“Would you become a pilgrim on the road of love? The first condition is that you make yourself humble as dust and ashes.”

Faith & Belief, Travel & Leisure

Maihar: Where the Mother’s necklace fell

Mom and I came to Allahabad at my maternal uncle’s house on the occasion of Diwali and Kali Puja. Yesterday we planned to visit Maihar today for pilgrimage. Maihar is around 200 km from Allahabad. Maihar is known for the temple of revered mother goddess Sharda situated on Trikuta hill of Maihar. It is in … Continue reading

Faith & Belief, Travel & Leisure

Char Dham [Siddhesvara Dham]

Char Dham or Siddhesvara Dham is a unique pilgrimage tourism venture of the Sikkim Government developed as “ Pilgrim cum Cultural Centre” having a 108 ft statue of Lord Shiva and replicas of four Dhams of the country at one place at Solophok hilltop in Namchi. Namchi is the headquarters of the South Sikkim district. Namchi means … Continue reading

Faith & Belief, Travel & Leisure

Chhinnamasta Mandir

Jaya and I decided to go on pilgrimage to Chhinnamasta temple during this auspicious nine-day period of Navaratri. This is after many years that I am at home during the Vasanta Navratri period this year. Vasanta Navaratri started from March 31 this year. We therefore visited the temple today. NAVARATRI Navaratri is a festival dedicated … Continue reading

Faith & Belief, Travel & Leisure

Somnath Dham

We reached Somnath Dham yesterday in the afternoon. We checked in to the hotel that we had booked before. After taking our lunch, we went to the Somnath temple. We worshiped at the temple. CHORWAD On the way, we stopped for cold drink in a village. I found a shop opened, which was selling cold drinks. I … Continue reading

Faith & Belief, Travel & Leisure

Dwaraka

Jaya was planning for pilgrimage to Dwarka, but it was getting deferred. We planned this time for our visit to Dwarka. Located on the west coast of Gujarat, Dwarka is known as Lord Krishna’s adobe. Dwarka, the holy land surrounded with the legends of Lord Krishna, is a significant pilgrimage site for the Hindus. The city … Continue reading

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Triveni Sangam at Prayag

In Hindu tradition Triveni Sangam is the "confluence" of three rivers. Sangam is the Sanskrit word for confluence. The point of confluence is a sacred place for Hindus. A bath here is said to wash away all of one's sins and free one from the cycle of rebirth. One such Triveni Sangam, in Prayag (Allahabad) has … Continue reading

Event & Festival, Faith & Belief, Travel & Leisure

In search of the divine-nectar pot

Every 12 years, millions of Hindu pilgrims travel to the Indian city of Allahabad for the Kumbh Mela, the largest public gathering in the world. The Maha Kumbh Mela is known as the biggest gathering of human beings in the world. This was amply proved by observing a sea of more than 30 million Hindu devotees … Continue reading