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  • Ganesh Chaturthi
    Aug 31 2016

    #MumbaiEdition: Ganesh mandals to look forward to in 2016

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    With Ganesh Chaturthi just round the corner, we can’t stop noticing the excitement that has engulfed every soul of Mumbai. The city has transformed into a spectacular showground with massive idols of Ganesha, blaring microphones, blinding light works, beating drums and Ganpati chants. Add to that, the ornate pandals set up across the city not […]

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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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  • 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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  • Golden Temple
    Dec 07 2015

    The Golden Temple – Bole So Nihal, Sat Sri Akal!

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    If you’ve been to Harmandir Sahib, also known as Darbar Sahib, and informally known as the Golden temple before, you know the opulence and exuberance with which it stands. Located in Amritsar, Punjab, Harmandir Sahib is considered to be the holiest Sikh shrine, the construction of which was started in 1585 AD. This gurudwara is […]

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  • Pandharpur
    Nov 27 2015

    Pandharpur – Home to the Lord standing arms akimbo

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    One look at the residing deity of Pandharpur, Lord Vitthal, will give you the impression that he’s been waiting for you a long time, standing with his arms akimbo. Situated by the banks of River Bhima in Solapur, Pandharpur is a pilgrimage city that is also the main centre of worship of Lord Vitthal. The […]

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