Tag Archives: Shiva

Omkareshwar, On the banks of Narmada

I have not written for a while, though I have been mentally making notes of different things that I experience everyday. A couple of years ago, a young nephew Shubho, recited a beautiful phrase on “OM” that he had learnt … 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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Chausath Yogini Temple, Jabalpur, India

The Chausath Yogini (64 Yogini) temple of Jabalpur is one of the few such temples in the country. It was built in the 10th Century AD by the Kalachuri kingdom and has a distinct resemblance to the temples of Khajuraho … 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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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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One day, 23 baths; yearning for more

I went through this phase when I was completely fascinated with Ramayana and looked forward to visiting places connected with the mythology .Close home from Bangalore, Rameshwaram seemed to be the ideal place to further my tryst with Ramayana. I … Continue reading

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Date with Dream Lake Manasarovar

Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar have been a part of my growing up years. My barely educated grand mother and grand aunt with whom I spent many a lazy afternoon were master story tellers. They wove stories around the happenings … Continue reading

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