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A Glimpse of Madhya Pradesh

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My cousin brother had already visited Mandu once, so no one can guide us better than him. He asked us to visit ‘Jaahaj Mahal’ first. This palace has no entry fees. This is a very huge palace and it will take time to roam around. More than roaming, capturing photographs and selfies can take time. So, we all agreed to visit Jaahaj Mahal first. It is a beautiful palace having a small lake and a beautiful garden. This palace is maintained well.  The scenic view is very mesmerizing. Sharing some of the pics with my readers.

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Sariska: Nature with Adventure

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After driving 40 more minutes, we took a sharp left from main Delhi-Jaipur Highway to Viraat Nagar State highway. Viraat Nagar is famous for the Mahabharata times as this is the place where pandava’s completed 1 year of secret exile.  Our resort (Gulmohar Sariska Resort) was situated on connecting road just 2KMS before the main city. It was a big resort with some spacious rooms with a big garden area which is room facing and a swimming pool too which is not quite big but good for group of 5-10 people.

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Shri Gajanan Maharaj Shegaon / शेगांव- श्री गजानन महाराज दर्शन भाग – 3 ( आनंद सागर उद्यान तथा ध्यान केंद्र दर्शन)

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आनंद सागर का नाम सर्वथा उपयूक्त है, ये सचमुच आनंद का सागर है | श्री गजानन महाराज के दर्शन करने के लिए आये उनके अनुयायी तथा भक्त स्वाभाविक रूप से इच्छुक होते है की वे यहाँ कुछ दिन रुके तथा संस्थान की धार्मिक, संस्कृतिक तथा शैक्षणिक गतिविधियों में हिस्सा लें, भक्तों की इस इच्छा को केंद्र में रखते हुए संस्थान ने उनके बचे हुए समय में उन्हें प्रकृति तथा अध्यात्म से जोड़ने के लिए एक उद्यान का विकास किया जिसे आनंद सागर नाम दिया गया और आज आनंद सागर का नाम देश के कुछ चुनिन्दा उद्यानों में शुमार है |

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Munsiyari – A bowlful of beauty

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It was getting darker by the minute. The road went up and up in loops quickly gaining height so we felt the vehicle ahead of us is almost above our heads. Narrow roads didn’t leave much room for manoeuvring on either side. The gorge to one side was so deep it sends a shiver down the spine of anyone who is not attuned to such heights especially if there’s an oncoming vehicle. There weren’t any, thankfully; no human beings in sight either.

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Shri Gajanan Maharaj Shegaon / शेगांव- संत श्री गजानन महाराज दर्शन भाग 1 (स्थान परिचय एवं भौगोलिक स्थिति)

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पिछले वर्ष अक्टुबर में श्रीसैलम ज्योतिर्लिंग तथा तिरुपति बालाजी की यादगार यात्रा के बाद बहुत समय से किसी यात्रा का योग नहीं बना था, इधर एक लम्बे अरसे महाराष्ट्र के विदर्भ क्षेत्र में स्थित संत श्री गजानन महाराज के पवित्र स्थान शेगांव के बारे में सुनते चले आ रहे थे और पिछले एक वर्ष से वहां जाने का मन बन रहा था, अंततः अपनी इस इच्छा को मूर्त रूप देने के प्रथम प्रयास के रूप में मैंने अपने परिवार के साथ शेगांव जाने के लिए अपने करीबी शहर महू से अकोला के लिए दिनांक 21 अक्टुबर का रेलवे का रिजर्वेशन करवा लिया।

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Delhi – Moradabad – Sitapur – Lucknow : Road Review

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Anway, so about two weeks back, I drove till Maigalganj (40 odd KM ahead of Shahjahanpur) on the way to Lakhimpur. I didn’t intend to write this post since I have not really done the complete stretch but I met Aditya the other day and he convinced me that it still makes lot of sense to do a small review. For the remaining stretch, he promised me to get inputs from other people so here it is.

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IMPORTANT TEMPLES OF VARANASI

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Tulsi Manas temple is one of the most famous temples of Varanasi. The Tulsi Manas temple is located near the famous Durga temple. It was built in white marble in the year 1964. The temple has been made more charming by the magnificent landscaping around it. The Tulsi Manas temple is dedicated to Lord Ram. It is believed to be built at the same place where Tulsidas wrote the famous Indian epic, Ramcharitamanas. The walls of the Tulsi Manas temple are engraved with verses and scenes from the Ramcharitammanas, the Awadhi ( Hindi) version of the Ramayana.

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हस्तिनापुर के राजा परीक्षित का शुक्रताल: मुज़फ्फरनगर, उत्तर प्रदेश

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यहाँ पहुँचने के लिए गूगल मैप्स के भरोसे ना रहें क्यूंकि मैप में शुक्रताल को लोकेट नहीं किया जा सकता. वैसे रास्ता बहुत सरल है और मुज़फ्फरनगर बाई पास से मात्र ३५ मिनट में सुगमतापूर्वक आप शुक्रताल पहुँच सकते हैं.

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कॉर्बेट राष्ट्रीय उद्यान

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बहरहाल हम सब जीप पे सवार हो के अन्दर गये ।एक अजीब सा सन्नाटा छाया हुआ था। कभी कभी किसी पक्षी की आवाज़ सन्नाटे को तोडती थी। तभी कुछ दूर स्पॉटेड हिरनों का झुण्ड दिखाई दिया। जैसे जैसे आगे बढे अन्य हिरन भी दिखे। बन्दर भी खूब थे। किन्तु बाघ अब भी नज़र नही आ रहे थे।अचानक ड्राईवर ने ब्रेक लगाया और चुप रहने का इशारा किया,हमे लगा बाघ होगा किन्तु कच्ची सड़क पार करता हुआ लगभग 10/12 फीट लम्बा किंग कोबरा अपना फन फैलाये बीच में खड़ा था। यु तो कई बार देखा था किन्तु उसके प्राकृतिक निवास में देखकर रोंगटे खड़े हो गये थे। लगभग 5 मिनट में हमें हतप्रभ कर नागराज जंगल में अंतर्ध्यान हो गये। हम और आगे बढे, कुछ दुरी पर जंगली हाथियों का एक झुण्ड दिखाई दिया।

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GANGOTRI – The Origin of Holy River Ganga

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Several places sacred to Hindus lie along the banks of the river Ganga, including Haridwar, Allahabad and Varanasi. During the Loy Krathong festival in Thailand, candlelit floats are released into waterways in honouring the Buddha and the goddess Ganga for good fortune and washing away sins.

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VINDHYAVASINI SHAKTIPEETH : Vindhyachal Dham

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Lal Bhairav Temple
Before reaching Vindhyachal,on the way there is Bhairava Temple on the road . Now in all Devi Puranas and Mahabhagwat it is said that where there is a Shaktipeeth there is always a Bhairava present in any form to guard. Here in Vindhayachal he is in the form of Lal Bhairava. There is huge 6 feet tall idol of Bhairava blood red in color showing one of his angry forms.One feels dense spiritual power here in addition to glimpses of fear. It is said that if do the only darshan of Bhairava also you will get all the benefits and fruits of visiting a shaktipeeth .
Importance of Vindhyavasini Shaktipeeth
Shrimad Devi Bhagwatam has given special importance and special mention to Vindhyavasini Shakti Peeth out of its 108 Shaktipeeths. Every years lakhs of devotees from every corner of India come here of both the Navaratri. Thousands of saints come to Vindhyachal Dham and Vindhya mountains for performing 9 days penance and meditation. Every day the temple has huge crowd of devotees.

Many scriptures state that there is no other shrine as pure as Vindhyachal elsewhere in the universe. The 3 supreme powers Maha Lakshmi, Maha Kali and Maha Saraswati reside at this place.
Devi Parvati had performed meditation at this place for Lord Shiva and got the name Aparna. Lord Rama performed Shraadh – Tarpan of his ancestors at Ramganga Ghat and established the Rameshwaram Linga. He also established the Ramkunda here in Vindhyachal . Lord Vishnu received Sudarshan Chakra from Lord Shiva at this place.
Vindhyachal is situated on the Mahalalakshmi Yantra which is circled with mountain is considered as the land of power. It is a very significant place out of the 108 Shakti Peetha and 12 Maha Peeths. According to legend back of Sati had fell at this place. This place has multiple virtues.
Vindhyachal is called as Shaktipeeth, Siddhipeeth and Manidweep in scriptures.

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