Article - Gaya

Author: Mr. V Rajagopalan

Gaya shraddham finds mentions in Vishnu Sutra and Vayu Purana.
Gaya, on the banks of the Phalgu River in Bihar, is a venerated place for both Hindus and Buddhists. Hindus visit Gaya to offer “pindadhAn” ( offering balls of rice) to the souls of their departed ancestors to provide salvation for them. Under the banyan tree known as “akshayavaTa”(immortal banyan tree)


Article - Amarnath

Author: Mrs. Rama Parameshwaram

With all your good wishes and blessings I am back in Mumbai from the Amarnath tour with Lord Shivas blessings for all of us.We left Mumbai airport after a flight delay of one hour at 12 pmand reached Srinagar by 3 pm. Our other members 4 of them were waiting for us at Srinagar airport. Our group consists of 6 ladies and one man


Article - A yatri's Char Dham-Yatra Diary

Author: - Captain (Retd) H. BALAKRISHNAN Indian Navy

The "Char Dham Yatra" in the State of Uttarakhand, is considered as a `MUST VISIT TEERTHA Yatra' for Hindus to attain Moksha. In our ' Itihasa', it is believed that Adi Shankaracharya coined the very term "Char Dham". The literal meaning of the term is the " Four Abodes of Gods or Holy Destinations". 


Article - Ashtavinayak & Narayanpur Balaji

Author: - Lalitha Balasubramanian

A pilgrimage synonymous with Maharashtra is the one that takes us into the green rural interiors of the State, with eight temples dedicated to the beloved son of Shiva and Parvati, Lord Ganesh. Known as the Ashtavinayak yatra, the journey meanders through the temple towns of Morgaon, Siddhatek, Pali, Madh, Theur, Lenyadri, Ozar and Ranjangaon.