River Ganga at Mahakumbh mela 2010, Haridwar Photo journal

Sunrise over River Ganga, Ram dham ghat, Mahakumbh mela 2010, Haridwar, India

This is a sunrise in early February, 2010 at Haridwar. The Mahakumbh mela is on here on the banks of River Ganga. The Mahakumbh mela is the oldest and largest congregation of people anywhere in the world. There’s a festive spirit in the air as

15 February, 2010 | Views: 14369

Ukhimath temple, the seat of Panch Kedar, Himalaya Photo journal

Path to Panch Kedar Ukhimath Temple

A walk to Ukhimath temple next morning was oxygenating. Mandakini was way below to our left. Its roar let us know of its force. A couple of streams crossed our path and tumbled down the hillside to meet Mandakini. The temple lay ahead, hidden by a

21 August, 2009 | Views: 28497

Trek to Gaumukh, Himalaya Photo journal

Trek to Gaumukh in Himalayas

I sat on one of the boulders at the banks of gurgling Bhagirathi - the mother of the world singing a constant hymn in praise of the creator, I lost my heart to the silvery peaks known as Shivlinga and Bhagirathi 1, 2 and 3. The spiritual atmosphere

23 July, 2009 | Views: 23106

Haridwar to Ukhimath and Deoriya taal, Himalaya Photo journal

Ganga Aarti, Har ki Pauri, Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India

Nothing beats a drive in the hills here! Take a car, a bus, a taxi, a bike, a cycle, or walk… The Himalayas are awesome :-) Our tour operator Sunil Bhatnagar told us that the same Himalayas that provide solace to tourists and yogis can drive the

15 July, 2009 | Views: 35463

Trek to Chandi Devi, Haridwar – Photo journal

Birla bridge, Haridwar

The auto driver dropped us at a stall selling fruit and flowers, which devotees take as a tribute to Chandi Devi. Alongside the decorative stall, smelling of incense and apples, a narrow, part-cemented track led us up the hill. There is a ropeway

20 March, 2009 | Views: 30921

Govind Ghat in August

Govindghat, Garhwal Himalayas on the trek route to Valley of Flowers National Park

Garhwal Himalayas experience heavy rainfall in July-August. But to our delight it has been a clear sunny day, and we came across zero landslides on our way up to Govind Ghat. With just a stop at Nandprayag for a dip in the river, we are in at

22 August, 2008 | Views: 21726

Ramkrishna Paramhansa's birthday. march?

A God-conscious man of the nineteenth century, Swami Ramakrishna Paramhansa was the light that led the world from its fragmented and fanatic version of spirituality to a progressive, secular and harmonious truth of all religions through his direct

01 March, 2009 | Views: 5258



Srimad Bhagwad Gita recital and meaning, Art of Living video, Chapter 1, shlokas 6 to 10