Amritsar – Beyond Golden Temple

Amritsar has made a huge contribution to Indian history and is the holiest hub for Sikhs. The name of the city, which means the pool of nectar, is derived from the pool that surrounds the Golden Temple. Amritsar, known as “Ramdaspur” earlier, is a home to the holy Harmandir Sahib commonly known as Golden Temple, the spiritual and cultural center…

Golden Temple – Harmandir Sahib

One is engulfed in sanctity as soon as one enters the Golden temple. The Golden Temple of Amritsar (Sri Harmandir Sahib) is not only a central religious place of the Sikhs but also a symbol of human brotherhood and equality. Everybody, irrespective of caste, creed or race can seek spiritual solace and religious fulfillment without any…

Atari – Wahgah Border

Also known as Gurmukhi, this is a village and also the border where India and Pakistan was once divided to become two different countries. On this side of the border, the region is more popularly known as Attari and falls in Amritsar. On the other side, it falls in the Lahore city of Punjab of…

Discover Hyderabad- Public Gardens (Part 9)

1. State Legislative Assembly 2. Jubilee Hall Located in the Bagh-e-Aam (Public Gardens) on the Nampally Road, Hyderabad, the Jubilee Hall was constructed in 1935 for the Silver Jubilee of the Nizam VII, Mir Osman Ali Khan’s coronation. It is an example of ‘Qutub Shahi revival’ architecture at its zenith, also known as Osmanian style….

Discover Hyderabad – Moazzam Jahi Market (Part 8)

It was constructed in 1935 during the reign of the last Nizam, Mir Osman Ali Khan. It was named after his second son Moazzam Jah. Jambagh flower market was a part of the market. The fruit market was shifted to Kothapet Fruit Market in 1980s The M.J. market, spread over 1.77 acre is home to…

Alampur- Nava Bhramma temples

Alampur in Mahabubnagar Dist is an ancient temple town on the banks of the Tunghbhadra. It has one of the oldest temples in this part of the country and an architectural marvel steeped in History. Alampur is the meeting point of the sacred rivers Tungabhadra and Krishna and is referred to as Dakshina Kashi(also known…

Pillalamarri- Antique Banyan Tree

Pillalamarri is a 700-year-old banyan tree located in Mahabubnagar. The tree is approximately 700 years old and spread into many branches so that people call it as Pillalamarri. One could not see the main trunk of the tree. There are three great Banyan Trees in India and Pillalamarri is one among them The magnificent tree…

Ahobilam

Ahobilam Temple is the only place where all the nine forms of the Lord Narasimha Swamy are worshipped. It is said that the entire Nalmalla Hills from Kurnool to Chittoor is a personification of Lord Adisesha himself whose tail end is Srisailam, whose middle is Ahobilam and whose head is Tirupati. The inscriptions available at…

12 Holy Jyotirlinga Temples of Lord Shiva

The prime worship of Lord Shiva is through the worship of Shiva Linga. Any other worship is secondary.  The light of God “Jyoti Swarupa” exist in all the Shiva Linga forms. There are renowned 12 jyotirlingas across the world, each held with great esteem since the ancient times. Even the old Puranas glorify the abodes…

Taramati Baradari

This historical monument is located at Ibrahim bagh, Near Gandipet – Hyderabad, India, built by Abdullah Qutb Shah, VII Sultan of Golconda Fort, as an ode to his favorite courtesan Taramati. Abdullah Qutb Shah is believed to have enjoyed Taramati’s song and dance from Golconda fort. Her melodious voice would be carried by the breeze,…

Trimbakeshwar Temple

Trimbakeshwar Shiva Temple is one of the 12 Shiva Jyotirlingas.Trimbakeshwar is located in the town of Trimbak in Nashik, Maharashtra, India (20km from the city of Nashik). It lies in between three hills: Brahmagiri, Nilgiri, and Kalagiri. The birthplace of Lord Hanuman – Anjaneri mountain – is 7km from Trimbakeshwar. Brahmadev worshipped God Trivikram when he…

Warangal Fort – Kakatiya Empire

The Tri-city of Warangal-Hanamkonda-Kazipet is known for history of Kakatiyas and Telugu culture. The fort is spread across an area of 19 Km between Warangal and Hanamkonda. The fort is more than 750 years old and comes under the list of Monuments of National Importance by The Archeological Survey of India. Rani Rudramadevi, daughter of…