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Roopanjana Buddhiraja
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Mythological places with their divine spirituality and rich history has further enriched the Indian history to a great extent. Van anybody tell me about the Mythological places of India

Posted On : 3/27/2009 6:08:39 AM

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Chadayamangalam is a village in Kollam district in the state of Kerala, India. The place has mythological importance as having connections to the stories in the Hindu epic of Ramayana. The place is believed to have derived its current name from its old name of Jatayumangalam. Jatayu was the giant bird that engaged in a fight with Ravana as the latter was on his way to Lanka after kidnapping Sita. Ravana cut the wings of Jatayu, which forced Jatayu to fall down. Jatayu fell on a huge rock, which was later called Jatayuppara. Jatayuppara is a tourist place now.

Posted On : 3/27/2009 9:10:50 AM

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Maniam PS
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Rameswaram Tamil:இ ர ா ம ே ஸ ் வ ர ம ் is a town in Ramanathapuram district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is located on an island separated from mainland India by the Pamban channel and is less than 40 kilometers from the Jaffna Peninsula, Sri Lanka. Together with Kashi, it is considered to be one of the holiest places in India to Hindus. Hence, it is a bustling pilgrim centre. It is situated in the Gulf of Mannar at the very tip of the Indian peninsula. According to legends, this is the place from where Lord Rama, built a bridge Ram Setu also known as Adam s Bridge across the sea to Lanka to rescue his consort Sita, from her abductor, Ravana. This is also the place where Rama worshipped Shiva to be absolved of the sin of killing Ravana, hence the name of Shiva, which became the name of the town - Rameswara lord of Rama . Both the Vaishnavites and Shaivites visit this pilgrimage centre which is known as the Varanasi of the south. Ex-president of India, Dr. Abdul Kalam, hails from a fishing hamlet called Dhanushkodi situated on the island. Rameshwaram is significant for the Hindus as a pilgrimage to Benaras is incomplete without a pilgrimage to Rameswaram. The presiding deity here is in the form of a Linga with the name Sri Ramanatha Swamy, it also happens to be one of the twelve Jyotirlingas. View Of the West Gopuram of Rameswaram templeThe masterpiece of South Indian architecture boasts of the largest temple corridor in India. Different rulers built the Ramanatha Swamy Temple over a period of time starting from the 12th century. The temple comprises twenty two wells where the taste of the water of each well is different from the other. The grandest part of the temple is the 1219 m pillared corridor consisting of 3.6 m high granite pillars, richly carved and well proportioned. The perspective presented by these pillars run uninterruptedly to a length of nearly 230 m. According to the Puranas, upon the advice of Rishis sages , Rama along with Sita and Lakshmana, installed and worshipped the Sivalinga here to expiate the sin of Brahmahatya killing of a Brahmin Ravana was a Brahmin the great grandson of Brahma . Rama fixed an auspicious time for the installation and sent Anjaneya to Mount Kailas to bring a lingam. As Anjaneya could not return in time, Sita herself made a linga of sand. When Anjaneya returned with a linga from Mount Kailas the rituals had been over. Inside view of Rameswaram templeTo comfort the disappointed Anjaneya, Rama had Anjaneya s lingam Visvalingam also installed by the side of Ramalinga, and ordained that rituals be performed first to the Visvalingam. In Rameshwaram Temple, a spiritual Mani Darshan happens in early morning everyday. This Mani is made of sphatik a precious stone and in form of Holy shivling . according to ved this is Mani of sheshnag . Sethu Karai is a place 22 km before the island of Rameshwaram from where God Ram built a Floating Stone Bridge Ramasethu till Rameshwaram that further continued from Dhanushkodi in Rameshwaram till Talaimannar in Sri Lanka as mentioned in the great Hindu epic Ramayana. The ruins of the Ramasethu are submerged under the sea as shot from Gemini 1 satellite of NASA in 2004.

Posted On : 3/29/2009 11:54:46 PM

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Dabhasayana is a place between Rameshwara and Cape Comorin, which is also regarded as a mythological place. Lord Rama reclined in Dabhasayana on a couch of sacred grass and prayed to the sea for a passage.

Posted On : 3/30/2009 3:26:59 AM

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Ayodhyā is an ancient city of India, the old capital of Awadh, in the Faizabad district of Uttar Pradesh. Ayodhya is described as the birth place of Hindu god Shri Ram, and the capital of Kosala Kingdom. This Hindu holy city is described as early as in the Hindu Epics. During the time of Gautama Buddha the city was called Ayojjhā Pali . Under Muslim rule, it was the seat of the governor of Awadh, and later during the British Raj the city was known as Ajodhya or Ajodhia and was part of the United Provinces of Agra and Oudh, it was also the seat of a small talukdari state. It is on the right bank of the river Sarayu, 555 km east of New Delhi. The word ayodhya is Sanskrit for not to be warred against . Some Puranas like the Brahmanda Purana 4/40/91 consider Ayodhya as one of the six holiest cities in Hinduism. In the first few centuries of the Common Era it was called Saketa. Shā q was conquered by the great Kushan / Yuezhi Emperor Kanishka c. 127 CE, who made it the administrative centre of his eastern territories. It is not clear when the name changed, but by the time of the visit of the Chinese pilgrim monk, Xuanzang, c. 636 CE, it was known as Ayodhya. Ayodhya is one of the most ancient & holiest cities of the world.This city was ruled by Surya vanshi kings. The most famous of whom was DASHRATHA the king who helped the demigods in the fight against evil && his son SHRI RAMA who was believed to be the incarnation of Lord Vishnu the Almighty . In the Atharvaveda, this place was described as a city that was made by gods and was as prosperous as heaven itself. The powerful kingdom of ancient Kosala had Ayodhya as its capital. This city was also a significant trade centre in 600 BC. Historians have identified this place to be Saketa, a key Buddhist centre during the 5th century BC it is a widely held belief that Buddha visited Ayodhya on several occasions which it remained till the 5th century AD. In fact, Fa-hien, the Chinese monk, kept record of several Buddhist monasteries that he saw here. Ayodhya has a historical significance for the Jain community too. This is the birth place of two important Jain tirthankaras who were born in the early centuries AD. Jain texts also stand testimony to the visit of Mahavira, Jainism s founder to this city. In the 7th century AD, Xuan Zhang Hiuen Tsang , the Chinese monk, recorded spotting many Hindu temples in Ayodhya. In the epic Ramayana, the city of Ayodhya is cited as the birthplace of Lord Sri Rama, a Hindu deity who was worshipped as Lord Vishnu s seventh incarnation. Ayodhya became a famous pilgrimage destination in the 1400 s when Ramananda, the Hindu mystic, established a devotional sect of Rama. The 16th century witnessed a shift in power with Ayodhya coming under the rule of the Mughal Empire. Ayodhya was annexed in 1856 by the British rulers. Between 1857 and 1859, this place was one of the main centers where the sparks of the first war of Indian Independence originated. These sparks later led to a nationwide revolt of the Indian soldiers in opposition to the British East India Company that began in Calcutta.In his slim yet insightful booklet, Communal History and Rama s Ayodhya, Professor Ram Sharan Sharma writes, Ayodhya seems to have emerged as a place of religious pilgrimage in medieval times. Although chapter 85 of the Vishnu Smriti lists as many as fifty-two places of pilgrimage, including towns, lakes, rivers, mountains, etc., it does not include Ayodhya in this list. However amongst the MOKSHDAYANI PURIS of the world meaning the lands of spiritual bliss & liberation from the karma-bandhan Ayodhya city holds the top spot, apart from cities like varanasi, dwarka & others. Ramcharitmanas & other respectable hindu scriptures like Vishnu Puran , Shrimad Bhagvat Mahapuran & others emphasize the importance of living & visiting such religious places. According to them these Spiritually charged cities increase the PUNYA meaning fruits of Virtuous & Righteous actions & PAAP meaning fruits of a persons wrong doings of an individual manifold. Therefore people visiting & living in such holy cities are found doing noble & virtuous deeds. Today people from various religious faiths of Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam and Jainism live together united, to build it a place of enormous sacred importance

Posted On : 4/6/2009 1:20:20 AM

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Ayodhya Kingdom Atharvaveda compares the opulence of Ayodhya with the glory and splendor of Paradise itself. Lanka: In the Hindu mythology, it is found that Lanka is the name given to the island bastion capital of the King Ravana. Indraprastha It has been stated in Mahabharata that there arose a problem regarding inheriting the kingdom of Indraprastha. Kurukshetra The dispute between the Kauravas and the Pandavas arose out of a game of dice, which ended with the battle of Kurukshetra. Lakshagriha Duryodhana wanted to set fire on the Lakshagriha and kill the Pandavas.

Posted On : 4/6/2009 5:12:10 AM

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In Thiruvananthapuram a place having a cave shelter known as Pandavan Para.It is believed that on these rock Pandavas spend some times during vanavasa.There huge three rocks can be seen it is believed that these rocks were used as hearth for cooking food.

Posted On : 5/11/2009 9:30:34 PM

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Simran Sinha
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Yeh , for sure. There are many mythological places in India. Some of them which I know is just 0.001% of all mythological places like Darbar Ki Puni in Bihar , Ashtavakra Singhasan in Maithili

Posted On : 5/14/2009 10:54:05 PM

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purusottam khetra at time famous as PURI in coastal odisha is a famous mythological place. u can find the name in Agni puran Padma puran Skand puran & Mahavarat. This is the permanate abode of Lord Visnu & called as the MUKTI TIRTHA. Everyone should visit this place once in life

Posted On : 6/11/2012 6:58:42 AM

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Pandavas spent vanvasam in lot of places and there are many Stories in this period. One such is Bakasura Vadha. He was killed at a place called Ekachakrapuram. Which is presently a 50Km North to Bengaluru in SH of Chintamani. A stone which is said to be thrown by Bheema on Bakasura still placed at Hilltop of this place. The myth is For every Bheema Amavasya yearly Some blood come out of this Huge stone and none knows where blood comes from continously till Amavasyya is Over. Lab tests certified that blood is of True kind..

Posted On : 8/23/2012 11:36:28 PM

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