KOTILINGESHWARA is a portmanteau word formed from KOTI, LINGA, and ESHWARA. The word Koti in Kannada means One crore. Kotilingeshwara Temple is in the Kolar town of Karnataka. Therefore, the Kannada name KOTI. The word Linga or Lingam is an aniconic representation of Lord Shiva.
The “Prathma Ganesha” in the Hindu religion is considered Trinetra (three-eyed) Ganesha of Ranthambore. The Ranthambore Ganesha Temple or Trinetra Ganesha Temple is in the state of Rajasthan. The temple is situated inside the fort of Ranthambore. This temple has the idols of the entire family of Shri Ganesha.
Also known as the Srisailam temple, the Mallikarjuna Temple is popularly known for being one of the 12 Jyotirlingas in India. Jyotirlinga is worshiped as a representation of Shiva and means “radiance.” It is considered a holy shrine and is present across various parts of India like Madhya Pradesh, Gujrat, Uttarakhand, Maharashtra, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh.
Temples of India are not only the center of worship or faith, but each one of them has a unique story, history, and legacy. Coming back to the article’s title, Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple is not just about cultural heritage and history; it’s a different package altogether. Padmanabhaswamy Temple is dedicated to God Vishnu.