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सुनो नंदी!

दक्षिण में पाँव पाँव पर प्रभु अपने साकार रूप में विराजमान है. कहीं भी निकल पड़िए, श्लोक उच्चारण, मंदिर की घंटी, नाद के स्वर, हाथों में पूजन सामग्री और मुख पर प्रभु-दर्शन का भाव लिए आपको श्रद्धालु निरंतर दिखाई देंगे। प्रसिद्ध मंदिरों की तो बात ही क्या करनी, यहाँ-वहाँ बने छोटे छोटे मंदिर भी आपको भाव में डुबोने में सक्षम हैं. ऐसा ही एक मंदिर है भोग-नन्दीश्वर, बंगलोर के निकट ही, नंदी हिल्स नाम से प्रसिद्ध पहाड़ी की तलहटी में. […]

कम्बोडिया: एक संक्षिप्त परिचय , Temples of Cambodia

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Temples of Cambodia

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Temples of Cambodiaभारत को एशिया की संस्कृति का पालना कहा जाए तो कोई अतिशयोक्ति नहीं होगी. श्री लंका, भूटान, नेपाल, म्यांमार, चीन, से लेकर थाईलैंड, कम्बोडिआ, मलेशिया, इंडोनेशिया, और सुदूर पूर्व में कोरिया तथा जापान, सभी देशो की संस्कृति में भारतकी अमिट छाप आज भी दिखाई पड़ती है. अधिकांश देशों में यह छाप जीवन के गूढ़ रहस्यों को जानने की मनुष्य की कोशिश अर्थात धर्म और अध्यात्म में मुख्य रूप […]

Patal Bhuvaneshwar cave – Treasure trove of Indian Mythology

This entry is part 12 of 9 in the series Kumaon Itinerary

This entry is part 12 of 9 in the series Kumaon Itinerary“If you will not visit these caves, you are not a true Indian”. Some other time, I would not have liked this absurd comment to my eight year old kid from a stranger lady. It is difficult for me to digest how someone may consider visiting a cave complex as a test of person’s love and loyalty for his country. However, on that day, I was not really unhappy […]

The Ancient temple of Someshwar Mahadev in Ulsoor

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Ulsoor Heritage Walk

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Ulsoor Heritage WalkThe parichay heritage walks organized by INTACH (Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage) in Bengaluru sells like hot cake. Most of the times even before I get an opportunity to read the mails sent by them, I see another mail in my inbox informing of registration being closed. Also, Jaishree was complaining for long that her shift to the IT city has curbed her freedom, thanks […]

The last quiet hours at Ranakpur

This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series Ranakpur

This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series RanakpurMy wandering thoughts are doing an introspection of the day’s activity; for the last three hours, I was a tourist in the temple, running all around to capture all things of interest. I took many pictures of the main temple and the other near by temples. Now, it is time of evening prayers; camera is not allowed and I have nothing else to do but to sit, relax and pray. […]

Caves of Udayagiri and Khandagiri – a guided tour with the Emperor Kharavela

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Odisha Odyssey

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Odisha OdysseyI see a young woman (young! well if the adjective does not reflect her age, it definitely reflects her spirit and desire to know more) completely lost while visiting my offering to the world – the famous cave complex of Udayagiri and Khandagiri. This cave complex is situated around six kilometer west of Bhubaneswar. I live here, this is my abode. I pass my time, observing tourists visiting the […]