The Festival of Colors: Holi
Culture , History / March 1, 2018

Holi is one of the most important festivals of India. Like any other festival in India, Holi festival is celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm, gaiety and communal spirit. What particularly marks this festival is the spirit of friendliness it evokes among people. By the very nature of how it is observed, by throwing colors at each other in a good natured way, this festival is known to dissolve away years of misgivings among people by infusing them with a spirit of fun and enthusiasm. Holi is observed with particularly feistiness in Northern parts of India but provides much excitement in several other regions. About Holi Festival Holi is a Hindu festival that marks the arrival of spring. Known widely as the Festival of Color, it takes place over two days, and is a celebration of fertility, color, and love, as well as the triumph of good versus evil. Holi, a traditional Hindu festival which celebrates the beginning of spring as well as the triumph of good over evil, begins tomorrow. It is best known around the world for the powder that revelers throw on each other, leaving festival-goers coated in colour by the end of the day. Although the festival originated…

Top 5 Most Haunted Places in India
History / February 16, 2018

Ghosts are everywhere. Many people are afraid of ghosts, but fear comes from a simple lack of understanding something. If you believe in life, you must believe in death. If you believe in God, you must believe in Ghost. If you believe in the alive, you must believe in the dead. Everybody has heard a real-life story or two about some of the scariest places in India. Some people act brave, but the fact remains that a few strange stories are scary, like actually spooky. Blame it on circumstances, but spine-chilling accounts confirm the presence of ghosts and spirits, specifically when they come from locals India is often considered as a land of undiscovered mystery. For centuries, travelers from around the world who have made their journey to India have been fascinated by the mystical energy that surrounds the country. From religious practices to rituals that are quintessentially Indian, these traits have made India a popular tourist destination. Therefore, when it comes to listing the most haunted places in India, there is not better country to start with. These abandoned places in India have become places of interest for those who are fascinated by the supernatural. For those who are too afraid…

Happy Valentine’s Day
Culture , History / February 14, 2018

Valentine’s Day has roots in several different legends that have found their way to us through the ages. One of the earliest popular symbols of the day is Cupid, the Roman god of Love, who is represented by the image of a young cherub with bow and arrow. Valentine’s Day is an annual festival to celebrate romantic love, friendship and admiration. Every year on 14 February people celebrate this day by sending messages of love and affection to partners, family and friends. History of Valentine’s Day Valentine’s Day is named after a Roman martyr named Valentine. Actually, there are two Valentines in the history of Roman martyrs. One was a Christian priest, who lived around 300 AD. He had been thrown in prison for his teachings, and for refusing to worship the Roman gods. He also supposedly cured the jailer’s daughter of her blindness. On February 14, this Valentine was beheaded. As the story goes, the night before he was executed, he wrote the jailer’s daughter a farewell letter, signing it, “From Your Valentine.” February has long been a month of romance. It is the month associated with Valentine’s Day celebrations. We have, time and again, heard the name St….

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…

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