Why are men asked to remove shirts before entering temples in South India ?

Originally posted on Inspire&change:
You will find different answers on Internet for this question. Some have certain reasoning while others are followed just because of tradition that has been followed for ages. Our great great grands would have followed the tradition but they dared not to ask the reason behind these practice out…

A Brief History of Ancient Temples in India: The Secrets are in the conversation- ३

Originally posted on ROAD TO NARA:
I had just arrived from visiting a temple in Uttarkashi with my Guruji in Uttarakhand. He is from the state and well versed in the ways of temple building and understanding the energy that a lingam or an idol holds. He wanted to meet an old friend of his…

Banalinga stones from India

Originally posted on Roadtirement:
These naturally weathered stones are found in only one riverbed in the world. That is the Narmada River in Madhya Pradesh state in central India. These stones are considered sacred, are an iconic symbol of worship and are ancient and connote divinity. Sacred stones for sale at the 2016 Tucson Gem…