Mahabodhi Temple : Tracing the roots of Buddhism

Buddhism, one of the prominent religions of Asia traces its origins to Bodh Gaya. The place where prince Siddhartha became Lord Buddha. The place that preached the world about virtues of peace and non violence; about benevolence and the subtle art of dharma. Situated in Bihar, a state much despised for being unruly and rowdy,…

Baba Mandir: A saga of duty beyond death

Indian Army stands as an epitome of adherence to duties. The story affiliates to a Major of Indian Army who has not been delinquent in his duty to safeguard the Indian border even after his death. As bizarre as it sounds, it is a tale testified and recognized by none less than the Indian army itself….

Bullet Baba temple: Legend of Om Banna and the bike deity

Located on NH 65 between Jodhpur and Pali, there is small temple dedicated to a 350 cc Royal Enfield Bullet. As weird as it sounds, in this temple, visitors offer flowers and worship a bike. The locals believe that anyone passing through this highway must halt and offer their obeisances to the bike deity for safe journey.

Dargah of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti at Ajmer

Dargah Sharif situated in Ajmer,Rajasthan is the mausoleum of Sufi saint Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti (RA), perhaps the most prominent Sufi saint who resided here in the 12th century. Moinuddin Chisti is more popularly known as Garib Nawaz and people from all religions flock to this shrine throughout the year to pay homage and seek his blessings.

Puttaparthi: Spiritual Abode of Shri Satya Sai

Major Attractions: Chaitanya Jyoti Museum, Prasanthi Nilayam Best time to visit: 18th to 23rd November (Five day Birthday celebrations of Shri Satya Sai Baba) How to reach Puttaparthi: While travelling from Bangalore, bus is the most convenient way to reach Puttaparthi. Apart from being cheap, the main advantage to travelling by bus is that the Puttaparthi bus…

Exploring Haridwar: A quest of divine bliss

Best time to visit: Anytime except monsoon Major Attractions: Har Ki Pauri and Ganga Mata Arti No. of days required: Ideally 2 days Haridwar, associated with both Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu, is one of the seven holiest places in Hinduism. It is one of the four places to host Kumbh Mela which witnesses around…