Dakshin Dham -Kanyakumari - Rameshwaram- Banglore- Yatra
A voyage of exploring some of the unique temples in Rameshwaram and Kanyakumari.
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Dakshin Dham Yatra promotes a sojourn of exploring South India's rich history and heritage through its magnificent temples that have carved Gopurams, the majestic pillars and the life-sized shrines.
Besides this, you can also get to witness the vibrant festival of Brahmotsava that celebrate the divine appearance of Sri Radha Krishna Chandra and other deities on the Hare Krishna Hill. This yatra gives one the chance in exploring some of the famous temples in South India.
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MEENAKSHI AMMAN TEMPLE
The Meenakshi Amman temple located in Madurai dedicated to Goddess Meenakshi is a magnificent temple known for its beautiful architecture.
The Agnitheeratham temple is located on the beach side of Sri Ramanathaswamy temple. Rameshwaram as a destination is known for its ceremonial dip as most of the devotees first take a dip in this holy water and then start their pilgrimage to Rameshwaram.It is also an auspicious place for bathing on the new moon days and full moon days. Rameshwaram is also a paradise for few of the famous temples and a significant place among devotees.
Dhanushkodi is a small town that is located in the South Eastern tip of Pamban Island of Tamil Nadu.The Dhanushkodi Temple also known as the Kondandaramaswamy temple that is about 1000 years old. One of the best parts of this tour is that the devotees can get to see Lord Rama holding his bow or Kodandam.
Some of the other deities of Dhanushkodi Temple are Sita-Devi, Lord Lakshmana and Sri Hanuman. After a devastating cyclone, the structure of Dhanushkodi Temple is the only structure left, the water tank of the railway station and a church that remains in this area.
The Kothandaramaswamy Temple is located at Rameshwaram surrounding the sea that is dedicated to deity Rama. It is only historical structure that survived after the 1964 cyclone.This temple also has deities of Lakshmana,Sita,Hanuman and Vibhishana.
The Rameshwaram Temple that is dedicated to Lord Shiva is also known as Ramanathaswamy Temple.The temple houses two lingams like Ramalingam and Shivalingam.
THE FIVE FACED HANUMAN TEMPLE
The five-faced Hanuman temple are Lord Varaha facing to the North, Lord Narasimha facing the South, Lord Garuda facing the West, Lord Hanuman facing the East along with the face of Lord Hayagriva that directs to the sky. The temple also houses the statue of Rama, Laxman, Sita and Hanuman.
The Lakshmana Theertham temple is located a kilometre away from the Sri Ramanathaswamy temple in Rameshwaram that is dedicated to Lord Lakshmana. This temple is built in the Dravidian style of architecture and depicts the immense devotion of Lakshmana towards Lord Rama and Sita Devi. You can also get to see the different sculptures of Lord Rama and Goddess Sita carved at the
Kanyakumari is a beautiful town on the Southern tip of Tamil Nadu and also bordering to Laccadiva Sea, during the British rule it was known as Cape Comorin.
BAGAVATHY AMMAN TEMPLE
The Bagavathy Amman Temple is built in dedication to Goddess Kumari Amman.The Kanyakumari temple is also known as the Kumari Amman temple.Kanyakumari is surrounded by sea on all the three sides and the mountains of the Western Ghats bordering the Northern side.
The Thanumalayan Temple is situated in Suchindram and also known as Sthanumalayan Temple. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahma in a single form called Sthanumalyan. The temple is known for its architecture grandeur that includes the seven storey white Gopuram and the façade that has the sculptures of the deities.
SRI ADIKESAVAPERUMAL TEMPLE
The Sri Adikesavaperumal Temple is situated in Thiruvattar and surrounded by rivers namely River Kothai, River Pahrali and River Thamirabarani.
VIVEKANANDA ROCK MEMORIAL
The Vivekananda Rock Memorial is located in Vavathurai that is off Kanyakumari. The Memorial was built in honour of Swami Vivekananda. Besides this, the ferry rides to these rocky places are very exciting and one can get to see the lovely sight of Indian Ocean. The statue amidst the rocky island is a major attraction and also known as the site where Vivekananda attained his enlightenment. The Shripada Mandapam includes a study hall and a museum where you can explore more about Vivekananda’s life and work.
ISKCON Bangalore, Brahmotsava
Sri Brahmotsava is an annual festival celebrated every year at ISKCON, Bangalore in the month of April-May for 12 days. Each day the Utsava deities of Sri Radha Krishna Chandra are decorated in different Alankaras, followed by a procession around the temple.Some of the significant events during the festival are Pallakki Utsava,Churnabhisheka, Theppotsava, Chakra -Snana and Maha –Samprokshana attracting lakhs of pilgrims from various parts of the world.