Monday, September 26, 2011

The famous Dakshineshwar temple in Kolkatta

The famous Dakshineshwar temple in Kolkatta (Calcutta) was founded by Rani Rashmoni. The temple houses the idol of Goddess Kali who is the main diety. The temple precinct also houses 12 identical temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. These 12 temples house black Shivalings while the interior is also done in black and white stone. In the north east corner of the temple precinct is the temple dedicated to Vishnu or the Radha Kanta temple. It houses the idols of Krishna and Radha.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Golden Temple (Harmandir Sahib) in Amritsar, Punjab

The Golden Temple (Harmandir Sahib - meaning the Abode of God) is a famous Sikh Gurudwara located in the city of Amritsar. The construction of the gurudwara was started by the fourth Sikh guru - Guru Ram Das in early 1600. In the year 1604 the construction was completed and the fifithe Sikh Guru - Guru Arjan installed the Adi Granth in the gurudwara. Baba Buddhaji was appointed as the first Granthi - reader of the granth.

In mid 18th century the gurudwara came under attack from the Afghans. However the Sikh Army sent down to hunt the Afghan troops emerged victorious after a battle few miles outside Amritsar.

Monday, February 7, 2011

The T3 Terminal at New Delhi Airport - Photos

Some pictures taken during my transit time at the T3 Terminal.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Hampi Utsav 2011

The Hampi Utsav organised by the Tourism department is on at Hampi.
(jan 27 - 29th)

There are a variety of programmes for everyone - Dance performances, Music concerts, Hot air ballon rides for the adventurous, puppet shows, fireworks displays, and also an amazing sound and light show.

So be there to experience the magic of Hampi as it comes alive with music and dance.