The self-manifested temple of Shri Dhareshwar at Dhayari, Pune

The temple of Dhareshwar in Dhayari village is worth a vision at dawn or twilight. The road leading to it is surrounded by Audumbar (Holy fig), peepal and other trees. There is ample shade on both sides as you climb the steps to the temple. As you catch a glimpse of the Shivalinga in the sanctum sanctorum of the temple you unconsciously tend to fold your hands in obeisance.

The Amarnath Yatra that bestows humans with the merit of visiting 23 holy places of pilgrimage

As per religious beliefs, vision of the ice Shivalinga in Amarnath cave bestows 10 times the merit gained by paying obeisance to Shivlinga in Kashi, 100 times the merit gained by paying obeisance in Prayag and 1000 times the merit obtained by paying obeisance in Naimisharanya. That is why even today millions of Hindus go on a pilgrimage to Amarnath with wholehearted devotion.

Banteay Srei : The Deity Shiva temple in Phnom Dei village, Cambodia

In the 10th century, King Rajendravarman II ruled Yashodharpura. He gave away a huge piece of land to his 2 ministers who established a town named ‘Ishwarpur’ there. It is now known as Phnom Dei village, Cambodia. In the center of the town they built a temple ‘Tribhuvan Maheshwar’ or ‘Banteay Srei’.

Shri Dev Kunkeshwar : The Kashi of Konkan

The Shrikshetra Kunkeshwar at Devgad in Sindhudurg district is referred to as Kashi of Konkan. Kashi has 108 Shivalingas while Kunkeshwar has 107. This article gives a concise information on this place of pilgrimage.

Trimbakeshwar jyotirlinga

Trimbakeshwar is a place of powerful Divine linga (Sacred symbol of Deity Shiva) situated near Nasik and famous as ‘Dakshin Kashi’ (Kashi of the South).