Charminar – Arc De Triumph of the East

Charminar – Arc De Triumph of the East

On the next day of Golkonda Visit, we headed towards the Charminar – Arc De Triumph of the East, one of the iconic monuments standing in the heart of the Telangana. It is located to the east bank of Musi river with Laad Bazaar in west and Makkah Masjid to the south-west.

Charminar - Arc De Triumph of the East, Must visit places in Hyderabad
Charminar – Arc De Triumph of the East

It has a lot of historical significance which we will come later in this blog. Also, the open-air market in front of the Charminar took our glance.

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Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves – An Emblem of Art And Culture (part 2)

Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves – An Emblem of Art And Culture (part 2)

Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves – An Emblem of Art And Culture (part 2)

Khandagiri:

As we entered through the main gate… We were surprised to see the monkeys sitting in each and every row of the steps. Some were fighting with each other, some were holding their babies in their lap as well as some were playing.

Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves, Must visit place in Orissa
View of Khandagiri Cave

There were 2 to 3 vendors who were selling nuts for the monkeys. Every tourist bought that in a paper cone. We also bought 3 of them and as we crossed few steps upwards, the monkeys came in front of us and raised their hands towards us. We handed over the paper cone full of nuts and they happily went away. They didn’t harm any tourist.

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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir

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.

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Temple in Kolkata, Place to visit in Kolkata
BAPS Shri Swaminarayan 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.

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Dakshineswar Kali Temple

Dakshineswar Kali Temple

A little outside of Kolkata, around 16 Km from Esplanade, the Bhavatarini Mata, an aspect of Kali Mata, founded a temple profoundly known as Dakshineswar Kali Temple situated on the eastern bank of the Hooghly River. The name Bhavatarini meaning ‘She who liberates her devotees from the ocean of existence i.e. ‘Samsara’.

Dakshineswar Kali Temple,formally known as Sri Sri Jagadishwari Mahakali, built up by Rani Rashmoni, a philanthropist and a devotee of Kali on 31st May, 1855.

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Dakshineswar Kali Temple

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Evening Aarti-Bagbazar Ghat

Evening Aarti – Bagbazar Ghat

Aarti is a ritual of worship, a part of puja of Hindu Culture. The basic things one can see during the aarti are light from wicks soaked in ghee (purified butter) or camphor which is offered to one or more deities. Today I will take you at Evening Aarti – Bagbazar Ghat.

Evening-Aarati-Bagbazar, Ganga, Religious
Priests performing Evening Aarti at Bagbazar Ghat
The word Ganga Aarti instantly reminds you one of the famous Hindu religious states Varanasi of Uttar Pradesh.

But in this blog, I am writing about one of the most beautiful aarti for River Ganges(River Ganges is the holy river for Hindu Religion and consider as Ma Ganga) of Kolkata that takes place on the BagBazar Ghat each evening which is worth watching. Continue reading “Evening Aarti-Bagbazar Ghat”