Monday, January 23, 2012

108 Divya Desams(108 Holy Vishnu Temples)

Its really interesting to know about the holy temples and the places through out the world. The stories behind the places and the the history are really intesresting and inspiring. As part of that, there are 108 holy temples that are identified and dedicated to Lord Vishnu which are called as 108 Divya Desams(108 Premium Places to worship). These are pretty important especially in the life of Sri Vaishnavas(segment who dedicates the prayers to Lord Vishnu).

I am happy that I have visited atleast 3 of them(which are very important and stands at the foremost in the order). Its not tough to cover all of them, but one should have the determination and dedication to see them.

Out of 108, 105 are in India(most of them in South India), 1 in Nepal and 2 are outside of earthly realms. Tirupati is also one of them obviuously which most of the people might have visited. Each place has its own importance and the history. All these temples are kind of selected by Alwars(poets, saints who are dedicated their lives to Lord Vishnu and wrote the poems mentioning these temples).

Below is nice wikipedia article listing all of them and also links to each of them detailing out the history and the importance and forms of dieties worshipped in the respective temple.

Please enjoy reading. It will really give some pleasant information other than our regular work.:)


Neha said...

Good info. Liked reading more on Wiki.

Thanks for drooping by my blog and leaving your mark. Do visit often :)

Rià said...

Really liked the post. Didnt know abt these temples.

Jaggu said...

Thanks, will visit you often. Please keep in touch as well.


m.flowerr said...

Goof piece on information.Thanks for sharing!

m.flowerr said...

Good* that is

Jaggu said...

Thanks. Keep coming.

chitra said...

Nice to see your posts .May you visit more temples. Spend time in T.N and you would be able to visit many.

Jaggu said...


Sure thanks