Tag Archives: Shiva

Amid the astounding ruins of Hampi. The Vijayanagara ruins in Hampi have been deemed a World Heritage Site. I went there in 2007 before grand plans were unveiled to transform the area into a tourist zoo. This shrine cut into rock is at the Malayavanta Raghunath temple. Notice the parakeet in the third photo.   […]

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An ancient shrine. The shrine of Siddhanath (Lord Shiva) is perched atop the eponymous hill at an elevation of 370 metres near the village of Borim, Goa. The linga here is of great antiquity dating back to the 12th C when the Nath Panthi movement flourished in Goa. This sect also established their presence elsewhere […]

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Night of the Great Yogi. These images were taken at last evening’s Mahashivaratri celebrations at the Kamleshwar temple in the village of Korgaon in north Goa. Kamleshwar is one of the many epithets of Lord Shiva. Note: As mentioned in an earlier post, the screen of my MacBook Pro was damaged last month. I am […]

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Legend has it that a group of sages on the island of Divar in Goa undertook penance to propitiate Shiva. It took seven crore (sapta-kot) years for the Great Yogi to take notice of their exertions. When He finally showed up, the sages petitioned Him to take up residence in the village of Naroa (also […]

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In Hindu tradition, Nagesh is a manifestation of Lord Shiva, and one of the 12 jyotirlingas. The ancient shrine of Nagesh in the village of Bandivade (also known as Bandode) in Goa probably dates as far back as the 5th C. Its interior location saved it from the depredations of the early Portuguese conquests. Historically […]

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