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 – 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…

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…

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…

1000 Pillar Temple, Warangal

Located on the slopes of the Hanumakonda hill close to Warangal in Telangana, the Thousand Pillar temple(Veyyi Stambhala Gudi ) or the Rudreswara Swamy Temple is a popular pilgrimage  in warangal. This temple has a long history and dates back to 1163 AD and took 72 years to construct! It was destroyed by the Tughlaq dynasty…

Mumbai Skyline

Mumbai, the commercial and financial capital of India,  ninth most populous agglomeration in the world, with an estimated city population of 18.4 million. has most of the high-rise buildings in India, since land in the city is expensive. More than 3000 high-rise buildings have already been constructed in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region. It is the city with the 11th highest number…

Mumbai’s Historic core

Gateway of Mumbai Gateway of Mumbai is regarded to be the starting point for most tourists who want to travel around the Mumbai city. It is one of India’s most unique landmarks situated in the city The Scottish architect George Wittet combined the elements of the Roman triumphal arch and the 16th-century architecture of Gujarat….

Great Western Building (1764), Mumbai

This large and palatial-looking building has served many uses. It is the oldest (1715) existing privately owned structure on the Island city of Mumbai. Perhaps, one of the largest (4505.88 sq. mts.) It was once the residence of the Governor of Bombay. William Hornby, a former governor who was instrumental in constructing the Hornby Vellard which bunded the breach…

Yaganti – Uma Maheswara Swamy Temple

There are some temples that have a wonderful mythology attached. Some are rich in architectural splendour, others in the divinity and vibration that they generate. Very few have all these things intact even after several hundreds of years.  One such temple is the Yaganti Sri Uma Maheswara Swamy Sivalayam. The temple was constructed and completed by…