Abode of Lord Shiva | Somnath Dham

Somnath is one of the oldest pilgrim centers of India and is said to house one of the twelve jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. Somnath temple is located on the western coast of Gujarat and is one of the oldest and most revered temples of India and finds its reference in the most ancient texts like Shreemad Bhagavat, Skandpuran, Shivpuran and Rig-Veda which signifies the importance of this temple as one of the most celebrated pilgrimage sites or Tirthdham. Continue reading Abode of Lord Shiva | Somnath Dham

Capital of Lord Krishna’s Kingdom | Dwaraka

Located on the west coast of Gujarat, Dwarka is known as Lord Krishna’s abode. Dwarka, the holy land surrounded with the legends of Lord Krishna, is a significant pilgrimage site for the Hindus. The city lies in the westernmost part of India. Dwaraka (also known as Dvaravati, both names meaning “the many-gated city” in Sanskrit. Dwarka is one of the foremost Chardhams, four sacred Hindu pilgrimage sites, and is one of the Sapta Puri, the seven most ancient religious cities in the country. Continue reading Capital of Lord Krishna’s Kingdom | Dwaraka

Rishikesh & Haridwar | Twin Holy Towns

Hari means “Lord Vishnu”. So, Haridwar stands for “The Gateway to Lord Vishnu”. In order to reach Badrinath, one of the Char Dhams, with a temple of Lord Vishnu, Haridwar is a typical place to start a pilgrim’s journey. Therefore, the name Haridwar. Hrishikesh (हृषीकेश) is a name of Lord Vishnu composed of hrishika meaning ‘senses’ and Isha meaning ‘lord’, thus ‘Lord of the Senses’. The name commemorates an apparition of Vishnu to Raibhya Rishi, as a result of his Tapasya (austerities), as Lord Hrishikesha. Continue reading Rishikesh & Haridwar | Twin Holy Towns

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

Tarangambadi | Where Sea Waves Creates Rhythm

Tarangambadi is the land of singing waves in Tamil Nadu, India. The place dates back to the 14th century. From 1620 to 1845 it was a Danish settlement ruled by Governors, till the British took over its administration. Tarangambadi became Tranquebar for the Danes. It’s the place where the first printing press was established in India. The beach in Tarangambadi has been identified as the one of the most Ozone-rich beaches in the world by various studies conducted by the Danes in 1960’s and Indian researchers. This place has an ancient Shiva temple, churches, fort, museums, and a tranquil beach where sea waves sing. This is a nice place for a quick getaway in South India. Continue reading Tarangambadi | Where Sea Waves Creates Rhythm