Let the colours flow

As the exciting day starts, beam to yourself in the mirror as you coat yourself with palms, full of oil to prevent the chipku Holi colours actually sticking to you, as the liberal spreading of oil over your body and hair will help you get rid off

27 February, 2010 | Views: 3873

Vindhyachal for the serious traveller

Vindhyachal temple, mirzapur

Vindhyachal on the banks of River Ganga in Eastern Uttar Pradesh may not be as famous as neighbouring Varanasi and Sarnath, but is a traveller's delight, nonetheless. Districts Mirzapur, Sonbhadra and Chandauli cover Vindhyachal and offer a world of

17 February, 2010 | Views: 12012

Vindhyachal festival and fairs annual calendar

Vindhyachal festival

Fairs or Melas rejuvenate Vindhyachal round the year. The area covers the districts of Mirzapur, Sonbhadra and Chandauli in the state of Uttar Pradesh in India. They are occasions of spiritual relevance celebrated with undying faith. Twice a year,

16 February, 2010 | Views: 9603

Celebrating Basant Panchmi, a spring festival in Uttarkashi, India

Road to Uttarkashi

Girls dress up for the occasion and pluck yellow flowers and decorate the main doors of the house with it welcoming the spring and the new sowing season. Soon the fields that have been lying barren for the past three month will be ringing with

21 January, 2010 | Views: 13245

Vrindavan celebrates the season of love

Jaipur temple, Vrindavan, India

Vrindavan’s festival calendar keeps busy. In the township where God came to love and be loved as Sri Radha-Krishna, the season of love never ends. It may be the peak of summer, but Vrindavan is as popular a destination as ever.

02 June, 2008 | Views: 23290

Nostalgic epiphany - Janmashtmi

Baby Krishna

We waited for Janmashtami and participated enthusiastically in the celebrations. The special mithais made of coconut, lotus seeds and peanuts would tempt us no end. But all goodies meant for the prasad were forbidden fruit till the puja was through.

23 July, 2008 | Views: 7537




Vrindavan on Sharad Purnima 2008

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