Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Friday, 17 March 2017

Darbhanga - Heart Of MIthilanchal

Kameshwar Singh Sanskrit University

Darbhanga, a sub metropolitan city is a municipal corporation and the capital city of Darbhanga division in the state of Bihar. It is one of the significant cities of North Bihar and a wonderful tourist destination due to its palaces, ponds, temples and wild life. The city is known as the cultural capital of Bihar as well as Heart of Mithilanchal. Historically, it had the seating of Darbhanga Raj and became the capital of the Mithila region. It is located in the Heart of Mithilanchal region which has history dating back several thousand years. A part of Indo-Gangetic plains Darbhanga is located just around 50km from the Himalayan nation of Nepal.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

10 Best Places To Celebrate Holi In India


Holi also known as the festival of colors is a spring festival celebrated on Falgun Purnima which occurs around the month of March. It is the second most widely celebrated festival of India after Diwali. Originally a festival to celebrate good harvests and fertility of the land, Holi is now a symbolic commemoration of a legend from Hindu Mythology. It is said that Krishna being jealous of Radha’s fair complexion threw colours on her to even the score. This exuberant festival is associated with the immortal love of Krishna and Radha. This festival also celebrates the victory of good over evil. According to one belief, the festival celebrates the killing of Holika, the sister of Hrinyakashyapu.

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

When Three Days Were Not Enough For Us - Jaisalmer(Final Part)

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In the first and second part of my blog, I have shared my experience of Day 1 and 2 in which we explored Amar Sagar Jain temple,  Kuldhara, Sam sand dunes, War Museum, Gadisar Lake, Patwaon Ki Haveli and Nathmal Ji ki Haveli. The final day of our journey was also dedicated to the exploration of the city. Due to time constraint, we were unable to see sites of Laungewala(border of India and Pakistan) and Tanot Mata temple. We had Jaisalmer Fort and Salim Singh ki Haveli kept for our last outing for the awesome journey. And as goes without saying shopping was in our itinerary for the last end of our journey.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Kalka-Shimla Railways : A UNESCO Heritage Site

Toy Train

The train journey from Kalka to India’s erstwhile summer capital Shimla, early in the morning is one of the best things happen to me in the hills of India. It was the month of December, when the cloud of fog has all but engulfed the hills around. One has to experience this journey while going to Shimla! It is simply amazing! The journey is around 5 - 6 hours.  In between you get to see many breathtaking views which includes valleys, hills. If you take the train which starts at 5:30 AM or before sunrise you may get to see the sun rising behind the valley.

Saturday, 18 February 2017

When Three Days Were Not Enough For Us - Jaisalmer (Part 2)

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In the first part of my blog, I have shared my experience of Day 1 in which we explored Amar Sagar Jain temple,  Kuldhara and Sam sand dunes. As we reached Jaisalmer that day itself and enjoyed these places to the fullest, we were terribly tired. Next day we had to get ready by 9 in the morning to explore other sites of  the cities.

Monday, 13 February 2017

Shiv Khori- Legends and Facts about Home Of Gods

Shiv Khori

Shiv Khori, a cave dedicated to Lord Shiva is situated in the Reasi district of Jammu And Kashmir state in India. Khori means cave and Shiv Khori thus denotes Shiva's cave.The holy cave shrine is situated on a hillock in Ransoo Village, the base camp. Devotees need to cover a 3 km trek on foot. It is situated about 140 km North of Jammu, 120 km from Udhampur and 80 km from Katra. It is one of the most venerated Holy Cave Shrines of Lord Shiva in the region.

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

When Three Days Were Not Enough For Us - Jaisalmer(Part1)

Sam Sand Dunes

Jaisalmer, a planned trip in the final semester of MA, with best friends will always be a memorable trip. The crazy time spent with five friends will be cherished in the Campus. Hats off to me who decided to drive day and night to these beautiful places and not to forget the complete guidance of another friend through Google Maps.

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Kuldhara : The Abandoned And Cursed Village Of Jaisalmer


Kuldhara is an abandoned village in the Jaisalmer district of Rajasthan, India. Established around 13th century, it was once a prosperous village inhabited by Paliwal Brahmins. It was abandoned by the early 19th century for unknown reasons, possibly because of dwindling water supply, or as a local legend claims, because of persecution by the Jaisalmer State's minister Salim Singh.

Amar Sagar Jain Temple

Amar Sagar

It is located adjacent to the Amar Sagar Lake and south of Lodurva, just 7 Km from Jaisalmer city . This jain Temple is dedicated to Lord Parshwanath, called Adeshwar Nath Jain temple. It was was built by Patwa Bafna Himmat Ram in 1928.