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Alipore Museum In Kolkata That Was Once A Jail

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Alipore Museum in Kolkata was earlier a central jail. I was apprehensive about visiting it as jails have a perception of being dreaded institutions....
Kamakhya Temple near Guwahati

Kamakhya Temple Shaktipeetha Near Guwahati

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Kamakhya Temple sitting on top of Nilanchal hill is the most important Shaktipeetha in the whole of India. We know, there are many Shaktipeethas...
Ganga riverfront view of the Ghats of Varanasi from boat

Mystical Ghats Of Varanasi You Must See

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Varanasi, the oldest living city in the world is synonymous with temples and ghats on the banks of the river Ganga. They extend across...
Baitarani River at Jajpur

History, Heritage and Legends of Jajpur in Odisha

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India is an ancient land. This means it has regions that have been continuously inhabited since proto-historic times to our present times. While we...
Chhatia Bata Temple in Odisha

Chhatia Bata Temple – Harbinger of Satya Yuga

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Chhatia Bata is a unique temple located in the village of Chhatia, midway between the towns of Jajpur and Cuttak.  On the face of...
Landscape view of the Lingaraja temple

Lingaraja Temple at Bhubaneshwar – Kalinga Architecture Masterpiece

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My first introduction to Lingaraja Temple in Bhubaneshwar was during my course on Indian Art at National Museum. In a lecture on the North...
Early morning misty skies enroute a Jungle safari route in Jim Corbett National Park

Jim Corbett National Park On Your Nainital Trip

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Situated at the foothills of the Himalayas, lies the mystical Jim Corbett National Park, embroiled in tales of the Royal Bengal Tiger. Established in...
Navadurga Yatra in Varanasi

Navaratri Navadurga Yatra In Kashi Or Varanasi

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Kashi Khand of Skanda Purana mentions Navadurga Yatra to be performed during Navaratri, especially the Sharad Navaratri that falls in October. So, this time...
Gopuram of the Chamundeshwari Temple

Sri Chamundeshwari Temple On Chamundi Hills In Mysuru

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Sri Chamundeshwari Temple is one of the 18 Shaktipeethas mentioned by Adi Shankaracharya. It is located on the Chamundi hills close to the city...
Carved panels of deities

Ancient Shiv Temple Of Deobaloda in Chhattisgarh

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The ancient Shiv Temple is situated in the state of Chhattisgarh, about 22 km from the capital Raipur, nestled in a village called Deobaloda....
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