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Swayambhunath – The Monkey Temple, Kathmandu

“Swa – yam- bhoo- nath” or the Self Created one is a famous stupa in Kathmandu. This stupa also known as the Monkey Temple is believed to have been built atop a self existent flame which also relates to the … Continue reading

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Embracing the divinity of Sun, Chhath Festival, India

On the 6th Day after the new moon (Diwali) in the month of October – November, some regions of India celebrate Chhath (6) Festival which is a 4 day worship of Sun. It is done twice a year sometime between … Continue reading

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Celebration of Inner Light – Diwali

On a dark moonless night in the month of October- November an entire country lights up through its length and breadth to celebrate Diwali or Deepawali (row of lamps). Yes, it is India, where in different corners of the country, … Continue reading

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Story of 2 Flames in Pashupatinath, Kathmandu

I revere fire be it the one in my belly which sustains me or the one in my heart that shows me the way or the one that I light every evening symbolically. Fire is one of the elements of nature … Continue reading

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True Essence of Lord Ganesha (Elephant God)

A couple of days ago, the autumnal festive season was kicked off in India with the worship of Lord Ganesha, a revered god in Hinduism. He is worshiped specially sometime in the end of Aug-early September which is believed to … Continue reading

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Rameshwaram in a Day

A few months ago, I was visiting Rameshwaram a small island off the eastern coast of India. This temple town named after the famous mythological hero Lord Rama is connected to mainland by a nearly 100 year old (1914) railway … Continue reading

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Fleeting moments of Celebration, Indore

During a recent visit to Indore in India, one evening we walked into the 9th century Annapurna Devi Temple. The goddess here symbolizes food, blessing devotees to be always abundant with food at home. We were greeted with peppy drum beats … Continue reading

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Unsung Heroes -Kailash

I have decided to have a category for Unsung Heroes in my blog in gratitude for the people who often work in the background to make a trip memorable. More often than not, they are doing their job but somewhere … Continue reading

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At the feet of the Mystic Mountain – Kailash (Part 2)

This post is a continuation. The first part of the journey is At the feet of the Mystic Mountain (Part 1). Experience the dip in the divine lake Manasarovar with me. Sometime at midnight, the much anticipated restful sleep in Deraphuk … Continue reading

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At the feet of the Mystic Mountain – Kailash (Part 1)

My feelings towards mountains have matured over the years from fear to awe to love. I have enjoyed being around the Himalayas and the Alps,watching the peaks glow every morning and evening under the warm rays of the sun. However, … Continue reading

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