Side View)

Lord Shiva(Side View)

All in All it was pretty relaxing experience visiting this temple and though I am not so religious,I love visiting Place of Worship.So,If you are in Bangalore or have visited Bangalore,this place is a must visit though avoid going on Mondays if you want some peace as there will be huge rush during Mondays,We went during evening and got to attend the evening Aarti,so if you can attend that.There is also provision for special entry which is 50INR if you hate standing in Queues.

So Guys,What do you think about this Temple and The Architecture–I guess it is Amazing and a Must visit place.. 😀

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Durga Puja To All

The October Month is the festive time well almost all over the World,But as we all know India is full of Culture and Tradition,so here the festive months gets a whole lot new meaning and October being the month of celebration of Durga Puja or Navaratri,India becomes colorful more than ever.. 😀

Durga Puja–A festival that embarks worship of Goddess Durga and is celebrated for 6 six days.Durga Puja festival marks the victory of Goddess Durga over the evil buffalo demon Mahishasura. Thus, Durga Puja festival epitomises the victory of Good over Evil.

This festival is widely celebrated across the eastern part of India namely West Bengal,Assam,Orissa,Bihar and Tripura.
So,I wish all the people a Very Happy Durga Puja and I wish may Goddess Durga once again defeats the Evil.

Durga Maa and Evil

Durga Maa and Evil

The above is my interpretation on How Goddess Durga will take on Evil…To Me todays Mahishasura are all the sick minded people we find a lot and I wish Goddess Durga take on them and destroy the evil.. 😀

Happy Durga Puja

Happy Durga Puja

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