Hill of many wonders : Chitrakoot
Culture , History , Travel and Destinations / December 24, 2017

Chitrakoot is a town and a nagar panchayat in the Satna district in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India. But Chitrakoot is also established as a one of the district of Uttar Pradesh state of India by the name of Chitrakoot Dham (Karwi). Therefore it is is divided between states of Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. Chitrakoot is a town of religious, cultural, historical and archaeological importance, situated in the Baghelkhand region. A number of temples and sites mentioned in Hindu scriptures it attracts crowds throughout the year. Mythological Importance of Chitrakoot Chitrakoot means the ‘Hill of many wonders’. Chitrakoot falls in the northern Vindhya range of mountains spread over the states of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. Chitrakoot Parvat Mala includes Kamad Giri, Hanumaan Dhara, Janki Kund, Lakshman pahari, and Devangana famous Religious mountains. According to Valmiki Ramayan lord Ram, goddess Sita and his brother shri Lakshman spent a few months of their fourteen years of banishment. It is said that all gods and goddesses came to Chitrakoot when Rama performed the Shraddha ceremony of his father to partake of the shuddhi. Tulsidas, the saint-poet of Hindi he spent quite some part of his life here worshipping Ram and…

merry christmas
Culture , History , Travel and Destinations / December 19, 2017

Christmas is known as the “most wonderful time of the year”. Christmastime is such a wonderful time to spend with family and to reflect on the birth of Jesus and what His birth means to us today.  Every year, Christmas is celebrated on December 25 to commemorate the birth anniversary of Jesus Christ. This auspicious occasion is a prime festival of Christian community and hence, is celebrated zestfully around the world. Christmas conveys his message of love, tolerance and brotherhood. Though, it is a religious festival of Christians, it has a special significance in everyone’s life. In India, Christmas is widely celebrated by the people of all religions and communities. December 25 or Christmas Day is a public Holiday in India. It’s a sacred festival and is celebrated with enthusiasm and jollity. Christmas is a special day, it’s the day that many people remember and celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. The celebration is characterized by the exchange of gifts between loved ones and mythical figures such as Santa Claus. On this special day, many people often visit orphans and the homeless as Christ did when he was on earth. Christmas is one of the earliest festivals that have been…

The Place of Hinduism Faith : Omkareshwar
Culture , Food , History , Travel and Destinations / November 30, 2017

Sometimes, beliefs in our land are based on a seamless meld of epics, legends and reality. The tales that wreath Omkareshwar in haloes of worship have their origins in such lore. Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga a shiv temple on Omkar Mountain an island in mid Narmada, revered Hindu temple is the center of extreme faith. There are 12 jyotirlinga temples in world and Omkareshwar is one of them. Omkareshwar : Inroduction Omkareshwar is considered to be one of the holiest Hindu sites in the nation. This is due to the presence of the Jyotirlingam, one of the twelve in India. Lingam is the symbol of Lord Shiva but the Jyotirlingam is special. Jyotirlingam is called the lingam of light. It is said to derive currents of power from within itself while, an ordinary lingam is ritually invested with mantra shakti (power invested by chants) by the priests. Figure 1: Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga View The Omkareshwar temple is one of the 12 revered Jyotirlinga shrines of Shiva. It is located on a huge island called Mandhata or Shivapuri along the banks of the Narmada river; the river Narmada, is here called “Rewa”. The shape of the island is said to be like the Hindu ?…

Hidden Treasure of Wild Beauty : Kanha National Park
Culture , Food , History , Travel and Destinations / November 17, 2017

History of Kanha National Park Kanha was originally formed a part of the Gondwana which means “Land of Gonds”. Given forest were inhibited by two aboriginal tribes of Central India, Gonds and Baigas. If we travel surrounding villages of Kanha National Parks, we may found majority of villagers are from same tribes. In late 1880, during British era, Kanha national park, called Central Provinces was setting for Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book stories. One can find described landscapes in forest of Kanha & Pench in Central India. Kanha national park spread across 940 sq. km; that is one of the largest parks in Madhya Pradesh where the majestic royal Bengal tigers are found in good numbers. Overview of Kanha National Park Kanha Kisli Tiger Reserve abounds in meadows or maidens which are basically open grasslands that have sprung up in fields of abandoned villages, evacuated to make way for the animals. There are many species of grass recorded at Kanha some of which are important for the survival of Barasingha. Dense forested zones with good crown cover have abundant species of climbers, shrubs and herbs flourishing in the understory. Aquatic plants in numerous “tal” (lakes) are life line for migratory and…

Holy Temple Maa Sharda: Town Maihar
Culture , History , Travel and Destinations / November 12, 2017

The holy town Maihar is a part of Satna district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. It is a place of Hindus Faith and devotion. That is well known place for the temple of the mother goddess Sharda situated on Trikuta hill. The town was formerly the capital of the princely state of Maihar. The state was established in 1778 by Jogis clan, who were granted land by the ruler of the nearby state of Orchha. The state, which was watered by the Tamas River, consists mainly of alluvial soil covering sandstone, and is fertile except in the hilly district of the south. A large area was under forest, the producer of which provided a small export trade. It is sakti peeth according to the epics when lord Shiva was carrying body of dead mother goddess Sati, her necklace fell at this place. Therefore the name “Maihar = Mai+Har”, means the “necklace of mother”. According to the locals the famous warriors Alha and Udal, who had war with Prithvi Raj Chauhan, were very strong followers of Maa Sharda Devi. They called the mother goddess by the name “Sharda Mai”. Alha worshiped for 12 years and got amaratva with blessings…

Amazing Destination of Madhya Pradesh : Maheshwar
Culture , Food , History , Travel and Destinations / November 4, 2017

An introduction of Maheshwar Maheshwar, a temple town on the bank of River Narmada, mentioned in the great Hindu epics ‘Ramayana & Mahabharata’, a glorious city which was known as ‘Mahishmati’, was the capital of southern Avanti at the time of King Kartavirya Arjun. A city famous for its temple, bathing ghats, mighty fort complex which stand in quiet beauty and splendor mirrored in the river Narmada and obviously its exquisitely woven ‘Maheshwari sarees, revived to its ancient position of importance by the Holkar queen Rani Ahilyabai of Indore, who transformed this land into a land of tranquility and prosperity. These sariees are famous throughout India for their excellent floral designs. Maheshwar is a town situated at the geological coordination of 22.11° North and 75.35° east, in the Khargone district of Central Indian State, Madhya Pradesh. The town lies on the north bank of the Holy River Narmada. The commercial capital of the state Indore is at the distance of 91 km from Maheshwar. Figure 1: Ahilya Fort A glorious city from a very old time, Maheshwar’s temples and massive fort-complex presents an unusual charm of architectural grandeur. The city opt its name ‘Maheshwar’ from the great Lord ‘Shiva’, a grand…

Bandhavgarh National Park Things to do
Culture , History , Travel and Destinations / October 29, 2017

The Bandhavgarh National Park is best known wildlife century but by exploring this place you can add more fun to your jungle safari. This place is also filled with many attractions. Bandhagarh Fort Baghel Museum Village Tala Fossil National Park The park has been divided into three major zones Magdi, Tala and Bamera. Among Tala zone attracts major number of tourists due to tiger sighting. The Magdi Zone also offers opportunity to spot tigers. Elephant safari are also organized in Magdi zone that safari increase the chances of spotting tigers. Bandhavgarh National Park: Tigers Bandhavgarh has one of the highest density of Bengal tigers, and is home to some famous named tigers. Charger, an animal so named because of his habit of charging at elephants and tourists. A female tiger known as Sita, who once appeared on the cover of National Geography and is considered as the second most photographed tiger. Almost all the tigers of Bandhavgarh today are descendants of Sita and Charger. Charger died in 2000 and this place is known as Charger Point. Between 2003 and 2006, many of his descendants unfortunate met. B1 was electrocuted and B3 and Sita was killed. and also Mohini died. After the death of Charger, the fully grown…

Bandhavgarh National Park
History , Travel and Destinations / October 27, 2017

Bandhavgarh National Park is one of the most popular national parks in India. Bandhavgarh is densely populated with various wild species gaur or Indian bison, sambar, barking deer, nilgai, Indian wolf (canis lupus indica), striped hyena, caracal, tiger, chital or spotted deer and the Indian leopard (Panthera pardus fusca). Bandhavgarh has one of the highest density of Bengal tigers known in the world, and are large in size and beautiful build. It is located in Umaria district of Madhya Pradesh and Tala is entrance gate of park. It includes a significant area of 105 km2. The buffer is spread over the forest divisions of Umaria and Katni around totals 820 km2. Bandhavgarh is not only popular due to it’s wild life it is also full with history. Bandhavgarh Fort Bandhavgarh region got its name from this fort. The fort was called as Bandhavgarh (Brother’s Fort). According to  mythology Lord Rama stayed in Bandhavgarh. The fort was constructed here by two monkey architects, which was later gifted to Lakshmana (Brother of Shri Rama). In various ancient texts such as Narada Pancha Ratra and Shiv Purana it is mentioned. The Bandhavgarh was an important territory under many rulers, like Chandelas, Mughals and Lodis. Bandhavgarh Fort, finally became…

Heart of India Madhya Pradesh (MP)
Culture , Food , History , Travel and Destinations / October 25, 2017

Introduction: Madhya Pradesh (MP) India is a country located in southern Asia. India is the most populous democracy in the world. It is a federal constitutional republic governed under a parliamentary system consisting of 29 states and 7 union territories [1]. Among them Madhya Pradesh (MP) located in the heart of India. Madhya Pradesh has everything. From ancient forests with wildlife, many imposing forts and palaces, numerous temples. MP is full of history, heritage, religion, culture and natural beauty [2]. Bhopal is capital of Madhya Pradesh (MP). Myself is not a traveler or any tourist of Madhya Pradesh (MP). I am is son of Madhya Pradesh (MP) the heart of India from a small town Jaisinghnagar  in Shahdol district. Jaisinghnagar had a population of 7392. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Jaisinghnagar has an average literacy rate of 57%, lower than the national average [3]. The Postal Index Number of this place is 484771. I am not going to told any story around my life. I am just introducing some very beautiful and eye catching destinations for you. A highlight of popular places is given as: Places to Visit in Madhya Pradesh (MP) Bandhavgarh National Park: Tala park entrance at Bandhavgarh. Nearest airport from the park is Khajuraho. By Rail: Nearest railway station is Umaria…

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