An amazaing feat! An ancient fair thousands of years old on the river bed of Ganga and Yamuna rivers...
17 February,2013 |
The white monument that you see across River Yamuna is the sacred samadhi of Devraha Baba. It is part of the lesser known Vrindavan. Its acres of greens and peace are known to its seekers. I remember the full moon night of Sharad Purnima when I looked at these trees from across the river, I found them blooming with big, white flowers or so I thought at first glance. They were egrets, resting for the night! As I was camping in a tent here, I was lucky to catch them rise before the sun and take off, sweeping over the midnight-blue waters of Sri Yamuna.
19 January,2013 |
Kalpi on the banks of River Yamuna was a strategically important place. Akbar, the Mughal emperor had one of his mints here. In ancient Hindu scriptures the city was called Kalpriya Nagari, and there is said to be a grand sun temple here in Kalpi which was built by Sri Krishna’s son Sambh
27 December,2012 |
The railway station at Charbagh was built much later than the 900 year old Mazar Sharif of Khamman Peer Baba. The shrine is revered by people of all faiths. Baba Khamman Peer was a Sufi saint. Every week on Thursday, the Mazar is thronged by devotees who come to pray and wish for anything and ask for blessings.
10 November,2012 |