How India celebrates Varanasi Dev Deepawali festival

dev deepawali varanasi by Shivani Kalra

Dev Deepawali festival is celebrated on Kartik Purnima, the Hindu calendar Kartik month’s full moon night. It a beautiful celebration by the people of Varanasi for mother Ganga and all are welcome to join the celebration.

20 December, 2014 | Views: 6590

Purana Shahi Qila, Jaunpur Fort Photo Journal

Jaunpur Fort

Jaunpur is a small town in Eastern Uttar Pradesh. It is about 50 km from Varanasi and is famous for Sharqi architecture. When I was a child, I met the queen of Jaunpur in her Lucknow home. She was a very pleasant lady and was called Rani Sahiba

08 November, 2012 | Views: 93009

Flavours of Kashi, Varanasi Photo Journal

River Ganga at kashi, Varanasi

Spiritual leader, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar explains the deeper meaning of Kashi and attaining salvation: Kashi lies between Rivers Yamuna and Assi. These rivers correspond with the Ida and Pingla Nadis in humans. When a person is centered in wisdom,

16 January, 2011 | Views: 10914

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: 11983

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: 9589

Adventure trails in Vindhyachal

Adventure trek, Vindhyachal

Kayaking, or boating down the Ganga from Allahabad to Mirzapur is an experience of a lifetime. Touching river islands and banks, it is akin to flowing on in life as a witness to all that is around you, without being agitated by the nitty-gritty of

21 February, 2009 | Views: 24036

Forts of Vindhyachal

Cave art at Chunar fort

Vindhyachal has well preserved caves from the neolithic age, as well as the Salkhan Fossil Park. But when forests gave way to kingdoms, Vindhyachal saw its spate of forts, which are inextricably attached to tales of Chandrakanta and the royals.

27 August, 2008 | Views: 18402



Vrindavan Farm, Lucknow Photo Journal

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