Before starting today’s blog one thing we would like to know from you, readers…In today’s world of machines, electricity and all, who wants to go back to that era when there were no machines for carving a stone or wood, no spray colors or different techniques to paint a canvas but had many unique ideas of creativity which even today astonish us. Hasta Shilpa Mela – Kolkata
When anyone says Kolkata the first thing that will come to your mind is Howrah Bridge – Iconic Bridge in India. If you are traveling by train and your train stops at Howrah Station you have to cross India’s busiest cantilever bridge “Howrah Bridge”. You might get bored by the crowd and traffic jams on the bridge but you will experience the Kolkata’s pride that is the Howrah Bridge. You will see street vendors on the bridge and even the stagnant vehicles giving horn frequently. But don’t lose patience because you are in Kolkata, the tireless metropolitan city.
Popular as the “Lungs Of Kolkata” lies in the southern part of Kolkata. Previously it was called “Dhakuria Lake” but later on it was named “Rabindra Sarobar Lake” in honor of Noble Laureate Rabindranath Tagore.
Time has no divisions to mark its passage; there is never a thunderstorm or blare of trumpets to announce the beginning of a new month or year. Even when a new century begins it is only we mortals who ring bells and fire off pistols.
Time passes away in its own pace and so the culture, society and our surroundings also. Today is the present and yesterday creates a history for us.
In this post we will take you in the anticlock direction and our destination – the vintage photographs of Calcutta, now known as Kolkata, taken by many photographers of that time. If you take a walking tour around Kolkata, maybe you will get very little similarities between “The Old Calcutta” and “The New Kolkata”.
To make a blog on BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir first you need to know the person who was actually stand behind building up the mandir.
The name of that person, rather I like to describe him as a yogi and an ascetic whose life and teachings brought a revival of central Hindu practices of dharma, ahimsa and brahmacharya, was Swaminarayan, also known as Sahajanand Swami, who is the propagator of the Swaminarayan Sampraday known previously as the Uddhav Sampraday, is a Hindu sect.