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  • Offbeat Travel Destination
    Aug 29 2016

    5 offbeat travel destinations in India

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    “Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost.” – Erol Ozan With the approaching long weekend, it’s time to explore the unexplored, to travel the lengths and breadths of our country and rediscover ourselves. Whether a globetrotter, a tourist, a backpacker or a pilgrim, our country has never disappointed any. With hills and valleys, […]

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  • Jama Masjid
    Jun 24 2016

    Jama Masjid – Interesting Facts and Trivia

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    Masjid-i Jahan-Numa, or Jama Masjid as it is commonly called literally means the “World Reflecting Mosque”. Reflecting the history of ancient India, the Jama Masjid was built between 1644 and 1656, and is one of the largest mosques in India. Commissioned by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, Jama Masjid flaunts a brilliant red sandstone and white […]

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  • Atash Behram
    May 27 2016

    Udvada Atash Behram – The Temple of Fire

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    The place of worship of Zoroastrians is called a Fire Temple, which in Persian is Dar-e-Mehr and in Gujarati is called the Agiyari. In Zoroastrianism, fire along with water are considered agents of ritual purity. There are around 50 fire temples in Mumbai, 100 in the rest of India and 27 in the rest of […]

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  • Hazratbal Shrine, Srinagar
    Apr 29 2016

    Hazratbal Shrine – Of Awe and Respect

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    Literally meaning “majestic palace”, Hazratbal Shrine in Srinagar, Kashmir is one of the most respected and important Islamic shrines in India. The shrine takes its name from the Urdu word “Hazrat” meaning respected and the Kashmiri word “bal” meaning place. The name itself suggests the kind of respect and admiration that the people have for […]

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  • Panaji Church
    Mar 30 2016

    An introduction to Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church, aka Panaji Church

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    Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church is a pristine white basilica in Panaji, the capital of Goa. Along with being one of the most beautiful churches in India, it is also one of the most important religious destinations for Catholics in India. Built over a stack of zigzagging stairs, this church is a known […]

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  • Hemkund Sahib
    Feb 26 2016

    Hemkund Sahib – A Quick Peek into Greatness

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    Gurudwara Sri Hemkund Sahib is something of an extraordinary odyssey. With a name that means “snow bowl”, Hemkund, aka Hemkunt, is a journey that will open your eyes and your heart to some of the world’s greatest wonders and loveliest sights. Dedicated to Guru Gobind Singh Ji, who was the tenth Sikh Guru, Hemkund Sahib […]

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  • Shirdi Sai Baba
    Feb 05 2016

    Shirdi Sai Baba Temple – Where Faith and Patience Live

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    A majority of Indians, and even countless people worldwide, are devotees of Sai Baba. For those in the know, Sai Baba of Shirdi propagated faith and patience, i.e. Shraddha and Saburi, respectively. Also called Shirdi Sai Baba, he is revered by those belonging to both Hindu and Muslim faiths and is called saint and fakir […]

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  • Mahabodhi Temple
    Jan 11 2016

    Mahabodhi Temple – Of The Great Awakening

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    A Buddhist temple in Bodhgaya of Bihar, the Mahabodhi Vihar is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the place where Gautam Buddha is said to have achieved enlightenment. The beauty of this temple can be associated as much with its architecture as with the legend behind it. It is believed that around 589 BC, a […]

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