Sri Devi Kamakshi Sri Sri Sri Adi Sankara Sri Sri Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi MahaSwamiji Sri Sri Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Swamiji Sri Sri Sri Sankara Vijayendra Saraswathi Swamiji
Kamakoti.org presents several different aspects of HinduismKamakoti.org The official web site for Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham, Kanchipuram, India.
   Home    |   Announcements    |   Tour Programme    |   Audio & Video    |   Image Gallery    |   Acknowledgements    |   Sitemap   
     About the Peetham    |   Origin of the Peetham    |   About this web site    |   Contact Us    |   Search   
  Use this link for a Printer Friendly version of this page   Use this link  to email this page to others
!New: Sri Adi Sankara
Branches, Temples and Patasaalas
Articles
Hindu Dharma
Acharya's Call
Voice of Sankara
Personal Experiences
Sri Adi Sankara
Namo Namah
Dasoupadesam
Naamavali / Pushpaanjali
Tamil
Telugu
  
News & Upcoming Events
27 July 2015 - Shrimatam Camp returns to Kanchipuram
Sama Veda Parayanam commences in Jayantipur, West Bengal - 17 July 2015
Veda Parayan performed at Brahma Sarovar, Kurukshetra - 17 July 2015

Camp Andhra - Updates:

Kovuru - Pushkaram - Video Updates

Kovuru - Pushkaram -Vidwat Sadas held

Machilipatnam- Visit to Ganesh Temple- 3 July 2015

Machilipatnam- Visit to Kanyaka Parameshwari Temple- 3 July 2015

Machilipatnam-Arrival- 3 July 2015

Gurzada visit - 2 July 2015

Temple visit in Guduru

Vijayawada - Pournami at Krishna Ghat - 1 July 2015

Vijayawada -Visit to Vinayak Temple

Vijayawada -Visit to Veda Patashala

Vijayawada -Visit to Kanakadurga Ammavaru Temple - 2 July 2015

Vijayawada -Visit to Sankara Matam - 30 Jun. 2015


Atharva Veda Sammelan held in Gujarat - 10 & 11 Jun. 2015
122 Jayanthi of HH Pujyashri Mahaswamigal Celebrated at Orikkai- 10 Jun. 2015
Camp Nemilicheri - Events - 5 - 10 Jun. 2015
Camp Nemilicheri -Temple Visits- 5 - 10 Jun. 2015
NRI Parents' Meet Held - 4 Jun. 2015
Vaikhanasa Patashala Building Opened - 4 Jun. 2015
Vaikhanasa patashala Building - Gruhapravesham - 4 Jun. 2015
122 Jayanthi of HH Pujyashri Mahaswamigal Celebrated - 2 Jun. 2015
122 Jayanthi Celebrations - Sahasra Suvasini Puja held - 2 Jun. 2015

His Holiness visits ancient temple ruins in Shrinagar, J&K
April 2012

His Holiness Pujyashri Jayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya Swamiji visited the ruins of the magnificent temples at Avantipur on the outskirts of Shrinagar in Jammu & Kashmir during his recent Yatra to J&K.

Avantiswara Temple Visit

The Avantisvara Temple is dedicated to Lord Siva and is situated in District Pulwama, 30 kms from Srinagar on Srinagar - Anantnag National Highway on the banks of the River Jhelum( Vitasta). The temple was built by King Avantivarman (AD 855- 883). It is located in the centre of a courtyard surrounded by a colonnaded peristyle. The temple is under the Archaeological Survey of India.

Less than a kilometer from the Avantisvara temple is the other famous temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu -The Avantiswamin Temple. The King Avantivarman built this temple. The two temples are quite similar structurally. The Vaikunta Vishnu illustrated as frontispiece is said to be found in this temple. The walls of the entrance are ornamented with sculptured reliefs both internally and externally.

Avantiswara Temple Visit

Avantiswara Temple Visit   Avantiswara Temple Visit  

The temples are beautiful and majestic even in their ruined state, leaving the visitor to imagine the splendour of the original structures. It is believed that the temples originally had a spread of close to two kilometers. Today, their circumference has been reduced quite drastically, leaving little scope for any restorational activity.

Back to news page


© Copyright Shri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham
No part of this web site may be reproduced without explicit permission from the Peetham. Some material put up on this web site are protected by individual copyright(s) of the concerned organisation(s)