Wednesday, 27 June 2012
Thursday, 17 May 2012
There are so many story behind the Tarakeshewar Mandir. One story goes with a person Vishnu das and his brother came to Tarakeshewar town from ayodhya. The locals people looked suspiciously the Vishnu das and his brother and to prove his innocence Vishnu Das hold a red hot iron in his hand. Later his brother unearthed a Shivalinga from a spot in the town. He got a night dream that it was Lord Shiva and he have to established a temple over there. it is built in typical Bengali style of architecture.
Tarakeshewar Temple is build in two parts the sanctum and the verandah, A Shivling consists in the middle of the sanctum. There is a tank in the north of the temple. It has three spires over it . Mahashivaratri is the main festival celebrated in this temple.It has four sided porch has three arched openings railings on its roof. Mondays are believed to be very auspicious days in this temple.
How to Reach:
The nearest airport to Tarakeshwari is Kolkata Airport. It has a distance of 58 km from Tarakeshwar. If u wish to go by Taxi then texi services are available from airport to Tarakeshwar Temple.
Tarkeshwar has its main railway station. It is well connected to Howrah.
Tarakeshewar Temple Time:
Opening Hours: 6:00 am - 1.30 pm and 4:00 - 7:00 pm
Tarakeshwar Temple Contact no: 03212-276417
Thursday, 25 November 2010
Yamunotri temple is the early point of the holy River Yamuna. It is the western mainly shrine in the Garhwal range of the Himalayas, balanced on the borders of Bandar-Poonch Parvat. The major attraction at Yamunotri is the temple devoted to Goddess Yamuna and the holy thermal Sulphur springs, about 7 km away at Jankichatti. The real foundation of the river is a frozen lake (Sapt Rishi Kund) and glacier called the Champasar Glacier, located on the Kalind Mountain, about a kilometer from the Sulphur springs. While the way to the glacier is arduous and approximately distant for common pilgrims, they offer ‘Puja’ in the temple itself.
Yamunotri temple Location
Best Time to Visit
The Yamunotri temple opens on the positive day of the Akshya Tritiya, which typically falls throughout the last week of April or first week of May. The temple and the town close down due to very heavy snowfall on the blessed day of Diwali (in mid October or first week of November). The area around Yamunotri remains cool even throughout summers. The winters are snow-bound and temperatures fall below 0º C. One is advised to obtain light or serious woolens depending on the time of visit.
Myths & Legends
According to a myth, Sage Asit Muni had his hermitage here. During his life he bathed daily in the waters of both Ganga and Yamuna. slowly, unable to go to Gangotri throughout his old age, a stream of Ganga appeared opposite Yamunotri for him. Another legend says that Yamuna’s supposed frivolousness was due to her mother’s inability to look at Yamuna’s father, Lord Surya, in the eye due to his great radiance. It is moreover said that if one bathes in the waters of Yamuna, the person ceases to die a painful death since Yamuna is the sister of Yama, the lord of death.
How To Reach
Yamunotri temple can be reached on foot or on a pony from Janaki Chatti. It takes about 2 1/2 hours to arrive at Yamunotri on a pony. Throughout bad weather, buses usually don't reach Janaki Chatti and one has to get down at a place called Sayana Chatti. From Sayana Chatti, usual Jeep services to Janaki Chatti are available a reasonable prices.
Saturday, 20 November 2010
The Badrinath Temple is devoted to Vishnu (Preserver in the Hindu Trinity of Creator-Preserver-Destroyer). The presiding deity of the hindu temple is Badrinath temple (another form of Vishnu), also know as Badri Vishal or Badrinarayan. Shankaracharya is supposed to contain installed the god within the holy place after it was thrown into the Narada Kunda (a very hot water spring near the Badrinath temple) in the days of Buddhist ascendancy.
Badrinath temple is depicted sitting in the padmasana (‘lotus position’), in which the feet are located on opposite thighs. He is bordered by a host of gods.
The most important ones amongst these are Kubera, the God of riches, and Ganesha, the God of knowledge and Prosperity.
Inside the Badrinath temple complex is another shrine dedicated to Laksmi, the Goddess of Fortune. This holy place is located to the left of the main temple building. The front section is painted in red. Outside the exit door of the Badrinath Temple is the seating place of Shankaracharya, who meditated here. The Badrinath Temple remains closed during winter.
Friday, 19 November 2010
Rishikesh temple is situated in the northern part of Uttar Pradesh. It is 238 km northeast of Delhi and 24 km north of Haridwar and spreads on the correct banks of the Ganges, at its meeting with the Chandrabhaga River. Rishikesh temple is bordered by hills on three sides and is balanced at a height of 356 meters above sea level. The name Rishikesh temple is loosely applied to a connection of five different sections surrounding not only the town but as well hamlets and settlements on together sides of the river.
These contain Rishikesh temple itself, the commercial and communication hub; the expansive suburban Muni-ki-Reti or the "sands of the sages"; Shivananda Nagar, north of Rishikesh; the temple section of Lakshmanjhula, a little further north; and the assorted ashrams around Swarg Ashram on the east bank. In Rishikesh, the winters last from November to March, when temperatures fall below 0°C. The monsoons are usually skilled in the months of July and August.
Thursday, 14 October 2010
The well-known Chamunda Mataji temple is located at Chotila, a small town near Rajkot in Gujarat State. Chotila is located closely in the center of Ahmedabad and Rajkot, the two major cities of Gujarat State. Chamunda Mataji is the Kuldevi (family Goddess) of most of the Hindus staying in Saurashtra area of Gujarat State, situated in the north of it. Thousands of pilgrims come to Chotila every year and achieve the darshnas of Chamunda Mataji.Chamunda Mataji Temple Chotila is a small town having population of around 20,000 people and is a taluka head quarter of Rajkot district.
The Mataji temple is placed at the top of the Chotila Mountain. Mataji temples are always placed at the top of the hills in India and the reason for this is that if you want darshnas of Mataji, you will have to feel some physical strain. Chotila Mountain is around 1250 feet high and is situated around 40 miles away from Rajkot, and around 50 miles away from Ahmedabad.
One can easily reach Chotila within about one and a half hour from Ahmedabad by the national highway number 8B it is passing through the entire Gujarat State. As soon as you reach Chotila, you will find number of shops that sale prasads of Mataji, different types of Gujarati souvenirs like thick bangles with engraving, CDS and DVDS of Chamunda Mataji, and lots of toys for all ages of children. There are thousands of such shops situated at the bottom of the Chotila hill.
You can start your climb from the base after walking some distance. There are stoned steps up to the top of the hill. These steps were not covered by the shadow before about 5 years. However, a good shade and railings now cover the whole walkway thus providing comfort to all the pilgrims. Well-known industrialists, Ambani brothers of Reliance industries have donated this covering and the shades on the hill.
Tuesday, 5 October 2010
The well-known and the oldest Pavagadh temple of Mahakali are located at Pavagadh, near Vadodara, one of the chief cities of Gujarat.
This holy place has become the place for the pilgrimage for almost all Hindus in India. As a result, lots of guests pay their visit at this holy place a lot of times throughout a year. Mainly, nine days in the Gujarati month Aso (English month October) are considered the most holy days as the most well-known Navratri fair is taking place at this time.
The millions of pilgrims come to this temple of Mahakali. The pavagadh temple remains open through out the day during this period. This holy place is among the three main Shaktipeeths in Gujarat.
It has been supposed in the Hindu shastras that after the well-known Tandava dance of Lord Shiva, the different parts of the body of Sati fell at numerous places. These places are called Shaktipeeths. It is said that the left breast of the Sati had fallen here at Pavagadh.
As the name suggest, the temple is situated on a mountain, near to the Champaner town. Pavagadh temple is well linked by road from all the main cities of Gujarat. The buses are available from Vadodara at around every 30 minutes. Pavagadh is only around 30 miles away from Vadodara.
The bus drops you at the bottom and then, you are necessary to climb the mountain till Manchi, which is the start of the climb. You can either travel by the ropeway cable cars, plying between Manchi and the Mahakali temple or climb on your feet.
Pavagadh Temple RopeWay Time:
Start : 6 AM
Lunch Time : 12:50 to 1:30
Closing Time : 7:45 PM
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