Vadakkumnathan temple is an ancient Hindu temple dedicated to lord Shiva at the city of Trissur of kerala state in India. Monumental towers, murals depicting episodes of mahabaratha are unique features of this temple. This is the temple built by Parashurama the sixth incarnation of mahavishnu. This temple is also a venue for trissur puram.
Shiva purana mentions the 12 manifestations of shiva in the form of jyothirlingas. Somanatha in saurashtra Mallikarjuna on the mountain srisaila Mahakala in ujjaini Amereshawara in Omkara Mandhata Kedara on the Himalayas Bhimashankara in the city of Dakini(deccan) Visvesvara in the city of varnasi Tryambaka on the banks of the river Gautami Vaidyanatha in chitabhumi
"Highly sanctified in the shiva purana, rudraksha can be worn by people of all classes and even devotees of other deities, with beneficial effects". The term 'rudraksha' (elaco carpus seeds) means 'the eye of Rudra'. They are worn by the devotees of shiva and also strung in the form of a rosary to aid in
Perched high on a 264 feet rock formation on the coast where the regions of Normandy and Brittany meet in France, sits the UNESCO world heritage site of Mont St. Michel. During the highest tides the abbey is completely surrounded by water. During low tide the flat marshes seem like a vacant salt land. It