Kotilingeshwara: 1 crore Shiva lingas

Kotilingeshwara quite literally means 1 crore Shiva Lingas. Kotilingeshwara has more than 33 lakh Shiva lingas and has the biggest Shiva linga in the world.

Naga Pratishta

Naga (snake) Pratishta (establishment) is commonly done in India to get rid of ‘Naga Dosha’  – an Indian term that refers to issues concerned with fertility, child birth or other ill omen relating to the child’s future – predicted by Astrologers!

Talakad

“ತಲಕಾಡು ಮರಳಾಗಿ ಮಾಲಂಗಿ ಮಡುವಾಗಿ ಮೈಸೂರು ದೊರೆಗಳಿಗೆ ಮಕ್ಕಳಾಗದೆ ಹೋಗಲಿ” “May Malangi turn into an unfathomed whirlpool, May Talakad turn into a barren expanse of sand, May the Rajas of Mysore not have children for all time to eternity” Anyone visiting Talakad is bound to have heard the above quote. Born and brought up in Mysore, I […]