The Sun Temple | Konark

On the shores of the Bay of Bengal, bathed in the rays of the rising sun, the temple at Konarak is a monumental representation of the sun god Surya’s chariot; its 24 wheels are decorated with symbolic designs and it is led by a team of six horses. Built in the 13th century, it is one of India’s most famous Hindu sanctuaries. The temple is attributed to king Narasimhadeva I of the Eastern Ganga Dynasty about 1250 CE. Continue reading The Sun Temple | Konark

Bara Imambara | Lucknow

My uncle stays in Lucknow. This winter, my grandparents were staying with him there. They were asking to see us so my mom and I went to Lucknow from Ranchi during my winter vacation. One afternoon, we went for some local sightseeing in Lucknow. We went to Bada Imambarah. The Bada Imam Bargah in Lucknow is a historical monument and amazement of India. It’s a … Continue reading Bara Imambara | Lucknow

Durga Puja

Ei pujo maer pujoEi shuru ei sheshDhak baajbe dhol baajbeNaachbe puro desh.Mahashaptami ashtamiNavami dashamiCharte din moja korboKeu rokaar aar nai.Bachcha bou aar bororaSobai anandoPadmo phul maer pae phuteChorai sugondho.Maa ashen saptami teAar dashami te jaanCharte din nayche otheAnandote praan.Lakhi Ganesh SaraswatiAar Kartik mahanSobaire ami di amarShato pronaam.Mama baari esheTara holo prodhaanMaer saathe saathe thekeTara paylo shei shomaan.Ashtami Navamitepujo boro hoePandit moshai becharaAnjali koraite roye jae.Shobche … Continue reading Durga Puja

The Festive Season

The sky is blueAnd the Sun is bright,The clouds overhead,Are soft and light;Thus the autumn comes inWith a gust ofThe smell of flowers,And their showers,All over the season is burst.The hearts are happy,Light and gay,Washed awayWith the Sun’s ray,Because the autumn brings,The festive springs,Tied to it with strong strings!The sound of Shankho,And that of dhak,Lights the heartWith a lot of sparks!But months beforeThe Festive season,Everyone … Continue reading The Festive Season