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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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  • Konark Surya Temple
    Nov 09 2015

    Konark Sun Temple – The abode of the mighty Sun God

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    How amazing is it that an entire majestic temple is dedicated to the Sun God? And the temple is, in all senses, one of the most royal and imposing examples of ancient architecture in India. The name Konark originates from the Sanskrit words Kona, meaning corner, and Arka, meaning Sun. The Konark Sun Temple in […]

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  • Jammu Kashmir
    Oct 19 2015

    JK Tourism participates in India Travel Mart 2015

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    The Jammu and Kashmir tourism department participated in the 3-day India Travel Mart 2015 in Lucknow to promote pilgrimage tourism in the state. The team also organized a road-show during the event to promote all the travel and tourism products offered by Jammu and Kashmir, particularly pilgrimage tourism. The team was led by Special Secretary […]

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  • Paradesi Synagogue
    Oct 12 2015

    Synagogues in India – A quick guide to the Paradesi Synagogue

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    India is the land where all major religions co-exist and thrive. Since time immemorial, the people of India have helped grow and strengthen myriad different religions and faiths, thus helping create innumerable cultural identities that have made the country as diverse as it is today. Some of the world’s major religions have taken strong roots […]

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  • Mount Mary Church
    Oct 02 2015

    Mount Mary Church – A suburban surprise

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    More commonly known as Mount Mary Church, The Basilica of Our Lady of the Mount, is a Roman Catholic Basilica located in the suburbs of Bandra. Most people would know Mount Mary for its delightful fair, known as the Bandra Fair. Visited by thousands of people every year, the Bandra Fair takes place after the […]

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  • Ganpatipule
    Sep 07 2015

    Ganpatipule – The abode of the modak-loving God

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    Flaunting spectacular blue waters and a long stretch of sun-kissed sand, Ganpatipule is not just another religious destination. It is also a popular holiday destination for its bountiful nature and relaxed atmosphere. This little beach-town is located in Ratnagiri, Maharashtra with Chiplun to its north. Along with its gorgeous beach, Ganpatipule is known for its grand Ganpati […]

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