Wandering In The Haunted Kiradu Temple Ruins (Rajasthan)

“Mandir ke avshesh hain....dekh lo, par sham ko mat rukna....wahan bhoot aate hain (You can visit the temple ruins here, but do not stay after sunset because it is haunted)” the owner of the small restaurant told us as we sat eating the spicy local cuisine made from dried sangria beans  and ker berries  with…

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Elephant headed God : Lord Ganesh

Many a Hindu symbols and deities fascinate people world over. A lot of people are aware of the elephant headed God of Hindus.......Lord Ganesha. For the Hindus, Ganesha is the most important. All festivals, functions or any thing auspicious begin only after a prayer to Lord Ganesha.  Why a God with elephant head? According to the mythological…

Ajanta Caves

Weekends bring along a wish to escape from the routine day's boredom. And having developed a liking towards long drives, I start getting all fidgety as the weekend nears.....I just have to go ......!! At the time we were posted in Pune and on one of our such weekend getaways we visited Ajanta Caves, a…

Agra: Itmad-ud-Daula Tomb

When we got posted to Agra, I was ecstatic. Agra was the seat of power of Mughal Dynasty for a long time before the capital was shifted to Delhi. I have a penchant for old historical structures and having grown up reading 'Akbar-Birbal' stories, I was itching to visit all the palaces, forts and mausoleums. I remember visiting Taj Mahal…

Gwalior

Though I was born in Gwalior and spent many summer vacations at my grandparents' home in Gwalior yet this was the first time I planned a visit to the fort besides the market to remember the good old days.... Gwalior is one of the big city in the state of Madhya Pradesh(central India) which has…

Happy New Year…

ऊपर वाले ने क्या रंगोली है सजाई हर क्यारी और गलियारे में फूलों की चादर बिछाई वृक्ष भी इतराए और अपनी नयी हरियाली सबको दिखाई खेतों ने तान के सीना नयी फसल उगाई चहक चहक कर चिड़ियों ने दी नव वर्ष की बधाई वसंत ऋतू आई, वसंत ऋतू आई...   India celebrates many festivals through…

A colourful festival

I feel like I am back in school writing essays but if I choose to write about the country then I can not miss its festivals . And India is a barrel full of festivals with its 28 states, 7 union territories and 18 major languages(1600 dialects), each having their own name and way of…