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Balaji-Karthikeyan temple, Nagpur Seminary Hills

Sri Balaji-Karthikeyan temple is located in Seminary Hills, in the district of Nagpur, in the state of Maharashtra. It is about 1000-2000 years old. The presiding deities of this temple are Lord Muruga and Lord Venkatesa Perumal. The mother Goddesses are Valli and Deivanai.

The important festivals conducted in grand manner are Vennaikappu, Rahukala puja, Skanda Sashti, Sankatahara Chaturthi, all the purnima days according to the Hindu religious calendar.

This temple is kept open from early morning to mid-noon and later in the evening to dusk. Devotees pray for child boon and removal of hurdles in marriage talks. On realizing their prayers, devotees offer wholeheartedly abishek to the mother Goddess.

In the temple, in a 3 tier arrangement, Lord Muruga and Lord Balaji grace the devotees from an Ekadala Vimana (single petal vimana). The temple is kept open for devotees from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. On auspicious days and festive days, devotees perform abishek for Lord and Mother and wholeheartedly offer new vastras.

With Ekadala Vimana, in a 3 tier pattern for Lord Muruga and Lord Balaji, the temple is built. On the other hand, the Maha Mandap is about 60 feet long. It is to be highly noted atht in this temple, there two peacocks which is considered as vehicle of Lord Muruga in front of Lord Muruga.

During the cultural ceremonies, the temple is filled with a huge crowd of devotees from different parts of the state. The devotees visit the temple with a great desire and believe that, Lord showers blessing on the devotee who prays sincerely.

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