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You witness colossal chaos, colossal traffic jams with colossal hysteria as Sikhs get together thrice each year for a cultural extravaganza and grand community celebrations on important dates in Sikh history. These pictures are from the 02 Jan 2011 procession to celebrate Prakash Utsav, (literal translation: day of illumination means birth anniversary here) of tenth [...]
First day is dedicated to Shailputri – Goddess Durga was born in the house of King of Mountains “Parvat Raj Himalaya”, so she is called “Shailputri” maens the daughter of mountain. Maa Shailputri is the absolute from of Mother Nature. She is also known as Goddess Parvati the consort of Lord Shiva & mother of [...]
The town of temples, sand and sea – Mamallapuram, formerly known as Mahabalipuram is world renowned for its beautiful Shore Temple. It was once the main port and naval base of the great Pallava kingdom and was later made the capital of this Dynasty.
Khajoraho, known for it’s temples with beautiful erotic handiworks engraved on it’s walls. This quiet, genial, dusty village in northern Madhya Pradesh is awash with temples. Temples for everything – sun gods, sacred bulls and, more memorably and most prominently, sex.
Auroville, a place of ‘human unification’ that has ballooned to encompass more than 80 rural settlements spread over 20km, and about 1800 residents, lies just over the border of Puducherry (Pondicherry). Two-thirds of these are foreigners, representing around 38 different nationalities.
Hyderabd the land of princes and monuments is just not limited with this. The place has been undrgone many changes. The monuments are now the most sought-after venues for cultural shows, conventions, literary fests and even weddings. While the AP Tourism Department and the erstwhile royalty have breathed life and resuscitated some crumbling heritage structures, [...]
Celebrated in Hindu mythology and religion, the Garhwal Himalayas are said to be the “Abode of the Gods”. The river Ganges takes its source in this remote massif, at the sacred shrine of Gangotri, and rushes down to the plains in a torrential fury. Very few trekkers follow this itinerary which will lead to one [...]