khajuraho the Temple of Love : Group of Monuments
Culture , History , Travel and Destinations / February 1, 2018

Tourism is emerging as a potent factor in the developing economies, especially in traditional societies. The attraction of tourists, both from within a country and outside to visit different parts of the country like India is mainly because leisure, recreation sports, health and historical-cum-religious encounters since the topographic distribution of India varies from sea-coasts to snow clad Himalayas and plains rich in cultural heritage. Tourism is a worldwide phenomenon, impacting significantly on societies around the globe in various ways. Khajuraho after Taj Mahal, is the most frequently visited monument in India. Khajuraho is a unique example of Indo-Aryan architecture and World Heritage Site. It is well known all over the world for its temple architecture and exquisite sculpture. About Khajuraho Khajuraho is well known all over the world for its temple architecture and exquisite sculpture. The temples were built between the 9th and 11th centuries by the warrior kings of Chandela dynasty. It is believed that 85 temples were built out of which 25 still remain in varying degree of preservation. Khajuraho is a small village situated along a lake known as the Khajuraho Sagar. It is extended over an area of about 21square kilometres. The climate is tropical and…

Republic Day of India : 26 January
Culture , History , Travel and Destinations / January 26, 2018

The word “Republic” is used to denote that a country in which the supreme power is held by the people or their elected representatives (politicians) or by an elected or nominated President not by a permanent head like the King or queen of Britain. India is one of the important republican countries of the World. The Republic Day is enthusiastically observed by citizens as one of the important national festivals of India. Republic Day means a lot for every Indian. It is a day of great importance to all of us. We celebrate this day with big enthusiasm and courage. India is a great country famous for a saying “Unity in Diversity” where people of more than one religions living together with complete understanding, patience and brotherhood. Republic day in India is celebrated every year with great pride on 26th of January to honour the Constitution of India as it came into force on the same day in the year 1950. It had replaced the Government of India Act, 1935 into the governing document of India. On this day, national holiday is declared by the Indian Government. The new Indian Constitution was sketched and approved by the Indian Constituent Assembly…

Places of Tourist Interest in Sanchi
Culture , History , Travel and Destinations / January 21, 2018

Sanchi Stupa (Sanci) is a Buddhist complex famous for its Great Stupa. Sanchi Stupa is established on a hilltop at Sanchi Town. It is located in Raisen District of the State of Madhya Pradesh, India. It is only 46 kilometres north-east of Bhopal, capital of Madhya Pradesh. The Great Stupa at Sanchi is one of the oldest stone structures in India and was originally commissioned by the emperor Ashoka in the 3rd century BCE. The construction work of stupa was overseen by Ashoka, was the daughter of a merchant of nearby Vidisha. Sanchi was birthplace of Ashoka’s wife Devi. The Sanchi Stupa built during Mauryan period. Sanchi Stupa Sanchi Stupa is an ancient monument that shows the records of the origins of Buddhist architecture and culture. Covering the entire range of Buddhism in India, it reflects a wonderful evidence of varied artistic works of Buddhist monks. The place was destined to become one of the significant centers of Buddhism which is not only loved and worshipped by Indian people but also by individuals across the globe. The foundation of this place was laid by Emperor Ashoka and it has gone on to become an important historic monument for India. Ashok…

Top Attractions of Jabalpur: Places to visit
Culture , Food , History , Travel and Destinations / January 16, 2018

Jabalpur is a district of Madhya Pradesh state in central India. The city of Jabalpur is the administrative headquarters of the district. Jabalpur District is located in the Mahakoshal region of Madhya Pradesh, on the divide between the watersheds of Narmada and the Son, but mostly within the valley of the Narmada. It is a major education center in India. The High Court of MP is located in Jabalpur and so are many Government administrative headquarters. It is one of the major centers for the production of arms and ammunition and military base in India. Jabalpur has been called Sanskaar Dhani (the cultural capital of Madhya Pradesh), Bhopal is Raj Dhani (the state’s political capital) and Indore is Vanijya Dhani (its commercial capital). Bhedaghat-marble rocks Jabalpur is famous for white marbles. 25 km away from the main city of Jabalpur on the banks of Narmada River, marble rocks at Bhedaghat present a spectacular image to human eyes. Rising to a height of a hundred feet and spread across 25 km. These marbles stones reflect sunlight and cast shadows on the pristine water of Narmada, creating a serene and spellbinding environment. These marble like magnesium, limestone rocks cast different colors in…

King Martin Luther Jr.
History , Travel and Destinations / January 14, 2018

Martin Luther King, Jr., original name Michael King, Jr., (born January 15, 1929, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.—died April 4, 1968, Memphis, Tennessee), Baptist minister and social activist who led the civil rights movement in the United States from the mid-1950s until his death by assassination in 1968. His leadership was fundamental to that movement’s success in ending the legal segregation of African Americans in the South and other parts of the United States. King rose to national prominence as head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, which promoted nonviolent tactics, such as the massive March on Washington (1963), to achieve civil rights. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. Figure 1: King Martin Luther Jr. Education: King Martin Luther Jr. Martin Luther King, Jr. began his education at Yonge Street Elementary School in Atlanta, Georgia. Following Yonge School, he was enrolled in David T. Howard Elementary School. He also attended the Atlanta University Laboratory School and Booker T. Washington High School. Because of his high score on the college entrance examinations in his junior year of high school, he advanced to Morehouse College without formal graduation from Booker T. Washington. Having skipped both the ninth and twelfth grades, Dr….

Celebration of Makar Sankranti
Culture , Food , History , Travel and Destinations / January 13, 2018

On January 14 every year, we celebrate Makar Sankranti. It is the only Indian festival celebrated on a fixed calendared day of the solar calendar. All other Indian festivals are celebrated as per the lunar calendar, which make their days of celebration on the solar calendar vary every year. Makar Sankranti is one of the most auspicious days for the Hindus, and is celebrated in almost all parts of the country in myriad cultural forms, with great devotion, fervor & gaiety. Lakhs of people take a dip in places like Ganga Sagar & Prayag and pray to Lord Sun. It is celebrated with pomp in southern parts of the country as Pongal, and in Punjab is celebrated as Lohri & Maghi. Gujarati’s not only look reverentially up to the sun, but also offer thousands of their colorful oblations in the form of beautiful kites all over the skyline. They may be trying to reach up to their glorious God or bring about greater proximity with the one who represents the best. It is a day for which Bhishma Pitamah kept waiting to leave his mortal coil. Makar Sankranti is the day when the glorious Sun-God of Hindus begins its ascendancy and entry into the…

Origin of Holy River Narmada: Amarkantak
Culture , History , Travel and Destinations / January 8, 2018

The Narmada or Rewa is a river in central India. It is fifth longest river in Indian subcontinent. It is also known as “Life Line of Madhya Pradesh” for its contribution to the state of Madhya Pradesh. Narmada rises from Amarkantak Plateau near Anuppur district. It flows westwards over a length of 1,312 km before draining through Gulf of Khambhat into Arabian Sea, 30 km west of Bharuch city of Gujarat. The town of Amarkantak is surrounded by a rich variety of flora with medicinal properties. The Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary, is located at a distance of no more than 40 km from the town of Amarkantak in the state of Chhattisgarh. The forests of Amarkantak are linked with the forests of Kanha National Park. Amarkantak falls on the Kanha-Achanakmar Corridor, a hilly region covered with dense forests. Introduction of Amarkantak Amarkantak is not only the origin of Narmada, the Son River, initially referred to as Jwalawanti of Johila, Mahanadi and the Amadoh, all rise from Amarkantak. Legend has it that Lord Shiva blessed Narmada with unique purifying powers. Whereas to purify himself, a devotee requires taking one dip in the Holy Ganga, seven days’ prayers on the banks of Yamuna and three days prayers on…

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 ?…

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