Pashupatinath Temple, Nepal ~ Reflections on devotion & death

  History : One of the UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites in Nepal, this temple is a major religious attraction of Kathmandu. The temple is dedicated to Lord Pashupati (literally meaning ‘Lord of all animals’), one of the avatars of Lord Shiva. It is the oldest Hindu temple in Kathmandu with its existence dating back to… Continue reading Pashupatinath Temple, Nepal ~ Reflections on devotion & death

The majestic Batu Caves of Malaysia

Quick Facts – Location : Selangor, Malaysia Getting there : By taxi/car, Komuter Train or take monorail from KL Central to Titiwangsa station and then take a bus to Batu caves. Main Attractions : Cave temple, Dravidian architecture and world’s tallest statue of Lord Murugan (140 ft. high) Opening Time/ Entrance cost: 7:00 am to… Continue reading The majestic Batu Caves of Malaysia

The Heritage City of Nepal – Bhaktapur

Quick Facts: Location Name : Bhaktapur Other Name(s) : Bhadgaon or Khwopa Location Coordinates : 27.6722° N, 85.4278° E Country : Nepal (Asia) Distance from the capital : 12 km east of Kathmandu Entrance Fee : USD 15$ for foreigners and 500NRS for SAARC nations Famous for : Juju Dhau (King Curd), Pottery, Handicrafts, Newari… Continue reading The Heritage City of Nepal – Bhaktapur

Hidimba Devi Temple

Some Quick Facts:- Other Names : Hadimba or Dhungri Mata temple Location : Amidst dense cedar forest called Van Vihar Distance : 3km from Bus Stop; on a walking distance from Old Manali Location Coordinates : 32.24228′ N, 77.187366′ E Hidimba Devi Temple is an ancient cave temple of architectural brilliance located in Manali (Himachal… Continue reading Hidimba Devi Temple

Rock-cut temples Masroor (H.P. India)

Some Quick Facts: Name of Location : Masroor (Nagrota Suriyan)in District Kangra Other name(s) : Ekasham Shailkritya Mandir Samooh Distance from Kangra : 38 km Driving directions : From Gaggal, follow the Nagrota- Surian link road to reach Masroor. The co-ordinates of the place are : 32°4′22″N 76°8′14″E. Best time to visit : Between March and… Continue reading Rock-cut temples Masroor (H.P. India)