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Patal Bhuvaneshwar cave – Treasure trove of Indian Mythology

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

This entry is part 9 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 […]

Thousand Petaled Lotus in Ranakpur Temple

This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series Ranakpur

This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series Ranakpur“Come said the muse, sing me a song no poet has yet chanted, Sing me the universal. In this broad earth of ours, Amid the measureless grossness and the slag, Enclosed and safe within its central heart, Nestles the seed of perfection. By every life a share or more or less, None born but it is born, conceal’d or unconcealed the seed is.” Walt Whitman Lotus – the principal seat […]

The story of Lord Parshvanatha

This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series Ranakpur

This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series RanakpurIn the previous article, I have not talked about the fourth plaque in the temple of Ranakpur as I wanted to share the story of Lord Parshvanath with a discussion on the plaque. Among the twenty-four Jain Tirthankaras, the historians agree that the Lord Parshvanath and the Lord Mahaveer are the two with real historical evidences. Lord Parshvanath is believed to have preceded Mahaveer by about two-hundred and fifty years. […]